Author Topic: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.  (Read 2005460 times)

Jimmy55

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12480 on: October 08, 2018, 12:00:54 PM »
Definitely not Whitla St. Whitla St is opposite Canning St which has the Ulster bank on one corner. I can't remember what was on the other corner, but Eddie Allans barbers was in that row along with the TSB bank.


It's Whitla St. Canning street is where the red X is above the backbackers on the right hand side. The Edinburgh Castle was on the corner of Canning and York St.   If you look at the bus above the drivers wing mirror you can see the name "Jay's"  on the building this was (Jay's Ladies & Childrens outfitters.) re Street directory below.





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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12481 on: October 09, 2018, 01:01:56 AM »
Hi Jimmy and Tommy hope you are keeping well, but i'm gonna throw a spanner in the works here goes, the Edinburgh and Castle and the Gibraltar bars i remember were on either side of Brougham St and i think Canning St was a bit further down beside the Ulster Bank and facing Whitla St, anyhow both said bars had to be on one or the other streets, i also remember my mum taking me in to Kingsland Variety Stores as a kid which was roughly facing Brougham St and the corner of Dock St where Eddie Allens barbers was originally, his son Harry is  an old school pal of ours from Dunlambert and took over the shop when it moved to North Queen St. just a thought guys but i did think Whitla St was a bit further down than this bus pic? Daz.

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12482 on: October 09, 2018, 12:55:55 PM »

Hi Jimmy and Tommy hope you are keeping well, but i'm gonna throw a spanner in the works here goes, the Edinburgh and Castle and the Gibraltar bars i remember were on either side of Brougham St and i think Canning St was a bit further down beside the Ulster Bank and facing Whitla St, anyhow both said bars had to be on one or the other streets, i also remember my mum taking me in to Kingsland Variety Stores as a kid which was roughly facing Brougham St and the corner of Dock St where Eddie Allens barbers was originally, his son Harry is  an old school pal of ours from Dunlambert and took over the shop when it moved to North Queen St. just a thought guys but i did think Whitla St was a bit further down than this bus pic? Daz.
Hi Daz, I have to agree with Tommy and Jimmy. This is Whitla Street and the bus is sitting outside the station. The Edinburgh was on the corner of Canning Street.
There was another bar on the corner of Whitla Street, I think it was called The Terminus. Great memories of mine was on a Saturday lunchtime all the bars there were packed with fellas grabbing a few pints and a sandwich before heading off to the football. Mostly Crues supporters but also Blues and Glens men. It was a great atmosphere and a I really enjoyed growing up in that era.

I also remember a Pools Office along Whitla Street and bringing my das coupon there every Saturday morning.

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12483 on: October 09, 2018, 01:27:36 PM »
Hi all, Jimmy is correct . The Edinburgh Castle was at the corner of Canning st as shown in the picture and facing Whitla st.( were the bus is parked )  The Gibraltar was at the corner of Brougham st.

Eddie allens moved across the road from dock st/york st to what was ' cecille hairdresser ' on the block between Brougham st and Spencer st. He may have even moved into what was Jimmy Bowmans shop for a while between Bentinck st and Brougham st ( later moving to Duncairn Gardens then to North Queen St )

Kingsland Stores was on York st between Dock st and and North Thomas st . diectly facing Meadow st on the opposite side.
Its all so confusing eh ?   :)

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12484 on: October 09, 2018, 04:30:37 PM »
The bar on the corner of Whitla st was the Waterloo across from the LMS railway station

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12485 on: October 09, 2018, 10:10:50 PM »
Hi Spudz dead on about that, where was the Gibraltar Bar then was it corner of Brougham st, and the Smoothin Iron was that Canning st? Daz.

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12486 on: October 09, 2018, 10:14:27 PM »
Sorted Harry.

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12487 on: October 10, 2018, 10:04:27 AM »
So was there a bar on the opposite corner of Brougham St?
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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12488 on: October 10, 2018, 04:24:29 PM »
172 York st Barr, Charles, & Co., grocers & tea merchants   here is Brougham st.  174 York st Woods Bros., spirit
merchants.

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12489 on: October 10, 2018, 04:58:48 PM »
Hi Spudz dead on about that, where was the Gibraltar Bar then was it corner of Brougham st, and the Smoothin Iron was that Canning st? Daz.
hi danny the iv checked with the guy who actually owns the photo and he said the bus is parked outside the entrance to the station, and I think the smoothing iron was top of the canning st and north queen st junction  I also think there was a little place in Cambridge st, called the Cambridge me boon and Freddie curry use to go there up stairs and yes boon use to sing that blasted song LITTLE OLD WINE DRINKER ME   :D PS dock st was up past whitla st,   I think the  railway bar was also bottom of canning street                 regards tommy
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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12490 on: October 12, 2018, 12:07:36 PM »
Hi folks,the smoothing iron, (Queens Arms) was at the top of Hanna St. And Rowan St.was called this because of shape its triangular shape.Done a good after hours trade with RUC from York Rd.

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12491 on: October 12, 2018, 12:15:46 PM »
Harry Hippo,you've a good memory re York St. Great shopping area then in the sixties,lots of shops of all trades and a bar on nearly every corner.I frequented the Edinburgh Castle a lot,great entertainment in the upstairs lounge.Also the Bambi Rooms,nice quiet lounge to take a bird to.All now just a fading memory.

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12492 on: October 12, 2018, 07:39:57 PM »
Harry Hippo,you've a good memory re York St. Great shopping area then in the sixties,lots of shops of all trades and a bar on nearly every corner.I frequented the Edinburgh Castle a lot,great entertainment in the upstairs lounge.Also the Bambi Rooms,nice quiet lounge to take a bird to.All now just a fading memory.
Memories indeed Wiltly . Was just a boy then, but i remember the owner Larry i think his name was. He was a great fella as was Gerry woods who owned the Gib.  If memory serves the Castle was burned to the ground around the early 1970s infact the whole front block from Canning st to Bentinck st was bulldozed after it.   ;)

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12493 on: October 12, 2018, 09:15:12 PM »
H H,the Castle was burned out in 69 along with a lot of other bars in a night of rioting in York St. /North Queen St.
The police and army were only standing around to save life,I was there and asked a cop why don't you stop the burning and was told it wouldn't be safe to try and stop the rioters burning catholic business as security forces couldn't control the situation.My neighbourhood was never the same again.

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #12494 on: October 12, 2018, 09:56:01 PM »
H H,the Castle was burned out in 69 along with a lot of other bars in a night of rioting in York St. /North Queen St.
The police and army were only standing around to save life,I was there and asked a cop why don't you stop the burning and was told it wouldn't be safe to try and stop the rioters burning catholic business as security forces couldn't control the situation.My neighbourhood was never the same again.
yes  ...sad time Wilty for all. and poor oul Gerry woods was killed a few years later .. it must be mentioned that protestant business's were destroyed as well ....the whole district suffered ....and to what end ?  :(