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Thomas Hutchinson – A Life In Pictures

By |March 23rd, 2017|

In August 2016, we launched a search to reunite families with portraits of their loved ones which had been painted by Tobias Everard Spence between 1940 and 1980.  To date we have been quite successful and have re-homed three, however, this week has witnessed a tremendous journey for one family in their quest to find […]

Training Programme At Clifton House

By |March 10th, 2017|

The Belfast Charitable Society were always to the fore in providing practical skills to enable to people within the Poor House to develop skills which would allow them to be financially independent.  These apprenticeship schemes were an opportunity for people to learn trades and skills which would improve their quality of life.  The Belfast Charitable […]

Conservation Training Course in Grade A Listed building undergoing its own conservation works

By |March 9th, 2017|

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) returned to Clifton House Heritage Centre for their most recent Historic Building Conservation course.

The intensive 5 week course, accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects, was held in the oldest working building in Belfast and it is entirely fitting that they recently returned to the venue as the […]

£1M Fund Announced to Build a Better Future

By |March 7th, 2017|

The City’s oldest charity, Belfast Charitable Society is joining forces with Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) and Building Change Trust to create a £1m fund for the Community, Voluntary and Social Enterprise sector.

Belfast Charitable Society was established in 1752 to tackle disadvantage and poverty and in doing so it built the Poor House and Belfast’s […]

245th Annual General Meeting

By |January 27th, 2017|

Wednesday 25th January saw the 245th Annual General Meeting of the Belfast Charitable Society at Clifton House. It was an event tinged with sadness as our wonderful President Lady Moyra Quigley decided to stand down from her role in the Belfast Charitable Society. She has been an ardent supporter of the work of the Society […]

Belfast 200 Years Ago

By |January 6th, 2017|

The archive at Clifton House is unique, vast and covers the activities of the Belfast Charitable Society from its foundation in 1752 to the present day. This year we will be using a variety of material from our archives to give you a sense of what the Poor House and Belfast were like 200 years […]

Times They Are A-Changing!

By |November 22nd, 2016|

After years of keeping time, albeit the wrong one Belfast Charitable Society, owners of Clifton House, are delighted to set up back on track.

Last seen abseiling down the face of Big Ben, the Cumbria Clock Company are usually at home servicing Salisbury Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, or Manchester Town Hall, but are here to put […]

More Families Reunited

By |October 19th, 2016|

Following on from the wonderful response we had in relation to our portraits and the quest to reunite them, we are delighted to confirm another one is returning home.  Carson McMullan contacted us at Clifton House when the first appeal went out to say he was almost certain one of the portraits was his grandmother, […]

Lost & Now Found

By |October 17th, 2016|

A number of weeks ago we published details of portraits which we had found in the attic of Clifton House.  They were painted by Tobias Everard Spence who was a member of the Belfast Charitable Society and served as its President for a number of years.  We have been busy collating the names which were […]

Positive Ageing Month

By |October 14th, 2016|

Belfast City Council has designated October as Positive Ageing Month, however, here at Clifton House we like to think that we are positive about ageing every month.  This morning we had some of the residents from Clifton Care Home into Clifton Heritage Centre for a great morning of tea, chat and history.  The residents heard […]