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Security gate checks in Royal Avenue.  26/9/1980

Security gate checks in Royal Avenue. 26/9/1980

Places such as CastleCourt  helped to transform Belfast

Places such as CastleCourt helped to transform Belfast

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Security gate checks in Royal Avenue. 26/9/1980

Walking around parts of Belfast one afternoon last week, I was half expecting the tumbleweed to come rolling down the street.

The usually thronged city centre was virtually deserted, with non-essential shops shuttered because of the lockdown, some temporarily, some for good.

Traffic in normally busy streets was quiet, even though signs told us that roads had been narrowed to enable social distancing. From what?


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