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doddsy47

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009, 02:07:00 PM »
hello i  went mountcollyer 1972 till 1978 i lived in mountcollyer street from 76

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2009, 11:29:08 PM »
Best days ever. I went to Mountie from 1970-1974,and lived in Cosgrave Street.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2009, 01:41:15 PM »
MY MOTHER WENT THERE IN THE FIFTIES, NAME WAS CELIA MAHOOD, AND MY DADS COUSIN WENT THERE TOO HER NAME WAS IRENE POLLOCK.
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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2009, 01:48:47 PM »
Best days ever. I went to Mountie from 1970-1974,and lived in Cosgrave Street.
SKWEEZE, MY DADS UNCLE EDDIE POLLOCK LIVED IN 23 COSGROVE STREET THO THE ONLY TIME I KNEW OF HIM BEING THERE WAS IN 1969, I GOT THE INFO FROM A STREET DIRECTORY, DOES THE NAME RING A BELL, I AM TRYING TO FIND ANY OF HIS FAMILY, CHEERS.
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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2009, 05:49:12 PM »
Hi
My dad went to Mountcollyer Secondary School and he left it in 1956.   My great grandfather William Evans lived in Cosgrove Street along with my great uncle Billy until 1960s.   :) :)

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2009, 06:26:55 PM »
Went to Curry School until after the Blitz then they transferred everyone to Mountcollyer. P.E.S changed it to secondary school I think about '48. I left '49 and went on to work in Shorts.
Remember Mr Power well a real Gentleman. .Mr Mc Ivor was the principle.
Then there was "STAVO"

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2009, 11:43:03 AM »
Hi,
I went to Mountie between 1962 -!966 and knew Geordie Power well. He was a music teacher before becoming headmaster, I believe. Not great memories for me as when I got to see him it was usually because I was in trouble. He suspended me in 66 for having long hair along with several other members of my class, so we adjourned to Alexandra park to spend the day messing about before getting haircuts and being allowed back in. Anyone remember Wibur King  ( Maths) or Shanksie ( English and PE)
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big finn

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2009, 08:51:54 PM »
i was at mountie  1961-1965 rem shanksie well took us for PE in

the old nissen hut beatnik was his nickname

remwilbur +mccartney took us for history+geography

i was in 1ms  2ms  3ms +4ms
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billyboy

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2009, 01:01:32 PM »
Well finn,
It looks like we were in the same classes, I had forgotten that Shanksie was called the beatnik and the nissan hut but I remember his use of the slipper.
Do you remember Miss Tannahill? or Fanny Hill as we called her. I had forgotten Big Mac with his broken nose which we thought had been broken by a japanese rifle butt in the prisoner of war camps. Billy Hale for woodwork and Henderson for RE with his wee strap for punishment. You can see what a good time I had there by the fact that I remember them all from their favored form of corperal punishment. Still did me no lasting harm but if they did it today, they would probably be up in court for abuse. Mr Thom for Science and Rosko Kennedy for Art, all brings back memories. regards Bill Hewitt
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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2009, 04:14:14 PM »
hi bill

rem mr thom+roscoe,doc martin took me for science

he was top man with a size 11 dunlop trainer across

your situpon ;)you are right if they done it today

it would be GBH i used to live in Glencollyer St you?

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billyboy

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2009, 02:04:08 PM »
I lived in the Hanna Street flats, but looking at your dates again I think you were a year ahead of me. I was in 1B, 2B, 3MS and 4MS from 62 to 66, no girls just us cannon fodder for the Shipyard and Shorts.
I went to Currie Primary up to 62, so the area has a lot of memories for me which have resufaced since reading these posts.
I left the Province in 1984 and only visit for weddings and funerals now but the saying is very true" you can take the man out of Belfast but you can't take the P**s out of the Belfast man" or words to that effect.
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Caolan

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2009, 08:44:36 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 #27 on: September 12, 2009, 08:50:48 PM »

Does anyone who attended Mountcollyer in the late 50's remember a dark haired girl called Joan Phillips who lived in Henry Street (Behind Yorkgate). I think she may have moved to America.  She hung around with Norman Hamilton, among others, who played football for NI School Boys. Come to think of it I have not seen or heard of Norman since he left school.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2009, 04:55:03 PM »
Norman used to live down our street

(Glencollyer St) Ithink he went to Australia

to join his brother Barry I will find out in next few days

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Caolan

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 09:49:37 PM »
Norman used to live down our street

(Glencollyer St) Ithink he went to Australia

to join his brother Barry I will find out in next few days

BIG FINN
Thanks Big Finn. Keep me in touch. Caolan