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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Looking for info on my Grandmother Mary McFarland
« Last post by wb54 on Yesterday at 04:35:29 PM »
hi Aussiegirl6,

                   Looking at Thomas & Mary Steenson family  1901 census plus 1911 the age is guest work.
                   I think that Thomas who died 1915 might be buired in Milltown Cemetery, can`t see him
                   in the City Cemetery records.  He was living with his son-in-law 1911.
                   He had 9 children born and 4 living, That gives 5 others.

                   You might have Steenson`s in the City cemetery as it belonged to the R C Church, who sold land to
                    to the City council.   Milltown is the biggest R C cemetery in Belfast.
                    It will be hard work finding graves with out full dates to go on.

                   The streets where the two sides of your family lived was called The Short Strand.
                    Swift St was not that far from there.
                    You can find other bits of stuff in the forum, think even on facebook.

                    My wife and her family has a link from early 1900/1980.
                   Best regards,          Billy
   
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Belfast Chat / Re: Sex offender/Glentoran.
« Last post by Number26 on Yesterday at 04:11:48 PM »
And as I said,the rugby players got a bad deal compared to the footballer
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Belfast Chat / Re: Sex offender/Glentoran.
« Last post by Orior on Yesterday at 03:59:10 PM »
Abuse is abuse,taking a pic of a minor and sharing it!so what do you think is the worse orior,alledged rape or the pic?

Both are wrong but in my opinion, rape is worse.
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Belfast Chat / Re: Sex offender/Glentoran.
« Last post by Number26 on Yesterday at 03:31:42 PM »
Abuse is abuse,taking a pic of a minor and sharing it!so what do you think is the worse orior,alledged rape or the pic?
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Belfast Chat / Re: Sex offender/Glentoran.
« Last post by Orior on Yesterday at 02:50:50 PM »
And why didnít the rugby players get shown the same leniency?they had to leave their own country to continue playing amid uproar from various organisations,pity the same people didnít vent their anger at the oval on Friday night!!!

Both are abuse, but perhaps rape is worse than sharing a naked photo?
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Belfast Chat / Re: Sex offender/Glentoran.
« Last post by jillyfred on Yesterday at 11:54:10 AM »
And why didnít the rugby players get shown the same leniency?they had to leave their own country to continue playing amid uproar from various organisations,pity the same people didnít vent their anger at the oval on Friday night!!!
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Fair comment Number26

jillyx
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Belfast Chat / Re: Sir Van
« Last post by syriana on Yesterday at 09:49:32 AM »
No one knows for certain, I know that nobody I know, can confirm it.

 BUT, if in fact you actually do read my posts, you will have seen the video that I posted of a NASA SPOKESMAN
 ADMITTING THAT IT WAS A HOAX... ;)

Which spokesman are you referring to? - at it's height the Apollo  programme had around 400,000 NASA employees who have managed to keep their mouths shut for 50 years. 

Which landing are you referring to - there were six landings, the first in 1968 and the last in 1972.  Twelve astronauts have walked on the moon.

There were also tracking stations in Spain and Australia.  The many operatives of these stations would have  had to have been bribed to log false information and to keep quiet about it for decades.

And. .last but not least.  The Russians were watching and tracking for faults.  There was fierce Space rivalry at that time between the US and the USSR.  The Russians would have been keen to expose any hanky-pinky.

I have posted this - but I know I'm wasting time trying to debate with a conspiracy theorist.

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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Last post by Dargan on Yesterday at 08:44:56 AM »
David, I'm thanking you here on the thread to alert people to the fact that you've pointed out to me that a new rash of building is in the planning stages for the historic Ringan Point. If anyone is interested pm me for the details David has kindly sent on.

 Lately I have been fighting another crass planning application elsewhere on behalf of a group of elderly people having a home for unruly children foisted upon them in the middle of a street of bungalows. It's a useless endeavour, really it is, but you have to have a go. These things are too often a foregone conclusion because of "forgone" arrangements and/or biases which  are simply too complex to have any coherent dialogue with the planners, applicants and civil servants involved. In other words, you ask a simple question, or point out something relevant, and they opt for the white-washing phrase "vexatious communications" and will not have any further truck with you, no matter how relevant your queries and concerns. Yes, we are up against a machine with its own non-standard cogs and circuit boards. Reasoning and reasonable questions are not permitted and I don't know but sometimes it makes me think that half of them or more have never done a hand's tap of proper work in their lives.

However, it might be a good idea if someone out there observes the excavation process to see if there are any artefacts lying in the spoil heaps when the diggers arrive. A clay pipe bowl from the early 1700s might do. You never know. It could be a great chance to kick up about it all. You can always nip under a fence with a torch at night or get to know some of the men digging by arriving with sandwiches. Some of these men can be very sympathetic to greater causes than half a dozen box-like dwellings with 4 toilets to every floor. If my uncle from Mineral Street was still alive he'd love this 4 toilets to every floor carry on. His eyes would have spun in his head because he was obsessed with how toilets flushed due to frustrations with his own (which was more than hale and hearty compared to what passes today for a toilet flush). No sooner was he invited in anywhere he was asking the house-owner if he could inspect their flush. Sometimes he was never invited back to places. Open-minded households entertained his notions and made sure they passed on information about other flushes they'd inquired about when they saw him later on in the street.  His enthusiasm was catching. When he saw one of those which operates as per a suction system it blew his mind altogether. He went on and on for months about it. You don't see them so much nowadays.
Anyway regards to all, and thanks David. Maybe some rich millionaire out there with a soft spot for Ringan Point and its intriguing history will do something. The rest of us are pretty powerless, sadly. Money is the universal language, never mind esperanto.  :hi:
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Belfast Chat / Re: Sir Van
« Last post by Den123 on Yesterday at 07:54:07 AM »
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Looking for info on my Grandmother Mary McFarland
« Last post by Aussiegirl6 on Yesterday at 06:27:23 AM »
Hi Billy,

Harriet was included in her parents 1901 census form living in East Belfast and Mary claims her age to be 21 on her 1922 marriage certificate (although that could be a fib [size=78%]) so I thought it unlikely she was born too far from Belfast.[/size]
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[size=78%]I have searched for Harriet's parents, Thomas and Mary Steenson's burial records but have come up empty so that's  interesting. Maybe they have been buried somewhere else and Harriet is with them. I know Thomas died in Feb 1915 but haven't found Mary's death registration as yet.[/size]
[size=78%]I will continue the search  [/size]

Have a great day

Tracey
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