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ulsterstan

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Corner Sweetie Shops
« on: July 08, 2006, 02:50:01 AM »
Anyone  remember Ma Raineys shop on the Castlereagh Rd. opposite Loopland Dr.  and The Ulster Creameries and Cregagh Dairies near by. 
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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2006, 02:45:56 PM »
Hey Stan you must be feeling better( .Joan}.Hughey remembers Ma Raineys .I have the East Belfast book you have and on the corner of Fraser St ( and I'm not sure of the little street just before you hit Fox Street) .There was a Spud distribution place or something there .Anyway the corner store was Blacks .When the shipyard was in full
swing that guy made a killing. Now I'm going to be tortured all day thinking what that street is .It ran along the bottom of Central st and Pitt St. Ther was only one street on the same side as the spud place and it was Roxborough St.

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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2006, 07:29:58 PM »
 Hi Joan  Arn would probably know as he has the street map of that area,great site eh.   Nice to read about all the old places even though we get plenty on the xfiles.   
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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2006, 10:39:43 PM »
Does anyone remember Gardiners sweetie shops ??? I know there was a newsagents called Gardners in Botanic Avenue. It now belongs to Easons.  I am looking for the locations of Gardiner's sweetie shops. I am sure they
had several outlets one of which may have been in the city centre. 

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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2006, 10:49:44 PM »
Does anyone remember Gardiners sweetie shops ??? I know there was a newsagents called Gardners in Botanic Avenue. It now belongs to Easons.  I am looking for the locations of Gardiner's sweetie shops. I am sure they
had several outlets one of which may have been in the city centre. 

It rings a little tinkle. 

Was there one in Arthur Square?  On the corner between Mooney's pub and Cornmarket?
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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2006, 01:31:53 AM »
Yes I am almost certain you are right Les. They were specialist confectioners .. not specialist made sweets .. they sold sweets and nothing but sweets if I recall .. I'll have to ask Anthony or Mary Lennon as they have 1950s street directories. The shops were not there in the mid 1960s. 

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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2007, 10:03:07 AM »
can anyone shed any light on a shop in  Dee Street owned by the Boyle family 1930s
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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2007, 10:43:50 AM »
Does anyone remember Gardiners sweetie shops ??? I know there was a newsagents called Gardners in Botanic Avenue. It now belongs to Easons.  I am looking for the locations of Gardiner's sweetie shops. I am sure they
had several outlets one of which may have been in the city centre. 

does anyone know any of the first given names of the Gardner's...I have referrence to Gardner's in an old birthday book....as follows, Lancelot Gardner/Gardiner b. 19 Mar 1873  died 4 Mar 1931, also a May Gardner/Gardiner  b. 19 Jun 1903, and a David S. Gardner/Gardiner b. 27 Oct ??   
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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007, 03:37:31 AM »
Wendy,

I had a conversation about a Gardiner family in Belfast with someone on RootsChat some time ago. I've sent her a message asking if she has any names of members of the family at the start of the 20th Century. There was a William S and a David but they'd have been born in the thirties as they were not a lot older than myself.

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2007, 10:46:58 AM »
Good Morning Christopher....

The Gardner/Gardiners I mention Descend thru my Hedley family(my Grt Grt Grannie was Susannah Hedley)...William and David are common Hedley names (every generation)... David S. b. 26 Oct ???? was the son of Lancelot Gardner/Gardiner who was the son of George Gardner/Gardiner (Van Driver) and Agnes Hedley, Lancelot was born at 153 Nelson Street. Currently I have no information coming forward....

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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2007, 08:01:38 PM »
can anyone shed any light on a shop in  Dee Street owned by the Boyle family 1930s
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Hi Gail, was it one of these?

McAteers, Johnny Darlings or perhaps the shop owned by Jimmy Faulkener in the middle of Dee Street?  Perhaps Millers?

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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2007, 10:55:44 AM »
Hi Pepher

No that is not them

There was an Emily (widowed) Joseph and George and a few others
they all came up to Belfast from Clones when Emily,s husband Johnston died
I think the shop was near Dee street bridge the shop was still there 1940s
as my dad remembers going there as a small boy
Would be great if someone remembered it and even better if I could get a picture
There is now houses built were the shop was
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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2007, 11:03:00 PM »
minnie logans?  it was just through the bridge and facing you as you went up to the shipyards...

mclennans fruit shop was after the 30's at the corner of severn street

there was one at the corner of tamar street (don't know the name)...my mom said there was about 5 wee shops....

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Re: Corner Sweetie Shops
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2007, 01:51:30 PM »
Sorry folks, but I am moving across town here  :o ;D
Does anyone remember the wee shop at the bottom of Peel St and Raglan St.  It was really a house but used as a corner shop. It was called McALEESES. They sold everything but the kitchen sink!  We used to get coalbricks  for the fire,  fire lighters,  whitening for our shoes, shoe laces, sweets,  the list goes on and on!
 But like I said - it sold everything. And for such a small shop, we used to wonder how they stored all the stuff in such a  small area. The McAleeses  were a lovely family.  :) Happy memories of all these wee shops. Every street had their own and sometimes there was a couple in different streets. There was even a house shop not too far from this one which sold and exchanged books and detective magazines. Think it was Andy Fennells.

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2007, 12:20:46 AM »
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