The Last Night of Sammy McCleave – June 1973 – Part II

To me, life in Belfast is life on a knife-edge: remembering the good things and absorbing the bad; hoping for the best but expecting the worst; searching for laughter and trying to keep back the tears. Alf McCreary, Belfast Telegraph, 12 December 1975 Part I can be found here: https://gmulvenna.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/the-last-night-of-sammy-mccleave-june-1973-part-i/ ______ Although Shelleys hadn’t becomeContinue reading “The Last Night of Sammy McCleave – June 1973 – Part II”

The Last Night of Sammy McCleave – June 1973 – Part I

Despite the violence which had plagued Northern Ireland since 1969 people in Belfast and the larger provincial towns held firmly to some sense of normality. In this regard they were accommodated by an eclectic selection of night-time entertainment provided by the various cinemas and music venues. Any notion of Belfast’s nightlife being completely decimated byContinue reading “The Last Night of Sammy McCleave – June 1973 – Part I”