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TMcGartland

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Mineral water company
« on: December 28, 2014, 04:23:01 PM »
Around 1915 - 1925 Richard Moore from Dublin went into joint business with a belfast man and started a bottled water company in the city. Unfortunately, because of the troubles Richard was threatened and returned to Dublin.

Would anyone know where to start looking for such companies?
I know it's a wild shot but worth a try, thanks

Lilian Ashe

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 06:36:05 PM »
There used to be the Divis mineral water co. and my Aunt used to sell bottles of fizz with the name Attaboy with a picture of a cowboy on the front but I don't know if that was the company name. The only other one I can remember was Cantrell & Cochrane but I do not know where they originated. I bet loads of people know lots more.

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 12:15:40 AM »


There was also Ross's Mineral Water Co located between Corn Market and Victoria Square; it is now occupied by Argos.
 
There appears to be a few more threads on this forum
1. Clonard Mineral Water http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3543.0
2. Belfast mineral Water http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,5959.0
3. Briggs Family http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=50295.0
4. Youngs Lemonade http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=53588.0
5. http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,31862.msg1196810.html#msg1196810

Off forum there are lots more, use google and search for 'mineral water belfast'
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johnmc

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Re: Mineral water company
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 03:12:58 AM »
 :hi:
   TMcG ---The Mineral Water Co was located in either O,Dempsey St or Mineral St at the junction of York Rd/Nth Queen St/ Shore rd. There was an actual co by this name
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Re: Mineral water company
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 03:50:58 PM »
There was the New City Mineral Water Co., Ltd.
82 Coolmore Street Bekfast

artibell

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 04:56:08 PM »


from 1964 belfast street directory

Dargan

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Re: Mineral water company
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 07:13:46 PM »
Trayder's occupied one side of Mineral Street on York Road, hence the street name. I know it was still going in the 1930s as I had an uncle who lived opposite it. I have a "shot" glass advertising "MacLennan's" Mineral Waters. I've tried to photograph it but the engraving doesn't show too well. There are some big collectors of the bottles in Northern Ireland. I've no idea if they still hang around Donegall Pass, but if you are in Belfast and call into any antique shops in that area, they might be able to point you in the direction of some of those guys who were highly knowledgeable. I knew a few of them, but this is going back many years now. If they ever dig up the football field on the Shore Road, get yourself down there as there are thousands intact under the land where Loughside Leisure centre is. Regards.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 02:00:34 PM »
On a fairly remote part of the Belfast hills I came across a spring-clipped bottle top with the name 'LONSDALE MINERAL WATER CO., BELFAST' with a large 'L' printed in the centre. I believe that it pre-dates automatic bottling which came out in the 1920's. The underside of the top has 'MANCHESTER' and '39' printed on it plus other letters I can't fully make out.

doare.

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Re: Mineral water company
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2015, 01:33:46 AM »
There used to be the Divis mineral water co. and my Aunt used to sell bottles of fizz with the name Attaboy with a picture of a cowboy on the front but I don't know if that was the company name. The only other one I can remember was Cantrell & Cochrane but I do not know where they originated. I bet loads of people know lots more.
I worked in the divis, it was in alexander st west, it was a subsidiary of meckenna & mc ginley,attaboy was a drink created by Imelda McGinley, had a cowboy on the label correct , it was a red colour...
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Re: Mineral water company
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2015, 01:37:44 AM »
Around 1915 - 1925 Richard Moore from Dublin went into joint business with a belfast man and started a bottled water company in the city. Unfortunately, because of the troubles Richard was threatened and returned to Dublin.

Would anyone know where to start looking for such companies?
I know it's a wild shot but worth a try, thanks
McKenna & mcginleys was begun in the 1880s, there was a stack of them, Belfast was an ideal situation for their setup, they used man made wells (artesian) hence mineral water, at the beginning, mcginleys had one that was reckoned to be 150 feet down, then it was piped up, believe they used city water eventually...
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Re: Mineral water company
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 11:02:17 PM »
I have one of the old watter bottles