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Eileen mac

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #120 on: March 10, 2017, 02:29:09 AM »
Thankyou so much i will try that
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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #121 on: March 10, 2017, 02:30:58 AM »
Eileen mac - I should have said - got back to the 1st page of this thread and click on his name - tboy - that will let you send a PM.

Eileen mac

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #122 on: March 10, 2017, 02:35:12 AM »
Thanks again
Its so exciting but overwhelming 


katyboo

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #123 on: March 10, 2017, 08:30:48 PM »
sounds exciting Eileen let us know how you get on  :)

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #124 on: March 10, 2017, 09:24:23 PM »
I left Belfast simply because I didn't like living there and my prospects were bleak.  I'm gone thirty years now and I have never, ever regretted it.  Someone once told me that the only people who love Belfast are those caught there.  I would agree.

I have family and friends in Belfast.
They are there cause they were born
there, its their home.  :)
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

Don't mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness  for weakness.

jards

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #125 on: March 29, 2017, 10:54:54 PM »
I left with my parents as they had simply "had enough" as they put it
Moved to London in Sydney Aus now.
I went back once a few years after leaving but it wasnt the same i seemed like a stranger in my own town which i probably was
I was born in 1973 and we left in 1989

Eileen mac

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #126 on: March 29, 2017, 11:05:22 PM »
We came to western  Australia Perth   march 1969
Mum Dad and 6 children
Left from binginham  dve 

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from the Yard to Canadian Vickers
« Reply #127 on: April 16, 2017, 06:26:12 PM »
My father was on the electrical board at Harland's and was recruited for a better position by Canadian Vickers (Montreal sub of UK company). He went over in 1953 and my mother, brother and I went out May 1954 on the Head Line boat to Liverpool and the RMS Ascania for the crossing to Montreal. There was a whole Belfast mafia at Vickers, so it was old home week for my Dad and my mother, who went to work withing days in Vickers' Naval Central Drawing Office, which was working on the 257 st. Laurent class of destroyer-escorts. The Royal Canadian Navy were known as the best sub-hunters in NATO/OTAN at the time. (any Yanks want to argue the toss:)  ).

Gave been back many many times including a couple of years in the early 60s, but not since 2002. Lived for a while on South Parade and later in Crawfordsburn.

RebeccaK

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #128 on: December 03, 2017, 12:59:02 PM »
Hello all, I am currently researching emigration from Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017, and I would be very grateful if some of you would consider telling me your story.

Any contributions will be treated as anonymous and in complete confidence, unless you wish for it to be otherwise. My research relates to the coherence between conflict, emigration, unemployment and segregation, and to what degree these factors influence each other. This will be in relation to an earlier research of mine abou the Belfast peace walls, which you can read here: http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,66092.0.html

An aspect of this new research project will be conducting research on emigration during and after the Troubles. I am currently looking for people who left Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017 who would be willing to share their story with me.

If you wish to respond, or if you wish to offer assistance with this project, please do so either on this post: [size=78%]http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,71042.0.html[/size]

Or contact me on my Belfast Forum profile via PM:  [/size]http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;u=24824[/size]

Apart from my own reasons for conducting this new academic research project, it would be an opportunity for you to document your own experiences and to make a small contribution to Belfast and Ulster history.

Thanks in advance!

celtdunm

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #129 on: December 03, 2017, 09:24:31 PM »
Eileen mac. Would you have know the Keenan family from number 72?


Eileen mac

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #130 on: December 03, 2017, 09:58:39 PM »
Hi
I dont remember  but il ask my aunt mary
She is in ireland we are in Australia 

RebeccaK

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #131 on: December 06, 2017, 06:55:39 PM »
Hello all, I am currently researching emigration from Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017, and I would be very grateful if some of you would consider telling me your story.

Any contributions will be treated as anonymous and in complete confidence, unless you wish for it to be otherwise. My research relates to the coherence between conflict, emigration, unemployment and segregation, and to what degree these factors influence each other. This will be in relation to an earlier research of mine abou the Belfast peace walls, which you can read here: http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,66092.0.html

An aspect of this new research project will be conducting research on emigration during and after the Troubles. I am currently looking for people who left Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017 who would be willing to share their story with me.

If you wish to respond, or if you wish to offer assistance with this project, please do so either on this post: [size=78%]http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,71042.0.html[/size]

Or contact me on my Belfast Forum profile via PM:  [/size]http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;u=24824[/size]

Apart from my own reasons for conducting this new academic research project, it would be an opportunity for you to document your own experiences and to make a small contribution to Belfast and Ulster history.

Thanks in advance!

Is anybody interested?

misssmyth1

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #132 on: December 30, 2017, 03:57:00 PM »
Am I the only one who PM you R?   I' m sure you could use the stories posted I don't think  people would mind .?  If you wish to ask me anything else be happy to oblige.

RebeccaK

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #133 on: December 31, 2017, 06:29:30 PM »
Am I the only one who PM you R?   I' m sure you could use the stories posted I don't think  people would mind .?  If you wish to ask me anything else be happy to oblige.

Hey there! No, quite a few people did PM me after all, I didn't think it would be right to use the information posted to this thread without people's consent. I've handed in the essay and am currently waiting for my professor to grade it. Once that's done, I'll make some alterations if he thinks it's necessary and translate it. Thanks for caring Misssmyth1, happy 2018 in advance  :-*

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Re: HOW COME YOU LEFT BELFAST
« Reply #134 on: April 25, 2018, 03:06:49 PM »
I was born in Lecale Street on the Donegal Road in 1944. Lived the first part of my life there with the Bog Meadows as an amazing playground and the Blackstaff river to paddle in. Beatties fish shop on Tates Avenue made the best pasties in the world. There was Kennedy's dairy at the end of the street where we used to buy a jug full of buttermilk.  Went to Broadway School, then Fane Street and finally Belfast Tech when it was in the big building behind the "Black Man".

My parents died when I was 13, I lived with my brother and his family for a while but it wasn't ideal. I needed a job and I needed home so at fifteen I joined the RAF as a Boy Entrant.  Met a Yorkshire girl and stayed here, been here 56 years but I always refer to Belfast as "Home"