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Nov 23, 2020

Julie Andrews is the current Director of the Linen Hall Library: Belfast's oldest and last-standing private Libary.

 

Located just opposite City Hall, the old Linen Warehouse has some of the most interesting and important historic collections in Northern Ireland.

 

In today's episode we chat with Julie to discover:

  • The...


Nov 16, 2020

Dennis Coppel is an 85-year-old former Anesthetist and the current President of the Belfast Jewish Community.
 
 
Some of his early memories include growing up in North Belfast, exploring Cave Hill and seeing the Antrim Road on fire after the WW2 bombings. 
 
 
After juggling Hebrew School in the evenings with his


Nov 9, 2020

As part of our documentary on Otto Jaffe and the history of the Jewish Community in Northern Ireland, we paid a visit to the Belfast Hebrew Congregation on the Somerton Road.

 

The North Belfast synagogue is the third synagogue built in Belfast, the first one being built by Daniel Jaffe on Great Victoria Street and the...


Nov 2, 2020

Sir Otto Jaffe was one of the leading entrepreneurs responsible for the boom of the Linen Industry here in Belfast in the 1800s.

 

Through a lot of hard work and determination, the young German-born entrepreneur rose through the ranks of the family business and went on to become the Lord Mayor of...