Author Topic: Old since belfast streets that dont exist anymore  (Read 133666 times)

flower2

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Re: Old since belfast streets that dont exist anymore
« Reply #390 on: April 14, 2019, 07:26:17 PM »
Amazing I left belfast when I was 14 years I have fond memories of Belgrave street. I guess you never lived there yourself. I went to Blenheim junior school and then to hemsworth square school. I live in Canada now and have only been back home once since the development of the area. I am new to belfast form and trying to find my way around the site. I am not that great with computers,

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Re: Old since belfast streets that dont exist anymore
« Reply #391 on: August 17, 2019, 11:48:51 AM »
Walton St, Ewart's Row, Everton St, Louisa St, Lebanon St,Druise St, Enniskillen St,Lindwood St, Hillview St, Byron St, Cromwell St, Fairfax St, Watterproof St, Cornwall St, Brittan st, Rosewood St,Buller St, Baden-Powell St,Benwell St,Yarrow St,  They were all between the lower Oldpark & Crumlin Roads, & sadly all demolished in the late 70s early 80s, :( I have many happy memories of those streets   :) :)
My parents had a shop at corner of baden-powel street on oldpark road.  late sixties early seventys.. looking for some photos around that area and time?  family from ewarts row, byron street, yarrow street.  its very sad to see the state of the area and how little has been done to regenerate and rebuild.  Browns, Clarkes, Larmour, mccaugheys.  my mum and dad was Violet and william james brown. 

James James

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Re: Old since belfast streets that dont exist anymore
« Reply #392 on: December 14, 2019, 02:36:24 PM »
Balaclava St in the Lower Falls has disappeared. One unique thing about Balaclava St is that the top half of the street was spelt Balaklava St whilst the bottom half was spelt Balaclava St. It was one of the biggest streets in the Lowe Falls and unfortunately therefore tended to become a focal point during the troubles.

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xrayathome

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Re: Old since belfast streets that dont exist anymore
« Reply #393 on: February 09, 2020, 04:32:04 PM »
Coolbeg Street off the Donegall Road , My Granny Mary TOTTON lived at No6 since 1915 until she died in 1964, brought up my father Norman and his brothers Sidney and Alfie and sister Eileen.She was widowed in 1921 just before her youngest son was born.
Coolbeg street was knocked down to make an extension to the Belfast City Hospital's car park in the 1970's.The house were 2up-2down,  scrubbed front step, whitewashed yard, outside loo, tin bath on a hook.  'Cleanliness' was next to 'Godliness' was the belief and awful poverty was the reality.

bjay

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Re: Old since belfast streets that dont exist anymore
« Reply #394 on: February 09, 2020, 07:31:33 PM »
Coolbeg, Coolderry and Coolmore Streets were knocked down and the land transferred to the City Hospital. I think it happened in the 1980's if my memoery serves me well.

CMcG

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Re: Old since belfast streets that dont exist anymore
« Reply #395 on: February 10, 2020, 08:35:12 AM »

6 Coolbeg Street, 1929:



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Re: Old since belfast streets that dont exist anymore
« Reply #396 on: February 15, 2020, 04:49:06 PM »
I am so grateful to CMcG for finding this photo of my lovely Dad, aged 12, I would live to know how he found it if that is possible.
I tried sending a personal thank you via Belfast forum but it doesn't seem to have worked.
So a BIG BIG THANK YOU to CMcG, from Jennifer Totton

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Re: Old since belfast streets that dont exist anymore
« Reply #397 on: February 15, 2020, 05:47:50 PM »

I am so grateful to CMcG for finding this photo of my lovely Dad, aged 12, I would live to know how he found it if that is possible.
I tried sending a personal thank you via Belfast forum but it doesn't seem to have worked.
So a BIG BIG THANK YOU to CMcG, from Jennifer Totton


It's a pleasure Jennifer, I noticed your post on the forum and when I input the details you provided to a historical  newspaper website that I subscribe to, the picture came back. Delighted this is him.  :) 

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