circa 1900:  Traffic on Royal Avenue, Belfast.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

38 photos that show how Belfast’s Royal Avenue has changed over the years and how events there have shaped Northern Ireland

Dipping into the archive we take a look at one of Northern ireland’s key shopping streets down the years

Images from Pacemaker, PA and Getty.

City Hall, Royal Avenue, Belfast city centre

1. Royal Avenue

City Hall, Royal Avenue, Belfast city centre
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A  women  in the middle as Loyalists protesters riot at Royal Avenue  in Belfast City centre as Republicans  were to hold an anti-internment parade along Royal Avenue

2. Royal Avenue

A women in the middle as Loyalists protesters riot at Royal Avenue in Belfast City centre as Republicans were to hold an anti-internment parade along Royal Avenue
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RUC officers search members of the public as they enter Royal Avenue to the main shopping area of Belfast.//'May 1978

3. Royal Avenue

RUC officers search members of the public as they enter Royal Avenue to the main shopping area of Belfast.//'May 1978
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THE BUSY ROYAL AVENUE SHOPPING STREET IN BELFAST CITY CENTRE

4. Royal Avenue

THE BUSY ROYAL AVENUE SHOPPING STREET IN BELFAST CITY CENTRE
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