Reflected Lives: Intergenerational Oral Histories of Belfast’s Peace Wall Communities


'Reflected Lives' was a unique oral history project that captured the everyday experiences of people living either side of interface barriers or peace walls in Short Strand/ Inner East Belfast. Significantly, the project was not just cross-community but inter-generational. The project uncovered fascinating stories of those who lived in a shared community before the walls were erected, those who were segregated as the walls were built and those who have never experienced life without them. This publication presents the result of 23 interviews conducted during the project. Quotations are complemented by archival and contemporary images which help to bring the memories and everyday experiences of the interviewees to life.

BIP gratefully acknowledge the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund in funding this project.

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Belfast City Council   Community Relations Council European Union Peace 3
Lloyds TSB Foundation NI   A project supported by PEACE III Programme
managed for the Special EU Programmes Body
by the Community Relations Council/Pobal Consortium