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barney bhouy

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #60 on: August 18, 2013, 04:43:06 PM »
black trim new lodge road the nurks i got 1to 3 years in Bangor boys home for knifing 2 of them after they beat my young brother up :)
you sound like a lovely young man

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2013, 09:09:00 PM »
we had a tartan gang on the shore road the bulmer boot boys , all wore the blue parallel trousers ,Crombie coats pulled the silk liner inside out on the top pocket and wore doc martins silly days we had a wee song but don't want to offend anyone so will not post it regards tommy
i never drop players ,i only make changes (shanks) justice for the 96

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2013, 11:04:03 PM »
we had a tartan gang on the shore road the bulmer boot boys , all wore the blue parallel trousers ,Crombie coats pulled the silk liner inside out on the top pocket and wore doc martins silly days we had a wee song but don't want to offend anyone so will not post it regards tommy

ye're somethin else Tommy boy. :D

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #63 on: August 24, 2013, 07:02:35 AM »
we had a tartan gang on the shore road the bulmer boot boys , all wore the blue parallel trousers ,Crombie coats pulled the silk liner inside out on the top pocket and wore doc martins silly days we had a wee song but don't want to offend anyone so will not post it regards tommy
I had, still do, one of those pull out top pocket hankie over coats in the late 60s early 70s, and believe me I was not in the tartan gangs, I also wore doc martins, we got a new pair every 6 months where I worked, also a wrangler jean suit. times were great then,  ;)
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tommytwotoes

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #64 on: August 24, 2013, 10:17:39 PM »
ye're somethin else Tommy boy. :D
rob I was just one of he lads then just went wa the flow ,,,,,tommy
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tommytwotoes

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #65 on: August 24, 2013, 10:22:41 PM »
I had, still do, one of those pull out top pocket hankie over coats in the late 60s early 70s, and believe me I was not in the tartan gangs, I also wore doc martins, we got a new pair every 6 months where I worked, also a wrangler jean suit. times were great then,  ;)
hi doare yea good days then , and the wrangler jackets cut the sleaves of cover them in badges and srubed our jeans in the bath with little bit of bleach now days they call them stone washed lol, oh and we turned the bottoms up yes mate deffo good times regards tommy O0
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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #66 on: November 11, 2013, 11:55:45 PM »
the woodstock tartan seemed to be the most notoritous but there seemed to be tartan gangs everywhere. got chased many a time by members of them.
Woody woody woody woody woody woodstock tartan rule!!
 

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2013, 12:02:27 AM »
Woody woody woody woody woody woodstock tartan rule!!
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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2013, 12:56:38 AM »
We are the Rathcoole K.A.I.

We'll fight until we die

We wear our trousers to our knees

We never smoke or drink  :drinks:

That's what our parents think

We are the Rathcoole K.A.I.

Wish i still had those tartan trousers.  :)

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2013, 05:58:00 PM »
I remember going into town  for New Years 1969/1970 with my girlfriend. Everything was going great until rival "bootboys" turned up in the city center and things turned ugly.  We beat a hasty retreat back to her house in The Mount.
WHAT A BUNCH OF IDIOTS!!! And that went for both sides.

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #70 on: January 25, 2019, 09:29:32 PM »
DM boots, skinners and a wrangler jacket, pure style, lol

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #71 on: January 26, 2019, 01:29:17 PM »
There’s a book out about those days.tartan gangs and paramilitaries by Garth mulvenna,an interesting read.

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2019, 09:20:58 PM »


 They were a bunch of " Corner boys,and girls "  :D

Who joined Gangs, because they hadn't enough " Grey Matter " to make it on their own   :sarcastic:
 
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When will the I.R.A. pay Compensation to their Innocent Victims or Relatives.

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #73 on: January 27, 2019, 02:34:12 PM »
DM boots, skinners and a wrangler jacket, pure style, lol


indeed they was

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Re: Shankill tartan and the Ulster boot boys
« Reply #74 on: January 27, 2019, 03:16:13 PM »

Must admit I have never heard of any of these `Gangs`but have enjoyed reading all the posts.
Its all in the weave of the cloth of our history -and that always interest me.

jilly :)