This photographic history of Belfast's Shankill Road and its inhabitants spans from Victorian times through to the 1960s. Vigorous, tough, fiercely proud, the Shankill is one of the most interesting areas of Belfast. Its social, trade, political and industrial life has long been of crucial importance to the city. Paul Hamilton, born and bred there, tells the story of the Shankill before redevelopment wipes out the memories, along with the wee back streets, the shops and the pubs. The book includes a commentary, together with the recorded memories of Mrs Sarah McGrath, who lived, worked and reared a family on the Shankill through the hard times of the 1920s and 30s. The book presents the atmosphere of the Shankill at work and at play, at worship and at war, on high days and holidays, from Victorian times until the 1960s.
Apart from slight bumping to edges and corners, the book is in very good condition: packed with fascinating historical detail, b/w photographs and delightful illustrations.