York Road, 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.

York Road

Belfast

Co. Antrim

United Kingdom

York Road in the Belfast Blitz

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

York Road in 1943

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

First Name(s)Last NameOccupation
1British Restaurant
3Glen Laundry Office
5Beamish and CrawfordPublicans
7ChristieValentine
9JWarnockHairdresser
9Newalls Insulation Co.
11Henderson and WallaceTimber Merchants
11aNewalls Insulation Co.
13-15Devonshire LaundryReceiving Office
15aVacant
17JamesMaddenGrocer
19AFuscoIces
21Vacant
23JHamiltonFishmonger
25JDuncanButcher
27SamuelHallEngineer
29Pearl Dyeworks Ltd.
31Dr. BGoldfootSurgeon
33Vacant
41-73Vacant
75WilliamBrown
77-81Vacant
95Occupied by His Majesty's Government
97FHowardSoldier
99Mrs.Campbell
101Pidduck
103JFyfeCarter
105GeorgeBruceLabourer
107Orr
109Mrs. SMorrison
111Warnock
113HenryLucasMotor Engineer
115SMcBratneyPrinter
117Vacant
119Ulster Grit Mills Ltd.
121JBrownHorse Shoer
123AMcCannPublican
125Vacant
127-131Vacant Ground
133District Welfare Office
137aGeorge WLArmitageGarage
137George WArmitage
139Dr. RONSloan
141Vacant
143Astroplax Ltd.Plaster Manufacturers
143aRJMcKinneySteel Reinforcement
145MMcAllisterRoyal Navy
147Mrs.Purce
149-155Vacant
157WilliamScottDriver
159Irwin
161JohnRobinson
163McKee
165RobertMcMillan
167Mrs.Craig
169Mrs.Bryans
171Vacant
173-185Vacant Ground
185-193bVacant
195-201Vacant Ground
203MConveryPublican
205Mrs. MargaretStirling
207RStewartNewsagent
209JamesBarriskillSpirit Merchant
2SCarsonButcher
4HenryWilsonHome Bakery
6TSnowdenNewsagent
8Vacant
10W Clements Ltd.MPSI
12JJohnstonButcher
14ADouglasDraper
16HDouglasHardware
18JohnCarrollBoot Merchant
20HSnowdenRadio
22G&JGeddisPawnbrokers
24-26MCassidyPublican
28HArmstrong
34-36McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd.Builders
38-42Stewarts Cash Stores Ltd.
44HenryWhitesideHairdresser
46JC Campbell Ltd.Chemists and Opticians
48Belfast Co-Operative Society Ltd.Butchery
50-58Vacant Ground
60-76Vacant
80Castleton Presbyterian Church
82-90Vacant
92TJohnstonFlesher
94-96Vacant
98O Magill and Co.Grocers
100PBlaneySpirit Grocer
102JMitchellFruiterer
104ThomasSmithFruiterer
106Vacant
108JamesHarrisonDraper
110Vacant
112AESmithGrocer
114NAngusConfectioner
116Vacant
118-130Vacant Ground

Places of Interest

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

Map showing St. Joseph’s Boys’ School, York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

St. Joseph’s Boys’ School, York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

In July 1940, St. Joseph's Boys' School was one of many educational facilities in North Belfast listed as an evacuation point for children before the Blitz.

Map showing St. Joseph’s Girls’ School, York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

St. Joseph’s Girls’ School, York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

York Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

In July 1940, St. Joseph's Girls' School was one of many educational centres in North Belfast listed as an evacuation point for children before the Blitz.