Author Topic: Joseph Musket,North St,Belfast ,cir1950  (Read 282 times)

CURLEY

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Joseph Musket,North St,Belfast ,cir1950
« on: January 30, 2019, 10:53:56 AM »
Joseph Musket was a Hungarian refugee during World War 2.
He came to Cookstown,Co Tyrone and set up a company called Fairview LadiesHat and Handbag Manufacturing .He also Made children's tricycles.
His family consisted of his wife and two daughters.After the war ended he moved the business to North St,Belfast possibly about 1950.He also open a hat shop as well.
As this is the story as related by a former employee,aged 98 I would like to have some confirmation of the Belfast side of the story.
Could anyone with access to street directories for the 1945 -1955 period please check North St for possible confirmations.
Many thanks
Curley


CMcG

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Re: Joseph Musket,North St,Belfast ,cir1950
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 12:00:54 PM »
An advert in a Belfast newspaper of October 1949 for Eve's Hat Shops of 135, Upper North Street and 134, Albertbridge Road included a contact phone number - Belfast 58745 - note that number.

A notice in a Belfast newspaper of November 1950 seeking a nanny for an 8 month old girl advised applications to:
Mrs. MUSKAT, 34, Sunningdale Park North (off Cavehill Road). Phone: Belfast 78079 or 58745.

A 1951 street directory is here:
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/index.htm

Eg. from 1951...

Sunningdale Park North
34. Muskat, Joseph

North Street
135. Eve's Hat Shop

Sicily Park
191. Muskat, J.


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Re: Joseph Musket,North St,Belfast ,cir1950
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 12:44:45 PM »
The 1954 phone book for Northern Ireland, in addition to an entry for J Muskat of  34 Sunningdale Park North, had the following entry:

Muskat J & Co, Mfrs, 134 Albertbridge Road... Belfast 58745

(Listed as 'Eve's Hat Shop' in the 1951 street directory)
(Mfrs = Manufacturers)


CURLEY

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Re: Joseph Musket,North St,Belfast ,cir1950
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 02:52:16 PM »
Many thanks CMcG.picture filling in nicely
Curley