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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #675 on: November 10, 2009, 04:23:18 PM »

divis Tower was built on the site of the mill,probably because the foundations were already dug and deep enough
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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #676 on: November 17, 2009, 12:46:24 AM »
the shop facing o'neils was mc crorys then tom breslins at varna then edie foxs at sultan which later wards owned and maybe even the mc manusus as well  then there was wille dark mc mahon shop also owned by the wards and previously john muphy  then the wine shop the bookies and tommy lowes and the chippy owned by the  man with one arm

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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #677 on: January 31, 2010, 03:26:06 AM »
the chippy owned by the  man with one arm

Wasn't the chippy known as 'Mollys'
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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #678 on: February 23, 2010, 10:30:38 AM »
Does anyone know of a good quality hardback book containing photos such as these? 
I will be home in June for a week and if anyone knows the best bookshops nowadays which might stock Old Belfast photos books I would appreciate the info.
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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #679 on: February 23, 2010, 10:38:29 AM »
Sam you will be able to pick up a few photo books in , " Bargain Books " Castle court, Belfast city centre. They have a few in their, all very reasonably priced.
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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #680 on: February 23, 2010, 10:40:21 AM »
Many thanks Jim - Not too bothered about price - photos such as these from the past are priceless to me. :smile:
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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #681 on: February 23, 2010, 01:09:16 PM »
Many thanks Jim - Not too bothered about price - photos such as these from the past are priceless to me. :smile:
SamG. .sounds like you live away from Belfast. .I recommend using E-bay and you can buy from wherever you like at good prices....some new, some secondhand.  I've built up 30 or so such photographic books..good luck & enjoy your stay

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« Reply #682 on: February 23, 2010, 01:35:08 PM »
Thanks BreadBasket - due to poor health I don't get home very often these days. Ebay is very handy but a slow mooch around some bookshops seems more preferrable.
By the way my Dad delivered bread for the Windsor Bakery in an electric van, you sound as if you may have met him  ;) :smile: 
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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #683 on: February 23, 2010, 07:18:33 PM »
Thanks BreadBasket - due to poor health I don't get home very often these days. Ebay is very handy but a slow mooch around some bookshops seems more preferrable.
By the way my Dad delivered bread for the Windsor Bakery in an electric van, you sound as if you may have met him  ;) :smile:
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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #684 on: February 24, 2010, 10:55:12 AM »
After a deep dredge in the depths I am thinking my Dad worked for the Royal bakery or perhaps McWatters (if not where did I get that name from?) in Cromac Street circa 1956 - 62.
Going round his run with him and the smell of baking bread at 6am was something special  :smile:
Actually I ate most of the pies and iced diamonds, remember them?
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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #685 on: May 31, 2010, 09:10:37 PM »

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« Reply #686 on: May 31, 2010, 09:11:44 PM »

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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #688 on: May 31, 2010, 10:45:07 PM »
Anybody know the name of the street two pics up, with the shop at the corner? Brilliant photo.
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Re: Old Belfast in Photographs
« Reply #689 on: May 31, 2010, 10:54:32 PM »
i had a great mate lived fourth door, on right i think, of massareene st, mccanns
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