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greyghost

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Shoe makers
« on: November 19, 2006, 04:54:11 AM »
My uncle Jimmy Wallace owned the shoe makers shop at the top of the Shankill beside the Stadium Cinema.
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Re: Shoe makers
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2006, 06:32:45 PM »
1960 Directory of Belfast and Northern Ireland

Here is Tennent Street
351       Vacant
351-353 Stadium Cinema
355-369 Vacant ground
371-373 Automatic Refrigerator Service, Refrigerator Engineers
375       W. Stanfield, house furnisher
377       George Hunt, cooked meat manufacturer
379-381 Vacant
383       Heberon Gospel Hall
385-387 Paramount Film Services Ltd
389       J. Wallace, boot repairer
391-393 Vacant
395-401 Stadium Motor Works
403       Shankill Parochial Hall
405       Shankill Road Graveyard
409-411 Robert Robinson & Sons, Ltd., Iron and Metal Dealers and Machinery Merchants
413-415 Robert Robinson & Sons, Ltd., Iron and Metal Dealers and Machinery Merchants
417-421 W. Hastings, publican

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Re: Shoe makers
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006, 07:12:35 PM »
My great grandfather William Costello was a shoemaker in the Cromac st/Market area in the 1860`s.

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Re: Shoe makers
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 11:38:02 PM »
Some of my Grandfathers brothers name of McAvoy mended shoes from home at times. One of their sons owned a shop on the Woodstock Road and I think there was a connection with a shop on the Beersbridge Road.
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Re: Shoe makers
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2007, 12:32:50 AM »
DO YOU KNOW WHY WE ALL REMEMBER THE SHOE MAKERS,WE WERE ALL HIGH ON THE GLUE VAPOURS ;D

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Re: Shoe makers
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007, 11:22:21 PM »
My uncle Jimmy Wallace owned the shoe makers shop at the top of the Shankill beside the Stadium Cinema.

i can remember that shoe menders , i used to leave my oxford boots in there to get the steel tips inserted in the heels , i can still smell the leather. :)
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Re: Shoe makers
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2007, 12:30:36 AM »
My grandfather Thomas Doyle (mums dad) was a boot finisher thats whats on mums Birth cert

Oh and they lived in Fort street which had Mackies at the bottom of the street

Mums Mother was Charlotte McCann whos father was Patrick McCann he was a fitter in the factory, her mother was Mary Lowry whos maternal grand father was John Mullen who was an Engineer in the foundry Mackies? thats what it said on the 1901 census and they were living at 4 Forest street.

 Charles McCann moved into number 2 forest street and his son Patrick married the grand daughter of John Mullen 4 forest street, they then moved into number 6 and had my granny Charlotte as well as 7 other children..

So my grannys grt granda was John Mullen, My granny had my Mum who went on to marry a James Mullan whos father was John Mullan :o
no connection i dont think.
oh and Mums dad Thomas Doyles, dads mum was Margaret Mullan.

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Re: Shoe makers
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2007, 12:43:08 AM »
What a load of cobblers !My grandfather made shoes including long legged boots for the men of the family to go hunting.Just for the family and not for selling.We had the metal lasts in the house for years.

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Re: Shoe makers
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2007, 02:38:42 PM »
I have a friend who makes shoes for cattle so they dont hurt their feet on the concrete yard when going to be milked.
I dont think they are made of leather tho as cows are sensitive about that subject.
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