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John Harvest

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2014, 05:40:15 PM »
er. it was only the paint :D
Yes tboy, that was my take on it as well.

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2014, 11:15:30 PM »
As you can see in the above photograph a lot of detail was put into the building to improve the look of it.

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2014, 03:07:51 AM »
 
    tboy---did you work for Mc L&H ?
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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2015, 10:58:32 PM »
Happy New Year all!

The old GPO holds happy memories for me.  It was where my husband and I arranged to meet on our first date in 1961.  I was also a frequent user of the old telephone call-boxes to ring him when he worked in London.  I saved all my coins for a weekly phone-call. On one occasion, we talked for over and hour whilst waiting for "the pips", which strangely, never came.  (I have always believed that the operator had been listening in to our conversation - and allowed the call to continue uninterrupted!).  Anyway, it was brilliant to get a "freebee". :-*     

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2015, 11:20:39 PM »
another great building destroyed for the sake of so called progress by the greedy vandels in belfast to line their filthy pockets shame on thesese faceless scum bags gismo

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2015, 05:56:15 PM »
I rode one of the Bantams' 1961/2 as a telegram boy.Billy Lougheed was our boss and he inspected us before we went on duty.
Polish for your belt and boots,and brasso for your buttons and belt fastener and hat badge.
The segregation in the canteen was ridiculous,bosses and counter staff served their meals.

rathlin man

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2015, 06:41:11 PM »
My brother rode one of the Bantams.  I learnt to ride on it.  RLB445.

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2015, 03:45:58 PM »
John, the Gpo  was in Royal Avenue and I think corner of Garfield Street, the Avenue picture house was on the other corner, but I know where your coming from, there was a gate way in North Street just above Gresham street, which led to a open space where all the post office vans where kept. Sam
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This gateway was part of Smithfield Bus Station in Winetavern Street!

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2015, 06:06:44 PM »
When I was a telegram boy 1960/62 we had a table tennis room on the first floor at Charlemont Street  the rear of the general post office Royal Avenue,and the Grand Central Hotel.
We had to buy vouchers for our meals [subsidised]
We had to take our bikes to the garage in West Street to wash and clean them,they were inspected by Billy Lougheed.

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2015, 06:22:25 PM »
Harrison was smallhorn mechanic there in your time?
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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2015, 08:59:58 PM »
When I was a telegram boy 1960/62 we had a table tennis room on the first floor at Charlemont Street  the rear of the general post office Royal Avenue,and the Grand Central Hotel.
We had to buy vouchers for our meals [subsidised]
We had to take our bikes to the garage in West Street to wash and clean them,they were inspected by Billy Lougheed.
' Ach it's a job for life and there's table tennis and a pension'  That's what a fellow school leaver said to me in 1965.  :)

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2015, 01:19:33 PM »
More money for oul rope , I suppose.   ::)
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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2015, 02:07:32 PM »
The mechanics were Harry Majury and Bomber Brown,the boss was Mr.Stewart.

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2015, 04:20:49 PM »
Hi All
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stranmillis v

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Re: General Post Office - 1969
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2015, 04:42:20 PM »
Hi All
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yes.
"This society believed it was looking towards a new future, yet we consistently find ourselves being dragged backwards."

Bigot's are ignored by me.