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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery: Belfast Charitable Society & Slavery

By |December 2nd, 2019|

The Belfast Charitable Society And The Slave Trade
Today marks International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The notion of slavery tends to bring us back to African slaves brought to America, however slavery continues as 21st Century problem. The Belfast Charitable Society of the 18th Century found themselves caught in the controversy surrounding this abhorrent […]

Children in the Poor House 1775-1882

By |November 30th, 2019|

When people think of the Belfast Poor House, one of the first things that comes to mind is the children who came through our doors. The month of November was a significant month for the children in the care of the Belfast Charitable Society. In November 1775, the first child arrived at the Poor House […]

Belfast Charitable Society & Social Enterprise Day 2019

By |November 21st, 2019|

A social enterprise is like any other business in that it works to deliver goods and services to make a profit. The difference is that they are driven by their social and environmental purposes and any profit made is reinvested towards achieving these purposes. Today, the government defines social enterprises as “businesses with primarily social […]

Treasured and Historic Places: Great Place North Belfast & the National Lottery

By |November 13th, 2019|

Today we celebrate how The National Lottery have supported Treasured and Historic Places for the past 25 years. To mark this occasion, as the lead member of the Great Place North Belfast project, we would like to share with you what a difference this support has made to our North Belfast Heritage Cluster.
This Cluster is […]

Support throughout the years: Clifton House and the National Lottery at 25

By |November 12th, 2019|

As part of the National Lottery’s 25th birthday celebrations, we wanted to share how Clifton House has benefited from funding throughout the years.

Following the Belfast Charitable Society’s ‘Home from Home’ appeal, which raised money for a purpose built Care Home at Carlisle Circus, Clifton House was refurbished to enhance the accommodation for older people in […]

#DidYouKnow: The Poor House Vegetable Garden

By |October 26th, 2019|

Did you know that the Poor House had it’s own vegetable garden and farm? Belfast Charitable Society made the most of the land they owned around the Poor House to make it as self sufficient as possible. The vegetable garden was used to provide the essentials to feed our residents. However, it was common that […]

Clifton Street Cemetery: The Murder of Robert Morrison

By |October 14th, 2019|

A brutal stabbing in 1810, which led to a Portuguese sailor being hanged near Carrickfergus, became a sensation of the time. His name was Antonio de Silva, a sailor on board an American ship in Belfast harbour. He allegedly stabbed to death a ship’s carpenter called Robert Morrison, near Prince’s Street, and was subsequently tried […]

On this day 1847: Body of an unknown male infant male buried in Clifton Street Cemetery

By |October 7th, 2019|

On this day, 7th October, 1847 the body of an unknown child, found dead in the vicinity of Donegall Pass, was buried in Clifton Street Cemetery, following an inquest into the death. The ‘Weekly Vindicator’ reported on the proceedings in explicit detail:
It appeared from the evidence, that two little boys had been going across the fields, […]

On this day 1768: Constructing a Poor House

By |October 1st, 2019|

By the 1st October 1768 work was well and truly underway to source the materials required to begin construction of the Poor House which had been envisioned at the first meeting of Belfast Charitable 16 years previously.

Offers came from various philanthropists, but on this day 1768 the Belfast Charitable Society wrote a letter to Mr […]

Death, Tragedy & Betrayal: Halloween at Clifton Street Cemetery

By |October 1st, 2019|

This Halloween Week Clifton House will be hosting a special Halloween tour of Clifton Street Cemetery. Opened in 1797 as the ‘New Burying Ground’ there are many tales to be told here. Death, Tragedy & Betrayal focuses on the ‘darker side’ of the graveyard’s history- from the infamous body snatchers which plagued the cemetery in its […]