Archive | July, 2012

Pocket Guide to Northern Ireland, issued to American troops stationed in Northern Ireland during the Second World War…

The guide contains such excellent advice as: there is little seasoning in the food, and the beef or the bacon may be a bit on the tough side, but it satisfies a hungry man. Wherever you go in Northern Ireland, even in city streets, you are apt to meet a herd of sheep or cows. Remember the animals have the right-of-way. IRELAND is an Old World country where woman’s place is still, to a considerable extent, in the home. Oh how times have changed!

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A Belfast Lads Tale Of Emigrating to Canada…

Harold (Pat) Patterson tells his tale of how a young lad from the Shankill ends up in Toronto Canada. His story features some minor identity fraud, bad beer, and decking the boss!

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Memories of the Black Mountain…

Don Morris sent me this song he wrote about walking in the Black Mountain in his younger years. He is keen to hear feedback so if you like the song do leave a comment.

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