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Exiles / Re: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU WOULD BE AWAY THIS LONG
« Last post by JohnKelly on Today at 07:22:31 AM »
Came across this old topic as I browsed back through the archives; sad to see that most of the contributing members no long post messages but very interesting to read their comments.

My answer to the question, 'Did You Ever Think You Would Be Away This Long' is a big YES!!

Whilst I am very proud of my Irish heritage and have an interest in the Irish Diaspora there is NO WAY I would have wanted to return to sectarian Northern Ireland.

Our children/grandchildren were born in Australia have done very well for themselves and are true Aussies and I often think how they would have been living in Belfast which would have been through the late 1960's onwards.
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During the blitz on Easter weekend 1941 we lived at number 11 Whitewell Drive off the Serpentine Road. Does anyone recall Katie Keenans shop on the Shore Road next to the Parocial Hall opposite the bottom of Whitewell Road? Sawyers had the butcher shop on the opposite side of the Shore Rd. Balfor.
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I know how to spell your name janice I only spell it that way to keep you going glad to see it works.lol.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Help finding Belfast marriage records?
« Last post by Tipperdarby on Today at 04:54:02 AM »
RootsIreland has Sarah Kearney a 25 year old Housekeeper from 100 Millfield married to Michael Lenney, a 25 year old soldier from Victoria Barracks on Dec 26 1914. His father Henry was a Labourer and her father James was a Fireman.
Sponsors were George Dillen and Elizabeth Cosgrove.
They were married in St Mary’s RC Church.

I will be glad to send you the record but I need an email address.

Eileen
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Belfast Chat / Re: Belfast people
« Last post by JohnKelly on Today at 02:47:13 AM »

Hello all,
As a foreigner living in Belfast, I found its people quite aggressive, rude and not polite. Suffered racist abuse by some locals. I haven't had a good experience so far with locals, I am not trying to start a riot over this, what is your perception of the locals? Thanks.

 :hi: Sorry mate, Belfast doesn't get a mention,

https://www.topics.plusrelocation.com/post/102fre3/the-10-most-multicultural-cities-in-the-world

 :read:
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Belfast Chat / Re: Belfast people
« Last post by Kim-jung-ill on Today at 12:17:21 AM »

Hello all,
As a foreigner living in Belfast, I found its people quite aggressive, rude and not polite. Suffered racist abuse by some locals. I haven't had a good experience so far with locals, I am not trying to start a riot over this, what is your perception of the locals? Thanks.
Having read again your post and by the way welcome to the Belfast forum and I look forward to your future contributions. You see I have a problem with your term "locals" , in which part of our country are you living? , you refer to yourself as a "foreigner " living here so I assume you had done your research and considered Northern Ireland as your dream location based on the friendliness of the people and the job opportunities available to you. It's a pity you apparently seem to have had a bad experience but it is not fair to generalise all Northern Irish people as aggressive, rude ect. as it ain't true.  But thanks anyway for taking the trouble to join the Belfast Forum to relate your story. Good luck.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Excise Street, Grosvenor Road.
« Last post by Freda Astaire on Yesterday at 10:46:33 PM »
  HI Freda LOVE I didn't get an invite why not?     I hope your keeping well   I do keep looking in but nothing happening  I did hear about the Lone Ranger very sorry about him  I will have to get my laptop back it's still in PC World from before Christmas it was hacked into and emptied one off my bank accounts and my bank said I took it out myself my money is in South Africa so still fighting my bank on that one     Oh when I left my laptop in to get cleaned out the person who was working on it was going to Australia for Christmas with eveything going on he on lock down PC World wanted to reset my laptop and charge me again I said no I would wait and still waiting   Will be in touch with you later if you don't mind                                                             Goodnight Freda Love
I cant get logged in but Colin Randell is back.  Good to hear from you Colin.

Im  back on but Im not logged in.  Still this alone is progress.  If someone mentions Freda Astaire it might notify me and I might be back in business. 
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Excise Street, Grosvenor Road.
« Last post by Freda Astaire on Yesterday at 10:40:43 PM »
I know what a silver 3d was.  I got a hiding for stealing them to buy icecream
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Military record for G Youell
« Last post by seanog on Yesterday at 10:37:27 PM »
 
Interred the mortal remains of[/font]
Elizabeth Odlum[/font]
New Haggart House, Trim[/font]
who departed this life the[/font]
29th October 1878[/font]
Aged 56 years[/font]
My trust is in the tender mercy[/font]
of God for ever and ever[/font]
Also the mortal remains of above[/font]
Richard Odlum[/font]
Who departed this life[/font]
26 December 1889[/font]
Aged 77 years[/font]
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Excise Street, Grosvenor Road.
« Last post by Freda Astaire on Yesterday at 10:37:21 PM »
I think Im back on the column.
JanICE is spelt JanIS
Aw good to be back on.  I haven't read anything ye but I see Lilian's been on.
Aw I'm glad to be back.  I hope I really am back on.  Thanks Jimmy for posting and thanks Dawson for the link.  I think I've been posting in Mountcollier School and everywhere but inly now do I recognise the names.  Hope everyone well.  Hope you're okay Lilian.  No word from Colin?  Going to read backlog
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