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Belfast Chat / Re: Fr Des
« Last post by Ballymurphygirl on Today at 10:37:50 PM »
Father Des door was open to everyone such an easy man to speak to I love this Des had a deep love and respect for the people in the Ballymurphy/Springhill community in which he lived. He always had time for a conversation and a cuppa tea. The door was always open. There was always a céad mile fáilte. Conversations at lunch in Springhill were a lively and interesting experience.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Dunlop family Hamill st
« Last post by LornaG on Today at 08:48:10 PM »
CMcG you are an absolute legend. I have been stuck for months in this despite having memberships to various sites. You have given me so much information, I can't thank you enough for this.
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by urneygirl on Today at 06:33:39 PM »
HI ALL,  I HOPE YOU'RE KEEPING WARM, MORE SNOW FALLING BUT IT IS WINTER AND IT LOOKS LOVELY  :D

YESTERDAY LOOKED NICE ENOUGH TO SORT OUT THE LIGHTS BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE BITTER COLD, SO I MAY HAVE INSIDE THE HOUSE DECORATED BEFORE THE OUTSIDE LIGHTS.   ::) I'M PLANING TO GET MY OVERSEAS CARDS DONE SOON, I HAVE THE CARDS SO THAT'S A START.  :)

THIS IS HOUSEWORK DAY AND I'M ON A TEA BREAK, IT'S DANGEROUS TO STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF DOING SOMETHING, IT'S HARD TO START BACK. :D

I'LL LOVE & LEAVE YOU ALL FOR AWHILE,   :-**
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Just to add, that the highest no. I've found referenced in newspapers for Fairview Gardens in Carryduff is no. 16... that would seem to contradict the 1962 sale notice, but one wouldn't know what had happened there, maybe some of the poorer properties were demolished... 

There are PRONI Will Calendar Index entries for folk from this street, also burials on the Belfast City Council website.

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It's the 'British Newspaper Archive' website, which is a 'Findmypast' company. There are about 20 published items for 'Fairview Gardens, Carryduff' (the usual sort of thing, from an ad selling a reconditioned Ford engine to death notices).

Since the earliest items are from the mid 1930s, I'm assuming that the huts for sale in 1962 under the 'label' of Fairview Gardens were of 1914-18 origin.

It's frustrating that the Carryduff Historical Society and Library didn't get back to you, for local knowledge is definitely the key to this, there is very little on-line. But hopefully someone will see your topic here.

BTW, I think you can disregard the Ballyduff Fairview Gardens, my family lived a long while nearby to that area and I remember stories of the developers finding old coins when the serious building work of the red brick houses and bungalows was taking place in Ballyduff and Carnmoney more generally, but that was in the 1960s/70s.

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Belfast Chat / Re: Pyjamas in shops
« Last post by JackM on Today at 01:13:31 PM »
Very trampy, lowers the entire tone.  :D

Truly appalling these `women`. Appalling.   >:(
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I could be incorrect, but I thought this man`s `safe house` was raided due to the combined efforts of the N.I. R.O.I and British Police Forces raids in many premises with regard to the kidnapping and torchure of Mr Kevin Lunney.

He was also a criminal of the first order, and it is thought when the Police burst in the shock of his `safe house`being discovered caused his heart attack.

jilly

High time these gangsters were exterminated from society.   >:(
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Hi CMcG, that's really interesting info about the corrugated army huts, what newspaper archives are you searching, in case I can look myself, is it on FindMyPast or elsewhere?
 It's of interesting because I have family photo (no date or where apart from Belfast on back) that shows family outside what looks like a 'prefab' building.  As that comment on forum post I mentioned, suggests families were housed in Fairview Gardens, Carryduff, then perhaps your info could link family photo & Aunts marriage to here.
I have previously contacted Carryduff Historical Society & Carryduff Library querying whether there was a Fairview Gardens in Carryduff, but never got a reply from either of them.  Wish I'd tried on here first!  Thanks CMcG, it's appreciated. Tony
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There are also several newspaper references to indicate a long military association with Carryduff, for example, Cedar Valley in Carryduff was being used to house some 30-40 families in the 1940s, but originated as an army camp in the 1914-18 war.  Carryduff Camp was the location for US soldiers and European refugees in the 1939-45 war. I imagine that the huts in these camps were cold, I know from one newspaper article that they were a fire risk, I would  surmise that Fairview Gardens was part of that same military accommodation context and that it disappeared when the huts in the above notice were sold off, maybe to be replaced with better, permanent housing, who knows, I'm just guessing... A local could probably confirm for you.

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Looking for old friends or family / Re: Looking for Marie
« Last post by Endeavour on Today at 09:58:27 AM »
What are the street names ?,... a former resident on here might know something about her or her family.
Marie Gent lived in Stirling Road and I lived in Downshire both in the Cregagh area .we both worked in the TAB on Montgomery Road until it shut.

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