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Leslie55

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Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Reply #90 on: August 11, 2019, 12:59:43 PM »
What has happened to all the girls in 1970, you have spread all over the world, especially Dorothy Willis husband, he must be a sorry man, she kept Roberta McBride in check we had some lovely well mannered girls in class 3c and 4 c at fane street. I dread going up to the front door this week as I am going to donate £100 to my old school, maybe Linda Adams will open the door an old pretty classmate

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« Reply #91 on: August 11, 2019, 02:47:11 PM »
And that old shire Arnold he threw a chalk wiper at me and I turned my back onhlm the whole class he did not know what to do, do any of you remember the brown brothers from lisburn ave a and the Fitzpatrick's from marlboragg ave

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« Reply #92 on: August 30, 2019, 05:19:37 PM »
Hope you received email.

Leslie55

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« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2019, 11:21:32 PM »
To all of you ithank you for the wonderful memories, and to the teachers who put up with us brats in the 1960/ 1970 era and done a wonderful job, and I hope the girls of my class 3c never got abused as I loved them all. It is now 2019 and due to I'll health, my life is short

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Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2020, 04:13:05 PM »
Is there anybody out there?

Old Fane St. pupil here 1966-71. Still in possession of a very good memory and can well remember many of the past pupils mentioned. I can also remember the names and faces of almost all of the teachers of that era.

Anyone home.?

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Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2020, 10:47:33 PM »
Hi I went to Fane street in the 60s . Was in the same class as Andrew Linton( married Sandra Liggett) , Brian Buchanan, George?? who went around with Brain Hawthorn, Bobby Rogers, David Mc Curry,
Arnold McConnell, Brian McCrea ( joined later).Frankie Mc Farland,  Maureen Maxwell, Pauline Lawther and some others who’s last name I can’t remember,  Linda( boys gave her and her friend a hard time). Also knew Sandra and Silvia Geddis and their cousin Maureen Geddis, Norma Harris, Joan Curry,  David Brown(Hovis). Also lots of others who’s names sadly escape me but whose face don’t. Left after I got my O levels.
Hi Tom,Haven't posted on here in ages -  facebook and messenger are to blame I'm afraid!I remember most  of those names you mentioned and then some!I was in 1A, 2A, 3G and 4G from '65 - '69 I was the shortest kid in the school for the 1st 2 years! There were [I think] several Georges, Maureens and Brians in our class. there was a George Marks as someone else mentioned but can't recall the other surnames. Brians were Brian Hawthorn and Brian McCrae [ I believe the latter is no longer with us and died quite a few years ago when quite young.] The Maureen's were Maureen Maxwell and Maureen Geddis. Other names I recall from then are John Norton, Lawrence Nolan [and younger brother Mervyn] there were a few Linda's too - Linda McCormick with short red hair, and a fringe, Linda Adams, long blonde hair, and Linda Hatton who was nicknamed Sammy [from the footballer!] wondering if you might have any old school photos of the classes you were in? we never got any of them, tho 3 of us all went to same school - photos got a bit pricey when there were multiple kids to buy for!there was another blonde girl with long hair, came in around 2nd form, was originally from Belfast but had spent some time in Canada - can't remember her name but was very pretty. and of course the girl I hung around mostly was Carolin Marks, now married to Steve Stevenson, also friends with Elizabeth Frazer - Carolin and Elizabeth are still good friends and see each other regularly! I am friends with Carolin on facebook and keep in touch that was, as I now live in Australia. I emigrated in '73 married a lovely Aussie in '77, we have 2 daughters and 2 grandaughters, living in country Victoria and feeling the effects of smoke from recent bushfires. tho there's only been a couple of small bushfires near us and they were quenched quite quickly, but the smoke is drifting inland across from the East coast. but we're the lucjy ones, we still have our home and no damage done, while others have lost everything. anyway back to Faney - must try and stay on topic! teachers I recall are Mr. Hutchinson - and his endless notes to take down every lesson, Mr. Smyth who wore a check jacket with leather patches on the elbows, and backcombed his hair, Mr. Thompson taught French - loved his classes. Hated art 'cos I couldn't draw to save myself! still can't! actually failed art in both 2nd and 3rd form!Mr. Sherriff taught science, Mrs. O' Hara taught domestic science, Mrs Benson taught sewing and needlework - loved those classes and still sewing today!Barney Moorhead taught maths, strict but a good teacher, Mr.Beggs  - often known to use a slipper on the boys for misbehaving, lady teacher taught social studies - her name escapes me atm anyway, nice to reminisce - need to go grab some brekky!

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Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Reply #96 on: January 15, 2020, 03:42:47 PM »
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« Reply #97 on: January 15, 2020, 04:09:12 PM »
Hi there Shylock,

Newbie on here, not Tom as you may have thought. I can remember a Tom Connor though ( ginger hair) from around your time. He was also a mate of Brian Hawthorne, Bobby Rodgers, Davy MaCurry, George Marks etc.
Funny enough I bumped into Geordie Marks around 1980 in Canada, think it was Toronto railway station. I was traveling across Canada at the time and he was with some rugby team or other. Small world.

I was wondering about your Shylock name, because I remember reading The Merchant of Venice for a school exam and thought you might have used the name from the play. I can still quote a few lines from it when pushed.

Not sure if we were in the same year or not, pretty close I would say. Had a couple of lovely Linda’s in my class L. Noble, L. Newell, L. McBrien, the latter came from the village and had a sister named Dorothy. You might remember them.

Back to Merchant of Venice.  L. McBrien played the part of Portia in the school play performance in the assembly hall.

Must let you go saying that I spent a few years in your adopted country, over in W.A.

Stay safe


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Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Reply #98 on: Today at 05:31:32 PM »
Hi Lilo

Thought everyone had given up on this site.
I was at Fane Street from 1962 to 67 and Linda Noble and Linda Newell and Linda Rosbottom were in my class also Mabel Kerr, Linda Cosgrove, Donna Ewing, Iris Hamilton were a few of the girls I recall.

We went from 2B to 3 Comm with Mr McIlveen doing commercial course, did bookkeeping with Mr Stevens who was really creepy kept trying to entice girls into his store room.

I was friends with Brian McCreas sister Irene for many years and now keep in touch with her daughter.

It is so frightening to watch all the fires in Australia, (stay safe), when did you move there.? I moved to England in 1969 but still go back to Belfast every year. 

The last time I was at Fane Street school was for the reunion which was many years ago, but I have such happy memories of being at Fane Street and Ulsterville School before that, I believe the latter has been knocked down.

Glad to see forum up and running again.