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Gusty Spence and the Myth of the Orange Pimpernel

Secret archives show that the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) helped create the myth of Gusty Spence, “The Orange Pimpernel”. The documents found at Kew National Archives by Paper Trail regard the RELEASE of Gusty Spence by RUC in October 1972 even though he was on the most wanted list after his first “escape” from prison custody …

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In Memoriam: Jean Smyth-Campbell

I write this on the 43rd anniversary of the murder of young mother Jean Smyth-Campbell. My thoughts are with her daughter, Sharon, and all of the Campbell family this evening, and I remember Jean as I write.   Jean Smyth-Campbell was shot dead on the Glen Road just before midnight of 8/9th June 1972. The car …

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Make History. Follow the Paper Trail

A new charity and social enterprise which helps seekers of truth access information relating to conflict and social upheaval across Ireland and Great Britain over the last 50 years and more. Paper Trail offers specialized and targeted research of legacy archives to the legal profession, the media and academia. The records it targets can help build legal …

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Follow the Paper Trail

Make history. Recover historic records from our troubled past. Conflict-related research for seekers of truth in British and Irish archives. Specialized and targeted research of legacy archives: [custom_list icon=”check” iconcolor=”#81d742″] Saves valuable time and money Has a massive impact on the direction of your work Proves critical for families searching for truth [/custom_list] Make history. …

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Paper Trail is a social enterpise which offers specialised and targeted legacy archive research to the legal profession. Registered with the Academy of Experts, we offer Expert Witness reports and discovery lists for legacy cases.

What Is Social Enterprise?

Paper Trail is a charity and a social enterprise but what is this? Social enterprise is defined by Government as: A business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profits for shareholders and owners. …

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