Monthly Archives: September 2013

‘My Grandad’ by Stella Larkin McConnon

The sun beams danced as I trudged upThose worn out steps so long agoMy small hand in my Mother’s claspedSafely with loving confidence Suddenly a man appearedA giant silhouette he seemedThe light shone round him as he spokeThis was my … Continue reading

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Chris Corlett on the Church Street Tenement Collapse

At about 8.45p.m., as dusk approached on the night of Tuesday 2nd September, 1913, two houses, Numbers 66 and 67 Church Street collapsed.  The rubble fell across the width of the street as far as the door of the Father … Continue reading

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