#Museumweek is a fantastic opportunity to explore the artefacts and documents we have at Clifton House. The New Burying Ground (Clifton Street Cemetery) had two benefits for the Poor House as it gave them somewhere to bury their dead and also provided a revenue from the plots which they sold. They were also able to […]
This week marks Museum Week with today specifically given over to architecture. Clifton House opened in 1774 and has undergone many changes in an effort to keep it useful and relevant as the needs of its residents changed. Coincidentally I will be spending the next few weeks cataloguing all the architectural drawings we hold […]
Supplying water to Belfast was fraught with difficulties. One of the most difficult was Lord Donegall withdrawing permissions to use some of the springs which were on his land (he own the majority of Belfast at this time.) On 29th April 1837 the Society wrote this extremely apologetic letter to his Lordship in an effort […]
I have been doing some work this week looking at the links between the Belfast Charitable Society and the Belfast Chamber of Commerce of which there are many. One of the most surprising things I found relates to missing information.
There has been great debate over many years about the “missing” Minute Books belonging to the […]
Here is a taster of the event held in Clifton House to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016.
The Ladies Committee was set up on March 1824. The initial Minutes made the following statement;
“The Ladies forming this Committee respectfully submit this proposal, to the Committee of Gentlemen, in the hope of obtaining their approbation and support to […]