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mickybo

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #345 on: March 03, 2010, 06:24:38 PM »

 
Mickybo, if you look closely you can see bullet holes on the corner of the wall on the left hand side of the photo (made by a heavy calibre bullet by the look of it!), just above the heads of the kids! The 'Peace' wall was put up by the Army to reduce the potential for mob incursions into the streets of the Short Strand, hence the reason they left an opening just wide enough for one person at a time to pass through! (As seen on the right hand side of the barricade)
not much going on in that pic but it tells a thousand stories, was just thinking my dad wud have been around 13 at that time the  same age as some in the pic, but he never spoke about those days, its ironic that he nearly lost his life in a bomb in the early 70's at the other end of the strand!
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #346 on: March 04, 2010, 11:28:16 PM »
Mickybo I finally got my disc back so sit back & enjoy. lol
 
   
 
If there's any particular street photos you would like to see, just say and I'll have a hunt around to see if I have any!
 
 

Seaforde Street circa 1983
 
 

Lower Newtownards Rd & Seaforde St circa 1968
 
 

Lower Newtownards Rd & Seaforde St circa 1968
 
 

The 'Brit' Bar circa 1968
 
 

The 'Green' & N'ards Rd circa 1968
 
 

N'ards Rd & Youngs Row circa 1968
 
 

The 'Green' & Middlepath St circa 1968
 
 

Youngs Row circa 1971
 
 

Ken's Chippy  Date Unknown
 
 

The Strand from the playground towards Quinn Street  circa 1984
 
 
 

REP1

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #347 on: March 04, 2010, 11:50:18 PM »
Excellent pics Dan, Stick on more.
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Jim B

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #348 on: March 04, 2010, 11:55:11 PM »
I would say the photo of the Strand is 1974.
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #349 on: March 05, 2010, 12:15:55 AM »
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REP1

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #350 on: March 05, 2010, 12:26:47 AM »
I would say the photo of the Strand is 1974.

I would say you are near enough might be 75 doesn't look the army are stationed in the bus depot. they were there in 1974.The strand bar was bombed 12 April 1975 so it must have been somewhere between those dates. at that time my dad was the gate man in the depot.
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #351 on: March 05, 2010, 12:34:06 AM »
I was reminded yesterday that it was 40 years since 1970, were have the years gone REP1 I remember your dad 
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #352 on: March 05, 2010, 04:31:43 AM »
Great photos,Buffaloburger.

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #353 on: March 05, 2010, 07:09:21 AM »
Excellent pics, Any of Clyde St Buffalo ?

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #354 on: March 05, 2010, 07:20:19 AM »
b burger, your pics are brilliant, keep em coming. thanks
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #355 on: March 05, 2010, 08:37:41 AM »
Yes I would often refer to the black white days, when I'm talking to the kids, I liked the old black & white photos B burger posted  they're very nostalgic when I'm out and about  with my camera I would take black and white photo's, I don't know what it is, maybe everything back then was black & white what do you think. 
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #356 on: March 05, 2010, 08:42:40 AM »
The picture of the green in the back ground you can see the talk of the town now a maxol petrol station
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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #357 on: March 05, 2010, 09:12:28 AM »
great photos there. any from up the albertbridge/woodstock ?
 
victor you from clyde st ? was talking to guy yesterday who hails from there.

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #358 on: March 05, 2010, 09:18:01 AM »
I sure am olelad, born and reared ;-)

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Re: Short Strand. East Belfast
« Reply #359 on: March 05, 2010, 04:48:33 PM »
Yes I would often refer to the black white days, when I'm talking to the kids, I liked the old black & white photos B burger posted  they're very nostalgic when I'm out and about  with my camera I would take black and white photo's, I don't know what it is, maybe everything back then was black & white what do you think.

Given the job you do bigman I still see you in black and white.
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