Photo of 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

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 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