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big bill

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« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2012, 09:55:47 PM »
hi harry,how many pubs do u reckon then all told?where abouts in mctier st was the hartington?
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« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2012, 10:13:22 PM »
the hartington was on the corner of the shankill and mctier st
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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2012, 12:39:21 AM »
Bill I will enjoy this thread, My husband and I both came from the Shankill, we left for Canada in 1967, I hope more people join in :)

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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2012, 06:34:49 PM »
thank you urneygirl, i do hope more people join in and share all their old friendships and memories and let the younger generation know how great the shankill really was and still is.how about a lot more photos of old streets,arches,parties,lodges bands etc. going by your name you must have came from the nick :)
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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2012, 08:32:23 PM »

    ADander Down the Shankill
         
          By George Arthur[/color]
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Inbygone days I walked the Road
while going into town
I passed the many shops and bars
with people swarming round.

The pubs were sprinkled liberally
and nearly each wee street
had one on every corner
a place for folks to meet.

The Four Step Inn, Bayardo, Top House
The Rex, Brown Bear
The Windsor and the Bricklayers Arms
The punters gathered there.

In Hollands Butchers you could get
pigs feet, mince beef and tripe
It was cash or put it on the slate
No credit cards to swipe

There was Hoggs the Chemist fully stocked
with medicines and pills
there was glucose, malt and vitamins
enough to cure most ills.

Across from Hoggs you could sit for hours
in Dr Dornans waiting hall
you gave your name then sat through coughs
and listened for your call.

Just down below Berlin Street
You would find a record shop
hear Ruby Murray sing her hits
they were sure to make you hop.

You could get your clothes in Silveys
Or across the road in Loans
you could try on skin tight Wranglers
duffle coats would warm the bones.

If you sauntered down beside Spier's Place
you could get your granted wish
if you called into the Eagle
for some pasties, chips and fish.

Then a call into the Anchor
it was all that you could dream
where you sat in wooden cubicles
and sampled their ice cream.

A brisk pace down past Agnes  Street
You would come to Peter's Hill
You could take a glimpse at Woolworths Shop
and buy sweeties at the till.

Across the road you’d find Dukes shop
packed with slim ties, shirts and suits,
long coats with velvet collars,
pointed shoes and beatle boots.

The journey ends at Smithfield
where you walk down rows and rows
of ancient fusty walkways
passing tons of threadable clothes.

There were bookshops by the dozen
bikes and trinkets you could bring
to where Kavanagh proudly boasted
‘I Buy Anything.’

Those days gone by are fondly shared
When with friends you chance to meet
When a dander down the Shankill  Road
Was a fascinating treat.[/color]

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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2012, 08:37:27 PM »
     
       
             Roam Round Belfast
By Albert Haslett
 
Come with me and take a walk, pass an hour or two,
Down Memory  Lane together, see Belfast we once knew,
Some places they are wiped away, some can still be seen
Relics of a bygone day, they bridged the Orange and Green.
 
Walk straight up the Shankill, pass right through ;The Nick’
Cut across the ‘Medda’ the stepping stones were brick
Dander up the Springfield,no need here to rush
Going past the Biscuit Factory, look down at ‘The Flush’.
 
Straight on up the road we go, Upper Whiterock our next stop
Many a drink I had up there, mountain water I would lap
Coming down the Ballgomartin, past the old ‘Rock Dam’
You can see across the Belfast Lough, oil tanks at Sydenham.
 
Turn left and up Glencairn, where many a time I fell
A lovely view of ‘Fernhill House’ on the way to ‘Robin’sWell’
Go across Harmony Hill, in places it was stony
To Ligoniel and Glenbank, down the Buttermilk Loney.
 
Look left and you will see, Carrs Glen and The Cavehill onit’s own
On down through ‘Glenard’ Estate, cut across ‘The Bone’
Then Oldpark and The Cliftonville, past the B.R.A.
Scuttle down ‘The Gardens’ out by ‘Tigers Bay’
 
We’re at The York Road Railway, ‘Alecs Banks’ in view
Round ‘The Clock at Albert Square, Queens Bridgeright now in sight
Many a bottle hit the sided, every Ould Years Night.
 
Over ‘The Bridge’ you’re in the East, go on past Scotch Row
Along the side of ‘The Ropeworks’, ‘The Skip’ is just below
Down the Albert, up Lord Street, we should’a brought a bike
I played football round here, on a pitch they called ‘TheDyke’.
 
Round Bloomfieldthrough the Loopland, the fields we see again
Up the Cregagh, ‘Sticky Park’ and ‘Daddy Winkers Lane’
Walk across by Ravenhill, round ‘The Ormeau Park
Just across the river, the gas tanks they look stark.
 
Turn left to go to ‘Ballynafeigh’ down the road ‘TheMarkets’ stand
But we’ll have to take a pilgrimage and see ‘The Holy Land’
Pass Botanic Gardens and the‘Queen’s’ were students go
Over ‘The Square’ up Donegall Road , and on past ‘Sandy Row.
 
Go on past ‘The Village’ then a meadow called ‘The Bogs’
Across the road, ‘Celtic Park’,’ Going to theDogs’
Then down ‘The Falls’ near Clonard, the mills are all around
Past ‘The Royal”, down the Grosvenor, up a loney called ‘ThePound’.
 
Now Divis  Street, up Milfield, Carrickhill is straight ahead
But we’ll cut up by ‘Brown’s Square’ up Peter’s Hill instead
Our journey’s nearly over, did you enjoy the roam
The last place is the best of all ‘The Hammer” now I’m home.

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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2012, 10:22:57 PM »
REGARDING THE SHANKILL ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I USED TO LOVE ALL THE ARCHES  AND THE MUSIC PLAYING ALL THE TOP BALLEDS ROCK 7ROLL  IT WAS THE RARE TIME WE YOUNG ONES GOT TO LET OUR HAIR DOWN AND  DANCE FREELY , MY FAV PLACE FOR THE STREET DANCING WAS MALVERN ST ,THEN LATER  WE ALL CLAMBERED OVER TO BROWN SQ , MORE DANCING ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND  ,EVERYONE WAS THERE NO BOTHER JUST YOUNG DANCING AWAY THE NIGHT THEN RUSH HOME TO BED ,WORK NEXT MORNING ,
 
HAS ANYONE MAYBE GOT OLD PHOTOS FROM THOSE DAYS 50S , :-*
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« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2012, 01:14:33 AM »
REGARDING THE SHANKILL ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I USED TO LOVE ALL THE ARCHES  AND THE MUSIC PLAYING ALL THE TOP BALLEDS ROCK 7ROLL  IT WAS THE RARE TIME WE YOUNG ONES GOT TO LET OUR HAIR DOWN AND  DANCE FREELY , MY FAV PLACE FOR THE STREET DANCING WAS MALVERN ST ,THEN LATER  WE ALL CLAMBERED OVER TO BROWN SQ , MORE DANCING ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND  ,EVERYONE WAS THERE NO BOTHER JUST YOUNG DANCING AWAY THE NIGHT THEN RUSH HOME TO BED ,WORK NEXT MORNING ,
 
HAS ANYONE MAYBE GOT OLD PHOTOS FROM THOSE DAYS 50S , :-*

Hi doffer
 
Here's one of the Malvern st arch in the early 60's
 
 
 

 
 
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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2012, 03:07:08 AM »
What a cracker of a photo SG, we're all there somewhere?
More wee lads than wee dolls, all chasin a bit of talent.
And not a drink in sight. .not like now days on the eleventh night!  ::)
 
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« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2012, 03:24:58 PM »
used to be girvans. my relatives the porters lived in westmoreland st until the mid fifties.that was their local.i was to young then to have a beavy in there.  darin

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« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2012, 03:31:47 PM »
ght
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 #41 on: January 13, 2012, 03:39:02 PM »
hi jamc  i might be wrong,although all those bars were in that area,not all were on the shankill. as far as i know there were only 3 bars with address es on the shankill. the four step inn  the long bar  the linfield tavern[sammy mc crorys].he used to play for the blues.if iam wrong let me know.great to hear all thoes old names again,ive had a pint or two in a good few of them.   darin

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« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2012, 09:14:02 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 :)
Hi darin, this was the post I was answering to, "big bill" was looking for bars in the greater Shankill area. :)
I think you're right about only three having a Shankill address most of the bars had addreses of the streets they were on the corner off :)
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« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2012, 10:47:55 PM »

Hi doffer
 
Here's one of the Malvern st arch in the early 60's
 
 
 

 
 
Sg

 
If this photo was from 1963, Bobby ( hubby) & I were there, it was the 2nd time we had met. He was one of the good looking one's wearing a suit & tie. ( he told me to say that )   :D

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« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2012, 11:46:17 PM »
What a cracker of a photo SG, we're all there somewhere?
More wee lads than wee dolls, all chasin a bit of talent.
And not a drink in sight. .not like now days on the eleventh night!  ::)
 
Luk!!  There's Doffer!!  ;) ;)

 
lol ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not me sandgroper  i was gone from belfast by then my last malven  dance was 1957 , and yes even then the lads wore suits etc  girls their best outfit , no drink well not the girls think the lads maybe had a wee pint but not drunk ??? , :-* :-* ,thanks for photo brought back lovely memories  of my teens ,
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