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Did you know that Anthony Trollope wrote The Warden, the first of his Barsetshire novels, while living in Whiteabbey on the northern edge of Belfast? He spent 18 months in Ireland running postal services in the northern counties, arriving in 1853. Trollope, by the way, is credited with creating the post-box (first introduced in the Channel Islands) for the Post Office.

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Famous Belfast people:

Bobby Sands
Brian Mawhinney
C S Lewis
Danny Blanchflower
David Trimble
Derek Mahon
Eamonn Holmes
George Best
Gerry Adams
James Galway
John Stewart Bell
Kate Hoey
Kenneth Branagh
Louis MacNeice
Mairead Corrigan
Mary McAleese
Mike Gibson
Osborne Reynolds
Tony Banks
Van Morrison
William Kelvin

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Brit Quote:
Serious sport is war minus the shooting. - George Orwell
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On this day:
Drake completes the first circumnavigation of the globe - 1580, 1st British Open Golf Championship - 1861, Blackpool illuminations light up for 1st time - 1925, 1st Birds Eye Fishfingers go on Sale - 1955, 21 IRA men escape from Maze Prison - 1983
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