Belfast, Floral Hall, Hazelwood 1936

Memories of Belfast

Frankie's Memories

1960 was a great time for music. My memory of that year was the dance halls dotted around Belfast, the best being The Plaza in Chichester Street and many great buildings, sadly no longer with us.

Belfast I.O.M. Steamer,Fenella 1897

HOLIDAY TO I.O.M. WITH MUM,DAD & ANN.

Growing Up In Gilnahirk

My family moved from Leeds, Yorks to Gilnahirk when I was 11 months old - my parents had a house built in Gilnahirk Walk and we moved in when I was two. I and my two sisters had an idyllic childhood, we had so many ...Read full memory

A memory of Belfast by Isobel Buck

Growing Up With The Troubles

I was lucky in that I lived in an area that was not often touched by the violence that was going on in Northern Ireland at the time, but a telephone conversation with my mum in recent days brought back memories of ...Read full memory

A memory of Belfast by Isobel Buck
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History

This building at Hazelwood was brand-new when the photograph was taken. It looks as if it was intended for Portrush, and is an enthusiastic example of the architecture of the time. It also reflects the social history of Belfast: to begin with, it was referred to as a concert hall, but to the young people of the next 25 years, it was a ballroom, and its isolation never detracted from its fame. They went to waltz, quick-step and fox-trot to orchestras which included violins as well as saxophones and trombones.

This is an excerpt from Belfast Photographic Memories, by Henry Hall

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