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Hendy

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2009, 12:14:45 PM »
here are some old pics off myself and some of the people who where there
Harry what happened to the Pics? when you do get them posted can you get a date for the event as I think it was pre 66.

bricat

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2009, 06:26:37 PM »
it was july 1969, have a look HERE
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harry

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2009, 07:57:25 PM »
hendy,i couldn,t work out how to upload the pics, but i think it was round about july/ aug 1969

Hendy

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2009, 10:22:20 AM »
it was july 1969, have a look HERE
Don't know where they got their dates from Bri, if you remember the flats on the lower shankill were already built by then.

bricat

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2009, 01:51:10 PM »
personally, i though it was about 1966, but my memory is terrible :)
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glenb

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2009, 05:15:16 PM »
Early 60s in Christopher ST

The editor of the Shankill Mirror has a book with a photo of the digger knocking the house down with exact date, he offered to copy it for me. If you want just send a note to Editor for info

Hendy

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2009, 07:12:29 PM »
Early 60s in Christopher ST

The editor of the Shankill Mirror has a book with a photo of the digger knocking the house down with exact date, he offered to copy it for me. If you want just send a note to Editor for info
I have the same book somewhere in the house but can't find it, it shows kids climbing over rubble.

Hendy

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2009, 07:21:40 PM »


EARLY 60s

harry

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2009, 10:22:27 PM »
hi Hendy, that pics is the same as the one i have, the wee boy in the centre of the pic with the shorts on is me, i remember finding a couple and giving them to my mum

Ulster Canadian

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2009, 01:07:28 AM »
heres a pic from the belfast telegraph newspaper, and it was the end of July 1969 when they struck gold  :D


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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2011, 06:37:41 PM »
hello
are you still interested in the full story from a person who was present at the gold find
robert

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #56 on: February 10, 2011, 07:30:05 PM »
Haven`t looked at this in a long time, nice to see I was correct with the year they were found ;) , Robert I mentioned the Drumgooles was that right or was it just nonsense, Buttons Drumgoole was buried last week :(
although it would not have been him as he was older, finding the coins that is.
 
can`t wait to hear it from an actual witness
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2011, 11:11:33 AM »
Robert,
 
Iím looking forward to hearing the story.  My grandmother Sarah Smyth used to live in Christopher Street and had her picture in the paper that day.
 
As a side note Ė Thereís a Robert Quee on my family tree.  Do you happen to be related to Rab and Violet Quee?  If so I suspect we are second cousins.
 
Cheers,
Lesley
 

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2011, 10:59:29 AM »
 hi i was told that my 2 uncles they were some  of the ones who found the gold. pat and tommy my uncle told me he sold them and give out some of the money to family members who were grateful at the time

bricat

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2011, 07:13:28 PM »
i was right with 1969, for once :)

i was working in dawson wrights at the time, i started working there about 1966, so wasn't 100% sure of the date.
If i'd known i was goin ta live this long i would've taken better care of meself