We are actively collecting stories about Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

We are actively collecting stories about Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION

Recordings are freely available to researchers, students and members of the public interested in hearing first-hand accounts of life in Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

If you, a friend or family member have wartime memories please get in touch with us, we would love to add your story to our growing collection.

ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION

Mollie Morgan
Mollie (b. 1925) talks about the American dances at the Plaza Ballroom on Chichester Street, Belfast.
Eileen Taylor
Eileen (b. 1934) talks about the Americans arriving in Coleraine.
Gerard Topping
Gerry (b. 1928) talks about when the Americans arrived in his hometown of Lurgan.
Walter McVeigh
Walter (b. 1925) tells some stories about the Americans stationed in Northern Ireland during the war.
Irene Millar
Irene (b. 1931) talks about her sister who met and married an American GI from Alabama.
David Honneyman
David (b. 1918) tells us about his interactions with American soldiers as well as some funny anecdotes he had heard at the time.
Sadie Lineker
Sadie (b. 1924) fondly remembers attending the Red Cross dances and trips they put on for American soldiers stationed in Belfast.
Tom Hanna
Tom (b. 1932) remembers the bombing of Pearl Harbour, America entering the war and some of the Americans his sister Winnie dated.
Arnie Creighton
Arnie (b. 1944) talks about his namesake Roscoe Taylor Arnold, an American GI known as ‘Tex’ who married Arnie’s cousin, Lily.
Nancy Doherty
Nancy (b. 1930) talks about two American soldiers her family were friendly with during the war.
Mabel Williams
Mabel (b. 1910) talks about an American stationed in Belfast who became friends with her brother and his fiancé.
Alec Murray
Alec (b. 1931) talks about Segregation amongst American troops, Eisenhower’s visit post-war & the American plane crash on Cave Hill.
Violet Sloan
Violet (b.1924) talks about the American dances at the Plaza Ballroom in Chichester Street Belfast as well as what sort of clothes and make up they would have worn.

Oral History Collection

The museum is actively collecting stories about the Second World War in Northern Ireland.

Over one hundred interviews have been recorded and are freely available to researchers, students and members of the public interested in hearing first-hand accounts of Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

If you, a friend or family member have wartime memories please do get in touch with us, we would love to add your story to our growing collection.

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