Author Topic: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets  (Read 11909 times)

knoxy

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 10:59:45 PM »
I don't know how anyone could work in the Slaughter Houses even though my grandfather worked there.  It really turns your stomach. 

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2009, 11:27:29 AM »
i remember as a child a man died in one of the hide stores from anthrax.
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2009, 05:33:04 PM »
i remember as a child a man died in one of the hide stores from anthrax.
My grandfather Robert McMullan (his nickname was Tim) died in the Slaughter Houses at the Markets, can you remember what year when this man died?  I am not sure if it was the 1950s  as all I know is my mum was a little girl when her father died.

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2009, 08:47:55 PM »
My grandfather Robert McMullan (his nickname was Tim) died in the Slaughter Houses at the Markets, can you remember what year when this man died?  I am not sure if it was the 1950s  as all I know is my mum was a little girl when her father died.
sorry knoxy do not know the exact year but think it was the early 60s .
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2009, 09:04:48 PM »
sorry knoxy do not know the exact year but think it was the early 60s .
I'll check it out with the register's office search in Belfast and see what I can find as I have an appointment booked with them.  Thank you anyway.   :) :)

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2009, 04:32:58 AM »
I remenber someone dying at the Welsh street hide and skin store, I'm near sure that it was a heart attack. That would have been the mid sixties, I hope that helps.

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2009, 12:34:24 PM »
I remenber someone dying at the Welsh street hide and skin store, I'm near sure that it was a heart attack. That would have been the mid sixties, I hope that helps.
I have a funny feeling that this person was my grandfather as he was living in Welsh Street at the time but I'll check out the both of them anyway.  Thank you for helping me here.   :) :)

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2009, 11:25:07 PM »
My Granny lived in Stewart St. opposite the abattoir.  Can still remember the stench.  I hated it as a child.
But as soon as I turned the corner at Eliza Street, the aroma of Inglis Bakery was unbelievable.
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2009, 05:45:28 AM »
I used to wander over there when a kid in summer. I will never forget the stink of the place. I think the hide place was called  'City Hide, Skin & Fat' It was always good to get 'upwind' of it. (the slaughterhouse) The markets were nearly opposite, I think, or just a bit past it. Back on the Ravenhill Rd there was a place that had a couple of old wartime tanks, buses & trucks. Used to have great fun there too. That was between the Boyd school & Albert Bridge.

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2009, 04:14:55 AM »
 
 As a Telegram Boy in the late 50`s, I can still recall the stench and sometimes riding into a herd of cows in the cobbled streets.

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2009, 06:45:53 PM »
My Uncle Micky Brady worked there. He caught anthrax off a diseased animal, through an infected cut in his Neck. He died after a few days. he was 23 years old. This was in the thirties. It made the news papers at the time.
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2009, 10:14:39 PM »
to the  best  of  my  knowledge  (  or  in  my  case memory ) they  killed  the  animals   with  a  bolt gun  not  bullets, either  way  it  was  not  a  pretty  sight, and  the  stench  , well  lets  not  go  there.
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2009, 03:02:07 PM »
My Da, Ben Ross was the maintenance fitter in the slaughterhouse, he used to take me to work with him most Sundays and sometimes during the week in the summer, I first met Silver McKee who was a drover then, A real gentleman, I then started work in Duncrue st as a Humane killer which I was happy enough doing but left for better things.
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2009, 08:29:04 PM »
Another awful place was the old pig factory on the suffolk rd just up from Woodburn cottages, the squeals were hard to listen too. :o

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2014, 01:35:58 AM »
Hi, wondering if anyone has info a 'slaughter house' football team?

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