Every time you went through the station door ..., by 'John'

Story Title: Every time you went through the station door ...

Collection: Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles (collection)
Organisation: An Crann / The Tree (organisation)

One of 69 contributors who gave personal accounts about the Northern Ireland conflict that were published in the book: 'Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles' (2000).

'John' describes some aspects of his career as a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). He also describes how he was shot and wounded during the conflict.

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Title
Every time you went through the station door ..., by 'John'
Description
One of 69 contributors who gave personal accounts about the Northern Ireland conflict that were published in the book: 'Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles' (2000).
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Publisher
Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree
Date
2000
Format
Text; pages 88-89 in the book.
Language
English
CAIN: Background: Abstracts on Organisations: RUC
CAIN: Background: Abstracts on Organisations: IRA
Story Title
Every time you went through the station door ...
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Story contained in the book:
An Crann / The Tree. (2000). Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles. Belfast: Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Identity Provided?
No
Interviewee Pseudonym
John
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Protestant
Marital Status
Married
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Physical Injury
Shot and seriously injured
Occupation during conflict
Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officer [police officer]
Status
Former member of Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Security Forces
Story Abstract
'John' describes some aspects of his career as a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). He also describes how he was shot and wounded during the conflict.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Policing
Dates Mentioned
1941; 12 August 1969 [1960s]
Places Mentioned
Waterloo Place [Derry, Northern Ireland]
Organisations Mentioned
Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC); Apprentice Boys of Derry (AOB)

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles (collection)
Description
'Bear in Mind' is a book containing 84 stories related to 'the Troubles'
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Subject
Stories of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Publisher
An Crann / The Tree
Date
2000
Rights
Stories are copyright of the individual contributors (2000).
Format
Book
Language
English
Identifier
An Crann. (2000). Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles. Belfast: Lagan Press / An Crann The Tree.
ISBN 1 873687 13 3
Stories Collected
84

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
An Crann / The Tree (organisation)
Description
"Founded in 1994, An Crann / The Tree was an arts-based, charitable organisation ‘dedicated to providing a space in which people can tell - and hear - the splintered, complex, often contradictory stories of the ‘Troubles’ as part of a process which contributes not only to the ethos of peace, healing and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, but also to building a more inclusive, rounded story of the conflict.’ [from organisational literature]." Kelly, G. (2005).
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Subject
Personal Accounts / Story-Telling related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Relation
CAIN Bibliography: List of An Crann publications
Date Formed
1994
Status
No longer exists (project ended in 2004?).
Work
Recording and Exhibiting Stories; story-telling.

Citation

An Crann / The Tree. (2000). Every time you went through the station door .... Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 30 November 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2217>

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Bear in Mind (book details)


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