Belfast, Floral Hall, Hazelwood 1936

Belfast, Floral Hall, Hazelwood 1936

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Memories of Belfast

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Who Was The Original Fenella?

In the year of 1981 in Dublin (I'm from Antrim) I was lucky enough to meet a lovely girl called Fenella. I always wondered where her name came from.

A memory of Belfast by Charles Nelson

Old School

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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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Belfast by Isobel Buck

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About this photo

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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