Ride on the Tramcar through Belfast (1901)

This video is a fascinating journey down Royal Avenue 110 years ago. Notice the ‘buses’ going to the Antrim Road, Lisburn Road and the Ormeau Road and also the man powered advertising, an early form of billboards. The journey looks like it ends at the Albert Clock.
I love that everyone is dressed so formally compared to today’s fashions, and is everyone wearing hats? Its an truly fascinating insight into Belfast as a young city.
It’s 2 minutes of movie magic.

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