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Seaview

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Re: Holy Family primary school
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2013, 12:21:42 PM »
Hi landof oz...it would appear we live in the same country...I am on the Gold Coast....I was in the same class as Lawrence...he worked for a while in the electrical shop(?)....Bannons ...in the city centre....I remember being in his house so may have met you tho to be honest don't remember a twin....did you live up near Cliftonville area later?

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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2013, 12:35:19 PM »
Was Mrs MCrudden the mother of Jim McCrudden...he was a year behind me but I still had contact with him as a teenager.

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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 12:38:05 PM »
Im Not sure, all i can remember was her scurring up Atlantic ave , as if there was a fire!

But really a nice lady.
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2013, 01:05:03 PM »
Just been talking to my(older) sister in Spain,,,she says Bannons was furniture    and she remembers a Teresa...is that you?

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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2013, 01:07:39 PM »
Mrs. McCrudden's son was named Jim and he had a younger brother, Christopher.

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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2013, 01:18:37 PM »
Another memory I have in my final year in the Holy Family. I was in Mr. Kelly's class in the hut on the upper playground. Father Farry (or Farrey?) was the parish priest and I remember him coming to ask if any of the class would want to be altar boys. I was kind of shy then and hesitated, which resulted in me not being picked. Those were the days of the latin masses and a few weeks later Fr. Farrey arrived in the class to test the guys that had been picked on what he had given them to learn. A couple of them had more than a difficulty remembering the latin and what a telling off they got from Fr. Farrey!! I had never heard a priest raise his voice in my life before, but this was even worse! Not only did it affect the forgetful altar boys, but the whole class just froze in fear. Inwardly though, I was having a great chuckle and thinking "Thank you God, for my shyness"!!

Seaview

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Re: Holy Family primary school
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2013, 01:21:41 PM »
Thanks JMBOY...sounds like the same person.

Seaview

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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2013, 01:27:00 PM »
Obviously JM you didn't go to the childrens mass every Sunday where Fr.Farry preached fire and damnation for a multitude of sins...not least the vow he made us take not " to touch an alcoholic drink until I am 25 years of age"....I was ok because I was an altarboy at Little Flower on Somerton Road!
 

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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2013, 05:09:07 PM »
my brothers all went to holy family

Lots of memories have come to the surface! I know your brother Phil well. We go all the way back to p1 until we were separated by the 11 plus. I had a few jars with Phil in Cassidy's a while ago. He told me that he had once visited a school to discuss a plumbing job with the head teacher and was shocked to see Mr.Cush in the room. The explanation was that Phil was talking to Cush junior who had gone into the same business as Cush senior and was the image of his father. Hugh McCaughan was my uncle by marriage and I was in his class for p6 and 7, before he became head teacher. Most of the learning was by rote in those days. Do you remember his geography lessons to teach us the names of towns? "Belfast, Lisburn, Ballymena, Larne, Antrim, Carrickfergus, ". I'd be interested to be reminded of the rest of the sequence if anyone can remember it now. I think it continued "Portrush, Portstewart,..". Mr Munion was very sensitive to hearing his name mispronounced "Onion" but what could he have expected from a gang of kids? I was one of the church altar boys who managed to memorise the Latin mass responses, with some help from my granda who rehearsed me in the words. An odd practice when you think about it, because the words meant nothing to me until several years later when I learned Latin grammar at St. Malachy's, and as far as I know my granda also knew no Latin grammar. There was always competition to be picked for the 9:00 daily mass because you then you didn't get into school until nearly 10:00. I suppose we were just a bunch of innocent little savages in need of all the education and socialisation that could be fed to us, like a nutritious but unpalatable meal! :)
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2013, 07:07:25 PM »
Obviously JM you didn't go to the childrens mass every Sunday where Fr.Farry preached fire and damnation for a multitude of sins...not least the vow he made us take not " to touch an alcoholic drink until I am 25 years of age"....I was ok because I was an altarboy at Little Flower on Somerton Road!
 

You're correct, Seaview. I actually belonged to the Sacred Heart Parish and that was where I attended until Our Lady of Prepetual Succour chapel was built in Deanby Gardens. I'm well acquanted with the Little Flower Chapel, though, because I ended up in Bearnageeha. I was in the school choir and we did an outside broadcast from there. I was also superintendent of tje St. John Ambulance Cadet Division at Skegoneill Avenue for many years and one of the best cadets that I ever had (from Somerton Gardens)came up with the idea of taking the elderly and infirm to mass every Sunday there. I was the ambulance driver. One memory just leads to another, doesn't it?

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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2013, 05:36:13 PM »
Hi landofoz
I went to holy family lived on new lodge rd just read your post off your brothers passing away so very young. I went to school with one maybe both.I remember Lawrence.Later he was in class with me in st pats I also served as a alter boy under FR Farry and FR White  our master was i think Gerry Tracey a long long time ago  I later cut his hair in the Waldorf  Carlisle circus Just the once ha ha

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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2013, 01:27:53 AM »
LOL it was a hair  day.
my brother bill is on the forum

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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2013, 01:06:14 PM »
Hi ..Gerry Burns here...I went to the Holy Family in the 60's but @ 59 now I cant remember a single Teacher except for Mr.Hunter who took us for PE I just lived around the corner in Ponsonby Ave and ended up Marrying a girl from there... I remember running in Casemount Pk in the All Ireland Finals and winning which stunned my Teachers I believe lol.Then went to Barny ..stayed there till 69 then left and started an apprenticeship in the Baking Trade ...became a Masterbaker at 21 then in 88 I opened The Old Oven Door Bakery just facing Atlantic Avenue ...and that's were I still am to this day ... so if anyone out there remembers me I would love to hear from them...it's been awhile.

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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2013, 01:54:38 AM »
Hi ..Gerry Burns here...I went to the Holy Family in the 60's but @ 59 now I cant remember a single Teacher except for Mr.Hunter who took us for PE I just lived around the corner in Ponsonby Ave and ended up Marrying a girl from there... I remember running in Casemount Pk in the All Ireland Finals and winning which stunned my Teachers I believe lol.Then went to Barny ..stayed there till 69 then left and started an apprenticeship in the Baking Trade ...became a Masterbaker at 21 then in 88 I opened The Old Oven Door Bakery just facing Atlantic Avenue ...and that's were I still am to this day ... so if anyone out there remembers me I would love to hear from them...it's been awhile.

My reply disappeared  .I can remember Gerry and Sweeney but I didn't go to the school....just the church but Gerry I met you later in life and then went to Australia ( it wasn't your fault )    We met sometimes in the Glenn Inn.  Sweeney and I went to school for a time along with Laurence Bannon and Terry Mc Stravick who were cousins.   
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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2013, 12:44:39 PM »
Hi Sam..
Thank you for your reply.... but I can't place you in The Glen Inn...Yes it was my favourite haunt in the 70's ,,,,so please clarify who you are as you obviously know me.

Yes I know the Sweeney's  .Dennis is a Doctor on the Crumlin Rd... John is a Barrister as is the youngest Brother Eamon.
I also knew the Bannons and I went to School with Philip who lives at the top of our Street and is currently self-employed as a Plumber.
Look forward to hearing from you Sam..

Kind regards
Gerry