Everything changed when I was eight years of age, by Alan McVeigh (story details)

Story Title: Everything changed when I was eight years of age

Collection: Charter NI
Organisation: Dúchas oral history archive (collection) [NC]

An oral history recorded by Charter NI, in partnership with the Dúchas oral history archive, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.

Alan McVeigh gives an account of the abduction and killing of his father and another man which occurred as part of a loyalist feud in 1975.

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Title
Everything changed when I was eight years of age, by Alan McVeigh (story details)
Description
An oral history recorded by Charter NI, in partnership with the Dúchas oral history archive, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.
Creator
Charter NI, and Dúchas
Publisher
Dúchas oral history archive
Date
2014
Format
Text
Language
English
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: 7 April 1975
Story Title
Everything changed when I was eight years of age
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
McVeigh
Interviewee Forename(s)
Alan
Interviewee Gender
Male
Age
47 (in 2014)
Religion
Protestant
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Victim 1
Hugh McVeigh
Relationship Victim 1
Son
Status
Civilian
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
Alan McVeigh gives an account of the abduction and killing of his father and another man which occurred as part of a loyalist feud in 1975.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Killing
Dates Mentioned
7 April 1975 [1970s]
Organisations Mentioned
Ulster Defence Association (UDA); Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Specific Deaths Mentioned
Hugh McVeigh (7 April 1975);
David Douglas (7 April 1975)

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Charter NI

Organisation 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)

Citation

Charter NI, and Dúchas. (2014). Everything changed when I was eight years of age. Dúchas oral history archive.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 17 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2661>

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