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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2010, 01:52:42 PM »

 
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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2010, 01:56:26 PM »
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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2010, 07:23:00 PM »
Great photos wolfhound and grendelkiller. Any more?

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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2010, 10:52:31 PM »
The ship site is fantastic.  I see a lot of the men now but some of the old photos, well I worked with a man called Tommy Flood RIP.  I knew him when I was 5 or 6 and always called him Mr Flood.  Tommy was always an older man to me but on SHIP I see him in a group as a young man .  I also spotted Davy Loughran RIP  who was 64 when he retired.  I got his job at the silo.  But on SHIP there is a phograph of him standing by a union banner maybe 50 years ago.  All the photos I show are from my own collection.  Some who I got from dockers and scanned.
 


 
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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2010, 10:56:33 PM »

 
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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2010, 11:00:36 PM »

 
 
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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2010, 06:37:49 PM »
A wee Docker joke for you...
 
A few weeks after Jimmy started working on the docks years ago he was stopped a the main gate by security as he was wheeling a wheel barrow full of old straw.
 
What you got there says the security chap.
 
Ach just some aul straw for the shed at the back where the aul horse stays.
 
No problem says the guard.
 
After about twenty years of doing this every week and Jimmy was heading out for the last time due to retirement the guard asked him
 
"You've been going outta here for 20 years with a barrow and straw. Thon horse must have died a few years ago. What were you really doing with the straw"?
 
Nathin says Jimmy. I was stealing a new wheelbarrow every week.
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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2010, 06:39:55 PM »
A wee Docker joke for you...
 
A few weeks after Jimmy started working on the docks years ago he was stopped a the main gate by security as he was wheeling a wheel barrow full of old straw.
 
What you got there says the security chap.
 
Ach just some aul straw for the shed at the back where the aul horse stays.
 
No problem says the guard.
 
After about twenty years of doing this every week and Jimmy was heading out for the last time due to retirement the guard asked him
 
"You've been going outta here for 20 years with a barrow and straw. Thon horse must have died a few years ago. What were you really doing with the straw"?
 
Nathin says Jimmy. I was stealing a new wheelbarrow every week.
  ;) :D

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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2010, 09:08:55 PM »
my granda was an auld docker..nat benson from ballymurphy would have been in his 80s nigh...does anybody know if its possible to get your hands on a button my uncle had my grandas and it was lost im tryin to get hold of one for him  :unsure: :unsure: :smile: :smile:

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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2010, 09:50:34 PM »
nat was my aunt mary annes brother,she was married to bilbo benson who was my da,s elder brother

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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2010, 10:15:10 PM »
maryann was my ma's aunt my ma is briedge benson what you call you  :smile: :smile:

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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2010, 09:42:38 PM »
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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2010, 03:39:46 PM »
grende, was that photo taken in the Dockers Club?
 
It was the best club in the Town! Joe McCann, MC - I'm sure there would be some story from there also.
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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2010, 04:33:24 PM »
grende, was that photo taken in the Dockers Club?
 
It was the best club in the Town! Joe McCann, MC - I'm sure there would be some story from there also.

I knew Louis when I was a boy when he chatted to my dad. In fact since child hood I knew most of the dockers because I would go down to the docks on a thursday to get my dads wages from the DEPO.  Anyway I always collected photos of the docks and dockers...so I dont know where I got this one from sorry sally.
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Re: Dockers, casual and button. Silomen, Barnetts, Halls, West Twin.
« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2010, 05:58:56 PM »
My granda was always down in the west twin and other silos loading up his lorry, sometimes he would take my mammy or her brothers down in his lorry  :smile: 
 
My great grandad was a docker as was all my gran's brothers from Carrick Hill