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Christopher

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Victorian Belfast
« on: August 04, 2006, 11:41:45 PM »
I found an interesting site about Victorian Belfast including Victorian Housing and some interesting architecture and fittings on the houses. Here's something that was found in Belfast ... a bit before our time though ... the Turkish Baths (for the working classes) in Donegall Street. The statue of Queen Victoria is well travelled around Belfast. It was rescued from Durham Street by the National Trust and spent some time in the stable yard at Rowallane.

Mageeka

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Re: Victorian Belfast
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006, 03:13:00 AM »
I think I remember the Statue in Durham St. Wasn't it near the bottom of Albert St?

Kathleen

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Re: Victorian Belfast
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006, 09:29:44 PM »
Does anyone know when the houses on the Falls were built? I'm kind of interested in Cinnamond St., Mc Donald St. and Raglan St., and when they changed hands for private buyers. Kathleen
PS BTW good site Christopher, actually some of those houses look like some on the front of the Road on the Falls. .near the Dominican. Didn't James Connolly live in one of those when he was in Belfast for a couple of years?

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Re: Victorian Belfast
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006, 09:30:07 PM »
Does anyone know when the houses on the Falls were built? I'm kind of interested in Cinnamond St., Mc Donald St. and Raglan St., and when they changed hands for private buyers. Kathleen
PS BTW good site Christopher, actually some of those houses look like some on the front of the Road on the Falls. .near the Dominican. Didn't James Connolly live in one of those when he was in Belfast for a couple of years?

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Re: Victorian Belfast
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006, 09:46:14 PM »
Hello Kathleen,The James Connolly house on the Falls is in the row facing the main gates of the City Cemetery (bottom of Whiterock Road area).there is a small plaque up above the door.Apparently he had a bee in his bonnet about layabouts ,loafers and people who didnt work for a living-he couldnt stand Belfast nowadays!!

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Re: Victorian Belfast
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006, 09:56:38 PM »
Cos, not sure I understand  your meaning. First of all thanks for the info about James Connolly, I must have a look see when I go home next year...God willing. I don't think James Connolly liked Belfast but remember he came here at a terrible time. He always wanted to start some kind of a trade union in the area.....at that time it would have been next to impossible. I just got a biography of him a  week or so ago. It had been out of print so I had to go to the Socialist Party book website. Explain what ye mean by loafers etc. Slaite. Kathleen

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Re: Victorian Belfast
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2006, 10:10:05 PM »
Hello Kathleen,I was of course refering to the `Glorious unemployed`,the thousands of fit ,able  people who nowadays live off all sorts of state benefits here and who neither work nor want.Connolly placed the working man on a pedestal like most other trade unionists and he would have been saddened to see the attitude of many of our community benefit scroungers.They would have laughed in his face with his talk of the workers organising.

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Re: Victorian Belfast
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2006, 10:14:51 PM »
Hi Kathleen My Great Grandmother Margaret Mulholland was married out of 102 Raglan Street which was her aunt Ann Jane Hassard Nee ONeill's house in 1894. Then she and My great Granda John Doyle lived at 110 Raglan Street in 1898. Im sure Christopher could tell you how early those streets were there he has a few Street directories.

Colette

Try this wee link

http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/ccomplete1861.htm

Christopher

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Re: Victorian Belfast
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2006, 10:21:34 PM »
I wish I could Colette. The 1807 and 1808 I have only list the Traders

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Re: Victorian Belfast
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2006, 10:27:42 PM »
well i see no sign of raglan street in 1861 but cinnamond street is there.  ;D

Colette