This day 75 years ago Clifton House was quiet and deserted. Only once prior to this time had the house been completely empty – 1798. The army had cleared it in a rush in 1798 in a bid to flush out the radicals in Belfast at the time, however, this time the decision to empty […]
Dr Drennan was a visiting physician to the Belfast Poor House. He sought permission from the board to trial a smallpox inoculation on the children in the house 16 years before Edward Jenner published his paper on inoculation.
Dr Drennan was a man of many talents and this new exhibition in Belfast seeks to highlight just […]
A lovely piece about the late husband of the President of the Belfast Charitable Society, Lady Moyra Quigley.
by Andrew Pollak
The International Day for Monuments and Sites(World Heritage Day) is held on 18 April each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles. The International Day for Monuments and Sites was proposed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) […]
This John Davis Clock sits in the main hallway of Clifton House. We hadn’t been sure how it had ended up in Clifton House.
John Davis of Windsor was a multi-generational clock maker from Windsor and they were hugely successful clock-makers and locksmiths. The supplied locks and clocks to Eton College and Baylis House in Slough. […]