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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #1020 on: February 18, 2013, 12:25:10 AM »
You must have know my brother Alex Ferris? Lisbon street

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #1021 on: February 18, 2013, 09:46:51 AM »
I remember Alex he was a brother inlaw of a man that worked with me, Gerry Gourley, how is Gerry theses days.
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #1022 on: February 23, 2013, 09:03:46 PM »
Mr and Mrs Kelly were my first call in Short Strand
May
 

LisaMorgan23

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« Reply #1023 on: February 26, 2013, 04:58:49 PM »
To Gerard McG, Just to let you know that both Gerald Morgan and Nelly Morgan have passed away. Gerald Morgan's my daddy and Nelly was my great aunt.

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« Reply #1024 on: February 27, 2013, 07:13:58 PM »
Sorry to hear  about Nelly RIP new her years ago when she had us for net ball and swiming I left  the short strand in 1968....


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« Reply #1025 on: February 28, 2013, 05:17:11 AM »
Hi Lisa, your aunt Nellie was bridesmaid to my cousin Marie McGuigan. They were great friends, and lived a few doors from each other in Clyde street.
Sorry to hear  about Nelly RIP new her years ago when she had us for net ball and swiming I left  the short strand in 1968....

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« Reply #1026 on: February 28, 2013, 03:51:04 PM »
alaun went to school with georgie  mc guigan went to school in st matts in the 50s to 1960 he had a big bro named lorno r u the same family

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« Reply #1027 on: March 01, 2013, 12:04:21 AM »
I think you mean Lawrence ( Lorno) McGuigan, he was Geordie Mc Guigan's cousin on his fathers side.  Geordie was my cousin on HIS mother's side. Geordie died a few years ago, I think he would have been 76 this year. My brother Joe Bell went to St.Matthews in the early 50's. I am down here in Australia, but go back quite often and visit Geordie's three younger brothers, Thomas, Sean, and Bobby.
 

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #1028 on: March 01, 2013, 10:28:00 AM »
Didn't lorno have a brother named George

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« Reply #1029 on: March 01, 2013, 08:12:05 PM »
yes jimmyo george was the same age as me he went to london he would have been about 66

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« Reply #1030 on: March 02, 2013, 04:02:26 AM »
You could both be right, because Lorno's father was named Geordie. I know his mother was Maggie and one of his sisters is Alice. So my cousin Geordie could well have been called after Lorno's father (his uncle)
 

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« Reply #1031 on: March 02, 2013, 05:15:02 AM »
To Gerard McG, Just to let you know that both Gerald Morgan and Nelly Morgan have passed away. Gerald Morgan's my daddy and Nelly was my great aunt.

Thank you for that,Lisa.I have sent you a PM.

2 lovely people gone.                         Sad.....As always.
I am sure that you miss him,dreadfully.

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« Reply #1032 on: March 03, 2013, 12:29:34 AM »
Hi Lisa

My Mum and Nelly were best  friends and both my parents were very close to all the family
Mum is Mary Gargan and Dad Billy or as is known in the short strand as Willie Kelly


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« Reply #1033 on: March 04, 2013, 04:29:40 PM »
Gerard Mc G,

Yes we miss him terribly, it was quite a shock when it happened. Suppose thats the result of a terrible accident.

I hear Nelly was a very popular character around the Short Strand, it's nice to hear some history about the family :)

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« Reply #1034 on: March 06, 2013, 01:30:31 AM »
Nelly was,indeed,very popular.Always rushing here and there doing something for the chapel.
Let's not forget your granda(Patsy). The Greatest Celtic supporter Belfast ever knew.When they won the European Cup his smile lasted forever.Great man for giving naughty boys a good kick up the [censored].LOL.