Belfast Tram Ride – in 1901!!

And here’s another thing. UTube. I first clocked this around the time of the Dublin Riots, but that Google video sent me back to look again. The most fascinating thing that came up was this Mitchell and Kenyon clip from May 1901, of a horse drawn tram ride down Royal Avenue in Belfast, eventually ending up somewhere that looks like the Albert Clock.

The most fascinating detail are the eight blokes parading slowly by the side of the road advertising a film in the Ulster Hall.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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