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Christopher

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Any exiles from East Belfast?
« on: February 07, 2009, 05:16:05 PM »
If you're an exile from east Belfast the East Belfast Herald might like to hear from you.
It could be a good way of contacting old friends still living in that area of the city. 

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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 11:48:38 PM »
I am an exile from East Belfast, Castlereagh Road living in Essex, for 30 years :) ;D

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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 01:28:44 AM »
I  lived opposite the Ulster Creameries on the Castlereagh Rd.  till my family left for Calif. in  1958. Also lived in Bloomfield and Sydenham.
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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 10:23:27 AM »
Ulsterstan:, was the Creameries between Grand Parade and Loopland, I also remember Dobson's Dairies somewhere there. I lived off Grand Parade.
Do you remember Mrs Rainey's wee shop, in her house, she was open all hours for sweets and cigs, and sold the boys one cig at a time !!
What age were you went you left there, our paths may have crossed. ??? :)

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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 08:26:05 PM »
Rosielee     Dobson's Dairies where on Montgomery Road which ran between the Castlereagh and Cregagh Roads.       :)
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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 11:53:26 PM »
 . Montgomery Road which ran between the Castlereagh and Cregagh Roads.       :)

Still does   ;)  :D  :

No dairy now, though  ... it's townhouses and apartments.

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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 11:56:23 PM »
Rosielee     Dobson's Dairies where on Montgomery Road which ran between the Castlereagh and Cregagh Roads.       :)

Deke. Do you remember the Dobby van coming around the estate in the evening. He used to stop at the corner of Cooneen Way and the Straight.

Ice cream and Candy bars and Sweets. Coats
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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 02:56:53 AM »
Yes   remember it well TC     O0
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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 03:04:40 AM »
Yes   remember it well TC     O0

Did they park near you. I remember he used to serve out the back of the Van.
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deke

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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 03:12:10 AM »
I think he stopped at different parts of the estate TC, I believe he stopped at the upscale part of the estate first (Mt Merrion) before heading up your way.         :yes:
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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 03:17:23 AM »
I think he stopped at different parts of the estate TC, I believe he stopped at the upscale part of the estate first (Mt Merrion) before heading up your way.         :yes:

I lived at the corner of Bannagh Corner and Cooneen Way. Close to upscale Rosetta ;)

I think he pulled in our way around 9-30 PM ;)
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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 03:24:13 AM »
ANYBODY KNOW WHAT YEAR THE CREGAGH ESTATE WAS BUILT.

deke

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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 03:28:38 AM »
Between 1945 and 1950
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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 03:39:13 AM »
The Cregagh Estate from the Rocky Road. The field where George Best first played for Cregagh Boys Club.

Whoops. Sorry. Made the photo a wee bit too big.

I think the building was started a little after 1945 Deke.

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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2009, 03:43:14 AM »
I think we moved in around 1948. I remember the top part was built first though I wouldn't bet the house on that.
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