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wataboutye

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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2012, 03:59:26 AM »

Yes wee joe's was on the corner of Carlow st.
 
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And Cochranes pub, the Gluepot, just down Carlow Street on the corner of Westmoreland Street. I reckon it was the smallest pub on the road.
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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2012, 09:27:11 AM »

 

This photograph reminds me of the old days and how much Belfast has changed.
I am a "taig" from the Falls and in the late fifties early sixties I used to have a drink on a Friday night with a workmate, a "prod" from Cavour St on the Shankill.
One Friday night we would drink in the Windsor and the next week in Beagons on the Falls Road. Happy days, but I am not sure that I would want to try that now.
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2012, 04:01:07 PM »
The Shankill Picturedrome was the one known as "Wee Joes". it was at the corner of The Shankill and Northumberland Street. It was a small cinema, capacity 500. Admission was 3d and 6d and those prices stayed firm from 1930 until 1958. Although Joe died in 1921 the cinema was always known as "Wee Joe's" until it closed in 1958. (info. Standing Room Only by James Doherty)

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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2012, 04:14:03 PM »
Another sad wee gem from that book.
   "A  very religious lady lived off Agnes Street, she had never been to the cinema because of her convictions. One day during World War 11 the family persuaded her to visit the "West End" to see something special. She sat facinated through the early part of the programme. Then the newsreel (probably Pathe) came up. This showed a young RAF fitter working on an aircraft engine. She at once became hysterical, and jumped up, causing a major commotion in the auditorium. She shouted: "That's my Rabbie! That's my Rabbie!" She had spotted her Air Force son and was so carried away at the sight it was some time before order was restored and she settled. She talked about it for days afterwards. No doubt, she went back a few more times to see that newsreel and her film star son. Perhaps, due to that mother's prayers Rabbie Devlin survived the war. But sadly, as a first class engineer and watchmaker he was destined to enjoy little of a post-war career. A few years after demob, tragedy struck when he died in a bus accident at Piccadilly in London.

wataboutye

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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2012, 09:47:27 PM »
The Shankill Picturedrome was the one known as "Wee Joes". it was at the corner of The Shankill and Northumberland Street. It was a small cinema, capacity 500. Admission was 3d and 6d and those prices stayed firm from 1930 until 1958. Although Joe died in 1921 the cinema was always known as "Wee Joe's" until it closed in 1958. (info. Standing Room Only by James Doherty)

I hate to knock the book but the Westend at Carlow St. was always known to us as Wee Joes and the Shankill Picture House at Northumberland St as just that or The Shank.
Many a "filum" I seen in both not to mention the Stadium or the Forum when we had a few extra sprazzies.
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big bill

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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2012, 10:19:47 PM »
just looking at the photo of the windsor bar ,does anybody know exactly how many bars there was on the greater shankill bounded by the old lodge rd,browns sq,shankill rd,cambrai st and crumlin rd and all in between the old streets?luv to know.nice wee story jeanjeannie :)
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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2012, 11:15:12 PM »
Here are some of the ones I remember, I'm sure other members will remember a lot more,
The Mountainview
the Fourstep/White Heather Rooms
The Top House
The Brown Bear
The bricklayers Arms
The Bayardo.   the first pub i ever got drunk in
The horseshoe
The Royal
The Rex
The Standard?  at the corner of Agnes st
The Long Bar
the Windsor bar
The Linfield bar
The Hatfield
The Limelight
The Diamond Jubilee
The glue Pot
The Cumberland gap
Mc Falls.... Silvio St
The Bowling Green....Danube St.....beside the North Belfast Working men's Club(snooker club)
The Alderman   .corner of Geoffrey St & Crumlin Rd
The Everton Bar.  corner of Everton St & the Crumlin Rd
The Wee House
Lizzie Thompsons. .. in the Nick
The Berlin Arms
The Elephant & Castle? .. in Agnes St
Frenchies/Minn's Inn  .Old Lodge Rd
There were also two bars at the Crumlin rd corners of Agnes St The Clifton ?  & The Salisbury ?

That's all I can remember for now. . I'm sure there are others who Will correct me where I'm wrong & name a few that I've forgotten or didn't know  :)
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2012, 12:33:33 AM »
I hate to knock the book but the Westend at Carlow St. was always known to us as Wee Joes and the Shankill Picture House at Northumberland St as just that or The Shank.
Many a "filum" I seen in both not to mention the Stadium or the Forum when we had a few extra sprazzies.

 
wataboutye
Have to agree with you
Many's the Saturday afternoon I rode my cayuse home from both of them
 
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2012, 01:07:17 AM »
I was born and bred in Carlow st, it was definitely known as "wee joes"
you used to be able to get in with a jam jar :)
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2012, 01:38:20 PM »
good on ye jmac,salisbury arms was on the corner of crimea st facing the horseshoe,
springmount bar,
joe watsons,
glencoe
cornets bar.  facing the mountainview
was'nt there one in diamond st?
i think there is still a few more
thats not counting the clubs/shebeens
the loyalist club,
mountainview club,
nth belfast wmc,
rangers club,
lawnbrook,
groucho's
24hr club
mayo st
all i can think of for now,anyone know of more?
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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2012, 02:27:04 PM »
Josie Wallace's on the corner of Fifth st and Nth Howard st
 
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« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 02:51:09 PM »
the one in diamond st was "Elkins", at the corner of westmoreland st

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« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2012, 03:28:32 PM »
@segoia not nice calling your self a taig thats an insult :(
 

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« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2012, 06:39:04 PM »
 
good on ye jmac,salisbury arms was on the corner of crimea st facing the horseshoe,
springmount bar,
joe watsons,
glencoe
cornets bar.  facing the mountainview
was'nt there one in diamond st?
i think there is still a few more
thats not counting the clubs/shebeens
the loyalist club,
mountainview club,
nth belfast wmc,
rangers club,
lawnbrook,
groucho's
24hr club
mayo st
all i can think of for now,anyone know of more?

Joe Watson,s was The Hartington Bar corner of Mc Tier st, before that it was on the corner of Malvern St.

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« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2012, 06:50:05 PM »
Grey hound bar
Salisbury
Ould house at home
Nicholson's bar
Golden gate
Roost
White swan
The Hill bar
Toby jug
larne house
Gall's