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maitland

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« on: September 13, 2006, 11:40:29 PM »
 :)hi everyone my name is bob
born in ballyhackamore
went to strandtown and belfast high schools
worked in sirocco and harland &wolfs
now living in auckland,nz
if i can help anyone it would be a pleasure

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2006, 03:56:17 AM »
Boutye Bob!

Welcome to Belfast Forum. Most people there are asleep now; well the smart ones anyway!  ;D ;D

What year were you in Strandtown?
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2006, 04:52:59 AM »
 :)Left strandtown 1952 on 11+ had a great time there,in fact i loved every minute of my life there,but circumstances made me shift to nz,Lived in Holland drive and been back about 5 times things are a lot better there now.

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2006, 06:05:15 AM »
Bob,

Was Mrs. Cummins (the seagull woman) teachin there then?
Mr McKnight? Mrs. Bell?

Who was the headmaster - Mr. Martin?

We knew the Lewis family from Holland Drive (I think)
The kids were Anna, Georgina and David. They'd now be in their 60's.
One of the girls was an elocution teacher (Or is that electrocution?  ;D)
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2006, 06:17:20 AM »

Yes mr martin was the head master,i remember mr mcnight  ::)
My sister were named maud,ann&evelyn,how long ago did you leave the country

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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2006, 06:20:57 AM »
I was in Strandtown from 61-64.

Martin retired in 63 and McKnight became boss.

I emigrated to Canada in 75. And you?
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006, 06:29:30 AM »
God you are a little chicken i left belfast in 1958 doesn't seem that long ago.I have a few relatives who went to canada.Its amazing how many people who leave .
I used to be in an online exile club and there were people from all around the world in that club,in fact the bloke who started it was based in Canada.take care
bob

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006, 06:37:42 AM »
bob,

I hope by 'chicken' you mean young?  ;)

All the best nie,

I'm off t'm'bed. It's the marra, so it is!! ;D
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006, 06:44:49 AM »
i should have said spring chicken,yes it is a young chicken

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006, 10:59:35 PM »
"Was Mrs. Cummins (the seagull woman) teachin there then?
Mr McKnight? Mrs. Bell?

Who was the headmaster - Mr. Martin?"

I remember Mr Martin, and Mrs Etta Bell.  She was a friend of my Grandmother and my Mother.  I have her photo on an LP sleeve   she sang in the Ormiston Choir.

My Mother's name was Hewitt, BTW.  :)
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2006, 03:20:44 AM »
Les,

aye, Mrs Bell ran the choir and a group I was in that played individual notes on devices with rubber ended sticks. I can't remember the name of them. She also ran a tight ship in the Junior playground when the bell rang.

Are you related to big Stanley Hewitt the rugby and cricket player who owned the car place on Great Victoria Street?
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2006, 12:41:43 PM »
Les,

aye, Mrs Bell ran the choir and a group I was in that played individual notes on devices with rubber ended sticks. I can't remember the name of them. She also ran a tight ship in the Junior playground when the bell rang.

Are you related to big Stanley Hewitt the rugby and cricket player who owned the car place on Great Victoria Street?

No.  That's another branch of the Hewitt line.  There's no known connection.
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2006, 09:31:35 PM »
Ma Bell was a nutter  ;D

She was known to throw things at anyone who talked--blackboard duster, alarm clock etc,. ::)

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2006, 09:41:16 PM »
Hei Bob from Ballyhackamore, did you know wee Hughie or Olive ???
Sorry I cannot recall either surname.

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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2006, 10:43:50 PM »
bloomfield,

Fortunately I never had Dinger as my teacher, but I heard about the duster throwin too.

I had a Mr Magennis in Hut 1 for P7. Fancied he was Geordie Best.  ;D
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