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Amandaelightfoot

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Re: rathcoole in the 1960s
« Reply #90 on: July 12, 2017, 01:30:52 AM »
I lived in Dunloy from 64 until 83 and went to both Rathcoole Primary and Secondary.  Remember the Duffys Sweeneys and lots of others. 

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« Reply #91 on: August 10, 2018, 09:50:30 PM »
[Hi ...my grandfather...David Stanley.... was caretaker for Primary School Derrycoole way....had an Alasatian called Judy...

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« Reply #92 on: August 10, 2018, 09:58:30 PM »
Anyone remember an Isobelle Stanley Crossreagh Drive or Brian Robinson Rathcoole Drive?

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« Reply #93 on: August 12, 2018, 11:08:17 AM »
KNEW LOADS OF PEOPLE AND USED TO GET MY FAGS FROM THE DIAMOND AT DINNER TIME, THE FAVORITE SAYING BACK THEN IF YOU SAID ANYTHING WAS "AH YOUR DA" I SAID IT TO BIG DOUGIE AND HE SAID MY DA IS DEAD, THINK HE LEAD ME INTO THAT ONE

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« Reply #94 on: March 05, 2019, 07:38:23 PM »
Hi everyone

I am following on from my first post. When we moved to Dunloy Gardens we had lots of friends in that street and the neighbouring ones like Deerfin Park and Doonbeg Drive. We played a lot of football and cricket on the green. The players included George Radcliffe, Harry and Thomas Moreland, Brian Gordon, Bill and Stan Surgin, Ricky Joss and my best friend, Ned Doggart (sadly no longer with us). Some of these lads went to Ballyclare High School (Harry and Thomas) or Belfast High School (Ned, Bill and Stan) and Hopefield (Brian and George although we tended to call him Geordie). My brother Billy was more commonly called Willie in those days.

At No 4 Dunloy Gardens lived Sam and Maureen Sweeney and their first born children were called Sam and Maureen after Mum and Dad. I remember that they had another sister, Jean, and two brothers Hugh and Ivan. Our parents got on great and were always in and out of each others' houses.

My father, Billy, worked in the coal trade for the Co-op and was a keen trade unionist.

Others whom I recall were Jim Murray and his sister who was called Sadie, I think. My mate Dennis Maxwell, with whom I am back in contact again and his sister, Amanda, and their brother Neville. Another neighbour was called Rosemary Holmes.
did you know a girl called linda curry who lived in rathcoole Dran

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« Reply #95 on: April 20, 2019, 08:04:27 PM »
Hi Seos

I am sorry but the name Linda Currie means nothing to me. However, there is a Facebook page for Stella Maris Primary and Secondary Schools. I am not allowed to post a link but you will have no problem finding it on FB.

A guy who posts regularly on FB is called Gerry Currie. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of people and families who had a connection with the two schools. If Linda is linked to his family in any way, he will know everything that there is to know.

I do not think that Gerry is active on this forum; but I have had a number of great conversations with him on FB. He is a really friendly guy! Their house, in Ardeen Avenue, backed onto ours when we lived in Avonlea Gardens in the 1950s and early 1960s before we moved to Dunloy Gardens in March 1962. Gerrie had a brother, Thomas, who was deaf and dumb. Sadly, Thomas is now dead; but I remember knowing him when I was just a small boy. I was only eight years old when we left Avonlea Gardens! [size=78%] [/size]

seos

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« Reply #96 on: April 22, 2019, 06:53:14 PM »
Hi dran, thanks for reply,I have spoken to gerry on stella maris nice guy to,he didn't know her,I've come to conclusing she may have emigrated none of her old friends haven't heard of her in years,thanks again dran,

I am sorry but the name Linda Currie means nothing to me. However, there is a Facebook page for Stella Maris Primary and Secondary Schools. I am not allowed to post a link but you will have no problem finding it on FB.

A guy who posts regularly on FB is called Gerry Currie. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of people and families who had a connection with the two schools. If Linda is linked to his family in any way, he will know everything that there is to know.

I do not think that Gerry is active on this forum; but I have had a number of great conversations with him on FB. He is a really friendly guy! Their house, in Ardeen Avenue, backed onto ours when we lived in Avonlea Gardens in the 1950s and early 1960s before we moved to Dunloy Gardens in March 1962. Gerrie had a brother, Thomas, who was deaf and dumb. Sadly, Thomas is now dead; but I remember knowing him when I was just a small boy. I was only eight years old when we left Avonlea Gardens! [size=78%] [/size]

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« Reply #97 on: April 22, 2019, 07:00:59 PM »
Hi dran, thanks for texting, I spoke to gerry on stella maris site, he is a nice guy,but he never knew her, I've come to the conclusing that she may have emigrated,even her old friends have never seen or heard from her in years. again thanks dran,take care
Hi Seos

I am sorry but the name Linda Currie means nothing to me. However, there is a Facebook page for Stella Maris Primary and Secondary Schools. I am not allowed to post a link but you will have no problem finding it on FB.

A guy who posts regularly on FB is called Gerry Currie. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of people and families who had a connection with the two schools. If Linda is linked to his family in any way, he will know everything that there is to know.

I do not think that Gerry is active on this forum; but I have had a number of great conversations with him on FB. He is a really friendly guy! Their house, in Ardeen Avenue, backed onto ours when we lived in Avonlea Gardens in the 1950s and early 1960s before we moved to Dunloy Gardens in March 1962. Gerrie had a brother, Thomas, who was deaf and dumb. Sadly, Thomas is now dead; but I remember knowing him when I was just a small boy. I was only eight years old when we left Avonlea Gardens! [size=78%] [/size]

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Re: rathcoole in the 1960s
« Reply #98 on: May 07, 2019, 09:50:39 PM »
Rathcoole is a beautiful place and was the biggest estate in the uk at one time I was born in rathcoole 1964 and left 1992 people that lived there all those years ago would be amazed at how much it has changed now