York Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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.

York Street

Belfast

Co. Antrim

United Kingdom

York Street in the Belfast Blitz

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

York Street in 1943

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

First Name(s)Last NameOccupation
1-23Vacant
25HMcBrideButchers
27-59Vacant
59Fish and Chip Saloon
61JMcCloskeyPublican
63MissMcCloskeyTobacconist
65Billiard Hall
67Morrow and Co.Provision Merchants
69Crawley and QuinnHouse Furnishers and Drapers
71-79Vacant
81-107Vacant
109-111WTDevennyPublican
113Hill and Co. Ltd.Chemist
115Vacant
117WAbbotButcher
119Mrs.Brady
121A Crawford and SonsChina Dealers
123ThomasBainbridgeFlesher
125-127Vacant Ground
139MissBurnsNewsagent
141MPurseFruiterer
143-145AFuscoSupper Saloon
147-149MissGreenawayDraper
151TParkesHairdresser
153WilliamMadillButcher
155The People's Hall
157Lindsay's Cash StoresGrocers
159JamesHarrisonDraper
161TDouglasButcher
163The Ulster Foot ClinicChiropody
165The Standard Printing Works
167GPiddingtonCycle Agent
168-171Fred CRobinsonProvision Merchants
173Gateway
175Mrs.Taggart
177FMunceFlesher
179Sayers and Co.Outfitters
181AGordonDraper
183O'Hara BrothersBakers
185Barr and Co.Grocers
187TChristieTobacconist
189Vacant
191AdaBoysFruiterer
193-195Vacant
197-199R Beggs and SonBoot Manufacturers
201-203Vacant
207York Street Postal and Telegraph Office
209Vacant
211Vacant
213Mrs. MPikeFrock Maker
215HMawhinneyBoot Merchant
217Mrs.McClintock
219JDicksonDraper
221LiptonGrocers
223Vacant
225WilliamMurphyRemnants
227-231Vacant
233-235Vacant Ground
237JohnFeeButcher
239ThomasMurphyPublican
241-271Vacant
273Ulster Bank Ltd.Branch
275Vacant
277WDAdair
279JWellwoodMPS
281JamesCraigVictualler
283WalterMcCormickProvision Store
285North Belfast Boot Store
287FW Parkinson and SonBakers and Confectioners
289Belfast Co-Operative Society Ltd.Funeral Furnishing
291SimonCarsonButcher
293Miss MaryMcNeill
295Mrs. FrancesBrown
297SLivingstonePublican
299Vacant
301A Kelly and SonsFurniture Store
307W&A Gibney Ltd.Wine and Spirit Merchants
309D&WHogTailors
311Miss GMeekeDraper
315Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd.
317-319Adam Turner Ltd.Undertakers and Motor Hirers
321The Rosevale Restaurant
323JamesHanveyBoot Repairer
325-327Vacant
329HagansHome Bakery
331Scott's Cash Stores
333Melville and Co. Ltd.Funeral Furnishers and Motor Hirers
335JamesGuthrieChemist
337Kelly's Meat Mart
339AIrvineNewsagent
341-343ParkesBaker and Provision Merchant
345Mrs. MMunnDrapers
347Home and Colonial Store
349E&VBlundellPawnbrokers
351-357DMcConaghyPublican
359London Midland and Scottish RailwayTerminus
361Midland Station Hotel
2-10Berriss Ltd.House Furnishers
12-18Belfast Co-Operative Society Ltd.
20-44Belfast Co-Operative Society Ltd.
46J Robinson and SonGranite, Marble, and Stone Merchants
46a-50aVacant
52C Porter and Co. Ltd.Wholesale Newsagents
54The York Restaurant
56BNewmanMarine Stores Dealer
56aMCloseConfectioner
58-60Vacant
62Charles Henry and Co.Provision Merchants
64The International Bar
66Mrs. AMulgrew
66aMissCobainGowns
68JosephMcManusGlass, Paint, and Oil Merchants
68aVacant
70SGAKirkMusical Instruments
72Vacant
74-76Belfast Timber Co.
78-80Vacant
82The Tyrone Supper Saloon
84BJMcVeighBoot Maker and Repairer
88-92TS Dixon and Co. Ltd.Fireclay Goods
94-98York Street RUC Barracks
100WCalwellMD
100RobertCalwellMB
96aDGillespieConfectioner
98aJSmithBootmaker
100-104AJohnstonDraper
104aSalvation Army Hall
104bJ Morrison and SonsShip Repairers
106WJGraceyChemist
108John Morrison and SonsBrass Founders and Engineers
110JReidConfectioner
110H&SMcIlwrathHouse Repairers
110aVacant
112-114ThomasMcClearyWine and Spirit Merchant
116-118Vacant
120DavidCraigEngineer
122-126Bank of Ireland
128-130Vacant
134-148Gallaher Ltd.Cigarette Manufacturer
150-152Vacant
154-156DMarcelloConfectioner
158-160Vacant
162WMWiltonFuneral Furnishers
164-166Belfast Savings Bank
168Dr. PJO'HaganMB
170Vacant
170a"Cecille"Hairdresser
172Charles Barr and Co.Grocers and Tea Merchants
174WWoodSpirit Merchant
176Turner's Fruit Markets Ltd.
178RBrownButcher
180JBowmanHairdresser
182-184Vacant
186ARobinsonTobacconist
188MissWassonMillinery
190-192Christie's Wallpaper Merchant
194-196JosephCunninghamStationer and Tobacconist
198-200WBJonesPublican
202JPirriePublican
204Wells BrothersGeneral Merchants
206EDorrisConfectioner
208MissMorrisConfectioner
208aLMcDowellLadies' Hairdresser
210St. Paul's Church of Ireland
212-248Vacant
258Salvation Army Hall
260PJHenryDental Surgeon
262WREWilsonMD
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