Got this email from Gavin Bamford:
Happy Birthday to Belfast! 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the granting of Belfast’s City Charter. There is going to be a lot of candles on that cake
Gavin Bamford has contacted me to tell me about a new local history site he has created – Northern Bank – War Memorials / Roll of Honour. This site is a great resource for anyone interested in the First and Second world War. Here Gavin explains some background to the site: There are many War […]
Brendan McDade continues his reminiscences of the characters from his childhood.
We may have thought Indians trying to sell you things was a modern invention. Never mind calling you up, back in the 50’s they used to come to your door Brendan McDade tells the story of the brush salesman.
Brendan McDade remembers some of the wonderful characters from his childhood. In this tale he tells the story of Mickey McCartan, the vegetable man.
Pocket Guide to Northern Ireland, issued to American troops stationed in Northern Ireland during the Second World War…
The guide contains such excellent advice as: there is little seasoning in the food, and the beef or the bacon may be a bit on the tough side, but it satisfies a hungry man. Wherever you go in Northern Ireland, even in city streets, you are apt to meet a herd of sheep or cows. Remember the animals have the right-of-way. IRELAND is an Old World country where woman’s place is still, to a considerable extent, in the home. Oh how times have changed!
Harold (Pat) Patterson tells his tale of how a young lad from the Shankill ends up in Toronto Canada. His story features some minor identity fraud, bad beer, and decking the boss!
Don Morris sent me this song he wrote about walking in the Black Mountain in his younger years. He is keen to hear feedback so if you like the song do leave a comment.
Since the site launched two weeks ago we have had over a thousand visitors from all over the world! It is clear there is an interest out there in Belfast History. Talking to some people who looked at the site, they particularly enjoyed the personal recollections and memories. We are extremely keen to get more […]
Your chance to get this great book at a bargain price….
Brendan McDade tells the story of a local sporting hero Gerry Kinnane…
On the few occasions that the sun shines in Belfast, people throng to their nearest park. Here we look at some photos of how our parks looked a century ago. Notice there is not a naked sunburned beer belly or bottle of Budweiser in sight
Remembering a local lad who Competed at the 1936 Games…
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