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sassidge

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Whiteabbey memories
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:08:59 PM »
Anyone remember the clock corner in Whiteabbey.
Are all the old streets still there ?
Factory St., Mill St., Office St., Hillview St., Carson St.,

brianmckeever

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 03:09:41 AM »
I used to travel out to Whiteabbey to process new claims for unemployment benefit and on some days, dole out cash. This was about 1967.

sassidge

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 11:11:13 AM »
Did you use the Legion Hall as your office ?
I remember having to sign on there in the 50s.

brianmckeever

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 12:28:36 PM »
Yes. the Legion Hall was our office.
We got a generous travel and lunch allowance so it was quite a perk to go there.

sassidge

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 09:30:25 PM »
Alright for some Brian !

RobRoy

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 11:35:16 PM »
Yes. the Legion Hall was our office.
We got a generous travel and lunch allowance so it was quite a perk to go there.

I suppose wee  Geordie Wilkes wi' the Cherry Blossom head was yer best customer ;)

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 12:06:41 PM »
Anyone remember the clock corner in Whiteabbey.
Are all the old streets still there ?
Factory St., Mill St., Office St., Hillview St., Carson St.,
All gone mate and Concrete Row as well.

sassidge

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 01:07:45 PM »
Thanks for the info Roadracer.
What is there now ?

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 08:02:44 AM »
Rebuilt long time ago mate, names like Glenville Green and Glenview. My grandparents lived in Glenville Way about thirty years ago thats one street behind the clock they previously lived in Abbeyville . Wall Street is still there and under renovation.
My Great grandfather lived on Glenville Road. I will be returning on holiday shortly and always go for a drive around.
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sassidge

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2014, 08:44:34 AM »
 Thanks again for the update.
I don't suppose I'd recognise the place now.
I remember Abbeyville well,  had a number of friends there.   Also Station Rd.
We had a little football team, called Station Rovers.    Not in any league, but enjoyed very much the friendly matches arranged by the skipper.

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2014, 10:20:07 AM »
My dad's side of the family lived in the prefabs and they are still standing today, mums side in Abbeyville Street now all rebuilt but the old school is still there.

sassidge

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2014, 12:18:55 PM »
I remember when the pre-fabs first went up.    We referred to them as the "aluminium's".   They were very desirable at the time.
Do you mean the old school in the village ?
Abbeyville was a nice street too.    If I remember rightly they had long gardens at the rear.
Very nice people there.

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2014, 02:56:19 PM »
I suppose wee  Geordie Wilkes wi' the Cherry Blossom head was yer best customer ;)
Georgie Wilkes was my ex-wifes Grandad, lived on the left side in Abbeyville Street, it was about 6 months after I met him that he said that he had worked with my Dad.

Who,what, where,when and why,I think that says it all.

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2014, 08:04:37 AM »
I remember when the pre-fabs first went up.    We referred to them as the "aluminium's".   They were very desirable at the time.
Do you mean the old school in the village ?
Abbeyville was a nice street too.    If I remember rightly they had long gardens at the rear.
Very nice people there.

There was a Technical School in Abbeyville Street.  Boys woodwork, Girls cookery.

sassidge

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Re: Whiteabbey memories
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2014, 11:26:16 AM »
I remember that .    There was an allotment beside it.