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Dark Lady

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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #105 on: April 21, 2017, 07:35:10 PM »
Yes that's very true, my Granny never spoke about it,all my own mother said was my Granny was knitting sock's the night of the attack, So sorry you lost so many of your family that awful night

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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #106 on: April 22, 2017, 02:35:18 AM »
I knew a Margret Thompson from the nw lodge she worked in savilles in the sixties irember her boyfriend was in the merchant navy I wonder what become of her gismo

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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #107 on: May 08, 2017, 10:17:16 PM »
Anybody floating around who ventured to Clanchatten st&remembers name of the corner shop?

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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #108 on: July 23, 2017, 08:02:25 PM »
I knew a Margret Thompson from the nw lodge she worked in savilles in the sixties irember her boyfriend was in the merchant navy I wonder what become of her gismo
Is this the Margaret Thompson who lived in Dawson Street, she had a sister named Teresa?  I heard recently that Teresa was married and is still alive.  Her brother Danny passed away but his grandson sent me word of these events  recently.  Think Margaret passed away according to him.

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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #109 on: August 12, 2017, 11:20:31 PM »


I used to go with a lovely wee Girl in the New Lodge, she lived in the high rise flats. Veronica Slaven, she was a dark haired beauty. We did not go out that long , not my choice. I was a Prod and this was in 1968/69, just when the troubles were starting to kick off. I lived in the White City , down the Serpintine road. I used to either drop her off or sometimes get asked in for a cup of tea. I think she had two Brothers(49 years ago this)
Anyway one night her Dad said to me, son, it is best you don't come back, your being watched. I suppose I was being warned off.
I wonder how things would have panned out if times had been different. Funny how life turns out , I still ended upmarrying a good Catholic girl I had two boys and both have Sean in there names. I have me Irish passport. I remember my mate Billy telling I was the only Prod he ever knew who was a Republican.I spent all my working life from the age of 20 in the Merchant Navy.I live in France now.
Is it because I am getting older my mind drifts back to old girl friends and times gone by.
I live not far from Bordeaux and with my youngest son we go and watch the football (Liverpool fans) in a pub called the Connemara which is owned and run by a guy about my age who comes fromthe New Lodge Rd area.

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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #110 on: August 12, 2017, 11:46:06 PM »

I used to go with a lovely wee Girl in the New Lodge, she lived in the high rise flats. Veronica Slaven, she was a dark haired beauty. We did not go out that long , not my choice. I was a Prod and this was in 1968/69, just when the troubles were starting to kick off. I lived in the White City , down the Serpintine road. I used to either drop her off or sometimes get asked in for a cup of tea. I think she had two Brothers(49 years ago this)
Anyway one night her Dad said to me, son, it is best you don't come back, your being watched. I suppose I was being warned off.
I wonder how things would have panned out if times had been different. Funny how life turns out , I still ended upmarrying a good Catholic girl I had two boys and both have Sean in there names. I have me Irish passport. I remember my mate Billy telling I was the only Prod he ever knew who was a Republican.I spent all my working life from the age of 20 in the Merchant Navy.I live in France now.
Is it because I am getting older my mind drifts back to old girl friends and times gone by.
I live not far from Bordeaux and with my youngest son we go and watch the football (Liverpool fans) in a pub called the Connemara which is owned and run by a guy about my age who comes fromthe New Lodge Rd area.




I wouls say that the father might not have been warning you off but was concerned about you .   Either way you are living in a beautiful part of the world.  I had great friends from that area who moved away to areas like the White City or Mount Vernon because of the troubles.  I have never been able to find them but at that time we lived near the Duncairn Gdns and Hallidays road .  The name Slavin was a famous one as Paddy Slavin, Irish Heavyweight champion lived in the area.     Would be interesting to know the name of the bloke who manages the pub.  We live in Australia.  Good luck Mon Ami.
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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2017, 11:59:00 PM »
Oh her Da was not anti me , he was concerned for my well being. I know that for a fact her brothers were also okay with me, we used to have the odd beer now and then, they were good lads but got caught up in what was going down. I suspect they were told to make sure I kept out of the area for my own well being. It was a time of mistrust in any area were there was a predominant group be it the Falls or the Shankill.

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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #112 on: August 13, 2017, 03:33:38 AM »
Well spoken by an exile who now seems to lead a great life.   How long have you been in France with your family? :)
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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #113 on: August 13, 2017, 10:21:38 PM »
I have been here twice first time it was just a holiday home. I spent nearly all my working life at sea with the Merchant Navy. I retired in 2013 after 43 years. My son lives in Bordeaux , he told me he was getting married so I asked him if there would be any grand children. No he says we are all about our careers, well I hope he knowsmore about his career than they do about birth control , our grandaughter will be 4 in November. We moved down to Spain for 3 years and have been back  here 18 months now.

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Re: New Lodge
« Reply #114 on: August 13, 2017, 11:18:04 PM »
What a good reply.     You were wise to stay away but not everyone will agree.    ;)  I lost many friends who moved from the area.
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