One of my first memories was sitting on the floor in the living room with the mice running over my legs

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Title

One of my first memories was sitting on the floor in the living room with the mice running over my legs

Description

Norma remembers moving into a mice-infested house before moving in with her grandmother

Creator

Norma McCullough

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

Date

1940

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Relation

Norma McCullough

Is Part Of

Childhood and Early Life

Type

Life Story

Spatial Coverage

Belfast

Temporal Coverage

1940s

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My name is Norma Stewart McCullough. I was born on 26th September 1937. For the first ten years of my life I moved around quite a bit. The house I was born in was in Joanmount Crescent on the Ballysillan Road,where I stayed until my father joined the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of world war two,in 1939. My mother was lonely on her own with a small baby,so she moved to a large old house in Cuper Street,off the Springfield Road to be nearer to my grandmother. However,the house was overrun with mice and rats. One of my first memories was sitting on the floor in the living room with the mice running over my legs. That was that,we then moved in with my grandmother and my aunt Mabel into a hose which was a lot smaller but wasn't infested. It was on the Shankill Road in Brookmount Street. My aunt Mabel was a bit of a snob,she used to make me say we lived on the Woodvale Road,which was considered a bit more up market.

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00:03:15

Sponsor

Irish Research Council for Arts,Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

Research Coordinator/P.I.

Dr Kathleen McTiernan (Trinity College Dublin)

Senior Research Associate

Dr Deirdre O'Donnell (Trinity College Dublin)

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