Author Topic: Before the motor car came to Belfast  (Read 1557 times)


  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17204
Before the motor car came to Belfast
« on: December 01, 2006, 05:42:14 AM »
I spotted these following notices in "Merchants in Plenty" Joseph Smyth's Belfast Directories of 1807 and 1808  
The book, which is available from the Ulster Historical Foundation and was published by the UHF in 1991, contains an historical introduction and bibliography of Belfast Directories to 1900 by J. R. R. Adams.

Car, Cart and Wagon stands are opposite the weigh house; the old Churchyard wall as far as Church Lane .. penalty for standing any other place .. ten shillings.

Mail Coach from Belfast to Dublin
.. sets off every morning at half past nine o'clock from the Donegall Arms ... carries one outside and four inside passengers ... Fares: inside 1. 16s 3 1/2d outside 1. 2s 9d.

Sedan chairs ... stands are at the dead-wall, west side of Donegall Place and the Exchange. Fares .. 6 1/2d for
a set down until twelve o'clock ... 1s after twelve and 1s 6d after one o'clock in the morning ... if detained more than fifteen minutes an additional sixpence.