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andy

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2008, 10:10:28 PM »
desmondharris,
                         the Tyrone was in a complex of 4 factories
                         in Lemberg street one of the other factories
                         Maggee's where i worked.

 geordie2,
                    Jim McClelland his name is familiar i used to work
                    in the Ulidia
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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2008, 11:31:50 PM »
desmondharris,
                         the Tyrone was in a complex of 4 factories
                         in Lemberg street one of the other factories
                         Maggee's where i worked.

 geordie2,
                    Jim McClelland his name is familiar i used to work
                    in the Ulidia
Hi I worked in Tyrone around 68/69 I took ill was out sick and never did not go back I did the zips in trousers for awhile..

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2008, 12:49:18 AM »
Thank you Andy,and Bhelena,
My Dad died at the age of 48, I was 10 at the time (1970) and any information relating to his life, especially his working life means a great deal to me. I have lived now in Australia for 30 years having left when I was 15, so any scrap of news means a lot . Thank you.

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2008, 01:43:10 PM »
Thank you Andy,and Bhelena,
My Dad died at the age of 48, I was 10 at the time (1970) and any information relating to his life, especially his working life means a great deal to me. I have lived now in Australia for 30 years having left when I was 15, so any scrap of news means a lot . Thank you.
Hello Desmond do you know the Donegal rd at all there was a good few sewing factories on it you were allways sure to get a job somewhere on the Donegal rd I dont think there is much now as the troubles put paid to that .Do you get back to Belfast much? I live in the south now we moved here 35 yrs ago but travel back alot theold Belfast is long gone :'( :'( :'(

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2008, 03:40:27 AM »
Hi, I worked at Kennedys shirt factory, it was located on Franklin St. off Great Victoria St. It was my first job, from 1954 to 1957. I have great memories of working with people from all over, Ligoniel, Ardoyne, The Falls,The Market, Sandy Row. The girls most days would start singing and it would be one song after another, we had decent bosses as long as we sang and worked they didnt' bother us. Everyone got along with each other and helped each other when needed.
When I was in Belfast last year, we stayed at the Europa, I walked to Franklin St and was surprised to find the building was still there.

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2008, 12:15:13 PM »
Hi, I worked at Kennedys shirt factory, it was located on Franklin St. off Great Victoria St. It was my first job, from 1954 to 1957. I have great memories of working with people from all over, Ligoniel, Ardoyne, The Falls,The Market, Sandy Row. The girls most days would start singing and it would be one song after another, we had decent bosses as long as we sang and worked they didnt' bother us. Everyone got along with each other and helped each other when needed.
When I was in Belfast last year, we stayed at the Europa, I walked to Franklin St and was surprised to find the building was still there.
HI Cathy Belfast has changed so much I bet you were surprised to see the building still there we have some really nice building around the city.I hope you enjoyed your visit.

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« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2008, 12:21:42 PM »
"bhelena",   i remember the star, i used to work in the
 ulidia clothing co across the donegall road, but i dont
 remember when it closed down, someone in the forum
 will know. did you live on the donegall road.
O0 I worked in the Albium in sandy Row
hated every minute of it Traumatized so much I hate sewing to this day. I to lived on the donegal road

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2008, 07:24:30 PM »
 sandy girl,
             
      where abouts on the donegall road did you live
      i lived i bentham street just next to utility street
      worked for [albion, ulidia, magees, mourne.] all
      clothing firms
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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2008, 10:23:37 PM »
sandy girl,
             
      where abouts on the donegall road did you live
      i lived i bentham street just next to utility street
      worked for [albion, ulidia, magees, mourne.] all
      clothing firms
Andy did you work in the mourn oldpark.

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2008, 08:56:53 PM »
 "bhelena"

 yes i was cutting manager , and Fred MC coneky was the factory
 manager.
 i started in the Mourne straight from school and worked my way
 up. Fred and i where in the same B B together, George MC conkey
 and victor Scott where band knife cutters under me, can you
 remember any other names, my wife was also a Hoffman presser
 her name then was Pauline Pritchard.
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bhelena

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2008, 01:27:10 AM »
"bhelena"

 yes i was cutting manager , and Fred MC coneky was the factory
 manager.
 i started in the Mourne straight from school and worked my way
 up. Fred and i where in the same B B together, George MC conkey
 and victor Scott where band knife cutters under me, can you
 remember any other names, my wife was also a Hoffman presser
 her name then was Pauline Pritchard.
there was a Carol Early Silvia she had a twin sister but there was a Mr Robinson a young man good looking Ithink he was south Arfican..

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2008, 10:01:35 PM »
arder lavery,
 
 when you worked in the beltex did you know a lad
 called derek pritchard a mechanic
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2008, 02:16:32 AM »
andy, i cant recall a derek, but a bloke from up our street was one of the machanics.
we had paul maguire in the cutting room,  also from strathroy. then larry mcgrandles also worked with me, he was from nothwick. our gealdine worked in the office.
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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2008, 07:56:05 AM »
Hi Cathy, I worked in the same building as you in the late fiftys
I worked in W.H.Dunlops, just below your factory, I left in 1960,
we might have passed one another in the wee entry to your
place, I remember all you girls coming to work up that entry,
shouting and singing, do you remember old Joe Kane, the
lift operator, big flat nose ?

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Re: SEWING FACTORIES
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2008, 10:52:07 PM »
 bhelena,         the name carol early sounds familiar
                        do you know if she is still around.
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