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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #255 on: September 30, 2020, 05:20:18 PM »
@spoolerdog, we were at finiston together, model together, hope you and family are well, met mark a few years back and even have bumped into carol and david a few time but havent seen you since model days

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #256 on: October 07, 2020, 02:52:06 PM »
Hi Thomas

You didn't have a brother and sister did you?  Lived in the Gardens?

If so I remember you well both from Finiston and the Model.

Strange isnt it, nearly 40 years since we talked lol


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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #257 on: October 09, 2020, 05:42:06 PM »
Lived in 5 heathfield drive, torrens drive, torrens gardens, my dad was born and lived in ballycastle street, Was playing in the school playground the day it was mortored.
Remember teachers, mr Pollock, and Mr moore, played for the school football team. Born 1965 some of the older posters on here might well know my dad.
Very fond memories of a great school.
Hi Thomas,

I also attended Finiston PS, from 1960 to 1967. Born and bred in Ballycarry St untill I moved to East Belfast. One of my close friends lived in Ballycastle Street and was later one of the many innocent victims of the troubles. Finiston was a marvellous wee school and although we tend to only ever remember the good times in our past lives, I can honestly say I struggle to recall anything about my time at Finiston which was anything but good. I remember my first teacher was a Mrs Beattie. The Head was Mr Stewart. We also had Mr Macaulay (Macaulay?) Mrs Elliot and my favourite teacher of all time was Mr Herron in P7. I can remember vaguely that the caretaker was called Mr Heinz. I actually learnt to swim from the weekly lessons provided by the school every Thursday. A bus would collect us from the gates on the Oldpark Road entrance and we would travel to the baths on the Falls road. It was a really great time. I recall Finiston with great fondness and feel absolutely privileged to have been a pupil of a great school.
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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #258 on: November 04, 2020, 07:41:05 PM »
Not been on here in years.Lived in Torrens Avenue and went to Finiston from 1962.Absolutely loved it but wish i had some photos!
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« Reply #259 on: December 11, 2020, 10:44:05 PM »
As a youngster, I remember the rocket attack and the various other "incidents" including half of the school being burned down.

Remember having to play under the shadows of "peace fencing" right around the school.

but great times were had.  I loved it and the Principal and teachers were stars. 

David Russell - Principal
Bill Pollock - taught me in P7
Mr Moore taught me in P5 and gave me a love of history which I still enjoy nearly 50 years later.

great memories indeed.
Forgot to mention that I lived in Louisa Street.
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 #260 on: December 15, 2020, 07:56:09 PM »
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Re: Finiston Primary School
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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #262 on: February 20, 2021, 11:54:53 PM »
Hi Stephen mc allister, I remember you from finiston primary school, we were in the same class and  I remember sitting beside lackid Ali, my name is Jacqueline hanley. I think Martin hinchey, Evelyn Gormley  and Jim Scott were in the same class. Finiston was a fantastic wee school, I loved it and its so good to read other people's memories. Mrs Hewitt was my p4 teacher and on Friday afternoons would read Alice in wonderland to us and she would  do all different voices for the characters. I remember when Mr Stewart was headmaster and at every assembly we would all sing yeild not to temptation, I think it was the only hymn we ever sand lol, happy memories

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #263 on: February 21, 2021, 06:55:51 AM »
Minnie,Mrs Hewitt was my p4 teacher too....loved them all.Had Mr.Welch for two years in a row after that...no idea how that worked!
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