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shiv602

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Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« on: December 08, 2009, 12:58:49 PM »
Hi, does anyone have any photo's of the old Saint Matthews Primary School prior to the new one opening in 1995. I am particulary looking for the one of the whole school standing outside the old big main building. Think it might have been taken about 1993?
 
Also i used to live in Thompson Street and would appreciate any photo's of there too.

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Re: Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 01:17:49 PM »
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Hi, does anyone have any photo's of the old Saint Matthews Primary School
 

Hi shiv - no, I don't have any of those photos but there are many photos available in annually published calendars relating to the Short Strand and, no doubt, some people here have info on where these might be accessed. Maybe some people can also put them on the thread. I have seen some old photos already on this site that have included some wonderful old shots of streets and schools in the area

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Re: Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 01:28:35 PM »
yeah there is such a high intake of comments on this site it will take me ages to find any, ill have to spend a little time over the weekend searching lol

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 01:40:05 PM »
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Re: Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 02:01:02 PM »
any of you remember the mcculloughs who moved to thompson st in 69 ?

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Re: Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 03:47:28 PM »
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As far as I know they moved to Twinbrook. though I think there was some posts on other short strand sections on this forum by one of the family.
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Re: Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 04:26:44 PM »

 
Hi Shiv this is the only photo I have. Its of the boys school Seaforde ST. Hpe this helps/
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Re: Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 04:40:53 PM »
http://www.frankiequinn.com/reviews.html.

There are a few photos of Short Strand on this site.

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Re: Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 09:16:48 PM »

 
Hi Shiv this is the only photo I have. Its of the boys school Seaforde ST. Hpe this helps/

would love to know who the 2 boys are in the picture!

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2009, 09:24:43 PM »
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Its of the boys school Seaforde ST.

Brilliant picture Rep1. My old alma mater. In the days of Headmaster, Mickey McDonald, teachers like Charlie Hill and Phil McTaggart (both of whom became principal), Nicholas Murtagh (or was that Murdoch), Malachy Carey, Mr Beckett, Miss Supples and Mrs Carlin. I remember Mr McDonald coming into the yard with a bag of dolly mixtures, throwing them into the air and shouting 'Scramble, boys' and us, like vultures swooping adroitly down to pick them off the ground and eat them. Ah, sweet bird of youth, before Health and Safety!

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Re: Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2009, 10:36:15 PM »
GrandT. Was it not Paddy hill?
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2009, 12:57:02 AM »
GrandT. Was it not Paddy hill?
I think you're right.We called him Pa Hump.

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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2009, 01:57:35 AM »
Anybody know what happened to Frank McKeever?

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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2009, 08:44:02 AM »
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Was it not Paddy hill?

Yes, it was, REP1. Was confusing the name with a boxer of the time (from Scotland, I think) who fought Billy (Spider) Kelly. Amazing how the mind can combine things like that and conufse them once you're thinking in a paricular time-frame. Paddy Hill was the very man - always reminded me of photos of Pope Pius XII. Saw him many, many years after he retired (on the Glen Road) - looked as fit and healthy as he ever had!

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Re: Saint Matthews Primary School and Thompson Street Short Strand
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2009, 01:22:01 PM »
got some pics of frankie's website.....none of st matthews school though, i remember mr costello used to bring in his big great dane dog and let us sit on its back and take pictures lol good times  ;)