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moorsy

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« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2008, 05:09:01 PM »
http://www.stenlake.co.uk/books/344.htm

Anybody interested in the old trams might try this book,lots of photos of the old girls.

service stopped in 1954.
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« Reply #76 on: May 26, 2008, 02:38:53 PM »
moorsys poems reminded me so much of growing up in ardoyne in the 60s it was true we did not know how poor we were. i lived with my granny who to my mortal shame went round in a black shawl i would love to see her and her shawl now, its funny i could not wait to leave but its a time and place i love to remember. its so nice to see others share these memories.

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« Reply #77 on: July 31, 2008, 10:07:56 PM »
the Buses.

trolleys and noisy diesels
double-deckers and twenty seaters
green and red buses
transporting people

explore your city
on a sunday
ride the bus up to the zoo
the trolleys go to far greencastle
greens and reds to the kings hall too

cherryvalley!  get the single decker
it goes in front of city hall
ride the oldpark
up the mountain
walk along the hillfoot road
get the cave-hill down again

the gasworks to waterworks
was my favorite
across the city
south to north

sandy row seen it through
across the falls it went
over the shankill
down the crumlin
duncairn gardens too

it went to dunmore
for dog races
hopeful faces,tip sheets reading
most were gloomy
all the way home
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« Reply #78 on: August 02, 2008, 11:46:41 PM »
"moorsy"

just read your thread and it was brilliant, I think you should put all these poems into a book, it would be great. O0

I hope when you return from the cottage you will write more, your poems brought back so many memories. Do you remember putting the Black Lead on the old fireplaces. The one that always got me in big trouble with my Aunt, who lived next door, was the Cardinal Red on the front doorstep. I used to always walk on it before it was dry, and she would yell at me.  My husband and I were just talking to our daughter the other night about the half moon washed around the front of the door, why did we do this? :idiot2: I came from a large family and I know it was rough but we still had a lot of happy times.

Val   O0 O0
 

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« Reply #79 on: August 03, 2008, 05:54:06 AM »
vAL,THE ONE THAT ALWAYS GETS ME IS THE COALMAN,WALKING THROUGH THE HOUSE WITH THE SACK OF COAL BRUSHING UP AGAINST THE WALLS,AND THE LITTLE BOX WITH THE NETTING FOR KEEPING THE BUTTER AND MILK ETC COOL.
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« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2008, 04:35:27 PM »
Hi "moorsy"

your right, we used to get so many bags of Coal and a couple of bags of Slack and then he would go next door to my Aunt's and drop off a couple of bags for them, as they looked after us when my Mother died. It was put in the "coal hole" under the stairs.  ;D ;D
I have heard others talk about the little box with the net but I honestly don't think we had one, I must ask my brothers. We had a little cupboard in the kitchen/living room  were some things were stored and we had a pantry in the scullery. Then when the Kitchen cabinets came out my brother knocked the wall down between the scullery & pantry and made it bigger.
Val :)

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« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2008, 05:17:15 PM »

Moorsy,

So glad you have started your poems again, you are very talented...please don't waste it.
The poetry has made, the old Belfast we all knew and loved, come alive again. looking forward to the next Poem.... Thank You ...NG   
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« Reply #82 on: August 04, 2008, 12:17:54 AM »
THANKS, MONTROSE AND VAL FOR YOUR COMMENTS.   MY GOD I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE BAGS OF SLACK!!  AND THE COAL-HOLE UNDER THE STAIRS.  WE ALL HELP WITH MEMORIES.   most of these memories are set in the 50s.
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« Reply #83 on: August 04, 2008, 12:40:21 AM »
"moorsy"

what about "coal brick" ?   Hope you have a great summer at the cottage, do some writing while your there.  ;D ;D ;D

Val

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« Reply #84 on: August 04, 2008, 12:47:02 AM »
WOO!!  Coal-brick! thats another one, I can see them now,steaming on the old horse and cart.

will be around for another week as I have another wedding next sat/day.
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« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2008, 01:00:11 AM »
Great, then we will have more poems. ;) O0

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« Reply #86 on: August 05, 2008, 03:27:48 AM »
                          BELFAST      GREYHOUND       TRACKS

                                        When I was young
                                        and liked a bet
                                        two belfast dog tracks
                                        is were I went.

                                        Celtic Park,
                                        once the home
                                        of football greats
                                        and Belfast Celtic
                       
                                       Memories of games
                                       that stirred the passions
                                       blowing in the wind
                                       from Divis mountain
                                       like battin dockets
                                       from the dog races

                                       The only excitment
                                       left in the Park
                                       cheered and cursed at
                                       is the dogs.

                                      The other side of town
                                      is Dunmore Stadium
                                      hidden away near Limestone rd,
                                      greyhound meetings
                                      wed/day & sat/day
                                      Celtic Park is mon/day ,friday.

                                      Nothin fancy about these places
                                      falling down stands
                                      and crumbling terraces
                                      desperation reigns supreme

                                      Bookies and Punters
                                      need each other
                                      hate each other just as keen
                                      Eastwood, McAlevey Lawton
                                      and a dozen more
                                     
                                      There they stand
                                      with their guarny faces
                                      up on their stools
                                      chalk in hand
                                      beside their blackboards
                                      setting the odds

                                      The bookie ready with his eraser
                                      to change the odds
                                      in one quick swipe
                                      watching each other down the line
                                      like vultures waiting for the pickings.
 
                                      The clerk,his mind
                                      is like a machine
                                      yer man was good
                                      at sums in school
                                      figuring odds and
                                      losses and profits
                                      for the night. ...cant afford a single slip
 
                                     The Tic-Tak man
                                     with his white gloves
                                     sending messages across the track
                                     from the bookies pitch
                                     on the other side
                                     a signaling system all his own
 
                                     A sharp mind
                                     was what was needed
                                     and plenty of luck
                                     aye, that too
                                     to leave the races
                                     with a profit
                                     and that applies
                                     to the bookies too

                                    Even if you won
                                    you might be lucky
                                    to get paid out
                                    by the bookie

                                    The whinin voice
                                    and the hard luck story
                                    they,d make you wait
                                    till their in the dough.
   
                                                                          This is the end  ( Jim Morrison )

                                 GOODBUY   MY   FRIENDS.
                                     
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Re: Dunderin Ins
« Reply #87 on: August 10, 2008, 10:36:55 PM »
Moorsy,

So glad you have started your poems again, you are very talented...please don't waste it.
The poetry has made, the old Belfast we all knew and loved, come alive again. looking forward to the next Poem.... Thank You ...NG   

How fantastic to be able to write like that. .Dont stop. .How about a book??

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« Reply #88 on: August 10, 2008, 10:39:04 PM »
Moorsy

I hope you haven't gone back to the cottage without saying "Bye" to us.

Val  ;) ;)

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« Reply #89 on: August 11, 2008, 01:30:04 AM »
Hi VAL,  NO  JUST RECOVERING FROM ANOTHER WEDDING, I WILL BE AROUND FOR A WHILE YET. :coolsmiley: :coolsmiley:
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