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harrison

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Deliveries by horse and cart in Belfast.
« on: March 30, 2019, 09:12:04 AM »
Does anyone remember the deliveries in Belfast by horse and cart.
The breweries,coal men.
Harkness,Cowans,Ulster transport authority,Guinness etc.
The brass on the  leather gleaming were a credit to the men in charge of the grooming and turnout of horse and cart.
A credit to Belfast in those days and sadly missed today.
They should be brought back today to avoid accidents and carparking.
Imagine 4 horses pulling modern trams.

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Re: Deliveries by horse and cart in Belfast.
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 05:08:03 PM »
yes I remember the horse's that brought beer barrels
 over to Georges bar on the on junction destillery st and
  Grosvenor road from McKenna and McKinley in Marcioness st the horse's were all most the size of a house great day from the 1960s to very erley 1970s


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Re: Deliveries by horse and cart in Belfast.
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 06:46:07 PM »
I recall coal brick being delivered by horse and cart. The steam was rising from the coal brick as the driver did his rounds.  Those were the days may friend....

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Re: Deliveries by horse and cart in Belfast.
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 01:01:59 AM »
Co-op milk cart, coal cart, rag and bone carts, skins collected for the pigs,and the Merry-go-round,all pulled by horses.

Never remember the Ormo bread carts with horses, they had electric vans.
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Re: Deliveries by horse and cart in Belfast.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 12:04:19 PM »
Remember nearly all of these. Also the magic of the huge horses at the docks and the sights and sounds of that area - was it the Coal Quay or have I got that name wrong? Anyway, round the area of the Queen's Bridge that marked the furthest horizons of my childhood - a venture into exotic lands!

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Re: Deliveries by horse and cart in Belfast.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 05:12:21 PM »
Remember nearly all of these. Also the magic of the huge horses at the docks and the sights and sounds of that area - was it the Coal Quay or have I got that name wrong? Anyway, round the area of the Queen's Bridge that marked the furthest horizons of my childhood - a venture into exotic lands!

The coal quay was were the Kellys coal boats came in from Barrow, and the old Bangor rail station was, on the east side of the queens bridge.
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Re: Deliveries by horse and cart in Belfast.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 06:11:59 PM »
Does anyone remember the deliveries in Belfast by horse and cart.
The breweries,coal men.
Harkness,Cowans,Ulster transport authority,Guinness etc.
The brass on the  leather gleaming were a credit to the men in charge of the grooming and turnout of horse and cart.
A credit to Belfast in those days and sadly missed today.
They should be brought back today to avoid accidents and carparking.
Imagine 4 horses pulling modern trams.
Just the rag and bone men.
artist formerly known as "that wee man from West Belfast"