High Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

High explosive Luftwaffe bombs destroyed much of High Street and nearby Bridge Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim during the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941.

High Street

Belfast

Co. Antrim

United Kingdom

High Street in 1939

The following information is taken from the 1939 Belfast Street Directory.

NumberFirst Name(s)Last NameOccupation
1-3Burton, Montague, Ltd.Tailors
5Jackson's Ltd.Hatters
7Under Development
9True-Form Boot Co. Ltd.
11-15FW Woolworth and Co. Ltd.General Merchants
17WCoulterHairdresser
19Lipton Ltd.Tea and Provision Stores
21Under Development
23Jerome Ltd.Photographers
25StylefitMantles
25Peter Pan StudioPhotographers
25AMollanTailor
25Northern Ireland Bookmakers' Protection Association
27John S Shaw and SonHatters
29IW Nicholl Ltd.Pharmaceutical Chemists
31Munster and Leinster Bank Ltd.
33Vacant
35Johnston Umbrellas Ltd.
37Millet's Stores Ltd.Clothiers
39Ulster Sports Club
39WilliamWardAgent
39Greenhill Brothers Ltd.Coal and Coke Merchants
39WCowanTicket Writer
39Theosophical Society
39PLenfestyCommission Agent
39Bell and BuchananAgents
39EKCordnerHandkerchief Manufacturer
39International Co-Freemasonry
39A&JLittleHouse and Land Agents
41Thompson's Restaurant
43RLCochraneGents' Outfitter
45Under Development
47FE Harcourt and Co. Ltd.Coal Importers
47Phurnod Smokeless Coal
49Under Development
51HarrisRundleConsulting Optician
53JReaTea Agent
53T Henderson and Co.Rent and Estate Agent
53Vacant
53AMcNeillyAgent
53TGuyAgent
53ARoseAgent
53JBLoudenAgent
53HarrisRundleWorkshop and Office
53T Henderson and Co.Sales and Valuations
53JH Corry and Co.Linen Merchants
53WACorryManufacturer' Agent
53AFSewellAgent
53William Hitchcock and Co.Wholesale Drapers
53SPollockAgent
53JRNixonManufacturers' Agent
53WRMcCordAgent
53JDalyAgent
53Pipe Hospital
53Initial Towel Supply Co.
55Hoffman's Ltd.Ladies and Gents Hairdresser
57Under Development
59AS Ritchie and Co.Seedsmen and Florists
61Under Development
63Finlay and Co.Butchers
65-69Nesbitt and Co.House Furnishers, Auctioneers, and Valuators
71Vacant
73HW McMullan and Co.Cigar and Cigarette Importers
75RAMackintoshChemist
77Francis Curley Ltd.Ladies and Gentlemen's Clothiers
79M Carson and Co.Wallpaper and Paint Merchants
81Under Development
83Robert Walsh and SonsChartered Accountants
83The North Of Ireland Trade Protection Association Ltd.
83Belfast Chamber Of Trade
83DDYoungCorporate Accountant and Auditor
85Refuge Assurance Co. Ltd.
87McLean and SonSolicitors
87FHunterUndertaker
89Gilpin BrothersTailors
91Under Development
93FJ Lavery and Co.Estate Agents
93WJM Stewart and Co.Incorporated Accountants
93Manhatten Beauty Parlour
93Kerr and Co.Wholesale Drapers
93WArmstrongAgent
93Ulster Employment Bureau
93LShapiroDraper
93JFergusonCaretaker
95Gilpin BrothersOutfitters
97Under Development
99GFuscoConfectioner
101Under Development
103RobertHendersonUnder Sheriff of Belfast
103The Swan Cash Dividend Advertising Co.
105St. George's Church
107Eglinton and Winton Hotel
109Baird BrothersBoot Merchants
2Scottish Widows' FundLife Assurance Society
4-10Sawers Ltd.Fishmongers, Poulterers, Game Dealers, Fruiterers, Grocers, Provision Merchants
12The Scottish Life Assurance Co. Ltd.
12Hollywood Beauty Parlour
12Northern Irish TrustFinanciers
12Manufacturers' Life Assurance Co.
12David HMorrowInsurance Broker
12Leeds Permanent Building Society
12Devoto and HassanCoal Importers
12R ClementsLyttlePhotographers
12HPeytonBuilders' Providers
12GFinkDrapers
12WBellDental Mechanic
12LilyKernoghanMillinery
12MHermanFinancier
12Mason and WoodsFinanciers
12ThomasMurdockCaretaker
14Cliffords (London) Ltd.Tailors
16Francis Curley Ltd.Ladies', Clerical and Merchant Tailors
16Shean and DicksonSolicitors
16TAdamsTicket and Show Card Writer
16WNMontgomerySolicitor
16JSteinbergWholesale Optician
18R McDowell and Co. Ltd.Watchmakers and Jewellers
20Walbrook Furniture Galleries
22-24Mackenzie and McMullenGeneral Drapers
26-32John Arnott and Co. Ltd.General Drapers
34-36John Porter Ltd.Ladies' and Gents' Outfitters
38Singer Sewing Machine Co. Ltd.
40ErnestYoungHouse Furnishers
42-46The Lyric Cinema Theatre
48-50John Currie and Co.Ironmongers, Hardware Merchants, Plumbers, etc.
52W Jeffrey and Co.Saddlers
54-56Graham Keegan and Co.Wine and Spirit Merchants
58-60Co-Operative Trading Co.House Furnishers, Wholesale and Retail Merchants
62-68The National Bank Ltd.
70EForgioneConfectioner
72James Baird and Co.Incorporated Accountants
72Air-Wat Ltd.Sanitary Cleaning System
72GCLepperSolicitor
72Kilpatrick and BreadyArchitects
72Lindsay Haire and Co.Stockbrokers
72MacDowell and McCormickEstate Agents
72Campbell and HardenSolicitors
72JRodgersAgent
72Smyth and RumleyAgents
72Devoto Ltd.Flour Merchants
72JW Monson and Co.Chartered Accountants
72AGBurneyAgent
72Royal Lifeboat Institution
72McMeekin and Co.Tea Importers
72Moffat and Co. Ltd.
72The Limmer and Trinidad Lake Asphalt Co. Ltd.
72JGriffithsCaretaker
74Vacant
78JMurrayConfectioner
80Inland Navigation Co.
80Lagan Navigation Co.
80James Morton and Co.Agents
80JohnMcWhirAgent
80Salvation Army Assurance Society Ltd.
80Harris and Co.Accountants
80DMatthewsCaretaker
80Provident Clothing and Supply Co. Ltd.
82Morrison's Trunk StoresTravelling and Fancy Leather Goods
84-86R Lynas and Co.Glass and China Merchants
88-90ASpenceAuctioneer
90aVacant
90bEWHamiltonWholesale Bedding Manufacturers
92-94Albert Hotel
96-98Alex Sloan and Co. Ltd.House Furnishers and Drapers
100ThomasPattonHouse, Estate and Insurance Agent and Valuer
100George A Stewart and Co.Advertising Agents
100ARobbManufacturers' Agent
100T Beattie and Co.Nurserymen, Seedsmen and Florists
102WSpackmanMerchant Tailor and Clothier

High Street in the Belfast Blitz

Photographers from the Belfast Telegraph captured the aftermath of the Belfast Blitz in 1941 when Luftwaffe bombs devastated the High Street area.

Places of Interest

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