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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2009, 10:55:43 PM »
Can anyone help... My aunt & Grandmother lived on Glencollyer St (top end) does anyone know of any children of my Grandmother called Turkington who went to Mountcollyer School?

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2009, 10:22:10 PM »
I lived in Glencollyer St at top end

what years are you talking about?

what were childrens names?

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2009, 11:09:15 AM »
Thanks Bigfinn for response. Period 1950 and before. My Aunt Irene lived last house near school. I was 7 in 1950 so info about family bit vague. Aunt had 2 kids may have gone to Mountcollyer. Gran & Grandad lived 5-7 houses from Aunt Irene.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2009, 03:25:33 PM »
Sorry Xmas Iwas born in 1950 i vaguely remember the

name i think i rem your Aunt Irenes house at the very

top of street.Dont rem kids. I will ask family members

who are older than me.Will pass on any info if i succeed

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2009, 05:56:41 PM »
Hi BigFinn..Turkington was my mothers maiden name(she died in 1947) I am trying to establish my grandparents christian names so that I can trace ancestors. Don't know my Aunt Irenes married name but she  lived at 113 Glencollyer St (last house). Her husband was a seaman. Thanks again.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2009, 10:48:03 AM »
Hi Xmas sorry i did not have much luck

I asked a few people but all they seem

to remember is the house where your Aunt lived

it was the very end house and its gable wall was

in Mileriver St Most said it seemed to be empty lots

of the time and they dont rem any kids about the place

Will keep trying  BIG FINN
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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2009, 10:58:00 AM »
Hi Caolan Iwas talking to an old friend of

Normans yesterday and he assures me

Norman is definatley in Australia

Did you know he was a great footballer

and was at Man Utd as part of the famous

Busby Babes era but took a virus i think

and that finished his career Best Wishes BIG FINN
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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2009, 04:48:13 PM »
You're spot on. Norman [Junior] Hamilton lives in Sydney and is doing well. I went to the Grove Primary with Norman and sill keep in touch, Christmas Cards etc.
A very good footballer as you say, Schoolboy International and also spent time with Distillery.
Man U.? I don't think so.
You know, Norman has never been back "home" since leaving for Oz as a young man. I'll have to let him know about this topic.
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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2009, 08:08:05 PM »
Seaviewite what i meant was that Norman was over

at MUFC for trials during the Busby Babe era not that

he played for them  BIG FINN
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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2009, 10:21:43 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"

Looking over my post again I see a big "Senior moment." When they closed down Curry School after the blitz we were moved to the Grove P.E.S located in Mountcollyer, as the military had taken over the Grove School on the York Road and I think American Troops were eventually based there. When we moved to higher grades we just stayed on the Limestone Road under Mountcollyer.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2009, 10:18:22 AM »
Hi BigFinn..Thanks for trying.  Lost contact with mentioned relatives after accident I had with squib on the old brickworks on Glencollyer St. Nearly lost an eye...treated wonderfully at the Mater Hosp. Never seen relatives after that. Don't think my dad got on with inlaws so I may have been banned from visiting. (He didn't know I was visiting until accident)
Couple of other memories. Learnt to ride  bike on Mountcollyer St.  Friend pushed started me of at top of road...fell off near park gates. Back up to top of hill...repeated about 6 times..okay after that. Could'nt do this now with traffic etc.
First girlfriend went to Glencollyer School - Saundra Leckey...nuff said!

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2009, 10:44:50 AM »
BigFinn....Last post..Mountcollyer School of course not Glencollyer.

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2009, 06:13:04 AM »
I went to Mounty between 58 and 63 and i would like to hear from friends back then.
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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2009, 12:04:45 PM »
My daddy owned the wee shop up from mountcollyer school on the limestone :-[

from about 1972 onward

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Re: Mountcollyer Secondary School. North Belfast
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2009, 12:37:14 PM »
Was at Mountcollyer 1952 / left January 1956.    Got to know Mr. McIvor's office too well as was ALWAYS late arriving and was required to stand there 'til assembly was over...    Stavo was favourite teacher, but also recollect Mr Honeyman & Miss McCallion (regarded by pupils as a couple!) Jamesie Lutton ( a master of the earflick technique ) and Abner Peel (Art), among others.
Was standing 3 places along from James Galway when Douglas Dawn and his wife visited Assembly with Ulster Youth Orchestra.    A sobbing James was taken to the platform to meet Mrs. Dawn, where he explained his tears were due to the fact that he couldn't play the flute as well as she...it was the start of something big, as I believe that she introduced him to the right people...
Stavo once asked the class to spell 'Eurasian' before asking what it meant.   We all knew to play 'dumb'
so he then launched into the tale of the current film "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" about an American who fell for a woman of mixed race....     When the bell rang for the end of the period Stavo declared, "When you're sitting with a girl in the back seat of the Dunky you'll be able to say 'That's the doll oul' Stevie was talking about' "