This huge collective sigh of relief, by Lee Lavis (story details)

Story Title: This huge collective sigh of relief

Collection: Dúchas oral history archive (collection) [NC]
Organisation: Falls Community Council (organisation) [NC]

An oral history recorded by Dúchas oral history archive, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.

Lee Lavis gives an account of what it was like for a British soldier at the time of the announcement of the IRA ceasefire. He also recounts the earlier British Army (BA) operation to rebuild and reinforce Crossmaglen and Forkhill police stations.

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Title
This huge collective sigh of relief, by Lee Lavis (story details)
Description
An oral history recorded by Dúchas oral history archive, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.
Creator
Dúchas
Publisher
Dúchas oral history archive
Date
2014
Format
Text
Language
English
Story Title
This huge collective sigh of relief
Story Available
Not on-line. Story available in published book and in the Dúchas oral history archive.
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Story contained in the book:
n.a. (2014). Living Through The Conflict: Belfast oral histories. Belfast: Dúchas oral history archive.
Interviewee Surname
Lavis
Interviewee Forename(s)
Lee
Interviewee Gender
Male
Age
43 (in 2014)
Birth Country
England
Occupation during conflict
British Army soldier
Status
Former member of British Army (BA), Security Forces;
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
Lee Lavis gives an account of what it was like for a British soldier at the time of the announcement of the IRA ceasefire. He also recounts the earlier British Army (BA) operation to rebuild and reinforce Crossmaglen and Forkhill police stations.
Dates Mentioned
1994 [1990s]
Events Mentioned
IRA Ceasefire (31 August 1994); Operation Tonnage

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Dúchas oral history archive (collection) [NC]
Description
"The Dúchas project was developed by Falls Community Council in 1999 to record the experience of the conflict in nationalist West Belfast through oral history accounts." (Kelly, 2005; p.54)
Between 2012 and 2014 Dúchas worked in partnership with a number of groups to record oral history accounts related to the conflict, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.
Creator
Falls Community Council
Subject
A collection of recordings of personal accounts of life in west Belfast during the period of the conflict.
Date
1999
Coverage
1969 to present day.
Address
Falls Community Council
275-277 Falls Road
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT12 6FD
Stories Collected
100 in Dúchas archive (another 150 stories in the process of being archived)

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Title
Falls Community Council (organisation) [NC]
Description
"Falls Community Council is a community development organisation set up in 1974 to work for economic justice and social inclusion for the community in West Belfast." (Kelly, 2005; p.54)
The Falls Community Council is responsible for the Dúchas oral history archive which was established in 1999 to record the experience of the conflict.
Date
1974

Citation

Dúchas. (2014). This huge collective sigh of relief. Dúchas oral history archive.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 27 September 2022 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2645>

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