Listening Project

Conversation between friends, Anne and Betty, about their experiences of the Holy Cross dispute, part of the Northern Ireland Troubles, and being from different sides of a divided community.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC Radio Ulster, Belfast

  • Interviewees

    Orr, Betty, 1950- (female, retired teacher), Tanney, Anne, 1945- (female, Retired teacher)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Ulster

  • Recordist

    Garrett, Conor

  • Abstract

    Betty describes her childhood and the fact she was adopted. Anne talks about attacks on her home in the Ardoyne area of Belfast. Anne remembers the day Betty came to her school with a bunch of flowers during the Holy Cross dispute. They discuss the importance of knowing a child's background and Anne tells Betty how much her friendship means.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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