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Belfast Chat / Belfast technical high school
« Last post by Kafranor on Today at 01:49:54 AM »
I think I was one of the first students at Belfast technical high school when it started in September 1937 . I was 13.
It was before its time education-wise in Belfast. If you didn't qualify for a City scholarship (20 places for girls,n20 for boys for the whole city) you could be offered a place at BTHS. The fees were 2 pounds per year, plus 2 shillings for sports. Thť teachers were first class. Girls had different subjects from boys. the 2 miss Lyons taught typing, miss whit-law taught shorthand, mr Astle French, mr Hayes commerce, mr Welland English literature. Major Roland taught gym, dancing ( pride of Erin etc), plus swimming at Ormeau baths.
i was awarded a scholarship for ny 2nd and 3rd years, presumably my marks were good. After 3 years if you qualified you could do a fourth year and then get into queens to do matric.
I was almost finished my 3rd year when I was offered a job with the civil service - Lots of employment with the war going on. Don't think I had a choice - I went to work!
Some fellow students I remember.: Irene Russell and an older sister Meta. They had a sweet shop in rugby ave.
Marie lynch and sister Anne. Bridie  McCall. Pearl white, Nell O'Connell.
Our school day was 9:15 - 12:15 and 1:45 -4:45. Half day wed for sports. I had a penny for bus or tram so walked from limestone rd to school and back 3 times a day. Took bus home for lunch.
Those were the days! I loved every day of it and have only pleasant memories of it all.
I won a prize of a shorthand dictionary from miss whit-law but sadly it and some photos of our class were destroyed when our house was damaged in the blitz!

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Old Belfast Photos / Re: Back to the forum
« Last post by White dee on Today at 12:32:39 AM »
Just to let you know I have come back on the forum it as been a long time
  in fact I have to learn how to use it.           Well when I was on before I was Jimbo and I started the. Old park Torrens and bone site I see it was very popular but it is good to be back.   Jimmy mac

Welcome back Jimbo,
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Belfast Chat / Re: Bye Bye Jolene Buntin
« Last post by HarryHippo on Today at 12:19:25 AM »
Round the bonfires ? Mind you Iím just guessing  :)
     Hardly roasting spuds at the bonfire     https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-45203576
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by jillyfred on Today at 12:07:03 AM »
I have some great old photos family photos my daddy when he was bout three and a few of him in his early 20.s he died quite young ( 56) in 1980 but recently I found a picture of my mammy in a book of the falls and she must be early 20s in the photo she died when I was 16 and she was 48 so to find this picture was amazing as I have very few of her when she was young so remember folks keep your eyes out at these old pictures you never know what you can find   Iím not good at posting pictures in here but il learn too as I have some good old ones

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Lovely you have those photographs BMG.
It would be nice to see them.

jilly
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by jillyfred on Today at 12:04:25 AM »

Terrific photographs JackM.
Thank you for posting.

jilly
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Belfast Chat / Re: Bye Bye Jolene Buntin
« Last post by Dot/dash on Yesterday at 11:57:27 PM »
Good question Dot  ??? so I'd guess that would make Her a dyslexic togib  :)

how incredibly sad               you find dyslexia comical                 a new low to stoop        :(
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Shops on the Cregagh Road
« Last post by Jean knott on Yesterday at 11:51:42 PM »
Hi I worked inscotts drawing office and knew Dinky, Lesley Armour. Any other Scottís workers there?
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Belfast Chat / Re: Bye Bye Jolene Buntin
« Last post by White dee on Yesterday at 11:51:17 PM »


If you can't make peace with your past,
it will keep showing up in your present,

                      Buddha
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Shops on the Cregagh Road
« Last post by Jean knott on Yesterday at 11:46:52 PM »
Woodstock boy from Moore street...my granny lived in that street with her family. Name of carson.  wonder if you knewthem
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Belfast Chat / Re: Bye Bye Jolene Buntin
« Last post by HarryHippo on Yesterday at 11:43:22 PM »
Good question Dot  ??? so I'd guess that would make Her a dyslexic togib  :)
Ignorance disguised as comedy ?
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