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vic46

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2014, 01:20:34 AM »
Hi there old3wheeler just to let you know you have got it wrong somwhere
you do not go from Kincora to Bawnmore you go from Bawnmore to Kincora
Bawnmore was a childrens home and Kincora was a working boys hostel

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2015, 11:44:19 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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I did the same around 1980/81. My Nanny lived in Bawnmore and I used to climb the muckhills at the back of her house to get there....

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2015, 08:27:06 PM »
Hi there old3wheeler just to let you know you have got it wrong somwhere
you do not go from Kincora to Bawnmore you go from Bawnmore to Kincora
Bawnmore was a childrens home and Kincora was a working boys hostel
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Ta for that vic , I have misunderstood the facts , I thought that Eddie AND billy were in Kincora  ist  and will admit I never heard any of them talk of Kincora , I appreciate you putting me right . Eddie and I lost contact for a time after we left Dunlambert but I did meet him several times in later years , He was a nice lad and I do still think about the " Wee  Mouch "  Regards Ken
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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2015, 09:57:26 PM »
Interesting point about the Bawnmore House and estate on the Whitewell Rd Lived near as a young lad during WW2  Early part of the war was used by a Army Field Ambulance Regiment who gave valuable service when Whitewell Rd area was badly bombed during April 1941 Blitz  Later in war used as prison transit camp for German soldiers  After war empty for a while until it became a Boys Home

sandymc44

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2015, 01:09:44 AM »
used to play in the camp in the early fifties , you could walk through from the whitewell road to the mill road and then it all disappeared to become the freeway  :)

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2015, 11:47:39 AM »
Yes pre war along with pals used to play Cowboys and Indians among the trees and bushes in Bawnmore  I lived in Vandyck Gds off the Whitewell Rd During the terrible blitz on 16 April 1941 the whole area was bombed and i with family was buried under tons of rubble Luckily an old strong oak table which we were sheltering under stood firm giving a vital air pocket We were dug out by soldiers hours later taken to Army Camp in Bawnmore placed in ambulances and given hot cocoa and Sandwiches   Sadly many of our neighbours died that night  Today a Motorway covers most of Bawnmore but the name still remains in adjacent housing estate called Bawnmore

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« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2015, 01:47:30 AM »
jcassells76
i married jim mcdonald  60 vandyck gardens his family moved from york street during the war , i think. My maiden name was jamison and i lived in voltaire gardens

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« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2015, 12:23:20 PM »
Hello I lived at No 7 up to 1941 when that end of Vandyck Gds near Whitewellrd was destroyed in Blitz  After that lived at 90 Whitewell Rd opposite Finlay Park  No 60 Vandyck Gds was at the other end near the Serpentine Rd  You say you lived in Voltaire Gds  When?  My sister Madge had a friend called Jamieson and the name is familiar to me as a pupil in school  However may not be the same  Cousins Bobby and Jean Cassells also lived in Vandyck Gds further up nearer to no 60  Their house escaped serious damage during Blitz Had lovely childhood playing around with my pals Vandyck Veryan Voltaire Serpentine Rd and the fields between to Antrim Rd  Trips to Greencastle Beach and further adventure to Zoo Hazelwood and Cavehill  Wonderful days Regards Jim

 

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2015, 03:34:03 AM »
Hi Jim
I cant remember the name Madge but i had an older sister named Margaret ( Peggy ) 
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Phillip Thomas Hicken

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« Reply #54 on: June 10, 2017, 12:27:01 PM »
I was in Bawnmore in 1953 does anyone there at that time maybe the older boys remember a young boy ie me and two others coming in at the same time as I'm trying to trace them as they could have been my sister and brother any help in this matter would be gratefully appreciated Tha no you

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« Reply #55 on: June 10, 2017, 02:05:28 PM »
H.B.M.   Was the girls one a state managed place.
there were girls at Bawnmore as I know I was there the boys had a dormitory downstairs and the girls had a room upstairs

vic46

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2017, 02:38:47 PM »
Hi
Philip what Bawnmore are you talking about there was two childrens homes
in Belfast called Bawnmore there is one on the Bawnmore road in Belfast i
think it is up the lisburn road area of Belfast and the one I was in was Bawnmore
on the Whitewell and Mill roads I say that because there where two entrances
into Bawnmore one from the Whitewell  road which got closed when the motorway
was built  and the other was on the mill road and this Bawnmore was boys only
the only one i can think of that had boys and girls was Williamson house on the
Antrim road

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2017, 03:49:51 PM »
H.B.M.   Was the girls one a state managed place.
Bawnmore had two ways into it one was on the Whitewell Rd with a gardeners cottage and when the old people's home opened it also had a road leading up to the home

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2017, 03:56:44 PM »
Hi
Philip what Bawnmore are you talking about there was two childrens homes
in Belfast called Bawnmore there is one on the Bawnmore road in Belfast i
think it is up the lisburn road area of Belfast and the one I was in was Bawnmore
on the Whitewell and Mill roads I say that because there where two entrances
into Bawnmore one from the Whitewell  road which got closed when the motorway
was built  and the other was on the mill road and this Bawnmore was boys only
the only one i can think of that had boys and girls was Williamson house on the
Antrim road
the one I was in was the one with the entrance on the Whitewell Rd with the gardeners cottage at the enterance

vic46

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Re: bawnmore boys home
« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2017, 11:41:41 PM »
hi Philip
who was in charge of Bawnmore while you wear there
and what other information where you hoping to find
out about Bawnmore