Glossary entry for
The Castle Picture House was located on the Castlereagh
Road, and was mentioned (along with "wee Alfie") in the song "A Sense Of Wonder" (from
A Sense Of Wonder). It is now a retail outlet belonging
to S&L Furniture.
Image and text courtesy of Stuart Bailie
The character "Wee Alfie" referred to in the song "A Sense of Wonder" was
actually a dwarf. He lived in the corner house in a street which adjoins Clara
Street. He literally lived at the very back of the Castle "picture house" which
is referred to in the same line... I remember him well when i was growing up in
that area, a well known and well-liked local character - lived to a reasonably
old age: I would imagine he died sometime in the 1970's.
Submitted by Gary Galbraith
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