Author Topic: "The Shankill Gold Rush"  (Read 18681 times)

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2011, 08:19:50 PM »
i found out from my uncle pat that is was him who found them with his mate bill devlin they found them when they where  looking for lead in the wall near the fireplace he said it was the old scotch hall  in christopher street that was owned by a jewish family in 1969 he was 11 at the time

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2011, 08:31:17 PM »
hi i remember that in christopher st on the shankill, at that time a sovereign was worth 10 quid, they said there aws "buckets" of them, ilived in townsend st just below that st, i used to bring "wastepaper "  to that st in the early fifties there was a collecting store.
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2011, 11:44:06 PM »
I remember the gold rush at Christopher Street they even made a song about it  to the tune of Where The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea. It started Oh Mary Oh Mary what a wonderfull site thier digging for gold by day and by night. I can't remember all the words but it ended with for thier digging for gold in Christopher street.   :smile:
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2012, 05:06:07 PM »
I can remember this happening. It definitely did. Although thought it was on the other side of the Shankill Rd. I'm probably wrong. But the times you mention ...late sixties,early seventies are right enough I would say.

A fella I worked with lived in that direction. He got a wee bit of banter about it. :)

Think you would find something in the newpapers of the time about it.

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2012, 05:54:53 PM »
hi cathy, picture on shankill reunited about it
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2012, 06:16:32 PM »
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late sixties,early seventies are right enough I would say

It was 1963
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2012, 07:06:28 PM »

It was 1963

the shankill gold rush was july 1969


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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2012, 10:16:36 PM »
I could have swore it was earlier than that, but you're right it was 1969. i think my heads going  ;)
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #68 on: February 29, 2012, 11:44:42 AM »
Hi bricat, I had a cousin also worked for Dawson Wrights ,Paul McIntosh,just wondering if you knew him?

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #69 on: February 29, 2012, 02:44:02 PM »
the name isn't familiar, when did he work there ?
i was there from about 1966 (after school and weekends) until 1970, then 1971 to about 1973 (nights and weekends, fixing kero heaters and lawnmowers)
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2012, 01:30:45 PM »
does Paul have 2 daughters if so he is a good friend of mine
 

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #71 on: March 16, 2012, 03:50:55 PM »
Hello emmylou,yes he has two lovely girls.How do you know him?

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« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2012, 08:55:20 PM »
Have been friends with Paul 30 years lived beside each other and girls went to school together take to Susan now and again and yes they are 2 beautiful girls
 

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #73 on: March 18, 2012, 10:56:55 AM »
did paul live up about manor street ?

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2012, 08:24:44 PM »
Hi bricat,I dont think so.