New Site Profiling Ulster Bank Employees Who Served In World War 2

Got this email from Gavin Bamford:

Read full story Comments { 0 }

New Book Published to Mark Belfast’s 400th Birthday

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 :-)

Read full story Comments { 0 }

New Northern Bank – War Memorials / Roll of Honour Site Launches…

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Characters Of Old Belfast – The Buttermilk Man

Brendan McDade continues his reminiscences of the characters from his childhood.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Characters Of Old Belfast – The Brush Salesman

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.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Characters Of Old Belfast – The Vegetable Man

Brendan McDade remembers some of the wonderful characters from his childhood. In this tale he tells the story of Mickey McCartan, the vegetable man.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

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!

Read full story Comments { 1 }

A Belfast Lads Tale Of Emigrating to Canada…

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!

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Memories of the Black Mountain…

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.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

We want to hear your stories and memories…

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Hidden Belfast Book Only £8.50 At The New Easons Belfast Store…

Your chance to get this great book at a bargain price….

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Gerry Kinnane and Team Ireland Racing Cars

Brendan McDade tells the story of a local sporting hero Gerry Kinnane…

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Old Photos Of Belfast Parks

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 :-)

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Remembering Olympian Eddie Boyce–North Belfast Harrier Competed at the 1936 Games

Remembering a local lad who Competed at the 1936 Games…

Read full story Comments { 3 }

Leave us a comment and say hi!

Got an opinion on one of our stories? We want to hear it!

Read full story Comments { 4 }