Today marks the beginning of a very exciting new series we’re
rolling out next week calledThe Streets Where They Lived:
a six-part history documentary that will share the story of six
incredible Belfast men and women from the pages of history — and
the buildings they once called home.
We’ve been putting a tonne of work into this behind the scenes and
have partnered up with some really great people and organisations
to make it happen including Belfast Buildings Trust, the National
Heritage Lottery and BBC Producer Owen McFadden who very kindly has
come on board to produce and edit the series!
Our first episode rolls out next Monday and is all about legendary
footballer Danny Blanchflower and the story of the red bricks of
BUT, before that, we’ve got a very special bonus interview to wet
your appetite for all things history with the wonderful Maud Hamil
from The Ulster History Circle.
Now the Ulster History Circle is a non-profit organisation that
places blue commemorative plaques on buildings all over the country
to celebrate men and women who’ve contributed to our
You’ve probably seen them all over the place, they’re really really
cool and are a great way to learn about interesting people who
lived in the same place we do, but perhaps have been
The conversation you’re about to hear took place in Abbeydene House
where we were hosted by the wonderful Tim Cliford as we talk about
all things blue plaques, history and Belfast.
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