Belfast, The Ulster Institute For The Deaf, Dumb And Blind 1897

Belfast, The Ulster Institute For The Deaf, Dumb And Blind 1897

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Memories of Belfast, the Ulster Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind 1897

Growing Up

i lived at the top of sandy row in the 1950s and used to go up to the institute to roller skate from there as the building was on a slight incline. This was a beautiful old building I can't remember when it was demolished and replaced by the queens one but today it probably would be a listed building. A pity so many of these have gone. There also was a wall at the front of it but it is not shown in the picture.

A memory of Belfast by linda_sands

Old School

I went to help with the cubs and scouts while at the teacher training college with Alfie Johnston and Freda Musson (later Freda Johnston). Frank Denmark was the headteacher. He had served in the war and lost a leg. Though he had a false one fitted, it was not very comfortable and often he could be seen moving about on cructhes. The interior of the school was in poor condition and a new school was opened at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey 1963. I went there to teach blind children and remained there until 1981 when I became principal of Longstone School for slow learners at Dundonald.

A memory of Belfast by Jim Mc Laughlin

Memories of Belfast

Saturday Mornings.

My cousin and I lived at the top of the Oldpark Road, near Ballysillan, in the mid-1950's and every Saturday morning during our tenth and eleventh years, we would catch the bus into town, walk around the City Hall and down to swim at the Ormeau Baths. After we had our permitted 30 minutes, we would walk back to a cafe ...Read full memory

A memory of Belfast by lawrenceclarke

Growing Up

i lived at the top of sandy row in the 1950s and used to go up to the institute to roller skate from there as the building was on a slight incline. This was a beautiful old building I can't remember when it was demolished and replaced by the queens one but today it probably would be a listed building. A pity so many of these have gone. There also was a wall at the front of it but it is not shown in the picture.

A memory of Belfast by linda_sands

Coffee |Bar Cowboys

After school - Belfast Royal Academy - a liitle gang of us would take the bus down to Royal Avenue and head for the Lombard restaurant in Lombard Street. It was a very comfortable, spacious place, founded by the Ulster Temperance Society and open evenings too, where you could sit as long as you liked, with waitress ...Read full memory

A memory of Belfast by John Mc Millan

Elmwood Church

My late husband Jim played the pipe organ in this church. Our eldest son, Mark, aged about 5 at the time, used to go with him and insisted on sitting on the console with him. Although we lived in the area during the troubles, we were sufficiently removed from it to be able to feel fairly secure.

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History

This handsome edifice catered for those needing help from all over the province. When it was new in 1845, it was described as being on the new Lisburn Road about a furlong from the turnpike. Its 225ft frontage, along with two wings extending to the rear, shows what could, and had to be done, by charity. At the time there was a substantial income; but the estimated cost was seven times greater, and a further appeal had to be made. The satisfaction of the subscribers was ensured by employing the leading Belfast architect, and clearly he was not restricted in his art. The foundation stone was laid by Lord Donegall, using a silver trowel.

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

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