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Christopher

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Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« on: July 24, 2006, 01:03:01 PM »
Are there any former pupils of Mountcollyer among our members?  Sir James Galway was a pupil at the school in the early 50s. There's an onituary for a former teacher, George Power, who taught James at that time in this mornings "Belfast Telegraph". Yes you guys in Canada who used to work for BT there is now a daily morning edition of this paper.

Mr Power was born in 1917 during the first World War. He died recently at his home in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. He taught musical appreciation to James and his classmates. In the 1950s Mr Power, a quiet dignified man, lived at Upper Cavehill Road. He became the Headmaster of Mountcollyer Secondary.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 03:56:00 PM »
My late Mum was a pupil at Mountcollyer.  I reckon she would have been there around 1950 or so.  Her name was Margaret McCausland.  She loved Mountcollyer and used to talk about all her happy times there.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 03:58:16 PM »
Have you been on holiday, Heather ??? The guys were looking for you :D

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006, 04:01:22 PM »
Yes, just back from 2 weeks in England.  Weather was fantastic. 

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 04:07:33 PM »
Great. What part of England did you visit Heather?

Will you be able to join us on Saturday. Colette and Joe will be there.
Meeting at the Linenhall Library about 10.00am

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2006, 04:15:50 PM »
Unfortunately I have plans for Saturday.  Hope you all have a good chinwag.

I was staying in Manchester but we travelled to the Lake District, Southport, Chester etc.  I love the North/Northwest of England.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2006, 04:17:11 PM »
tthat a shame heather i was looking forward to meeting you

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2006, 04:19:16 PM »
Another time for definate.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2006, 04:31:01 PM »
i will only be over the once heather, maybe on sunday eh?

Christopher

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2006, 04:33:03 PM »
Gee Joe, that's a cracker of an idea. You must have a great brain there. Here have a peanut :D

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2006, 04:43:29 PM »
bit hard to swallow my friend

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2006, 05:20:22 AM »
Went to St Patricks on the Antrim Rd. and used to travel down Nurthumberland St with a kid from Mountcollyer named Surgoener ( If I am spelling it correctly) he lived somewhere off Northumberland St
Anyone remember him?

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2006, 10:56:13 AM »
I met a guy called Charlie Surgeoner around 1990 when the circus with which I worked was in Coventry. He was with a woman named Maebh (Maeve?) and a guy in his late teens or early twenties. I assumed Charlie was married to Maebh and the young guy was their son. I'm not sure whether they came from Belfast or somewhere else in Co. Antrim. 

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2007, 01:15:15 AM »
My late Mum was a pupil at Mountcollyer.  I reckon she would have been there around 1950 or so.  Her name was Margaret McCausland.  She loved Mountcollyer and used to talk about all her happy times there.
hi heather your mums name rings a bell my sisters went to mountcollyer in the 50s i think she may have been one of there friends we lived in lewis st rita and ann long they went on to work in the cigorett factory in york street

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2009, 02:04:35 PM »
My late Mum was a pupil at Mountcollyer.  I reckon she would have been there around 1950 or so.  Her name was Margaret McCausland.  She loved Mountcollyer and used to talk about all her happy times there.