Tag Archives: north of Ireland

My review of “Joan Maynard Passionate Socialist” Kristine Mason O’Connor (2003)

What do you want to do ? New mailCopy Joan Maynard (1921-1998) lived her life through her politics. In the course of  her  76 years she was a parish councillor, a rural district councillor, a county councillor, a Justice of … Continue reading

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St.Patrick and reflections on a day………..

Me, Auntie Margaret and Mum, 2010 Maureen, Mum and Margaret, 1940s, Manchester St.Patrick’s Day is on 17 March, a day to celebrate Irishness. Growing up in 70s Manchester, it meant shamrock and family celebrations with our relatives. It was the … Continue reading

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