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EllCee

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Re: Smithfield
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2006, 09:53:14 PM »
Ah :) ... I spent much time and much money in Halls bookshop... I filled several bookcases... before I had to make room for the kids  :(

Your children were kept in bookcases?   ;)  Mine had a bed.   :P
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2006, 12:14:55 AM »
Les,apparently during WW2  some kids had to sleep in drawers (wooden furniture drawers that is) as cots were hard to obtain.
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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2006, 10:42:18 AM »
have fond memories of Smithfield.....the old record shops.....and the joke shop   although never had much money to spend in it.

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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2006, 11:28:04 AM »
Mum used to leave my dad & me at Joe Conlons stall while she did her shopping around the market
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2006, 01:03:56 PM »
Ah :) ... I spent much time and much money in Halls bookshop... I filled several bookcases... before I had to make room for the kids  :(

Your children were kept in bookcases?   ;)  Mine had a bed.   :P

Yeah... and the dog slept on top of the wardrobe :P
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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2006, 01:35:26 PM »
Was green your favourite colour eastender or did UTA only have green buses? Wasn't the green colour scheme carried over from the NITB days? The change in name made a big difference to people who like writing acronyms .. it saved ink .. if they used acronyms when speaking it saved breath.

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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2006, 07:21:42 AM »
Not sure about the colour history. I was about 10 at the time and it was thefirst time I'd been on a bus that wasn't red.
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2007, 10:30:16 PM »
The Irish Toy Soldier Museum, specialists in models of the Irish Regiments of the British Army, is located
in the indoor market at Smithfield. Their website is well worth a look as they have some great models.

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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2007, 02:28:48 AM »
I used to love poking around in Smithfield Market, it had a unique smell about the place, my folks din't like it when I went there, they said it was no place for a young lady. hahaha if they only but knew.
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2007, 08:49:53 AM »
I've just been making an amendment to the 4th reply on page one of this thread. There's a link there to the article on the BBC Your Place and Mine website about Smithfield. One of the messages was posted by Denis Cooke in January 2005. His paternal grandmother Jane (nee Hamilton) was a member of the family who made
clay pipes that were exported throughout the world.

There's an article on the Ulster American Folk Park about Clay Pipes which were made in Pipe Lane (now known as Winetavern Street) as long ago as 1812. Denis Cooke, in his message on the YP&M site, mentions a pipe factory in Bathgate Street off Durham Street which was run by a Hamilton.

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« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2007, 10:50:16 PM »
Smithfield was a magical place.My father never missed a Saturday going there.He always came home with second hand books.We still have some of them.His cousin Charlotte had a fruit stall at on end of Smithfield.Such a shame thet it was destroyed.There'll never be a place like it

Hi everyone I just found your site tonight and it has really brought back memories.
Maggiemay the fruit shop you were talking about ...was it owned by the lovely Charlotte Mc Givern who had a blind brother called Joseph who used to be a brilliant piano tuner? I used to live in Francis Street opposite Charlottes fruit stall many years ago.I remember Charlotte used to sell the damaged fuit on a Saturday and being from a big family any fruit was better than none at all.Charlotte and Joseph were great people.SMITHFIELD was great it was a place were unforgetable memories were made  ;)
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« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2007, 10:58:07 PM »
Hi Shamrock and welcome to the Belfast Forum.I am fairly sure that Joseph Mc Givern tuned our piano at home.He would tune my aunt's piano in the morning and then one of my Bruv's would walk him up to our house.He was amazing to watch with his tuning forks and he didn't hang about tuning the Joanna.Not a very tall man if I remember,but the memory plays tricks sometimes..

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« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2007, 11:03:43 PM »
Thankyou for replying  ;) as I said I am new to the board so still finding my way around the block (so to speak) yep Joseph was one of Belfast gentlemen and his sister Charlotte was a very nice lady who became good friends with my mother.I am now living in Wales but do get home evry few months or so when bmibaby dishes out cheap flights ;D lately I have been home for 2 funerals :'( not the best of times  so in the next few months I hope it will be a good home coming
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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2007, 11:15:59 PM »
Grand Shamrock, and hope you enjoy the craic and  exchange of knowledge that goes on in this Forum.One of my bruv's is exiled in the Gower peninsula in Wales near Mumbles...lovely spot.
       Enjoy your wee trips over to Norn Irn. I probably cannot get back until June and look forward to it.Trouble is I never have time to see and do all I wish to do.
                 

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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2007, 11:19:14 PM »
The Gower is close to me I live in Swansea and work at the local Singleton hospital  ;D....THE IRISH ARE TAKING OVER  ;D
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