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stickleback

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Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Reply #105 on: February 07, 2020, 10:35:12 PM »
Hi McC,
   
Seems like we have another connection. I was also in the McCrea house in Ulsterville Gds. a few times, as I was friendly with Heather, the sister of  your friend Irene. I also knew Brian, but Irene I never met.
Sorry to hear that she is no longer with us. I read a post on here saying that Brian had also passed, at a young age.
I reckon many of our old school pals have joined them. I guess we are all in the departure lounge now.

On a brighter note- Springtime is coming and I also have a trip to Belfast planned for this summer, not sure which month as yet.

Hi stickleback,
Good to hear from another old pupil (I loved your furniture store story)

Nice one Lilo. I was around the corner in Ashley Avenue, albiet in the early to mid 70's. Pleasure to meet your company  ;)

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Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Reply #106 on: February 10, 2020, 05:40:08 AM »
Nice one Lilo. I was around the corner in Ashley Avenue, albiet in the early to mid 70's. Pleasure to meet your company  ;)
It's been so long since I posted here that I have forgotten the process but here goes anyway.Read your string of messages. I was at Fane Street from 64 until 69. I know the names and whilst I cannot remember their faces, those individuals are ingrained in me still.Bill B

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Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Reply #107 on: February 10, 2020, 04:48:43 PM »
Hi Papillon,

Nice to hear from yet another old, young, pupil.
Since I posted the names of teachers on here I have remembered a few others.
I know they would never forgive me if I didnít mention them.

In no particular order- Sam Arnold, Mr. Lindsey(art) Mr. Allison( History. Geography?) Mr Whyte, not sure what subject he taught, but he ran the football team.
That reminds me of a match we played over at U.C. grounds(Ormeau Road) against Knockbreda. We won the match thanks to a late winner from Alex Scott. Alex was out on the left wing and crossed a high ball over which flew into the net. I always said it was supposed to be a cross, but Alex claimed it and was the hero of the day.

A sad footnote to that little story, was that a few years later Alex was shot in the back near M1 Broadway area.

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« Reply #108 on: February 10, 2020, 05:06:03 PM »
I have to admit those names are not familiar to me. I left in june 69 but I do remember Grindle and Cherry, Bones and Hutchinson. Mercer, Sheriff and Smith woodwork teacher. Drennan, Joe Mornan (I beat him in the chess final and he was not pleased.) Anne Harper the gorgeous French teacher and, of course, the "Deek!"
What years were you there?
Bill B

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« Reply #109 on: February 10, 2020, 06:23:28 PM »
66-71 here. Puts you two years ahead. No difference now ,but in schooldays it was quite a gap.

You have tweaked my memory with Mr. Bones.I think I had blanked him out.
The nightmare is slowly returning through the mists of time to class 1A with Mr. Bones as my maths teacher.
It was never one of my better subjects.

Ps. I would place a small wager on his first name being Henry.

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« Reply #110 on: February 10, 2020, 11:34:41 PM »
Couple of years was nothing. I went past Fane Street with one of my little granddaughters in the back of the car. Doing a "rat run" to avoid traffic. I have not seen the school since I left on Friday 29th June 1969. That day I passed it was Friday 29th June 2019! Forty years to the day. A shiver ran up my spine. I looked in the rearview mirror and spoke to my seven year old. "This was granda's school" I said. "Whas that in the olden days?" she enquired. "Yes indeed Eva, that was in the older days!"

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Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Reply #111 on: February 13, 2020, 02:38:35 AM »
Couple of years was nothing. I went past Fane Street with one of my little granddaughters in the back of the car. Doing a "rat run" to avoid traffic. I have not seen the school since I left on Friday 29th June 1969. That day I passed it was Friday 29th June 2019! Forty years to the day. A shiver ran up my spine. I looked in the rearview mirror and spoke to my seven year old. "This was granda's school" I said. "Whas that in the olden days?" she enquired. "Yes indeed Eva, that was in the older days!"

I know what you mean Papillion, but at the same time it stuck in your brainbox and likely you remember a few old classmates, a few old teachers, classmates and the best looking girls etc. .that's how the brainbox works. There's nothing to apologise for. It's all part of you. Like Fane Street will always be part of me. I think it's when you try to pretend you've moved on, like the past didn't happen, you get into diffs. There's nothing to be embarrassed about. You were just a kid born down there. If anything, you should feel proud to reference how you made good. Although financially I might be better off now than I was destined to be from Fane Street I can assure you the money means nada. I just got lucky buying a place in London  a long time ago. I still wonder what became of old classmates from the Fane St era from time to time.

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« Reply #112 on: March 21, 2020, 11:11:25 PM »
You r more up to date than me, I also heard that Alex Scott got shot, but I also heard it was a scam, I seen him walking years later, that damn teacher Arnold you talk about should never have been allowed near teaching

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« Reply #113 on: March 26, 2020, 03:40:21 PM »
Hi there Les 55,
 Hope you are well and the life is sweet.

Seems like you had a few run inns with Sam Arnold in your school days.
I never did have him as a teacher, so I really canít say much. Only thing I can remember about him, strangely enough, was a bad case of acne.

Glad to hear that A. Scott is still alive and kicking. I only heard that he had been shot in the back. As for the scam rumour, not sure anyone would take a bullet in the back as a scam.

Great to hear from you Leslie, keep well.