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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Harland and Wolff workers
« Last post by Number26 on Yesterday at 10:31:06 AM »
It excelled at all times,great workmanship from every department of the yard in all projects undertaken. O0
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Belfast Chat / Re: Belfast trial of two Rugby players for rape
« Last post by Number26 on Yesterday at 10:28:07 AM »
Completely agree billy fish,itís a massive witch hunt.but could you imagine a scenario that people that had committed murders etc and imprisoned then came out of prison and became politicians,would there be any outcry ?
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Belfast Chat / Re: Belfast trial of two Rugby players for rape
« Last post by Bigali on Yesterday at 10:20:18 AM »
Of course they should be able to continue with their careers, but unfortunately it's turning into a witch hunt, much to the delight of some. Had some others been persued  and discriminated against so vigorously, they would be shouting from the rooftops, in their defence.  >:D

Correct  O0
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Belfast Chat / Re: Belfast trial of two Rugby players for rape
« Last post by Bigali on Yesterday at 10:19:48 AM »
A good decision indeed for London Irish not to be influenced by the bigots.  O0

 O0
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Bell/Lavery
« Last post by CMcG on Yesterday at 10:16:38 AM »
Still focusing on that address of 50 Riga Street, note the following, the will for which can be read online:

The Will of Eliza Bell late of Hopefield Belfast Spinster who died 29 August 1884 at 50 Riga-street Belfast was proved at Belfast by Thomas Sinclair of Hopefield Belfast J.P. the sole Executor.

The will describes Charles Bell as a nephew, as does the death registration (below), which also confirms that Eliza was a spinster born c. 1830, so presumably Eliza was a sister of Abraham, as was the Mary Anne Bell of Crumlin whom she describes as a sister in the will?
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1884/06317/4811681.pdf

You can find and read the will here:
https://apps.proni.gov.uk/WillsCalendar_IE/WillsSearch.aspx 

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Belfast Chat / Re: Belfast trial of two Rugby players for rape
« Last post by Billy Fish on Yesterday at 10:15:29 AM »
Well done London Irish to sign Jackson

A good decision indeed for London Irish not to be influenced by the bigots.  O0
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Belfast Chat / Re: Belfast trial of two Rugby players for rape
« Last post by Billy Fish on Yesterday at 10:11:59 AM »
Open question,should the rugby players found not guilty of charges against them,never be allowed to ply their trade again?

Of course they should be able to continue with their careers, but unfortunately it's turning into a witch hunt, much to the delight of some. Had some others been persued  and discriminated against so vigorously, they would be shouting from the rooftops, in their defence.  >:D
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Hamilton Holmes CAIRNS
« Last post by NPWH2019 on Yesterday at 09:56:16 AM »
Nigel:



Thanks, "burying ground" is annoyingly vague!  Will check with ANBC first

Nigel
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Belfast Chat / Re: Belfast trial of two Rugby players for rape
« Last post by Number26 on Yesterday at 09:55:59 AM »
Open question,should the rugby players found not guilty of charges against them,never be allowed to ply their trade again?
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Harland and Wolff workers
« Last post by Billy Fish on Yesterday at 09:50:53 AM »
My Dad James Haire was Indentured to H & W starting in May 1936 - I have only recently come across all his old paper work. They certainly make interesting reading - his wages were 6 shillings a week for the first year. By the 5th year he was receiving 15 shillings a week. He was an electrician.

Apprenticeships would have been difficult to obtain after the depression of the 1930's, so your Dad did well to obtain one. During my time at H & W, I remember some of the old timers talking about the depression of the 1930's and the empty slipways etc. Then of course when war broke out in 1939, it was full employment and all hands to the pump. Harland & Wolff excelled itself during the war years.  :)
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