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victor1

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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2010, 07:23:40 AM »
I wouldn't have a problem letting anyone see the ledger it also has a lot of comments about why dues were not paid etc, it really is a complete history of Strandville pm me and we'll chat privately.

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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2010, 12:15:41 PM »
quote]Though you are right about ST matthews being a store and was once Sam Watsons Black smith yard
 
Rep1 - had forgotten this entirely but that's what my aunts (who lived next to the club) always called the place across the street - Mr Watson's. One thought, as usual, sparks another and suddenly I could remember at a Christmas time (mentioned by me already) being at a party where Santa gave us presents wrapped in wonderfully gaudy paper! I remember now too a man called Brennan (I think) playing a banjo or guitar or both. He was the first 'live' musician I had ever heard and it was magical to hear him - people sang - I seem to recall that some of them may have belonged to a minstrel troupe or something like that.
 
I wonder what 'dues' cost way back in those early days (1950s) and how easy or difficult the men found the paying of them. They being the party to mind because that's how they were funded. Buying his cigarettes and being able to pay his dues for the club are the only things I remember my father seeking out of life when he was a young man

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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2010, 12:55:09 PM »
Grandt, they were better days all round, people had a sense of what it was to be part of a community, and how to fit in with that community; great people with great morals, God bless them.
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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2010, 05:42:27 PM »
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people had a sense of what it was to be part of a community, and how to fit in with that community;

Hi Road Hog - agree totally with this bit of what you say. At their very best, the close bonds of parish, home and school and the extended family / good neighbours aspect added to this. These had their disadvantages as well but it is very doubtful if, for all sorts of complex reasons, we can ever get back to that scenario. Maybe in a very good sense (as well as some negative senses) people were very 'parochial'. Nonetheless, they had a code to live by and specific values even in the midst of great poverty. Sometimes (and I wouldn't want to be without material progress etc) I recognise that the simplicity of what Strandville provided was maybe all that we NEED by way of socialising, games, involvement in community etc. Alas, maybe we have all been caught up in too much of what we WANT. Places offering only what Strandville could offer in its day would be spurned by most young men today as 'crap' and 'no facilities'. I am not sure if that is for the better!
 

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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2011, 01:37:12 AM »
Anyone remember the Strandville club, in the Short Strand it was in Thompson Place.
 
Remember it vividly [well, as vividly as great age allows].  I can still recall names of some 'old' guys there (vaguely) like Jack McNamara, Barney McLarnon, Dinny Thompson etc.

Hey, Barney McLarnon was my grandfather!! He lived in Trinity St, Carrickhill in the 1940's. I think he died in 1951.  Can you remember anything else about him?
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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2011, 08:28:10 AM »

Hey, Barney McLarnon was my grandfather!! He lived in Trinity St, Carrickhill in the 1940's. I think he died in 1951.  Can you remember anything else about him?
The Barney McLarnon at Strandville lived until the late 1980s came from Anderson Street,may be another Barney, I know a Davey McLarnon from that area is he related to you.
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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2011, 10:02:27 PM »
The Barney McLarnon at Strandville lived until the late 1980s came from Anderson Street,may be another Barney, I know a Davey McLarnon from that area is he related to you.

Oh, not the same Barney then.  I have never heard of Davy McLarnon.  Barney has grandchildren with the surname living in Tyrone but not Belfast anymore.
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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2011, 01:08:19 AM »
barney mc larnon if its the same 1 was blind and lived with his son jimmy a sound man i was friends with his grandson jim if thats the right person

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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2011, 12:34:58 PM »
barney mc larnon if its the same 1 was blind and lived with his son jimmy a sound man i was friends with his grandson jim if thats the right person
That's the right one Barney was a gentleman
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william bickerstaffe

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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2011, 05:18:02 PM »
Your in the same street, it was a very small club opposite the door of Saint Matthews old club. It was a parlour house knocked into one. It had a great atmosphere mostly filled with cigarette smoke.
some great sing alongs, no one was allowed to talk whenever a singer started.
it must have been pretty quiet then because no one could sing  ha ha

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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2011, 06:23:01 PM »
yea jimmy barneys son was a gentleman also think both jimmy and barneys grandsons all live ardglass direction now

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Re: Anyone remember the Strandville club
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2019, 02:18:18 AM »
Iím guessing FB and the like took over, 10years hiatus is a long time.
My father was Jimmy FitzSimons, life long member of the Strandville Celtic supporters club. Lol mouth full. Arguably the best wee club in Belfast. Organised trips to Celtic games and holidays for the families, then in the 70s when I was growing up, took bus trips and two week holds down south over the twelfth.
Good times among the mayhem