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Exiles / Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Last post by moorsy on Today at 04:53:15 PM »
Forgot about the Farmers market held there in the summer months.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC2jYPQEiyY
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Exiles / Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Last post by moorsy on Today at 04:49:38 PM »
About an hours drive west of Toronto, just north of K-W, is the town of St. Jacobs. Another place that was,nt to well advertised in the 80s. It had a great Antiques market and probably still has. The flea market was almost as good as the old Stittsville one .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cso_nJNUE9g
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by urneygirl on Today at 04:29:46 PM »
GOOD MORNING ALL  *

LIZ, DON'T WORRY ABOUT ASKING QUESTIONS WE ALL DO IT, AND WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE AN ANSWER.  :-\

DID YOU GET THE HEAVY RAIN DURING THE NIGHT ? THE SUN IS DOING IT'S BEST TO COME OUT BUT THERE'S STILL DARK CLOUDS.

THIS WAS JUST A QUICK LOOK IN,  I'M GOING OUT FOR A WHILE SO I'LL BE BACK LATER.    *
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: st augustines
« Last post by Chalkie on Today at 02:37:02 PM »

 I don't know when you went to Gusties, but this Short Strand boy was there from 1974-80, but the dinners were humming!  As for the desserts, they were disgusting - rice and prunes or tapioca with a dallop of jam.  The sponge cake was nice though with the raspberry jam topping and coconut and I usually got two bits as I hated custard.  And I got the meals for free!  But, I often sold my free school dinner for 20p and spent it in the tuck shop. I even got to work in it when our maths teacher, can't recall his name, knew I could count!
   
You just couldn’t beat a visit to the school tuck shop.   In Saint Matthew’s Primary School I knew that Mr Hill, the Headmaster, had a cabinet in which he stored the biscuits for the “Black Babies” morning collection.  But Saint Augustine’s tuck shop was a store room which was jam-packed with all the favourite sweets of the day.  Who can remember Golf Ball Bubble Gum, Spanish Gold, Cola Bottles, Space Invaders, Mojos and White Mice?  Those were the days when no matter what type of sweet tooth you had it was more than catered for.  Anybody who grew up in the 1970s will know exactly what I am talking about here because so many of the wonderful sweets that were sold when I was a kid can no longer be bought today.  I know you can go on the internet and purchase boxes of retro sweets but most of these just don’t taste the same especially the Chocolate Logs and Whoppers.  I know because I have tried them.
 

 
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Do You Remember The Lemonade Man From The 1970s?
I always looked forward to Friday teatime because that is when the Lemonade Man came into the Short Strand where I grew up during the 1970s.  He owned a lorry and on the back of it crate upon crate of tasty bottles of lemonade were stacked high.  They were all the same brand, Maine, but the flavours were amazing: American Cola, Cloudy Limeade, Ice Cream Soda (my personal favourite, yummy!), Brown Lemonade, Pineappleade, Raspberryade (my least favourite), Appledrink, Root Ginger Brew, Sarsparilla and Attaboy.  Now tell me where else except Belfast would you find a bottle of Attaboy?
Attaboy is a mixture of two Scottish fizzy drinks, Irn Bru and Red Kola.  The Lemonade Man still visits the Short Strand today to take orders and collect the glass bottles.  Kali Water is also made by Maine and was one of my late Mum’s favourites.  The Lemonade Man’s lorry was never hi-jacked in the Strand because everyone knew that he wouldn’t come back into our area if it was - and besides, we loved our lemonade too much!
I love ordering a vodka and white for someone at any bar in Manchester, just to see the various amusing reactions on the faces of the bar staff. When I say “Can I have a vodka and white lemonade please?”  Some would answer “Is there any other kind?”  “Yeah, there’s brown lemonade” I reply and then I end up having to bring them a bottle of brown lemonade the next time I am over because they want me to prove it really does exist and they want to taste it.   Personally speaking I much prefer brown lemonade to white.
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Remember your gran and granda Sammy and Mary....good people.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: st augustines
« Last post by Brendan sheridan on Today at 02:00:05 PM »
Jackie was teaching Irish I met him in the staffroom in La Salle, I had just came back from teaching in Canada and was looking for notes from a teacher I trained with in Jordanstown (I was starting work in Strabane ) we had a good chat.I took early retirement four years ago ,finished up in S.E.R.C. in Newtownards ….not many teachers from St. Augustine's  there .
Who are you????????????/
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Belfast History and Memories / Joke shop / lucky bags
« Last post by seajay on Today at 01:45:40 PM »
Anyone have fond memories of the things we could get in the joke shop ( was it in Gresham St. )  The finger with a nail through it, x Ray specs, fake cigarettes which glowed or blew out powder like smoke, the wee plastic fish which curled up in the palm of your hand. And itchy powder.. Marvellous.
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Old Belfast Photos / 1941 Funeral on Lord Street Belfast
« Last post by BeJimmiedic on Today at 01:24:11 PM »
Im hoping that someone can help me and identify some of the houses in Baring street were demolished. My Great, Great Grandfather died at 134 Baring St in 1897. At the time he was staying with his sister Rebecca Hutchinson. Any information or any photos would be fantastic.

Many Thanks

Janice
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Kelly’s from Theodore street , that was my granny & granda .
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