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A deal would be in everyone's best interest, including the UK's. The transition period after the 29th might have those at Westminster believing they still have some sort of protective buffer, but once that's over in December 2021 (off the top of my head), they'll be all by themselves, dealing with a very difficult situation when it comes down to the Irish border. Everyone seems to be prioritising non-issues as well as their position of power over finding a sustainable solution and actually getting something done.

The only reason there's been no deal so far is because the DUP is stubbornly - and stupidly so, in my opinion - veto'ing the backstop, and May relies far too heavily on their support because without them, she would lose to the opposition. Meanwhile, Stormont (WHAT Stormont?) is doing absolutely nothing to prevent Foster from deciding the future of Northern Ireland for them. I hope things will eventually go down smoothly, but if the posts on this Forum are in any way representative of the general consensus among people in Northern Ireland, I very much doubt they will.

It was Sinn Fein / IRA who collapsed Stormont.
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No, that won't start until the shooting starts.

More scaremongering?
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Ellen Nickell
« Last post by Familyresearcher5000 on Today at 06:16:03 PM »
Hi Elwyn. Sadly I don't have the death certificate for his death.

I'm also not sure about Ellen.
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Hi gray_marian, I also thought that prefabs were after WW2, but it looks like a prefab in photo.  As family had left Ireland before 1939 and I know all the property they lived in in sunny Birmingham, I don't know the answer.  Thanks for your interest.  Tony.
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by GEMMA on Today at 06:05:48 PM »
Boxer cannot say too many times how grateful I am that you started this Thread.

It has given so much pleasure to so many of us on the Forum down the years.

IMHO its the best Thread on the Forum.

Many thanks Boxer-great credit to you.

jilly
hear hear :clapping:
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Ellen Nickell
« Last post by Elwyn on Today at 05:38:35 PM »
     Alfredís death certificate should tell you whether his wife was still alive at that date. So that tells you which side of 1968 to search for Ellenís death. Did she die in Canada?
 
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Samuel Reid
« Last post by Elwyn on Today at 05:30:08 PM »
Karen,     

You can search for Samuel Reid deaths in Belfast on GRONI. Thereís a few that are near the right age but many are not. (His marriage certificate gave his age as 19, so born c 1873). Closest I could see was 15.9.1934 aged 60. Thereís also one on 2.2.1947 aged 74. Thatís the nearest to the information your aunt gave.
 
You might feel itís worth paying to view those two. Itíll cost you £2.50 per cert.
 
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Last post by welder on Today at 04:03:42 PM »


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Belfast Genealogy / Samuel Reid
« Last post by OwlMom on Today at 02:54:09 PM »
Hi Everyone, i havent been on here for a while. 

I have come to a stumbling block. I can not find the death date of my great grandfather.  His name was Samuel Reid. His wife was Sarah Jane Thompson. They had many children including my grandmother Mary Jane Mealey (nee Reid ) and her twin sister Elizabeth Macauley (nee Reid).

I have his birth date as about 1876. My aunt who is 92 says he died at the age of 72.  My mother says he died before she was born in 1943.  I know his last child was born in 1915. So somewhere between 1915 and 1943 which is a long time he died.

Any help or suggestions would be most welcome. There are soooooo many Samuel Reid's.

Karen
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no mercy for scum drug dealers                 allow the parents to punish them       >:D

Too barbaric for me Dot would much rather they were anesthetized, short and simple.
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