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Paul.W

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James Mackie & Sons
« on: April 01, 2009, 08:42:29 PM »
Has any one ever worked in Mackies out there I did my apprenticeship there.

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 09:17:46 PM »
I know someone who worked in Mackies - when he returns from his extended vacation he may well wish to discuss this topic with you at length.  :)

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 09:23:35 PM »
In 1963/64 I worked in Mackies until I was old enough to take up nursing. I worked in the office attached to the drawing office.  I was engaged to Samuel Turtle who served his time there.

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 09:40:17 PM »
Hi Dancer and PG I served my time there I started in the West Factory at 16 went through Card shop Joe Frame foreman CPA Blackie  Experimental Num 1. I was there from 1976 to 1982 and my old friend Jackie Maxwell any one know these people.

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 09:46:12 PM »
Hi Dancer and PG I served my time there I started in the West Factory at 16 went through Card shop Joe Frame foreman CPA Blackie  Experimental Num 1. I was there from 1976 to 1982 and my old friend Jackie Maxwell any one know these people.

Well, Paul.W - my oul mucker worked there before the dates you mention. Sorry, i proved to be of no help whatsoever.  :-[  :D

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 09:56:06 PM »
No probs PG I work away from home and I have been bored lately so all these memories are flooding in since I joined BF and I am addicted to BF  reading all the stories its great so I am hoping some old friends will see this and reply Thanks PG any way

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 10:16:03 PM »
I worked in Mackies in 1967, in the B.A.M.department.  All I remember about it was, I used to work a machine that drilled holes in aluminium plates.
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 11:37:16 PM »
hi Paul.  i remember wee Joe well, i worked in the woodvale factory between 74&84, john malcomson and then harry Marcus were my gaffers in the gripmack loom dept. SAM.
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009, 12:13:37 AM »
I worked for about a year in the Docket Office in the early 60,s my boss was a Mr Port, I hated that job it was so boring but the girls were good fun.  ::)

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 12:38:50 AM »
I didnt work at Mackies,but a very good friend of mine did by the name of Ernie Mawhinney.he was a ratefixer and married a young woman called Maysie Best.
Unfortunately Ernie died about six months ago but Maysie is still going strong at 80
I also had an uncle who worked there called Dick Drennan.
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2009, 01:21:20 AM »
hi leaky,    sorry to hear about Ernie, he was my rate fixer the 10 years i worked in mackies, tough but fair wee man, he was a good sailor if i remember correct. sam.
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2009, 01:26:08 AM »
Does anyone remember Hugh Campbell who worked at Mackies?  I think he also worked with a man called Stanley Barnes.  And I vaguely remember a Winkie Brown. 

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2009, 06:51:45 AM »
hi leaky,    sorry to hear about Ernie, he was my rate fixer the 10 years i worked in mackies, tough but fair wee man, he was a good sailor if i remember correct. sam.

Ernie was a great yachtsman he was in the Whitehouse club for years then when it closed he sailed out of carrick.

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2009, 09:13:47 AM »
The office that worked in dealt with dockets coming up from the workshops.
I remember a guy called Nero who used to bring the work dockets up to us We were  in the main building.  There were men in the back part, drawing I think.  Mr McConnell was in charge.  The craic was always great.  Samuel Turtle who I was engaged to, left and joined the Merchant Ships.  Unfortunatley he died an year ago on his 65th birthday of asbestosis.  Really sad, I still see  his mum.

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2009, 12:28:41 PM »
I worked in Henry Taylor & Son in Brown's Square 1962- 1972. James Mackie took it over in the late 60's I think! I worked in the Hackle shop. Nella