William ‘Plum’ Smith papers sold

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/archive-of-loyalist-who-met-with-ira-and-exchanged-letters-with-president-clinton-sells-for-11k-39481195.html

Archive of loyalist who met with IRA and exchanged letters with President Clinton sells for £11k

“A huge archive of papers belonging to the late loyalist paramilitary leader turned peacemaker William ‘Plum’ Smith has been sold in a Dublin auction.

And the former Red Hand Commando’s collection – which included documents related to secret loyalist talks with the IRA and letters from American President Bill Clinton – went for nearly twice what the auctioneers had estimated.

Whyte’s had predicted the ex- Progressive Unionist Party chairman’s archive would fetch up between €5,000 and €7,000 but in the end it realised €13,000.”

Survey. How Unionist are Conservative Party members?

https://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2020/08/our-survey-how-unionist-are-conservative-party-members.html

Congratulations

Congratulations to our colleague at REACH Robin Stewart on receiving a Nominated Neighbour award from East Side Arts.

This recognises his untiring work to his community through the Covid Pandemic.

Aimee from East Side Arts presented the award and a portrait of Robin will feature on their website and be shown in Connswater shopping centre.

Robin is shown observing social distancing  with community volunteers , Chrissie and Dawn from CFNI  whose support to us has been invaluable.

 

The Red Hand

Why the GAA’s rulebook poses a conundrum for unionist president of new east Belfast club

Why the GAA’s rulebook poses a conundrum for unionist president of new east Belfast club – Nelson McCausland

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/nelson-mccausland/why-the-gaas-rulebook-poses-a-conundrum-for-unionist-president-of-new-east-belfast-club-39258357.html

 

Ballymac Friendship Centre up coming online programs

A list of up coming programs on Loyalist Culture – Not to be missed!

https://www.facebook.com/ballymaccentre/ – Click here

 

Executive plan for returning to work

Executive approach document

Our approach document

Covid19 Data

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Covid19 data

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Guide to Mitigating the Risk of Infection from Covid-19 for community-based activities

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Guide to Mitigating the Risk of Infection from Covid-19 for community-based activities

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Sample risk assessment template (Covid-19)

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Sample risk assessment template (Covid-19)

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