Lantern slides shed light on Belfast history

Responses to a request to help identify places in the RCB Library’s lantern slide collection have joined up two historic street scenes with their locations in Belfast.

One of the slides pictured an imposing row of three–storey terraced houses with a smiling boy and girl (also unidentified) sitting in the foreground.

Greg Harrison relayed that the street scene looked familiar to him as he lived on Wolseley Street, Belfast 7, back in the 1960s.  Greg forwarded a screenshot from Google Street View for comparison, which showed a terrace featuring the distinctive houses and their brickwork, near its junction of…

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