Nelson Street, Belfast

Nelson Street runs between Great Patrick Street and Whitla Street in an area of Belfast that has undergone total redevelopment since the war.

Nelson Street

Belfast

Northern Ireland

Nelson Street in 1943

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

Number First Name(s) Last Name Occupation
1-3 L Murphy Publican
5 Vacant
7 Mrs. R McGonnell
9 E Lowry Labourer
11 James Brady
13 Edward Dornan Labourer
15 S Campbell Terazzo Worker
17 Bernard Thompson Labourer
19-21 Mrs. McCarthy
23 Carlo Notarantonio
25 W Scott and Co. Ltd. Bed and Bedding Manufacturers
27 Robert Cooke and Sons Waste Merchants
29 Matthew Mulvenna Horse Shoer
41-53 O&T Gallagher Ltd. Scrap and Waste Merchants
55 Store
57 Mrs. William Whiteside
59 John Butler Clerk
61 Side Door
63 Vacant
65 James Wherry
111-121 JP Corry and Co. Ltd.
123 James McMinn
125 Vacant
127 Thomas Ellis Docker
129 Murray
131 Occupied
133 W Phillips Bootmaker
135-141 Vacant
143 Robert Withers Labourer
145 Samuel McKee Labourer
147 Thomas Hopkins Grocer
149 J Craig Labourer
151 Mrs. Mary Melville
153 Mary Agnes Beattie
155 Charles Strain Labourer
157 Vacant
159 Mrs. Nelson
161 Side Door
163-167 Vacant
169 William Kelly Driver
171 William Turner Grocer
173 James Smith
173.5 Gibson Sewell
175 John Purse Sheet Metal Worker
177 J Thompson Docker
179 Gladys Pearson
181 Side Door
183 S Morrison Stevedore
185 Hugh Ferris Boilermaker
187 T McGreevy Boatman
189-191 Side Door
193 Mrs. T Nugent
195 John Murray Labourer
197 Bernard McCaughey Docker
201 Hugh Harvey Labourer
203 Vacant
205 Mariners Public Elementary School
209 Side Door
2-6 Vacant
8 Magaret Cosgrove
10 Hugh McGrogan Labourer
12 Mrs. AL Loughran
14 Mrs. MJ McKenna
16-18 John Watters Publican
24 Mrs. Isabella Smyth
26 P Canning Labourer
28 J Prophy Labourer
30 John Hickey Carter
32 H Trainor Scrap Merchant
34 Mrs. B McAleese
36 Mrs. Agnes Whitelock
38 F Trainor Labourer
40 Catherine Blair
42 Samuel Larmour Labourer
44 Mrs. Isabella Moore
46 Mrs. MA McKee
48 William Cook Labourer
50 Mrs. Hamilton
52 Henry Murdock Labourer
54-58 R Craig and Sons (Engineers) Ltd. Side Entrance
60 M Williamson Greengrocer
62 William Reynolds
64 George Speer
66 Donaldson
68 John Quinn Drover
70 Vacant
72-80 J Eastwood Dealer
82 Henry Caldwell Labourer
92 Mrs. McClean
94 W Banaghan
96 Miss ME Morris Grocer
98 Mrs. Mary McClarnon
100 Mrs. E Stevenson
102 Thomas Ferris Labourer
104 Vacant
106 The Misses Thompson
108 Mrs. A Atkinson
110-112 Vacant
114 J Martin Seaman
116 J Foster
118 Miss McNerlin
120 Vacant
122 J Galloway Soldier
124 J Branagh Labourer
126 Thomas Hopkins Labourer
128 B Dore
130 Mrs. M Davidson
132 Joseph Clarke Labourer
134 E Gaw Joiner
136 J Smyth Labourer
138 Side Door
144 Frank Dempsey Labourer
146 John Stewart Seaman
148 John Ritchie Crane Man
150 Robert Purse Joiner
152 John Purse Labourer
154 Vacant
156-162 Vacant
164 Miss Bridget Walls
166 Vacant
170 Ellen Murphy
172 J McGreevy Labourer
174 Thomas Boswell
176 J Trainor Publican
178 Mrs. Quinn
180 Albert Dixon Labourer
182 W O'Connor Labourer
184 Mrs. Mary Rogan
184 Cullen and Allen Co. Ltd. Stores
186 Vacant
188 James Doyle
190 J Flynn Labourer
192 James Adams Labourer
194 John McErlean Labourer
196 J Smith Tailor
198 James Hogg
200 H Mayne Labourer
202 A Devine Labourer
204 Mrs. B Brown

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 Mariners Public Elementary School, Nelson Street, Belfast

Mariners Public Elementary School, Nelson Street, Belfast

205 Nelson Street, Belfast

Mariners Public Elementary School once stood on Nelson Street in Belfast's Sailortown district. Today, little remains of the docklands area.

References

Lennon Wylie

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