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john kennedy

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15495 on: March 27, 2020, 01:58:14 PM »
I will start sixty nier when I was just 5 just after the war I lived in hunter st sandy row one day another kid give me a rashinbook and told me I could get sweets for it I went across the Donegal road to a shop wish I am sure some people can remember it was next to an ally way the other side was an off licence when I tried to get the sweets I was told the book was no good I came out of the shop and was hit by a car I remember being in a ambulance after that nothing  I was told by my mother that the where going to take my leg of but she stoped il I had my leg rebuilt with skin grafts after that I coul not walk or go to school for a long time I used to sit outside my door on a chair then one day the milkman mr Thomson give me a walking stick he had cut in half to teach me to walk and it worked before long I could walk before long I could run when I look back there was a lot of people I could only thank for what they did for me I would like to say that even low I had a bad leg it did not stop me winning the inter county's mile race in 1960 east anglea England and I run that mile in 3.59 and still have my medal  I hope someone will come on with there story from home god bliss you all. John

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« Reply #15496 on: March 27, 2020, 07:37:06 PM »
John,That shop was owned by Mrs Redmond and her daughter at that time, the entry between the shop and the Off License went into Gaffigan st if you remember
  the tram-works where in that street and the workers were always chasing the kids away as  they were afraid of them falling into the pits or getting
knocked down by the trams. you were truly blessed by your mothers quick thinking ...but that's a mothers love for her child.
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15497 on: March 28, 2020, 01:22:13 AM »
https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/hcomplete1943.htm

Hunter Street, from 8 Matilda Street to Oswald Street            17. Hunter Street, Kennedy, John, labourer

https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/dcomplete1943.htm      Donegall Road
108. McGovern, J., spirit merchant
110. Redmond, Mrs. M. G.

https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/gcomplete1943.htm       Gaffikin Street   at 187 Sandy Row

https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/scomplete1943.htm
Sandy Row      Continuation of Durham Street to 61 Bradbury Place

187. Black, T., labourer     ...here is Gaffikin Street
189. Jackson, John, window blind specialist

john kennedy

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15498 on: March 28, 2020, 06:19:33 PM »
You are right about the tram dep I used to go round and get bearings to make a trolley I think a lot of kids did at the time  I could not remember the name of the shops then low I do remember David Moore oneing the shop at the corner of hunter street then it was daved mc crumb or douys as we used to call him getting old but I still have good memories of my time in hunter street   John

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15499 on: March 28, 2020, 08:02:28 PM »
I will start sixty nier when I was just 5 just after the war I lived in hunter st sandy row one day another kid give me a rashinbook and told me I could get sweets for it I went across the Donegal road to a shop wish I am sure some people can remember it was next to an ally way the other side was an off licence when I tried to get the sweets I was told the book was no good I came out of the shop and was hit by a car I remember being in a ambulance after that nothing  I was told by my mother that the where going to take my leg of but she stoped il I had my leg rebuilt with skin grafts after that I coul not walk or go to school for a long time I used to sit outside my door on a chair then one day the milkman mr Thomson give me a walking stick he had cut in half to teach me to walk and it worked before long I could walk before long I could run when I look back there was a lot of people I could only thank for what they did for me I would like to say that even low I had a bad leg it did not stop me winning the inter county's mile race in 1960 east anglea England and I run that mile in 3.59 and still have my medal  I hope someone will come on with there story from home god bliss you all. John
JOHN IN THOSE DAYS  RATHER THAN  DOING EXPENSIVE  SURGERY THEY  OPT TO JUST TAKE THE LEG OF BUT GOD BLESS YOUR MOTHER  FOR NOT LETTING THEM.  DON'T YOU WISH YOU COULD SEE THAT DR. AND TELL  HIM, SEE. LIZ XXXX
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« Reply #15500 on: March 28, 2020, 08:10:51 PM »
John ,do remember when Davy Moore's wife used to sell sweets from the living room of the shop she was a lovely lady,at Christmas time she had a Christmas club and I used to save my pennies in it to buy treats for my younger brothers and sister,and Mrs Moore  would write it down in a book and  give me a card to let me know how much I saved each week ,they were good times ,every time I ran a message for our neighbours they always gave a penny even though I  would say 'no thanks ,it's alright'  they would insist I took it so I was always running round to her sweet shop with my card to add another penny on it .
   I went to Blythe St.,School with David McCrum ,do you remember him  also having the shop at the corner of Malilda St.,and Donegall Rd., I think Davy Moore's Wife was his aunty  (his mum's sister)

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« Reply #15501 on: March 28, 2020, 08:15:40 PM »
Hi Liz
You and I must have been posting  at the same time there ,hope you are keeping well and keeping safe,God bless you ...B x

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15502 on: March 28, 2020, 08:21:54 PM »
John ,do remember when Davy Moore's wife used to sell sweets from the living room of the shop she was a lovely lady,at Christmas time she had a Christmas club and I used to save my pennies in it to buy treats for my younger brothers and sister,and Mrs Moore  would write it down in a book and  give me a card to let me know how much I saved each week ,they were good times ,every time I ran a message for our neighbours they always gave a penny even though I  would say 'no thanks ,it's alright'  they would insist I took it so I was always running round to her sweet shop with my card to add another penny on it .
   I went to Blythe St.,School with David McCrum ,do you remember him  also having the shop at the corner of Malilda St.,and Donegall Rd., I think Davy Moore's Wife was his aunty  (his mum's sister)
HI BOOPS,  RIGHT NOW I'M DOING FINE THANK YOU FOR ASKING..  I DO REMEMBER  GOING TO SCHOOL AND  GOING TO THE POST OFFICE AND BUYING A PENNY STAMP, YOU PUT IT ON A  CARD AND WHEN IT WAS FULL YOU TOOK IT BACK AND GOT  THE MONEY,  DON'T REMEMBER  HOW MUCH, MEMORY IS BAD  HA.  KEEP SAFE AND STAY WELL.  LIZ XXX
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15503 on: March 31, 2020, 04:19:54 PM »
Yes hoops I do rember mrs Moore very well her son went to are school and granny Moore used to live across the street at the end house I remember when they went to Canada then dot say took over the shop I know a lot of people used to get tick at the shop cause times where hard then I don't know how old you are hoops and I won't ask but I am now 77 on April 18 and went to linfield school I lived at no27 hunter st a few doors from the shop  god bliss you and keep you safe at this bad time john

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15504 on: March 31, 2020, 06:06:08 PM »
Yes hoops I do rember mrs Moore very well her son went to are school and granny Moore used to live across the street at the end house I remember when they went to Canada then dot say took over the shop I know a lot of people used to get tick at the shop cause times where hard then I don't know how old you are hoops and I won't ask but I am now 77 on April 18 and went to linfield school I lived at no27 hunter st a few doors from the shop  god bliss you and keep you safe at this bad time john
NOW THAT I KNOW  YOUR AGE HA, AND WHAT DATE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ON, I WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU AN EARLY  HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN CASE I FORGET, I'M LIKE THAT.  HA.  LIZ XXX
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15505 on: March 31, 2020, 06:32:00 PM »
NOW THAT I KNOW  YOUR AGE HA, AND WHAT DATE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ON, I WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU AN EARLY  HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN CASE I FORGET, I'M LIKE THAT.  HA.  LIZ XXX

Yeah your like that alright,  forgetful!.  Just like the time you stood me up when we were supposed to go see PSYCHO at the Gaumont. :'(
i,m out of my mind,but feel free to leave a message.

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« Reply #15506 on: April 01, 2020, 03:28:56 AM »
Yeah your like that alright,  forgetful!.  Just like the time you stood me up when we were supposed to go see PSYCHO at the Gaumont. :'(
OH KNOW YOU DON'T , HA.  YOU GOT ME  BEFORE  WITH THAT  AND ME  THINKING I HAD FORGOTTEN, YOU SLY DOG.  I HAD FUN  AFTER WARDS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE  IF IT HAD HAPPENED.  WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD MEMORIES BOYO.  SNUGGLING UP TO YOU  WATCHING PSYCHO.  A GOOD SNUGGLING UP MOVIE HA.    DO YOU KNOW I'M STILL NOT A 100% SURE  IT DID'NT HAPPEN, SO NOW YOU'VE GOT ME  GOING AGAIN.   BY THE WAY, TOMORROW , WEDNESDAY, IS APRIL FOOL'S DAY. HA HA.   LIZ XXXXXX
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #15507 on: April 01, 2020, 11:34:29 AM »
I know what is like to be forgetful but I do remember my first love Martha creg of mitilda street and that was for a few years I believe it was scotlands sister I joind the army so things did not work out for us her brother used to fallow us to make sure we did not get up to things if you know what I mean but good times you never forget   Bring on more memories it's good for you    John

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« Reply #15508 on: April 01, 2020, 02:28:31 PM »
Hi John, I do not remember grannie Moore but I remember Davie's sister living there , John, I did not know that the family went to Canada ,
    I  hope life was good for them there.

  When I was a child  my dad  told us a story about his older brother William and Mr Moore going to Canada as young men in the 1930's they had to work on a farm
and each  night they were locked up till morning ,I do not remember for how long they were there but they managed to escape and make their
way back home to Belfast, their parents  were  informed  that the two lads had stowed away  and would be released when their fares were paid for
 so my wee granny went down to the docks, payed the cost and got her son home again. It just seemed like a story ,until I was putting together a family tree
  seventy odd years after hearing this tale ,when  Ancestry.co . sent  me a hint and I realised the story was true
       
     As to age, I am 81 and send you    early Birthday greetings also   God bless and keep you safe and well .. B

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« Reply #15509 on: April 01, 2020, 03:22:23 PM »
Liz, 
   You are still flirting with the boys!!
....I remember when I first discovered Belfast Forum how I  smiled and  laughed at the friendly banter
between you and I think (Robert ?) you were the first person I posted with and  a great help to me as it was the first time I ever used
the media, at that time SR forum was so alive with so many folk and great stories ,everyone was welcome ,it is such a pity  that the camaraderie
of those days are missing now....our loss is facebook's gain ...it would be nice if some of them would post now and again, just to let the ones who do not facebook,  know  that they they are safe and well.
It is great to see moorsy and yourself bring back a bit of fun and laughter  so God bless and keep safe....B xxx