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Aidan

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2008, 04:16:57 PM »
My Granny lived in Sherrif ST and my Anutie lived in Seaforde St, I boxed at St Mathews , anyone want to chat?

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2008, 04:35:06 PM »
Hi Aiden
As i said in an earlier posting ,I worked as an insurance agent in Short Strand for thirteen years and loved every minute of it.
In the bus this morning I was talking to a lady who was from there,name of Gargan from Clyde Street.
What was your granny's name?
Magiemay

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2008, 10:41:55 AM »
Hi Aiden
As i said in an earlier posting ,I worked as an insurance agent in Short Strand for thirteen years and loved every minute of it.
In the bus this morning I was talking to a lady who was from there,name of Gargan from Clyde Street.
What was your granny's name?
Magiemay

funny enough but i was talking to a bloke called pat bates yesterday (lives in craigavon now) but who used to live in clyde street.

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2008, 06:23:03 AM »
Hi Aiden
As i said in an earlier posting ,I worked as an insurance agent in Short Strand for thirteen years and loved every minute of it.
In the bus this morning I was talking to a lady who was from there,name of Gargan from Clyde Street.
What was your granny's name?
Magiemay

Maggiemay,  My grannys namae was Mary Prince

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2008, 07:47:39 PM »
cheers.
 just out of interest, did you ever hear why so many from there moved down to downpatrick ??

In the early 70's there were new housing estates being built in Downpatrick, Craigavon and Antrim.
Housing Executive tenants were offered these and because the Troubles were so bad in Belfast as well as the houses, a lot of people to the chance for a new house in a (hopefully) peaceful area.
I know quite a few Belfast families in Downpatrick.

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2008, 11:55:34 PM »
In the early 70's there were new housing estates being built in Downpatrick, Craigavon and Antrim.
Housing Executive tenants were offered these and because the Troubles were so bad in Belfast as well as the houses, a lot of people to the chance for a new house in a (hopefully) peaceful area.
I know quite a few Belfast families in Downpatrick.

downpatrick was the most popular place for short strand folk closely followed by craigavon.

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2008, 06:27:43 PM »
Hi Aiden
Did your granny move to Sheriff St.There was a Mrs Prince who lived there
Maggie

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2008, 07:38:42 PM »
we lived in kilmood st and they were great times we had a great street education and could make enough money from chopping sticks, collecting lemonade and beer bottles round the entry and running to the shop for messages we only needed enough to get one person in to the picture drome the plan being once the lights went out for the picture to start the exit door was opened in mountpottiger entry and the rest of the gang rushed in and scattered around the seats picking used tickets from the floor which when chewed could not be checked  by the ticket collector and so if the picture was good it would watched in silence and re-inacted on the way home if the picture was bad  we would run across the front of the screen which seen you dragged to the door and out into the daylight to the cheers of everyone left between ;) ;)

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2008, 08:00:40 PM »
hi maggiemay do you rember mr crilly he was in insurance and collected fri nights i think he did standard cheque and to us kids was like a magician with his wallet which turned inside out when a note was inserted :) :)

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2008, 03:06:57 PM »
Yes,Rinty
I remember him well.Lovely man
Maggie

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2008, 03:44:53 PM »
Anybody know people called Young in Altcar St at the begining of the 70s?
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2008, 10:46:27 PM »
MAGGIE MAY

Did you know the STITT family from Seaforde St. ???
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2008, 10:43:25 AM »
Hi Bloomfield
Yes I did know the Stitts.I knew most people in the Strand
Maggie

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2008, 05:18:35 PM »
maggie may do you know of the monaghans that lived in kilmood street

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2008, 08:11:50 PM »
Maggiemay

I worked with Marie ( lovely big tall red head ) in SHORTS.

She seemed to be a very happy person, I danced with her most Saturday

 nights in Mlianos in Banger.

The last I heard of her, was that she was living in England.
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