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4181alan

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bawnmore boys home
« on: April 28, 2010, 01:42:33 AM »
anyone been in bawnmore boys home mill road greencastle?
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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 02:13:37 AM »
Wrong Forum. ... :smile:
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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 11:03:05 AM »
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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 07:36:07 AM »
There has never been a childrens home at Greencastle, think you mean Bawnmore Road Belfast.
The only homes where DR Barnardos at Macedon
Girls Home Whiteabbey.

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 08:35:01 AM »
There has never been a childrens home at Greencastle, think you mean Bawnmore Road Belfast.
The only homes where DR Barnardos at Macedon
Girls Home Whiteabbey.

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4181alan

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 01:14:10 PM »
Yes there was iwas in it from 1969 till 1972 it used to be on the Mill road next turning on the left past the entrance to Bawnmore estate,you had the estate, the old peoples home then The boys home.Barnardos was further down past it on the Shore road. THe only reason i ask is that i used to be in contact with some of them Before i came over to London..al
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 09:03:54 PM »
Yes there was iwas in it from 1969 till 1972 it used to be on the Mill road next turning on the left past the entrance to Bawnmore estate,you had the estate, the old peoples home then The boys home.Barnardos was further down past it on the Shore road. THe only reason i ask is that i used to be in contact with some of them Before i came over to London..al
Hi 4181alan. I worked with a guy who was in the home around that time.
His name was Noel and he told me he was taken by bus to a Christmas childrens party where they were given great presents but were taken away from them on return to the home by the staff :angry2:

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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 10:38:31 PM »
God now that is aload of old wallion xmas parties were held at the home and they got you to write to Santa and tried to get you what you asked for honestley good christmas,s parties cause they had the money.Noel Orr by any chance ....al
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 05:58:45 AM »
Yes there was iwas in it from 1969 till 1972 it used to be on the Mill road next turning on the left past the entrance to Bawnmore estate,you had the estate, the old peoples home then The boys home.Barnardos was further down past it on the Shore road. THe only reason i ask is that i used to be in contact with some of them Before i came over to London..al

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2010, 07:55:20 AM »
God now that is aload of old wallion xmas parties were held at the home and they got you to write to Santa and tried to get you what you asked for honestley good christmas,s parties cause they had the money.Noel Orr by any chance ....al
Spratt was his name and the parties were held for the kids in Army Barracks at Christmas as well as in the home :smile:

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2010, 09:07:05 AM »
Oh yes we had a Xmas party down at the Hollywood barracks they had laid on a helicopter ride for us but the weather never cleared so got rides around the place on a scout car still have the picture my ma cut out of the belfast tele..second para...al
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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2010, 02:18:15 PM »
I went to school with a lad from the Bawnmore Home [I always thought it was on Whitewell Road] back in the 50's.
His name was Jim McFarland and strange as it may seem, some of us kids were jealous of Jim, 'cos he got more pocket money than us. So it wasn't all bad in the home.
I remember him wearing a sort of uniform, was a nice lad and hard as nails. You didn't mess with Jim McFarland.
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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2011, 07:09:08 PM »
Yup I was there with my two brothers around 1975 ..
anyone been in bawnmore boys home mill road greencastle?

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2011, 09:16:34 PM »
Worked beside it in Feldon House 70,s, never knew it existed, fair play to you lads,hope your wee thread goes well.
Oh for all our yesterdays.

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2011, 07:52:54 PM »
I lived near by, and as a child I remember playing in the big garden.
Some years later I was inside the house, it did'nt mean anything to me then but
now, I would love to live in a house like that.
Big rooms, big windows,tall ceilings, lots of wood every where.

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