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Addison

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« Reply #6225 on: April 15, 2019, 01:58:51 PM »
   Just seen the death of -

  Joseph (Joe) Frame

  Passed away April 13, 2019, peacefully at hospital.
A Funeral Service will be held tomorrow Wednesday at 1.30 p.m. in St. Matthew's Church of Ireland, Woodvale Road, Belfast, followed by committal in Carnmoney Cemetery.
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« Reply #6226 on: April 15, 2019, 02:47:07 PM »
       Passed away April 13, 2019, peacefully at hospital. Much-loved husband of the late Kathleen and much-loved father of Joe and Lynn, devoted grandfather to Adrienne and Thomas and father-in-law to Brenda and Tom.A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday.
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« Reply #6227 on: April 15, 2019, 06:55:23 PM »
Addison, Bobby just read your post, he remembers Joe Frame.

Condolences to his Family. RIP

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« Reply #6228 on: April 16, 2019, 08:12:15 AM »
One of my old foremen from the card shop woodvale.sad to see.

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« Reply #6229 on: April 16, 2019, 08:14:39 PM »
I remember a Joe Frame who used to live around Twaddell Avenue. Wonder is it the same one ?
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« Reply #6230 on: April 16, 2019, 10:41:04 PM »
Billy I think that's the same one my mate seen him at his sisters funeral and he was 95 then I don't know how long ago that was.

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James Mackie Sons
« Reply #6231 on: April 25, 2019, 02:16:38 AM »
Who remembers the medical checks we had at St James? I remember they were with a man who had quite a high-pitched voice.

Anyone have any memories of them?

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« Reply #6232 on: May 03, 2019, 08:14:33 PM »
Hi
My father worked in Mackies during the war due to the fact he was deaf & could not join up.25 years later while at school we were taken around it to se if we fancied an apprenticeship.Walked thou the smelting shop, sparks flying everywhere, Donít think that would be allowed these days. Everything is H&S today.


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« Reply #6233 on: May 15, 2019, 06:58:32 PM »
Hi. Wondering if anyone remembered my dad and my Uncle. My dad was Gerry Quinn we lived in Mayo Street and then moved to the Woodvale Road. Believed he had 48 years service and took early retirement in 1990. I know he worked in the Albert Foundry, Woodvale and also the training school in Springvale. Think he worked in sub assembly. His brother was Austin Quinn from Tennent Street.

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« Reply #6234 on: May 15, 2019, 09:40:55 PM »
I remember Gerry Quinn. Gerry specialised in the sub assembly of any complicated gear boxes that required a bit of finesse in putting together, a very knowledgeable guy when it came to that sort of thing, had a few conversations with him back in the day, nice bloke.

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« Reply #6235 on: May 15, 2019, 11:20:16 PM »
Thank you Gemma.

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« Reply #6236 on: May 18, 2019, 09:13:38 PM »
Sadly James Mackie Ltd, another great British Engineering company is no longer. However, I am led to believe their machinery still lives on around the world and is now made in India and China.  :)
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« Reply #6237 on: May 18, 2019, 11:51:38 PM »
Billy when I moved to australia in 1977 my first interview was in a textile factory and to my surprise all the machines were from the card shop in mackies.i didn't get the job because I knew more about the machines than the guy who was interviewing me.

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« Reply #6238 on: May 19, 2019, 12:32:00 AM »
Billy when I moved to australia in 1977 my first interview was in a textile factory and to my surprise all the machines were from the card shop in mackies.i didn't get the job because I knew more about the machines than the guy who was interviewing me.

So did the guy who was interviewing you tell you that Jimmy?

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« Reply #6239 on: May 19, 2019, 01:27:14 AM »
When the guy who owned the factory heard who I worked for he asked me to come in right away . It took me about an hour to get there and his leading hand was doing the interview. He said the owner had gone home sick.when I said I had helped to build the mark 1s and 2s they had he said the job had been taken and they didn't need anyone. Which I thought was a bit Suss.