Smithfield Market

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The two murals featured here, depicting Smithfield in the ‘good old days’ – before it was fire-bombed in 1974 (gallery of 10 images at the Tele) – are inside the modern Smithfield, rebuilt in 1986, depicted in the third and fourth images. Update 2013-11: The two ‘Memories of Smithfield’ paintings are by Angela Ginn and Lorainne Burrell, 1999; funded by Belfast City Council.

The external shot is taken from the rear of Castlecourt. The foreign multinationals in it appear to be flourishing, while many units are vacant inside Smithfield.

For background: A 40-page booklet on the history of Smithfield | BBC footage from 1959. Click here for a video about bookseller John Clancy.

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