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DID YOU KNOW…

Townsend Street used to be the end of the town. Hence the name, ‘TownsEND’, Townsend Street has ALOT of history behind it and that is something we are very keen on. We not only love to see businesses grow, but we love to see a community grow. Townsend Enterprise Park was once the grounds for so many business, and alot of the troubles.

Want to know more, check out our timeline and if you have any additional information we would love to hear from you!

Just email us on info@townsend.co.uk

 

1800

Farset River – 18th Century

It is well-known as the river that gave Belfast its name and High Street its curving shape. Northern Ireland's capital city was founded at a settlement centred on a muddy [...]

1833

Church – 1833

1833- October 22nd Foundation Stone of the old church building laid by the Marquis of Donegal Rev. George Bellis opened the proceedings with the 122nd Psalm, Rev. Dr. Hanna offered [...]

1836

January 1836

1836 – January - Rev. Josias Wilson of Drogheda called to be the first minister in the Church.

1838

Robert MacAdam – Soho Foundry 1838

Robert Shipboy MacAdam (1808 - 1895) was born in the house of his father, James MacAdam (1775 -1821) a hardware merchant, in High Street, two doors from Bridge Street, on [...]

1838 – May

1838 – May – Church buildings was enlarged.

1838 – August

1838  August – Church re-opened by the Rev. Dr. Cooke and Rev. Dr. Morgan.

1843

Hugh Hanna – 1843

In the early hours of Sunday, March 1, 1970, Sean Kelly from the Upper Newtownards Road received a phone call from a taxi driver friend asking for his help to [...]

1981

The Westlink – 1981

The Westlink road in Belfast is a dual carriageway. The Westlink was originally planned in 1964 as the Belfast Urban Motorway, the route was to have been fully grade-separated and would have [...]

1983

Plans for Business Start – in 1983

“As a paved road the Shankill dates back to around the sixteenth century as at the time it was part of the main road to Antrim, a role now filled by [...]

1984

Belfast lying in hospital – 1984

The Belfast Lying-in Hospital (1794-1903) by Lisa Lavery   Belfast’s first maternity hospital was established in 1794 due to the efforts of a small group of philanthropists. The aim of [...]

1987

Townsend Enterprise Park – 1987

Since the company was founded in 1987, the Directors have been guided by an ethos of service to the community, which has been embraced by all serving and former board [...]