Legacy of the Past Record

Legacy of the Past Record

Introduction to the Legacy of the Past Record (LPR)

The Legacy of the Past Record has been created by the Ulster Human Right Watch Advocacy Service and deposited in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). It comprises records of the experiences of individuals who were impacted by the troubles in Northern Ireland.

The Legacy of the Past Record aims to fill a gap in current knowledge about the impact terrorism had and is still having on the victims of terrorism in Northern Ireland, the rest of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The family reports that have been included in the Legacy of the Past Record are a source of information that can benefit future generations in preventing radicalisation and promoting education. It is a valuable source of information for teachers, students and researchers, in the development of educational programmes.

The legacy of the Past Record gathers testimonies and stories from victims of terrorism, civilians and members of the security forces. It gives a voice to many innocent victims who have never been heard and whose experiences can become a force for good. It shows the impact of terrorism on innocent people including members of the security forces, the need to oppose terrorism, and the futile pursuit of any aim having recourse to acts of terrorism.

It is hoped that it contributes to the furtherance of a peaceful society in Northern Ireland.

Download Past Records

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Ned Gibson
The Gibson family report relating to Private Edward (Ned) Gibson.

William, Doreen and Noeline Herron
The Herron family report relating to William, Doreen and Noeline Herron.

James McCurrie
The McCurrie family report relating to James (Jimmy) Currie.

Ruby Johnston
The Johnston family report relating to Ruby Johnston.

Spence McGarry
The McGarry family report relating to Detective Constable Spence McGarry.

Joseph McIlwaine
The McIlwaine family report relating to Private Joseph James McIlwaine.

Cyril Murray
The Murray family report relating to Cyril Murray.

Colin Nicholl
The Nicholl family report relating to Colin Nicholl.

Paul Rodgers
The Rodgers family report relating to Paul Rodgers.

For more information, visit the PRONI web site.

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