Northern Ireland Snapshots | Local history and famous landmarks in the 1940s, 50s and 60s
In the 1960s, BBC Northern Ireland ran a series of short reports from their 'roving reporter' that featured actor and presenter James Boyce and others touring the highways and byways of the region. With his eye for the quirky and his gifted way with words, Boyce brought to light the histories of well-known landmarks and uncovered unusual events and local folklore.
These items were never transmitted outside Northern Ireland, but a selection is now brought together in this collection along with a gallery of nostalgic images of people and places from the 1940s.
A tour around Belfast's 'palace of variety'.
One hundred years' worth of domestic appliances gathered in one kitchen.
A visit to the melancholic Bonamargy Friary and graveyard.
The unsavoury tale of a disgruntled social outcast.
The lending library that once housed a mummy.
Wartime hospital sold off brick by brick.
The well-known Belfast thoroughfare prepares for Christmas.
Death and despair await those who interfere with an auspicious tree.
The Antrim home of writer Alexander Irvine is restored.
How an ancient site near Cookstown is connected with the Stone of Scone and Dean Swift.
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