Photo of Belfast, Floral Hall, Hazelwood 1936

Belfast, Floral Hall, Hazelwood 1936

Neg. 87677

Memories of Belfast

A Day With My Granny Baird

back in the years 1947 /1950 ,my grand mother and I would spend a day at Hazelwood ,if I recall correctly by the steps they had a little carnival ,then we would make our ...Read full memory

A memory of Belfast by James Baird

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Belfast by Isobel Buck

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

Isabeal's

I was a member of the swimming fraternity in the 50's and Isabeal's was a regular hangout for many of my friends. I still vividly remember Matthew who was quite a vivid character.

A memory of Belfast by Billy Devlin

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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