Architectural Tour of Belfast

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Location

Balmoral, Belfast, Belfast Gasworks, Belgravia Hotel, Chambers Street, Charleville Court, Joy Street, Lisburn Road, Maryville Street, Riley's Court, Victoria Street

Year

1970

Source

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

13min 15sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland

Description

The red brick streets of Belfast are captured for posterity. This film takes us on a journey around a variety of Belfast streets in the 1970s. There is a striking contrast between the various locations and buildings on display, be it the stark industrial, leafy residential, areas of deprivation, or the classic red brick Victorian terraces.

 

Notes

Amongst those streets visited are Joy Street, Riley's Court, Maryville Street, the Gas Works, Victoria Street, Chamber's Street, Charleville Court, Lisburn Road, Balmoral and the Belgravia Hotel. The Belgravia Hotel was bombed by the provisional IRA in July 1979. After this attack, the building was deemed structurally unsafe and demolished.

Credits

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

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