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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #795 on: March 03, 2011, 10:36:16 AM »
I knew the Joneses well, especially Paul and Joseph, they had older brothers, Henry, Thomas and I think there were two more. they had at least one older sister, good guys as I can remember
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« Reply #796 on: March 03, 2011, 01:37:22 PM »
I knew the Joneses well, especially Paul and Joseph, they had older brothers, Henry, Thomas and I think there were two more. they had at least one older sister, good guys as I can remember
the sisters name was jean they lived faceing us in sherrif st

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« Reply #797 on: March 03, 2011, 05:39:34 PM »
the sisters name was jean they lived faceing us in sherrif st
there was john  jim  joseph  paul  thomas   henry and also goodeng name was henry

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« Reply #798 on: March 03, 2011, 06:32:46 PM »
there was john  jim  joseph  paul  thomas   henry and also goodeng name was henry
(there is a little story i must share)a long time ago i asked my dad where did goodeng jones got his nick name from according to my dad when they were kids playing in the streets of shortstrand they would play cowboys and indians and goodeng would always want to be the good guy i dont know how true that was but i beleived my dad

janice donnelly

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #799 on: March 07, 2011, 09:05:42 PM »
 :smile: Hi, I'm new to the forum, I'm a writer originally from Belfast, my first novel set in Belfast Buying Time is due for publication this month, here's the link to read the opening chapters,

http://nightreading.ning.com/profiles/blogs/buying-time

if you like it, I'll post again with further detail on publication date etc. Thanks J.

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« Reply #800 on: March 08, 2011, 12:28:22 AM »
I think it was John Jones who married the O'Neill from the market

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« Reply #801 on: March 16, 2011, 11:52:25 PM »
 :smile: Many thanks for all the hits on my blog Buying Time, the novel is now in the final stages of editing and will be available very soon, I'll post all the details when finalised! To preview the cover on the Night Publishing site here's the link to the Eire/Ulaid season, a collection of books by Irish writers, just scroll down, Buying Time is the last one featured, the graphics may change slightly but the image will remain the same. The photograph is by Belfast photographer Gerry McNally, what do you think of it?

http://relaxatnight.weebly.com/eire--ulaid.html

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! And thanks for the support, it's much appreciated!

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #802 on: March 17, 2011, 06:15:49 PM »
HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN THE SHORT STRAND AREA

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #803 on: March 17, 2011, 10:24:27 PM »
Same to you Frank dont take too much drink ;) all the best mate.
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #804 on: March 18, 2011, 04:09:27 PM »
Nelly Tabb - Ronnie King's wife passed away. R.I.P. formerly of Sheriff St
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #805 on: March 18, 2011, 04:24:11 PM »
gan chota picked it up in the Irish News my Mother's Family from Vulcan Street grew up with Nelli RIP.  Sad News.
 
 
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #806 on: March 18, 2011, 04:33:56 PM »
Anyone remember these four Ballymacarret lookers...lol..lol
 
My Uncles John Griffin and Nethie Smyth with Tommy Dodd's, Sammy Kelly.  Erin
 
        
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« Reply #807 on: March 19, 2011, 03:32:01 PM »
My mum's family were from the short strand. She was born in Sheriff Street - surname Smyth, her mother (my Gran) was Lucy Rooney. Lucy and her sister Maggie (married name Cooper) lived in Sheriff Street.
I have very distant memories of being in a house in Sheriff St.

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« Reply #808 on: March 19, 2011, 06:40:56 PM »
My mum's family were from the short strand. She was born in Sheriff Street - surname Smyth, her mother (my Gran) was Lucy Rooney. Lucy and her sister Maggie (married name Cooper) lived in Sheriff Street.
I have very distant memories of being in a house in Sheriff St.
  hi grittykit i remember your gran and also the coopers i went to school with james cooper (rip ) he had 3 sisters alice joan etta james was my buddy until i left for canada

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« Reply #809 on: March 19, 2011, 07:06:45 PM »
  hi grittykit i remember your gran and also the coopers i went to school with james cooper (rip ) he had 3 sisters alice joan etta james was my buddy until i left for canada

Oh wow! Thanks for responding Frank. Etta is in England, Alice in Eire and Joan still in Belfast. My mum was also called Joan, still in Belfast. I remember James though he died a long time ago. Do you remember my Gran when she was living there with her husband Ned??

Sorry - don't want to invade you with questions, but so great you've replied!

L.