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justluvbeingme

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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2012, 09:44:04 AM »

Hi Astor, we lived next door to molly and brendan lamb for a couple years, but it was whitworth st, at the bottom of forthriver gardens,

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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2012, 10:26:01 AM »
Hi M - you're probably right, I've been away too long,  left in 1967.   Hope all is well with you and yours  :-*
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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2012, 11:18:51 AM »

AL CAPONE

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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2012, 11:20:15 AM »
It was probably Gilbert's brother Ginger's wee sister.

Got many a chgase of that boyo  :)

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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2012, 12:34:24 PM »
Hi M - you're probably right, I've been away too long,  left in 1967.   Hope all is well with you and yours  :-*
Everyone great here Astor, hope all is well with youse too. :-*

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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2012, 12:42:13 PM »
Everyone great here Astor, hope all is well with youse too. :-*

There's only me left now jus - all my three have flown the nest now  :)
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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2012, 05:29:52 PM »
..Damo what year is this,as Annie Kerr would be my great aunt,my great grand parents Thomas and Jane Kerr lived at no 3 1911-1917+
Forth River Gardens
off Springfield Road
Falls Ward, West Par. Div.
   1. Cochrane, John, moulder
   3. Kerr, Annie
   5. Harvey, D. S., mechanic
   7. Gunning, John, R.I.C.
   9. Sloan, Wm., compositor
 11. Lilly, John, mechanic
 13. Jones, Jas., labourer
 15. Johnston, John, grocer
 17. McKelvey, J., painter
                               __________
   2. Walker, Geo., foreman
   4. McCabe, Wm., engine driver
   6. Clarke, Chris., R.I.C.
 ...Tennyson Street intersects
   8. Brown, James, preparing master
 10. Reynolds, D., foreman
 12. Cooke, John, moulder
 14. Hamilton, Mrs.
 16. Jinks, Alfred, moulder
 18. Earld, Mrs.
 20. Reid, James, labourer

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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2012, 06:52:36 PM »
That can't have been too far from the Springfield Dam?
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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2012, 10:01:20 PM »
That can't have been too far from the Springfield Dam?

Not too far BBJ - just around the next bend and a wee bit up on the same side, played there many times :)
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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2012, 10:30:31 PM »
Not too far BBJ - just around the next bend and a wee bit up on the same side, played there many times :)

Thanks, Astor.
I think I remember playing around there as a child.
Am I right in thinking that the Forth River then flowed past what we used to call "The Black Pad" which was a quick way of getting from the Beechmount Bungalows to the Springfield Road? It would then have become the "Blackie" (well-named!) and gone past the bottom of Oakman Street and through Beechmount and across the Falls Road towards Broadway.
(Where it went after that I never knew but suppose it must have drained into the Lagan,) 
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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2012, 10:41:14 PM »

Thanks, Astor.
I think I remember playing around there as a child.
Am I right in thinking that the Forth River then flowed past what we used to call "The Black Pad" which was a quick way of getting from the Beechmount Bungalows to the Springfield Road? It would then have become the "Blackie" (well-named!) and gone past the bottom of Oakman Street and through Beechmount and across the Falls Road towards Broadway.
(Where it went after that I never knew but suppose it must have drained into the Lagan,)

That sounds about right BBJ 'cept I never heard of "The Black Pad", but remember the Blackie well, I could write a book about our escapades there lol!
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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2012, 10:49:15 PM »
That sounds about right BBJ 'cept I never heard of "The Black Pad", but remember the Blackie well, I could write a book about our escapades there lol!

It was really the Black Path, so-called because there was no street lighting from when you crossed the top end of Cavendish Street till you got to the Beechmount Bungalows. Of course, it was reputed to be haunted.
My Mother used to work in Mackies during the war. The quickest way was across the Black Pad but her shifts started at 6am and she was always rather imaginative. Also, because it was near the river it was always soft underfoot and often flooded. My Granny used to walk her as far as the other side, sometimes carrying her on her back part of the way to make sure she didn't have to stand in wet footwear all day.
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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2012, 12:49:56 AM »
i  think that  was  bottom  of  sprinfield  avenue   but i  could  be  wrong

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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2012, 08:36:11 AM »
i  think that  was  bottom  of  sprinfield  avenue   but i  could  be  wrong

That's right. I had forgotten that. (Like a lot of other things nowadays!)
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Re: forth river gardens
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2012, 03:48:17 PM »
That Forth River Gardens list must be pre 1922. It shows Christy Clarke of the RIC. He was shot dead in 1922 during the troubles. The Annie Kerr in number 3 is my grandmother. In 1922 her name would have been Lamb.