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Caption for Belfast, Victoria Street 1897: Here we see another view of the street, which was cut in early Victorian times to become a channel of trade and industry. The vista extends to Cromac. The nearest building, owned by the Scottish Amicable Assurance Society, was the first such independent block designed to make its impact on Belfast. If the Lloyds office adds to the prestige of the establishment, then it seems no harm was done by accommodating a band-room. The lower building marks the corner with Queens Square, and belonged to the Northern Bank. If it was to be left behind in height, its stone still befits the solidity of a bank.

An extract from Belfast Photographic Memories.

Memories of Belfast

Does anyone remember or know someone that might remember the McKinnell family who lived on Bourton Street in the mid 1950's. The property they lived at may have been a Blacksmith's I think. I am producing an extended family tree and would like to put a little history to the families I (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 life in Belfast when 'the troubles' were in full swing. She had just heard the news of the (...Read full memory)

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