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Billy D

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Re: DONEGALL ROAD
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2012, 06:58:56 PM »
Here is a photo of the old Primitive Street Methodist Church

shauneen

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« Reply #76 on: September 12, 2012, 08:21:43 PM »
i love all them things about the donegall road i used to go to sunday school at the mission on the hill do you know anyone from coolfin ,coolderry or coolbeg street i am now living in canada


Billy D

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« Reply #77 on: September 12, 2012, 08:58:05 PM »
Dawson says: 'I'll have a guess and say the Grosvenor Road. ' I have been seeking information about the Blackstaff  Band for a long time and some years ago someone suggested Roden Street / Grosvenor. Would love to be sure and to get information about people in the band. :-\

RabRow

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« Reply #78 on: September 12, 2012, 09:24:44 PM »
I'm reckoning that Primitive Street got its name from the church and not the other way round.

Billy D

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« Reply #79 on: September 12, 2012, 09:53:16 PM »
That is right my friend.

PRIMITIVE STREET, METHODIST 1875 - 1983

Plain, bare seats of varnished pine,
No comfort for the Wesleyan spine;
The patterned ceiling, lifted high
To lift our thoughts beyond the sky.
Naked boards beneath the seat
For saints to rest their weary feet.
The modest organ, unadorned,
That swelled in praise each Sabbath morn.
The choir seats, tiered against the wall,
To sing of Cross and babe and stall;
Of harvests ripening in the sun,
And Easter when new life begun.
The half-moon pulpit, iron and wood
Where earnest preachers read and stood.
The chairs and tables, love's last gift,
Bore bread and wine the heart to sift.
The communion of His blood they share
In memory of the sin He bare.
The heavy Bible, black and bound
Where verses from His Word were found.
The stained glass windows, rain bowed light
Bore flowers and fruit and lilies white.
The twin blue aisles with aged creek,
With patience bore the weighty meek.
To stand and sing, to sit and pray
For love and faith along life's way.
The two stout doors of gothic make
Would welcome all for Jesus' sake.
And over all on painted wall
Like trumpet sound or clarion call
The warning, that, whate'er you gain,
Ye must, Ye must be born again.
And yet, to me, how far more fair
Than wood or glass beyond compare,
Are dearest friends, beloved and wise,
More friendlier far in Paradise,
United by the Saviour's love
To meet again in heaven above ...
For wood and glass and stone and lime
Are only substances made for time.

Mr Adam McKinley


RabRow

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« Reply #80 on: September 12, 2012, 09:55:43 PM »
Lovely words and oh so true

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« Reply #81 on: September 12, 2012, 10:07:22 PM »
i love all them things about the donegall road i used to go to sunday school at the mission on the hill do you know anyone from coolfin ,coolderry or coolbeg street i am now living in canada

shauneen,is that the Belfast City Mission you mean. It was at the top of the Library Hill but was there one too at the bottom on the same side? The BCM one was (I think) behind billboards . Further along there was the Railway Mission near the railway bridge.

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« Reply #82 on: September 12, 2012, 10:53:49 PM »
Here is a photo of the old Primitive Street Methodist Church

My sister & brother-in-law were married in this church. So lovely to see it again after so many years. ...Thanks Val  :)

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« Reply #83 on: September 12, 2012, 11:05:47 PM »
My Wifes Aunt Miss Ann Hamilton, and three of her friends were Sunday School teachers in this wee church for many years,
Ann was a lovely Christian lady her and some of her friends were taking some older Ladies to the Easter Christian Convention in Bangor they had called at one house in Aughrim St when Ann took ill she had suffered a brain haemorage and died a short time later
she was in her 40s would love to hear from anyone who knew Ann, ( Annie )
 
 
 

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« Reply #84 on: September 13, 2012, 07:17:30 AM »
Here is a photo of the old Primitive Street Methodist Church

Thanks "Billy D" for the swift upload!
 
I have a very vague memory of a wee lad getting his head stuck in those railings and  a wee notion that it might have been a young relative,but definitely not me!My Uncle Ernie came to the rescue and saved the Fire Brigade a wee run up the road.According to Uncle Ernie,it was the wee buck's ears that had him snared and he swiftly turned the nipper upside down and with the ears"the right way up" out he came!
 
I attended that wee Church from about 4 years of age to almost 16 and was in both the Life Boys & The "Brigade".
 
Really nice to see it again!
" Kitchen house reared and still,rough as Purdy Oaten ".

Billy D

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« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2012, 10:39:32 AM »
Primitive Street Methodist 12th Life Boys.

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« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2012, 08:11:53 PM »
Primitive Street Methodist 12th Life Boys.

hi billy d    would you have any photos off donegall road methodist church??  thats where i attended from the age off8 till i was 19,  i lived in old bentham street and attended linfield
school.     [andy]    bill anderson.
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« Reply #87 on: September 13, 2012, 08:19:26 PM »


 wow!!  billy d,   there are lods off faces i remember in this photo,  but sadly i can not put names to them????    andy,     bill anderson.
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« Reply #88 on: September 13, 2012, 08:23:21 PM »
Bill,
   I have not seen Eileen since we were teenagers,she left the area before I did. .I think the family moved to the East side of Belfast.  I do not
know if she married Drew Murray or not  .Did his mum own a Clothes Shop on Donegall Rd., ? .I will ask my sister  about Eileen and get back to you ,if I find out anything !!!!boops

 hi boops ,  did you ever find out anything about  eileen or ruby ????
                   
                            andy      bill anderson.
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« Reply #89 on: September 13, 2012, 09:10:20 PM »
Hi Bill,
         Sorry,I have not... but as soon as I hear anything I will let you know.....has your cousin Albert been in touch yet?I hope so... .as I passed your e-mail address on to his son
                                God bless