Heritage from your Armchair

Welcome to a new series on our blog. For the next wee while it seems we are going to be more reliant on technology than ever, but this doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some ‘old stuff’. I am hoping to create a series of articles that can signpost heritage lovers to some amazing online resources. There will be some resources for absolute beginners and hopefully some surprises for the more seasoned heritage afficionado. The aim is to cover a range of online museum collections, archives, podcasts, social media accounts and other heritage resources.

The Surprising History of a Football Stadium in East Belfast.

Confession…I am not a football fan. I was not overly excited about a trip to The Oval, home of Glentoran Football Club. As the heritage officer for EastSide Partnership I thought I should go and see what historical offerings are on our doorstep in east Belfast. I do have the benefit of a family who bleed green, red and black so it was with this sense of doing my job and a good dollop of familial duty we met Sam Robinson the club historian and tour guide for a visit to the iconic sports ground on a rainy February morning.

The Great Bakeries of East Belfast

Delve deep in to the scrumptious streets of Belfast’s breads and baps as you venture throughout some of the East’s most beloved bakeries.

Located along the Newtownards Road you will uncover the delicious treats of Jordan’s Home Bakery – a bakery that has been blessing our locals with freshly made buns, breads and apple pies since 1905! From this point onwards, uncover the existence of more than a dozen bakeries all within the area of EastSide... a true 'icing on the cake' type of adventure not to be ‘whisked’!

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