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Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« on: December 28, 2010, 05:49:40 PM »
Who do you know from the Smithfield area? People who were born and reared there and people who had businesses in the area.

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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 06:00:35 PM »

Brother and sister Willie and Patsy Connolly (McGrann ) (formerly of Samuel Street) Willie unfortunately past away last night.  This photo was taken 10 years ago at the Smithfield/Millfield re-union, held in the National Club.

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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 06:11:39 PM »
hi st.anthony
 
didn't know that billy past away last nite i just live around the conrer from him  worked with him and his son liam in the council  must get round to pay my respect...R.I.P BILLY
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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 06:16:32 PM »
Hi ourjoe, My brother called this morning to tell me.

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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 10:27:45 PM »
was he harrys brother? i knew harry fairly well when he drank in st marys.i was in the royal when the older brother died.37 yrs ago.
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 12:40:38 AM »
That would be Harry who was Killed when the armoured car carrying the british army bomb disposal unit crashed into their car crushing it and killing Harry and Mr and Mrs Campbell. Harry's wife was the only one to survive.

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010, 02:50:58 AM »
i knew harry was killed, and i was familiar with billy, as we called him, they both frequented st marys in coars lane,really liked them both, harry was great craic, used to come and visit me when i was doing a security job for mc kenna & mc ginleys when it was on the falls at northumberland st.we would yarn for a while.i was in the same ward as the older brother cant remember his name, when he was moved into the side ward and died.(jimmy? )
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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 02:53:37 AM »
i knew the hopes had a shop in smithfield, but they came from the loney.bernard and jackie there was another one.
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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 03:18:56 AM »

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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2010, 03:20:48 AM »

Who remembers the BUS BAR

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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2010, 04:31:53 AM »

Paddy McMahon (The Ironman from Millfield)

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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2010, 05:18:18 AM »
i remember paddy mcmahon is he still around? and his brother and his son paddy. those were the days.and the bus bar, also in winetavern st was "just books"and a 2nd hand clothing store and cecil magees pet food shop, and the elephant bar.the hand cart yard teagus was it?
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Re: Who do you know from the Smithfield area of Belfast.
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2010, 05:35:30 AM »
Paddy died 2 years ago on his 80th birthday.   I think you mean Cecil Creighton's Pet Shop in Gresham Street.  I have pic of it here somewhere.

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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2010, 05:56:18 AM »