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North Belfast Built Heritage Reveals a Great Place

By |October 19th, 2018|

North Belfast Heritage Cluster, a network of 15 voluntary organisations responsible for a range of historical assets in the area, is celebrating the start of a 3-year project called Great Place North Belfast.  The project, which received almost £240,000 of National Lottery funding via the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Great Place Scheme and additional support from Belfast Charitable Society, places heritage at the heart of north Belfast’s future prosperity, its sense of place, and the quality of […]

Great War Letters Unearthed in Clifton House: Lieutenant Patrick Kerr Dixon, Royal Garrison Artillery

By |October 18th, 2018|

The Belfast Charitable Society at Clifton House, whilst preparing for its autumn series of lectures, has uncovered a suitcase of letters and material from the Great War relating to the Dixon family of Dublin.

What has been uncovered is over 180 letters, most in pristine condition, which tell the story of an Irish Officer’s life at […]

They All Had Names: continuing to explore the burial registers of Clifton Street Cemetery’s Poor Ground

By |October 17th, 2018|

Clifton House is continuing with their ‘They All Had Names’ project on social media, highlighting some of those buried in the Poor’s Ground of the Belfast Charitable Society’s old graveyard, today known as Clifton Street Cemetery. Burial registers were kept from 1831, recording a wealth of information on people at the time of their death. […]

Mary West, abandoned child

By |October 10th, 2018|

The year 1818 was one of famine, fever and poverty. The conditions in the town drove many people to desperate actions in order to survive. Mr Mills, Church Warden, reported to the Belfast Charitable Society about an usual occurrence a few days before in October 1818. The minutes record:
“a rap came to his door and […]

Clifton House welcomes delegates from the World Health Organisation Healthy Cities Conference

By |October 3rd, 2018|

The home of Belfast’s original Poor House, Clifton House, was the focus for further discussions in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Healthy Cities Conference in Belfast on Wednesday 3rd October.

Attendees of the conference took the time to visit this historic building and to learn about the origins of health in the city of […]

Clifton House Lecture Series returns!

By |October 3rd, 2018|

Following on from our successful Spring Lecture Series, the Belfast Charitable Society are proud to announce that a second Autumn Series has been confirmed. The series is entitled ‘Shared History & Contested Events’ examining some of the key personalities and events in the centenary year of Armistice Day and the pivitol 1918 General Election. The […]

Belfast Charitable Society set to give Belfast Tourism a Boost

By |October 2nd, 2018|

Belfast Charitable Society is set to give Belfast’s tourism industry a boost as it launches Northern Ireland’s first White Badge accredited tour guide training, which has been made possible through the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Raising the professional standards of tour guides in Belfast and beyond, Belfast Charitable Society has been named as the […]

On this day 1768 construction began on the Poor House

By |October 1st, 2018|

The Belfast Charitable Society faced many hurdles in raising the money to build the Poor House, but by October 1768 they were in a position to start collecting material to begin construction. The Charitable Society were extremely grateful to the philanthropic individuals who continued to support the work of the Society after the initial lottery […]

Antiques Roadshow appearance for Clifton House

By |September 25th, 2018|

Did you happen to watch the Antiques Roadshow last night? Paula Reynolds, Belfast Charitable Society CEO, brought along one of our original water pipes for the experts to look at. The Belfast Charitable Society was responsible for bringing water into Belfast from 1790-1840. The water pipe may not have much monetary value, but the history associated […]

The Belfast Charitable Institution & the First World War

By |September 24th, 2018|

By the outbreak of the First World War the old Poor House had been an old peoples home for some 32 years. However, this did not put off the older residents doing their part for the war effort.

One resident in particular, Walter F. Element, was keen to help out the military in whatever capacity he […]