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danso

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2014, 01:58:33 PM »
Were is artibel he knows all about the hide stores he worked in them

artibell

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2014, 08:31:05 PM »


Stewart Street Abattoir

artibell

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2014, 08:39:31 PM »


Some workers from the abattoir some are market men any names danso

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2014, 09:14:59 PM »
2 sugar ray Robison  4 jeff o Neill 8 sammy Hanna 10 joe Mitchell ?

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2014, 11:42:22 PM »
I don't think anyone could forget the smell of the Slaughter house.
or the smell  the fresh bread around the other corner.
all the great memories of the Markets . :-* :-*

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2014, 01:44:12 AM »
I don't know how anyone could work in the Slaughter Houses even though my grandfather worked there.  It really turns your stomach.
they say if they were housed in glass, all would be vegan, I could never understand how anyone could work in there, I suppose it takes all kinds, it was like the mines to me a no no from the get go :o
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2014, 03:10:57 AM »
If you check page 22 of any old photos there
Is a photo of men at the slaughter house
next to my granda brady is alexander ashe from hamill street 1

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2014, 08:36:07 AM »

Artibell, the man at the front of the photo was my grannies brother, Joe Surgenor, from Sheriff st I don't recognise anyone else.

Some workers from the abattoir some are market men any names danso
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2014, 08:59:26 AM »
My Father worked in the hide stores all his life, Francie Mc Clean. Some of the people he worked with were The Mc Ewan brothers, Tony, Jimmy and Laurence. Jim Faloon, Mickey Burns, Tommy Mc Manus, Robbie Elliman, Jim Gough, Josie Jenkins, Mickey Mc Straw, Ja Mc Cusker,Phil Hastey, Shorty Mc Alister. It was a thriving industry at one time in the market, but working conditions were appalling. They got on with it, reared their familys and didn't complain. Not many men nowadays with the mettle they had. loneygrandchild, the football team you my be thinking about was Hides united, they played in west ham colours and not a bad team I believe in the division the played in.When the market was redeveloping they all moved to Saintfield, I don't think there is any hides stores left now, anyone know way ?
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2014, 01:57:22 PM »
There are hide and skin stores at Killyleagh most meat plants process
the hides and skins on site

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2014, 11:58:33 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 #41 on: January 27, 2014, 10:35:17 AM »

I remember Josie Jenkins who had worked in Huxley & Postlewaith hide and skin store from the 1920s telling me of this case they both worked in the fat and bone rendering section on the first floor that is why he said he did not work with hides.The rendering part closed in the 1950s if you think the smell of hides and skins was bad think what the smell of fat and bone burning was like

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2014, 11:35:23 PM »
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     I worked in purity brand sausage factory on castlereagh rd   1952-1956   On some days when the cows were killed we were sent to
       get the blood or Plasma as it was called to put in the beef sausages to make them darker   There was a lad with us from east
        Belfast-Sydenham to be exact  He brought a cup with him to drink the blood straight from the pans as it drained from the dead
         cows    It made me feel sick watching him   They did kill the cows with a bolt gun Then hung them up to drain into pans
           
                        lol
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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2014, 07:52:46 PM »
My dad used to work in the abattor in the thirties and told me some of the men drank the blood straight from the slaughtered animals. It made him feel a bit sick too. He did take a liking to tripe and loved it for the rest of his life. Didn't fancy tripe myself. Yeuk!

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Re: The Slaughter Houses in the Markets
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2014, 04:50:40 AM »
My dad used to work in the abattor in the thirties and told me some of the men drank the blood straight from the slaughtered animals. It made him feel a bit sick too. He did take a liking to tripe and loved it for the rest of his life. Didn't fancy tripe myself. Yeuk!
never liked tripe just looking at it made me feel sick.