Seaforde Street, Belfast

Seaforde Street in East Belfast used to be a much longer thoroughfare. In the Second World War it ran from Newtownards Road on through to Beechfield Street.

Seaforde Street

Belfast

BT5 4EX

Northern Ireland

Gas Poisoning in 1941

After The Easter Raid of the Belfast Blitz on 15th-16th April 1941, faults in electrical mains and gas pipes resulted in a leak of bitumen coal gas at 5 Seaforde Street.

Patrick Duffy

Private | T/178296

Patrick Duffy served in the Royal Army Service Corps. He died at his home on 18th April 1941 following the Belfast Blitz as a result of gas poisoning.

Seaforde Street in 1943

The following information is taken from the 1943 Belfast Street Directory.

NumberForenameSurnameOccupation
1Side Door
3ThomasMcKinstryLabourer
5MrsDuffy
7EMulhollandLabourer
9RobertNolanGrocer
13-15JDonaghyGrocer
17-19Demolished
21PhilipMcCulloughLabourer
23Mrs Mary CMcQuaid
25WilliamKellyLabourer
27Mrs RosanShevlin
29WilliamBurnsBoilermaker
31Mrs MMcIntee
33EdwardKearneyCarter
35MaryRyan
37SamuelO'NeillBarman
39HamiltonEdgarLabourer
41Vacant
43MichaelWalshLabourer
45MGrantFireman
47JohnBennettLabourer
49WilliamMcKennaLabourer
51Mrs AnnieCallaghan
53MrsFalloon
55PatrickGorman
57FMcFadden
59JohnKinsellaLabourer
61HenryHillan
63Mrs EMcCumisky
65WilliamMcAllisterSlater
67FrankCarlisleLabourer
69JamesMartinLabourer
71GeorgeMcMullanLabourer
73MrsFitzsimons
75Miss AMcCourt
77GeorgeBellDriver
79RMcDermottDriver
4JMcCann
6Vacant
8PatrickCullenGrocer
10JamesHargeySeaman
12JamesHamiltonLabourer
14JamesTrainorSailor
16MrsMcDade
18PLMunsterLabourer
20MatthewMcGeown
22Miss AgnesSmyth
24JamesCassidyBaker
26William JNapierLabourer
28AgnesMcGovern
30MrsMcIntee
32Mrs MaggieFroggatt
34JamesMcGovernLabourer
36WilliamCarrollCoach Painter
38RichardRyan
40WJRussellJoiner
42WilliamLogueLabourer
44EdMcAdamLabourer
46Miss JennieMulhern
48JamesFarrellyLabourer
50WMcConveyConfectioner
52St Matthew's School
54NMcConveyGrocer
56-58Vacant
60JamesSmithLabourer
62CharlesCloseLabourer
66MrsHiggins
68Mrs MaryMcMullan
70Gateway
72John HHalfpennySpirit Store
74WilliamKellySawyer
76PatrickLowryLabourer
78ArranWright
80Miss NellieBole
80aMrsMcCartneyDealer

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.

Map showing St. Matthew’s Boys’ School, Seaforde Street, Belfast

St. Matthew’s Boys’ School, Seaforde Street, Belfast

52 Seaforde Street, Belfast

St. Matthew's Boys' School still stands at 52 Seaforde Street in East Belfast. In the Second World War, the street ran through to the Newtownards Road.

Map showing St. Matthew’s Girls’ School, Seaforde Street, Belfast

St. Matthew’s Girls’ School, Seaforde Street, Belfast

52 Seaforde Street, Belfast

St. Matthew's Girls' School still stands at 52 Seaforde Street in East Belfast. In the Second World War, the street ran through to the Newtownards Road.

References

Lennon Wylie

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