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Belfast History and Memories / Re: boomer street
« Last post by Roisin doran on Today at 11:57:02 AM »
Hi, I am Lily’s granddaughter how do you all this about The McKeowns ?? Did you know them?
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: York Street
« Last post by derdrei on Today at 11:50:45 AM »
Who remembers York St. Around the LMS station area in the sixties,great pubs,the Waterloo,Gibralter,Edinburgh Castle,Bambi rooms,the Alexandra & theTimes,all great bars,now only the Times remains.
yes it is sad evryone's memory of the place all changed . :(
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Belfast Nightlife / Re: Remembering Old Belfast bars
« Last post by stranmillis v on Today at 11:42:09 AM »
The Marlborough , Lisburn Road before it changed its name and became a yuppie hang out


correct.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: cregagh Estate
« Last post by derdrei on Today at 11:41:16 AM »
:P  Does anyone remember anybody from Burntollet Way
where about is Burntollet
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Belfast Chat / Re: Hookers running amok in margarita plaza belfast.
« Last post by derdrei on Today at 11:31:32 AM »
Yes its next on my to read list. I am also looking forward to the tv show when released.
yes mine to.
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Exiles / Re: FIRST BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND
« Last post by derdrei on Today at 11:14:25 AM »
Who was your first boyfriend/girlfriend and would you like to meet them now to see how they look?  ::) :-* :-*
yes
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Belfast Nightlife / Re: Remembering Old Belfast bars
« Last post by derdrei on Today at 11:00:24 AM »
Anyone mind Hynds  Broadway??
was it not far from the Broadway picture house .
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Belfast Nightlife / Re: Remembering Old Belfast bars
« Last post by derdrei on Today at 10:54:42 AM »

Simon murphys bar
sunflower bar

was the white lion bar in york st
yes love it was.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: 50s childhood
« Last post by derdrei on Today at 10:11:41 AM »
my friend and me use to climb over back yard walls just for fun. go on are roller skates all round the place. play skipping games also go  on the billy cart not forgetting my best  game of marlies.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: 50s childhood
« Last post by jillyfred on Today at 07:36:57 AM »


Ye know, folk memory is a strange thing. When I was growing up in the 50s a pal and I would play among the dams of a derelict linen bleaching factory near Whiteabbey (no cotton wool kids then!)
We would catch ‘spricks’ in our nets - sticklebacks and redbreasters - and put them into jamjars to die a lingering death back home.
Sometimes a redbreaster would have a little white growth on its head … to us that meant the tiddler was infected with polio (the disease was conquered in 1953). 
I once sliced my knee to the bone on a shard of glass climbing through a window of the factory. I can still see the surprisingly brilliant whiteness of the kneecap.
We packed the small wound with sphagnum moss, and just carried on. It healed and required no stitches. I have the scar to this day.
My friend remembered being told that is what they did in the First World War. Roy went on to become a doctor.
My grandfather, from Dhu Varren Crescent, Belfast, used to love that wee story. He had been a stretcher bearer with the 36th Ulster Division on the Somme (he was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre for rescuing soldiers under fire).
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Interesting post Eddie,thank you for sharing and Welcome to the Forum.
Jilly
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