Locations

Map showing Duncairn Gardens, Belfast

Duncairn Gardens, Belfast

Belfast

Duncairn Gardens in the Antrim Road area of North Belfast suffered severe damage during the heaviest bombing of the Belfast Blitz in April and May 1941.

Cranburn Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Map showing Cliftonville Circus, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Cliftonville Circus, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast, Co. Antrim

During the Luftwaffe raids on Belfast in 1941, an air raid shelter on Cliftonville Circus took a direct hit and many of those inside died in the blast.

Map showing Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast, Co. Antrim

Buildings including churches and schools suffered damage on the Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim during the Luftwaffe attacks of the Belfast Blitz.

Map showing St. James’ Church, Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

St. James’ Church, Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

You won't find St. James' Church on a modern map of Belfast. The building on the junction of Cliftonville Road and Antrim Road was destroyed in the Blitz.

Map showing Belfast Royal Academy, Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast Royal Academy, Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

5-17 Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Some dedicated pupils and staff made their way through the rubble of the Belfast Blitz to attend classes at Belfast Royal Academy despite the damage caused.

Map showing Apsley Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Apsley Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast, Co. Antrim

Apsley Street lies to the south of Belfast city centre connecting Bankmore Street to Ormeau Avenue. The surrounding area is much changed from the 1940s.

Map showing York Street, Belfast

York Street, Belfast

Belfast

Many historic buildings on York Street, Belfast such as the International Bar and the Midland Hotel were extensively damaged in the Belfast Blitz of 1941.

Map showing York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast, Co. Antrim

Continuing on from York Street as it leaves Belfast City Centre, the York Road area was devastated by Luftwaffe bombs during the Belfast Blitz of 1941.