Mr Girmondi, Dancing Dogs & the Belfast Poor House
There have been some unusual donations to Belfast Charitable Society over the years, many of them recorded on huge wooden boards with the details of donors stencilled on. On this day (30 September) 1818 Mr Girmondi, who was in Belfast entertaining the citizens of the town, became one of these donors. Girmondi was the proprietor of a troop of ‘Dancing Dogs’ and he donated a days takings from his exhibition to the Poor House in order to support its work.
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