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welder

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Belfast BT15
« on: May 03, 2019, 06:39:44 AM »


My late Father was from Belfast, north Belfast. He worked at McCue & Dick before comming
to England to work for Wimpey in 1940 following the death of his Father also named Samuel
in 1940.
He was born in Osborne Street and his last address in Belfast was Arosa Parade.

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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 07:29:04 AM »
Welder, I lived at BT15 1DZ.
Went to school with a lad who lived in Arosa Parade.

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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 07:53:52 AM »


It's all been modernised. I had a photo of my grand parents house..
My GF Samuel was a docker. He died in Purdeysburn Hospital March 1940.
My GM died the following year.They are both interred in the same grave.
Her name was Sarah. I think BT12 is the Duncairn area of Belfast.
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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 05:02:05 PM »


Me on the right with 2 brothers, photo taken 1950

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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 05:06:08 PM »


My Father's work permit 1940 (he's aged 22 there)

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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 05:16:41 PM »
My Parents on their wedding day 13/6/1945   (I was born Oct 1945)

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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 06:42:49 PM »
photo of 2 Arosa Parade Belfast BT15

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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2019, 06:47:58 PM »
Photo of my parents about 1980. He was always weather beaten, worked outdoors.

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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2019, 06:54:00 PM »
Candid photo of my Dad. He suffered from severe arthritis in lower back and legs.

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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2019, 08:18:39 PM »


My Father sometimes said someone wanted putting to the buck
Was he the hard man on York Road ?
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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2019, 09:55:45 AM »

My Father sometimes said someone wanted putting to the buck
Was he the hard man on York Road ?
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Welder, I think you may have interrupted his saying slight off the mark. That is quite a common saying. It’s going to be difficult for me to put it in black and white but here we go,( Administrators, go easy on me).
When someone needs to be “put to the Buck” as in a Stag, then it simply means that they need a good [censored]***g.
Usually someone who has done something wrong or stupid.
And NO, he was not referring to Buck Alec from York St / Back Ship St.
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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2019, 12:35:38 PM »


Thank you for correcting me Bread Basket, I was only guessing.  :)
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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2019, 06:54:59 AM »

It's all been modernised. I had a photo of my grand parents house..
My GF Samuel was a docker. He died in Purdeysburn Hospital March 1940.
My GM died the following year.They are both interred in the same grave.
Her name was Sarah. I think BT12 is the Duncairn area of Belfast.
Duncairn Gdns is still BT15
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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2019, 07:26:37 AM »


The late Belfast author Sam McAghtry wrote several humorous books  about his youth there.
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Re: Belfast BT15
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2019, 07:58:03 AM »


I never figured out how a land locked location was known as Tiger Bay  ???
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