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Jimmy Patterson

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Re: Excise Street, Grosvenor Road.
« Reply #13155 on: November 07, 2018, 02:01:02 AM »
Ni fan there's a dukes hotel queens near the university I don't know if it's anything to do with the queens hotel you are asking about. I'm sure if you bide your time boxer or james will come up with something.the first meeting was on Thursday 18th November 1880 preceded over by john Sinclair.major spencer Chichester was appointed president.the clubs represented were knock,oldpark,distillery,Alexander ( limivady) mo yolk park, cliftonville and avoniel.

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« Reply #13156 on: November 07, 2018, 11:50:00 AM »
Another old grosvenor rd friend has sadly passed away. Vivian hood elder sister of barbara, Hilary and Eileen I'm sure we all send our condolences to the hood girls.
Sad news Jimmy

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« Reply #13157 on: November 07, 2018, 11:56:36 AM »
Hi!

I was advised to put a query into this thread that I had posted elsewhere!

I am wondering if anyone knows if the Queens Hotel were the IFA was set up in 1888 still exists, and if so, where is it?

In addition, I'm looking for the whereabouts of Knock Park, Bloomfield, where Northern Ireland (Ireland at the time) played their first ever match?

Thanks!
Hello nifan93 and welcome. I personally couldn’t answer your questions. However, why not contact the IFA themselves with your query. I assume they would have the answers. I can only say that the Queens Hotel might have been near Queens University. There is currently no hotel in Belfast with that name. There is an area called Knock which is close to Bloomfield. I’ll see what I can find out. Good luck with your search.

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« Reply #13158 on: November 07, 2018, 04:56:57 PM »
Hi Dowson!

Thanks for the info! I have emailed the IFA but no response yet

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« Reply #13159 on: November 07, 2018, 08:10:07 PM »
Hi  Referring to the 1880 Street Directory for Belfast I believe the Queens Hotel was located in Donegal Street at that time.  I don't believe that it still exists

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« Reply #13160 on: November 08, 2018, 01:21:17 PM »
Hello folks, Queens Hotel was indeed at the Donegall Street/York Street Junction. It became the Metropole Hotel and then a furniture showroom. Lots of redevelopment in that area on behalf of the University of Ulster.

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« Reply #13161 on: November 19, 2018, 11:18:04 AM »

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« Reply #13162 on: November 19, 2018, 11:21:23 AM »

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« Reply #13163 on: November 19, 2018, 11:25:39 AM »
1990s

Dawson

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« Reply #13164 on: November 19, 2018, 11:47:56 AM »

Originally the ste of the Queens Hotel

Dawson

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« Reply #13165 on: November 19, 2018, 11:49:18 AM »

Well done boxer. Metropole Hotel originally the Queens Hotel

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« Reply #13166 on: November 19, 2018, 11:52:06 AM »
1990s
Look how straight the Grosvenor Road was/is. Right down past the back of the City Hall and down to the
markets. Not forgetting the Drew Memorial on the left

Jimmy Patterson

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« Reply #13167 on: November 19, 2018, 08:34:37 PM »
Peter it was always said it was the straightest mile in belfast.

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« Reply #13168 on: November 19, 2018, 11:21:04 PM »
Beautiful, beautiful pictures.  Look how narrow the trams are.  Much narrower than the buses.  Another good job, boxer.  We’re so lucky to have boxer and JJ.  And Dawson and Jimmy and Colin and Rebecca and me.  Where would Belfast be without us?  Dawson, Jimmy and Colin have great memories and know Belfast and the Grosvenor Road well.  Dawson and Jimmy know about football and Rebecca and me ... well our day will come.  Oh how often have I said this.... I would love to jump into these pictures and go visiting people. 

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« Reply #13169 on: November 20, 2018, 02:11:42 PM »
Peter it was always said it was the straightest mile in belfast.
When they built the bridge over the Westlink it ruined the view Jimmy. It was certainly straight.