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desi

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2008, 04:47:59 PM »
why not go on rushlight and ask joe graham,i bet he could tell the whole story
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2008, 05:48:45 PM »
The kids who found the sovereigns in Christopher st were from the Drumgoole family who lived on the Old Lodge Rd, I remember it well
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2008, 09:22:21 PM »
I think it was christopher st or a street near there, it deffinitely wasnt brown square, the nearest gold to there was the three balls at adgeys pawn.

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2008, 03:56:41 PM »
the 'Shankill Goldrush' did take place in christopher street, in buildings known as the scotch halls. they were a set of old victorian tenaments inhabited mostly by old spinsters/widows.

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2008, 06:16:30 PM »
Why is anyone questioning Christopher St. It was confirmed by many already, the Shankill Mirror has a photo of it in a book, they offered to copy it for me.

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2008, 08:23:07 PM »
I was there , not at the moment the coins were found but within hours, I remember it well because my sister had just been married in Shankill Rd Mission some weeks previous, I searched along with hundreds of other kids for hours without any luck, and the date would be May/June 1969.
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2008, 05:42:20 PM »
 ;D hi
i remember that i had run away from home and was living on the shankill streets that was 67 or 68

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2008, 07:19:16 PM »
Yes It did happen around 1967/68 and it was in Christopher St. It was found in the Scotch Halls which if I remember right were very dark and I think it was a couple of Flats I lived around the next street but was only ever at the front door of them, they were so dark i think us kids were afraid to go into them. They were found by some kids unfortunately not by me lol .My father got a half sovereign from one of the kids.They were starting to redevelop the area. Christopher St was the second street down at Peters Hill One half of our street started Peters Hill

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2008, 11:43:28 PM »
 ::)ROSSER HOW DO U REMEMBER IT SO WELL I WE BIT YOUNGER THAN U AND I DONT  ;   REALLY I DO RECALL FATHER TELLING US ABOUT IT BUT I  BELIEVED LIKE EVERY THING HE TOLD US IT WAS A WE FAIRY STORY  :-[

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2008, 12:49:51 AM »
Interesting name you have because Israel Milliken, Mary Ann McCracken and Jemmy Hope were close friends from the days of the 1798 rebellion right through to their death.  When Jemmy died in 1853 it was Israel and Mary Ann who arranged for the monument to Jemmy at the Mallusk graveyard and for Dr Madden to write the inscription

As a point of information, Unity Flats was mentioned on this thread earlier and in that area their was a branch of the Irish Republican Socialist Party and it was named the Jemmy Hope Cumann.

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2008, 12:59:35 AM »
::)ROSSER HOW DO U REMEMBER IT SO WELL I WE BIT YOUNGER THAN U AND I DONT  ;   REALLY I DO RECALL FATHER TELLING US ABOUT IT BUT I  BELIEVED LIKE EVERY THING HE TOLD US IT WAS A WE FAIRY STORY  :-[

Joan, sure there was nothing else happening on the Road at that time, it was a big thing, and here I answered you on the Crumlin Rd thread have you not looked at it again? and how`s Norman?
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2008, 05:06:13 AM »
I think it all happened in Klondyke Street,hence the Shankill Gold Rush and it was in the Hammer.

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2009, 10:35:26 PM »
hi, i know you posted this on 6/2/08, i have just came across this, i would just like to say that i was there that day and i have a couple for old newpaper photos of myself and other poeple that where there, as i said before i have just came across this forum,if you are still interested please let me know,

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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2009, 02:42:43 PM »
I remember it well,I was living in Bristol St at that time,And they where knocking the houses down,it was on the right hand side of the Old Lodge Rd I was down my self doing a bit of hunting did not fine nothing,but told of by the cops. And told to move on
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Re: "The Shankill Gold Rush"
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2009, 10:44:25 PM »
here are some old pics off myself and some of the people who where there