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paulscott

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Belfast Co-op
« on: December 20, 2010, 11:34:49 PM »
Does anyone have photos of the old Co-op before UoU moved in?

four-stroke

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 04:31:46 PM »
No but my mothers divvy number was 52221 back in the 1950's. do you think there would be any money worth lifting?? :smile:

brianmckeever

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 08:26:50 AM »
Hard luck FS. They changed over to loyalty stamps around the 60's. No more divvies!! :D

BigAgiesMan

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 03:08:13 PM »
Does anyone have photos of the old Co-op before UoU moved in?

Well here's one, but it might not be what you had in mind....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/normko/313857635/
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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 06:48:35 PM »
Ah, but doesn't this restore the magic



http://www.flickr.com/photos/normko/5268318611/lightbox/

justluvbeingme

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 12:26:10 AM »
didnt the co-op become part of the university of ulster art college,
i remember the potttery and ceramics on the ground floor.
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smileysadie

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 07:18:42 PM »
God i remember the old co op well, every week my mum would pick me up from school (st patricks) and go and get our messages in the co op and then having to carry all the shopping bags back home to the barracks - life was far better then lol x so simply and i always remember how nice the staff were to us. 

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 07:20:36 PM »
My Mom and Granny and I used to go to the Co all the time. Granny used to buy white shirts for my uncles. The shopgirls used to wrap them up in brown paper and tie them with string.  We used to go to lunch there in the restaurant - they had lovely soup! K 
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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011, 02:12:58 AM »
Spent many school lunchtimes (St Patrick's) going down to the Co and riding up and down the escalators. Simple pleasures!

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2014, 12:06:38 PM »
Santa's grotto in the co. Magical for me as a child. I still have the photos.


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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2014, 01:03:05 PM »
Santa's grotto in the co. Magical for me as a child. I still have the photos.

Me too Shazbar, great memories  :)
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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2014, 02:52:06 PM »
I remember going to see santa there myself must have been about 1956.
Across the road was waste ground due to WW2 bombing.

John Harvest

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2014, 06:36:23 PM »
I remember going to see santa there myself must have been about 1956. Across the road was waste ground due to WW2 bombing.
On the walls of one of the buildings nearby that, on the same side of the street, going in the direction of Royal Avenue, there were some holes in the wall on the stonework on the frontage of one of the buildings.

I asked what they were, and I was told that they were bullet holes from the Blitz that were caused by the German bombers machine gunning the streets.

I thought that it was just a tall tale, but apparently it wasn't.

McNamee

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2014, 06:40:51 PM »
I think it is at the Offices of the Belfast Telegraph

John Harvest

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Re: Belfast Co-op
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2014, 06:51:43 PM »
I think it is at the Offices of the Belfast Telegraph
You might well be right, I can't recall the exact location, I just remember that the building faced, ( or perhaps it's side did ), onto either York Street, or Royal Avenue, the frontage, ( or perhaps it was the side ), was ashlar stone blocks, ( as far as I recall ), similar to this, http://www.builderbill-diy-help.com/image-files/19th-century-stonework.jpg and I might be mistaken but I recall it as being grey stone.