Carlisle Circus, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Carlisle Circus in the Antrim Road of North Belfast suffered severe damage as Luftwaffe bombs rained down on the north of the city in April and May 1941.
Carlisle Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Carlisle Street once ran from Carlisle Circus to the Old Lodge Road in North Belfast. Neither the street nor the Old Lodge Road are found on a modern map.
Unity Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Unity Street in North Belfast, Co. Antrim was hit in The Easter Raid of the Belfast Blitz on the night of 15th-16th April 1941 destroying Trinity Church.
Trinity Church, Unity Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim
On the night of 15th-16th April 1941, Luftwaffe bombs toppled the spire of Trinity Church, Unity Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim killing several ARP Wardens.
Evacuation is taking on panic proportions. Roads out of town are still one stream of cars, with mattresses and bedding tied on top. Everything on wheels is being pressed into service. People are leaving from all parts of town and not only from the bombed areas. Where they are going, what they will find to eat when they get there, nobody knows.
But 2 of the raids were fearful. You remember Bridge Street. There is not a shop left in it, the bottom of North Street, part of High Street, a big part of York Street, I could not name all and about 20 churches. They have all damaged buildings knocked down and cleared away. So that place is all cleaned up and nothing to see, only bare places.