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Title: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: yarrummot on November 22, 2010, 01:47:13 PM
Anybody there from the late 60's?  I remember the teachers: Herbie Coleman, Wee Ted, McBrierty, The Rock, Wee J, Jimmy Bacon Ears, Tatty Farrell.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on November 22, 2010, 05:54:49 PM
Hi Y,
     Went there slightly after you then to Parklodge. I remember them as well as big spud,big sid,price, monty  largey, bro mc gread, hated wee jennings cause he always tried to lift me by my locks, but liked the school.
                                                                                                                    Slan for now.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Sean Connolly on November 25, 2010, 09:45:26 AM
What was the mad science teacher called, i was there from 1969 until 1975 in both hardinge st and park lodge
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on November 25, 2010, 11:24:17 AM
Wee Ted, Jimmy Bacon Ears and McBrierty were all still there when I entered Park Lodge in Third year in ,74. Big Spud took over the heads office in ,75. Monty and Largy were still there but I dont remember Jennings, Colemen, the Rock or Farrell. Would the mad science teacher be Wee Basil (mr. Black?).
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: yarrummot on November 25, 2010, 02:04:29 PM
Wee Basil it was.  Also Sid the french teacher.  Arthur J. Breen, the American English teacher, Angus Coyle ("Silent read"), geography.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on November 25, 2010, 05:10:12 PM
I did work for wee Ted about four years ago. He bought a converted primary School in Donegal for a holiday home - Appropriate or what? He is in his eighties and we had a good chat about the old days. He says he would never be a teacher in this day and age the way the young ones are.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on November 25, 2010, 05:47:53 PM
Well are any of you going to own up to taking a lolly of wee Bausang, "I think thats the way it,s spelt" ahem.
                                                                                                               Slan for now, Apalachie.

PS, Sean Connolly, You went there more or less the same time as me, is S.C.an alias.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: celticj on November 25, 2010, 10:06:00 PM
Mossey was another science teacher. McBoot (woodwork.) Had Monty for English oh how  I hated him, he was evil.
 
Think it was Delaney( Irish,) Big Sid (French), Largey (History) Piggy (geography) Big Spud (maths) Jimmy Bacon Ears
 
was head when I went there
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on November 25, 2010, 10:27:23 PM
Hello SZean,
 
I think i was in your class.  Does anyone remember the science teacher McMullan.
 
 
What was the mad science teacher called, i was there from 1969 until 1975 in both hardinge st and park lodge
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Sean Connolly on November 27, 2010, 10:22:09 AM
No not an alias, new to this and never thought of using an alias
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on November 28, 2010, 04:38:17 PM
Hello everyone,
 
Here is a great photo of the teachers from my time, lets see if they can all be named.
 
 
(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz146/dickie_album/HardingeStteachers.jpg)
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on November 28, 2010, 06:18:02 PM
Well Dickie I can name a few, here goes,?, Marty Montgomery,Wee Ted, Basil Black, Mc Brierty,?
 back row ?,Blaney, not sure if that,s Big Sid, Price,and Harry Largey. What,s that clown Montgomery like,waster.
              Slan for now, Apalachie.
PS. Interested to know who the two outsiders are, I can,t recollect them, but then again you are older than me haha.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on November 28, 2010, 06:27:54 PM
Very Good Apalachie,
 
Yes Montgomery was a tube. I remember him trying to convince us to hand out leaflets for the sticks. He was a member of the family who owned the pet shop in Gresham street, and by the way it would be a nice amas present for smeone, I heard the budgies are going cheap down there
 
 
Well Dickie I can name a few, here goes,?, Marty Montgomery,Wee Ted, Basil Black, Mc Brierty,?
 back row ?,Blaney, not sure if that,s Big Sid, Price,and Harry Largey. What,s that clown Montgomery like,waster.
              Slan for now, Apalachie.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on November 28, 2010, 09:06:18 PM
Very Good Apalachie,
 
Yes Montgomery was a tube. I remember him trying to convince us to hand out leaflets for the sticks. He was a member of the family who owned the pet shop in Gresham street, and by the way it would be a nice amas present for smeone, I heard the budgies are going cheap down there

Hi Dickie, I remember he got some of the boys in my class to deliver them but I wasn,t one of them. Yes Dickie , Neilly Montgomery,s dad and his uncle Cecil owned two of the shops and they were related to him. Anyway I got my own back on him when I chinned him in Artillery youth club a few years later.haha.
                                                                                                           Slan for now, Apalachie.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on November 29, 2010, 01:02:38 PM
Good for you Apalachie. Montgomery was nothing but a sadistic kont!
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Sean Connolly on November 30, 2010, 09:29:12 AM
Dickie got you email, I have'ent figured out how to reply to just you yet but my email is [email protected] You guys done well naming as many as that I could only name 5, but maybe I have drunk more beer than you in the last 37 years.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on November 30, 2010, 03:40:24 PM
Sean, to private message someone, just go to were it says My messages underneath your profile at the top of the page, click on this and it is self explanetary from there, hope this helps.
                                                                                           Slan for now, Apalachie.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 02, 2010, 01:58:44 PM
Well done apalachie I dont think Mcbrierty is there but you might be getting mixed up with a teacher who taught the same subjects. I dont want to give any names. I think probadly the hardest one is the one far right.
 
 
Well Dickie I can name a few, here goes,?, Marty Montgomery,Wee Ted, Basil Black, Mc Brierty,?
 back row ?,Blaney, not sure if that,s Big Sid, Price,and Harry Largey. What,s that clown Montgomery like,waster.
              Slan for now, Apalachie.
PS. Interested to know who the two outsiders are, I can,t recollect them, but then again you are older than me haha.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: cossie5252 on December 02, 2010, 05:01:45 PM
Didn't go to Hardinge St but went to CBS Parklodge 1975 then up to Edmund Rice Glengormley in 1977 / 1980
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: celticj on December 02, 2010, 09:17:13 PM
If I remember right think Big Sid had a saying
 
Bouncey, bouncey of the wallsie son
 
One day getting the Lead loaded strap of Monty, and not for the 1st time got many of him.
 
He made you put one hand on top of the other and took about a 2ft jump in the air before he hit you. I had my right
hand on top of my left, I always wear my watch on my left wrist, he busted my watch slapping me. But the best part was giving him the bill for repairs.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: cossie5252 on December 02, 2010, 10:09:30 PM
Was given a 25th Anniversary book 77/02 and after finding this topic had to find it again just for this photo....

R.I.P Bro. Beausang
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/capri303/Picture004.jpg?t=1291327680)
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 03, 2010, 03:19:33 AM
cossie, could you post that pic of wee Beau on the St Malachys Oxford St site also as he taught there as well Thanx. He was a true GENTLEMAN even if he was a wee bit touchy feely.

                                                                                                Slan, Apalachie.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on December 04, 2010, 11:50:21 AM
If I remember right think Big Sid had a saying
 
Bouncey, bouncey of the wallsie son
 
One day getting the Lead loaded strap of Monty, and not for the 1st time got many of him.
 

 
Big Sid had loads of sayins like that. My surname is McKinney and he used to address me as follows:    'McKinney-o, McKinney-o, who lost the ball-ee-o' I heard his dad was a cop and thats how he got his knickname (Big Sid the Copper's Kid') Does anyone know if thats true? I was at his da's funeral and don't remember any trappings that would have suggested this.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 04, 2010, 05:12:45 PM

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Well Stickyra, that,s the first time I ever heard that, when I was at the school he lived in Brookvale and was a regular in the CB club, in fact he ran the drama section,he currently lives just above me at the top of the Cavehill Rd but stranger things have happened though I doubt it.
                                                                                 Slan, Apalachie.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: celticj on December 05, 2010, 12:18:28 AM

 
Stickyra, I know who you are E and you know me B M C S C
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Sean Connolly on December 05, 2010, 10:22:15 AM
Monty had to jump 2 feet in the air to get up to the normal height of a fifteen year old school boy, I worked in the CB club for a while and big Sid (Pat Catney was always a real gent to serve and not to shy with the tips either.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 05, 2010, 05:35:45 PM
Hello XSean,
 
Big Sid, was probadly my favourite teacher got him for french, he made it interesting and entertaining. He would also do this over the top french nasal accent ello ello before its time. He was firm but fair and I could not say that about most other teachers, montgomery Jennings McGlade come to mind.
 
Did you work in the CB after you left school, I remember Stevie Caldwell worked there when we were at school. I worked down the road in the Phoneix Bar we all seemed to have part time jobs then.
 
 
Monty had to jump 2 feet in the air to get up to the normal height of a fifteen year old school boy, I worked in the CB club for a while and big Sid (Pat Catney was always a real gent to serve and not to shy with the tips either.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 05, 2010, 06:21:51 PM
Monty had to jump 2 feet in the air to get up to the normal height of a fifteen year old school boy, I worked in the CB club for a while and big Sid (Pat Catney was always a real gent to serve and not to shy with the tips either.

Hi Sean, I see in your post to Dickie that you worked in the CB, 2 of my classmates, Stevie Williamson & Jim Herdman also worked in there at the time as well as big Anto Mc Allister,can you remember them.
                                                                                    Slan, APALACHIE.

ps BIG SID was a gent always very fair and I wouldn,t say that about most of them.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 05, 2010, 06:43:42 PM
Hello Apalachie,
 
2 names from the past there stevie Williamson and Jim Herdman. Didn't stevie live in Stratheden St and Jim on Duncairn Gdns, have not seen them in years are they still about the lodge.
 
 

Hi Sean, I see in your post to Dickie that you worked in the CB, 2 of my classmates, Stevie Williamson & Jim Herdman also worked in there at the time as well as big Anto Mc Allister,can you remember them.
                                                                                    Slan, APALACHIE.

ps BIG SID was a gent always very fair and I wouldn,t say that about most of them.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 05, 2010, 08:08:05 PM
Hello Apalachie,
 
2 names from the past there stevie Williamson and Jim Herdman. Didn't stevie live in Stratheden St and Jim on Duncairn Gdns, have not seen them in years are they still about the lodge.

No Dickie, Big Stevie lives in the new houses in Pilot St and Jim lives off the top of the Oldpark Rd, his brother Tommy lives in Willowbank, still talk to them anois is aris. Yes Stevie lived below me in Stratheden St.
                                                                                   Slan, Apalachie.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 05, 2010, 09:32:27 PM
I have met Tommy a few times down the years unfornunately has had it bad all his life with illness. As a kid he had really bad asthma, i have not seen Jim in probadly 35 yrs. I have not met stevie either in about the same, stevie was always a nice guy if you see him tell him I was asking.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Sean Connolly on December 06, 2010, 09:01:40 AM
I remember Stevie Calwell working there, he lived in Manor street. The other names don't ring any bells, Jim Bowman worked there at the same time as me, the last I heard of him he was living up the Glen Rd. Speaking of big Sid teaching French, I remember him giving me 8 out of 100 in a french test but I can't remember what the 8 points were for as I handed in a blank sheet of paper with just my name on it. My French has'nt got any better since.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: cossie5252 on December 06, 2010, 05:19:35 PM
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/capri303/Photo0265.jpg)

Bro Jennings (1969)
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: cossie5252 on December 06, 2010, 05:23:10 PM
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/capri303/Photo0267.jpg)
Largey

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/capri303/Photo0268.jpg)
McKenna
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 07, 2010, 08:47:39 PM
Jim Bowman another blast from the past, he lived on Manor St his parents had a shop. Steven Caldwell lived in Rosevale St. As I said earlier French was my best subject and i usually finished in the top few in the class. It gave me the confidence to travel through France after I left school.
 
 
 
I remember Stevie Calwell working there, he lived in Manor street. The other names don't ring any bells, Jim Bowman worked there at the same time as me, the last I heard of him he was living up the Glen Rd. Speaking of big Sid teaching French, I remember him giving me 8 out of 100 in a french test but I can't remember what the 8 points were for as I handed in a blank sheet of paper with just my name on it. My French has'nt got any better since.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 07, 2010, 08:53:56 PM
Great Pics Cossie,
 
Bro Jennings wasn't the worst but could be cruel at times his favourite was to twist your ear or nip you around the hips. He was a releative of Pat Jennings the footballer. Harry Largey was great and was my form teacher during my time at school. Thats how I remember him he always seemed to have a feg in his mouth.
 
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/capri303/Photo0265.jpg)

Bro Jennings (1969)
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: mal49 on December 10, 2010, 11:03:20 AM
Dickie ,am sitting here with Paddy McCoy looking at the photo,he says you f..ked his boiler up ,must 've been after you were recovering from spending Jim McMullans money on the Dockers. Anyway is that Walsh ,Montgomery,Savage ,Wee Ted,Jimmy Flynn,Basil,? behind Basil,Gerry Goink,Blaney,Harry Largey and ?. Put us out of our misery.Oh here McCoy says he'd no problem selling Sticky leaflets ,especially in room J
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 11, 2010, 01:41:51 PM
Hello everyone,
 
Here is a great photo of the teachers from my time, lets see if they can all be named.
 
 
(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz146/dickie_album/HardingeStteachers.jpg)
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 11, 2010, 01:48:58 PM
Have you no work to do I am waiting on a letter any wonder its overdue. You two were always thicko's anyway.  The ones I think you did not get are Rock far right and Price 4th from  right. Basil Black is the one with the Groucho Marks glasses on I remember he had us on a table Tennis Team. I beat Bro McGlade when we played the teachers, he gave me six of the best next day for nothing. I think Jimmy Flynn was your Form teacher am I right.
 
 
Dickie ,am sitting here with Paddy McCoy looking at the photo,he says you f..ked his boiler up ,must 've been after you were recovering from spending Jim McMullans money on the Dockers. Anyway is that Walsh ,Montgomery,Savage ,Wee Ted,Jimmy Flynn,Basil,? behind Basil,Gerry Goink,Blaney,Harry Largey and ?. Put us out of our misery.Oh here McCoy says he'd no problem selling Sticky leaflets ,especially in room J
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 13, 2010, 10:07:50 AM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/122f32e.jpg)
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 13, 2010, 10:11:55 AM
Hi Folks, I borrowed this pic from Eamann on a genealogy post, it,s circa 1910, it looked like that when I went there, circa 1970, haha
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 13, 2010, 11:40:54 PM
 
Hello Apalachie yes thats exactly how i remember it in 1970, this pic was in one of the Glenravel Booklets. Wee Basil, Gerry Goink and Jimmy Flynn and also Big Mossie all took science subjects when I was there. There was small gas outlets with a spout which you attached a rubber hose which attached to your Bunsen Burner on each work table, so much for health and safety in those days.
 
 
 
(http://i53.tinypic.com/122f32e.jpg)
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on December 16, 2010, 01:13:47 AM
Dickie ,am sitting here with Paddy McCoy looking at the photo,he says you f..ked his boiler up ,must 've been after you were recovering from spending Jim McMullans money on the Dockers. Anyway is that Walsh ,Montgomery,Savage ,Wee Ted,Jimmy Flynn,Basil,? behind Basil,Gerry Goink,Blaney,Harry Largey and ?. Put us out of our misery.Oh here McCoy says he'd no problem selling Sticky leaflets ,especially in room J

 
Room J!!!!ha ha ha is that where Nat Rossborough, Paul McMenamy, Paddy McMeehan (now a teacher in the said establishment), Stevie Walker, Paul Beattie, Jim Davie (RIP), Bap McQuillan etc.etc. all hung out? LOL those were the days LOL LOL!!!!
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on December 16, 2010, 01:15:37 AM
PS Oh and Paddy McCoy and all those Glengormley radicals too!!!! LOL
 
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 16, 2010, 04:46:11 AM

 
Room J!!!!ha ha ha is that where Nat Rossborough, Paul McMenamy, Paddy McMeehan (now a teacher in the said establishment), Stevie Walker, Paul Beattie, Jim Davie (RIP), Bap McQuillan etc.etc. all hung out? LOL those were the days LOL LOL!!!!

Stickyra, I notice you don,t have an (RIP) beside Paul Beattie, he,s been dead many a long year(sad RIP) probably the best of that bunch, I liked him a lot and was it not Paul Davey?
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on December 16, 2010, 05:36:54 PM
Ap
I had no idea Paul Beattie was dead. How did he die? I liked him a lot. You are right about Paul Davey. Jim was his younger brother.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 17, 2010, 05:06:10 AM
Ap
I had no idea Paul Beattie was dead. How did he die? I liked him a lot. You are right about Paul Davey. Jim was his younger brother.

Of hand Stickyra I don,t know but he moved away down south and I think it might have been the drink but he,s dead about 20 years now(rip). All them boys you mentioned were in my class but I didn,t hang about with them haha. Oh by the way you forgot Marty Kerr.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on December 17, 2010, 11:58:37 AM
Thats very sad Ap. RIP Paul. Yes I remembered Marty Kerr after I posted that. I had already sussed out that you wouldn't have got on with those guys. You were probably more familiar with room M ha ha ha LOL! :D
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on December 18, 2010, 09:17:55 PM
Where are yz all? Ap? are you dead?
 
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 19, 2010, 05:16:16 AM
I have to work sometimes, got your pm by the way, no offence taken haha.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on December 20, 2010, 02:10:07 PM
Som guys from Barney used to be jealous of the tough sounding name of our school. They used to say it should be called Softinge Street  :D
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 20, 2010, 09:42:31 PM
I see Nat an odd time, still bookies on the brain. Eamon Quigley was he also in that group.
 
 
 
 

 
Room J!!!!ha ha ha is that where Nat Rossborough, Paul McMenamy, Paddy McMeehan (now a teacher in the said establishment), Stevie Walker, Paul Beattie, Jim Davie (RIP), Bap McQuillan etc.etc. all hung out? LOL those were the days LOL LOL!!!!
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 21, 2010, 10:06:24 AM
Eamonn is now going with a wee cousin of mine and he drinks in the pheonix haha, wouldn,t of a lot of years ago haha.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on December 21, 2010, 10:14:46 PM
Eamonn was in my class. He was a barman in the Felons, NLR for years in the mid eighties. Wouldn't have been there years ago either! I see Nat too from time to time. Always end up in wrinkles laughing about days gone by.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Dickie on December 25, 2010, 01:32:18 PM
Yes Nat is a case, always a move on. last time i met Eamon he was on the desk in A1 cabs union st. Eamon was a barman also I think he also worked in Mcillhattons.
 I was talking to Paddy McCoy yesterday he was saying that he really hated Montgomery I think he must have been the most hated teacher in Hardinge St. He like me had very good memories of Harry Largey and Big Sid. Who was your least favourite teacher.
 
 Does anyone remember what part of jimmy Quinlan's body went red when he got angry.
 
 
Eamonn was in my class. He was a barman in the Felons, NLR for years in the mid eighties. Wouldn't have been there years ago either! I see Nat too from time to time. Always end up in wrinkles laughing about days gone by.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: stickyra on December 26, 2010, 11:39:44 AM
Montgomery was by far the most despicable. Rafferty  the maths teacher was a bit of a [censored] too. McLister the geography teacher was borderline. I heard he was dead - anybody know if this is true?
 
Was it Quinlan's ears that went red?  :D
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on December 29, 2010, 06:38:45 AM
One thing about big Pat was he was always fair,I think Monty just had an inferiority complex about himself, that,s what made him cruel, but by far the worst was Price, he would come into another teachers class and slap a pupil just to show off, but fair play to Bro Mc Grade, he stopped him one day when he seen the boy had had enough, funny thing Price never came into another teachers class again, I wonder why?
Yes Stickyra, I agree with you his (BACON EARS).
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: big pete on December 30, 2010, 09:41:41 PM
 that was one hate full b.  montgomery i had him the whole way threw
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: big pete on December 30, 2010, 09:43:10 PM
still see a few about neilly mongomery aj and stevie mac
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on January 02, 2011, 08:02:47 PM
Hi Stickyra, a bit of bad news for you if you knew Big Micky Hannan, he was in your year, was found dead in bed this morning, he would have been 39/50,RIP.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on January 02, 2011, 08:08:26 PM
Hi Big Pete, welcome too the forum, did you go to Hardinge St, if so what years and who were some of your classmates, the 3 guys you mention I ran about with them, the last 2 from primary school, hope to hear from you more.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Sheriff St on January 02, 2011, 08:48:22 PM
Went to Hardinge St 1956-1959.
 
Head was Bro. Mc Connell, science Bro. Dwan
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: big pete on January 03, 2011, 08:10:07 AM
there from 71-76 know all the names you were talking about  what about a few more liam syewart eddie briggs paul and john corbett all good guys i wonder buy the list of rip how many of us will see 51 sad to think
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on January 03, 2011, 10:29:52 PM
Hello again Big Pete, wee Liam Stewart was in my year, last I seen of him he was working in the tech many years ago, if  memory serves me right John corbett is dead also, I see Paul about Ardoyne now and again and as for Briggs I haven,t heard about him since I left school.
Welcome to the forum Sherriff St, you were a wee bit before my time at the school but no doubt someone of your era will be along soon so keep looking in on us.
ps Big Pete, does your surname begin with G.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: big pete on January 04, 2011, 06:15:00 PM
yes surname begins with g stewarty is still at the tech and eddie briggs is a driving instructor in london  so we were in the same class then hows life treating thoes of you all that are left is it my turn to guess who you are or do we just come out with it you sound like your about the road i drink down in mcgraths cassidys and buffers
down at the  docks
just remembering jimmy bacon ears shouting lookit you amanodon while spiting all over you
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: absorba on January 05, 2011, 11:23:17 AM
I went to Hardinge St from 58 to 62 when Big Jim Aiken, known as Rock, taught science.  He used to run concerts at the weekend in St Mary's hall and had us kids selling crisps and lemonade there. Brother O'Connell was The Boss then. I also remember Bros Eustace, Grace and another Bro who taught Physics.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: apalachie on January 06, 2011, 02:20:06 PM
yes surname begins with g stewarty is still at the tech and eddie briggs is a driving instructor in london  so we were in the same class then hows life treating thoes of you all that are left is it my turn to guess who you are or do we just come out with it you sound like your about the road i drink down in mcgraths cassidys and buffers
down at the  docks
just remembering jimmy bacon ears shouting lookit you amanodon while spiting all over you

well pete you know me very well, you see me all the time, was not in your class but maybe same year,have been in your shop a few times, there,s not too many PP,S on this thread at the moment but hopefully that will change. I still see your mate Gregory about haha.
Welcome to the forum absorba, your,e a bit long in the tooth for me but hopefully someone your own vintage will come along shortly like Sheriff St. Is Jim Aitken the same big promoter who died a few years back, I knew he went too the school but not that he taught in it.
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Post by: big pete on January 08, 2011, 09:30:59 PM
think i know who you are have you nothing better to do only kidding this is me on here at nine on a Saturday night sad is int it was in McBride's house recently he was violent to i seen him hitting some one with a length of dowel rod big Sid is about up the cave hill rd he was ok
strange to talk about these people like yesterday it was 35 years ago marriage's,deaths .births i have a son of 27.
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Post by: big pete on January 08, 2011, 09:33:00 PM
should have read mcbrierty
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Post by: Sheriff St on January 09, 2011, 01:29:31 AM
Yes Jim Aitken from Hardinge ST was the big producer who died
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Post by: apalachie on January 09, 2011, 04:49:22 AM
Well Pete here,s me a widower 2 and a half years and I,m only 51, my eldest is 31 haha. Thanks for that info Sheriff St I didn,t know he actually taught in the school, learn something new every day haha :D .
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Post by: big pete on January 09, 2011, 05:39:26 PM
sorry to here about the widower thing i am sure it dificult dont give up iam 51 next week and am on wife number two i am not trying to make little of what you had  but try and live on i have found it gets easier and you do start to enjoy life again son of thirty thats just makes me feel older again just think 14 years to pension if were lucky ha ha
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Post by: ger on January 09, 2011, 11:44:11 PM
Hi absorba, was there around the same time as yourself.  Also remember Wee Angus, Ted Maginnes? but Bro. Eustace really stands out. " Dot your I,s and cross your T,s or i,ll blot your eyes and wobble your knees, and he meant it, a good teacher just the same.  Was the Bro. who taught Physics Deany.
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Post by: absorba on January 15, 2011, 01:44:41 PM
Hi Ger, I remember Bro Eustace and also Bro Grace who taught Irish with a vengance. He also designed the school blazer badge which was a very republican looking symbol. I also remember a teacher called Auchenbach who taught maths. his wife had been a teacher in St Brides PS, my old school.  I remember meeting Wee Angus in the College of Business Studies wherw he taught evening classes.
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Post by: gerard mc keown on January 19, 2011, 01:51:59 PM
Hi everyone just loged on for the first time, I was there between 65-69. Had great time with great pals oh happy days
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Post by: Dickie on January 20, 2011, 02:07:02 PM
Hello Gerard
Would Hugh Woods been in your class he was there at those years. Joe McKenna would also have been about then
 
 
Hi everyone just loged on for the first time, I was there between 65-69. Had great time with great pals oh happy days
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Post by: apalachie on January 27, 2011, 08:53:08 PM
Hi Stickyra, I,m the bearer of bad news again, an old classmate of yours "Big Micky Hannon" passed away on Christmas Day (RIP), apparently he had been at a wedding the day before. His wife found him dead in bed apparently of a heart attack, 50.
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Post by: Big D on March 01, 2011, 05:33:01 PM
Hi Everyone,

I am new to this but reading brought back memories. I was a pupil late 60's early 70's and teachers i remember were Daddy Eagan ( Science) Basil Black 9 (Science) Sidney Catney (French) Brother Heinz (Maths) Angus Coyle (Geog) Mr Mc Kenna (English) Jimmy Bacon Ears Quinlan (Head Teacher, Jinxy Jennings (Sports and Irish) and what a school it was. Especially the nissan huts for the First Years having to avoid the Head Brother and the raids in the toilets beside Woodwork for the greaded smokers. I can remenber students Gussy Eastwood, Peter Lagan, Paul Gilroy etc.
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Post by: gerard mc keown on March 01, 2011, 06:09:32 PM
Hi BIG D Just read your form about the school Oh happy days. I was there the sa.me tim as you, aswell as all the teachers, and loved every minute of it hope to here some more stories soon
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Post by: Dickie on March 02, 2011, 07:50:22 PM
Blast from the pass I remember Gus Eastwood a year or 2 above me I think. All the teachers mentioned were there when I was see a great photo I have posted earlier on this post. Mr McKenna is a teachers name that has not been mentioned as much as others.
 
 
Hi Everyone,

I am new to this but reading brought back memories. I was a pupil late 60's early 70's and teachers i remember were Daddy Eagan ( Science) Basil Black 9 (Science) Sidney Catney (French) Brother Heinz (Maths) Angus Coyle (Geog) Mr Mc Kenna (English) Jimmy Bacon Ears Quinlan (Head Teacher, Jinxy Jennings (Sports and Irish) and what a school it was. Especially the nissan huts for the First Years having to avoid the Head Brother and the raids in the toilets beside Woodwork for the greaded smokers. I can remenber students Gussy Eastwood, Peter Lagan, Paul Gilroy etc.
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Post by: apalachie on March 12, 2011, 06:36:02 PM

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Pic of the old Alma Mater
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Post by: apalachie on March 12, 2011, 06:38:28 PM


(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3332/photo165f926a1a2851fa54.jpg) (http://)

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7303/photo1070b10a0e139244ae.jpg) (http://)
Couple of pic,s of the old woodwork rooms
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Post by: skinnymclink on April 22, 2011, 11:51:59 PM
I left about 66; the teachers were mostly cool but the brothers were sadists.
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Post by: apalachie on April 22, 2011, 11:55:06 PM
Welcome to the forum "Skinnymclink" I was only 7 in 66.
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Post by: gerard mc keown on April 23, 2011, 11:23:29 AM
Cant remember them must have been in another class , but you never know it was a long time ago Ill remember Ill know someone soon
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Post by: Margana on May 07, 2011, 10:28:02 PM
I haven't been here for a while and when I saw this thread a lot of memories flooded back.
I was there between 1965 and 1970 and remember McBrierty and Mc Guinness (wee Ted) who taught woodwork and Tech drawing. They were tough and if you forgot to put your pencil back in the box in Tech Drawing you were sent for and slapped.
Sid (Catney) taught French and was fair, lived on the Cavehill Road.
Black (Basil) taught Physics and was tough - no messing with him.
Savage came in after D'arcy and taught woodwork, Tech Drawing and Maths - I really liked and respected him.
Coyle (wee Angus) taught Geography and was OK
Breen taught English and was viscious. He would leave the class, tell no one to speak and would come back some minutes later after standing outside the door, If he had heard a noise, he would slap the whole class - I think he enjoyed it.
Jennings taught Irish and sports and could be wicked.
Brother Coleman (Herbie) was the head - not bad but he would call boys into his office at times and question them about, lets say, sexual activity. If you owned up to it, you would be called to his office frequently!
O'Brien taught Chemistry and was nice but had the mickey taken, poor guy.
I am in regular contact with one of my class mates, Pat Woods who lives in England and he sent me the class photograph taken in Room D (Tech Drawing) about 1965/66.
I can remember most of the names but a couple elude me.
My best friends there were Pat Moss (deceased). Pat Sturgeon and Pat Woods (I seemed to like Patricks!)
Anyone in that class at that time?
 
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Post by: gerard mc keown on May 08, 2011, 11:14:48 AM
Read your last post, I was so sadden to here that PAT MOSS had past away (AKA BIG FRED) asi used to sit beside him in class. Had a lot of good fun at school. i would like to here from other lads from school.
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Post by: Margana on May 08, 2011, 05:02:14 PM
Read your last post, I was so sadden to here that PAT MOSS had past away (AKA BIG FRED) asi used to sit beside him in class. Had a lot of good fun at school. i would like to here from other lads from school.

I think that you're confusing him with someone else. Pat was small and thin and had a brother Seamus who was a few years older. He lived on the Serpentine Road off the Antrim Road (No.1, if I remember correctly).
He was very interested in drumming and I heard a few years ago that he was killed in a car accident.
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Post by: busyguy on October 19, 2011, 10:17:13 PM
Hi Does anyone remember tanto and fergy....I would love to get in touch with either of them.
 
they were so much craic at school and running about glengormley.
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Post by: busyguy on October 19, 2011, 10:22:58 PM
I remember a few teachers.... kevin gough maths teacher we had a [censored] named mc carten bryce he was PE mc glister he was a big skinny guy and the geography teacher cant get his name small and dark haired was right at the top of the school his classroom ma green music teacher was acroos the hall way from him.
Brother murphy was the head. anyone remember brother curran he was a idiot.
brings back memories
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Post by: Hi hi silver on February 05, 2012, 06:54:00 PM
Hi Does anyone remember tanto and fergy....I would love to get in touch with either of them.
 
they were so much craic at school and running about glengormley.
I was with fergy just 3 weeks ago he's a hotel in Scotland his dad passed away soon after Xmas I've been in and around glen through work or whatever married local girl three kids 2 grand kids still see loads of old faces fergy hasn't changed much except his hairs white never married who are you ?
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Post by: Hi hi silver on February 05, 2012, 07:10:13 PM
I remember a few teachers.... kevin gough maths teacher we had a [censored] named mc carten bryce he was PE mc glister he was a big skinny guy and the geography teacher cant get his name small and dark haired was right at the top of the school his classroom ma green music teacher was acroos the hall way from him.
Brother murphy was the head. anyone remember brother curran he was a idiot.
brings back memories
Wee hughie and had a lethal strap called black Bertha
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Post by: Maisie on June 14, 2013, 05:34:22 AM
My name is Noel McLaughlin and I attended Hardinge St. CBS from 1958 - 61/62.  The Head Master then was Brother O'Connell, other brothers were, Eustace, Grace, Quinlan, and Sullivan.  Teachers were Leslie Lismore, Angus Coyle, Ted McGuinness, Fred Achenbach, Jim (Rock) Aiken, Mr. Rice and Jimmy McConville.  I remember Jim Aiken used to send a couple of us to a bank in North Queen Street every Wednesday morning to deposit his takings from his gigs in St. Mary's Hall or the Orpheus the previous night.  We had a great Gaelic football team then, in fact we were the first N.I. CBS school to win the Cor-na-nog cup in Ballnascreen in 1961.  Some of our players at the time were Tom Taggart, Albert Sloan, Dan O'Hara, Tom Grieve, Danny Larkin, and  Fred Scappatici to name a few.  I have been living in Sydney Australia for the last 41 years, but I quite often catch up with Tom Grieve and Jimmy Monaghan at our local Gaels Club.

Hardinge Street was not known for its great amenities - no canteen, no library, no exercise or gym facilities, but it was a great school to be educated in.  I can only look back with pleasant memories.  Does anyone else share any of  these memories ??
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Post by: Bread Basket on June 14, 2013, 07:46:43 AM
Anyone remember 2 brothers...Pat & Liam McNulty.?..early to mid 60's.....lived in Holywood
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Post by: Skullcap on October 05, 2013, 12:42:23 AM
Just found this place ! Was at Hardinge Street CBS 1964 -1969. Principal was Br. J.J. Colbert. The North West Blast was Br. Jennings with the open windows in Winter, demanding we get up on our hind legs ,us being horses waistcoats who needed to know no on died from fresh air , as he cleared his throat. The nightmare was Br. Hines during an incredible piece of gymnastics with is partial teeth and the whack of his freakin' strap. Unmatched until the cry of Dan Breen's , "alms for the luv of Allah!"
oh and me mammy made me wear a skullcap !
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Post by: Skullcap on October 05, 2013, 05:01:17 PM
 :o Just noticed  - Arthur J. Breen was his name -actually did make me appreciate the Literature side of English - wasn't there also a Chemistry teacher - O'Brien ?
Who was the young Bro. who taught French for a year or two ?
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Post by: Margana on October 05, 2013, 08:33:59 PM
Breen taught Literature but he had a wicked streak. He would leave the room and say that there was not to be a sound while he was out. After a few minutes, he would return and say that he had heard noises and slap the whole class! I think he enjoyed it. I always remember my first year in 1965 (A2) when we had him on a Monday afternoon for three periods. How I hated him and Literature but I have always loved reading, just not Shakespeare and poetry.
O'Brien and Regan taught Chemistry and Physics to the junior years while Black (Basil) taught the senior boys. Jennings also used to say "Bob's your uncle and Paddy's your aunt"
I was there from 1965 to 1970 and can remember Angus Coyle (Geography), Savage (Maths), McGuinness and McBrearty who taught Woodwork and Tech Drawing, Black, Regan, O'Brien for Science subjects, Catney and Walsh,  French, D'arcy Maths, Jennings Irish, Breen English, Quinlan Irish and Maths and Colbert, the head who didn't teach.
The young brother who taught French may have been Bro. Eustace but he was gone when I started.
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Post by: Skullcap on October 06, 2013, 12:06:06 AM
I have to say I will not forget the beatings I took from Breen - yes indeed you are so right - in one 7 minute period up in Classroom A, I managed to get first 12 and then 5 more "slaps" from himself. The oddity is I made a decision to avoid it and hence the reading !  I had a hard time with  Pat Catney ( Big Sid ) - but learned enough French to move onwards.
Angus always amazed me with his hairy hands -
I did also forget Regan - wow -  Basil Black was tough but could be hilarious in terms of his science pranks -
Bro Eustace was around for a while I believe in the early part of the 64 / 65 year and then move over  ( again ? ) to Barrack Street. Bro Coleman just another story -
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Post by: whutom88 on February 09, 2014, 12:28:22 PM
hi does anyone remember gabriel reid (gail) between 63 and 67 at hardinge street school
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Post by: Margana on February 09, 2014, 01:26:31 PM
hi does anyone remember gabriel reid (gail) between 63 and 67 at hardinge street school

My brother was two years older than me and would have been at Hardinge Street between 63 and 67. The name sounds vaguely familiar so I will ask if he remembers Gabriel.
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Post by: Margana on February 09, 2014, 02:03:49 PM
My brother was two years older than me and would have been at Hardinge Street between 63 and 67. The name sounds vaguely familiar so I will ask if he remembers Gabriel.

My brother remembers him. He says that he was blonde haired and came from Glengormley. He went about with John Donaghy and Michael Duffy.
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Post by: whutom88 on February 09, 2014, 03:34:39 PM
What was your brothers name? This is for my dad who remembers the forementioned  names, unfortunately he has not got a computer at the moment so I am the middle man, one of them even came over to England in 72 I believe to visit him before I was born
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Post by: jimmymack on February 10, 2014, 01:28:17 AM
Maisie

If you see Tom Grieve soon please give him my regards ( Jim McWilliams) we hung around for a while when he was a barman in McGlade's pub also ask him to pass on my regards to Sean Green and Victor Mc Neill ho also hung around with us.

Jimmymack
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Post by: hawkeye on October 22, 2015, 10:34:09 PM
Hi went to hardinge St 1969-1972 any one remember Big Martin tank mc kenzie
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Post by: jmfharrison on April 26, 2016, 09:51:11 AM
I went to Hardinge Street 1965 and 1970.
I remember being slapped many time by Brian Black aka Wee Basil.
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Post by: Margana on April 26, 2016, 11:38:32 AM
I went to Hardinge Street 1965 and 1970.
I remember being slapped many time by Brian Black aka Wee Basil.

You must have been there the same time as me. Were you in A1 or A2?
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Post by: jmfharrison on April 26, 2016, 01:05:31 PM
Sorry Soo long ago I can't remember
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Post by: Margana on April 26, 2016, 08:04:07 PM
Sorry Soo long ago I can't remember

A1 had all those whose surname began with A to Mc
A2 were those from Mc to Z.

Guessing that your surname is Harrison you must have been A1. I only remember two people from that class - Paul Anderson, who like myself was from the Short Strand and ?? Campbell from the New Lodge who was killed in the 70's.
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Post by: halfbap on November 02, 2016, 10:02:06 AM
I was at the school from '57 thru '61. head was o'connel. wee angus, big aiken, mcconville,wee davy rice As for some of the guys in my class; jim Taylor killed on a motorbike in 1965, pat Wilson from hollywood,died in south africa a few years ago. sean mcguiness ( nephew of wee ted the woodwork teacher )sean died in ohio some years ago. jim devlin from the short strand, died about a year after he left hoarding street.anyone else of that era still alive.
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Post by: The Murph on November 04, 2016, 08:43:27 AM
A1 had all those whose surname began with A to Mc
A2 were those from Mc to Z.

Guessing that your surname is Harrison you must have been A1. I only remember two people from that class - Paul Anderson, who like myself was from the Short Strand and ?? Campbell from the New Lodge who was killed in the 70's.
Was there from about 62-66. I dont remember the classes being a1 a2. I remember the teachers names that have been mentioned. Had forgotten about wee basil!
Gerard Tierney was my mate right throughout the time I was there.
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Post by: Margana on November 04, 2016, 11:21:54 AM
Was there from about 62-66. I dont remember the classes being a1 a2. I remember the teachers names that have been mentioned. Had forgotten about wee basil!
Gerard Tierney was my mate right throughout the time I was there.

I knew guys a bit older than me who might have attended around your time. Pat Quinn, Raymond Bateson, Gerard Price?
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Post by: Michael Hughes on July 17, 2018, 04:47:21 PM

I went to Hardinge St from 58 to 62 when Big Jim Aiken, known as Rock, taught science.  He used to run concerts at the weekend in St Mary's hall and had us kids selling crisps and lemonade there. Brother O'Connell was The Boss then. I also remember Bros Eustace, Grace and another Bro who taught Physics.

I was at Hardinge Street 60 years ago from 1958 to 1961. I remember the names of all the lads in my class and the names of the teachers. The one whom I had the greatest respect for was the Maths teacher Jimmy McConville. He was a kind man who had a gift for teaching and treated the pupils with compassion. I believe he went on to become the Principal at the Belfast Business School.

If anyone is interested in the names of the lads at the school from 1958-1961 no doubt you will be in touch. Sad to say quite a number of the lads are no longer with us.

One lad I knocked about with was Brian Clifford (deceased) and he was a bit of a character. He painted the letters PTQ in black paint on the dome of the Belfast City Hall. The letters are still visible (2018)

 

Michael Hughes

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Post by: Michael Hughes on July 17, 2018, 05:26:40 PM
Hi Absorba

I note you say you attended St Brides Primary School before going to Hardinge Street. I followed the same path from St Brides in Derryvolgie Avenue to Hardinge Street but I do not recall you at either school. However, I do recall all the names of the teachers that you mention.

I lived on the University Road and travelled to Hardinge Street on my bike.

Michael Hughes

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Post by: Michael Hughes on July 19, 2018, 04:46:12 PM
Hi Ger, I remember Bro Eustace and also Bro Grace who taught Irish with a vengance. He also designed the school blazer badge which was a very republican looking symbol. I also remember a teacher called Auchenbach who taught maths. his wife had been a teacher in St Brides PS, my old school.  I remember meeting Wee Angus in the College of Business Studies wherw he taught evening classes.
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Post by: Michael Hughes on July 19, 2018, 04:56:38 PM
Absorba

You have got me scratching my head trying to figure if I know you. I too went to St Brides Primary school in Derryvolgie Avenue and ended up in Hardinge Street in 1958. I left in 1961 and went to work in London.

I recognise the teachers' names you mention in your posts but I cannot remember you. I used to keep the class register and know most of the names of the lads in my class.

I expect you know Brian Clifford .. he died a few years ago.

I lived on the University Road.

If you remember me or my classmates no doubt you will be in touch.

Michael hughes
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Post by: Bread Basket on July 22, 2018, 09:26:52 AM
I was at Hardinge Street 60 years ago from 1958 to 1961. I remember the names of all the lads in my class and the names of the teachers. The one whom I had the greatest respect for was the Maths teacher Jimmy McConville. He was a kind man who had a gift for teaching and treated the pupils with compassion. I believe he went on to become the Principal at the Belfast Business School.

If anyone is interested in the names of the lads at the school from 1958-1961 no doubt you will be in touch. Sad to say quite a number of the lads are no longer with us.

One lad I knocked about with was Brian Clifford (deceased) and he was a bit of a character. He painted the letters PTQ in black paint on the dome of the Belfast City Hall. The letters are still visible (2018)

 

Michael Hughes
Michael,
Two brothers from Hollywood, Pat & Liam McNulty.  ring any bells?
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Michael Hughes on July 22, 2018, 02:35:39 PM
Bread basket

I was the lad appointed to take the attendance register for my class at Hardinge Street from 1958 to 1961.

I have a list of the names of 33 pupils but the name McNulty does not appear on it. Furthermore, I do not recall any lads from Hollywood.

Sorry not to have been able to help.

Keep digging!

Michael Hughes
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Post by: city hall on July 22, 2018, 05:00:29 PM
I knew Pat and Liam McNulty and they did indeed attend Hardinge Street,as did their 2 younger brothers Sean and Eamonn. Pat was  killed during the Troubles.
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Post by: Michael Hughes on July 24, 2018, 10:12:13 AM
'boutye, Frank

As a newbie I do not know how this forum thing works. I wrote a detailed reply to your enquiry and sent it to you but it seems to have disappeared into thin air. 

Did you get it?  If not please email me on [email protected] and I will let you have the information you requested. I will also let you have my list of classmates from 1958 to 1961.

Michael Hughes
Milton Keynes

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Post by: Doyler on September 09, 2018, 05:39:47 PM
Hi guys. Memories - mostly good apart from Montgomery. Seems I'm not the only one lol. I was there 73 to 75. I was in the same class as Donal Quigley (Squigg), Bobby Campbell and Pavlo O'Neill. I'm rubbish with names so that's it.
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Post by: Dickie on November 04, 2018, 04:40:52 PM
Doyler I think I may have been in your class as I was in Pavlo and Bobby Campbell class.
Title: Re: Hardinge Street CBS
Post by: Doyler on November 04, 2018, 04:58:53 PM
Hi Dickie. I don't remember anyone with that moniker so I'm guessing it was different at school. Do you still live in North Belfast? I didn't stray very far in fact I live much closer to the old school now than I did then. Both my kids went to Park Lodge and now my granddaughter does.
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Post by: belfastmapleleaf on November 07, 2018, 11:52:15 AM
From my time:
S Hicks English
M Crossey Art
M Rafferty Maths
P Catney French
H Largey TD
B Monaghan Nut
P McKenna Geography
M Wynne Arts
B Gibson
B Beausang
E Magennis? WW
McMahon PL

Great help to me, even if I did'nt think it at the time!
Classmates too many names Tojo Jamie Dodger ring a bell!

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Post by: fearsaoirse on December 06, 2018, 11:35:46 AM
 I found this forum of late and did it bring me down memory lane as best as ican remember iwas there from about 1967 till about 1971 and consider them the best days of my life some of the guys who were there, Marty Hill Eamon Largey Gussy Eastwood, John Walsh his cousin Mickey Walsh FRanky Campbell Andy Pedlow Arty Dalzell  one of the Livingstones from the lower falls Jimmy Brown (RIP) Kev Canavan, Robby Kerr Big McGarry from Ardoyne his mate Dessie Montgomery, there were loads more but old age forbids me from remembering them maybe they will come to me later some of the teachers I recall were Br colbert Bro Jennings Bro Hynes Bro Quinlan Bro Ennis  Mr Savage wee Ted my nemisis McBrearty wee Basil big Sid Mr Coyle thats all i can recall, if any of my oul classmates read this i would love to hear from them wat a school i think it was the only place in life that  learned anything I am originally from Carrickhill,