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TheShakyShamrock

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Re: Bangor
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2007, 11:41:07 AM »
I used to live in Bangor in North Wales. 

Strangely enough it also had a mouldy old cinema (only one in town) with sticky carpets and equally sticky seats.  I only went once, to see Pulp Fiction if I recall rightly but couldn't follow it as I was too busy wondering what the icky smell was.

Apparently there are 26 places in the world, all called Bangor.  Several of them are in America I believe.

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Re: Bangor
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2007, 11:46:57 AM »
Bull,Kick up where your ma wouldn't kiss ;)

Why didn't you just say, a kick in the clacker ;D

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Re: Bangor
« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2007, 11:48:19 AM »
There's a place a few hours from here called Buangor.
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Re: Bangor
« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2007, 01:59:53 PM »
Clacker, awfy rude Bull and definitely not Ballynafeigh speak ;D

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Re: Bangor
« Reply #79 on: March 18, 2007, 03:18:53 PM »
Hi aussie,yep the area is exactly the same now as it is in your map.Am still trying to work out where the nursery might be.Have you any more info? All you said was it was on the Bryansburn Road??

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Re: Bangor
« Reply #80 on: March 18, 2007, 03:36:45 PM »
And aussie the PH on the map you sent means Public House.

aussietrekker

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Re: Bangor
« Reply #81 on: March 19, 2007, 05:51:23 AM »
Well you learn something every day. I was taken once to a pub on Bryansburn Road.
Still don't know where the nursery was. Dad's cousin in Groomsport might know. She's the last person alive I could ask. Ian at the Heritage Centre in the Castle might know. So I'll find out somehow.
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« Reply #82 on: March 19, 2007, 12:13:11 PM »
The pub is still there,the Bryansburn Inn. I'm not far from it.  ;D
Still cant figure out where the nursery might have been.Most of the houses here are well established. There was a piece of land owned by the Kirk's,a large site. It might have been there.

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Re: Bangor
« Reply #83 on: March 20, 2007, 06:26:21 AM »
jUST HAD A BRAINWAVE. i HAVE A bANGOR MAP OF 1901, MAYBE IT'S THERE.
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« Reply #84 on: March 20, 2007, 09:39:11 AM »
That sounds promising! Either post it to my home mail address (same one as before) or put it on the site and I'll have a look.

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Re: Bangor
« Reply #85 on: March 30, 2007, 08:03:24 AM »
Was looking thru some old posts and found your reference to the shops on Belfast road.
I remember them all! McMillan's, Dalton's butcher, and the chippie. One of those shops is now a momumental masons. It belongs to the family who bought our house over 40 years ago.
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Re: Bangor
« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2007, 03:31:38 AM »
(transferred from Sweet thread)

Yeah, I noticed that the old Silverstream shops were gone, and were being replaced with some hideous townhouses. So I took some photos before the damage was done. I even have some slides in storage, of the shops and the farm paddocks behind... complete with the endless blackberry walls. Speaking of burns, do you remember as far back as the little stream and the island? It got bulldozed for the ring road. Sacred territory the lot, and now it's all gone. :'(
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« Reply #87 on: April 04, 2007, 10:16:58 AM »
Yep I remember the stream well,and the island.All replaced by houses now and the farm is gone too.I used to ride my trials bike in the back fields there.

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Re: Bangor
« Reply #88 on: April 05, 2007, 12:47:54 AM »
Oh wow, that pic brings back lots of memories. :'(

The old white farmhouse is apparently an old folks' home now.
The houses built over the farm are hideous.
I remember when those shops were being built. I was about 5 or 6, and all the Silverstream kids would play in the deep foundations. And smoke! They'd pinch their Ma and Da's fegs and matches and all these little kids would have daily smoking soirees. Next day they'd be in the vacant block next door making mud pies.

What year was that photo taken ,and how long have you lived in Bangor?
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« Reply #89 on: April 05, 2007, 12:59:48 AM »
Lord I cant remember when it was taken,about 1978?? I lived on the Belfast road,just down from the shops near a guy called Johnny Mills??
My best man at my wedding was Terry Gray,also of the Belfast road.
I worked in Bangor Dairies after leaving school,the chimneys are in the photo,I think!
Lived in Bangor most of my life,a short spell in Dunmurry but back to my area asap.
Ron