The following notice appeared in the major Northern Ireland press in December 1983
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FOR NORTHERN IRELAND
ROADS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1980
ROAD TRAFFIC (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981
NOTICE TO INTENTION TO MAKE VESTING ORDER
FRANCIS STREET/KING STREET/CASTLE
STREET/MILLFIELD, BELFAST, CAR PARK AND ROAD
TAKE NOTICE that the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland in pursuance of the provisions of the above Orders proposes to make an order vesting in the department in accordance with and subject to the provisions of the above Orders land at 1-23 Francis Street, 1-45 King Street, 107-141 Castle street, 120-146 Millfield, Belfast.
The Department desires to acquire the said land otherwise than by agreement for the provision of a public car park and road widening.
AND FURTHER take notice that any party interested in the land desiring to object to the proposal may, before the 30th day of January, 1984, send to the Divisional Roads Manager Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland, Road Service - Belfast Division, Hydebank, 4 Hospital Road, Belfast BT8 8JL, a statement in writing of his objection setting out the grounds thereof.
A map of the land may be inspected at all reasonable hours at the offices of the Department's Roads Service, Belfast division, Hydebank, 4 Hospital Road, Belfast BT8 8JL, or of the Belfast Development Officer, Clarendon House. 9-21 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8NR
Dated this 16th day of December, 1983.
J. COWAN, Assistant Secretary.
[Freddie owned 1 to 11 Francis Street and my sister Mrs. B. Hamilton owned the top end of Francis Street. She left her Deeds in the "care" of solicitors Tughan & Co and has never seen them since!!!]