Blythe Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Blythe Street runs off Sandy Row in south-west Belfast, Co. Antrim. During wartime, several serving members of the forces lived on the working-class street.

Blythe Street

Belfast

Co. Antrim

United Kingdom

Blythe Street in 1943

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

Number First Name(s) Last Name Occupation
1 Mrs. L Talbot
3 Mrs. L Lockhart
5 Isaac McAllister Labourer
7 John Watson Labourer
9 Henry Bunting Packer
11 J Porter Meter Inspector
13 James Cheshire Carter
15 James Kernagahan Linesman
17 Thomas Ashbridge
19 William McMillan Labourer
21 Miss E McCrea
23 George Frame Baker
25 W Millar
27 William Morrison Boot Repairer
29 William Beattie Royal Air Force
31 RH Stewart Presser
33 John Geddis Driver
35 Alexander Reid Fireman
37 Lewis Smyth Fireman
39 Robert McKenna Mechanic
41 Mrs. S McCausland
43 Robert Bruce Taxi Driver
45 Thomas Mitchell
47 George Courtney Labourer
49 Robert Dickson Grocer
51 Jess
53 John N Murdie Fitter
55 Gateway
57 St. Aiden's Church
59 WJ Hinton Confectioner
61 James Gray Painter
63 James McGimpsey Labourer
65 Robert Taylor Labourer
67 Samuel Spears
69 John Collins Porter
71 Ocupied
73 Albert Leary Rivetter
75-107 Vacant
109 Linfield Senior Public Elementary School
111 Ernest Smith Soldier
113 George Winton
115 George Toogood
117 Mrs. Sarah Harrison
119 Robert Hughes Painter
121 Mrs. SA Barray
123 James Dougan Labourer
125 Mrs. Patton
127 James Graham Labourer
129 George R Sharkey Labourer
131 Mrs. M Brown
133 John Martin Painter
135 Walter Howard Labourer
137 Edward Corbett
139 William Lambert Labourer
141 Edward Connor Rougher
143 Richard Mackey Labourer
145 Mrs. R Newton
147 W Greer Weaver
149 Hugh McCallum Joiner
2 Miss C Kerr
4 Mrs. L Moore
6 B McCreery Hairdresser
8 J Wright Labourer
10 JJ McMullan Cutter
12a Briggs House Repairer
12 Mrs. A Lavery
14 John Bennett Labourer
16 Richard Caves Shoemaker
18 WJ Sewell Labourer
20 Mrs. McAnoy
22 Mrs. Eliza McCoy
24 Blythe Street Public Elementary School
26-28 John Campbell Blacksmith
30 William Audley Labourer
32 William Creighton Clerk
34 Henry Leary Shunter
36 William Dougan Baker
38-40 William S Ferguson Commercial Merchant
42 Alexander McDowell Labourer
44 Mrs. Jane McKee
46 Robert G Wilson
48 H Holmes Baker
50 Samuel Chittick Labourer
52 Henry Forsythe Labourer
54 William Smith
56 Mrs. A Harkness
58 David Forsythe Labourer
60 Edward Gray
62 D Crooks Labourer
64 Isaac Lavery Labourer
66 George Hill
68 David Gray Labourer
70 Albert Livingston Labourer
72 Mrs. Helen Taylor
74 WW Sheppard
76 Albert McCormack Packer
78 Thomas Millar Labourer
80 Mrs. Ellen Cochrane
82 Victor McKinstry
84 Hugh Bailey Labourer
86 Mrs. Kenelty Grocer
88 David Reid
90 J Murdie
92 Miss M Craig
94 John Dunlevy
96 Mrs. S Carson
98 Mrs. Elizabeth Black
100 GA Spurr Labourer
102 Mrs. H Carson
104 William J Dunleavy Labourer
106 Thomas Cummins Iron Turner
108 William Dalzell Fireman
110 Mrs. SE Ferguson
112 T Smith
114 Mrs. Agnes Beattie
116 Christina Scott
118 R Williamson Driver
120 Herbert Sames Motor Mechanic
122 John Martin Storeman
124 Samuel Larmour Labourer
126 William Minnis
128-130 A McQuillan Grocer
142 Mrs. Flack
144 Edweard Gilbert Soldier
146 William Trainor Painter
148 Albert Cherry Air Raid Precautions Warden
150 William Wright Soldier
152 Mrs. Agnes Robinson
154 William Nixon Joiner
156 John Beggs
158 Mrs. Alice Williamson
160 Hill
162-190 Vacant
192 William Calvert Machine Man
194 William McKittrick Labourer
196 Joseph Fisher Labourer
198 Andrew Johnston Labourer
200 james Fisher Labourer
202 James Dougan
204 Sidney Ellis Prison Warden
206 Mrs. Elizabeth Greer
208 David Milligan Labourer
210 Thomas Nixon Tenter
212 Mrs. Margaret Corbett
214 Mrs. Taylor
216 Annie Doloughan
218 Mrs. J McClelland
220 WH Gilmore Bottler
222 James Boyd Labourer
224 Mrs. M Johnston
226 W Mackey Labourer
228 Robert Rodgers Labourer
230 Frank Nesbitt Labourer
232 Miss Cairns
234 R Chambers Engine Driver
236 Isaac Booth Labourer
238 John Booth Labourer
240 G Kirkham Lamp Lighter

Places of Interest

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

Map showing Blythe Street Public Elementary School, Blythe Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Blythe Street Public Elementary School, Blythe Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

24 Blythe Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Blythe Street Public Elementary School served the working class area around Blythe Street, just off Sandy Row in the south-west of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Map showing Linfield Senior School, Blythe Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Linfield Senior School, Blythe Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

109 Blythe Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Linfield Senior School stoof on Blythe Street, which runs off Sandy Row in south Belfast, Co. Antrim. It was an evacuation centre for children in July 1940.

References

Lennon Wylie

Categories

Co. Antrim