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 […]
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….
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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In this article T. Leinad shared some facts about the area around St Peters
Local Historian Philip Orr tells us the surprising history of a little know entry that thousands pass every day without a second glance…
Nowadays you very rarely see children playing in the streets. A combination of television, more cars and parental paranoia over ‘stranger danger’ has transformed play into a solitary activity for many children. In this article T. Leinad remembers the days when the streets rang out to the sound of skipping rhymes and children’s laughter.
The Falls Baths-A Memory. In the days before universal indoor plumbing, those who wished to maintain a reasonable standard of personal hygiene regularly patronised the public hot baths provided by the Corporation at the Falls Baths. On payment at the window, the prospective bather was provided with a ticket, a small piece of red carbolic […]