Author Topic: PHOTOS OF THE OLD WHITECITY ESTATE ON THE WHITEWELL ROAD  (Read 92152 times)

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PHOTOS OF THE OLD WHITECITY ESTATE ON THE WHITEWELL ROAD
« on: July 23, 2009, 03:51:11 PM »
I lived in Garton Way in the Whitecity from 1952 until 1970 anyone any memories of the estate in that time

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Re: PHOTOS OF THE OLD WHITECITY ESTATE ON THE WHITEWELL ROAD
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 08:00:25 PM »
I delivered The Belfast Telegraph in the White city in the late 60s :)

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 08:37:18 PM »
I delivered The Belfast Telegraph in the White city in the late 60s :)

Hi Old Wallion what shop did you deliver the paper for. P.S. your photos are brilliant

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 08:45:38 PM »
we used to have to travel to the white city from clifdondene crescent on the oldpark road to pay the rent to the housing trust as they deemed that our little estate was part of white city (2 buses) :)

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 09:12:28 PM »
Hi Old Wallion what shop did you deliver the paper for. P.S. your photos are brilliant
The shop was Barrseys which became a Spar and it was beside St Ninians church. A guy called Joe Foster used to help me deliver the papers. :)

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Re: PHOTOS OF THE OLD WHITECITY ESTATE ON THE WHITEWELL ROAD
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 07:31:18 AM »
that shop was originally called Mortons. the late Gavin McWhirter,11 Whitewell Crescent was the message boy. HBM

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 10:41:22 AM »
The shop was Barrseys which became a Spar and it was beside St Ninians church. A guy called Joe Foster used to help me deliver the papers. :)

Hi Old Wallion, completely forgot about Barrseys shop and later Mortons. Thanks for the memory.

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 10:43:04 AM »
that shop was originally called Mortons. the late Gavin McWhirter,11 Whitewell Crescent was the message boy. HBM

Thanks for that as I said to Old Wallion completely forgot about the shops.

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Re: PHOTOS OF THE OLD WHITECITY ESTATE ON THE WHITEWELL ROAD
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009, 11:16:47 AM »
we used to have to travel to the white city from clifdondene crescent on the oldpark road to pay the rent to the housing trust as they deemed that our little estate was part of white city (2 buses) :)

Hi, another memory the Housing Trust, what a haul for you from Cliftondene Crescent.

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Re: PHOTOS OF THE OLD WHITECITY ESTATE ON THE WHITEWELL ROAD
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009, 05:58:50 PM »
There is a pamphlet that has some photos of the White City. http://opac.ni-libraries.net/02_Catalogue/02_005_TitleInformation.aspx?searchTerm=crumbling+orlits&searchTerm2=&searchTerm3=&searchTerm4=&searchType=99&Page=1&media=&branch=&authority=&language=&junior=&rcn=Y000026687&fr=tl

It is about the houses being poorly built with their problems of damp & crap insulation. The photos show these defects but you might get a good idea of what the front of the houses looked like.

There is also this book... http://opac.ni-libraries.net/02_Catalogue/02_005_TitleInformation.aspx?searchTerm=belfast+housing+estate&searchTerm2=&searchTerm3=&searchTerm4=&searchType=99&Page=1&media=&branch=&authority=&language=&junior=&rcn=Y000020857&fr=tl
... which has a photo of the 'whitewell estate', which might actually be the houses at the bottom of the whitewell road. They have what looks like large cream coloured breezeblocks for bricks.

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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009, 08:08:06 PM »
There is a pamphlet that has some photos of the White City. http://opac.ni-libraries.net/02_Catalogue/02_005_TitleInformation.aspx?searchTerm=crumbling+orlits&searchTerm2=&searchTerm3=&searchTerm4=&searchType=99&Page=1&media=&branch=&authority=&language=&junior=&rcn=Y000026687&fr=tl

It is about the houses being poorly built with their problems of damp & crap insulation. The photos show these defects but you might get a good idea of what the front of the houses looked like.

There is also this book... http://opac.ni-libraries.net/02_Catalogue/02_005_TitleInformation.aspx?searchTerm=belfast+housing+estate&searchTerm2=&searchTerm3=&searchTerm4=&searchType=99&Page=1&media=&branch=&authority=&language=&junior=&rcn=Y000020857&fr=tl
... which has a photo of the 'whitewell estate', which might actually be the houses at the bottom of the whitewell road. They have what looks like large cream coloured breezeblocks for bricks.

Thank you for the info Citybus

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Re: PHOTOS OF THE OLD WHITECITY ESTATE ON THE WHITEWELL ROAD
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2009, 08:13:59 PM »
Hi, another memory the Housing Trust, what a haul for you from Cliftondene Crescent.
ah well, it's that long ago that i forgot how to spell it,even though i lived there for twenty years :)

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Re: PHOTOS OF THE OLD WHITECITY ESTATE ON THE WHITEWELL ROAD
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2009, 09:35:46 PM »
The path beside the White City was called the Wrigley path in the 60s and it was always busy with workers from Felden House GTC and Throne Hospital. Today its called Snakey Path and its always desserted. :)

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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2009, 09:38:55 PM »
The path beside the White City was called the Wrigley path in the 60s and it was always busy with workers from Felden House GTC and Throne Hospital. Today its called Snakey Path and its always desserted. :)
  was the serpentine near there? :)

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Re: PHOTOS OF THE OLD WHITECITY ESTATE ON THE WHITEWELL ROAD
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2009, 09:55:19 PM »
Tboy, The Serpentine Road is opposite St Gerards and beside the golf course on the Antrim Road but the Wrigley or Snakey path is about 10 mins walk up the road on your right towards Bellevue :)