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Belfast Genealogy / Re: 1959 Belfast & Northern Ireland Street Directory
« Last post by bdobbin on September 18, 2020, 05:40:07 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all the information on Harry.  I cant believe there is so much.  I have been searching for him since 1993 in the UK as this was were the family came from and could not find anything on him from 1911, this explains a lot.  I purchased a will on one of his brothers this week and that was how I found he was still alive and living in Belfast in 1956.  It is great that Harry leads the Orchestra on several occasions, as his father was a music conductor for years.  He would have been proud of him.  Since looking for Harry in Belfast I have been reading all about what happened on Manor St and the surrounding areas in the early 1970's.  It was not a good time to be living there.  We read an article that 7,000 people were evacuated from the area.  Is there anywhere where I could look to see if Harry was one of these people?
I just want to thank everyone again for your help with this.
Regards
Trishfam

Hello,
I'm a journalist in upstate New York. My great-grandfather, an iron moulder, lived at 136 Manor Street from 1914 to 1936. Your Harry lived next door! (or perhaps later on). Before my dad died in 2003, he did pencil sketches of that six-house terraced row. I could share them if you wish. I'm also intrigued about the details of what triggered the leveling of that section of Manor Street. The grocery store at No. 134 stood on the corner of Roe Street, which was also bought out, pulled down and replaced by a "Peace wall." If you're still in contact with this forum, please drop me a line. -Thanks!-Ben
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: 1959 Belfast & Northern Ireland Street Directory
« Last post by bdobbin on September 18, 2020, 04:59:59 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all the information on Harry.  I cant believe there is so much.  I have been searching for him since 1993 in the UK as this was were the family came from and could not find anything on him from 1911, this explains a lot.  I purchased a will on one of his brothers this week and that was how I found he was still alive and living in Belfast in 1956.  It is great that Harry leads the Orchestra on several occasions, as his father was a music conductor for years.  He would have been proud of him.  Since looking for Harry in Belfast I have been reading all about what happened on Manor St and the surrounding areas in the early 1970's.  It was not a good time to be living there.  We read an article that 7,000 people were evacuated from the area.  Is there anywhere where I could look to see if Harry was one of these people?
I just want to thank everyone again for your help with this.
Regards
Trishfam
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"Jan 28, 2010"    Youtube video     "THE MARKET BELFAST"
A 3.5 minute video, which consists of a series of still picture historical drawings of the Markets area in Belfast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ixIQXT2T2U

Posted by "marketmade"
"THE MARKET AREA, ALL DRAWINGS FROM A CALENDAR MADE IN THE 1980s"
"ALL THE DRAWINGS CAN BE SEEN ON THE "BELFAST FORUM"."

"(who do you know from the market thread)"
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,6297.14745.html


"*drawings were sent too me by a friend on the site called MERO."
"this video is  for you MERO*"



The YOUTUBE member account page of  marketmade  https://www.youtube.com/c/marketmade/videos
which contains many videos of the MARKETS and of BELFAST and NORTHERN IRELAND, which at least one BF forum member seemingly doesn't like me to refer to as ULSTER, because the province of Ulster used to contain a small portion of County Donegal.  ::)

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Hi Anne is brown your maiden name?
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by jillyfred on September 18, 2020, 10:26:44 AM »
YEP ... that has also happened to me sometimes, ... so what I do to avoid that, is to write the  message in a simple word processor, and then select and copy the text, ... then if a forum message post is lost, I still have the text available and can just paste it into the intended forum message post, ... it's very quick and easy and convenient to do.
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Thank you James for that information.

jilly
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: oldpark road torrens rd the bone
« Last post by norniron75 on September 18, 2020, 03:45:37 AM »
I'm new to the forum. Not too sure how it works. I also went to the Salvation Army with Nella and her sisters Margaret and Sally. I think some or all of them went to America. I lived at 17 Alliance Parade, Myrtle Barr. Jean Duncan lived next door. She also joined the SA for a while. Great days growing up in Alliance.
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by mcd on September 18, 2020, 03:12:23 AM »
LIZ ,GOOD CHOICE STAYING AWAY FROM CROWDS BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY , WAS THE B B Q AT YOUR BUILDING ? 

I SAW ON THE BBC NEWS  THAT  THE YOUNG ONES   ARE PARTYING TO ALL HOURS   IN THE HOLYLANDS 

THE NOISE THEY MADE AND THE MESS THEY LEFT BEHIND THE PEOPLE ARE AT THEIR WITS END   AND THATS A WORRY CAUSE YOUNG ONES THINK ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM

  HARD TO BELIEVE WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH THE MONTH  SO FAR THE WEATHER HAS BEEN NICE 

I WILL SAY GOODNIGHT LIZ  TO YOU AND ANYONE ELSE WHO MAYBE LOOKING  IN  HAVE A GOOD ONE HUGS
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Hello Jim,
I understand my mother was a friend of your father way back in the 60s and certainly Seaforde street was mentioned in the house (that's a really long time ago isn't it!) I was looking as some old photos recently and it sparked off memories. I rang your dad about 25 years ago and told him that she had passed on. Just wondering, did Harry only have you Jim or have you brothers and sisters? Thanks very much for replying to the original message.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Alliance parade
« Last post by poacher on September 17, 2020, 07:33:09 PM »
Campbell is my surname I lived at 27. My grandfather was james moreland he died in 1957
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by SIXTYNINER on September 17, 2020, 04:20:01 PM »
EVENING ALL

NIGHTS ARE FALLING FAST BUT AS LONG AS THE DAYS ARE NICE I WILL BE A HAPPY WEE WOMAN 😀 

MEANT TO ASK THE OTHER DAY....DID ANY OF YOU WATCH A MOVIE ON TV. A FEW NIGHTS AGO  IT WAS CALLED THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN   IT WAS A TRUE STORY ? 

HAD A COFFEE MEET THIS AFTERNOON IN ONE OF THE GIRLS BACKYARDS  PLENTY OF ROOM FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING   A GOOD LAUGH  GOOD FOR THE SOUL      SHE GOT A NEW PUP ABOUT A WEEK AGO  AND WEE THING DOSENT HAVE A NAME YET , WE TOOK OUR DEAD END AT THE ANTICS OF IT 

HELLO TO ALL OUR LONG DISTANCE CHUMS  HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU 🤗. SAYING GOODNIGHT  STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY .HUGS 🤗 🤗
OH JEAN YOU MUST HAVE COME ON JUST WHEN I LEFT.   :(   WE HAD A NOTICE  SAYING  THERE HAD  BEEN A BBQ, DID NOT KNOW THIS,  ANYWAY THERE WAS  TOO MANY PEOPLE TOGETHER AND SOME NOT WEARING MASKS AND SOME NOT ON RIGHT, ANYWAY  THE RULE IS NOW  EVERYONE  COMING INTO THE BUILDING AND ANYONE SITTING DOWN STAIRS HAS TO HAVE ONE.  THEY ARE OPENING THE COMMONE ROOM NEXT WK BUT IF THEY DON'T OBEY THE  RULES THEY WILL CLOSE IT AGAIN,  SEE WHAT A FEW MORONS CAN DO >:D    YOU GALS MUST GET MAD,  YOU FOLLOW THE RULES AND YET THOSE THAT DON'T  GET AWAY WITH IT AND COULD START ANOTHER OUTBREAK.  LET US KNOW WHAT SHE CALLS THE PUP.  I LOVE WATCHING THEM, THEY ARE SO FUNNY.   I'M GLAD YOU CAN  MEET UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS JEAN.   MY FRIEND PHONED ME THIS MORNING, NEAR NINE SAYING SHE WAS GOING MALL  WALKING,  THEY HAD  CLOSED THE MALL AND NOW THEY CAN  GO WALKING AGAIN, SHE'S GLAD AS  SHE MEETS HER FRIENDS AND THEY ALL DO IT, THEN SHE  GOES TO THE GYM  WHERE SHE MEETS HER HUSBAND.  I'M TIRED JUST THINKING OF IT ALL HA.  ANYWAY LOVE.   KEEP WELL AND STAY SAFE.  LIZ :-*
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