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Belfast Chat / Re: Professional BEGGING
« Last post by Billy Fish on Today at 10:44:32 AM »
Sounds like a real swizz ok. Unfortunately these professional spongers are everywhere.  >:D
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Does anybody remember going there
Mr Forbs and his son Elwood Mr Shannon who brought his class a bar of toffee every week.

I was not a member of this mission hall but I was born and reared close by, in the early fifties we had to go there to get our free orange juice and condensed milk in very large tin which was supplied to everyone just after the war, just opposite to the hall was a shoe repair shop which we also used, lovely memories of that little hall.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Olivet & Craigmore
« Last post by Maggie H on Yesterday at 09:57:18 PM »
Hi CmcG
Many thanks for this, I know one of my Uncles died in this home, aged 7. The other may have been there for some time.
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by SIXTYNINER on Yesterday at 09:49:29 PM »
HI LIZ, YES LOVE WE ARE COUNTING THE DAYS,  I THINK WE'RE ORGANIZED WITH THE IMPORTANT THINGS, IF WE DO FORGET ANYTHING WE CAN BUY IT WHEN WE GET THERE  :) SUIT CASE IS READY TO BE PACKED BUT I DON'T THINK I'LL BE PACKING EVERYTHING I HAVE LEFT OUT :D

I HOPE YOUR PAINS ARE NOT TOO BAD TODAY, THE SUN IS SHINING SO HOPEFULLY YOU WILL GET SOME COMFORT.   :-** *

HI JACKIE, MY NEPHEW IS GOING TO COME AND HELP BOBBY SET THINGS UP, IF ALL ELSE FAILS HE WILL BE ON TO BOTH MORRIS & YOURSELF FOR GUIDANCE ;)
I HOPE YOU'RE WEATHER IS STILL GOOD, SAY HI TO VI  :-* :-*
TO ALL OUR WEE CHUMS NEAR & FAR I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND  :-** :-*
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RUBY IT'S RAINING RIGHT NOW HA. DID NOT EVEN NOTICE IT TILL I CAME OUT HERE.   MY FRIEND SAYS , THE TIME THEY WENT TO DOMINICAN ,  SHE JUST PACKED  WARM CLOTHES BUT THEY YOU ARE THERE FOR MORE THAN 10 DAYS.  YOU'LL KNOW WHAT TO TAKE  WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO.  STAYED UP TO WATCH ROGER  THIS MORNING, HIS MATCH WAS  ON AT 4:30 THIS MORNING SO I TRIED TO GET SOME SLEEP IN BETWEEN BUT  IT NEVER HAPPENED AND THAT MEANT I WAS UP ALL NIGHT.   BY THE END MY EYES  WERE CLOSING BY THEMSELVES HA.  I COULD NOT TAPE IT AS  I WAS NOT SURE  IF IT WOULD  TAPE THE WHOLE THING ANYWAY  BY THAT TIME  I  THOUGHT HE WAS  GOING TO LOSE BUT HE CAME THROUGH.   THE GUY HE WAS PLAYING WAS CALLED  JOHN MILLMAN AND HE'S AN AUSSIE WHO ALWAYS HAD A SMIRK ON HIS FACE AND EVERY TIME HE MADE A GOOD PLAY HE DID THE FIST THING AND THAT DRIVES ME CRAZY..  SORRY LOVE  I WANTED TO SLAP HIS GOB.  ANYWAY   HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.  LIZ  XXX
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: St Patrick's Barnageeha, Antrim Road
« Last post by sj on Yesterday at 09:34:11 PM »
Yes sJ, Joe was in my class. We both started on the same day and were good class mates. He was a fantastic runner at the school sports. Joe later qualified as an architect.  We lost contact for many years as we got on with our own lives.  In more recent years we met up several times with the Barney boys and then he wasn't able to attend as he was away in his house in Spain a lot.  When I heard that he had died I was shocked, as I never knew that he was ill.
                                                                                                                                               All the best, Dub.

Alex

Hugh used to meet him in Spain or maybe Grand Canaria
 :)
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Belfast History and Memories / Ardglen mission hall alliance road
« Last post by poacher on Yesterday at 09:15:06 PM »
Does anybody remember going there
Mr Forbs and his son Elwood Mr Shannon who brought his class a bar of toffee every week.
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Belfast Chat / Professional BEGGING
« Last post by Highway66 on Yesterday at 07:30:24 PM »
Hi all. I just witnessed a move that I would class as Professional Begging. Last night I went down to pick my wife and several of her friends up from the Ulster Hall (there was an Elvis impersonator on). I arrived early and was able to park almost outside the front doors of the Hall. As I was sitting in my car I noticed a guy walking around the front of the hall and his suspicious behaviour drew my attention to him. He was seemingly of eastern european descent and as he walked up and down he kept looking around him and pulling out his phone every so often to talk to someone. I should add the phone wasn't a wee Mickey mouse phone. He was wearing a fairly decent heavy padded jacket and had a haversack on his back. Then as the first of the show goers started to dash out of the hall he whipped a scruffy looking blanket out of the haversack and wrapped it round his shoulders and sat down outside on the pavement. To complete the transformation he pulled on a shabby looking wool hat. No doubt anyone coming out of the hall would see this "poor" soul sitting Freezing on the pavement and feel compelled to give him a few quid . A REAL CHANCER !   >:D >:D
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Excise Street, Grosvenor Road.
« Last post by brisamar on Yesterday at 07:15:00 PM »
My two best boys but needs must, Jimmy.  Who would ever think to look for a slick young gentleman like Dawson in a two horse one light town like Ballymena?  He could stay undercover for years or a least until he makes some quip about being a toy boy.  Then hes out on his ear. Shame. Because I hate damaging him

You would hurt me Freda. Would you???
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Looking for old friends or family / Billy and Jim Rea
« Last post by Hilaryniblock on Yesterday at 06:08:17 PM »
hi hopefully someone can help looking for a Billy and Jim Rea who lived in Mount merrion Belfast their mother was a Jane "jean" mccourtney Rea and father Walter Rea he died from what I can tell when the boys were young  in 1955.

 My husbands grandmother would have been their mothers cousin by her mother who was a Bertha mccourtney janes father Edward and Bertha were brother and sister. Would love to make contact with the family as doing the family tree and trying to get photos and stores together.

I've also found relatives in USA and would love to see if they have contact at all with them

Hils
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Belfast Chat / Re: Cliftonville FC Antrim Shield.
« Last post by Jack The Kipper on Yesterday at 06:07:59 PM »


Just read in the newspaper this morning that someone is cooking the books at Solitude,and my brother is a reds fanatic...Oh dear!! LOL
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