Great Place Great People: William Bristow

Great Place Great People: William Bristow

The church of Rev. William Bristow, St Anne’s Cathderal   Reverend William Bristow was born in 1736 in Wiltshire, England but later made his name in Belfast. Bristow was an Anglican minister and the Vicar of St Anne’s Cathedral between 1772-1808. He was also...
Great Place/ Great People: John Hewitt

Great Place/ Great People: John Hewitt

John Hewitt Hewitt was a poet and political radical born in Cliftonpark Avenue, North Belfast in 1907. As a student at Methodist College Belfast, Hewitt expressed a keen interest in poetry from an early age. Aged 17, in 1924, Hewitt is thought to have written more...
A Street Through Time: Clifton Street Cemetery

A Street Through Time: Clifton Street Cemetery

In 1776 the original St Anne’s Parish Church opened for worship, sitting were Belfast Cathedral now stands, however burials in the town continued to take place at the old Corporation Church (now St George’s Church, High Street). However, the Corporation Graveyard was...
A Street Through Time: Clifton House

A Street Through Time: Clifton House

Clifton House on map of Clifton Street In 1752, 19 leading members of the emerging Belfast mercantile class formed the Belfast Charitable Society. The gentlemen were concerned for the welfare of Belfast’s poor, with little-to-no existing framework for their care. The...