Monday, 10 March 2014

Emergency Bread Exercise in radioactive Ulster

PRONI's document of the month is an amazing once confidential document from the United Co-operative Baking Society in 1953/1954, outlining how bread centres would be set up in Northern Ireland in the aftermath of an atomic bomb strike on Belfast.

It's an extraordinary item that can be viewed at - the story behind it is at


My latest genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, which commences May 14th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

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