Limestone Road, Belfast

The Limestone Road in North Belfast runs between York Road and Antrim Road. During the Belfast Blitz of April 1941, this area of Belfast was heavily bombed.

Limestone Road

Belfast

BT15 3AE

Northern Ireland

Hallidays Road, North Belfast in April 1941

Smoke rises from a crater caused by a Luftwaffe bomb on Hallidays Road, off the Limestone Road in North Belfast. The area was badly hit during the Belfast Blitz on 15th and 16th April 1941. Copyright Belfast Telegraph.

Limestone Road in 1943

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

Number First Name(s) Last Name Occupation
1 Mrs. Lena Saunderson Fruiterer
3 Jennymount Post Office
5 K Skelton Baker
7 City Brick and Terracotta Co. Ltd.
111 Mountcollyer Public Elementary School
2-16 Vacant
20-22 T Thompson and Sons Monumental Sculptors
24 Air Raid Precautions Garage
28 James Oswald Rivetter
30 Miss Susan Anderson
32 Mrs. Florence McCracken
34 Harry McDowell
36 Mrs. E McCullough
38 Charles Young Driver
40 E Johnstone Labourer
42 Isaac Venus Seaman
44 John Sloan
46 David Boyd
48 Mrs. Margaret Vance
50 Herbert Patrick Labourer
52 Joseph J Lowe
54 William J Coulter Oiler
56 Joseph McCrum Labourer
58 John McDonnell
60 H Brooks Labourer
62 William Keenan Labourer
64 Mrs. Magee Confectioner
66 William H Ryan Rigger
68 Samuel Dobbin Helper
70 S Davidson
72 Mrs. Jane Finlay
74 Samuel McDowell
76 John Martin Labourer
78 BG Brolly
80 William Rickey Joiner
82 Mrs. McClean
84 Archie Cowden Joiner
86 John Currell Sailor
88 James Rankin Labourer
90 Andrew Thompson Labourer
92 David Watson Carter
94 Miss Mary Patrick
96 George McKee
98 David Strain
100 Henry Snodden Labourer
102 William Moore Labourer
104 Mrs. L Fulton
106 Mrs. Dickey
108 Robert Gettis Labourer
110-112 Vacant
114-118 Occupied
120 Daniel McDougall
122 Occupied
124 John McCorkell
126 Alexander Irvine
128 James Patience
130 George Atcheson
132 Mrs. V Agnew
134 Mrs. M Kerr
136 William Graham
138 John Pepper Fitter
140 James F Radcliffe
142 Fry
144 Vacant Ground
146 George Boggy Lorry Driver
148 The Misses Crymble
150 Occupied
152 Frederick McCallum
154 Mrs. Lily Williamson
156 Rachel Kelly
158 Mrs. Mary J McCracken
160-162 Vacant
164 Mrs. Susan McCann
166 Vacant
168 Mrs. Minnie Ace
170 John Lee Civil Servant
172 John A Ritchie
174 Mrs. Somerville
176 George H Crawford Porter
178 James Woodside Joiner
180 Air Raid Precautions Post
182 John McMurtry
184 Vacant
186 John Carney
188-190 Vacant
192 Edward McVeigh Plumber
194 Mrs. Margaret Charles
196 James Cowden
198 Vacant
200 Occupied
202 Vacant
204 Mrs. Mary Cobain
206 William Crampton
208-212 Vacant
214 National Fire Service Station
216 S Carson
218 Mrs. Weakley
220 John Moorehead Commercial Traveller
222 SN McCaughey Plumber
224 Holy Family Church Side Entrance
226 Vacant
228 Holy Family Presbytery
230 Air Raid Precautions First Aid Post
232 Vacant
234 EJ Henry Foreman
236 M Cassaty
238 Patrick Anglim Civil Servant
240 Vacant
242 Robert J Matchett Machinist
244 Mrs. Annie Glass
246 J Loftus Printer
248 Rice
250 Michael Nestor
252 Sharkey
254 JH McNally Inspector
256 George Hamilton
258 WR Brown Gardener
260 Ernest Frackleton Royal Air Force
262 James Mateer Missionary
264 Robert Fleming Royal Ulster Constabulary
266 Mrs. Glover
268 Miss Margaret O'Neill
270 Miss Florence Watters
272 Charles Murray Salesman
274 Mrs. RM Hall
278 Limestone Plumbing Works
280-284 R McWilliams Builder and Contractor
286-292 Vacant Ground
294-300 Vacant
302 John Gilmore Tobacconist
304 Vacant
306 S Archbold

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 Currie Junior School, Limestone Road, Belfast

Currie Junior School, Limestone Road, Belfast

111-113 Limestone Road, Belfast

Currie Junior School today is Currie Primary School and still stands on the Limestone Road in North Belfast. Child evacuees gathered here on 8th July 1940.

Map showing Mountcollyer Public Elementary School, Limestone Road, Belfast

Mountcollyer Public Elementary School, Limestone Road, Belfast

111-113 Limestone Road, Belfast

Mountcollyer Public Elementary School stood on the Limestone Road in North Belfast. During the Second World War , young evacuees gathered on 8th July 1940.

References

Lennon Wylie

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