Dig reveals Belfast's poor past





A bit of old Belfast has come to light with archaeologists excavating in the Cathedral quarter before development begins on a former industrial site.

Part of the old 17th and 18th century town was exposed.

Although it is little more than the outline of brick walls, it has given an insight into the city's past.

It is thought about 1,000 people lived in what was a squalid area, most of them with just a room and a small yard to their name.

Office buildings and a printing press used to cover the lot at Talbot Street.




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