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It seems wee Leo`s comments regarding British planes flying over Ireland post Brexit, may having been inspired by the UK stating they intend to enforce our fishing rights in the Irish sea. That being the case, presumably the Free State Navy currently consisting of two tugs and a rowing boat will be deployed to enforce the Free States fishing rights.  ::)

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One tug now im afraid jack ..  one  was scuppered off the coast of Donegal  when it ran aground on a massive shoal of Sardines in a heavy gale

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Hi Folks,

Hughie sent me this photo he took yesterday, it's one of the shops facing Depot Terrace that have been derelict for years.
It's currently being renovated to make a funeral parlour, what's interesting is after stripping it back you can see the  name
Wilsons Butchers, probably the original owners. I only remember it being a bakery or the like many years ago,  does anyone
remember it as a butchers ?I REMEMBER THE BUTCHERS, WHEN I WAS YOUNG GEORDIE SMITH FROM INNISFALE GARDENS AND ARTHUR STEEL FROM PARKMOUNT USE TO SEND ME IN FOR TWO BOBS WORTH OF THE WORST BACON, THEY GAVE ME ALL THE OFF CUTS FROM THE SLICER, WHICH WE TOOK UP TO THE CASTLE GROUNDS (BIG BUSHY) AND WE COOKED IT OVER A FIRE. JUST A MEMORY ABOUT THAT, WE GOT A SPRINGY SAPLING AND STUCK ONE END INTO THE GROUND, THE BACON ON THE OTHER END OVER THE FIRE, GEORDIE SAID ARTHUR I THINK YOUR BACONS DONE AND BENT THE SAPLING BACK TO HAVE A LOOK AND SAID YEA ITS DONE, HE LET THE SAPLING GO AND THE BACON WAS FLUNG QUITE A DISTANCE THROUGH THE TREES, LOL



I've enhanced the name to make it easier to see.

Jimmy
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It seems wee Leo`s comments regarding British planes flying over Ireland post Brexit, may having been inspired by the UK stating they intend to enforce our fishing rights in the Irish sea. That being the case, presumably the Free State Navy currently consisting of two tugs and a rowing boat will be deployed to enforce the Free States fishing rights.  ::)
One tug now im afraid jack ..  one  was scuppered off the coast of Donegal  when it ran aground on a massive shoal of Sardines in a heavy gale
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Belfast Chat / Re: Carl and Barry - a Guardian article and interview and video
« Last post by Bigali on Yesterday at 11:48:03 PM »
I forgot about that song.
Anyone remember his nettle and onion ring crisps. They weren't half bad :)


Nope ! Mustn't have made the provincial towns.
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Crisps !,... he never did. !  :)  Ah well,... get it where and when you can.  :)

It's actually a subject of much interest and commentary on the internet,... as per on this very good Irish boxing site.

https://www.balls.ie/boxing/barry-mcguigan-crisps-110657

Anyway,... EXBFD will tell you what's happening in this first picture and when and where it's happening.



I used to get them in the candy bar in finaghy across the road from the bus stop.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Kerr family Belfast
« Last post by haonghusa on Yesterday at 10:45:51 PM »
William, you'll find a marriage for James Kerr and Florence McBride dated 21st January 1927 on GRONI site. Both parties were 21 years of age. You should find their households in the 1911 Census but you would need the names of their respective parents. If you purchase credits with the GRONI you can obtain a full copy of the marriage which will give you the parents' names.
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by SIXTYNINER on Yesterday at 08:41:10 PM »
HI ALL, I'M BACK BUT ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES, WE'RE INVITED TO A NEIGHBOURS BBQ.

EILEEN & DAVID ARRIVED HOME SAFTLY THIS MORNING, THEY HAD A GOOD TIME AND PLAN TO COME BACK. THE FAMILT REUNION IN WASHINGTON TURNED OUT GREAT, EILEEN'S SON AND G/SON  CAME OVER FROM ENGLAND, VERA'S DAUGHTER & HUBBY CAME FROM SEATTLE  SO BOBBY'S FAMILY WERE ALL TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS. HAVE TO GO NOW WE'RE ALREADY LATE,   I'LL CHECK BACK LATER.    *

FIRST OF ALL, ENJOY THE BBQ RUBY.  THAT ALL SOUNDS WONDERFUL  ALL THAT FAMILY, HOW OFTEN DO  DIFFERENT GENS.  ALL GET TOGETHER ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE ALL SCATTERED.  I BET THERE WERE A FEW TEARS SHED, I WOULD HAVE BEEN BAWLING.   I'M GLAD THEY PLAN ON COMING BACK AGAIN RUBY.  I BET BOBBY WAS IN HIS GLORY.   LIZ :-* :-*
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by urneygirl on Yesterday at 07:48:51 PM »
HI ALL, I'M BACK BUT ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES, WE'RE INVITED TO A NEIGHBOURS BBQ.

EILEEN & DAVID ARRIVED HOME SAFTLY THIS MORNING, THEY HAD A GOOD TIME AND PLAN TO COME BACK. THE FAMILT REUNION IN WASHINGTON TURNED OUT GREAT, EILEEN'S SON AND G/SON  CAME OVER FROM ENGLAND, VERA'S DAUGHTER & HUBBY CAME FROM SEATTLE  SO BOBBY'S FAMILY WERE ALL TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS. HAVE TO GO NOW WE'RE ALREADY LATE,   I'LL CHECK BACK LATER.   :-** :-*
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Last post by jillyfred on Yesterday at 05:40:44 PM »
I worked in Mackies in 1966 as an apprentice.  I knew some great characters from this place.  One being - John Cooper, he was a continental fitter.  I remember going to the Liverpool match against Everton with him, it being my first game.

Would be great to hear from anyone working there at that time.  Especially if anyone knows John, it would be good to hear from him.

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Great to see this Thread up again-StewartyMc.
I personally have no experience of working in the firm-just a great interest in the history since its beginnings in the 1800`s.
There is an amazing contribution of memories by former employees on this Thread-but not a lot perhaps in your time scale.
However,hope you get some replies back re your post.
jilly
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