Blythe Street, Belfast

On 15th-16th April 1941, Luftwaffe bombs fell on Blythe Street in South Belfast. A commemorative plaque remembers those from the area who died as a result.

Belfast Blitz Memorial Plaque

In 2016, Belfast City Council erected a number of commemorative plaques such as the one on St. Aidan's Parish Church in Blythe Street remembering those who died as a result of the Belfast Blitz.

Casualties of the Belfast Blitz

The plaque commemorates 13 casualties who died on Blythe Street on 15th-16th April 1941. This includes Sarah Jane Thompson who died at No. 95 although lived nearby on Donegall Road. Robert Craig and Rebecca Craig both died at City Hospital, Belfast bringing the total casuaties for Blythe Street up to 15.

Historical Belfast Podcast

On 3rd May 2021, to mark the 80th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz, Scott Edgar of WartimeNI joined Jason Burke, the host of the Historical Belfast Podcast to talk about the Belfast Blitz and its impact on Blythe Street.

Listen to the Podcast

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