If I'd stayed in that area ..., by Jim

Story Title: If I'd stayed in that area, I might have been something other than I am today ...

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).

Jim describes some experiences of growing up in north Belfast and his lack of contact with members of the Catholic community. He also discusses the relationship between territory and identity in the Northern Ireland setting.

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Title
If I'd stayed in that area ..., by Jim
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; page 96 in the book.
Language
English
CAIN: Key Issues: Identity
Story Title
If I'd stayed in that area, I might have been something other than I am today ...
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.
Interviewee Surname
Baird
Interviewee Forename(s)
Jim
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Protestant
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Occupation during conflict
British Army soldier
Previous Address
Oldpark Road, north Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Status
Former member British Army (BA), Security Force
Story Abstract
Jim describes some experiences of growing up in north Belfast and his lack of contact with members of the Catholic community. He also discusses the relationship between territory and identity in the Northern Ireland setting.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Identity; Territory; Discrimination
Places Mentioned
north Belfast [Northern Ireland]
Organisations Mentioned
Methodist College Belfast [1 Malone Road, Belfast]

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). If I'd stayed in that area, I might have been something other than I am today .... Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 30 November 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2222>

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Bear in Mind (book details)


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