Vox Pops - Hooker Street Evictions

Vox Pops - Hooker Street Evictions

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Details

Location

Ardoyne, Belfast, Hooker Street, North Belfast

Year

1969

Date

08/08/1969

Length

06min 40sec

Audio

sound

Format

16mm transfer to video

black and white

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

It's August 1969 and Charles Witherspoon heads out to Ardoyne to interview local residents following the hostile attacks on Protestant houses in the predominantly Catholic Hooker Street area. People comment on mob violence and tell of being ordered out of their houses on Hooker Street. Women describe their traumatic experiences of evictions but recount the neighbourly relations on this street as being good up to this.

John McKeague of Shankill Defence Association also provides a statement in which he describes measures to ensure that the displaced residents will be provided assistance with housing.

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