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Belfast Chat / Re: Eejits
« Last post by BLOOMFIELD on Yesterday at 09:35:18 PM »

Bandit Country   ??? ::)
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Belfast Chat / Re: Couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow
« Last post by BLOOMFIELD on Yesterday at 09:25:14 PM »


 COULD HIS " ATTACKERS " NOT GET RELEASED,  ( LIKE UNDER GFA  )
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Fane Street School Secondary in the 60s
« Last post by JIM52 on Yesterday at 08:43:22 PM »












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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Not a popular post
« Last post by jjmack on Yesterday at 08:30:37 PM »
I spent the last 17 years of my career commuting daily to London by train. In my fifties and sixties I was always happy to offer my seat to an elderly person, a pregnant lady, a lady carrying a baby in her arms, even a young lady on crutches on one occasion. I am sorry to say that young men and women half my age and less would sit with their heads down, and it was clear they weren't moving for anyone. I was almost invariably the only one.
This year, I had 2 weeks' holiday in Italy. I regard myself as a fit, slim 70 year-old, but the locals (not the tourists) not only offered their seats to my wife and me, but they refused to take no for an answer. It got embarrassing, because some of these people were ladies in their forties!
I hate to ask the obvious question - what does this say about us?

This is exactly why I dislike London. New York is exactly the same. People in a rush with no time whatsoever, for anyone else and no manners at all. ::)
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Belfast Chat / Re: Scum leaves dead neighbour unburied to buy 6k of pizza
« Last post by jjmack on Yesterday at 08:22:56 PM »
He's not a halfwit, JJ

His actions were calculated day by day.

Think about it, he was entering this woman's flat unannounced while she lay dead for two years on the premises. I don't even want to think what this scumbag might have done to this woman's corpse. We are led to believe that his mission was to get free pizzas. Maybe my imagination is a bit more complex. It sure comes over as deeply disturbing to me.

No doubt his actions were calculated. A deeply disturbed, calculating 'half wit'.  ::)
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Belfast Genealogy / bell family look up
« Last post by Gerbell on Yesterday at 08:02:30 PM »
Hi,

Can anyone look up a birth record for the following or give an indication how to find it.?
GRONI on give births after 1864.

Name: JAMES BELL
Born around 1861
Fathers name is John Bell

Thanks
G Bell
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Ormeau road grocers.
« Last post by Monkey Nuts on Yesterday at 07:17:28 PM »
Hello,
 Just had to clear up the mystery of the grocery store at bottom of Jameson Street, it was indeed run by Mr. Reid and the name of the store was "The Magnet Stores" also the garage on the corner of Raby St. was Maltmans if my memory serves me right. Stood on the small wall at the front of the garage while a flock of sheep were driving down to the markets from outa town ( early 60's ) on many a day.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Seeking grandparent details
« Last post by LaraHigginson on Yesterday at 06:22:54 PM »
Take care 😊
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