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Belfast Chat / Re: Do you like the BREXIT Deal ?
« Last post by pete57 on January 20, 2021, 10:40:14 PM »
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Belfast Chat / Re: Do you like the BREXIT Deal ?
« Last post by allymac on January 20, 2021, 10:24:30 PM »
So, I'm lucky enough to live on a beautiful, safe island. Get over it, Paddy.
So am I Dick ::)
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Excise Street, Grosvenor Road.
« Last post by Jimmy Patterson on January 20, 2021, 09:16:34 PM »
I suppose Dawson's warming the bed up for you. Judging by the various times you post I thought you never go to bed.
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Belfast Chat / Re: Do you like the BREXIT Deal ?
« Last post by Jim McCullough on January 20, 2021, 08:51:58 PM »
Why worry about it when you're living safely in sunny Tasmania  ???

So, I'm lucky enough to live on a beautiful, safe island. Get over it, Paddy.
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Exiles / Re: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU WOULD BE AWAY THIS LONG
« Last post by Dommmo on January 20, 2021, 07:31:23 PM »
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.
with me it wasnít just the sectarianism, it was the artificiality of the place. 35 + years in California and Iím lucky, I get to visit Ireland every year ( every non covid year that is)
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Bradley Family Gibson Street
« Last post by Danieljbradley on January 20, 2021, 06:30:21 PM »
Hi everyone

I'm trying to trace a family who once lived at 53 Gibson Street as I believe I am distantly related. They were called Bradley and I believe that the father was called Patrick Bradley and his wife was called Sarah Bradley. They would have lived there in the 1920s. So far I have identified four children, Margaret Ellen, Mary, Patrick and John but there may have been more children. I'd be grateful for help in identifying any other family members. Thanks.

I replied to another post with the same message. My grandfather was John Bradley never met him though unfortunately. But I think i remember my gran telling me had quite  few brothers and sisters. Maybe be same family may not.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Columbus Street off Union Place
« Last post by Bread Basket on January 20, 2021, 06:14:20 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.
It was also the neck of the woods where I grew up.... 500 / 600 yards away
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Columbus Street off Union Place
« Last post by GerardP on January 20, 2021, 06:11:04 PM »
Thank you so much all of this information, it is great having it and explains what happened to Columbus Street and why.
Really appreciate all of the detail you have provided and I can now pass this on to some of my family to explain where his birth place 'vanished' from.

The maps are particularly helpful and show very clearly why they decided to demolish so many in that area for the new more modern roads being built in the early 80's.

Next time I am in Belfast I will go and walk around the area and explore.

Thanks once again.

GerardP

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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Columbus Street off Union Place
« Last post by Bread Basket on January 20, 2021, 05:56:40 PM »
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Columbus Street off Union Place
« Last post by Bread Basket on January 20, 2021, 05:53:47 PM »
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