The Death of Helena Blunden

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 The Death of Helena Blunden: Short Story By Martha Ashwell In my previous post for this blog, I wrote about the life of Helena Blunden. Helena was a Belfast mill girl (Millie) who was a talented singer but who sadly met an untimely death at a...

Tom’s Story

Irish Soldier of the Somme By Martha Ashwell My childhood school friend was Claire Dignan (a derivative of Duignan), third generation Irish and living in Manchester.  This is the story of her father’s experience as a British soldier fighting in the First World War....