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carroll brennan

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Finiston Primary School
« on: September 23, 2008, 11:06:10 AM »
Does anyone have a pic of Finniston primary School?  I went there and can remember when the Army took over part of the School. If i remember correctly the part that they took over was the old dinner hall.

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008, 08:35:40 PM »
 hi carroll,   my wife attended finiston from 1942 till 1952 maby this
                  was before your time.  she used to live in 6 heathfield rd,
                  her name then was pauline pritchard. [off chance you might
                  know her]
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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 09:28:06 PM »
Sir Ronnie Flanagan, a former Head Constable of the RUC, attended Finniston Primary. 

carroll brennan

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 09:55:55 PM »
Hi Andy,

Sorry that was a bit before my time :) I went there in the late 60's and then went on to the girls model. Mr Stewart was the head.

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 02:54:32 PM »
Hi

I went to finiston school as did my older sister and younger brother.  We lived in Heathfield Road from 1964 -1974.  Times were tough at the school at that time with the Army based there, however have really fond memories of the wee school :-)

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 02:57:56 PM »
mr stewart was the headmaster when i joined the school, replaced by mr russell who in later years became head master of carrs glen primary school.

I was devastated to find that there had been a wee night at finiston school before it was pulled down.  had i known this - i would have definitely been there.   Was anyone on the forums at this night - would love to hear about it?

perhaps there should be a reunion for all past pupils - what a laugh that would be - i wonder how many people we'd recognise there eh

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 10:06:00 AM »
Hello Everyone who attended Finiston Primary School

I am hoping to complete a piece on Finiston school.  I would like to include stories from those who attended the school.  If you're interested in helping with this please send a message to my personal email.  I hope to, in the next few weeks speak to past teachers of the school and acquire some copies of photos. 

This is just for personal interest only, so if you can contribute, I would be very grateful.  Obviously in return I would pass on any photos etc that I can get in connection with the school to those who would like them.

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2009, 07:53:56 PM »
Sir Ronnie Flanagan, a former Head Constable of the RUC, attended Finniston Primary. 

That's right. My mum went to Finiston Primary and told me she remembers him from school. She was born 1943 so I'd imagine she was there from 48-55. Her name is Helen Gillespie and she lived in Ballycarry St. (or was is ballymacarry?)
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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009, 09:49:53 PM »
Hi there

Ballycarry Street is right :-)

I went to school with Ronnie's nephew, many years later - small world eh

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2009, 11:50:13 PM »
That's right. My mum went to Finiston Primary and told me she remembers him from school. She was born 1943 so I'd imagine she was there from 48-55. Her name is Helen Gillespie and she lived in Ballycarry St. (or was is ballymacarry?)

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Thought you might be interested in this article from Joe Baker, my great grandmother and her family also lived in Ballycarry Street from 1901 to 1910

WHEN DEATH RAINED ON THE BONE Joe Baker

Ballycarry Street was almost wiped out and extensive damage was done in Gracehill Street, Louisa Street, Walton Street, Sylvan Street, Ballynure Street.

www.glenravel.com/_htmlpages/The_Blitz_in_the_Bone.htm

forever_a_shankill_girl

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 10:29:24 AM »

Thanks pentio..I've saved that link and will show it to my mum when she's over in another few weeks.  :)
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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2009, 03:56:39 PM »
My cousin went to Finniston maybe someone might no her Janet Briers,she then went on to the Model secondary school... :-\
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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2009, 09:01:38 PM »
I definitely know the name Janet Briars. 

I also know a Marilyn Briars?

May not be the same people.  Will ask my sister bout it.

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2009, 09:03:53 PM »
I definitely know the name Janet Briars. 

I also know a Marilyn Briars?

May not be the same people.  Will ask my sister bout it.

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she came from lebannon street,she has a brother called thomas  :D
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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2009, 09:07:55 PM »
Any idea what year approx the Briars attended finiston or the model?

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