Author Topic: Any exiles from East Belfast?  (Read 164834 times)

Jack Casement

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Re: Any exiles from East Belfast?
« Reply #735 on: March 23, 2020, 12:19:11 PM »
Richard McCann.  The names you mentioned brought back memories.  Derek Dougan was my best mate when he player for Distillery.  We both worked in the shipyard and usually went dancing at the Plaza.  One night I told him I couldn't go as I had promised my mum to whitewash her backyard.   This didn't deter Derek as we both got stuck in and then went to the dance.
Another name which brings back memories is Billy Aitkin.  Billy was another shipyard friend and we both signed on and sailed on the Royal Mail Ship Arlanza.  I still have a picture some where of him on the ship.
I wonder if anyone reading this knows Alex Douglas I think from Sydenham