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Rose8

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1005 on: March 25, 2013, 05:00:07 PM »
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Hi, this is Eileen Magee I'm new to this so not really sure how it works...I lived in 40 Ardenvohr St with my sister May and Patricia and my big brother Johnny Magee.
Hi Eileen, I was probably way ahead of you at St A's, I was O'Connor and I lived in Ravenhill Avenue.  Glad to see you posting - we're short of females on this topic  :( :(
From ROSE :)
St Anthony's School story is at:  http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page4.html

Rose8

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« Reply #1006 on: March 25, 2013, 05:23:57 PM »

 
We've now got the full list of boys in this photo (provided by John Howard and Shaun Montgomery).   ???
 
Back Row: L to R: John Parks; Shaun Montgomery; Kevin Docherty; Brian Walker (Short Strand); Gerard Murray (Castlereagh Rd); Joe Dowds; Eamon Coleman (off Ravenhill Rd)
 
Front Row L to R:  Francis McClean RIP (Short Strand); Vincent Malough RIP (Carncaver Rd) Geordie Gent RIP; John Boden; Ernie Benson(Joyceln St); Bernard Fitzgerald (Willowfield Pde) John Howard; Brendan Coleman Odran Flynn
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St Anthony's School story is at:  http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page4.html

citybloke

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1007 on: March 25, 2013, 06:13:00 PM »
Well done Rose8 - great detective work!

bjay

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1008 on: April 07, 2013, 07:49:21 PM »
Knocked about with Gerard Braiden in the 60's, getting up to all kinds of mischief, and through him got to be pally with Pearsie McCrory of Ravenhill Avenue.
Mr. Braiden senior was a Linfield fan, as was Gerard -
The only Linfield fan in west Belfast !!
Very sorry to hear about Patricia - a girl so full of life, as I remember.
Lived for dancing and music in those days.

Willowfield in the rare old times.

marty1953

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1009 on: April 07, 2013, 09:22:41 PM »
Looking back on those days,it's a bit sad,they never wanted us in the east and yet we still have fond memories ,would any one move back again  :)

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« Reply #1010 on: April 07, 2013, 09:28:28 PM »
Knew gerald braiden,he never talked about football JR knew him what do you thimk,he had an older brother maybe it was him.,anyway c/!mon the [censored]/hens

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« Reply #1011 on: April 08, 2013, 03:03:59 PM »
Knew gerald braiden,he never talked about football JR knew him what do you thimk,he had an older brother maybe it was him.,anyway c/!mon the [censored]/hens

Older brother was Billy - like his Dad. I lived next door to them for many years in No. 19, and fine and decent neighbours they were too, despite the Dad supporting the Blues, an honest little man. ??Glens for the cup!!

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« Reply #1012 on: April 08, 2013, 03:06:58 PM »

Older brother was Billy - like his Dad. I lived next door to them for many years in No. 19, and fine and decent neighbours they were too, despite the Dad supporting the Blues, an honest little man. ??Glens for the cup!!

Sorry, I should have added the location to which I referred was Willowfield Crescent at St.Anthony's, not their later address.

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1013 on: April 08, 2013, 08:32:14 PM »
Billy Snr. made no secret of the fact that he was not from an RC background and that he supported the Blues.
Nevertheless a very decent, respectable and hardworking man.


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« Reply #1014 on: April 08, 2013, 08:44:54 PM »
Could have been worse,he might have supported  man utd.

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1015 on: April 13, 2013, 07:21:19 PM »
Mickey O'Neill lived in Jocelyn Street.
He fought Paddy Graham, the Markets boxer for the Irish title.
Both of those boys could dig a bit !
Greg Brown was no competition.

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« Reply #1016 on: April 13, 2013, 07:33:44 PM »
Paddy graham did doorman at the celebrity  club,mickey o' neill use too do the door at the ranch,he lived on the wynchurch rd,as for Greg brown he was the local bully.

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1017 on: April 13, 2013, 08:28:48 PM »
Marty,

He was more than a local bully.
He lived in Twinbrook , Divis Flats and Lower Ormeau in 1971/72 when sectarian murders were rife and civil unrest was at it's height.
Not bad for a boy from the Cregagh estate.
Some say he was an agent, informer and triggerman.
Read the entry for him in "Lost Lives" by David McKittrick et al.

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« Reply #1018 on: April 13, 2013, 09:57:51 PM »
At  that time in the east he was,have the book he also worked in the hitcin post for a short ime,and lived in t - brook with a aunt off his wife

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1019 on: April 14, 2013, 07:09:08 PM »
Speaking of Mickey O'Neill.

A couple of years ago I had reason to visit the old Legion hall in Montgomery Road on business.
Even grottier than in the "Ranch" days.
The old dance area at the front of the hall had been transformed into a lounge bar, of sorts, but the wee stage was still there.
The toilets were minging, as always, and the few windows that were not boarded up looked as if the glass had not been cleaned since Mungo Jerry were at Number 1.
Someone had the sense to knock it down and build a new hall.
Yet many a  good night was had in the "Ranch".