Clifton House Virtual Lunchtime Talks available to book now!

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In light of Covid restrictions, Belfast Charitable Society have been unable to reopen the doors of Clifton House for our regular tours. However, we have developed a unique set of virtual talks which are delivered every Friday at 1pm, allowing people to tune in from the comfort of their homes, or over their lunch break, to learn about the the different strands of our history. From October 2020 we will starting the series again, with new thematic talks including the 'darker side' of Clifton Street Cemetery for Halloween, Belfast and the Slave Trade and Christmas in the Poor House. There really [...]

Clifton House Virtual Lunchtime Talks available to book now!2020-10-12T10:31:27+00:00

On This Day 1918: Former Poor House child donated £50 to Belfast Charitable Society

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John Trimble was admitted to the Poor House in May 1858 at the tender age of aged 7. His mother was still living in Belfast at the time but as his father had passed away. After spending a number of years within the walls of the institution, John  was apprenticed in 1865 to Mr Reed, a stationer, printer and bookseller based at Waring Street not far from the Poor House. Our admission book includes a note that after his apprenticeship John settled with his mother in Charles Street. However, this was not the last the Poor House heard from John Trimble. [...]

On This Day 1918: Former Poor House child donated £50 to Belfast Charitable Society2020-10-12T10:34:12+00:00
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