Oral History

Bernie’s Story

Bernie takes us around the Community House she managed on a Craigavon estate. She remembers moving to the area in the 1970s, the experience of seeing her area deteriorate, and…

Anfal’s Story

Anfal describes how she recently moved from Belfast to Craigavon with her family, and her impression of the community there.

Peter’s Story

Content Note: this recording contains a mention of suicide.

Peter describes moving to Craigavon as a young man in the 1960s, and taking up work in the Goodyear factory. He…

Pat’s Story

Pat remembers his childhood experience of moving from a remote area in Tyrone to the newly developed Craigavon, and what it was like growing up in a mixed community.

Alice’s Story

Alice describes her experience of moving from Belfast to Craigavon as the town was being built, making friends, and the challenges of living without neighbourhood shops.

Joanne’s Story

Joanne was born and bred in Craigavon. Here, she recalls her childhood, discusses her community work in the area, and shares her high hopes for the community’s future.