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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15465 on: November 10, 2019, 10:11:15 PM »
HI GUYS,  WELL THIS TIME I'M GONNA SURPRISE YOU BY ASKING ABOUT SOMEONE  WHO COMES AND  I BELIEVE STILL LIVES IN  SANDY ROW.  HIS NAME IS BILLY CRISTIE, NOT SURE IF THE CRISTIE IS SPELT RIGHT.  BUT HE HAS LIVED THERE MOST OF HIS LIVE .  HE WOULD NOT KNOW ME BUT MY SISTER  AND THAT'S ALL I CAN TELL YOU  FOR NOW.   I KNOW HOW MANY COME ON HERE AND ASK AND I ALWAYS TELL THEM THAT IF SOMEONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THE PERSON THEY ARE LOOKING FOR,  THERE WILL BE SOMEONE COME ON WHO KNOWS THEM,  KNOWS SOMEONE WHO KNOWS  THEM,  HA.   THANKS IN ADVANCE.  LIZ :-*


Hello liz just seen this post from you I knew most of the Christies they were friends of my da, Davy mostly but Billy lived across the street from me when I went back for a couple of months and as it happens I was working with a fella in Nottingham a big rangers supporter who had been to Belfast for the 12th obviously we got talking and he said he had stayed in sandy row next thing he rings someone and handed me the phone it was only Billy Christie this was about 4or5 years ago but what a coincidence, don't know if he is still there.

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15466 on: November 11, 2019, 04:42:03 AM »
Hello liz just seen this post from you I knew most of the Christies they were friends of my da, Davy mostly but Billy lived across the street from me when I went back for a couple of months and as it happens I was working with a fella in Nottingham a big rangers supporter who had been to Belfast for the 12th obviously we got talking and he said he had stayed in sandy row next thing he rings someone and handed me the phone it was only Billy Christie this was about 4or5 years ago but what a coincidence, don't know if he is still there.
HI JAMESY,  I KNEW OF A BILLY CHRISTIE FROM SR MANY MOONS AGO.  I DIDN'T KNOW HIM VERY WELL BUT MY SISTER DID.  IF HE'S THE SAME BILLY  MY SISTER USE TO CHUM IT WITH  SOMEONE WHO USE TO GO WITH HIM  AND FROM WHAT MY SISTER  TELLS ME HE USE TO VISIT  MY SISTER  ONCE A YR.  COULD BE HE'S NOT BUT WHO KNOWS.  LIZ  XXXXXXX   JUST CAME BACK TO MY POST WHEN I REALISED IT WAS FROM LAST YR.  NEXT TIME I TALK TO MY SISTER I MUST ASK  HER.  IF I REMEMBER HA.
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15467 on: November 11, 2019, 11:47:28 AM »
ANY POSTER REM. WEE ADAM CASEMENT.

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15468 on: November 12, 2019, 02:29:15 AM »
are you talking about Adam from city st sandy row he was a carter  his brother SAM lived in Hurst street                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              they were married to sisters Anne and Tilly who were my great aunts  daughters                                                                                                         

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15469 on: November 12, 2019, 08:45:28 AM »
yes ulsterdigger. that's him. I worked with him in the n. I. c. gros. rd. a wee gentleman. thank you.
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15470 on: November 30, 2019, 12:20:04 AM »
Hi JM  I remember Alex and Mary I also remember a man who rented out bikes for thruppence an hour by the time you got halfway up the street you had a puncture ,or a pedal falling off not forgetting the brakes or the lack of them What fun!! we had in those days !!

Hi John hope you are keeping well and memories bring you comfort  I love a stroll down memory lane yes there can be sadness but I must admit I mostly end up laughing tears rolling down my cheeks thinking of my childhood it could be hard but also funny and loving ,To this day I love my sisters and brother as much if not more than I did then take care my friend M☺☺  M

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15471 on: November 30, 2019, 12:25:26 AM »
Liz dear friend will be in touch through pm you are never far from my thoughts take care my friend love and best wishes are winging their way to you M☺☺

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15472 on: December 01, 2019, 09:54:19 AM »
Liz dear friend will be in touch through pm you are never far from my thoughts take care my friend love and best wishes are winging their way to you M☺☺
OH MANDY,  JUST COME ON WHEN YOU HAVE THE TIME.   I KNOW YOU ARE A BUSY LADY  AND  I BET YOU HAVE ALL YOUR  STUFF READY FOR CHRISTMAS HA.   I GOT MY FIRST CARD  AND I WAS THE ONE  WANTED TO BE  THE FIRST TO SEND MINE.  I GOT STARTED  ABOUT A MONTH AGO BUT THAT WAS THAT HA.    I HAVE BEEN DOING THEM IN BATCHES  SO THEY'RE COMING.   HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING WELL AND THAT NEW LITTLE G.G.GRAND BABY AND MOTHER ARE DOING OK.  I KNOW THE BABY IS NOT DUE YET BUT HOPE THINGS ARE OK.   TAKE CARE.  LOVE LIZ. XXX
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15473 on: December 16, 2019, 01:20:28 AM »
WELL FRIENDS I SEE IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE  A LAST POSTING.  I BET YOU'RE ALL BUSY WITH  CHRISTMAS COMING UP AND  IT'S SEEMS LIKE IT JUST SHOT UP ON US. HA.    OUR WEATHER HAS BEEN VERY COLD AND  WE ARE GETTING SNOW ALTHOUGH IT'S JUST FLAKES  BUT  THAT'S  BETTER THAN WE KNOW WHAT'S COMING HA.  I  HOPE YOU ARE ALL KEEPING WELL AND IF NOT I WISH YOU  WELL.    I HAD MY CHRISTMAS  DINNER  LAST WK.  HERE IN THE BUILDING AND IT WAS VERY GOOD.  NICE DINNER  AND SING A LONG AFTER IT.  AS THERE WAS TWO SITTINGS    THEY HAD TO START  GETTING PREPARED FOR THE NEXT ONE.  WE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO EAT ETC.  AND I WAS GLAD TO GET HOME AS  MY KNEES , I KNOW, HA.   I WISH YOU ALL A
  VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.   GOD BLESS.  LOVE LIZ  XXXXXX
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15474 on: December 18, 2019, 12:10:14 AM »
VIDEO early 1960's

https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/roving-reporter--sandy-row-christmas-lights/znf9f4j

"The well known Belfast thoroughfare prepares for Christmas"

"Roving Reporter - Sandy Row Christmas Lights"

"A committee has been assembled to decide what form the proposed Sandy Row Christmas lights should take, and James Boyce goes into the street to ask people there what they would like to see."

"Opinions vary from the traditional or quirky to the contemporary. "A great big picture of the Beatles" is one young woman's preferred option. Sandy Row is one of the oldest residential streets in Belfast."

"Recorded in the early 1960s."


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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15475 on: December 21, 2019, 05:32:40 PM »
James, Thank you very much for that post ,it was great seeing so many old familiar faces from the past.
                   Merry Christmas and God Bless,
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15476 on: December 27, 2019, 10:05:21 PM »
HI GUYS, I REMEMBER SOMEONE  POSTING A  FEW PHOTOS  A FEW YRS AGO AND WE  HAD  PEOPLE POSTING SAYING THEY KNEW THE FACES AND  EVEN SOMEONE IN THE PHOTO WAS A RELATIVE.  IT WAS  SO NEAT AND THAT IS WHY I LOVE THIS THREAD.   I'M SURE YOU'VE PASSED PEOPLE ON THE ST.  AND NEVER KNEW WHO THEY WERE AND COME ON HERE NOW AND  MEET THEM.   I JUST LOVE IT.   ENJOY YOUR WK END.  LIZ XXX
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15477 on: December 30, 2019, 05:06:28 PM »
I am starry I have not been on to wish everyone a merry Christmas but a few weeks ago I was in a car crash near my home I am ok but was suffering from shock and a few injurys but not to bad it was not my fault my car was wrote off  anyway I can wish you all a very happy new year  and Scotland give my love and very best for the new year 👍🏽❤️

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15478 on: December 30, 2019, 07:47:37 PM »
http://www.belfastarchiveproject.com/andrew-johnston

http://www.belfastarchiveproject.com/sandyrow-thenandnow

PICTURES AND INTERVIEWS,... LEFT CLICK THE PICTURES IN THE ARCHIVE SITE TO ENLARGE THEM.




"AND IT WAS IN MID 1974 THAT I MET THE YOUNG FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER, GILLES PERESS."

"HE WAS NINE YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME BUT ALREADY A MEMBER OF MAGNUM, THE GREAT PHOTO AGENCY FOUNDED BY HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON."

"HE TOOK AN INTEREST IN ME AND APPEARED TO BE AN ASTUTE OBSERVER OF CHARACTER."

"ONE DAY HE SAID, YOU THINK TOO MUCH, JUST BE EASY AND PHOTOGRAPH."

"AND LOOK A BIT HAPPIER"

"THE DAY HE SAID THAT, I CHANCED TO TAKE THE PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO OLD, WHITE COATED SHOPPING LADIES WHICH IS NOW REGARDED AS ONE OF MY STRONGEST IMAGES."

"HE WAS AT MY SHOULDER AT THAT VERY MOMENT."

"PERESS AND I NEVER TALKED POLITICS BUT I SENSED HIS AFFINITY WITH MY VIEW OF THE WORLD."

BILL KIRK,... BELFAST AND SANDY ROW.


http://www.belfastarchiveproject.com/bill-kirk

https://www.facebook.com/PeterODohertyPhotos/videos/sandy-row-bill-kirk/1116975998445856/

"Ulster born Photographer Bill Kirk photographed Sandy Row in 1974. This film looks back on some of his images and the way he went about the area. Produced by Peter O'Doherty. A book "Sandy Row' was recently launched and limited to 300 copies" June 2017
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https://www.magnumphotos.com/photographer/gilles-peress/

"INTRODUCTION BY GILLES PERESS"

http://www.belfastarchiveproject.com/sandyrow-thenandnow

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15479 on: December 31, 2019, 05:11:18 AM »
I am starry I have not been on to wish everyone a merry Christmas but a few weeks ago I was in a car crash near my home I am ok but was suffering from shock and a few injurys but not to bad it was not my fault my car was wrote off  anyway I can wish you all a very happy new year  and Scotland give my love and very best for the new year 👍🏽❤️
HI JOHN, VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR ACCIDENT AND GLAD YOU'RE COMING ON OK.  THAT HAD TO BE VERY SCARY.   HOPE YOU HAVE A  HAPPY, HEALTHY AND SAFE NEW YR.  LIZ XXX
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