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tboy

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Re: old barbers
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2012, 08:08:59 PM »
Cannon used to work with Colm Mc Evoy still keep in contact with him he was a good barber i would say better than the famous Rab Maguire
It was less about the cutting and more about the personality with Rab  :)

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Re: old barbers
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2012, 10:11:39 AM »
Hi . My grandfather was a barber had his shop in Winetavern st ,barbers pole outside.Shop was beside bus station  Jimmy Doughery anyone know him?         Dockominiums

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« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2012, 10:15:44 AM »
I don't have an ad for hair transplants - mine asks if I'm a British expat in Israel wanting to claim my pension.
and mine has a picture of a hot blonde just 2.8 miles from where i live lol they sure keep track of your meanderings  :D there are 2 chances on it "confirm or deny" a request for a "friendship"  :D if i was at meself nigh..lol
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Re: old barbers
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2012, 05:17:56 PM »
guys great to talk to ye all this past  couple off weeks enjoyed it but the time has come for summer hols  hip hip hooray a couple off mts with the grandkids in the sun(aaaaaaaaaaaaa) will try and keep on ipad if i have time keep  the barber thread talk when i get home thanks again guys

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Re: old barbers
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2012, 06:10:17 PM »
When I was a youngster I used to go to an old fella called Alfie (never knew his surname) above what used to be the Go Sun Chinese in Andytown beside Casement Park.  He used to have to put a padded plank across the arms of the chair for me to sit on so that he could see me in the mirror!  Anyone remember him or know who he was?
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Re: old barbers
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2012, 07:05:26 PM »
When I was a youngster I used to go to an old fella called Alfie (never knew his surname) above what used to be the Go Sun Chinese in Andytown beside Casement Park.  He used to have to put a padded plank across the arms of the chair for me to sit on so that he could see me in the mirror!  Anyone remember him or know who he was?
most barbers did that with the plank thingy the only way he could get the kid up level to cut it, they did not have the fancy pump up chairs they have now. ;)
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Re: old barbers
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2012, 08:43:18 AM »
Allens off York Street (Dock Street I think).
A big barbrers shop and one of their daughters went to the Jazz club with us.
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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2012, 11:31:58 AM »
I went to Jim Hanna's for years until I left N of I.and when I returned he had moved to King St under the name of John Clements or is that where you where a hair stylist Sweeneytodd.   I know that you were near Ann St but I can't remember the name of your shop.  I enjoyed going to the barbers especially to have my hair cut with scissors in an age when haircuts had names.  Elvis , Tony Curtis, a bee bop, Peryy Como.  You could also talk to other men and the barber was a man.   I realised that recently when I went back to an older Greek barber who has a real chair, knows how to use it and solves the worlds problems and takes his time.   I thought that the use of scissors and a razor had been lost to us after having my hair cut by females for a number of years.  I can always remember the older comic films when the barber had finished he would ask " Something for the weekend Sir" :D ;)
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Re: old barbers
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2012, 09:54:12 PM »
anyone rememder  the Waldorf at carlisle circus
Barbers at Carlisle Circus-- Waldorf-- owned by John McKeown

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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2012, 10:01:04 PM »
Waldorf Barbers owned by John McKeown

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Re: old barbers
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2012, 11:51:04 PM »
Hello all  Just back from a lovely 2 month trip  noticed someone mentioned the Waldorf and John Mc Keown. I started serving my time there he was a great  character i later rented a shop he owoned up the antrim rd called the Casino.             
                                                  Sj never worked for Jim Hanna but knew him very well a gent  my last shop in Belfast was in Church Lane beside the Boreen Bar itwas called Sweeny todds

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Re: old barbers
« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2012, 01:48:59 AM »
Hello Sweeney

I should have known that but I got Jim's place mixed with your up with your place.  Maybe it had another name and you changed the name.  I seem to remember you at the Casino. .I certainly remember Mc Keown.  Was his place at one time called the Acagemy and had a hair training school attached to it. ;)

Where did you go for hols.
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Re: old barbers
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2012, 08:43:34 AM »
There were 2 barbers that I remember form the 50's who worked in Eddie Allen's in Dock St. Tommy, a dark haired man who was a bit of a joker and then there was Seamus who had grey or white hair. Seamus then left and opened his own Barbers on the Falls, about 100 yards past the Falls Baths on the left as you were going up the road. ;) ;)

Sometimes my Father used to go into a Avenue Hairdressing Salon....a bit of a posh name in those days...only cause the females salon was up stairs, but the gents on the ground floor was a proper old Barber shop. ..he used to come out sporting his new hair cut and smelling of Bay Rum. .thank God he didn't smell of Red Rum... :sarcastic: :sarcastic: :sarcastic:

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Re: old barbers
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2012, 04:49:32 PM »
Hi all
         Sj had nice car journey from Cherbourg over to St Tropez to a nephews wedding then a little trip back across France to Lourde. Have to say a few every so often great place to spend a few days.
 Then headed round the  perine mountains to Barcolona then down spanish coast to Marbiella. spent some time there then back up to St Sabastian then Bourdeaux then home great trip next year hope to meet with Colm Mc Evoy and do route 66

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Re: old barbers
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2012, 08:03:23 AM »
Sweeney

That is a long trip/    I went from Le Havre to San Sebastian and then to Lourdes or rather near Lourdes and stayed in  FARM HOUSE.  The trip ended in Pamplona . Marbella was place that we flew to from Belfast ....a long, long trip.   I take it that you didn't travel in a Fiat 500.
When next in Dublin I must call in to see you....are you still working or retired. :)
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