My whole life changed, by Kay Spence (story details)

Story Title: My whole life changed

Collection: Shankill Women’s Centre
Organisation: Dúchas oral history archive (collection) [NC]

An oral history recorded by Shankill Women's Centre, in partnership with the Dúchas oral history archive, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.

Kay Spence gives an account of the impact on her family when her husband, then a loyalist paramilitary, pleaded guilty to killing a Catholic.

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Title
My whole life changed, by Kay Spence (story details)
Description
An oral history recorded by Shankill Women's Centre, in partnership with the Dúchas oral history archive, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.
Creator
Shankill Women's Centre, and Dúchas
Publisher
Dúchas oral history archive
Date
2014
Format
Text
Language
English
Story Title
My whole life changed
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
Spence
Interviewee Forename(s)
Kay
Interviewee Gender
Female
Age
65 (in 2014)
Religion
Protestant
Marital Status
Married
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Status
Civilian
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
Kay Spence gives an account of the impact on her family when her husband, then a loyalist paramilitary, pleaded guilty to killing a Catholic.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Prison
Dates Mentioned
[1970s]
Places Mentioned
Crumlin Road Gaol; Maze / Long Kesh Prison

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Shankill Women’s Centre

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

Shankill Women's Centre, and Dúchas. (2014). My whole life changed. Dúchas oral history archive.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 1 December 2022 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2686>

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