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Title: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 01, 2006, 11:53:15 AM
while the chapel is still there st anthonys primary school in willowfield drive is gone. the parish ran from the alberbridge rd right up till clonduff estate taking in the beerbridge rd, castlereagh rd and ravenhill rd.
the parish numbers ran something like 1200 in the late 60s. the troubles put abig dent in those numbers and resulted in the boys and girls schools closing and avery small number attending mass.
thankfully numbers have raising in the last 10 years or so going to the chapel.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Christopher on July 01, 2006, 02:01:12 PM
Here's the history of St Anthony's Schools, olelad. http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page4.html
The site also includes a history of the Church and details of the Parish.
There's a picture of the Church on the site's homepage.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 02, 2006, 07:33:05 AM
cheers m8 ill have a look at that later.
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Post by: naumai on July 03, 2006, 09:29:30 AM
G/day,do any remember the Meli family went to st Anthonys in the 50s
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Post by: EllCee on July 03, 2006, 10:15:22 AM
G/day,do any remember the Meli family went to st Anthonys in the 50s

I knew a Meli from the Springfield Road in the early 1960s.  I bought his Triumph Trophy motor bike in 1962.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on July 03, 2006, 10:46:08 AM
could be another branch of the family.they had the chipper on Rosebery rd and the father had a secondhand shop in Greshem st.two of the boys were well known boxers in the 50s and 60s Tom the oldest and Bernie,who went to the commonwealth games.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: EllCee on July 03, 2006, 11:02:54 AM
The chap I knew was called Massi, Maserati (?).  I don't know if he boxed.

His family had a chippy or icecream parlour on the Springfield Rd.  I forget just which but I think it was a chippy.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Christopher on July 03, 2006, 02:37:54 PM
The chap I knew was called Massi, Maserati (?).  I don't know if he boxed.

His family had a chippy or icecream parlour on the Springfield Rd.  I forget just which but I think it was a chippy.

Les, Colette may be able to help if this guy was in business in 1969. Some chippies sell ice cream :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on July 03, 2006, 03:46:57 PM
Did some one call?   ;D

1969

Meli Mrs Antonia Supper Saloon 122-124 Springfield Road

No Massi

Colette
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 09, 2006, 11:44:01 PM
colette do you remember st anthonys at all ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on July 10, 2006, 12:28:22 PM
I have a vague memory of being brought to a chapel on a Sunday and if that was the only Catholic one near Richardson Street that would have been it. my mum wearing a head scarf she said women had to keep their heads covered in mass when i asked one sunday.  But as i say Olelad i was only 4 or 5 when we were put out of the area.
I'll give mum a wee ring and ask her.

 :) colette
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 18, 2006, 10:50:12 PM
the chapel was badly damaged in late 72 and again in 73. for a long time i thought the chapel had closed.
it was over 30 years b4 i went back there again. the memories came flooding back.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 02, 2006, 09:09:39 PM
heres the old st anthonys song

harry hart let a fart vinty went to catch it. gallagher stood behind the door and chopped it with a hatchet !!

stood the test of time that has.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 03, 2006, 11:01:20 PM
no other primary school rants from your schools ??
does st anthonys lead the way in school boy humour !!! :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: butch on March 13, 2009, 07:21:23 PM
i went to st anthonys girl school up to 1967 and remerber it well
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 14, 2009, 05:05:03 PM
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o403/condemnedred/GetAttachment2-4.jpg)

heres a photo of the old school shortly b4 it was knocked down.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 14, 2009, 05:07:59 PM
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o403/condemnedred/GetAttachment1-6.jpg)

the convent walls where you can see the new girls school as it was back then. the convent itself had been knocked down afew months b4 this photo was taken.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Strath_Roy on March 14, 2009, 06:09:26 PM
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o403/condemnedred/GetAttachment1-6.jpg)

the convent walls where you can see the new girls school as it was back then. the convent itself had been knocked down afew months b4 this photo was taken.
Great pics Oledad, i lived in the Drive (opposite the convent) in the 40's & 50's. Although not catholic I used to go to the Parish hall for Christmas Bazaars. I remember a chap Called Jimmy Burns,(he was a barber) used to run a lot of the activities
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 14, 2009, 06:23:59 PM
Great pics Oledad, i lived in the Drive (opposite the convent) in the 40's & 50's. Although not catholic I used to go to the Parish hall for Christmas Bazaars. I remember a chap Called Jimmy Burns,(he was a barber) used to run a lot of the activities

i used to go to get my hair cut in jimmy burns. his shop was on the main woodstock rd. the bazaars in the parish hall on the chapel grounds was alway top notch. i loved going to them. alway agreat buzz of entertainment. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 14, 2009, 06:57:18 PM
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o403/condemnedred/GetAttachment5.jpg)

st anthonys chapel
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: irish dance on March 14, 2009, 11:49:50 PM
Did you know the Curran family form Willowfield Drive.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Veronica on March 15, 2009, 12:15:05 AM
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o403/condemnedred/GetAttachment5.jpg)

st anthonys chapel
It's lovely.  :smitten:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Strath_Roy on March 15, 2009, 02:04:06 AM
Did you know the Curran family form Willowfield Drive.
Used to spend as much time with the Curran's as I did with my own family. As a matter of  I just got in touch with Seamus last month after 50 years
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: irish dance on March 15, 2009, 06:07:44 PM
Used to spend as much time with the Curran's as I did with my own family. As a matter of  I just got in touch with Seamus last month after 50 years
I knew them well - went to McAleer school of dancing with Geraldine r.i.p and Denis but lost touch with them over the years.
If you are ever talking to Seamus give him my regards (Geraldine's old friend from McAleers)  Actually Alice McAleer had a class in
St. Anthony's hall do you remember that.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Strath_Roy on March 15, 2009, 07:02:44 PM
I knew them well - went to McAleer school of dancing with Geraldine r.i.p and Denis but lost touch with them over the years.
If you are ever talking to Seamus give him my regards (Geraldine's old friend from McAleers)  Actually Alice McAleer had a class in
St. Anthony's hall do you remember that.

Had an email from Denis last week. Will send your regards to both
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 15, 2009, 07:10:05 PM
Did you know the Curran family form Willowfield Drive.

heard of them but thats about it
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: irish dance on March 15, 2009, 09:14:20 PM
Had an email from Denis last week. Will send your regards to both
Isn't life full of coincidences - Denis's wife is from Co. Limerick where I now live so he will know who I am.  Hope the rest of the family are well.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: stickyra on March 16, 2009, 11:46:19 AM
Was that the Currans who had a shop on the Mountpottinger Road?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Strath_Roy on March 16, 2009, 02:13:00 PM
Was that the Currans who had a shop on the Mountpottinger Road?
I left Belfast in '58 they didn't at that time. I think it is probably another family
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: stickyra on March 16, 2009, 02:41:16 PM
Maybe so. It would have been the early sixties.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: irish dance on March 16, 2009, 07:50:16 PM
Was that the Currans who had a shop on the Mountpottinger Road?
The Curran family that I knew never had a shop.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: stickyra on March 16, 2009, 11:57:31 PM
There was definately a shop called Currans on the Mountpottinger, other side from the barracks near the corner of Thompson Street.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Mrs Mageean on March 17, 2009, 02:15:00 PM
There was definately a shop called Currans on the Mountpottinger, other side from the barracks near the corner of Thompson Street.
Kevin Curran's shop where I bought sweets and comics when I was a wee girl.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 27, 2009, 10:15:11 PM
vinty the head master at st Anthony's was from the mountpottinger rd.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 01, 2009, 08:28:46 PM
anyone remember carries sweet shop on the main woodstock rd between redcar st and ardgowen st ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 13, 2009, 07:54:40 PM
seen somewhere else somebody talking about catching spricks.  we used to catch them down at bells bridge up near ravenhill rugby ground. whats that wee river/stream called   ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 13, 2009, 08:18:20 PM
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy gray
aidan corrigan
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 15, 2009, 09:35:28 PM
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o403/condemnedred/GetAttachment3-2.jpg)

view of were the toilets was out back in the play ground. there was alway a roof over there beside the toilets but wasnt covered like that in our day. open plan back then.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 24, 2009, 12:08:30 AM
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy gray
aidan corrigan
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.

by the way the lad francie rehill from clonduff estate is the one guy no one had any clue to whatever became of him. maybe the name might ring a bell for someone ?

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on April 25, 2009, 08:56:29 PM
I know Seamus Curran well through playing bowls but first met him when I was about 13 (52 years ago) along with Brian McKeown, Terry McGloin, Kay McGloin and many others and we had great times as teenagers. Although I came from the other side of the fence we did not worry nor care and neither did our parents. Seamus and his wife Kay are just the best!!! The boys used to play cards in a shop hallway at the top of Willowfield Drive on a Sunday and wait for us girls coming from Church down the road. Like I said "Great times"
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on April 27, 2009, 08:12:42 AM
Hi grannyspice,did brian mckeown come to NZ early 60's
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Post by: grannyspice on April 27, 2009, 10:11:35 PM
Yes Naumai I believe he  did indeed. Did you know him? He had a brother called Jackie who sadly passed away at an early age.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on April 28, 2009, 08:55:45 AM
Yes Naumai I believe he  did indeed. Did you know him? He had a brother called Jackie who sadly passed away at an early age.
I  was talking to Gery Meli on the phone about a year ago and he told me brian was still here. I think they both worked on the cook strait ferries for many years.    they live in wellington.
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Post by: grannyspice on April 29, 2009, 03:59:18 PM
I often wondered where Brian had gone. Thanks for the info. I knew Albert Meli from around Imperial Street (chippie) Is he a brother of Gerry's? Brian was a real handsome lad and had a great personality. He loved to mimic Elvis and he had the Elvis quiff and the suede shoes with the crepe soles. Can still see his lovely white teeth!!!!
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Post by: Strath_Roy on April 29, 2009, 04:18:25 PM
I often wondered where Brian had gone. Thanks for the info. I knew Albert Meli from around Imperial Street (chippie) Is he a brother of Gerry's? Brian was a real handsome lad and had a great personality. He loved to mimic Elvis and he had the Elvis quiff and the suede shoes with the crepe soles. Can still see his lovely white teeth!!!!
I think there were 3 Meli's (Mary's Chippie) Tommy, Albert and Bernie
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on April 29, 2009, 11:49:53 PM
I often wondered where Brian had gone. Thanks for the info. I knew Albert Meli from around Imperial Street (chippie) Is he a brother of Gerry's? Brian was a real handsome lad and had a great personality. He loved to mimic Elvis and he had the Elvis quiff and the suede shoes with the crepe soles. Can still see his lovely white teeth!!!!
thats brian alright,we [brian gerry and I ]flatted to gather for a little while when Ifirst came to NZ ,for strath-roy there were 4 meli's tommy albert bernie and gerry.  I've been told that bernie has moved back to NI  since retireing,he has been in south africa, scince early 70's
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Strath_Roy on April 30, 2009, 12:23:50 AM
thats brian alright,we [brian gerry and I ]flatted to gather for a little while when Ifirst came to NZ ,for strath-roy there were 4 meli's tommy albert bernie and gerry.  I've been told that bernie has moved back to NI  since retireing,he has been in south africa, scince early 70's
Forgot about Gerry
 :-[ :-[
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 04, 2009, 06:31:22 PM
how many barber shops was on the woodstock rd. i can only remember jimmy burns and thompsons.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on May 04, 2009, 06:43:28 PM
Victors opposite Radnor street
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Post by: olelad on May 04, 2009, 07:24:06 PM
Victors opposite Radnor street

what year /s are we talking about. cant remember it at all
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Post by: grannyspice on May 04, 2009, 11:07:24 PM
Phew - 1940s and 50s and probably until around 1963. His barber shop was next door to a tailor's!!!! Yes  a tailor believe it or not. His name escapes me at the minute but I will try to remember.

P.S. I can remember the boys next door to us telling us about the OTHER things he sold as well as haircuts!!!!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 04, 2009, 11:15:20 PM
Phew - 1940s and 50s and probably until around 1963. His barber shop was next door to a tailor's!!!! Yes  a tailor believe it or not. His name escapes me at the minute but I will try to remember.

P.S. I can remember the boys next door to us telling us about the OTHER things he sold as well as haircuts!!!!!

wee bit b4 my time  :D cousin of mine lived in radnor st between 1967 and 69.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on May 05, 2009, 08:28:14 AM
barber beside the winkie,I was about 12 before Ifound out that his name was not really sweeny todd ,as my da always called him.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 05, 2009, 03:19:08 PM
i alway went to jimmy burns barbers. he was there until 72. dont know if he ever re opened anywhere else.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 15, 2009, 08:44:24 PM
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o403/condemnedred/GetAttachment1-7-1.jpg)

you can in the picture the dividing wall between the girls side of the yard and ours. we was to the right in the picture. if a ball went over the wall there was never any takers to climb over, that's for sure. the odd time a ball did go over the girls would throw it back unless the nuns was near by. in that case it was finders keepers.

by the way the guy in the photo didnt want his boat race shown. hence it been blacked out. shy kind of geezer  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: McNamee on July 15, 2009, 08:47:27 PM
Could be doing the double.  Just a thought  
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 15, 2009, 09:03:16 PM
Could be doing the double.  Just a thought  

that photo was taken about 5 years ago, so id imagine that would hardly be an issue linked  to that photo. :D

by the way id alway remembered that wall as been so high, but doesnt it look so  small  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on August 14, 2009, 09:24:00 AM
while i can remember having my photo taken at school . i dont ever think a class photo was ever taken. areal shame if ever there was one.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on August 18, 2009, 02:24:18 PM
anyone remember the school trip to portrush ? must have been 67/68 ? totaly crazy but a blinding day out.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 18, 2009, 07:14:08 PM
anyone remember a guy called francie rehill from clonduff ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 15, 2009, 06:20:04 PM
time to relight this thread to run Parallel with the other woodstock and east belfast threads. we wouldnt like to feel left out  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 17, 2009, 12:50:41 AM
can anyone remember was there ever at any time in st anthonys ps history a uniform or school badge ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on November 18, 2009, 12:00:02 PM
for the girls all i remember was pink shirt and grey pinafore that ye had to buy of the nuns  >:( i tell ye they were baduns
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 18, 2009, 12:08:49 PM
for the girls all i remember was pink shirt and grey pinafore that ye had to buy of the nuns  >:( i tell ye they were baduns

i went to st anthonys right from p1 to when i left in 69 to go to st augustines and for the life of me i cant remember ever wearing any bit of uniform.
my cousins all went to st anthonys as well. one to the girls school. maybe she might remember something.
cheers for that teap.  only a wall seperating us and i cant remember what yous wore  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 22, 2009, 09:05:22 AM
for the girls all i remember was pink shirt and grey pinafore that ye had to buy of the nuns  >:( i tell ye they were baduns

the school football kit was claret n blue (west ham) which i can only remember one game definitely played against Harding memorial in which we got stuffed. there might have been a second game played but that's a big maybe.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on November 22, 2009, 11:40:53 AM
My brother was born in june 1957, and he also went to saint Agustines he probaby only got first year out of it tho. must ask him if he has any memories of it.

I was always wondering why i left Lagan Village primary school to go to Saint Anthonys and now i know thanks to you Olelad i know  ;) it was because Lagan Village closed.

Colette
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Post by: cody on November 22, 2009, 12:16:41 PM
Hi WOULD ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER THE DUFFY FAMILY FROM CARLNGFORD ST.?WE ALL WENT TO ST ANTHONYS PRIMARY AND LATER I WENT TO STMALACHYS COLLEGE, MY BROTHER DANNY WENT TO ST AUGUSTINES WHILE MY SISTERS ANNE,TINA AND PATSY WENT TO ST MONICAS. IN REVIEWING THE SITE I RECOGNISE MANY OLD NAMES AND IM SURE THEY ARE STILL OUT THERE . WE ALL GREW UP IN THE DISTRICT UNTILTHE TROUBLES .THEN WE "EVACUATED" TO VICTORIA  FLATS NARS THE NEW LODGE. WE ALL HAD A GREAT CHILDHOOD IN THE WOODSTOCK AND CREGAGH AND HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR OLD CHUMS AND SCHOOLLFRIENDS FROM BOTH RELIGOIS BACKGROUNDS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. GARY WILSON ,CLIVE HARVEY , GEORDIE KERR,EUGENE QUIGLEY,FRANKIE HAWKINS.  MARTIN MCNALLY,MY SISTERS FRIENDS 'WERE ANGELA TAGGART,DONNA FERGUSON, IRENE MACHUGH,MARLENE STEAD.iKNEW TONS OF OTHERS AND LEFT THE DISTRICT IN 71 LIVING IN MY NANNYS HOUSE FOR AS LONG AS I COULD. IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HEAR FROM AMYONE WHO REMEMBERS US AS ALL MY FOLKS WERE IN THE DISTRICT EVEN BEFOE THE CHAPEL WAS BUILT.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 22, 2009, 02:24:33 PM
Hi WOULD ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER THE DUFFY FAMILY FROM CARLNGFORD ST.?WE ALL WENT TO ST ANTHONYS PRIMARY AND LATER I WENT TO STMALACHYS COLLEGE, MY BROTHER DANNY WENT TO ST AUGUSTINES WHILE MY SISTERS ANNE,TINA AND PATSY WENT TO ST MONICAS. IN REVIEWING THE SITE I RECOGNISE MANY OLD NAMES AND IM SURE THEY ARE STILL OUT THERE . WE ALL GREW UP IN THE DISTRICT UNTILTHE TROUBLES .THEN WE "EVACUATED" TO VICTORIA  FLATS NARS THE NEW LODGE. WE ALL HAD A GREAT CHILDHOOD IN THE WOODSTOCK AND CREGAGH AND HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR OLD CHUMS AND SCHOOLLFRIENDS FROM BOTH RELIGOIS BACKGROUNDS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. GARY WILSON ,CLIVE HARVEY , GEORDIE KERR,EUGENE QUIGLEY,FRANKIE HAWKINS.  MARTIN MCNALLY,MY SISTERS FRIENDS 'WERE ANGELA TAGGART,DONNA FERGUSON, IRENE MACHUGH,MARLENE STEAD.iKNEW TONS OF OTHERS AND LEFT THE DISTRICT IN 71 LIVING IN MY NANNYS HOUSE FOR AS LONG AS I COULD. IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HEAR FROM AMYONE WHO REMEMBERS US AS ALL MY FOLKS WERE IN THE DISTRICT EVEN BEFOE THE CHAPEL WAS BUILT.

i remember frankie hawkins and eugene quigley. the quigleys moved to craigavon from belfast. eugene left for south africa early 80s. never knew what happened frankie hawkins.  they were a couple of years older than me.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 22, 2009, 02:45:31 PM
My brother was born in june 1957, and he also went to saint Agustines he probaby only got first year out of it tho. must ask him if he has any memories of it.

I was always wondering why i left Lagan Village primary school to go to Saint Anthonys and now i know thanks to you Olelad i know  ;) it was because Lagan Village closed.

Colette

i might well have known your brother if he went to st anthonys. i was born in 58 so would have been in the year below him. i knew afew guys out of  that class.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on November 22, 2009, 02:49:04 PM

i might well have known your brother if he went to st anthonys. i was born in 58 so would have been in the year below him. i knew afew guys out of  that class.

His name is Jim Mullan
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 22, 2009, 02:55:48 PM
His name is Jim Mullan

cant say i know the name, but if he was there all them years we woyld have known each in one way or another. heres afew names he might remember. these guys were in the year above me. pat frizzle, terance dawson, pat mccullough,  mark taylor, you know there the only names at this min i can remember. there was about 30+ in that class and ours as well. my memorie has went a blank  :D pass them names on and see if he remembers anyone . cheers
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 22, 2009, 03:19:53 PM
there was aguy in that class who lived in euston st. lived in the bit down near were it ran into ardgowen st. cant for the life of me remember his name.  ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on November 22, 2009, 05:28:39 PM
Heres a photo of my brother outside our house 48 Richardson street

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff77/teap_2007/jimrichardsonstreet.jpg)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 22, 2009, 11:56:52 PM
Re info on the Melli family they ran the chip shop at Cromac square. as far as I know Massie lived in flora st beersbridge rd. I think his wife was shot dead through the kitchen window.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 23, 2009, 10:53:15 AM
what year did that happen ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 23, 2009, 10:59:24 AM
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o403/condemnedred/GetAttachment2-4.jpg)

heres a photo of the old school shortly b4 it was knocked down.

you can just see the front doors of the boys entrance into the school. creates of milk used to be stacked up there just to the right as you walked in.  the odd one used to go missing before class started
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 23, 2009, 05:19:00 PM
what year did that happen ?

olelad Have a look at this (Sandra Meli) I got this info from the Cain project.
02 December 1972, (26) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at her home, Flora Street, off Beersbridge Road, Belfast. Her Catholic husband was the intended target.
I didn't think it was so far back
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on November 23, 2009, 07:29:55 PM
Hi REP1,do you know the name of sandra meli's husand.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 23, 2009, 07:36:45 PM
 His name was Massie Meli. I didnt know him I knew his father Freddie.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 23, 2009, 07:41:39 PM
cheers rep1.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on November 23, 2009, 07:45:42 PM
His name was Massie Meli. I didnt know him I knew his father Freddie.
AH,he wasént one of the rosebery rd meli's.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 23, 2009, 07:52:03 PM
There is good chance they are all related, Its an Italian name.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 23, 2009, 08:01:59 PM
were you from the parish rep ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 23, 2009, 11:43:25 PM
olelad. no but had cousins who lived there called Dawson. I also knew mister Crilley from Willowfield drive. I was mates with Dr Mellotte his surgery was facing the Chapel.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 24, 2009, 12:00:49 AM
olelad. looked at you post about Barours?  Jimmy Burns was my uncle.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 24, 2009, 12:18:13 AM
Used to spend as much time with the Curran's as I did with my own family. As a matter of  I just got in touch with Seamus last month after 50 years

Strath_Roy Did Seamus Curran play the fiddle.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 09:24:28 AM
olelad. looked at you post about Barours?  Jimmy Burns was my uncle.

used to alway go to his gaff to get my hair cut. wasnt he from madrid st ?  his shop got blast bombed either late 71 or early 72.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 09:26:44 AM
olelad. no but had cousins who lived there called Dawson. I also knew mister Crilley from Willowfield drive. I was mates with Dr Mellotte his surgery was facing the Chapel.

i remember dessie crilly who was a year older than me. meet him afew years back in fact. terance dawson from the drive was in my class at st anthonys
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: cody on November 24, 2009, 02:59:04 PM
Hi
   Thanks for the info. about Frankie Hawkins and Eugene Quigley- two of my best mates . Glad Quig got out of it and hope he is doing well.  Hawky went to Lenadoon. He lived in Omeath St. Quig and I stayed on the Woodstock /Cregagh  long after all our friends had gone- eventually they caught up with both our families.Here for anyone's interest is the class of 66/67. so far as I remember. Vinty taught us . It was a mixed class so there could have been about 18 months between oldest and youngest. Sorry have to teach. Will post list soon.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 03:00:59 PM
Hi
   Thanks for the info. about Frankie Hawkins and Eugene Quigley- two of my best mates . Glad Quig got out of it and hope he is doing well.  Hawky went to Lenadoon. He lived in Omeath St. Quig and I stayed on the Woodstock /Cregagh  long after all our friends had gone- eventually they caught up with both our families.Here for anyone's interest is the class of 66/67. so far as I remember. Vinty taught us . It was a mixed class so there could have been about 18 months between oldest and youngest. Sorry have to teach. Will post list soon.

be great to see that. maybe you remember danny boyd from dromore st . he must have been in and around that age !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: cody on November 24, 2009, 03:24:58 PM
Here is the class of 66 as I remember it at St Anthony's. and  what I know of them
Sean Duffy (me) schoolteacher
George Workman social worker
Eamonn Hughes P hd Univ. Lecturer
Keiran Lundy   Solicitor
Martin McN ally  Sales Rep.
jOHN mc Mahon (maxi) P hd  college lecturer
Maurice Brown  law -I think
Paul Kerr college lecturer
Paul Mc Glade (magic footballer) business man
FreD toland  British Army
John Martin British Army
John Rooney
Peter Rooney artist
? Diffin
Seamus Martin
Artie Reyhill
Tony Brennan
Manny Collins
John Wallace (deceased)
Eugene Quigley
Frankie Hawkins
Michael Kelly
Colin Ramsey
Jimmy Meighan
Gerard Cullen
   so many more- but memory is fallible. Hope people recognise a few names and it evokes a few memories.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 03:31:18 PM
Here is the class of 66 as I remember it at St Anthony's. and  what I know of them
Sean Duffy (me) schoolteacher
George Workman social worker
Eamonn Hughes P hd Univ. Lecturer
Keiran Lundy   Solicitor
Martin McN ally  Sales Rep.
jOHN mc Mahon (maxi) P hd  college lecturer
Maurice Brown  law -I think
Paul Kerr college lecturer
Paul Mc Glade (magic footballer) business man
FreD toland  British Army
John Martin British Army
John Rooney
Peter Rooney artist
? Diffin
Seamus Martin
Artie Reyhill
Tony Brennan
Manny Collins
John Wallace (deceased)
Eugene Quigley
Frankie Hawkins
Michael Kelly
Colin Ramsey
Jimmy Meighan
Gerard Cullen
   so many more- but memory is fallible. Hope people recognise a few names and it evokes a few memories.


artie rehill was he from clonduff estate ? i ask that cuz when we had a st anthonys reunion afew years back our class of 69 aguy called francie rehill from clonduff drive. he was the only one we all could remember but no one seemed to know whatever became of him ?!
michael kelly from the woodstock rd ? i knocked around with his 2 brothers tom RIP and joe.  not sure about michael but family moved to craigavon and then onto bangor direction.
do you remember the taylors
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 24, 2009, 04:13:49 PM

used to always go to his gaff to get my hair cut. wasn't he from madrid st ?  his shop got blast bombed either late 71 or early 72.

He lived at 7 woodstock st. Where he owned a small corner shop, next door to his sons chip shop. He died around 12 years ago.
I was taken to his barbour shop by my father every few weeks. It was usually a Thursday, the day he got his pay. And if he had enough money left he would always buy me one of the match box cars from a little shop, I think it was on the opposite side from Jimmys place. Do you know the shop in question?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 04:27:57 PM
He lived at 7 woodstock st. Where he owned a small corner shop, next door to his sons chip shop. He died around 12 years ago.
I was taken to his barbour shop by my father every few weeks. It was usually a Thursday, the day he got his pay. And if he had enough money left he would always buy me one of the match box cars from a little shop, I think it was on the opposite side from Jimmys place. Do you know the shop in question?

there was afew shops around that time selling sweets toys etc. there was one on the same side as jimmys. in fact there was one either side. i also think your right about on the other side between  portatallo st and hatton dr. but its that long ago i might be wrong.
just talking about woodstock st. there was alad in our class at st anthonys. he was one of the ones who came over from lagan village when it closed called kenneth eckles who had a shop there in woodtsock st ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 24, 2009, 04:48:37 PM
Kenneth Eckles. His father Eddie owned the shop that Jimmy took over. they moved to Downpatrick and opened a spar shop there, around the mid seventies.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 05:42:23 PM
Kenneth Eckles. His father Eddie owned the shop that Jimmy took over. they moved to Downpatrick and opened a spar shop there, around the mid seventies.

downpatrick was a popular spot for people from the short strand and st anthonys parish in general. lots moving there.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: cody on November 24, 2009, 06:27:41 PM
Hi
     Yes Artie was from Clonduff as were the meighans,tolands and Marty.Mc Nally I did not know Francie -maybe the younger brother ? but I knew Cornelius who was the oldest and Artie  Reyhill. I lived in Carlingford Street as did my grandparents the Duffys. My father went to the school and so did my four uncles,desi, brian , paul and  Andy. Vinty Mulhall taught my father . as a young teacher. I hate to speak ill of the dead but I cant say that Vinty was a nice guy. He had his favourites in the class and this preference was based on money or perceptions of family background. My father told me a particularly unsavory story about him but I will not repeat it here. He once informed me that I was wasting my time doing the 11+but as I was  one of only four lucky enough to pass it, I felt a little vindicated, though he never once acknowedged it in any way. I KNOW HE ACCIDENTLY KILLED IN A CAR CAR AND i THINK IT AFFECTED HIM badly -no blame it was a genuine accident. HE GONE NOW NONE OF US ARE PERFECT. My favorite teacher was Mr. Hart- a true gentleman with a fiery temper ,he had a weak heart but was kind to all the kids . o thers I remember from my class were Gary Donnelly,Stephen his brother who tragically died at the early age of 10 of asthma,Tony Devine,PaUl O NEIL now a housing manager in  Ballynafeigh. Michael kelly hung about with me and Quig. A great natural artist he once drew the front of the school magnificently but the greatest natural artistic talent was Peter ROONEY. His drawings were incredible for one so young. When I think about it there were  a lot of bright kids in the class. Many did very well but with modern teaching and encouragement what could the rest have achieved?ive spent most of my married life on the ormo but I did take my boys to the  chapel -indeed both were altar boys. I was never good enough for that honour!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 06:57:15 PM
Hi
     Yes Artie was from Clonduff as were the meighans,tolands and Marty.Mc Nally I did not know Francie -maybe the younger brother ? but I knew Cornelius who was the oldest and Artie  Reyhill. I lived in Carlingford Street as did my grandparents the Duffys. My father went to the school and so did my four uncles,desi, brian , paul and  Andy. Vinty Mulhall taught my father . as a young teacher. I hate to speak ill of the dead but I cant say that Vinty was a nice guy. He had his favourites in the class and this preference was based on money or perceptions of family background. My father told me a particularly unsavory story about him but I will not repeat it here. He once informed me that I was wasting my time doing the 11+but as I was  one of only four lucky enough to pass it, I felt a little vindicated, though he never once acknowedged it in any way. I KNOW HE ACCIDENTLY KILLED IN A CAR CAR AND i THINK IT AFFECTED HIM badly -no blame it was a genuine accident. HE GONE NOW NONE OF US ARE PERFECT. My favorite teacher was Mr. Hart- a true gentleman with a fiery temper ,he had a weak heart but was kind to all the kids . o thers I remember from my class were Gary Donnelly,Stephen his brother who tragically died at the early age of 10 of asthma,Tony Devine,PaUl O NEIL now a housing manager in  Ballynafeigh. Michael kelly hung about with me and Quig. A great natural artist he once drew the front of the school magnificently but the greatest natural artistic talent was Peter ROONEY. His drawings were incredible for one so young. When I think about it there were  a lot of bright kids in the class. Many did very well but with modern teaching and encouragement what could the rest have achieved?ive spent most of my married life on the ormo but I did take my boys to the  chapel -indeed both were altar boys. I was never good enough for that honour!

yes thats the same rehills, any idea what became of them?  i remember vinty alright but it was harry hart who like many others i had most respect for. agreat teacher and bloke in general.  we meet up with him about 5 ago years at a school reunion we put on in the crown bar. he remembered pupils from years b4 us and we all was well pleased he remembered us lot. agood turn out of the class of 69 was present 5 i think  :) which was quite good considering we had be scattered all over the place since 72 and hadnt seen each other since back then. older guys included one of the quigleys.  hope to be able to post afew photos of the event ever soon.
the lad collins was he from redcar st ? there was a brian collins in our class from there and he had some older brothers. no idea what became of them.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: cody on November 24, 2009, 09:29:32 PM
Hi Oledad
                                  Im sorry i cant give you any info. regarding the reyhills. All the Clonduff people were scattered. M. mcnally and the Meighans,Tony Brennan  the Rooneys all went to west belfast. I went to the new Lodge. Though some went to Craigavon or Downpatrick. Manny Collins did live in REDCAR ST. he was a friend for a while as you do in primary school you sort of hang with everyone at some time or other. They were put out cos I knew a good protestant mate of his whom I later came to know well who helped him and his family load their stuff. He was really fond of Manny and regretted his leaving. Maybe you knew my brother Danny Duffy  he was 3 years younger than me and perhaps was in the1970 group im not sure. He eventually went to St Augustines and then when we were put out to Bearnageeha though he did travel to St Augustines until his 4 th year. He sadly died at the young age of 39. I went to London to bury him . He was a great kid with a colourful life but he had a hard start since my mother was paralysed at his birth and that of his twin sister  and he spent the first 3 years of his life in Nazareth lodge Childrens home on the Ravenhill Rd. . W e were all reunited but Danny I think carried the legacy of this all through his life. Any way enough reminiscence---. Good to see a few old schoolmates' names'mentioned and piece together a few memories.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 10:00:52 PM
Hi Oledad
                                  Im sorry i cant give you any info. regarding the reyhills. All the Clonduff people were scattered. M. mcnally and the Meighans,Tony Brennan  the Rooneys all went to west belfast. I went to the new Lodge. Though some went to Craigavon or Downpatrick. Manny Collins did live in REDCAR ST. he was a friend for a while as you do in primary school you sort of hang with everyone at some time or other. They were put out cos I knew a good protestant mate of his whom I later came to know well who helped him and his family load their stuff. He was really fond of Manny and regretted his leaving. Maybe you knew my brother Danny Duffy  he was 3 years younger than me and perhaps was in the1970 group im not sure. He eventually went to St Augustines and then when we were put out to Bearnageeha though he did travel to St Augustines until his 4 th year. He sadly died at the young age of 39. I went to London to bury him . He was a great kid with a colourful life but he had a hard start since my mother was paralysed at his birth and that of his twin sister  and he spent the first 3 years of his life in Nazareth lodge Childrens home on the Ravenhill Rd. . W e were all reunited but Danny I think carried the legacy of this all through his life. Any way enough reminiscence---. Good to see a few old schoolmates' names'mentioned and piece together a few memories.

sorry about your brother danny and im quite sure i did know him as that name just springs to mind. as you say when your at school you knock around with most at some time and living in the same manor your bound to come across each other.  any idea were the collins moved to ? none of us ever heard. back in those days you could be playing with aguy one day the next day youd call round for them and theyd have been put out that night. one by one we all got our turn so no goodbyes and  sometimes you never heard were they moved. your bound to have known some of the donnellys from imperial st ? another guy from clonduff was john mcguinness.  im sure more names will come to mind 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 25, 2009, 09:55:23 AM
came across agood photo of harry hart and a miss kennedy from the reunion . ill hopefully get it posted up here asap.
ive no scanner so ill have to get my daughter to sort it out from her phone !  ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: cody on November 25, 2009, 05:09:45 PM
Hi Oledad
                   Yes I did know Gary  Donnelly. We hung out a bit. He was a character then, larger than life. As I said his brother Stephen died while at school. My dad  knew their dad. A good family!   Did you know the oHaras from the Rosebery Rd. ? There were a lot of brothers and one sister. I was in the same class as Mickey I think the other brothers were older. Sadly the oldest John was killed when doing a one off taxi shift for a friend- by loyalists . He was a lovely fella with a family. They were all good people . Happy to mix with everyone as you did on the woodstock / Cregagh. Something that many would not approve of. My brother Danny was in the Irish army and later the French Foreign legion. He was a tough kid I miss him for he had a lovely nature despite his personal troubles. It would be nice to see the photo of Harry Hart- a true gentleman. As you say  a lot of folk just disappeared. No mobiles in those days- SO CONTACT WAS LOST QUICKLY.DESPITE HAVING TO MOVE i HOLD NO ANIMOSITY TOWARDS ANYONE we were all caught up in a [censored] storm not of our making . There were many good people in the parish catholic and protestant. At LEAST THE FUTURE IS BRIGHTER FOR ALL OUR KIDS !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 25, 2009, 05:14:07 PM
Hi Oledad
                   Yes I did know Gary  Donnelly. We hung out a bit. He was a character then, larger than life. As I said his brother Stephen died while at school. My dad  knew their dad. A good family!   Did you know the oHaras from the Rosebery Rd. ? There were a lot of brothers and one sister. I was in the same class as Mickey I think the other brothers were older. Sadly the oldest John was killed when doing a one off taxi shift for a friend- by loyalists . He was a lovely fella with a family. They were all good people . Happy to mix with everyone as you did on the woodstock / Cregagh. Something that many would not approve of. My brother Danny was in the Irish army and later the French Foreign legion. He was a tough kid I miss him for he had a lovely nature despite his personal troubles. It would be nice to see the photo of Harry Hart- a true gentleman. As you say  a lot of folk just disappeared. No mobiles in those days- SO CONTACT WAS LOST QUICKLY.DESPITE HAVING TO MOVE i HOLD NO ANIMOSITY TOWARDS ANYONE we were all caught up in a [censored] storm not of our making . There were many good people in the parish catholic and protestant. At LEAST THE FUTURE IS BRIGHTER FOR ALL OUR KIDS !

indeed m8. i knew paul ohara well. we was in the same class as was colin donnelly. i knocked around with colin. i heard they moved to twinbrook. think the oharas went to either the lower ormo or short strand.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty_55 on November 25, 2009, 10:50:30 PM
Hi, Martin McNally here, would of loved to of went to the st.antony's reunion. I left in 1964 to go to st Agustine's. John Rooney who was on the list from the cregagh died three decades ago. david meighan is living in north belfast, i didnt really go to the west, i live in dunmurry. My heart still lies in the east of course!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Strath_Roy on November 25, 2009, 11:15:09 PM
Strath_Roy Did Seamus Curran play the fiddle.

Hi! Rep1
I don't recall Seamus ever playing the fiddle. His brother Denis was a champion Irish Dancer.
Your Uncle Jimmy used to cut my hair. I also remember him at the annual Christmas Bazaar. I left Belfast in 1958.
S_R
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 25, 2009, 11:43:38 PM
Hi Strath_roy. There was a guy call Seamus that lived in Willowfield Dr. Who played fiddle, I met him at a session every sunday night with other musicians at the home of Francie Owens Thompson st S/Strand, another guy who played banjo was Bertie Allen, I was only eleven at the time and being tutored on the guitar by Francie Owens who also played the piano.
Another great Musician from your area was Artie Lundy.
You left Befast 2 years after I was born. Where did you end up
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Strath_Roy on November 26, 2009, 12:09:25 AM
Hi Strath_roy. There was a guy call Seamus that lived in Willowfield Dr. Who played fiddle, I met him at a session every sunday night with other musicians at the home of Francie Owens Thompson st S/Strand, another guy who played banjo was Bertie Allen, I was only eleven at the time and being tutored on the guitar by Francie Owens who also played the piano.
Another great Musician from your area was Artie Lundy.
You left Befast 2 years after I was born. Where did you end up
Strathroy Ontario.
Seamus lives somewhere up near the Knock Dual Carriage way. He would be in his 70's now
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: REP1 on November 26, 2009, 12:15:47 AM
That just might be him?
I have cousin that lives in Toronto Jimmy Greer Has a lot to do with the Durum Irish club. That is possibly not how it is spelled.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on November 27, 2009, 05:45:54 PM
seen somewhere else somebody talking about catching spricks.  we used to catch them down at bells bridge up near ravenhill rugby ground. whats that wee river/stream called   ???
hiya olelad, im glad to see you were able to use the photo's ,lol, the river your talkin about ran on down and joined into the one at the bottom of daddy winker's lane, remember the park and playin fields at the back ,just beside malone rugby club now,anyway that river is called the loop .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 28, 2009, 03:17:43 PM
hiya olelad, im glad to see you were able to use the photo's ,lol, the river your talkin about ran on down and joined into the one at the bottom of daddy winker's lane, remember the park and playin fields at the back ,just beside malone rugby club now,anyway that river is called the loop .

good to see youve arrived on here m8.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: solace on November 29, 2009, 02:32:33 PM
Hi Olelad, would like to see the photo of Harry Hart...I remember him well, great master.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 29, 2009, 02:34:27 PM
Hi Olelad, would like to see the photo of Harry Hart...I remember him well, great master.

ill see if i can get my daughter to post it up later tonight. if not some day this week.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 02, 2009, 09:50:33 AM
does anyone remember awee laundrette on the creagh rd just up from artie bells was. i alway remember they had one of the first coffee/chocolate machines
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 02, 2009, 07:28:41 PM
Gees olelad we mustta been rich in them days we had a washing machine of our own lol every saturday it was filled ,the water was heated and then pumped into the bath where we got washed in order. p.s. i remember the duffy's well i think my brother hugh knocked about with them and im sorry to be a pain in the [censored] but the collins family lived in portallo street number 76 (i think) pretty sure they moved to west belfast ,and talking of washing machines i remember that one of the boys manuel possibly got very bad elecrical burns and was in the throne hospital for quite some time , brian was the same age as olelad and i manual was bout 2 years younger and there was another younger brother cant remeber his name
does anyone remember awee laundrette on the creagh rd just up from artie bells was. i alway remember they had one of the first coffee/chocolate machines
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 02, 2009, 09:58:37 PM
it was redcar st   :D  i know i was out voted at the reunion on this one but ive someone else now saying it was redcar st  :smile:  it ran from the woodstock to euston st then to the castlereagh rd. they lived in the castlereagh rd end on the left hand side. i was at there house many a time. there was a wee shop right on the corner with euston st. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Jon B on December 02, 2009, 10:26:12 PM
I grew up around there and remember Manuel in that 2nd end house in Redcar Street.
He used to show off a scar on his chest or stomach he got from electrocution.
From my recollection he had cousins, the Collins, lived in Portallo Street.
One of them was Gerry, walked with a limp, apparently got from polio, I think we were told.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 02, 2009, 10:32:53 PM
I grew up around there and remember Manuel in that 2nd end house in Redcar Street.
He used to show off a scar on his chest or stomach he got from electrocution.
From my recollection he had cousins, the Collins, lived in Portallo Street.
One of them was Gerry, walked with a limp, apparently got from polio, I think we were told.

 
redcar st it is  :smile:  cheers m8
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 04, 2009, 12:33:35 AM
Hi John , and Olelad good to hear from ya's  ,all i can tell ya is there was a family called Collins who lived in Portallo Street (think it was 76) Brian was in our class  and he had an older brother called Manuel ( i Mistakenly said b4 he was younger tho he was bout 2 years older than us) and a younger brother who had a bad leg from i believe polio, 1 of Brians good friends was a guy called Gordon Banks who lived in the last house on the left in Portallo St near the Castlereagh Rd his family owned a sweet shop on the Beersbridge Rd not far from Lord St , Brian was our goalie when we played against the school on the North Rd ,Strandtown ??? the highlight of our soccer was a 3-3 draw against them as we were cheered on by both teachers Harry Hart and Brian Gallagher, we werent so fortunate tho against Harding Memorial as we were hammered i bout 6-0 by them, fraid that caused me to hang up my boots anyway there was a good lookin guy from the estate had beaten me to it ... lol  

 
redcar st it is  :smile:  cheers m8
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 04, 2009, 09:53:51 AM
Hi John , and Olelad good to hear from ya's  ,all i can tell ya is there was a family called Collins who lived in Portallo Street (think it was 76) Brian was in our class  and he had an older brother called Manuel ( i Mistakenly said b4 he was younger tho he was bout 2 years older than us) and a younger brother who had a bad leg from i believe polio, 1 of Brians good friends was a guy called Gordon Banks who lived in the last house on the left in Portallo St near the Castlereagh Rd his family owned a sweet shop on the Beersbridge Rd not far from Lord St , Brian was our goalie when we played against the school on the North Rd ,Strandtown :scratch_ones_head: the highlight of our soccer was a 3-3 draw against them as we were cheered on by both teachers Harry Hart and Brian Gallagher, we werent so fortunate tho against Harding Memorial as we were hammered i bout 6-0 by them, fraid that caused me to hang up my boots anyway there was a good lookin guy from the estate had beaten me to it ... lol  

 
 
i remember that game against harding very well. harry hart as you say was on the side line and while i cant remember the final score im sure we was beating by more than 6. you werent alone in hanging your boots up after that game.  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 04, 2009, 10:02:49 AM
Hi John , and Olelad good to hear from ya's  ,all i can tell ya is there was a family called Collins who lived in Portallo Street (think it was 76) Brian was in our class  and he had an older brother called Manuel ( i Mistakenly said b4 he was younger tho he was bout 2 years older than us) and a younger brother who had a bad leg from i believe polio, 1 of Brians good friends was a guy called Gordon Banks who lived in the last house on the left in Portallo St near the Castlereagh Rd his family owned a sweet shop on the Beersbridge Rd not far from Lord St , Brian was our goalie when we played against the school on the North Rd ,Strandtown :scratch_ones_head: the highlight of our soccer was a 3-3 draw against them as we were cheered on by both teachers Harry Hart and Brian Gallagher, we werent so fortunate tho against Harding Memorial as we were hammered i bout 6-0 by them, fraid that caused me to hang up my boots anyway there was a good lookin guy from the estate had beaten me to it ... lol  

 
it was redcar st   :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 04, 2009, 03:48:28 PM
If i can get my hands on an old street directory maybe we can put this to bed , fair?

 
it was redcar st   :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 04, 2009, 05:02:17 PM
If i can get my hands on an old street directory maybe we can put this to bed , fair?

 
 :D 
must just go back to our game v Harding. it was played after school hours up of daddy winkers lane and it was our classes last ever game. i think it was a score of around 11-0. with Brian Collins in nets and im glad to see you say he had a m8 called tony banks (pity it wasn't Gordon banks !) cuz after the game he looked avery forlong figure  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 04, 2009, 07:39:14 PM
I know i said earlier gordon banks but i think it was actually gordon bates

 
 :D 
must just go back to our game v Harding. it was played after school hours up of daddy winkers lane and it was our classes last ever game. i think it was a score of around 11-0. with Brian Collins in nets and im glad to see you say he had a m8 called tony banks (pity it wasn't Gordon banks !) cuz after the game he looked avery forlong figure  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: rusty on December 04, 2009, 08:33:09 PM
anyone remember the magees eileen patricia also the regans annie the mum semus kevin ann-marie think there where 7 of them they lived in ardenvohr street in late 60s early 70s we left in 72 and have often thought bout them.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Jon B on December 04, 2009, 08:40:46 PM
Sorry if I'm sticking my nose in again.  ::)
Have checked with elder relatives.
There were 2 Collins households. Portallo and Redcar.
The Portallo address would have been about 76, where Gerry stayed.
Redcar definitely 2nd from Castlereagh Rd end, Portallo side.
Manuel was believed to stay there, maybe he stayed with aunt/uncle if he was Gerrys brother.
 
The Bates family was end house, Portallo St, probably 98 .
Gordon's father was Jackie Bates , the ex NI snooker/billiards champion.
I remember he was a minor celebrity for a while as he appeared on local TV early 70s doing trick shots. Their shop was near the Royal chippie on the Beersbridge and was burnt cause he wouldn't pay
the "unofficial" tax.
 
Id be interested to see the street directory myself, maybe somebody in Geneology could help.
Hope I'm not meddling, good luck. :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Townharry on December 04, 2009, 09:29:48 PM
I used to live on the Rosebery Road and i remember the Magees son Johnny. I also remember The Regan family, they lived a few doors down from my Aunt (Cassie Boyd). Mary Meli's chip shop was frequented by everyone in the area and to this day you cant get a pastie like Mary's.
What a friendly, neighbourly area it was, no one cared what you were, everyone helped everyone else.   
 

anyone remember the magees eileen patricia also the regans annie the mum semus kevin ann-marie think there where 7 of them they lived in ardenvohr street in late 60s early 70s we left in 72 and have often thought bout them.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on December 04, 2009, 10:40:21 PM
<quote>Hi Strath_roy. There was a guy call Seamus that lived in Willowfield Dr. </quote>
Folks I was speaking to Seamus Curran this morning and whilst it was his brother Dennis who was an Irish Dance champion Seamus was not the flute player. He says there was another guy called Seamus Kelly who lived in the Drive and it may have been him but he is not sure. Hope this info helps a little. Incidentally Seamus would love to know who you all are and if you wish to PM me I will pass the messages onto him. Cheers Margaret
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Strath_Roy on December 05, 2009, 01:06:55 AM
<quote>Hi Strath_roy. There was a guy call Seamus that lived in Willowfield Dr. </quote>
Folks I was speaking to Seamus Curran this morning and whilst it was his brother Dennis who was an Irish Dance champion Seamus was not the flute player. He says there was another guy called Seamus Kelly who lived in the Drive and it may have been him but he is not sure. Hope this info helps a little. Incidentally Seamus would love to know who you all are and if you wish to PM me I will pass the messages onto him. Cheers Margaret
Hi! Granny
I grew with the Currans in the Drive. Seamus knows who I am, I have been in contact with him thru one of his daughters, have also been in contact with his brother Denis who lives in Connecticut. We have also exchanged pics. I left the Drive in '58. I see from one of the other threads you went to Albertbridge Cong. Church, I had a couple of Relies that belonged to that congregation.
thanks for the offer
S_R
 :smile: :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 09:48:42 AM
anyone remember the magees eileen patricia also the regans annie the mum semus kevin ann-marie think there where 7 of them they lived in ardenvohr street in late 60s early 70s we left in 72 and have often thought bout them.

 
funny enough i only lived down the rd abit from adenvorhor st but wasnt until we was put out i meet the magees. they moved to craigavon from the woodstock.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 09:50:18 AM
Sorry if I'm sticking my nose in again.  ::)
Have checked with elder relatives.
There were 2 Collins households. Portallo and Redcar.
The Portallo address would have been about 76, where Gerry stayed.
Redcar definitely 2nd from Castlereagh Rd end, Portallo side.
Manuel was believed to stay there, maybe he stayed with aunt/uncle if he was Gerrys brother.
 
The Bates family was end house, Portallo St, probably 98 .
Gordon's father was Jackie Bates , the ex NI snooker/billiards champion.
I remember he was a minor celebrity for a while as he appeared on local TV early 70s doing trick shots. Their shop was near the Royal chippie on the Beersbridge and was burnt cause he wouldn't pay
the "unofficial" tax.
 
Id be interested to see the street directory myself, maybe somebody in Geneology could help.
Hope I'm not meddling, good luck. :smile:

 
 
someone get that street directory and quick !  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on December 05, 2009, 10:45:45 AM
ok 1969 street directory ready here what ye wanting?
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on December 05, 2009, 10:53:29 AM
Portallo street 1969
76 Collins Bryan, labourer
98 Bates Hugh J , insurance agent
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Jon B on December 05, 2009, 11:03:49 AM
Thank you Teap,  :good:
could you check RedcarStreet, the highest 2 even numbers please.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 11:17:09 AM
Portallo street 1969
76 Collins Bryan, labourer
98 Bates Hugh J , insurance agent

 
cheers teap. clem got it right . just been saying to him when i seen them they must have down at there grans house. ! ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 11:20:01 AM
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy gray
aidan corrigan
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.

 
 
in that list there was a billy gray who lived on the main woodstock rd and clem will confirm this. he was a top notch drawer. his drawings of world war 2 airplanes were fanastic. often wonder did he ever made it as an artist or the like ?!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on December 05, 2009, 11:29:34 AM
 
Redcar Street 1969
98 McManus Arthur labourer
100 McBride Mrs Jeannie
 
odd numbers
75 McCarroll James traffic warden
77 vacant
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on December 05, 2009, 11:33:04 AM
anyone remember the magees eileen patricia also the regans annie the mum semus kevin ann-marie think there where 7 of them they lived in ardenvohr street in late 60s early 70s we left in 72 and have often thought bout them.

ardenvohr street 1969
 
40 MaGee Patrick, baker
66 Regan James, lorry driver
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Jon B on December 05, 2009, 11:42:22 AM
Thanks Teap
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 05, 2009, 12:54:41 PM
Hi Guys and Gals gr8 to hear from ya, glad weve managed to get it cleared up and that the Collin's family lived in 76 portallo st and im pretty sure it was the granny (tho possibly aunt) that lived in Redcar St ive managed to get my hands on a 1970 street directory which confirms it, Manuel i remember was electrocuted by a faulty washing machine in portallo st and of course its possible he stayed with relatives in redcar st... The Family your talking bout Olelad (and we think it was Gray's lived just below Mount St )I remember there was a shop on the corner called the Seasame a drapers and wool shop that many a time i had to run to, for my mum, to get her wool for knitting  anyway Billy Gray was indeed a brilliant artist and i believe his father was a cartoonist for one of the comics of the day tho cant remember which one , aint it gr8 that weve become part of the "sad old people who've nothin better to do than talk about all of our yesterdays "  .YO. ..

 
 
in that list there was a billy gray who lived on the main woodstock rd and clem will confirm this. he was a top notch drawer. his drawings of world war 2 airplanes were fanastic. often wonder did he ever made it as an artist or the like ?!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 12:56:18 PM
those with a street dir.  eustson st. at the bottom end were it joins ardgowen st. there was 2 streets which ran of euston st to the castlereagh rd . could someone put up the list of those living there in euston st say around 1970. i remember aguy who went to st augustines probably st anthonys as well who lived down there but cant remember his name. would have been 1 maybe 2 years older than me.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 12:59:40 PM
Hi Guys and Gals gr8 to hear from ya, glad weve managed to get it cleared up and that the Collin's family lived in 76 portallo st and im pretty sure it was the granny (tho possibly aunt) that lived in Redcar St ive managed to get my hands on a 1970 street directory which confirms it, Manuel i remember was electrocuted by a faulty washing machine in portallo st and of course its possible he stayed with relatives in redcar st... The Family your talking bout Olelad (and we think it was Gray's lived just below Mount St )I remember there was a shop on the corner called the Seasame a drapers and wool shop that many a time i had to run to, for my mum, to get her wool for knitting  anyway Billy Gray was indeed a brilliant artist and i believe his father was a cartoonist for one of the comics of the day tho cant remember which one , aint it gr8 that weve become part of the "sad old people who've nothin better to do than talk about all of our yesterdays "  .YO. ..

indeed  :D  but i can tell that having listened for a hour from a plumber about how this that and other is how to sort our bathroom out anything is a pleasent surprise  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 01:03:58 PM
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy gray
aidan corrigan
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.

 
think there way have been a gabriel mcguigan in our class as well. lived in ravenhill ave ?!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Jon B on December 05, 2009, 03:39:46 PM
Thats probably Mashona St and Euston Parade.
 
those with a street dir.  eustson st. at the bottom end were it joins ardgowen st. there was 2 streets which ran of euston st to the castlereagh rd . could someone put up the list of those living there in euston st say around 1970. i remember aguy who went to st augustines probably st anthonys as well who lived down there but cant remember his name. would have been 1 maybe 2 years older than me.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 06:19:10 PM
Thats probably Mashona St and Euston Parade.

 
yes and i think that between redcar st and ardgowen st they was the only 2 streets running of euston st.?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Jon B on December 05, 2009, 06:20:41 PM
yes olelad, Redcar then Mashona  then Euston Pde then Ardgowan
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 06:32:55 PM
yes olelad, Redcar then Mashona  then Euston Pde then Ardgowan

cheers jon. i think it was the row of houses between euston parade and ardgowen st were this geezer lived ?!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: rusty on December 05, 2009, 07:54:34 PM
I used to live on the Rosebery Road and i remember the Magees son Johnny. I also remember The Regan family, they lived a few doors down from my Aunt (Cassie Boyd). Mary Meli's chip shop was frequented by everyone in the area and to this day you cant get a pastie like Mary's.
What a friendly, neighbourly area it was, no one cared what you were, everyone helped everyone else.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: rusty on December 05, 2009, 08:11:15 PM
I used to live on the Rosebery Road and i remember the Magees son Johnny. I also remember The Regan family, they lived a few doors down from my Aunt (Cassie Boyd). Mary Meli's chip shop was frequented by everyone in the area and to this day you cant get a pastie like Mary's.
What a friendly, neighbourly area it was, no one cared what you were, everyone helped everyone else.
  mr &mrs boyd they were lovely people who lived nearer the woodstock road end of the street. i still remember mr boyd coming past our house on the way home at night from the cosy bar,whistling away. it always made me feel safe . i had forgotten johnnys name there older sister was may they were a lovely family. ive just remembered catherine regan too. aaah marys pasties nothin like it also the crispy scraps of the chips.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 05, 2009, 09:54:14 PM
time for to print this link again . gives a brief history of school and parish.
 
http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page4.html (http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page4.html)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 06, 2009, 08:05:28 AM
miss kennedy and harry hart at the reunion must be 5 years ago ?!
 
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt27/tonyskull-58/091205_190653.jpg)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 06, 2009, 08:14:42 AM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt27/tonyskull-58/091205_190653.jpg)
 
another photo from that day
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 06, 2009, 08:15:24 AM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt27/tonyskull-58/091205_190729.jpg)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 06, 2009, 08:17:19 AM
sorry about the quality of the photos but i haven't got a scanner and there haven't to be be photographed from a phone then posted on here.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 06, 2009, 08:26:14 AM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt27/tonyskull-58/091122_115140-1.jpg)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: cody on December 06, 2009, 01:32:21 PM
Hi Clem
         Im sorry I dont recall you. But you are right Paul Mc Glade was Bubbles . We were good friends . He lived at Loopland Drive -a great lad and one of the best footballers I have ever seen -think -George Best -quality. it was a complete mystery to me as to why he never was scouted . We picked up our friendship when I went to Queens but he was working by that time and I was a student enjoying life-  would love to meet him just to catch up. Maxi as you said was John Mcmahon . We go way back -St Anthonys, St MALACHYS COLLEGE,Q UEENS.We were good friends went to usa and London etc. He got married quite late and I think has 6 kids. Taught at Downpatrick . now a P hd and I think early retirement. I could tell you some stories.   Ps IM John(Sean to family and old friends) Duffy and lived  in Carlingford St.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: cody on December 06, 2009, 01:41:29 PM
Hi Oledad
             Was delighted to see the photo of Harry Hart.  A gentleman. He had a temper though and would slap you mercilessly when provoked . He was subject to some kind of nervous condition -unsurprising having to contend with me and some of my classmates. But he would then ,after a lacing , rub your hands and make you hold them against the radiator to ease the pain. Why did we like him?- because his integrity and fundamental decency always shone through. I hope he is still alive and in good health.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strabane on December 06, 2009, 09:41:38 PM
to the brother of danny duffy. i knew danny when he joined the irish army down in athlone in 1981,we first meet him in apub called the oalace bar were he give us a renindition of .the belfast brigade. that raised a few eyebroys but as most of us were from the north we joined him in the chorus.danny stayed in basic traing and passed out into the 6th battalion.i moved on then and only met danny on afew occasions after that i heard later that he went awol for a time.only last year i meet an old friend of mine down in athlone and dannys name came up .we knew he had went into the leigion .but we all thought he had been killrd in chad so it came as a shock when i read your thrad that he died in london i offer you my condolances,and tou can be sure that a lot of people still remember banny may he rest in peace
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 08, 2009, 04:44:54 AM
Hi Sean , I vaguely remeber Duffy's that lived in Caelinford St tho think my older brother Hugh might know some of your Family better , were you's related in some way to the derby's from Titania St ? you would also know the weir's who lived in the second house from carlingford street on ravenhill ave ? Bubbles and i once went camping together to Newcastle , my first big adventure , maxi and I drank together in the 80's in mostly the Errigle and i recall about 85 he got an unmerciful kicking on the lower ormeau rd , many a laugh we had , I knew he got married but didnt know he had 6 kids and that he was living not too far from Downpatrick . Nice to hear from ya , take care , Clem
Hi Clem
         Im sorry I dont recall you. But you are right Paul Mc Glade was Bubbles . We were good friends . He lived at Loopland Drive -a great lad and one of the best footballers I have ever seen -think -George Best -quality. it was a complete mystery to me as to why he never was scouted . We picked up our friendship when I went to Queens but he was working by that time and I was a student enjoying life-  would love to meet him just to catch up. Maxi as you said was John Mcmahon . We go way back -St Anthonys, St MALACHYS COLLEGE,Q UEENS.We were good friends went to usa and London etc. He got married quite late and I think has 6 kids. Taught at Downpatrick . now a P hd and I think early retirement. I could tell you some stories.   Ps IM John(Sean to family and old friends) Duffy and lived  in Carlingford St.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 08, 2009, 09:15:03 AM
clem youd probably have known danny duffy as danny was in and around our age. younger by a year or 2.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 08, 2009, 12:43:17 PM
I do remember Danny Duffy tho wasnt sure what age he was / is think he might have knocked about with my younger brother Joe
clem youd probably have known danny duffy as danny was in and around our age. younger by a year or 2.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 08, 2009, 02:13:08 PM
Hi Sean , I vaguely remeber Duffy's that lived in Caelinford St tho think my older brother Hugh might know some of your Family better , were you's related in some way to the derby's from Titania St ? you would also know the weir's who lived in the second house from carlingford street on ravenhill ave ? Bubbles and i once went camping together to Newcastle , my first big adventure , maxi and I drank together in the 80's in mostly the Errigle and i recall about 85 he got an unmerciful kicking on the lower ormeau rd , many a laugh we had , I knew he got married but didnt know he had 6 kids and that he was living not too far from Downpatrick . Nice to hear from ya , take care , Clem

 
im sure i would have ran into and played against bubbles at one time or another. meself and robert semple put together a match between loopland and the woodstock up at daddy winkers pk. we played twice and we got beat both times. point is bubbles would have been playing for the loopland team. i remember quite agood crowd turned up to watch both games   :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: cody on December 08, 2009, 08:39:20 PM
Hi Strabane
                  Thank you ver much for the information regarding my brother Danny.  He was something of a character. After "leaving" the Irish army . He joined the Legion and by all accounts was doing very well . He was in Jibuti on the Red sea. He certainly served at least 4 years and had signed up for 5. None of us knew what happened to him but he did go awol. I met someone who served with him there and he led me to believe that he became bored and grew increasingly unhappy probably drinking a little too much . Well what else can you do in Jibuti-? its 98% desert. He used to write his letters in French and since I knew the language I used to translate for my parents. He was a great kid with a heart of gold-but found it hard to settle anywhere. He was a mechanic , a butcher ,in two Armies and God knows what else. He died in London at the age of 39. -self neglect. really. Wish I had done more but didnt even know his address. He was his own man. Myself and my two sisters Anne and Patsy went there and brought his ashes home . He is at rest in Carnmoney cemetry along with  his Mother and Father. I know this is personal stuff Strabane but as you knew Danny I thought you might be interested. Ps I had assumed Danny had died a sad and lonely death- but not so. I received a phone call from a Social Worker who was helping him. She said he had loads of friends and his own council flat His friends had a memorial service for him in Peckham. She told me he was loved by all who knew him .NOT A BAD EPITAPH!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 10, 2009, 07:02:04 PM
Gee's Terry I better not tell Hugh all his old mates are dead cos he hasn't found out yet and he'll be ragin that he's missed the chance of a free lunch. .Ballygowan's one of those little villages that had about 4 or 5 bars (per person) and the only good thing to come out of it was a bus, i'll get [censored] shot if one of the locals happens to make it outta one of the pubs and reads this. .Terry ive no friends in australia (anywhere else either) so if ya wanna become my very very best friend in the whole wide world that'll be great then i can come over to Sydney and have someone to stay with , wouldnt that be sooper dooper, id tell everyone here you have a big house with a swimming pool and everythin.  .see im Nuts  .Happy Xmas to you and all the Family , P.S.Hugh said  he got Michael Donaldson really really drunk one night then kissed him only to be more bewildered cos he was an awful kisser and doesnt know why all the girls wanted to
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt27/tonyskull-58/091205_190653.jpg)
 
another photo from that day
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strabane on December 10, 2009, 11:13:46 PM
thank you cody for informing me on dannys last year, personaly ,i and other x c omrades of danny will never forget him he made a great immpression on us . all we knew he came from a troubled back ground but so do a lot of people who become soldiers.the differance with danny was he was always smiling laughing and a good person to be around. i offer you my deepest sypathy, and i hope to one day visit dannys final resting place, may he rest in peace. from colly
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 13, 2009, 04:56:27 AM
Hi Olelad, can ya remember anythin about the matches ?? like what side you played on and who the rest of the teams were ??? was it kids from our school?
Hi Strabane
                  Thank you ver much for the information regarding my brother Danny.  He was something of a character. After "leaving" the Irish army . He joined the Legion and by all accounts was doing very well . He was in Jibuti on the Red sea. He certainly served at least 4 years and had signed up for 5. None of us knew what happened to him but he did go awol. I met someone who served with him there and he led me to believe that he became bored and grew increasingly unhappy probably drinking a little too much . Well what else can you do in Jibuti-? its 98% desert. He used to write his letters in French and since I knew the language I used to translate for my parents. He was a great kid with a heart of gold-but found it hard to settle anywhere. He was a mechanic , a butcher ,in two Armies and God knows what else. He died in London at the age of 39. -self neglect. really. Wish I had done more but didnt even know his address. He was his own man. Myself and my two sisters Anne and Patsy went there and brought his ashes home . He is at rest in Carnmoney cemetry along with  his Mother and Father. I know this is personal stuff Strabane but as you knew Danny I thought you might be interested. Ps I had assumed Danny had died a sad and lonely death- but not so. I received a phone call from a Social Worker who was helping him. She said he had loads of friends and his own council flat His friends had a memorial service for him in Peckham. She told me he was loved by all who knew him .NOT A BAD EPITAPH!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 17, 2009, 04:37:45 PM
here clem heres a question for you. what was the name of the teacher who taught us in the svp room. stocky geezer with glasses ?  i cant remember his name at all !?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on December 18, 2009, 04:36:37 AM
hi Olelad, i remem the guy your talkin bout looked like he was auditioning for the dubliners but im afraid i dont remember his name i think he was arelief teacher who came to replace Harry Hart who had a couple of periods of sickness , there was also a young guy ,again cant remember his name who taught us for a while , who played a guitar and taught us a couple of songs, the only other male teacher we had was Brian Gallagher lived in Rosebery Rd, Soz cant be of more help . Happy Xmas to everyone from or on the woodstock/cregagh :smile:
here clem heres a question for you. what was the name of the teacher who taught us in the svp room. stocky geezer with glasses ?  i cant remember his name at all !?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 18, 2009, 09:21:54 AM
hi Olelad, i remem the guy your talkin bout looked like he was auditioning for the dubliners but im afraid i dont remember his name i think he was arelief teacher who came to replace Harry Hart who had a couple of periods of sickness , there was also a young guy ,again cant remember his name who taught us for a while , who played a guitar and taught us a couple of songs, the only other male teacher we had was Brian Gallagher lived in Rosebery Rd, Soz cant be of more help . Happy Xmas to everyone from or on the woodstock/cregagh :smile:

 
cant remember that guitar playing teacher at all ! the other guy probly went on to play with the dubliners alright  :D  he was a pain thats for sure. think everyone would remember brian gallagher and him been a right tuff nut. heard he went to omagh and runs a betting shop down there.
again a happy xmas and new year (may we have many of them) to all our woodstock/cregagh folk wherever you may be now   
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 22, 2009, 02:05:42 PM
does anyone have any idea how long vinty stayed on at the school ? i think i remember harry hart saying he finnished teaching around 1972/73. wonder was vinty still in charge ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 27, 2009, 09:00:00 AM
was down the old rd yesterday and brought back afew few memories.
while i never went into the chapel  does anyone remember were the crib used to be in the chapel back in the good old days ?! 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strandguy on January 01, 2010, 05:17:39 PM
Might have few more names re St Anthony's boys 1969:
 
Michael O'Neil
Danny Burns
Brian Grant
 
can also confirm Gabe McGuigan was in the class!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strandguy on January 01, 2010, 05:22:08 PM
Hi
 
They did not go as far as Downpatrick - left in 72 -they were a bit closer than that though.
 
Shop went to Jim Burns who ran it for a while - probably until the area was redeveloped?
 
Jim also had a shop on Woodstock Road and use to run bingo in St mathews
 
I remember that shop very well!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strandguy on January 01, 2010, 05:24:11 PM
Remember Seamus - he was in my class at Lagan Village
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strandguy on January 01, 2010, 05:26:36 PM
was that Billy not Billy McMullan?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 02, 2010, 06:06:49 PM
was that Billy not Billy McMullan?

 
 
 
i argued that the artist guys name was mcmullan. clem will confirm this. althought there was another guy in the class called mcmullan and it was one of the guys who came over with him from lagan village who give us that name. one to argue over  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 02, 2010, 06:09:42 PM
Might have few more names re St Anthony's boys 1969:
 
Michael O'Neil
Danny Burns
Brian Grant
 
can also confirm Gabe McGuigan was in the class!

 
brian grant wasnt in our class . he was a year older than us. as for micky o neil and danny burns i cant remember those names. in saying that we said we were short about 4 or 5 names of completing the classes full reg so maybe thats 2 of the names which we forgot ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: twocoats on January 02, 2010, 06:30:33 PM
Might have few more names re St Anthony's boys 1969:
 
Michael O'Neil
Danny Burns
Brian Grant
 
can also confirm Gabe McGuigan was in the class!

Would that be the Danny Burns who emigrated to Canada? (British Columbia)....TC
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 02, 2010, 07:58:30 PM
Hi Olelad, can ya remember anythin about the matches ?? like what side you played on and who the rest of the teams were :scratch_ones_head: was it kids from our school?

 
 
 
 
from our school on the woodstock team was thomas and pat mccullough, john mcgibbon, agood few from tildarg st and a few from ardgowen st. tbh im not sure who all played in the two matches. two great games and a decent turn out watched. we losed both games by the way
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 03, 2010, 02:54:22 PM

 
brian grant wasnt in our class . he was a year older than us. as for micky o neil and danny burns i cant remember those names. in saying that we said we were short about 4 or 5 names of completing the classes full reg so maybe thats 2 of the names which we forgot ?

 
 
brian grant was in our class after all, my mistake  :swoon:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 03, 2010, 02:59:50 PM
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy mcmullan
aidan corrigan
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.

we can now add gaberial mcguigan, brian grant michael oneil and danny burns which brings us up to 31. cant be far of the full class number.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on January 03, 2010, 11:06:47 PM
hi strand guy nice to hear from you was talkin to olelad earlier and said he'd been talkin to you , it's really good that you've cleared up the one about billy,and your right brian grant was indeed in our class and went on to work for bass ireland , michael o neill and danny burns are 2 that you have me stumped on tho , i know there was a michael o neill who lived in jocelyn ? the one directly behind willowfield drive or popes row as it was lovingly known, tho i do know he was definitely a couple of years older than us . hope you and all your family are keeping well , cya
was that Billy not Billy McMullan?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 04, 2010, 07:07:56 PM
hi strand guy nice to hear from you was talkin to olelad earlier and said he'd been talkin to you , it's really good that you've cleared up the one about billy,and your right brian grant was indeed in our class and went on to work for bass ireland , michael o neill and danny burns are 2 that you have me stumped on tho , i know there was a michael o neill who lived in jocelyn ? the one directly behind willowfield drive or popes row as it was lovingly known, tho i do know he was definitely a couple of years older than us . hope you and all your family are keeping well , cya

 
again michael oneill and danny burns isnt 2 names that ring any bells with me as well. in saying that  we said we reckoned we was 4 or 5 names of the full class and ive no doubt these two guys are part of the 4. did any of them come over from lagan village ? was gaberial mcguigan at lagan village as well strandguy ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: belfastchild on January 05, 2010, 01:40:52 PM
jimmy meighan
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 05, 2010, 05:42:01 PM
jimmy meighan

 
when, where, why ?  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 05, 2010, 05:58:50 PM
not sure if i have this right or not but clem did you not mention to me that there was a guy in our class who lived above hassetts tv shop ? but immigrated to ozzie land ? think you even remembered his name ?!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strandguy on January 09, 2010, 11:56:06 AM
Pretty sure about the Michael (Micky) O'Neil - also thought Danny Burns was another. Gabe McGuigan was not one of the Lagan Village guys though. Next time I see Robert Semple I'll run these past him.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 09, 2010, 07:27:05 PM
between ogilvie st and ardgowen st there was the kelly, taylors, walls and aguy called harry boyd who all lived in that row. anyone remember any of these folk ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: colin murray on January 21, 2010, 12:37:27 AM
Seamus Reagan ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: colin murray on January 21, 2010, 12:45:02 AM
Gas lights,oxo,mini bottles of milk and Mr's Burns, will never forget Mr's or was it Miss Burns !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 21, 2010, 11:07:31 AM
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy mcmullan
aidan corrigan
brian grant
danny burns ?
micky oneil
gabriel mcguigian
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.

updated 31 names now. 30 definate. the guy burns were not 100% sure about. still think were short about 3 or 4 names ?!
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 21, 2010, 07:48:37 PM
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly.  imperial st.
robert semple. loopland dr.
paul o hara. roseberry rd.
vincent weir. willowfield dr.
thomas mc cullough. ardgowen st.
tony rutherford. woodstock rd.
brian collins. portallo st.
terrance dawson. willowfield dr.
danny o reilly. ravenhill gardens.
colmn coleman. ravenhill gardens.
clem mc ilhatton. oberon st.
gerard turley. ravenhill rd.
gerard murray. ravenhill parade.
david carlisle RIP.  ?
gerry christain. tullyard way.
paul gracey. beechfield st.
francie rehill. camlough place.
desmond mulligan. anderson st.
tony mc loughlin RIP. camlough place.
joe beattie. cavlin st.
kenneth eccles. woodstock st.
john marks. clonduff dr.
brendan mullan. sterling ave.
Joseph rea. killagan bend.
peter scott.  ?
billy mcmullan. woodstock rd.
gaberal mcguigian. ravenhill ave.
micky oneil ?
aidan corrigan. castlereagh rd.
kevin mc nally. ?
brian grant. willowfield dv.
danny burns ?
.

kevin mcanally wasnt he another who came over from lagan village in 68 ? 32 now.
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 21, 2010, 08:06:15 PM
by the way clem in a bit of paper from the reunion. we had micky oneil down as been in our class. so some of us did mention him b4 ?! probably robert.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 21, 2010, 08:31:05 PM
can anyone remember were glentoran 2nds or 3rds ? used to play up the other side of ladis dr ? i remember afew of us going up there watching them play ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strandguy on January 22, 2010, 06:32:57 PM
Kevin McNally was also definitely Lagan Village and possibly St Anthony's though could not be 100% sure
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strandguy on January 22, 2010, 06:39:56 PM
Kevin McNally was def Woodstock Street - number 9 I think
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: strandguy on January 22, 2010, 07:04:18 PM
Was there a guy called Halliday, possibly Martin or Thomas who went to St Anthony's - seem to recall him playing in the football team in a match against Harding St? Think there were two or three brothers, possibly lived in the Mount?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 22, 2010, 07:11:31 PM
Was there a guy called Halliday, possibly Martin or Thomas who went to St Anthony's - seem to recall him playing in the football team in a match against Harding St? Think there were two or three brothers, possibly lived in the Mount?

that was our class who got trashed by harding  up at daddy winkers unless its a different game youve mentioned.  there was a catholic family who lived in the mount. there back was right to the back entry of the woodstock rd other side of radnor st. robert semple and meself would have been round at theres back then but i cant remember there names.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 27, 2010, 10:16:43 AM
class reg p7 69.
colin donnelly
robert semple
paul ohara
vincent weir
thomas mccullough
brian collins
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mcilhatton
tony rutherford
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle
francie rehill
tony mcloughlin
john marks
joesph rea
aiden corrigan
brian grant
geberial mcguigian
micky oneil
joe beattie
gerry christian
terrance dawson
paul gracey
desmond mulligan
kenny eccles
kevin mcanally
peter scott
billy mcmullan
brendan mullan
danny burns ?
martin halliday ?
 
33 names there. 2 at the end isnt 100%. we alway reckoned on about 35 or so in the class so there abouts.
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 27, 2010, 10:25:32 AM
not sure if i have this right or not but clem did you not mention to me that there was a guy in our class who lived above hassetts tv shop ? but immigrated to ozzie land ? think you even remembered his name ?!

 
 
hugh finnley was this guys name. left for ozzie land, not that i can remember him.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 27, 2010, 12:03:39 PM
class reg p7 69.
colin donnelly
robert semple
paul ohara
vincent weir
thomas mccullough
brian collins
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mcilhatton
tony rutherford
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle
francie rehill
tony mcloughlin
john marks
joesph rea
aiden corrigan
brian grant
geberial mcguigian
micky oneil
joe beattie
gerry christian
terrance dawson
paul gracey
desmond mulligan
kenny eccles
kevin mcanally
peter scott
billy mcmullan
brendan mullan
danny burns ?
martin halliday ?
 
33 names there. 2 at the end isnt 100%. we alway reckoned on about 35 or so in the class so there abouts.

 
 
 
out of the class i only know of 5 who went unto st pats. dessie mulligan, ken eccles, kevin mcanally , danny oreilly and clem.
colm coleman went to barneys antrim rd.  the rest gusties or unknown ?! :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 30, 2010, 08:37:49 PM
http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page7.html (http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page7.html)
 
pity that parish priest wont set in motion a reunion for those who used to live in the parish and attended the schools.  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 04, 2010, 11:47:45 PM
class reg p7 69.
colin donnelly
robert semple
paul ohara
vincent weir
thomas mccullough
brian collins
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mcilhatton
tony rutherford
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle
francie rehill
tony mcloughlin
john marks
joesph rea
aiden corrigan
brian grant
geberial mcguigian
micky oneil
joe beattie
gerry christian
terrance dawson
paul gracey
desmond mulligan
kenny eccles
kevin mcanally
peter scott
billy mcmullan
brendan mullan
danny burns ?
martin halliday ?
 
33 names there. 2 at the end isnt 100%. we alway reckoned on about 35 or so in the class so there abouts.

 
think we can now say that Danny burns was definitely in our class and martin halliday as well. almost complete i reckon. think micky oneil may have lived down by castlereagh st ?  :scratch_ones_head:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 14, 2010, 04:41:59 PM
help people im all alone here  :D  anyone know who was the head b4 vinty ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on February 17, 2010, 08:23:45 PM
i  went to st anthony's p.s myself my two younger sister's were the last pupiils in the school before it closed many fond memories i left in 1996 i think fr o'leary was the parish priest
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 17, 2010, 09:26:34 PM
i  went to st anthony's p.s myself my two younger sister's were the last pupiils in the school before it closed many fond memories i left in 1996 i think fr o'leary was the parish priest

 
 
were you in the school at willowfield dr or in the convent grounds ? 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on February 18, 2010, 01:34:18 PM

 
 
were you in the school at willowfield dr or in the convent grounds ?

willowfield drive... was a brilliant school lol many memories lol many a brick always found its way through the bus window's    martin mc glade was the headmaster
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 18, 2010, 05:15:56 PM

willowfield drive... was a brilliant school lol many memories lol many a brick always found its way through the bus window's    martin mc glade was the headmaster

 
i alway wondered were those in the later years came from to attend the school as there wasnt to many locals looking to get in ?! were did the numbers come from ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on February 18, 2010, 05:56:19 PM

 
i alway wondered were those in the later years came from to attend the school as there wasnt to many locals looking to get in ?! were did the numbers come from ?

shortstrand and maybye a handful from else where
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 26, 2010, 06:22:04 PM

shortstrand and maybye a handful from else where

 
there was always people from the strand at st anthonys. no doubt in larger numbers in later years.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 26, 2010, 06:25:39 PM
class reg p7 69.
colin donnelly
robert semple
paul ohara
vincent weir
thomas mccullough
brian collins
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mcilhatton
tony rutherford
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle
francie rehill
tony mcloughlin
john marks
joesph rea
aiden corrigan
brian grant
geberial mcguigian
micky oneil
joe beattie
gerry christian
terrance dawson
paul gracey
desmond mulligan
kenny eccles
kevin mcanally
peter scott
billy mcmullan
brendan mullan
danny burns ?
martin halliday ?
 
.

 
talking of people from the strand. back in 69 from our class, dessie milligan, paul gracey, kevin mcanally and ken eccles were from the strand. all came viva lagan village to st anthonys.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 03, 2010, 08:15:02 PM
i started st anthonys in 1989 and left in 1996 all 7 members of my class came from the strand lol i think we were the smallest class in the school
i think a reunion should be held me and a few friends were talking about organising one at one stage but we never got around to it
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 03, 2010, 08:23:43 PM
i started st anthonys in 1989 and left in 1996 all 7 members of my class came from the strand lol i think we were the smallest class in the school
i think a reunion should be held me and a few friends were talking about organising one at one stage but we never got around to it

 
afew of us 5 years ago put together a reunion of sorts. we advertised it in the andytown news and afew parish newsletters were we knew people from our parish moved to back then. word of mouth etc etc. we even had harry hart and a miss kennedy there. we staged the reunion in the crown bar and those of us who went had a cracking time. the parish priest in my opinion could and should have done more. what im not sure  :D but he never seemed to grip the concept.  but we had agreat time putting it together. we meet in the crown 4 or 5 times with differant ex pupils turning up. i meet all of my old mates from the school and those who i hung around with bar a couple. in all go for it and ill give a hand if yous want.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 03, 2010, 09:23:57 PM

 
afew of us 5 years ago put together a reunion of sorts. we advertised it in the andytown news and afew parish newsletters were we knew people from our parish moved to back then. word of mouth etc etc. we even had harry hart and a miss kennedy there. we staged the reunion in the crown bar and those of us who went had a cracking time. the parish priest in my opinion could and should have done more. what im not sure  :D but he never seemed to grip the concept.  but we had agreat time putting it together. we meet in the crown 4 or 5 times with differant ex pupils turning up. i meet all of my old mates from the school and those who i hung around with bar a couple. in all go for it and ill give a hand if yous want.

 
it would seem time flys by quicker than i thought and the reuion was about 8 years ago ! ::)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: girl from the block on March 03, 2010, 09:37:56 PM
Could never understand why kids from the strand were sent to st anthonys when ther was 2 good schools within the area :scratch_ones_head:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 03, 2010, 09:48:06 PM
Could never understand why kids from the strand were sent to st anthonys when ther was 2 good schools within the area :scratch_ones_head:

there was alway ones from the strand at st anthonys although not in high numbers. in the 70s/80s they was probably encouraged to go there to keep the school afloat ? think i pointed out afew from the strand who were inour class in 69. they were at lagan village b4 been moved over to us lot.   
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kraffy on March 04, 2010, 11:30:01 AM
Not a catholic but always remember going past the church, sometimes the nuns would pass me, always said hello. Many years ago.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 04, 2010, 08:18:39 PM

 
afew of us 5 years ago put together a reunion of sorts. we advertised it in the andytown news and afew parish newsletters were we knew people from our parish moved to back then. word of mouth etc etc. we even had harry hart and a miss kennedy there. we staged the reunion in the crown bar and those of us who went had a cracking time. the parish priest in my opinion could and should have done more. what im not sure  :D but he never seemed to grip the concept.  but we had agreat time putting it together. we meet in the crown 4 or 5 times with differant ex pupils turning up. i meet all of my old mates from the school and those who i hung around with bar a couple. in all go for it and ill give a hand if yous want.

went and checked throught my emails and the reunion plus harry harts birthday meet was back in 2004. the photos of harry was from 26 june 04.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 05, 2010, 12:41:10 AM
i think if all that trouble didnt flare up in 2005 the school would still have good numbers to this day
 
ole lad how did you get the class registration ??
 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 05, 2010, 05:12:17 PM
i think if all that trouble didnt flare up in 2005 the school would still have good numbers to this day
 
ole lad how did you get the class registration ??

 
good question. i didnt . that was put put together by meself, clem and robert all from the class of 69. between us we came up with all but 3 of the names you see in that post. another lad from the class put in the final 3 names. in saying that we all said at the reunion that there much have been between 33 to 35 guys in the class? we have 33 names which were defiantly in the class. but there maybe one or two names short ? my hunch is weve got the full list ?
i tryed to get the offical class reg. but both the parish and catholic schools board (or whatever it is) had no records from the school. one person said in those days the prin probably took them , stored them away. died and there family probably came across them and burned them ? i kid you not. public records hadnt anything either. so agood memory from yourself and afew other class mates is a must  :smile:
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 06, 2010, 12:48:49 PM

 
good question. i didnt . that was put put together by meself, clem and robert all from the class of 69. between us we came up with all but 3 of the names you see in that post. another lad from the class put in the final 3 names. in saying that we all said at the reunion that there much have been between 33 to 35 guys in the class? we have 33 names which were defiantly in the class. but there maybe one or two names short ? my hunch is weve got the full list ?
i tryed to get the offical class reg. but both the parish and catholic schools board (or whatever it is) had no records from the school. one person said in those days the prin probably took them , stored them away. died and there family probably came across them and burned them ? i kid you not. public records hadnt anything either. so agood memory from yourself and afew other class mates is a must  :smile:
 

 
forgot to add that as you were at the school alot later on. theres agood chance they kept records alot better than in our day.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 06, 2010, 03:30:05 PM
i think mr mc glade works in harberton so im sur it wouldnt be hard contacting him he should hav all the info
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 06, 2010, 03:41:37 PM
i think mr mc glade works in harberton so im sur it wouldnt be hard contacting him he should hav all the info

 
that would be your first port of call alright. he should be able to point you in the right direction. good luck.
 
for me id like to now add the old address to the names.  :D im a glutting for punishment
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 07, 2010, 01:27:12 PM
lol good luck till ya
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 07, 2010, 07:30:15 PM
lol good luck till ya

ill need it alright  :smile:  passed the old st monicas today and as you said its still standing only with st josephs now on it. so is gusties knocked down ? if so lucky i got there in time to get that photo. a memory which will stay with me forever and a day !  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 09, 2010, 06:17:15 PM
anyone remember or even know who owned the model shop on the cregagh rd facing oberon st ?
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 09, 2010, 09:20:51 PM
anyone remember or even know who owned the model shop on the cregagh rd facing oberon st ?

 
the finished display models they had in the shop window were fantastic. i once asked how much to buy one and think it worked out cheaper to buy one they done than buying from scratch. the differant paints were dear even back then. in all the models i ever done i never painted any !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 09, 2010, 11:40:57 PM
i remember during my time at st anthonys they had a huge display cabnet full of model planes old dolls and things like that i used to love looking at all the different stuff in it. .. i know of a model shop at the top of king street they have everything in there !!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 09, 2010, 11:45:53 PM

ill need it alright  :smile:  passed the old st monicas today and as you said its still standing only with st josephs now on it. so is gusties knocked down ? if so lucky i got there in time to get that photo. a memory which will stay with me forever and a day !  :D
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i had 2 aunts that went to st monicas and my da and my late uncle were also gusties when clearing out my late grandas house we found my late uncles report card
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 10, 2010, 07:54:13 PM
i remember during my time at st anthonys they had a huge display cabnet full of model planes old dolls and things like that i used to love looking at all the different stuff in it. .. i know of a model shop at the top of king street they have everything in there !!!!!!!!!

 
pity its gone now. a bit of history lost forever.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 07:01:01 PM
o i know im sure the old memorablia would have been worth a bit of money
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 07:04:06 PM
o i know im sure the old memorablia would have been worth a bit of money

 
wonder were it all went to ? ebay probably !  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 07:14:08 PM
more than likely  .. i was saying till a few friends about this wee forum. .would be nice to hear about everyones point of view
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 07:17:50 PM
more than likely  .. i was saying till a few friends about this wee forum. .would be nice to hear about everyones point of view

 
imdeed. ive been on here from 06 and it takes of for while then slows down. its up to the likes of us to keep the old schools flag flying high  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 07:35:23 PM
o yes deff in hosital lst week i spoke with a priest i think his name was thomas higgins from rosetta ?? he mentioned a few guys from the strand he went to st augestines with i didnt have a clue alough he was younger than my late uncle who attended the school he asked me were i went to school he was saying to me about the nun who was a headmistress at some stage i dont think he was very fond of her he seemed to think she was incapable of doing anything lol said she was in a world of her own i can remember the nuns vagely when i was only started the school but i said to him about this forum and there being a st augestines thread but sure you never know lol
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 07:43:30 PM
we was lucky we had harry hart one of the very best.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 07:50:59 PM
my da went to st matthews n his father before that i think u may be the first person ive met who may have been a pupil in the school of a differen generaton lol im not trying to make ya feel old or anything lol but i love to hear the oul stories from the black and white days
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 07:55:04 PM
my da went to st matthews n his father before that i think u may be the first person ive met who may have been a pupil in the school of a differen generaton lol im not trying to make ya feel old or anything lol but i love to hear the oul stories from the black and white days

 :D  thats it im of  ! ive never been as insulted in my life !  :D  i only left st anthonys in 69  :D  im in stitches here laughing which isnt good for me at the min as i done my back in yesterday and im in pain ! HELP  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 08:01:10 PM
(laughs)  did u come from the strand yer self then
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 08:08:17 PM
(laughs)  did u come from the strand yer self then

 
no the woodstock rd.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 08:25:36 PM
well i had family in woodstock street !! the croys who then went on to live in willofield drive when the trouble started
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 08:36:28 PM
well i had family in woodstock street !! the croys who then went on to live in willofield drive when the trouble started

 
willowfield drive beside the old school ?  strange choice
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 08:45:36 PM
yes my grandfathers sister she lived there for many yrs up until her husband died then she went to live in bangor but she was there for many yrs i can remember my randa collecting me from school and him calling in to visit   her husband was well known on the woodstock rd as tommy croy i think he was a builder i also had relatives that lived up that way until the 70's the thompson's mamie thompson was the eldest daughter  ? im nearly sure she had a brother and a sister
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 08:47:46 PM
yes my grandfathers sister she lived there for many yrs up until her husband died then she went to live in bangor but she was there for many yrs i can remember my randa collecting me from school and him calling in to visit   her husband was well known on the woodstock rd as tommy croy i think he was a builder i also had relatives that lived up that way until the 70's the thompson's mamie thompson was the eldest daughter  ? im nearly sure she had a brother and a sister

 
doesnt ring a bell with me. in saying that the old memory isnt what it used to be.  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 08:51:28 PM
should i comment on the status of your memory lol last time i was as subtle as a flying brick
 
naw i dont even know much about them my self tbh lol but i mentioned it because they came from the area there were the murrays as well 5 brothers there was !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 08:56:25 PM
should i comment on the status of your memory lol last time i was as subtle as a flying brick
 
naw i dont even know much about them my self tbh lol but i mentioned it because they came from the area there were the murrays as well 5 brothers there was !

murrays from what street ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 08:58:53 PM
im not 100 % sure but i know names owen ,terry,jerry,tony,jim prob not in that order but there father was tom murray and mother maggie nee mcconville
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 09:01:19 PM
im not 100 % sure but i know names owen ,terry,jerry,tony,jim prob not in that order but there father was tom murray and mother maggie nee mcconville

 
there was a murray in my class. they lived of ravenhill ave but its not the same family. remember i was only there until 72 ! anything after that i know nothing about  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 09:02:25 PM
class reg p7 69.
colin donnelly
robert semple
paul ohara
vincent weir
thomas mccullough
brian collins
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mcilhatton
tony rutherford
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle
francie rehill
tony mcloughlin
john marks
joesph rea
aiden corrigan
brian grant
geberial mcguigian
micky oneil
joe beattie
gerry christian
terrance dawson
paul gracey
desmond mulligan
kenny eccles
kevin mcanally
peter scott
billy mcmullan
brendan mullan
danny burns ?
martin halliday ?
 
33 names there. 2 at the end isnt 100%. we alway reckoned on about 35 or so in the class so there abouts.

 
 
gerard murray
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 09:05:06 PM
i can recall someone saying that there house got blew up and two of them went to live in willowfield drive with the other aunt that wud have been jim and tony they then moved to twimbrrok when the trouble kicked off
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 09:10:21 PM
i can recall someone saying that there house got blew up and two of them went to live in willowfield drive with the other aunt that wud have been jim and tony they then moved to twimbrrok when the trouble kicked off

 
im sure its not the same murrays as was in my class. i may have known these other murrays or of them if they lived up our end around the start of the troubles. but id need to know were they lived b4 the dr.
as for twinbrook . it was fav spot for many after been put out. we went up and checked it out ourselves but my folks decided against going there.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 09:13:34 PM

 
im sure its not the same murrays as was in my class. i may have known these other murrays or of them if they lived up our end around the start of the troubles. but id need to know were they lived b4 the dr.
as for twinbrook . it was fav spot for many after been put out. we went up and checked it out ourselves but my folks decided against going there.

know i think they lived in the strand then woodstock street ill have to ask the oul fella !!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 09:15:11 PM

know i think they lived in the strand then woodstock street ill have to ask the oul fella !!!

 
i could be wrong but i think one of them was on this site not that long ago ?!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 09:18:54 PM
more than likely not 100% sure i think yer bad memory is rubbing off lol
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 09:22:02 PM
more than likely not 100% sure i think yer bad memory is rubbing off lol

there was a murray on the site posting. reckons it one of the family you memtion.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 09:25:14 PM
ill have to mention this to my da he wud know more bout them
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 09:27:37 PM
ill have to mention this to my da he wud know more bout them

 
funny enough it was a gerard murray as well  :smile:  check out the woodstock st thread in belfast photos and videos section
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 14, 2010, 11:19:43 AM

 
funny enough it was a gerard murray as well  :smile:  check out the woodstock st thread in belfast photos and videos section

 
will do lol
maybye u should see if it was the same guy from yer class you never know
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 14, 2010, 11:45:42 AM

 
will do lol
maybye u should see if it was the same guy from yer class you never know

 
 not the same guy
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 14, 2010, 12:05:36 PM
aww well then sure ya never know what may happen in the future
 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 14, 2010, 12:32:32 PM
aww well then sure ya never know what may happen in the future

 
indeed ! thats why this site deals with the past  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 18, 2010, 04:27:06 PM
talking of models and toys. in p1 i can still remember an old black aeroplane which lay in a small sand pit in class.  :scratch_ones_head:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 28, 2010, 10:00:46 PM
anyone remember the mcbride family from killowen st ? damien and anthony was the 2 oldest guys. not sure were they moved to but ballycastle direction was mentioned.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on March 31, 2010, 11:07:36 PM
I used to live on the Rosebery Road and i remember the Magees son Johnny. I also remember The Regan family, they lived a few doors down from my Aunt (Cassie Boyd). Mary Meli's chip shop was frequented by everyone in the area and to this day you cant get a pastie like Mary's.
What a friendly, neighbourly area it was, no one cared what you were, everyone helped everyone else.

As a kid i used to be left in the care of cassie in ardenvour st, think the name cassie colgan comes to mind, halfway down, then the magees were one from the end near carlingford st. i used to call there on the way to school at lagan village but can rememer who for. but do remember the name johnny mc gee,think he was in my older sisters class.
regards.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 01, 2010, 07:36:47 PM

As a kid i used to be left in the care of cassie in ardenvour st, think the name cassie colgan comes to mind, halfway down, then the magees were one from the end near carlingford st. i used to call there on the way to school at lagan village but can rememer who for. but do remember the name johnny mc gee,think he was in my older sisters class.
regards.

 
welcome back m8. never knew you went to lagan village ?! i only remember you at st anthonys. did you ever get that photo sorted ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on April 02, 2010, 11:45:34 PM
yeah went to lagan village, first teacher was miss okane, then miss mc gurr i think. managed to get out b4 the dragon in the last room though felt her wrath once in the corridor when late.

remember the gas mantles for light and the big gas fire to dry your coats. there was a kitchen to boil water for hot oxo cubes in plastic mugs. no health and safety [censored] then.

Round the corner from richardson st was a chewing gum machine which coughed out twice every 4th go for a penny, there was a scrum to get in for the extra packet of beech nut.

A chum in my class lived round the corner in glentoran st but the name escapes me.

remember a few names from the strand who went as well.

happy days mate.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 03, 2010, 11:11:10 AM
my cousin john mc must have been in your class at lagan village ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on April 06, 2010, 11:28:47 AM
Olelad ive scanned the 2 pages of the 1969 street directory for creaghy road will try this one first you will probably have to right click and save it to your desk top then when you view it on your own pc you can enlarge it
 
 
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff77/teap_2007/creaghyroad1.jpg)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on April 06, 2010, 11:30:16 AM
let me know what you think and then if that works ill post the other page, or if you or any one else has tips on how i can enlarge it please feel free to help  ;)
 
colette
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 06, 2010, 12:46:36 PM
thanks teap . tryed to enlarge it but no luck.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: teap on April 06, 2010, 12:48:51 PM
sorry olelad... if anyone can advise me how to enlarge this for the forum please do..
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 06, 2010, 04:40:11 PM
sorry olelad... if anyone can advise me how to enlarge this for the forum please do..

 
not a problem teap youve done your bit. while the whole rd would have been handy its between loopland dr and daddy winkers lane aka gibson pk ? im after.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on April 06, 2010, 07:17:15 PM
you can email it then zoom in it should work
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: artibell on April 06, 2010, 07:41:37 PM
you can email it then zoom in it should work
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh237/tonymc527/CregaghRoad1964.jpg)
this is from 1964 it should zoom in in picasa
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 06, 2010, 08:28:10 PM
cheers everyone.
i was trying to find out who owned the model shop on the road but cant see it on there !?  :scratch_ones_head: 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: artibell on April 07, 2010, 03:14:38 PM
There was The Spot on model shop on theCastlreagh Road
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 07, 2010, 09:07:34 PM
There was The Spot on model shop on theCastlreagh Road

 
the one i remember was defo on the cregagh rd between loopland and daddy winkers lane. oberon st was facing it.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on April 10, 2010, 08:37:22 PM
Hello there. The people who owned the wee Model shop were called Mr & Mrs Muskett. I have not seen Arthur recently but have seen Mrs Muskett a while back. They lived about Stirling or Merok area.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on April 10, 2010, 08:38:42 PM
When they sold it the new owner called it Best Wishes....just came into my head.  Mind you can't remember what I did yesterday!!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 11, 2010, 08:08:14 PM
Hello there. The people who owned the wee Model shop were called Mr & Mrs Muskett. I have not seen Arthur recently but have seen Mrs Muskett a while back. They lived about Stirling or Merok area.

 
thanks grannyspice for that info. great wee shop in its day. i spent many an hour in it or looking at the gear in the window. any idea when they parted company with it ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 11, 2010, 08:08:51 PM
When they sold it the new owner called it Best Wishes....just came into my head.  Mind you can't remember what I did yesterday!!!!!  ;)

 
your not doing to bad   :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Dickie on April 11, 2010, 08:19:14 PM
Sorry olelad for comming in on this thread as i am not from that end of town but I knew Harry Hart he used to drink in a pub in Clonard called McGlinchey's he would have been found there most days. He was a very kind man and was very good to his friends i know he has been in bad health this last few yrs i thought i would add this post.
 

 
your not doing to bad   :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: artibell on April 11, 2010, 08:35:33 PM
Hello there. The people who owned the wee Model shop were called Mr & Mrs Muskett. I have not seen Arthur recently but have seen Mrs Muskett a while back. They lived about Stirling or Merok area.

Arthur Muskett confectnr 44Cregagh Road
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 11, 2010, 08:42:18 PM
Sorry olelad for comming in on this thread as i am not from that end of town but I knew Harry Hart he used to drink in a pub in Clonard called McGlinchey's he would have been found there most days. He was a very kind man and was very good to his friends i know he has been in bad health this last few yrs i thought i would add this post.

 
cheers dickie.  as most of us said at the reunion harry was by far the best teacher we had ever had and meeting him after all those years just confirmed the top guy he was.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 11, 2010, 08:43:09 PM

 
 
all i remember was models !  :scratch_ones_head:   cheers artibell
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 13, 2010, 09:16:37 PM
i believe the chapel held a polish service last sunday for those killed in the plane crash in russia
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on April 14, 2010, 11:14:41 PM

 
thanks grannyspice for that info. great wee shop in its day. i spent many an hour in it or looking at the gear in the window. any idea when they parted company with it ?
Not sure Olelad but Arthur then got a wee part time job in the garage at Bellsbridge when my daughter also worked there after school and at weekends. She was about 16 or 17 at the time so I reckon that must have been around 1981/2
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 16, 2010, 10:32:04 PM
one of the things afew of us done in the later years on the rd was joining the st johns ambulance  cadets !
at first it was held in a hall down the rd (spring st maybe ?) which was a hightmare.  think that old hall is still standing. then moved (thank god) up to harding ps.
really we went for the sport. crab football etc. but i do remember passing my first first aid test.  :swoon:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on April 16, 2010, 11:20:58 PM
Olelad was the class held in Grovefield Street clinic near Spring St? We used to have to go to overflow classes there from Nettlefield and it was also the Baby Clinic. Can you just imagine that happening now? Suppose the way things are going it could well happen.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 16, 2010, 11:30:34 PM
Olelad was the class held in Grovefield Street clinic near Spring St? We used to have to go to overflow classes there from Nettlefield and it was also the Baby Clinic. Can you just imagine that happening now? Suppose the way things are going it could well happen.

 
not sure tbh, i alway thought it was in spring st ?  all i remember was the staircase leading to the upstairs and a large room up there. once the lord st lot was in us and they filled the place. put us lot to shame for sure. think there was afew smaller rooms upstairs as well. we never used downstairs at all. lucky for us we only went there a couple of times b4 the move. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on April 21, 2010, 06:37:35 PM

 
not sure tbh, i alway thought it was in spring st ?  all i remember was the staircase leading to the upstairs and a large room up there. once the lord st lot was in us and they filled the place. put us lot to shame for sure. think there was afew smaller rooms upstairs as well. we never used downstairs at all. lucky for us we only went there a couple of times b4 the move.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on April 21, 2010, 06:44:01 PM
  Prettysure St John classes were in mount street clinic, or the baby clinic as it was known before relocating to Harding Street school. Great fun those classes. My uncle L J Rice was the Superintendant then. A bit strict but dead on he was.

You can see the mount st clinic on street veiw on google maps with the old stone wall at the front.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 21, 2010, 09:23:53 PM
  Prettysure St John classes were in mount street clinic, or the baby clinic as it was known before relocating to Harding Street school. Great fun those classes. My uncle L J Rice was the Superintendant then. A bit strict but dead on he was.

You can see the mount st clinic on street veiw on google maps with the old stone wall at the front.

 
the marching could be a right pain but all was forgotten when we started to play football  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on April 28, 2010, 04:16:39 AM
Tony aint been on here in a while and just catchin up , yeah i remember the shop very well , it was a guy called Arthur Muskett and his wife i think they lived up around Stirling Ave direction , i believe he was at one time a motorbike racer tho not certain , (ya could try googlin it ?)and his hobby and passion was airfix models, i remember some of the models he built of motorbikes , cars and planes were on display in the old folk and transport museum which was in witham st on the newtownards rd near the junction of the albertbridge , it wouldnt surprise me if they are still on display in the current folk and transport museum. glad you were able to put those last couple of names on K.
anyone remember or even know who owned the model shop on the cregagh rd facing oberon st ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 28, 2010, 07:08:06 PM
Tony aint been on here in a while and just catchin up , yeah i remember the shop very well , it was a guy called Arthur Muskett and his wife i think they lived up around Stirling Ave direction , i believe he was at one time a motorbike racer tho not certain , (ya could try googlin it ?)and his hobby and passion was airfix models, i remember some of the models he built of motorbikes , cars and planes were on display in the old folk and transport museum which was in witham st on the newtownards rd near the junction of the albertbridge , it wouldnt surprise me if they are still on display in the current folk and transport museum. glad you were able to put those last couple of names on K.

 
cheers m8 and welcome back. again a smashing wee shop at the time.
on further up the rd was the red rooster cafe (the corner of daddy winkers lane) which opened around 70.71. a gang from dromore st took that name for themselfs as they hung around there.  got a bad beating up that direction.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 29, 2010, 06:58:58 PM
class reg p7 69.
colin donnelly
robert semple
paul ohara
vincent weir
thomas mccullough
brian collins
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mcilhatton
tony rutherford
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle
francie rehill
tony mcloughlin
john marks
joesph rea
aiden corrigan
brian grant
geberial mcguigian
micky oneil
joe beattie
gerry christian
terrance dawson
paul gracey
desmond mulligan
kenny eccles
kevin mcanally
peter scott
billy mcmullan
brendan mullan
danny burns
martin halliday
 

 
 

 
 
 
yes clem as you say good to finally get the last few names on the list. only thing now is whatever became of martin halliday, danny burns, peter scott, francie rehill, billy mcmullan, micky oneil and joe beattie. the rest we sort of know what became of them, peter scott went to gusties alright but after that i aint got a clue, nor had anyone else mind !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on April 29, 2010, 08:11:49 PM
olelad, did you know a big fella, a few years older than yours self who went to st Anthonys called Danny Boyle. oh by the way,why are the down men so quiet now 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 30, 2010, 07:52:36 PM
olelad, did you know a big fella, a few years older than yours self who went to st Anthonys called Danny Boyle. oh by the way,why are the down men so quiet now

 
yeah i remember danny alright. think he was about 3 years older than us lot. he lived up in dromore st.  think he moved to twinbrook.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 01, 2010, 09:46:12 AM
olelad, did you know a big fella, a few years older than yours self who went to st Anthonys called Danny Boyle. oh by the way,why are the down men so quiet now

 
clem would have known him alot better than me. think im right in saying he knocked around with alex wall ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on May 01, 2010, 01:16:27 PM
big Danny was in my class at gussies, your right that he moved to twinbrook, nice big fella, havent seen him in decades
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on May 01, 2010, 01:17:56 PM
olelad, did you watch the match last sunday ? is the orchard in bloom or what ;)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 01, 2010, 10:12:48 PM
olelad, did you watch the match last sunday ? is the orchard in bloom or what ;)

 
 
didnt roadhog. do you remember the mcmahons by any chance ? moved from the strand up to ogilve st. paul and gerry was 2 of them. cant remember the others.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on May 02, 2010, 08:38:19 AM

 
 
didnt roadhog. do you remember the mcmahons by any chance ? moved from the strand up to ogilve st. paul and gerry was 2 of them. cant remember the others.
yes, I think so, Gerry was a great soccer player, he had/has a sister how would be around the same age as me, I cant remember her name now
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 02, 2010, 06:58:13 PM
yes, I think so, Gerry was a great soccer player, he had/has a sister how would be around the same age as me, I cant remember her name now

indeed there was at least one girl in the family. paul was a year older than me.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on May 03, 2010, 09:14:15 AM
I knew a Meli from the Springfield Road in the early 1960s.  I bought his Triumph Trophy motor bike in 1962.
Massi Meli had a chip shop in Cromac sq, his brother was Toni Meli. Massi had a love of fast cars and motorbikes
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 15, 2010, 04:48:15 PM
can anyone remember corrigans shop on the castlereagh rd ? it was on the corner of one of the streets between redcar st and ardgowen st (cant remember there names) b4 moving to there they had a shop on up the rd ballygowen rd i think ? jog any memories
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on May 16, 2010, 10:02:14 PM
Hi Olelad yeah i remember the Corrigan family they owened the spar like shop at the bottom of the Ballygowan road where the bank of ireland is now, the guy in our class was called Aidan ,they then moved to or got another spar type shop opposite the chippy(knowles) on the castlereagh road. Joe beattie's livin around the Saintfield road area and he would have been good pals with the Murrays you mentioned b4 who lived on Castlereagh St. The 2 brothers i knew were Dermot and John and they moved to Downpatrick area and did quite well in the building trade, keep in touch Clem
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on May 16, 2010, 10:03:59 PM
Think her name was Peggy. .?

indeed there was at least one girl in the family. paul was a year older than me.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 16, 2010, 10:12:32 PM
Hi Olelad yeah i remember the Corrigan family they owened the spar like shop at the bottom of the Ballygowan road where the bank of ireland is now, the guy in our class was called Aidan ,they then moved to or got another spar type shop opposite the chippy(knowles) on the castlereagh road. Joe beattie's livin around the Saintfield road area and he would have been good pals with the Murrays you mentioned b4 who lived on Castlereagh St. The 2 brothers i knew were Dermot and John and they moved to Downpatrick area and did quite well in the building trade, keep in touch Clem

 
 
was joe beattie from the beersbridge rd calvin st ?  i cant remember him at all. he was one of ones you remember from our class.
the turleys moved to downpatrick and done well in the building game down there. they living on the ravenhill rd. gerard was our centre forward on the school team.
mickey oneil was the guy i think may have came from castlereagh st.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on May 17, 2010, 08:12:20 AM
yeah, Joe ltved off beersbridge road and surprisingly enough he also had a sister called peggy, the turley's ive met several times since they moved to downpatrick and their family also were big in the constuction industry, the murrays i mentioned from castlereagh street didnt go to st anthonys school if i ever meet John or Dermot will try to find out , the only michael o neill i can think of was paul o neills brother and they lived in the street behind willowfield drive (Jocelyn?) he was a few years older than us , any help?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 17, 2010, 07:48:12 PM
yeah, Joe ltved off beersbridge road and surprisingly enough he also had a sister called peggy, the turley's ive met several times since they moved to downpatrick and their family also were big in the constuction industry, the murrays i mentioned from castlereagh street didnt go to st anthonys school if i ever meet John or Dermot will try to find out , the only michael o neill i can think of was paul o neills brother and they lived in the street behind willowfield drive (Jocelyn?) he was a few years older than us , any help?

 
micky oneil i cant remember but afew others from our class are sure he was in it. i remember been down at someones house in castlereagh st and im quessing maybe it could have been micky oneils ?  seems he lived down that end of the rd. im sure he hadnt anything to do with paul oneil.
there was a gerard murray in our class from of ravenhill ave , reckon youd remember him ok. i cant remember joe beattie at all. he might even have gone to gusties ?
. i remember at the reunion we all knew ones from the class others had forgotten while some we all remembered  :D
colemans was another family of ravenhill ave,.colm was in our class.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: belle_fast on May 18, 2010, 10:46:34 AM
 
Interesting thread!  My immediate family (Regan's) hailed from Rosebery Gardens, I wasn't aware that there were Regan's in Adenvohr St (where my sister lives now) but I'm fairly certain they were no relation.  My Regan's did not attend St. Anthony's though, they went to Euston St.
 
I recognise some names on this board, Gary Wilson still lives in the same place and I recall my Dad talking about the Duffy family.
 
My other family name from this area is Sloan, also from Rosebery Gdns but hailed from Thistle Street off the Newtownards Rd.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 18, 2010, 11:04:04 AM
clem the collins who weve talking about on here b4. i think i remember you saying youd never seen any of them since they moved from the east ? you reckon they moved to west belfast ? maybe some of those from west belfast reading this thread might know something of them . there was brian collins who was in our class. cant think of hand the brothers names ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 18, 2010, 04:30:41 PM

Interesting thread!  My immediate family (Regan's) hailed from Rosebery Gardens, I wasn't aware that there were Regan's in Adenvohr St (where my sister lives now) but I'm fairly certain they were no relation.  My Regan's did not attend St. Anthony's though, they went to Euston St.
 
I recognise some names on this board, Gary Wilson still lives in the same place and I recall my Dad talking about the Duffy family.
 
My other family name from this area is Sloan, also from Rosebery Gdns but hailed from Thistle Street off the Newtownards Rd.

 
hi belle-fast the only family i knew that you mentioned was the duffys.  grew up with many who went to euston st ps. i lived a stone throws away from it. the local libary was run from there at one time. it was down stairs in a basement ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: belle_fast on May 18, 2010, 04:58:48 PM

 
hi belle-fast the only family i knew that you mentioned was the duffys.  grew up with many who went to euston st ps. i lived a stone throws away from it. the local libary was run from there at one time. it was down stairs in a basement ?

It was Olelad - I went to the school myself and my Mum has worked at the school for years (still does).  I loved that old library even if it was a bit spooky.  It was closed and relocated to the Woodstock Rd at the corner of Portallo St.  I think it's under threat of closure now but don't quote me on that.
 
You were obviously from some of the surrounding streets to the school, I lived in Mashona St until it was pulled down in 1990.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 18, 2010, 05:21:38 PM

It was Olelad - I went to the school myself and my Mum has worked at the school for years (still does).  I loved that old library even if it was a bit spooky.  It was closed and relocated to the Woodstock Rd at the corner of Portallo St.  I think it's under threat of closure now but don't quote me on that.
 
You were obviously from some of the surrounding streets to the school, I lived in Mashona St until it was pulled down in 1990.

 
that street ran of euston st to the castlereagh rd ?  the shop i mentioned earlier ran by corrigans on the castlereagh rd may well have been on the corner of mashons st ? there was 2 streets between redcar and ardgowen st i cant remember the others name. i lived beside bells laundry on the other side of the school . long b4 your time i guess  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: belle_fast on May 18, 2010, 09:01:46 PM

 
that street ran of euston st to the castlereagh rd ?  the shop i mentioned earlier ran by corrigans on the castlereagh rd may well have been on the corner of mashons st ? there was 2 streets between redcar and ardgowen st i cant remember the others name. i lived beside bells laundry on the other side of the school . long b4 your time i guess  :smile:

Might well have been Olelad (I'm 'only' in my 30's)!  The 2 streets you refer to but can't remember the names of are Mashona Street and Euston Parade.  Mashona St had 2 shops at the top of the street, one was a convenience type store (the VG then later the Spar in my time) and the newsagents which may well have been Corrigans but was known as Eva's in my time (owned by the McCarthys).
 
I remember the old laundry too, I was a bit of a tomboy and loved climbing when I was wee so I was in there quite a bit!  ;)   It was later turned into a warehousing / office faciltity for Russells Cellars.
 
I'm really quite sad that all those 'original' places have gone now as I'll never be able to show my daughter where her Mummy grew up  :(  but I guess that's progress for you!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 18, 2010, 11:16:21 PM

Might well have been Olelad (I'm 'only' in my 30's)!  The 2 streets you refer to but can't remember the names of are Mashona Street and Euston Parade.  Mashona St had 2 shops at the top of the street, one was a convenience type store (the VG then later the Spar in my time) and the newsagents which may well have been Corrigans but was known as Eva's in my time (owned by the McCarthys).
 
I remember the old laundry too, I was a bit of a tomboy and loved climbing when I was wee so I was in there quite a bit!  ;)   It was later turned into a warehousing / office faciltity for Russells Cellars.
 
I'm really quite sad that all those 'original' places have gone now as I'll never be able to show my daughter where her Mummy grew up  :(  but I guess that's progress for you!

 
your well after my time in the area  :D  corrigans shop would have been on the left facing the castlereagh rd ? they lived upstairs. i was there afew times as one of them was in my class. it was like a spar but not sure as it was so long ago.
bells laundry walls we was never of them. we got our conkers of the trees facing redcar st.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: hilaryc on May 21, 2010, 06:52:03 PM
just found this thread . I came from willowfield parade went to euston street and was friendly with ellen o hara. remember mary melis,a pastie and 4pence worth and a bottle of pepsi on a friday night. the area was mixed and friendly all collectred for the boney and all went to the celi in st anthonys hall ,had brilliant slides when it was icy in the street with no name. Was chased by sister Bernadina for pinching the hens eggs from the convent !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 21, 2010, 11:03:31 PM
just found this thread . I came from willowfield parade went to euston street and was friendly with ellen o hara. remember mary melis,a pastie and 4pence worth and a bottle of pepsi on a friday night. the area was mixed and friendly all collectred for the boney and all went to the celi in st anthonys hall ,had brilliant slides when it was icy in the street with no name. Was chased by sister Bernadina for pinching the hens eggs from the convent !

was that one of the oharas from roseberry rd ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: clem on May 22, 2010, 04:30:53 AM
hi olelad , funny i was talkin to a friend who lived knows the collins family and they did indeed move to the twinbrook area ,brian was in our class , manuel was bout 2 years older and i think it was Gerry was about 2 years younger , yeah joe beattie did go to st. augs with yas and the Coleman family along with the Fitzpatricks and O reillys all lived in i Ravenhill Gardens, that other lady is quite right i knew the O Haras well they did indeed live on Rosebery Rd and Eileen was the older of the girls (2?)along with (5?) brothers

 
hi belle-fast the only family i knew that you mentioned was the duffys.  grew up with many who went to euston st ps. i lived a stone throws away from it. the local libary was run from there at one time. it was down stairs in a basement ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 22, 2010, 06:48:29 PM
hi olelad , funny i was talkin to a friend who lived knows the collins family and they did indeed move to the twinbrook area ,brian was in our class , manuel was bout 2 years older and i think it was Gerry was about 2 years younger , yeah joe beattie did go to st. augs with yas and the Coleman family along with the Fitzpatricks and O reillys all lived in i Ravenhill Gardens, that other lady is quite right i knew the O Haras well they did indeed live on Rosebery Rd and Eileen was the older of the girls (2?)along with (5?) brothers

 
 
 
twinbrook was indeed avery popular place for ones from the east moving to. we very nearly went there as well. cant remember joe at gusties at all but when we all left st anthonys you made new friends at seconary school and that was that. just after having a pint with joe kelly. he ran into john mcgibbon last night. one family no one seems to know what happened to them is the taylors. they lived on the woodstock and were in the funiture game. mark was a year older than us. think there may have been about 5 of them. think after the woodstock they went to bangor but nothing since.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on May 23, 2010, 12:02:52 AM
i remember those chickens, but needed some one else to in case i was crackin up.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 23, 2010, 05:07:59 PM
i remember those chickens, but needed some one else to in case i was crackin up.

 
we was just talking about you yesterday ! if theres anyone who has afew tales about the woodstock its you   :smile:
 
next door to the taylors was the walls. not sure how many of them was but i remember alex. clem would know them better .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: hilaryc on May 24, 2010, 11:48:59 AM
ellen was the oldest O hara girl and angela the youngest. They moved to Farnham St on the Ormeau Rd ,som are still there but John was murdered when a taxi driver around 1991.Childhood days seem so innocent  in retrospect.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 24, 2010, 06:33:34 PM
ellen was the oldest O hara girl and angela the youngest. They moved to Farnham St on the Ormeau Rd ,som are still there but John was murdered when a taxi driver around 1991.Childhood days seem so innocent  in retrospect.

 
was in the same class as paul.  havent seen him since 72.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 25, 2010, 10:04:20 PM
i remember those chickens, but needed some one else to in case i was crackin up.

 
seems there was 7 of the taylors. 2 girls and 5 boys ? one of the girls was called maureen, chris and billy was twins then there was michael and mark. mark was the one i knew although not that well. he was a year older than me. i remember some of the others but again not that well. they moved to bangor and may have opened a furniture shop or store on the groomsport rd ? so maybe that might jog someones memory ? thanks to joe for that info  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 01, 2010, 10:30:46 PM
 those that remember the bolt gerry gallagher (teacher) think he may have lived around roseberry rd back then. heard he has been a manager in a bookies in omagh for years now !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on June 02, 2010, 10:49:06 PM
what about the rex cinema, formerly the willowfield. 3d to get in on a sat afternoon and all the fleas you could carry home for free. half time you went up on stage for a free ticket for next week. happy days
 
we was just talking about you yesterday ! if theres anyone who has afew tales about the woodstock its you   :smile:
 
next door to the taylors was the walls. not sure how many of them was but i remember alex. clem would know them better .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on June 03, 2010, 10:00:39 PM
Just been going through the threads from the start and jotting down names as they came into my head ! So in no particular order here goes and hope to jog a few memories. Miss Morton Mr ? Tracey and Frank Dologhan ~ teachers. Kevin Kelly, Joe Davidson, Kevin and Jim Rafferty, Leo Christian, Anthony Wilde, Gerard Braiden, Sid Walsh and his sis Lisa, Frank Marks, Kieran and Aiden Corrigan, Michael OHara, Pearse McCrory, Gerry Connolly, the Meighans, Peter Rooney, Marty McGuigan, Robert and Paul Kerr, John and Tom Boyd, Vincent Crilly, Michael and Eugene Quigley, Terry George, Cathal Coleman, ? Lundy, ? Grant. Sure theres loads more that escape me but enough to be going on with
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on June 03, 2010, 10:12:15 PM
Saw a post from belle_fast earlier. Can remember the Regan twins and their sis but her name escapes me. Used to hang out in Daddy Winkers but thats another story  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 04, 2010, 08:10:21 PM

 bell.
 
remember all that about the rex well. if you went up and done a song or dance you got afree ticket for next weeks show ! hence i alway paid  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 04, 2010, 08:15:51 PM
Just been going through the threads from the start and jotting down names as they came into my head ! So in no particular order here goes and hope to jog a few memories. Miss Morton Mr ? Tracey and Frank Dologhan ~ teachers. Kevin Kelly, Joe Davidson, Kevin and Jim Rafferty, Leo Christian, Anthony Wilde, Gerard Braiden, Sid Walsh and his sis Lisa, Frank Marks, Kieran and Aiden Corrigan, Michael OHara, Pearse McCrory, Gerry Connolly, the Meighans, Peter Rooney, Marty McGuigan, Robert and Paul Kerr, John and Tom Boyd, Vincent Crilly, Michael and Eugene Quigley, Terry George, Cathal Coleman, ? Lundy, ? Grant. Sure theres loads more that escape me but enough to be going on with

 
 
remember a lot of those names as well. think maybe you might be ayear or two older than us class of 69 ?  :scratch_ones_head: brian grant willowfield dr was in our class as was gerry christian brother of leo and aiden corrigan. colemans from of ravenhill ave ? colm in our class. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 04, 2010, 08:47:20 PM
Just been going through the threads from the start and jotting down names as they came into my head ! So in no particular order here goes and hope to jog a few memories. Miss Morton Mr ? Tracey and Frank Dologhan ~ teachers. Kevin Kelly, Joe Davidson, Kevin and Jim Rafferty, Leo Christian, Anthony Wilde, Gerard Braiden, Sid Walsh and his sis Lisa, Frank Marks, Kieran and Aiden Corrigan, Michael OHara, Pearse McCrory, Gerry Connolly, the Meighans, Peter Rooney, Marty McGuigan, Robert and Paul Kerr, John and Tom Boyd, Vincent Crilly, Michael and Eugene Quigley, Terry George, Cathal Coleman, ? Lundy, ? Grant. Sure theres loads more that escape me but enough to be going on with

 
the corrigans had a shop on the castlereagh rd . now not sure when they left but reckon it was around 72. was told at our reunion they moved to fintona co tyrone. where it seems the came from ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 06, 2010, 11:06:19 PM
at last news of francie rehill who came from the castlereagh estate.  moved to newtownbuttler.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 21, 2010, 10:15:09 PM
anyone remember 3 brothers called the hardys ?  didnt go to st anthonys ,maybe harding mem. used to live on the main woodstock then the castlereagh rd.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on June 21, 2010, 11:15:53 PM
hey ole lad, Did anyone else go into artie bells motor bike show room and sit on the bikes until told to go by a grown up, then mooch of to daddy winkers (where did that name come from). Some times going into malone rfc to play with the spare balls they used for training. Happy days mate.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 21, 2010, 11:25:04 PM
hey ole lad, Did anyone else go into artie bells motor bike show room and sit on the bikes until told to go by a grown up, then mooch of to daddy winkers (where did that name come from). Some times going into malone rfc to play with the spare balls they used for training. Happy days mate.

 
indeed m8. i remember malone rugby club been built up there and going to a sports day in the main hall when 1st opened. we never took to watching the game mind  :D   in fact at arti bells he alway had a pile of honda 60/90s lined up outside and we used to sit on most of them b4 been told to shove of.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 22, 2010, 10:09:32 PM

 
indeed m8. i remember malone rugby club been built up there and going to a sports day in the main hall when 1st opened. we never took to watching the game mind  :D   in fact at arti bells he alway had a pile of honda 60/90s lined up outside and we used to sit on most of them b4 been told to shove of.

 
it must be said that by 71 daddy winkers was a no go. the days of swinging on the witch's hat were gone for good and a kicking was on the cards instead.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 10, 2010, 02:44:41 PM
at this time of the year back then in the parish. most streets had there own wee bonie and each used to raid each others and fights between the differant streets was the norm. is it still the same over there ?  :scratch_ones_head:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: martin mc cullough on July 12, 2010, 04:49:15 PM
my mum was a dinner lady there for a lot of years,eileen mc cullough
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 12, 2010, 10:02:33 PM
my mum was a dinner lady there for a lot of years,eileen mc cullough

 
no such things as dinners in my days there  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 18, 2010, 06:57:35 PM
can anyone remember was there ever at any time in st anthonys ps history a uniform or school badge ?

 
not long been told that after the boys school was renovated in 1970 the school took on a uniform of blue jumper and blue tie. it dont last 2 long for the numbers went belly up during 71/72 as the numbers fell away big time.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 20, 2010, 09:25:24 PM
all the others have deserted the thread and i think ill have to do like wise. only so far you can go with the old memory banks  :smile: . while the parish is very much a changed place and one which many still avoid . it was still were many and us the class of 69 grew up and lived in till are mid /early teens. so unless new life comes and posts i bid farewell.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: billnl on July 29, 2010, 05:04:06 PM

Interesting thread!  My immediate family (Regan's) hailed from Rosebery Gardens, I wasn't aware that there were Regan's in Adenvohr St (where my sister lives now) but I'm fairly certain they were no relation.  My Regan's did not attend St. Anthony's though, they went to Euston St.
 
I recognise some names on this board, Gary Wilson still lives in the same place and I recall my Dad talking about the Duffy family.
 
My other family name from this area is Sloan, also from Rosebery Gdns but hailed from Thistle Street off the Newtownards Rd.
My older brother knocked around with the Regans from Rosebery Gardens . I think there was a Brian and twins one who was called Ronnie. I see that you come from Mashona Street , I grew up about a 100 yards away in Hillsborough Gardens.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: annied on August 17, 2010, 09:02:00 AM
I knew the Regan family well, They lived down what we used to call the stumps next to the Boyds My granny Mrs Duffy was good friends with Mrs Regan. Have great memories of my childhood living in Carlingford St and had great friends.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: billnl on August 17, 2010, 04:57:22 PM
I knew the Regan family well, They lived down what we used to call the stumps next to the Boyds My granny Mrs Duffy was good friends with Mrs Regan. Have great memories of my childhood living in Carlingford St and had great friends.

The stumps, was that the metal bollards between Rosebery Gardens and Carlingford Street.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on August 17, 2010, 05:28:00 PM
Does anyone remember Bobby Kerr from St. Anthony's Parish? I think his family had a shop somewhere close to the church. Bobby would be about 60 now.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: rusty on August 17, 2010, 09:28:26 PM

 
it must be said that by 71 daddy winkers was a no go. the days of swinging on the witch's hat were gone for good and a kicking was on the cards instead.
    did they knock daddy winkers lane down or is it still there.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: annied on August 17, 2010, 11:14:21 PM
Yes the stumps were at the top of Carlingford St, My granny lived next door.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on August 18, 2010, 02:24:46 PM
    did they knock daddy winkers lane down or is it still there.

 
its still there but has changed alot still the early 70s. the club house is just the same mind.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on August 18, 2010, 10:37:55 PM
Can remember a Robert Kerr at school. His family owned a fish shop on down the Woodstock from the chapel. Dont recall him ever being called Bobby but the nature of the family business meant that his nickname during his school days was Kipper Kerr ! Heard he went to Manchester to teach nearly 40 yrs ago and be about 57 now
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on August 19, 2010, 02:03:47 PM
Hi Marcas, Thanks for the info re Kipper Kerr - [or Bobby as I knew him]. I knew him from our college days in England and he began teaching in Manchester but I lost touch with him around 1975. I think he may have gone to Canada but not certain. It was a long shot hoping someone may have contact details for him. He would be about 57 or 58 now. Cheers.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on August 29, 2010, 12:21:45 PM
corrigans shop which was talked about on here was number 131 castlereagh rd.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 13, 2010, 07:12:30 PM
st anthonys school opened in june 1913 to accommodate 350 pupils. the cost of the building £3.500. by 1935 it had 466. in 1955 st anthonys became a parish in its own rights. b4 this it was linked to st matthews. taken from a history pf st anthonys willowfield
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 24, 2010, 09:50:50 PM
eros you was looking afew pictures of st anthonys school. well theres afew on this thread.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 27, 2010, 07:47:39 PM
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o403/condemnedred/GetAttachment2-4.jpg)

heres a photo of the old school shortly b4 it was knocked down.

theres the pic of the old school. up until 1968 the boys was upstairs while the girls had the bottom section.  after 68 the new girls school opened and us lads had the place to ourselfs  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Kaitren_mc on October 28, 2010, 10:57:56 AM
who is the priest of st anthony's chapel know ?? I know it was fr o leary when I was there!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: proinseas on October 31, 2010, 06:28:39 PM
I went to the girls school too, do you remember the hall which had p4 p5 and 6&7 divided by partitions?
And of course Sr Bernadina? I remember the year of the big snow 63, when I was so afraid of missing school, I walked all the way from the top of the cregagh in all that snow only to be told school was closed and to go home again!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: proinseas on October 31, 2010, 06:38:51 PM
Yes I went to mass last year @ St Anthonys and couldn't believe how well the parish had grown since I left 30 years ago. Nowadays it has a large Polish community in the congregation. Also a good choir!
I remember the choir in the gallery with Miss Brady? Do you?
Any one out there get their pink blouses made by Mrs Crilly?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 31, 2010, 06:44:39 PM
who is the priest of st anthony's chapel know ?? I know it was fr o leary when I was there!!

 http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page2.html (http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page2.html)
all details are here  kaitren  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 10, 2011, 08:12:38 PM
what was the name of the bar/off licence at the corner of ardgowen st woodstock rd ?   i remember been in it once or twice and it seemed very small and narrow.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: dchips on January 11, 2011, 01:21:07 AM
I just read this thread start to finish. I was rared in Carlingford Street, and still live in the area. I'm only 33, so a good while after most of yourselves. Its amazing for me to read all this, but I feel a bit sad to say that my family must have moved into our house in Carlingford street after probably one of the catholic families were made to leave. I think it was probably late 60 early 70's when my family moved there, it was certainly before I was born.
Its great to hear you all loved growing up there, its strange for me to hear how the community used to be, for me growing up in the area there was no catholics of my age at all, someone mentioned popes row, we still call that row of houses popes row, from what we were told growing up it was mostly catholics that lived there, may still be ?

We played in the grounds of the Chapel, and in the grounds of the Convent, or "the home" as we called it, the care taker even used to let us keep our bonfire wood there. I never knew that the Chapel was St, Anthony's and I've live no more than a couple of streets away from it almost all my life. I knew the school was St.  Anthony's as we did a cross community scheme, Nettlefield and St Anthony's it was called CRIS, Community Relations in Schools, really this was the first contact I had with anyone from the catholic community. Almost all the pupils there where from the Short Strand, I still remember some of them.

We played in all the same place previously mentioned, The Chapel, the home, daddy winkers, over the park (Ormeau).
The stumps is still the stumps, and so is popes row. Mary's chippy is still a chippy, had a good few different owners now, when it was still Mary's it was always lovingly referred to as Greasy Mary's, a pastie and line please.
Someone mentioned Tailors, I take it that was on the road facing Ardenvohr St. We still call it Tailors, even though its a Mace now, and I have never know it as anything other than a sweet/tobacconist shop, but still Tailors none the less. The auld laundry hasn't been there for some years now, we also collected cheesers there, infact some of the trees are still there.
Does anyone know what the bit of waste ground between Tildarg and Ogilvie street was originally used for ?
Who ever it was that mentioned the Regans and the Sloan's, I know of both families, and you must be about the same age as me, so we may well know each other.
Did anyone live in Carlingford street, the only person who I know was there before us was our next door neighbour, Mr. Monroe, I never knew his first name, he was a lovely old man, had this way of telling you off so that you knew you'd done wrong, but you never felt put upon. He past away when I must have been 6 or 7. If I ask my da he'd probably be able to tell me who else lived there before us, but I just don't know. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who used to live in Carlingford street.
 
p.s.
The wine store on the corner of Ardgowan street is still a wine store, I never knew it as anything other than a Russel Cellars, I do remember it when it was narrow and long, the door used to be right on the corner. I'll ask my mother in law, as she used to work in it in the 80's.

David
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on January 11, 2011, 03:16:47 AM
Intresting post dchips,must say marys chippie was never known as greasy marys when Mary Meli was the owner, I think the Meli's were put out early in the troubles.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: dchips on January 11, 2011, 10:16:02 AM
Hi naumi

I don't think it was the original Mary that owned it then, it was never that bad cos we still all went to it, on a Friday evening the queues used to be down Imperial street,  it was just what it was called Greasy Mary's. Even now some people still call it greasy Marys. Then just across the road on the corner of Roslyn Street and Ipmerial street was a wee shop, that was Molly's to us. I used to stand and try and read the old white writing on the side of the wall, it was prices for parafin, someting and 6 it was.

David
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: syriana on January 11, 2011, 12:41:43 PM
what was the name of the bar/off licence at the corner of ardgowen st woodstock rd ?   i remember been in it once or twice and it seemed very small and narrow.

In the 1980's I think the bar was called The Eastender - I can't remember what it was called before then.  There also used to be a bar at the Cregagh Road junction with Ravenhill Avenue in the 1960's, was it The Cregagh Inn? - I'm not sure.  I also remember a small potato crisp factory near The Paragon called Knowles.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: dchips on January 11, 2011, 01:34:40 PM
The bar upstairs is still the Eastender, in my memory there was no bar there before the Eastender. The Cregagh Inn was demolished in the 80's probably mid 80's.  I don't know about Knowles, there used to be a factory behind the Paragon, was it in there ?

David
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: syriana on January 11, 2011, 01:49:08 PM
I think so David - not sure.  Knowles also had a shop front property on the same block but the display windows were always covered.  It was a long time ago 1940/50's.  As a small boy I remember being curious because I'd never tasted potato crisps - hard to believe.  I suppose it was the good old days when crisps used to be potato flavoured.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 11, 2011, 09:21:51 PM
I just read this thread start to finish. I was rared in Carlingford Street, and still live in the area. I'm only 33, so a good while after most of yourselves. Its amazing for me to read all this, but I feel a bit sad to say that my family must have moved into our house in Carlingford street after probably one of the catholic families were made to leave. I think it was probably late 60 early 70's when my family moved there, it was certainly before I was born.
Its great to hear you all loved growing up there, its strange for me to hear how the community used to be, for me growing up in the area there was no catholics of my age at all, someone mentioned popes row, we still call that row of houses popes row, from what we were told growing up it was mostly catholics that lived there, may still be ?

We played in the grounds of the Chapel, and in the grounds of the Convent, or "the home" as we called it, the care taker even used to let us keep our bonfire wood there. I never knew that the Chapel was St, Anthony's and I've live no more than a couple of streets away from it almost all my life. I knew the school was St.  Anthony's as we did a cross community scheme, Nettlefield and St Anthony's it was called CRIS, Community Relations in Schools, really this was the first contact I had with anyone from the catholic community. Almost all the pupils there where from the Short Strand, I still remember some of them.

We played in all the same place previously mentioned, The Chapel, the home, daddy winkers, over the park (Ormeau).
The stumps is still the stumps, and so is popes row. Mary's chippy is still a chippy, had a good few different owners now, when it was still Mary's it was always lovingly referred to as Greasy Mary's, a pastie and line please.
Someone mentioned Tailors, I take it that was on the road facing Ardenvohr St. We still call it Tailors, even though its a Mace now, and I have never know it as anything other than a sweet/tobacconist shop, but still Tailors none the less. The auld laundry hasn't been there for some years now, we also collected cheesers there, infact some of the trees are still there.
Does anyone know what the bit of waste ground between Tildarg and Ogilvie street was originally used for ?
Who ever it was that mentioned the Regans and the Sloan's, I know of both families, and you must be about the same age as me, so we may well know each other.
Did anyone live in Carlingford street, the only person who I know was there before us was our next door neighbour, Mr. Monroe, I never knew his first name, he was a lovely old man, had this way of telling you off so that you knew you'd done wrong, but you never felt put upon. He past away when I must have been 6 or 7. If I ask my da he'd probably be able to tell me who else lived there before us, but I just don't know. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who used to live in Carlingford street.
 
p.s.
The wine store on the corner of Ardgowan street is still a wine store, I never knew it as anything other than a Russel Cellars, I do remember it when it was narrow and long, the door used to be right on the corner. I'll ask my mother in law, as she used to work in it in the 80's.

David

 
interesting post . seems we all liked are chippy's  :D the one most popular was between ardgowen st and hillboro gardens. (think its been discussed on this thread)
as for the bar/off sales at the corner of ardgowen st. not sure if it was a public bar or just of sales ? but either was a son of the owner went to st pats ? he was a couple of years older than me. as far as i can remember gunmen went in and i think he got shot in the arm. after that they left. must have been around late 71 early 72. heard he was a car sales man ? cant remember there name.
the eastender isnt were this place was as it isnt directally on the corner of ardgowen st/ woodstock rd. shannons shop was across the entry at the back of off/sales
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: dchips on January 11, 2011, 09:28:15 PM
Hi olelad
That is the Eastender, the entrance isn't on the corner but you can look out the window directly on the corner of Ardgowan/Woodstock. It takes up the whole top floor above whats now russels.

David
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 11, 2011, 09:46:08 PM
Hi olelad
That is the Eastender, the entrance isn't on the corner but you can look out the window directly on the corner of Ardgowan/Woodstock. It takes up the whole top floor above whats now russels.

David

 
cheers david. back then i think there was a side door in ardgowen st with the main enterance right on the corner with the main rd. long many years ago !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: dchips on January 11, 2011, 11:02:44 PM
No problem olelad, thats the way it used to be, even after they renovated it the first time the entrance to the wine store was still on the corner, maybe 6 or 7 years ago they changed it so the entrance was on the woodstock.

David
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on January 12, 2011, 06:14:43 AM
dchips,seeing as you are on the ground ,so to speak.do you know who owned the cosy bar,I knew him and and just can't remember his name.its 14 years since I was last there. I'm from imperial st.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: dchips on January 12, 2011, 09:27:32 AM
The Townsley's own the bar. Bobby, then Billy (brothers), now Billy's son.

David
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on January 12, 2011, 07:47:08 PM
thats them ,does one of them have an false leg?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on January 12, 2011, 10:29:26 PM

 
cheers david. back then i think there was a side door in ardgowen st with the main enterance right on the corner with the main rd. long many years ago !
Olelad you are quite right but give me a wee bit of time and I'll try to find out for you. I remember it too and I asked Seamus Curran last night so leave it with us.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: dchips on January 12, 2011, 11:25:08 PM
thats them ,does one of them have an false leg?

Yes naumi, I think one does.
 
 
 
David
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: naumai on January 13, 2011, 12:02:32 AM
thanks dchips,it happened 50 years ago,so my memory has not compleatly gone.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 14, 2011, 07:39:30 PM
Olelad you are quite right but give me a wee bit of time and I'll try to find out for you. I remember it too and I asked Seamus Curran last night so leave it with us.
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cheers granspice
 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on January 14, 2011, 11:33:23 PM
Olelad, I am reliably informed that the owner of the wee off licence was Harry Matthews who sold it on to Philip Russell. Seamus remembered. if you like you can pm me with your name etc so as I can tell him who you are.
Cheers
Grannyspice
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 15, 2011, 07:38:02 PM
Olelad, I am reliably informed that the owner of the wee off licence was Harry Matthews who sold it on to Philip Russell. Seamus remembered. if you like you can pm me with your name etc so as I can tell him who you are.
Cheers
Grannyspice

 
cheers gran. in no way would seamus know of me or family. i lived up the rd and apart from attending the school. i had no connection with the dr .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on January 15, 2011, 07:54:23 PM
OK Olelad I understand. Hope all well with you. Bye for now.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 15, 2011, 08:09:40 PM
OK Olelad I understand. Hope all well with you. Bye for now.

 
 
 
thank you spicegirl. alway nice to jog the old memory every now and then. but one final thing was it a public bar or just an off sales ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: grannyspice on January 15, 2011, 08:21:31 PM
Olelad it was an off licence with a wee shebeen at the back. Will PM you with a wee bit more info
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 15, 2011, 08:39:05 PM
Olelad it was an off licence with a wee shebeen at the back. Will PM you with a wee bit more info

 
read your pm b4 viewing this  :smile:  again many thanks.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 15, 2011, 08:45:42 PM
In the 1980's I think the bar was called The Eastender - I can't remember what it was called before then.  There also used to be a bar at the Cregagh Road junction with Ravenhill Avenue in the 1960's, was it The Cregagh Inn? - I'm not sure.  I also remember a small potato crisp factory near The Paragon called Knowles.

the cregagh inn wasnt at the corner of ravenhill ave it was at the corner of the next street up from it. cant remember its name just now (willowhomle dr ?) it was definalty there well into the 70s. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: macdoak on January 18, 2011, 02:18:37 PM
i am aiden corrigan ...shop on castlereagh road....st a along time ago...me in belfast ..kieran in dublin
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 18, 2011, 09:39:58 PM
i am aiden corrigan ...shop on castlereagh road....st a along time ago...me in belfast ..kieran in dublin

 
 
hello aiden, as you say long time ago (check your messages ive sent you a pm) i take it youve read this whole thread ? just wondering how many of the old class you remember ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 18, 2011, 09:43:14 PM
ill post the class reg up later on here
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: oxo on January 19, 2011, 12:15:40 PM
did anyone know the hackett family from ranelagh st off ravenhill av.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: oxo on January 19, 2011, 12:51:36 PM
i used to hang around the stumps over 50 years ago there was a wee gang of us the boyds.weirs.galloway.harts.kerr.mc meechan.connely. :girl_blum:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: macdoak on January 19, 2011, 01:10:02 PM
i remember des crilly from the school and joseph rea...vague memories thereafter...do remember failing the 11plus in spectacular fashion...some things never leave you...
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 19, 2011, 09:38:52 PM
i remember des crilly from the school and joseph rea...vague memories thereafter...do remember failing the 11plus in spectacular fashion...some things never leave you...

 
dessie crilly wasnt in fact in our class. he was a year older than us. meet him about 4 years ago. joesph rea was in our class and went to gusties like most of us. think they moved to ormo rd from the cregagh estate. no one knows what became of him ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 19, 2011, 09:50:50 PM
class reg p7 69.
colin donnelly
robert semple
paul ohara
vincent weir
thomas mccullough
brian collins
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mcilhatton
tony rutherford
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle
francie rehill
tony mcloughlin
john marks
joesph rea
aiden corrigan
brian grant
geberial mcguigian
micky oneil
joe beattie
gerry christian
terrance dawson
paul gracey
desmond mulligan
kenny eccles
kevin mcanally
peter scott
billy mcmullan
brendan mullan
danny burns ?
martin halliday ?
 
33 names there. 2 at the end isnt 100%. we alway reckoned on about 35 or so in the class so there abouts.

 
 
aiden that the class reg as put together by us that have been in touch over the last 5 years. there may be afew short, maybe not but its very close either way.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: macdoak on January 20, 2011, 03:58:12 PM
was the class not 68? in 69 i was already in other school from the previous september of 1968...i definitely did my 11plus that year and moved on in September...remember  lot of those names now and wonder were they all are...remember harry hart and vinty...i assume both dead now...sadly..
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 20, 2011, 07:30:34 PM
was the class not 68? in 69 i was already in other school from the previous september of 1968...i definitely did my 11plus that year and moved on in September...remember  lot of those names now and wonder were they all are...remember harry hart and vinty...i assume both dead now...sadly..

 
yes both teachers are dead. harry passed away ayear or 2 back.
 
that been the case then you missed moving over to the chapel hall as the school moved there for renovation work. all of us from p1 to p7 was stuck in the hall. while the new girls school opened. who all do you remember from the reg ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 21, 2011, 04:24:37 PM
was the class not 68? in 69 i was already in other school from the previous september of 1968...i definitely did my 11plus that year and moved on in September...remember  lot of those names now and wonder were they all are...remember harry hart and vinty...i assume both dead now...sadly..

 
ive been reminded that up untill june 68 in the boys section it was the norm for classes to double up. ie...p6/p7+p5/p4 shared the same classroom. so it might be n fact you was in p7 while we was in p6 yet still in the same class room. that might explain you leaving in 68 and therefore not in the class of 69.
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: macdoak on January 22, 2011, 10:41:39 PM
yeah...that must be it...def left in june 1968..do recal the mixed classes on each side of the room..
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 23, 2011, 05:21:11 PM
yeah...that must be it...def left in june 1968..do recal the mixed classes on each side of the room..

must take your name of the reg  :D to be fair thats were a mix up can happen with the classes mixed back then. we moved to the chapel hall in the chapel ground for the start of our last term there in 68/69. there was partitions dividing the classes in there which had the habit of been kicked down once the teacher turned his back. poor harry had his work cut out. funny but i cant remember vinty been there ? . theyd never get away with the likes these day. good craic mind
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on January 25, 2011, 12:04:09 PM

 
yes both teachers are dead. harry passed away ayear or 2 back.
 
that been the case then you missed moving over to the chapel hall as the school moved there for renovation work. all of us from p1 to p7 was stuck in the hall. while the new girls school opened. who all do you remember from the reg ?

I've just found Belfast Forum and it is wonderful. I can go back with Harry Harte to the day he started teaching in St.Anthony's. I was a pupil until 1953 and passed "Qually" and went on a daily journey across town to the great learning halls of St.Malachy's College. Harry started a gaelic football team and we played our first game on the pitch at Nazareth House Ravenhill Road. We played in sky blue shirts and had a few good players although none of us had ever played gaelic before. I have a photo of the team and may try to post it. There is a "Seamus Curran" mentioned in some correspondences in this feather. He was one of our stars. My star did not shine too brightly!! Anyone of this vintage about?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on January 25, 2011, 02:07:57 PM
i used to hang around the stumps over 50 years ago there was a wee gang of us the boyds.weirs.galloway.harts.kerr.mc meechan.connely. :girl_blum:

I lived 30 years in Willowfield Crescent - almost 50 years ago and knew the neighbourhood very well, but never remember a part of Carlingford being referred to as "the stumps". Must have been a very local term. Don't remember the Hacketts of Ranelagh Street, but do you remember the Lundy's?? or the Currys and Duffys of Carlingford Street.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: oxo on January 25, 2011, 05:34:14 PM
the stumps that i was talking about were in carlingford street facing creagh street there was 3 of them made of concrete i do remember the lundys if it is the same ones they lived a few doors from us in ranelagh st.the duffys that i knew lived in carlingford  st beside the stumps the boyds lived in roseberry gardens lewis gallaway lived in carlingford st his house had a big shop window but it was not a shop also the hawkins lived in omeath st.  those were happy days.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 25, 2011, 09:01:04 PM

I've just found Belfast Forum and it is wonderful. I can go back with Harry Harte to the day he started teaching in St.Anthony's. I was a pupil until 1953 and passed "Qually" and went on a daily journey across town to the great learning halls of St.Malachy's College. Harry started a gaelic football team and we played our first game on the pitch at Nazareth House Ravenhill Road. We played in sky blue shirts and had a few good players although none of us had ever played gaelic before. I have a photo of the team and may try to post it. There is a "Seamus Curran" mentioned in some correspondences in this feather. He was one of our stars. My star did not shine too brightly!! Anyone of this vintage about?

 
when we meet harry he spoke of the gaelic team. great guy.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 25, 2011, 09:01:49 PM

I lived 30 years in Willowfield Crescent - almost 50 years ago and knew the neighbourhood very well, but never remember a part of Carlingford being referred to as "the stumps". Must have been a very local term. Don't remember the Hacketts of Ranelagh Street, but do you remember the Lundy's?? or the Currys and Duffys of Carlingford Street.

 
one of the duffys has posted on this thread
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: oxo on January 25, 2011, 11:35:01 PM
still looking ruth irvine.  ardgowen st.   friend [frances] :angel:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on January 26, 2011, 01:25:06 PM

 
when we meet harry he spoke of the gaelic team. great guy.

I obviously only knew him as a child and pupil and lost touch when I left school and Willowfield, but he was the most gentle of gentlemen that I ever knew. I only heard that he died only within the past couple of years. May he rest in peace. I'm sure there are many of his pupils who would agree.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: tutor on January 26, 2011, 08:57:37 PM
Does anyone remember Margaret woods and Ann Burns  who both attended ST.Monicas ,1964/1970 and both lived in and around the Castlereagh estate.
 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: oxo on January 26, 2011, 11:06:33 PM
i left st monicas in 1962 i lived in clonduff drive castlereagh.i knew a marie burns lived down below me had relations that lived in the short strand
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on January 30, 2011, 12:49:37 PM
Sorry folks but I'm a new kid on the block, and referring back to a post by Marcas on Aug 18th 2010 re Kerr's fish shop on Woodstock Road.  In 1953 Hilary Kerr ran a "Draper's" shop and lo and behold in 1954 it changed into a fishmongers!! This info from the Belfast Street Directory.  However many in the parish were very surprised to witness this change, for what did Hilary know about fish and there was a fishmongers a few doors down from him - Gillespies and well established. I don't remember a Robert, obviously Hilary's son but do remember his older brother Michael. Hilary sang in the church choir at St.Anthony's, not very well according to my Dad!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 30, 2011, 08:06:17 PM
Sorry folks but I'm a new kid on the block, and referring back to a post by Marcas on Aug 18th 2010 re Kerr's fish shop on Woodstock Road.  In 1953 Hilary Kerr ran a "Draper's" shop and lo and behold in 1954 it changed into a fishmongers!! This info from the Belfast Street Directory.  However many in the parish were very surprised to witness this change, for what did Hilary know about fish and there was a fishmongers a few doors down from him - Gillespies and well established. I don't remember a Robert, obviously Hilary's son but do remember his older brother Michael. Hilary sang in the church choir at St.Anthony's, not very well according to my Dad!!

 
 
were on the rd was the shop ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on January 31, 2011, 01:26:37 PM

 
 
were on the rd was the shop ?

No.247. Turn left into Woodstock Road off My Lady's Road and it was the 4th/5th shop on the left, maybe not next door to the Post Office but one or two after that. Got it?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: billy mc on January 31, 2011, 04:30:47 PM
hi everyone, i was in the class of 69, i did all the airoplane drawings,,,, billy mcmullan
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 31, 2011, 10:03:17 PM
hi everyone, i was in the class of 69, i did all the airoplane drawings,,,, billy mcmullan

 
 
good to hear from you m8. been along time. i can still remember those drawings. top notch they was
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 01, 2011, 09:40:35 PM
hi everyone, i was in the class of 69, i did all the airoplane drawings,,,, billy mcmullan

 
again billy good to hear from but it would have nice for to let us know were you went from the woodstock and did you make a career out of your talent of drawing ? bit irritating to only hear a hello and goodbye after 40 years  :angry2:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: billy mc on February 01, 2011, 09:51:48 PM
hi im billy,s daughter he doesnt really use pc,s so i doo it all for him lol   he was chuffed that u were talkin an remembered him ,, he moved to blackburn,lancashire and unfortunatly he never did anything with his drawing talent,   he,s abit overwelmed by wat he read and saw , i will get him to come over to my house and get on here  :swoon:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 01, 2011, 10:00:31 PM
hi im billy,s daughter he doesnt really use pc,s so i doo it all for him lol   he was chuffed that u were talkin an remembered him ,, he moved to blackburn,lancashire and unfortunatly he never did anything with his drawing talent,   he,s abit overwelmed by wat he read and saw , i will get him to come over to my house and get on here  :swoon:

 
thanks for that. we all remember him for those great drawings. alway nice to know what became of our fellow class mates. if im right i think billy lived somewhere between radnor st and spring st on the left side of the rd going towards the short strand ? i was down at the house once or twice. hopefully billy might remember if weve forgotten any names on the class reg which weve put together as the orginals are long gone. bit like the school  :D  look forward to hearing from billy.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on February 02, 2011, 11:08:15 PM
Nice to see life in this tread yet , hey old lad, still going strong.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: billy mc on February 03, 2011, 11:49:15 AM
to all at st anthony,s r.c primary class of 69.
   first off let me say, i,m abit surprised that anybody from that period remembers as much as you all seem too, and also, pleasantly surprised and not less than chuffed that a wee group of ten yr olds are all finding out where we all are, now were slightly older. nice.
   anyway suddenly, on the 10.3.69, we found ourselves on a slowboat to england, but as i found out many yrs later, unlike elvis,we were told to leave the building, god forbid falling in love in n.ireland. one of my da,s old school pals playfully, shoved a gun in his ribs and told him in no uncertain term,s "get out, get out now!! or we,ll burn you out!" bye bye 75 woodstock rd. hello blackburn lancashire....
  my ma,my da six kids, mini clubman, nothing but the clothes on our backs. three days after my eleventh birthday(after passing my 11 plus. going to st malachy,s)
  we were strangers in a strangers land. ill get back to you,s on this one, heads goin abit.
                                              billy mc
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: billy mc on February 03, 2011, 12:00:45 PM
ok back on track,,,,,, suffice to say im ok,hope your all ok
 happily married since i was 18 to my lovely lizzie(elizabeth) 3 wonderful kids, cathy,billy kirsty, 6 beautiful grankids, olivia, cameron sadie, lily,lacey and liam.
 truthfully, afterbringing it all back to me, i could right a fkn book. strangley though, i can only remember d.d carlisle, paul o,hara and billy grey!  d.d because we were close for a while, as were me an paul.  billy,a a different matter, ive got a piece of pencil lead in my left arm,after billy stabbed me with a pencil when we were about 6-7 in lagan village, god how he laughed, kids eh,,
 love to you all and thanks for remembering me, and yes i still draw,but only when the mood takes me :)  im fork lift truck driver for f*$ks sake, tony wats your surname?
billy mc
p.s clem tell me more??????
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 04, 2011, 02:55:42 PM
ok back on track,,,,,, suffice to say im ok,hope your all ok
 happily married since i was 18 to my lovely lizzie(elizabeth) 3 wonderful kids, cathy,billy kirsty, 6 beautiful grankids, olivia, cameron sadie, lily,lacey and liam.
 truthfully, afterbringing it all back to me, i could right a fkn book. strangley though, i can only remember d.d carlisle, paul o,hara and billy grey!  d.d because we were close for a while, as were me an paul.  billy,a a different matter, ive got a piece of pencil lead in my left arm,after billy stabbed me with a pencil when we were about 6-7 in lagan village, god how he laughed, kids eh,,
 love to you all and thanks for remembering me, and yes i still draw,but only when the mood takes me :smile:  im fork lift truck driver for f*$ks sake, tony wats your surname?
billy mc
p.s clem tell me more? :scratch_ones_head: ??

 
david carlisle sadly passed away afew years back.
paul ohara still about belfast, short strand possible
billy gray ? that name was mentioned b4 and one guy said that was your name ?!  :D  for whatever the reason i alway remembered your surname but not a clue of your first. one thing billy out of all the class your drawings mean your well remembered even if they cant remember your name.
billy gray were was he from ? must have been lower woodstock or short strand ? was he in our class at st anthonys ? if so theres anew name for the reg.
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 04, 2011, 03:01:56 PM
to all at st anthony,s r.c primary class of 69.
   first off let me say, i,m abit surprised that anybody from that period remembers as much as you all seem too, and also, pleasantly surprised and not less than chuffed that a wee group of ten yr olds are all finding out where we all are, now were slightly older. nice.
   anyway suddenly, on the 10.3.69, we found ourselves on a slowboat to england, but as i found out many yrs later, unlike elvis,we were told to leave the building, god forbid falling in love in n.ireland. one of my da,s old school pals playfully, shoved a gun in his ribs and told him in no uncertain term,s "get out, get out now!! or we,ll burn you out!" bye bye 75 woodstock rd. hello blackburn lancashire....
  my ma,my da six kids, mini clubman, nothing but the clothes on our backs. three days after my eleventh birthday(after passing my 11 plus. going to st malachy,s)
  we were strangers in a strangers land. ill get back to you,s on this one, heads goin abit.
                                              billy mc

 
going by the date yous was put out (something which was the norm for those living below my ladys rd to the alberbright rd, been put out at the very start of the troubles) most of us who lived on up the rd towards the cregagh got staying until july 72. so we was 14/15 when leaving and therefore knew each other better. in saying that once you went to seconary school you found new mates and that was the same for everyone. seems agood few of yous who came from lagan village passed the 11+. most of went to gusties.
check your pms
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 04, 2011, 03:03:16 PM
Nice to see life in this tread yet , hey old lad, still going strong.

 
about time you stuck up some stories from the old manor ?  ;)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 04, 2011, 04:52:06 PM
class reg p7 69.
colin donnelly
robert semple
paul ohara
vincent weir
thomas mccullough
brian collins
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mcilhatton
tony rutherford
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle
francie rehill
tony mcloughlin
john marks
joesph rea
billy gray
brian grant
geberial mcguigian
micky oneil
joe beattie
gerry christian
terrance dawson
paul gracey
desmond mulligan
kenny eccles
kevin mcanally
peter scott
billy mcmullan
brendan mullan
danny burns ?
martin halliday ?
 
33 names there. 2 at the end isnt 100%. we alway reckoned on about 35 or so in the class so there abouts.

 
 
 
 
ive taken out aiden corrigan and added in billy gray. you can confirm if he was in our class billy ?
can you name your fellow lagen village mates
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on February 05, 2011, 02:29:28 PM
Can just about remember Margaret Woods and Ann Burns and they were two gorgeous girls ! Had a terrible crush on Ann when i was in about primary 5 in St Anthonys but she didnt know i existed. Couldnt believe as teenagers she went out with Joe Davidson, was crushed  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on February 06, 2011, 10:37:08 PM
I've only recently been informed of this thread, and I really enjoyed reading all the posts today.  I was at the girl's school until 1956 and lived in Ravenhill Avenue.  Later on (60's & 70's) my children went to St Anthony's (The Henderson's).  In one of the posts someone wondered how the school kept going during the troubles?  The children came not only from Short Strand and St Matthews but also from families who lived further up the road (past Bell's Bridge).  The school put buses on to take them to and from the school.  I was one of many who braved the "Worker's Strike" by taking my kids through the barricades on the Cregagh Rd.
 
I still belong to St Anthony's, I am in the choir, and I set up and look after their website (link below).  Yes, the church is doing a lot better these days, with parishioners not only from Poland but also China, Japan, Lithuania, Africa and many other countries.
 
I am looking for old pics of the school and surrounding area. I see someone added some of these in earlier posts but they need to say ok on that before I can use them!!
 
I recently found pictures taken when the church was opened in 1938 and have copied these and will be putting them up on the church site shortly.  I would also love to get a history from someone about Lagan Village School.  I think it would be great to add this to the "History of our Schools" page.  I just need names of teachers, dates, if possible, when the school was operating and anything else of interest.  I hope to also add a link to this Forum subject on the same page.
 
Glad to see some of the girls getting into the picture recently   and, "Olelad" someone even older than you remembers the good ole, bad ole, days!  ::)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 07, 2011, 09:37:14 AM
I've only recently been informed of this thread, and I really enjoyed reading all the posts today.  I was at the girl's school until 1956 and lived in Ravenhill Avenue.  Later on (60's & 70's) my children went to St Anthony's (The Henderson's).  In one of the posts someone wondered how the school kept going during the troubles?  The children came not only from Short Strand and St Matthews but also from families who lived further up the road (past Bell's Bridge).  The school put buses on to take them to and from the school.  I was one of many who braved the "Worker's Strike" by taking my kids through the barricades on the Cregagh Rd.
 
I still belong to St Anthony's, I am in the choir, and I set up and look after their website (link below).  Yes, the church is doing a lot better these days, with parishioners not only from Poland but also China, Japan, Lithuania, Africa and many other countries.
 
I am looking for old pics of the school and surrounding area. I see someone added some of these in earlier posts but they need to say ok on that before I can use them!!
 
I recently found pictures taken when the church was opened in 1938 and have copied these and will be putting them up on the church site shortly.  I would also love to get a history from someone about Lagan Village School.  I think it would be great to add this to the "History of our Schools" page.  I just need names of teachers, dates, if possible, when the school was operating and anything else of interest.  I hope to also add a link to this Forum subject on the same page.
 
Glad to see some of the girls getting into the picture recently   and, "Olelad" someone even older than you remembers the good ole, bad ole, days!  ::)

 
glad you found the site. it was me who put up the photos work away with them  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 07, 2011, 10:21:52 AM
I've only recently been informed of this thread, and I really enjoyed reading all the posts today.  I was at the girl's school until 1956 and lived in Ravenhill Avenue.  Later on (60's & 70's) my children went to St Anthony's (The Henderson's).  In one of the posts someone wondered how the school kept going during the troubles?  The children came not only from Short Strand and St Matthews but also from families who lived further up the road (past Bell's Bridge).  The school put buses on to take them to and from the school.  I was one of many who braved the "Worker's Strike" by taking my kids through the barricades on the Cregagh Rd.
 
I still belong to St Anthony's, I am in the choir, and I set up and look after their website (link below).  Yes, the church is doing a lot better these days, with parishioners not only from Poland but also China, Japan, Lithuania, Africa and many other countries.
 
I am looking for old pics of the school and surrounding area. I see someone added some of these in earlier posts but they need to say ok on that before I can use them!!
 
I recently found pictures taken when the church was opened in 1938 and have copied these and will be putting them up on the church site shortly.  I would also love to get a history from someone about Lagan Village School.  I think it would be great to add this to the "History of our Schools" page.  I just need names of teachers, dates, if possible, when the school was operating and anything else of interest.  I hope to also add a link to this Forum subject on the same page.
 
Glad to see some of the girls getting into the picture recently   and, "Olelad" someone even older than you remembers the good ole, bad ole, days!  ::)

 
 
 
seeing as your still involed in the old parish. was a school reunion ever mentioned at all ? i alway wondered why the parish never (or maybe they did) think about doing so.
the reunion of sorts those years ago was put together by past pupils themselfs
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: billy mc on February 07, 2011, 12:21:36 PM
was that Billy not Billy McMullan?

who are you strandguy?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on February 07, 2011, 01:52:33 PM
Thanks Olelad for the use of the photos!! :air_kiss:
 
About reunions, the truth is that the church has mostly new parishioners now, many from St Bernadette's, Holy Rosary and Ballyhackamore Parishes as well as migrant families who don't stay long.  In fact, there are very few catholics who live in and around the church now.  I think there are 2 in the Crescent and about 5 or 6 in the Drive.  Very few in the streets nearby.  Big change from the old days.  Sometimes at a funeral we do meet up with old classmates but they are very widely scattered now.  Because we are still so small and our congregation widespread, we don't have any parish committees and the Hall is no longer there either.  If there are any gatherings they meet in the old girl's school hall (now St Vincent's centre).
 
 
 
I will put a link to this Forum on the church website and hope that it might generate some new (old) pupils to add to this thread.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 07, 2011, 07:48:56 PM
Thanks Olelad for the use of the photos!! :air_kiss:
 
About reunions, the truth is that the church has mostly new parishioners now, many from St Bernadette's, Holy Rosary and Ballyhackamore Parishes as well as migrant families who don't stay long.  In fact, there are very few catholics who live in and around the church now.  I think there are 2 in the Crescent and about 5 or 6 in the Drive.  Very few in the streets nearby.  Big change from the old days.  Sometimes at a funeral we do meet up with old classmates but they are very widely scattered now.  Because we are still so small and our congregation widespread, we don't have any parish committees and the Hall is no longer there either.  If there are any gatherings they meet in the old girl's school hall (now St Vincent's centre).
 
 
 
I will put a link to this Forum on the church website and hope that it might generate some new (old) pupils to add to this thread.

 
 
yes indeed the parish has changed big time from the late 60s but a reunion covering the schools haydays from the past would im sure be very well received by ex pupils. it could be held in the girls school or a venue in town. (we used the crown bar) with the parish's backing im sure it would be agreat success and while as you say we all spread all over the place after been forced out. it still is part of each and everyone of our past and therefore cant be forgotten.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on February 07, 2011, 09:39:09 PM

yes indeed the parish has changed big time from the late 60s but a reunion covering the schools haydays from the past would im sure be very well received by ex pupils.

A reunion is a lovely idea, I agree but Oh if it was only that easy! Maybe we'll get a few more on this thread in the next while and see if it generates some interest.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 07, 2011, 09:50:38 PM

A reunion is a lovely idea, I agree but Oh if it was only that easy! Maybe we'll get a few more on this thread in the next while and see if it generates some interest.

 
indeed. when we done it , it was great craic and it was great to see the guys after so many years. lucky  we had around 5 of us who put in agood few hours and leg work putting things together. in the end it was agood day out, we had are day and i think its maybe the parish itself who should maybe put a reunion together next time  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on February 07, 2011, 11:08:11 PM
I've only recently been informed of this thread, and I really enjoyed reading all the posts today.  I was at the girl's school until 1956 and lived in Ravenhill Avenue.  Later on (60's & 70's) my children went to St Anthony's (The Henderson's).  In one of the posts someone wondered how the school kept going during the troubles?  The children came not only from Short Strand and St Matthews but also from families who lived further up the road (past Bell's Bridge).  The school put buses on to take them to and from the school.  I was one of many who braved the "Worker's Strike" by taking my kids through the barricades on the Cregagh Rd.
 
I still belong to St Anthony's, I am in the choir, and I set up and look after their website (link below).  Yes, the church is doing a lot better these days, with parishioners not only from Poland but also China, Japan, Lithuania, Africa and many other countries.
 
I am looking for old pics of the school and surrounding area. I see someone added some of these in earlier posts but they need to say ok on that before I can use them!!
 
I recently found pictures taken when the church was opened in 1938 and have copied these and will be putting them up on the church site shortly.  I would also love to get a history from someone about Lagan Village School.  I think it would be great to add this to the "History of our Schools" page.  I just need names of teachers, dates, if possible, when the school was operating and anything else of interest.  I hope to also add a link to this Forum subject on the same page.
 
Glad to see some of the girls getting into the picture recently   and, "Olelad" someone even older than you remembers the good ole, bad ole, days!  ::)

Lovely to hear from you Rose8 and to learn that we are almost of the same vintage! I left St.Anthony's in 1953 and lived 30 years of my life in Willowfield Crescent, affectionately known as "Pope's Row". I have mostly happy and warm memories of my childhood in Willowfield and the many good people who I knew then and by any chance would you be the sister of Denis? My slightly older sisters would have known him. I do have some photos which would be of interest, but I'm a novice regarding computers and do not know how to load them on but I will learn. I could provide names of the teachers during my time if they would be of any use. Did you know the Jones of Ravenhill Avenue and Fr.Harry?
 
Keep in touch
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on February 07, 2011, 11:27:11 PM

and by any chance would you be the sister of Denis? My slightly older sisters would have known him. I do have some photos which would be of interest, but I'm a novice regarding computers and do not know how to load them on but I will learn. I could provide names of the teachers during my time if they would be of any use. Did you know the Jones of Ravenhill Avenue and Fr.Harry?
 
Keep in touch

Hi would that be Gerard by any chance??  Yes I am Dennis's sister and I think we met at your Aunt's funeral?  I would really love to see those photos if you could send them.  I am trying to put together a lot of the old photos for the church website. Did you go to Lagan Village before St Anthony's or not?  I really need a bit of that history which I can't find anywhere.
 
Yes, we lived about 10 doors from the Jones' and I knew Fr Harry, Maureen and her other sister (forgotten her name).  The Fallon's lived opposite them (Matt Fallon used to be bar manager in the Cregagh Inn).  The McDonalds lived beside the Cregagh Inn until they moved beside my parents in the Ave.
 
Small world this forum  
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on February 08, 2011, 11:59:25 AM

Hi would that be Gerard by any chance??  Yes I am Dennis's sister and I think we met at your Aunt's funeral?  I would really love to see those photos if you could send them.  I am trying to put together a lot of the old photos for the church website. Did you go to Lagan Village before St Anthony's or not?  I really need a bit of that history which I can't find anywhere.
 
Yes, we lived about 10 doors from the Jones' and I knew Fr Harry, Maureen and her other sister (forgotten her name).  The Fallon's lived opposite them (Matt Fallon used to be bar manager in the Cregagh Inn).  The McDonalds lived beside the Cregagh Inn until they moved beside my parents in the Ave.
 
Small world this forum  

No not Gerard, but Brian - the good looking one! Sadly the "baby" Noel died a few years ago but the twin sisters Marie and Stephana still thrive. I did not go to Lagan Village but straight into St.Anthony's. I may pay a visit to meet you on Sunday if that is OK. What time do you usually go?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on February 08, 2011, 12:15:10 PM

 I may pay a visit to meet you on Sunday if that is OK. What time do you usually go?
oops! sorry Brian.  Did you know Eliz and Lester Crothers by any chance??  Mass is at 11.30 on Sundays and I will be in the choir if you want to meet afterwards.
Regards
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on February 08, 2011, 05:46:05 PM
This is a story i was told by an old boy i used to have a pint with over 30 years ago. He was Bob O'Connor and told me he was one of the first pupils into St Anthonys. He was from the St Matthews parish and he and the rest of the kids and the teacher walked to the new school every morning. He remembered the teacher being spat at and the kids abused going up Templemore Ave. Now this is the interesting bit and he swore it was true. Said when St Anthonys opened it was a mixed school and he didnt mean boys and girls. Told me the Catholic kids started at 9 and did religion and a bit of Irish and the Protestant kids started at 9.30. Could this be true ?

Said this lasted until Nettlefield opened and they all left and went there. Now i googled Nettlefield and it didnt open until 1933 which is a full 20 yrs after St Anthonys opened its doors. Cant see the Protestant kids being there for that entire period when you take in the events of 1916, partition and the troubles of the 1920's. Was there an earlier Nettlefield that was demolished and replaced in 1933 or maybe Bob was wrong and it was another school entirely. Maybe the local historians can shed some light on it.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 08, 2011, 09:28:33 PM
This is a story i was told by an old boy i used to have a pint with over 30 years ago. He was Bob O'Connor and told me he was one of the first pupils into St Anthonys. He was from the St Matthews parish and he and the rest of the kids and the teacher walked to the new school every morning. He remembered the teacher being spat at and the kids abused going up Templemore Ave. Now this is the interesting bit and he swore it was true. Said when St Anthonys opened it was a mixed school and he didnt mean boys and girls. Told me the Catholic kids started at 9 and did religion and a bit of Irish and the Protestant kids started at 9.30. Could this be true ?

Said this lasted until Nettlefield opened and they all left and went there. Now i googled Nettlefield and it didnt open until 1933 which is a full 20 yrs after St Anthonys opened its doors. Cant see the Protestant kids being there for that entire period when you take in the events of 1916, partition and the troubles of the 1920's. Was there an earlier Nettlefield that was demolished and replaced in 1933 or maybe Bob was wrong and it was another school entirely. Maybe the local historians can shed some light on it.

 
interesting story marcas although i think it might have been told after one to many  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 08, 2011, 09:31:48 PM
 Did you go to Lagan Village before St Anthony's or not?  I really need a bit of that history which I can't find anywhere.
 

 
theres afew who post on here who went to lagan village. the bell/billymc and teap. i know it closed its doors 67/68 and they joined us at st anthonys. my 2 counins who lived in radnor st went there and i remember going there to meet them and i remember the place been a dark hole  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on February 08, 2011, 10:07:58 PM
oops! sorry Brian.  Did you know Eliz and Lester Crothers by any chance??  Mass is at 11.30 on Sundays and I will be in the choir if you want to meet afterwards.
Regards

Will try to meet you. Elizabeth - nee Ailish Lundy late of Ranelagh Street and Lester. I worked with them for many years in BCH laboratory,both great fun and many happy memories of our friendship.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on February 09, 2011, 12:00:33 AM
This is a story i was told by an old boy i used to have a pint with over 30 years ago.  Told me the Catholic kids started at 9 and did religion and a bit of Irish and the Protestant kids started at 9.30. Could this be true ?

hi Marcus
Just found some information on Lagan Village School which might shed some light on this - will post tomorrow - can't keep my eyes open!!

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on February 09, 2011, 06:46:24 PM
This is an article from the Irish News in April 1936.
Our readers will be interested to learn that work on the new church of St Anthony will begin on Mon, 20th April 1936. The site has already been given into the hands of the builders, Messrs P&F McDonnell, Fallswater Works. This firm secured the contract in open competition.

The Church will add to the many sacred buildings in the city. It will cost about £25,000, the material to be used being Ballycullen stone. When completed, it will be a most imposing structure and will further enhance the reputation of the well known and gifted Belfast Architect Mr Padraic Gregory, M.R.I.A.I

The Church will be Gothic in design and will rank architecturally with the finest ecclesiastical buildings in any part of the city. It should be here mentionedthat as the finest timber is to be used, local timber merchants will benefit to a large extent, thus benefitting Protestant firms.

THE ACCOMODATION
The Church will be surrounded by ornate railings, with 3 entrances. Portion of the site has been allotted at the rear foer a new school. There will be seating accomodation for 750 persons, while there will be a large sacristy and rooms for the St Vincent De Paul Society, whose charitable work, as everyone recognises, extends to all creeds. The present Mass House in Willowfield only accomodates 200 and there is a pressing need for the new Church.

A CROWNING GLORY
The completion of the new Church will mark the crowning glory in the missionary work of the Venerable Pastor of the parish, Right Rev. monsignor Dean Crolly, P.P, V.G. For many years Dean Crolly has laboured assiduosly for his people. Dean Crolleys father was a relative of the great Archbishop Crolly, Archbishop of Armagh, also a former Bishop of Down & Connor and who laid the foundation stone of the great Cathedral in the Primatial city.
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Post by: Rose8 on February 10, 2011, 01:28:24 AM
This is a story i was told by an old boy i used to have a pint with over 30 years ago. Told me the Catholic kids started at 9 and did religion and a bit of Irish and the Protestant kids started at 9.30. Could this be true ?
It seems that Lagan Village had been a school under the management of a Presbyterian Minister before it was bought by the Church for the education of catholic children living in the area in 1870. It may be that Protestant children continued to be taught there for a while?
 
I have now added information on Lagan Village School to the church website. This information was taken from research carried out by Monsignor Ambrose Macauley for the Church's Golden Jubilee in 1988.
 
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Post by: Marcas on February 10, 2011, 05:16:45 PM
Erection of Catholic Church in Belfast
Rouses the Fury of Protestant Bigots
Meeting Called to Protest
against the Popish Chapel

To Be Held in Unionist Hall
Insulting Poster in City Streets
Description of the Edifice which
Provokes the Bigots to Ire

A move to prevent Catholics in Belfast exercising their religion has just come to light. The decision to build a Catholic Church in Willowfield, East Belfast, has provoked the bigots to fury and efforts are now being made to prevent the Church being built. Plastered on the walls of the East district are posters which read as follows:

               ULSTER PROTESTANT LEAGUE
                    A Meeting
Under the auspices of the above League
               Will Be Held in
    Willowfield Unionist Hall
           East Belfast
    on Fri 17th April 1936 at 8 pm

To protest against the erection of a Popish Chapel in this district, thus increasing the anti British elements in East Belfast.

              PROTESTANTS

Assemble in force against this incursion of Romanism which is the same as sedition in your midst.

             KEEP ULSTER PROTESTANT
             GOD SAVE THE KING
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Post by: thebell on February 10, 2011, 10:13:12 PM

hi Marcus
Just found some information on Lagan Village School which might shed some light on this - will post tomorrow - can't keep my eyes open!!

I went to lagan village in 1963/4 in p1 was miss o kane, gas lights and fire and a kitchen that did oxo drinks in plastic mugs boiling hot, no health and safety [censored]. next classroom was ms mcgirr from canada i think. and told us of great lakes and provinces, then the third and final room had the bitch from hell, o,kane. Three classrooms, yard out the back. wee sweet shop round the corner. the walk home took us past a big pub in my ladys road, i still remember the lovely smell of stout as we walked past. luckily moved to st ants before okane and had brian gallagher as teacher, he was spot on. sometimes mr hart or fruit cake vinty, wiser in purdysburn. happy days lol. 
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Post by: thebell on February 10, 2011, 10:18:07 PM
whats this censored, i only said [censored].
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Post by: olelad on February 11, 2011, 03:41:23 PM

I went to lagan village in 1963/4 in p1 was miss o kane, gas lights and fire and a kitchen that did oxo drinks in plastic mugs boiling hot, no health and safety [censored]. next classroom was ms mcgirr from canada i think. and told us of great lakes and provinces, then the third and final room had the bitch from hell, o,kane. Three classrooms, yard out the back. wee sweet shop round the corner. the walk home took us past a big pub in my ladys road, i still remember the lovely smell of stout as we walked past. luckily moved to st ants before okane and had brian gallagher as teacher, he was spot on. sometimes mr hart or fruit cake vinty, wiser in purdysburn. happy days lol.

 
im sure that pub on the corner is still there
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Post by: smith19 on February 14, 2011, 10:03:40 PM
FAO ROSE8
 
SORRY I MISSED OUT ON SUNDAY WILL DEFINITELY TRY TO MAKE IT NEXT WEEK.
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Post by: Rose8 on February 16, 2011, 12:24:40 AM
FAO ROSE8
 
SORRY I MISSED OUT ON SUNDAY WILL DEFINITELY TRY TO MAKE IT NEXT WEEK.
That'd be great.  Maybe you could lend me those old school photos so I could add them to the parish website?
best wishes
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Post by: belle_fast on February 16, 2011, 03:11:08 PM
Saw a post from belle_fast earlier. Can remember the Regan twins and their sis but her name escapes me. Used to hang out in Daddy Winkers but thats another story  :smile:

Hi Marcas,
 
I don't get the chance to swing by here very often but my maiden name was Regan and the twins are my uncles.  They have 3 sisters; my aunts - 'M', 'C' & 'P'.
 
I have a fair idea what may have went on at Daddy Winkers too  :air_kiss:
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Post by: belle_fast on February 16, 2011, 03:16:00 PM
I knew the Regan family well, They lived down what we used to call the stumps next to the Boyds My granny Mrs Duffy was good friends with Mrs Regan. Have great memories of my childhood living in Carlingford St and had great friends.

Hi AnnieD,
 
I recall my Dad talking about the Duffy's and what a lovely family they were.  Mrs Regan was my Granny, she died in 1982. 
 
The house near the stumps (well it's just a single stump now) is still occupied by Regans.  I'm sure I have some pictures of the old stumps somewhere, I must see if I can dig that out and get round to posting it on here.
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Post by: belle_fast on February 16, 2011, 03:33:11 PM
I just read this thread start to finish. I was rared in Carlingford Street, and still live in the area. I'm only 33, so a good while after most of yourselves. Its amazing for me to read all this, but I feel a bit sad to say that my family must have moved into our house in Carlingford street after probably one of the catholic families were made to leave. I think it was probably late 60 early 70's when my family moved there, it was certainly before I was born.
Its great to hear you all loved growing up there, its strange for me to hear how the community used to be, for me growing up in the area there was no catholics of my age at all, someone mentioned popes row, we still call that row of houses popes row, from what we were told growing up it was mostly catholics that lived there, may still be ?

We played in the grounds of the Chapel, and in the grounds of the Convent, or "the home" as we called it, the care taker even used to let us keep our bonfire wood there. I never knew that the Chapel was St, Anthony's and I've live no more than a couple of streets away from it almost all my life. I knew the school was St.  Anthony's as we did a cross community scheme, Nettlefield and St Anthony's it was called CRIS, Community Relations in Schools, really this was the first contact I had with anyone from the catholic community. Almost all the pupils there where from the Short Strand, I still remember some of them.

We played in all the same place previously mentioned, The Chapel, the home, daddy winkers, over the park (Ormeau).
The stumps is still the stumps, and so is popes row. Mary's chippy is still a chippy, had a good few different owners now, when it was still Mary's it was always lovingly referred to as Greasy Mary's, a pastie and line please.
Someone mentioned Tailors, I take it that was on the road facing Ardenvohr St. We still call it Tailors, even though its a Mace now, and I have never know it as anything other than a sweet/tobacconist shop, but still Tailors none the less. The auld laundry hasn't been there for some years now, we also collected cheesers there, infact some of the trees are still there.
Does anyone know what the bit of waste ground between Tildarg and Ogilvie street was originally used for ?
Who ever it was that mentioned the Regans and the Sloan's, I know of both families, and you must be about the same age as me, so we may well know each other.
Did anyone live in Carlingford street, the only person who I know was there before us was our next door neighbour, Mr. Monroe, I never knew his first name, he was a lovely old man, had this way of telling you off so that you knew you'd done wrong, but you never felt put upon. He past away when I must have been 6 or 7. If I ask my da he'd probably be able to tell me who else lived there before us, but I just don't know. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who used to live in Carlingford street.
 
p.s.
The wine store on the corner of Ardgowan street is still a wine store, I never knew it as anything other than a Russel Cellars, I do remember it when it was narrow and long, the door used to be right on the corner. I'll ask my mother in law, as she used to work in it in the 80's.

David

Hi David,
 
I'm a little older than you but not by much so I reckon there's a good chance we may know each other (my maiden name was Regan).
 
I played in all those areas too, used to scale the walls of the home, the laundry, the monkey puzzle tree at Ormeau Park (I was a bit of a tomboy).  I remember going to a summer scheme type thing at Daddy Winkers Park when I was really young and my Mum told me she entered me in a Bonny Baby competition at Daddy Winkers Park once (which I either won or was runner up, can't remember)!  Don't think Daddy Winkers Park is there anymore is  it?
 
I'd forgotten about Taylors, I used to go round there to get my magazines when I was wee.  I used to cut through the entry linking Euston St and Hatton Drive to get there from school. 
 
I don't remember a lot of names from the 80's & 90's in the area so chuck a few at me if you can and I'll see if they ring any bells (I can always ask my Dad who's been in the area all his life).
 
On the space between Tildarg & Ogilvie St, I was fascinated to learn that there was once a dairy there.  There are pics somewhere on this forum of it along with pictures of Tildarg St and Euston Street Primary School being built in the 1920's.  If you get a bit of time, have a scroll through the old pictures threads on here (if I can find a link, I'lll post it).
 
 
 
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Post by: Rose8 on February 16, 2011, 05:32:16 PM
Earlier in this thread Olelad posted a list of boys at St A's Primary School so this is the list of
 
Girls at St Anthony's Primary School, Willowfield in 1950-56
 
Anne Derby
Annette Crossan
Ailish Lundy
Betty Jones
Charlotte McQuade
Colette Coulter
Eileen Williamson
Florence Mackin (RIP)
Jean Smith
Joan Rainey
Kathleen Maginn
Kathleen Maguire
Kathleen Lundy
Kathleen Howard
Kathleen Boyd
Kay McCartan
Mary Hart
Maureen Munster
Margaret Boyle
Mary Lally
Maureen Braiden
Moya Devlin
Margaret McQuade
Maeve Moore
Marie Hearne
Maureen Keating
Mary Mullan
Maura Connolly
Patricia Johnston
Patricia McKay
Pauline Buckley
Rosemary O’Connor
Stephanie McDonnell
 
This list was compiled from an old scrap of writing paper saved by Kathleen Howard since she left school ! ! !  Sorry if we haven't remembered everyone, but if you were a classmate or know of any others, please let us know. :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:
 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on February 16, 2011, 10:19:20 PM

Hi David,
 
I'm a little older than you but not by much so I reckon there's a good chance we may know each other (my maiden name was Regan).
 
I played in all those areas too, used to scale the walls of the home, the laundry, the monkey puzzle tree at Ormeau Park (I was a bit of a tomboy).  I remember going to a summer scheme type thing at Daddy Winkers Park when I was really young and my Mum told me she entered me in a Bonny Baby competition at Daddy Winkers Park once (which I either won or was runner up, can't remember)!  Don't think Daddy Winkers Park is there anymore is  it?
 
I'd forgotten about Taylors, I used to go round there to get my magazines when I was wee.  I used to cut through the entry linking Euston St and Hatton Drive to get there from school. 
 
I don't remember a lot of names from the 80's & 90's in the area so chuck a few at me if you can and I'll see if they ring any bells (I can always ask my Dad who's been in the area all his life).
 
On the space between Tildarg & Ogilvie St, I was fascinated to learn that there was once a dairy there.  There are pics somewhere on this forum of it along with pictures of Tildarg St and Euston Street Primary School being built in the 1920's.  If you get a bit of time, have a scroll through the old pictures threads on here (if I can find a link, I'lll post it).
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on February 16, 2011, 10:32:50 PM

Great lines from David

Picking up on the waste ground between ogilvie and tildarg st, I lived in ogilvie st and our house backed on to it and looked over it, in the sixties it had an old tin roof with garage wooden doors in our "entry", there was old cars in there from the fifties i guess, with leather seats ansd running boards ect, we used to get on there an play with them, pretend to go to bangor ect, lol.

At the top of the entry where it met the back of houses from the woodstock was a wee garage with an asbestos roof, i remember that cause i fell through it once getting a ball back, it was owned by awee man called hammy from mountpottinger rd who drove a wee mini. next door was a wood store belonging to jamison and sloane and apparently Van the Man used to practise there, mmmm.

The waste ground had a big breeze block wall built round it after the garages were demolished, I remember my mum telling me about chickens running about there but dont know about a dairy, i will ask my older sister.

Hope thats not too boring, good to see this site plodding on.. well done ould lad.
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Post by: olelad on February 17, 2011, 10:28:38 PM
Great lines from David

Picking up on the waste ground between ogilvie and tildarg st, I lived in ogilvie st and our house backed on to it and looked over it, in the sixties it had an old tin roof with garage wooden doors in our "entry", there was old cars in there from the fifties i guess, with leather seats ansd running boards ect, we used to get on there an play with them, pretend to go to bangor ect, lol.

At the top of the entry where it met the back of houses from the woodstock was a wee garage with an asbestos roof, i remember that cause i fell through it once getting a ball back, it was owned by awee man called hammy from mountpottinger rd who drove a wee mini. next door was a wood store belonging to jamison and sloane and apparently Van the Man used to practise there, mmmm.

The waste ground had a big breeze block wall built round it after the garages were demolished, I remember my mum telling me about chickens running about there but dont know about a dairy, i will ask my older sister.

Hope thats not too boring, good to see this site plodding on.. well done ould lad.

 
 
is right but when the garages went the back lay open for about 6 months or more b4 the block wall was put up around it. . a 12th bonefire was burned on the site. must have been 71. i took a hiding that night !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on February 17, 2011, 11:39:42 PM
Hi Belle_Fast can remember your aunts name now - Carol and thats not bad after 40 yrs  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 21, 2011, 02:50:28 PM
great job rose8 on the parish site
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Post by: Rose8 on February 21, 2011, 04:08:33 PM
 :smile: Thanks Olelad.  Have been promised some more photos for the site and hope to put them up as and when!! ::)
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Post by: smith19 on February 21, 2011, 04:52:34 PM
:smile: Thanks Olelad.  Have been promised some more photos for the site and hope to put them up as and when!! ::)

sorry rosemary missed again. Next Sun in London will try for the following one.
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Post by: Rose8 on February 21, 2011, 07:11:44 PM
That's ok Smithie, sure I know you must be a busy man    :smile: :smile:
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Post by: olelad on February 21, 2011, 10:11:20 PM
:smile: Thanks Olelad.  Have been promised some more photos for the site and hope to put them up as and when!! ::)
[/quote
 
 
 
any idea what year the parish hall was knocked down ?
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Post by: Rose8 on February 23, 2011, 03:41:48 PM
Quote
any idea what year the parish hall was knocked down ?


 
 :scratch_ones_head: Think it was around the late 1990's but will check it out!  :( :(
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Post by: olelad on February 25, 2011, 02:00:04 PM

 
 :scratch_ones_head: Think it was around the late 1990's but will check it out!  :( :(

 
hard to believe they moved the boys school into that wee hall while the old school was renovated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on February 25, 2011, 02:46:54 PM

 
hard to believe they moved the boys school into that wee hall while the old school was renovated

"In my day" in the girls school when you passed into P5 you went over to the hall and P5, 6 & 7 were all taught there with screens dividing the classes.  It was great in the summer mornings if you were late because the door leading to the church was always open and you could sneak inside without being seen, while the prayers were going on!!  :D  (Yes - - -I was usually late  )
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Post by: olelad on February 27, 2011, 01:21:42 PM
at some stage maybe p4 we was taught in the st vincent d paul room
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Post by: Rose8 on February 27, 2011, 03:48:28 PM
at some stage maybe p4 we was taught in the st vincent d paul room
Now called the "Pope John Paul II" room (in honour of the Polish community who use it!!)
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Post by: olelad on February 27, 2011, 06:29:03 PM
Now called the "Pope John Paul II" room (in honour of the Polish community who use it!!)
[/quote
 
 
the room in question was at the other side of the chapel just around the path between chapel and priest house.
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Post by: Rose8 on February 27, 2011, 07:36:26 PM

 
Yes, same one
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Post by: Rose8 on March 02, 2011, 07:47:46 PM
(http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/C:\Documents and Settings\Rose\Desktop\tn_Girls School Photo.jpg)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on March 02, 2011, 08:14:57 PM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/tn_GirlsSchoolPhoto.jpg)
 
Here is the Infant's Class, St Anthony's Girls School c1945.  What a "class" photo!! Provided by one of the girls in the photo - Winifred Braniff.  Anybody spot themselves or perhaps a relative???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on March 02, 2011, 08:24:05 PM
Girls at St Anthony's Primary School, Willowfield in 1950-56
 
Anne Derby
Annette Crossan
Ailish Lundy
Betty Jones
Charlotte McQuade
Colette Coulter
Eileen Williamson
Florence Mackin (RIP)
Jean Smith
Joan Rainey
Kathleen Maginn
Kathleen Maguire
Kathleen Lundy
Kathleen Howard
Kathleen Boyd
Kay McCartan
Mary Hart
Maureen Munster
Margaret Boyle
Mary Lally
Maureen Braiden
Moya Devlin
Margaret McQuade
Maeve Moore
Marie Hearne
Maureen Keating
Mary Mullan
Maura Connolly
Patricia Johnston
Patricia McKay
Pauline Buckley
Rosemary O’Connor
Stephanie McDonald
 
This list was compiled from an old scrap of writing paper saved by Kathleen Howard since she left school ! ! !   :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

Here are more names to add to this list, all of whom are in the photograph below (kindly donated by Winifred Branniff) :drinks:
Carmel Ward
Margaret Connolly
Josephine Tohill
Irene Brown
Ann Benson
Doreen Toner (RIP)
Betty Turley
Jean Lundy
Ann Joyce
Ann Smith
Linda Jones
Philomena Kelly
Gertrude McCarthy
Patricia Agnew
Elizabeth Ferry
Aine Morton
Geraldine Toner
If anyone would like to get a copy you can send me a pm with your email address.
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Post by: olelad on March 04, 2011, 01:20:28 PM
nice work there rose. pity the class regs were all lost from the school ! hard work putting them together after so many years
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Post by: Rose8 on March 04, 2011, 01:46:03 PM
nice work there rose. pity the class regs were all lost from the school ! hard work putting them together after so many years
Yes, but isn't it great when you remember another person who was in your class?  Sometimes you can't put a face to the name but you remember the name ok.  The former classmate who sent me the class picture has remembered a whole host of other names I had forgotten about.  Here is the larger version of the picture as I realise the first upload was very small!! 
 
 
 
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/GirlsSchoolPhoto.jpg)
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Post by: olelad on March 04, 2011, 07:49:53 PM
great photo that. pity there was never a class photo taken of ours !
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Post by: smith19 on March 05, 2011, 12:05:49 PM
Yes, but isn't it great when you remember another person who was in your class?  Sometimes you can't put a face to the name but you remember the name ok.  The former classmate who sent me the class picture has remembered a whole host of other names I had forgotten about.  Here is the larger version of the picture as I realise the first upload was very small!! 
 
 
 
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/GirlsSchoolPhoto.jpg)

Absolutely priceless Rose, I will definitely make an appearance tomorrow morning after 11.00, with a couple of more "priceless " which I'm sure you will wish to display. 'Til then.
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Post by: smith19 on March 05, 2011, 12:16:47 PM

Here are more names to add to this list, all of whom are in the photograph below (kindly donated by Winifred Branniff) :drinks:
Carmel Ward
Margaret Connolly
Josephine Tohill
Irene Brown
Ann Benson
Doreen Toner (RIP)
Betty Turley
Jean Lundy
Ann Joyce
Ann Smith
Linda Jones
Philomena Kelly
Gertrude McCarthy
Patricia Agnew
Elizabeth Ferry
Aine Morton
Geraldine Toner
If anyone would like to get a copy you can send me a pm with your email address.

Sorry to be so ignorant but what is a "pm" so that I can send my e-mail address for a copy of the photo?
 
 
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Post by: Cobra on March 05, 2011, 04:48:11 PM
Pm, means a private message, click on the person`s name, that you want to send a message to, and it will take you to their profile, then you would see "private message" box, just follow the instructions from there, good luck.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on March 06, 2011, 07:44:52 PM
Thanks to Smith 19 for these "class" photos of St Anthony's Boys in 1953. Sorry the photos are quite big but use the scroll bar at the bottom of this message to see all the picture.
 
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/Class1953002-2.jpg)
 
 
This was the Gaelic Football Club started up by Harry Hart (left of picture)
 
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/Class1953001.jpg)
 
Know anyone from this class?
 
More photos to follow shortly
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 10, 2011, 07:12:19 PM
from what year was that photo of the gaelic team ?
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Post by: Rose8 on March 11, 2011, 10:26:57 AM
from what year was that photo of the gaelic team ?
It was taken in 1953.  To the right of the ball in the middle is a guy Dan Prentice, did you know him?
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Post by: irish dance on March 11, 2011, 10:58:34 AM
The School Photo 1953 - knew Denis Curran, Willowfield Drive,  front row third from left.
 
 
ID
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Post by: smith19 on March 11, 2011, 12:39:52 PM
The School Photo 1953 - knew Denis Curran, Willowfield Drive,  front row third from left.
 
 
ID

and in the back row, with arms well folded - his brother Seamus.
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Post by: smith19 on March 11, 2011, 12:42:44 PM

and in the back row, with arms well folded - his brother Seamus.

very sorry did not give precise location, Seamus is 4th from the right!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on March 11, 2011, 03:53:31 PM
I met Mrs O'Kane at a function last week and told her that she was still remembered by the boys of St Anthony's whom she taught.  That included two of my sons who were there in the 70's.  She is looking really well and in great form as usual.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 11, 2011, 07:41:10 PM
It was taken in 1953.  To the right of the ball in the middle is a guy Dan Prentice, did you know him?

 
 
sorry i didnt
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 11, 2011, 07:41:59 PM
I met Mrs O'Kane at a function last week and told her that she was still remembered by the boys of St Anthony's whom she taught.  That included two of my sons who were there in the 70's.  She is looking really well and in great form as usual.

 
think it was mrs okane who attended the reunion in the crown.?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on March 12, 2011, 01:25:53 AM

 
think it was mrs okane who attended the reunion in the crown.?
Yes, same person, forgot she was known as Miss Kennedy at school  
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: rusty on March 12, 2011, 07:40:23 PM
hi does anyone rember moodys wee shop on the corner of ardenvohr street n carlingford street. also walkers at the bottom of ardenvohr street. the maranatha bible shop n the laundry at the woodstock road end . mcmanus's shop at the corner of willowfield parade.
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Post by: thebell on March 12, 2011, 09:52:22 PM
whats this censored, i only said [censored].
correction the cow was called ms byrne in the third class room . apollogies
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Post by: olelad on March 13, 2011, 03:13:50 PM
hi does anyone rember moodys wee shop on the corner of ardenvohr street n carlingford street. also walkers at the bottom of ardenvohr street. the maranatha bible shop n the laundry at the woodstock road end . mcmanus's shop at the corner of willowfield parade.

i remember mcmanus,s shop. im bound to have known those others but the old memory cells aint as good as they used to be.
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Post by: olelad on March 13, 2011, 03:14:36 PM
correction the cow was called ms byrne in the third class room . apollogies

 
gallagher put yous boys on the straight and narrow  :D
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Post by: smith19 on March 13, 2011, 07:41:24 PM
hi does anyone rember moodys wee shop on the corner of ardenvohr street n carlingford street. also walkers at the bottom of ardenvohr street. the maranatha bible shop n the laundry at the woodstock road end . mcmanus's shop at the corner of willowfield parade.

Remember them all! What about Graham's Chemists and Florrie's Wool Shop in the block below RUC Station, and there's many more.
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Post by: Rose8 on March 13, 2011, 08:27:16 PM

Remember them all! What about Graham's Chemists and Florrie's Wool Shop in the block below RUC Station, and there's many more.
Bet nobody remembers The Imperial sweet shop on the Woodstock????
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Post by: smith19 on March 16, 2011, 10:54:12 AM
You know my vintage Rose, so of course I remember the Imperial. On opposite side was Jimmy Burns the barber, but what was the name of the newsagents on the other block beside him? We used to get the Knockout and School Friend every Tuesday. It was beside a butcher's and a fishmonger's, names escape me also.
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Post by: Rose8 on March 16, 2011, 07:50:30 PM
what was the name of the newsagents on the other block beside him? We used to get the Knockout and School Friend every Tuesday. It was beside a butcher's and a fishmonger's, names escape me also.
I don't know that one as we got our papers from Hodgetts Newspaper Shop beside the Cregagh Inn.
 
Any chance you could send me that 1946 photo again?  It's not coming up very well.  When you add the file to the email, there should be some attachment options - choose medium size, or if you did that last time, then choose large size.  Sorry for the trouble. 
 
My brother has this photo too but his is unrecognisable!  His sisters (us I think) were very bad when young and scribbled all over it  
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Post by: olelad on March 18, 2011, 08:26:41 AM
I don't know that one as we got our papers from Hodgetts Newspaper Shop beside the Cregagh Inn.
 
Any chance you could send me that 1946 photo again?  It's not coming up very well.  When you add the file to the email, there should be some attachment options - choose medium size, or if you did that last time, then choose large size.  Sorry for the trouble. 
 
My brother has this photo too but his is unrecognisable!  His sisters (us I think) were very bad when young and scribbled all over it  

 
what was the name of the shop between cregagh st and ravenhill ave which sold papers sweets etc ? it seems the main player back then for that sort of stuff. there was also asweet shop corner of ardgowen st woodstock rd. early 70s im on about.
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Post by: smith19 on March 18, 2011, 10:22:10 AM
I don't know that one as we got our papers from Hodgetts Newspaper Shop beside the Cregagh Inn.
 
Any chance you could send me that 1946 photo again?  It's not coming up very well.  When you add the file to the email, there should be some attachment options - choose medium size, or if you did that last time, then choose large size.  Sorry for the trouble. 
 
My brother has this photo too but his is unrecognisable!  His sisters (us I think) were very bad when young and scribbled all over it  

I remember Hodgett's shop well. We would sometimes buy our sweets there when attending the matinee performance on a Saturday at the Ambassador. I have tried to adjust the 1946 school photo and just e-mailed it to you. If no good let me know and I'll enlist other technical support.
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Post by: smith19 on March 18, 2011, 10:29:19 AM

 
what was the name of the shop between cregagh st and ravenhill ave which sold papers sweets etc ? it seems the main player back then for that sort of stuff. there was also asweet shop corner of ardgowen st woodstock rd. early 70s im on about.

I can't get the name of this shop but I certainly remember it. Was it as many were, a house with bay window which was converted to a shop and kept the original frontage? Also the shop at Ardgowen St and Woodstock Road I only vaguely remember, but then if you're referring to the early 1970s then I'm afraid we have a big generation gap, and places change rapidly at times. But keep on working. Lovely memories invoked.
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Post by: olelad on March 18, 2011, 11:22:38 AM

I can't get the name of this shop but I certainly remember it. Was it as many were, a house with bay window which was converted to a shop and kept the original frontage? Also the shop at Ardgowen St and Woodstock Road I only vaguely remember, but then if you're referring to the early 1970s then I'm afraid we have a big generation gap, and places change rapidly at times. But keep on working. Lovely memories invoked.

 
you know what youve got me stumped on that shop front ?! something tells me it wasnt the way you decrided it but thats not to say it wasnt like that at one time or im wrong. the shop at ardgowen st i remember very well. it had a cigarette machine at the outside in ardgowen st.
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Post by: Rose8 on March 18, 2011, 03:31:29 PM

 the shop at ardgowen st i remember very well. it had a cigarette machine at the outside in ardgowen st.
:swoon: O you must've been a smoker then when you remember that bit??? ;)
The shop between Cregagh St and the Ave was owned by people called Wylie and it was converted from a house to a shop and they kept the bay window.  My parents knew the Wylies and their son Tom took over the shop when they retired and ran it with his wife. He converted it back to a house when his wife died and he lives there now on his own.  In the early 60's another shop which was a fruit shop, changed hands and opened a few doors away as another sweet shop in competition.  A friend of mine worked there after school and at nights but I can't remember the name of it.  The owners, mother and son, I think lived above it.  O memories    :(
 
The houses are still all there intact with their bay windows and only one is a shop, another is an office.
 
Hodgett's sweet shop is still a newsagents and the Cregagh Inn is now a Solicitor's office.  Don't know about Ardgowan St though - I guess we only kept to one side of the road  ::)
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Post by: olelad on March 18, 2011, 04:06:08 PM
:swoon: O you must've been a smoker then when you remember that bit??? ;)
The shop between Cregagh St and the Ave was owned by people called Wylie and it was converted from a house to a shop and they kept the bay window.  My parents knew the Wylies and their son Tom took over the shop when they retired and ran it with his wife. He converted it back to a house when his wife died and he lives there now on his own.  In the early 60's another shop which was a fruit shop, changed hands and opened a few doors away as another sweet shop in competition.  A friend of mine worked there after school and at nights but I can't remember the name of it.  The owners, mother and son, I think lived above it.  O memories    :(
 
The houses are still all there intact with their bay windows and only one is a shop, another is an office.
 
Hodgett's sweet shop is still a newsagents and the Cregagh Inn is now a Solicitor's office.  Don't know about Ardgowan St though - I guess we only kept to one side of the road  ::)

 
well  that sorteds that one out with me wrong again although i did say i wasnt sure
. in fact i was never a smoker but just remember that machine.  :smile:
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Post by: thebell on March 20, 2011, 12:42:52 PM
didnt wylies have a candy floss machine and home made toffy apples.. The news agents beside the fish shop was norman mcilroys.. potted herrings mmmmmm. miss em bad.
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Post by: olelad on March 20, 2011, 07:17:57 PM
didnt wylies have a candy floss machine and home made toffy apples.. The news agents beside the fish shop was norman mcilroys.. potted herrings mmmmmm. miss em bad.

i dont remember any candy floss thats for sure. was down the old manor today and went to mass in the old chapel. meet rose and her hubby which was top notch.
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Post by: Rose8 on March 20, 2011, 09:00:38 PM

 was down the old manor today and went to mass in the old chapel. meet rose and her hubby which was top notch.
Yea! was great to meet up at last and put a face to the name!!
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Post by: olelad on April 02, 2011, 03:22:20 PM
Yea! was great to meet up at last and put a face to the name!!

isnt it agreat pity the parish couldnt put something on for those who lived there in its hayday ? what agreat way to show how the parish survives today after all those years.
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Post by: smith19 on April 09, 2011, 12:29:50 PM

isnt it agreat pity the parish couldnt put something on for those who lived there in its hayday ? what agreat way to show how the parish survives today after all those years.

Come  on lads and lasses it's all gone very quiet. Great idea Olelad but who would organise it and we're talking about a long period of time and when was the parish's heyday? I lived there from 1942 until 1972 in Willowfield Crescent there would be many others after that. So how do we go about it? Message for Rose8 I have not forgotten you and I'm still working on the sisters to find the names in the photos. Keep well to you all in the meantime.
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Post by: Me Ould Segoia on April 09, 2011, 06:30:59 PM
FR. Joe Campbell ?
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Post by: Rose8 on April 09, 2011, 06:47:37 PM
FR. Joe Campbell ?
Were you going to say something about Fr Campbell??  It was his anniversary this week.
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Post by: Rose8 on April 09, 2011, 07:00:09 PM

 Great idea Olelad but who would organise it and we're talking about a long period of time and when was the parish's heyday? So how do we go about it?
Yip I agree.  If we were in business now we would form a committee to look into it!!  St A's is far past it's heyday though and at the present time is going through some big changes so probably not the right time anyway.
 
In the meantime I have been kindly given another photo of a class of boys from St A's in the 50's by John Howard.  I am also getting, this weekend, the names of all those boys in the picture submitted by Olelad some time ago with Mr Mulhern and Fr Fullerton in the centre.  Hope to get these both uploaded at the weekend - so keep watching!!
 
Looking forward to the girl's names, Smith.  Thnks
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Post by: olelad on April 09, 2011, 09:01:01 PM

Come  on lads and lasses it's all gone very quiet. Great idea Olelad but who would organise it and we're talking about a long period of time and when was the parish's heyday? I lived there from 1942 until 1972 in Willowfield Crescent there would be many others after that. So how do we go about it? Message for Rose8 I have not forgotten you and I'm still working on the sisters to find the names in the photos. Keep well to you all in the meantime.

 
the hayday of the parish was bewteen 65/70 id think.
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Post by: olelad on April 09, 2011, 09:04:17 PM
Yip I agree.  If we were in business now we would form a committee to look into it!!  St A's is far past it's heyday though and at the present time is going through some big changes so probably not the right time anyway.
 
In the meantime I have been kindly given another photo of a class of boys from St A's in the 50's by John Howard.  I am also getting, this weekend, the names of all those boys in the picture submitted by Olelad some time ago with Mr Mulhern and Fr Fullerton in the centre.  Hope to get these both uploaded at the weekend - so keep watching!!
 
Looking forward to the girl's names, Smith.  Thnks

 
hopefully the parish will form a comittee to put together a parish reunion but given what i encountered b4 ill not be punting a fortune on it happening. the biggest problem as was pointed out b4 was that no one is getting any younger so the sooner its put together the better !
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Post by: Me Ould Segoia on April 09, 2011, 09:18:03 PM
Were you going to say something about Fr Campbell??  It was his anniversary this week.

He was a very good friend of mine.
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Post by: Rose8 on April 10, 2011, 02:50:07 PM

He was a very good friend of mine.
He was a lovely man and served St Anthony's very well - only didn't get staying long enough.
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Post by: Rose8 on April 10, 2011, 03:15:46 PM
Here is a photo of St A's boys taken around 1957, given me by John Howard who now lives in England.
 (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/JohnHSchoolPhoto.jpg)
John has tried to recall the names of his classmates:
 Back L to R:
? ;
 ? Montgomery:
Kevin Doherty I think;
? ;
Gerard Murray (went to St. Marys);
 Joe ?;
 ?;

Front L to R:
Fra McClean; (went to St Malachy's but died of heart attack in 70's);
Vincent Malough; (went to St Mary's - also died early)
George Gent; (RIP killed in car accident in USA)
John Boden;
? Benson; (lived in Jocelyn St)
? Fitzgerald; (lived Willowfield Parade)
John Howard;
? Colman;(two brothers, one called Eamon, think this was the younger)
Odran Flynn;
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Post by: Rose8 on April 10, 2011, 03:44:16 PM
Have got all the names in this photo, kindly given to me by Mr Mulhern's granddaughter Breda Doherty.  Mr Mulhern had carefully written all the names on the back of the original photo.
 
St Anthony's Youth Club 1954
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/Class1953002-2.jpg)
 
Top Row: Mr Mulhern; Dennis McCready; P Lavery; J Curran; M Kerr; B Nulty; W Callinan; S Curran; J McKeown; D Curran; D Roberts; Mr Fitzgerald
 
2nd Row: B McKeever; Brian Smith; E Graham; Gerard Dolaghan; Fr Fullerton; J Keegan; Frank Dolaghan; J McParland; D Archer
 
3rd Row: J McRory; G Keegan; T Callinan; T Graham; J hayes; S McKenna; T Hayes
 
4th Row: T Hayes; B Fitzgerald; D Curran; W McParland; J Magin; Leandra Fitzgerald (Mr Fitzgerald's gdaughter); D Hayes; W Braiden; T Morgan; J Hayes
 
Hope some of these names ring a bell!!
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Post by: smith19 on April 12, 2011, 07:48:52 PM
Have got all the names in this photo, kindly given to me by Mr Mulhern's granddaughter Breda Doherty.  Mr Mulhern had carefully written all the names on the back of the original photo.
 
St Anthony's Youth Club 1954
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/Class1953002-2.jpg)
 
Top Row: Mr Mulhern; Dennis McCready; P Lavery; J Curran; M Kerr; B Nulty; W Callinan; S Curran; J McKeown; D Curran; D Roberts; Mr Fitzgerald
 
2nd Row: B McKeever; Brian Smith; E Graham; Gerard Dolaghan; Fr Fullerton; J Keegan; Frank Dolaghan; J McParland; D Archer
 
3rd Row: J McRory; G Keegan; T Callinan; T Graham; J hayes; S McKenna; T Hayes
 
4th Row: T Hayes; B Fitzgerald; D Curran; W McParland; J Magin; Leandra Fitzgerald (Mr Fitzgerald's gdaughter); D Hayes; W Braiden; T Morgan; J Hayes
 
Hope some of these names ring a bell!!

Sorry Rosemary but I cannot help with the 1957 photo. But I can help with this one - which I sent to you. Well done in getting most of the names. Slight mispelling in back row - W. Callaghan lived in the White City, and B.McKeever in row 2 was B.McKeown, wee brother of Jackie in the back row. You also have T.Hayes and J.Hayes in both rows 3 and 4, and you missed out my delightful smiling little brother Noel in front of E.Graham in row 2 and behind T.Callinan in row 4. Wasn't Mr.Mulhern very far sighted. Does anyone remember him playing Santa Claus at the Church Christmas bazaar  during which times Iwould remember the "Heyday"? Almost every one rings a bell, and a very loud and happy one!! Keep them coming.
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Post by: olelad on April 13, 2011, 06:54:11 PM
was that guy hayes from willowfield ?
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Post by: Rose8 on April 13, 2011, 07:55:13 PM

you missed out my delightful smiling little brother Noel in front of E.Graham in row 2 and behind T.Callinan in row 4.
Sorry about missing out your wee brother Noel, I took the names from mr Mulhern's list but I know the photo was supplied by your good self.  The names of the girls in the photos you sent of your sisters are almost complete (again given to me by Breda Doherty (nee Magee) who is in the line-up herself beside Stephanie, so should get that on the site very soon.   
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Post by: smith19 on April 13, 2011, 09:26:44 PM
was that guy hayes from willowfield ?
Yes the family lived in 9 Willowfield Crescent in the 50s, 60s etc. James, Terence and Desmond, and sister Mary, a lovely family. Dad James was manager of My Lady's Inn for some time then.
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Post by: Dub on April 15, 2011, 11:22:24 AM
Just spotted my old friend Billy Braiden in the 1954 picture. We went to Barney together and were great fishing and shooting pals for years.( I should add the shooting was wildfowling and game). The D Archer in the photo looks like another Barney schoolmate but his name was Pat Archer from St Anthony's.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                All the best, Dub.
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Post by: Rose8 on April 15, 2011, 01:18:59 PM
Just spotted my old friend Billy Braiden in the 1954 picture. We went to Barney together and were great fishing and shooting pals for years.( I should add the shooting was wildfowling and game). The D Archer in the photo looks like another Barney schoolmate but his name was Pat Archer from St Anthony's.                                                                                                                                                                                                             
It's great to get updates of names for the photo Dub.  I was pals with Maureen Braiden while at school but believe she went to live in Cushendun.  It's possible that D Archer was in fact your Pat Archer, as the names on the back of the original photo written up by Mr Mulhern isn't quite accurate, as Smith has pointed out. Am trying to get as much info on the photos as I can so I can post them on St Anthony's website.  Where was Barney btw??
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Post by: Dub on April 15, 2011, 02:08:40 PM
It's great to get updates of names for the photo Dub.  I was pals with Maureen Braiden while at school but believe she went to live in Cushendun.  It's possible that D Archer was in fact your Pat Archer, as the names on the back of the original photo written up by Mr Mulhern isn't quite accurate, as Smith has pointed out. Am trying to get as much info on the photos as I can so I can post them on St Anthony's website.  Where was Barney btw??

Hi Rose8.   Barney was the name we gave to St Patrick's (Barnageeha ) at the top end of the Antrim Road.( it has its own thread on this site)  I met up with Billy and Pat at the school reunion about three years ago. Billy lives outside Lisburn and Pat lives in Annalong. I am living in Dublin. I used to go over to Billys house beside St Anthony's a lot  before Billy got married .  I have a photo from St Colemans school in the Market, and Billy is in that photo beside me . We must have been about five years old in it. His Mum came from the Market and knew my mother well. His parents had a a house in Cushendall and Billy, a few other friends and myself used to fish the rivers  in the Glens every weekend during the fishing season. ( happy days!!)
                                                                                                                                       All the best, Dub.
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Post by: olelad on April 15, 2011, 05:23:20 PM
Yes the family lived in 9 Willowfield Crescent in the 50s, 60s etc. James, Terence and Desmond, and sister Mary, a lovely family. Dad James was manager of My Lady's Inn for some time then.

 
im sure one of them lives lurgan direction these days.
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Post by: olelad on April 17, 2011, 03:49:38 PM
anyone know when vinty started and left the school ?
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Post by: Rose8 on April 17, 2011, 04:10:52 PM
Here goes with girls' school pics from St Anthony's (around 1946) with some names.  If anyone can add to these names please post.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/MarieStephana4-15yrold2.jpg)

L to R: Ivy Quinn; ??; Pat McGraw; ??; Marie Smith; Stephanie Smith
 
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Post by: Rose8 on April 17, 2011, 04:38:48 PM
2nd picture of girls' class, again around 1945/46
 
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/GirlsClassofSept1946.jpg)

L to R:
Top Row: E Fagan; Breda Magee; Stephanie Smith; Pat Rooney; Imelda McMenamin; Rosemary McMenamin; A Rooney; A Tohill; Rosemary Hanvey.

Middle Row:
A Francis; Grace Lavery; Philomena McConville; A Brown; 7 girls unknown.
 
Bottom Row:
Deirdre McCready; A Roberts; Marie Smith; K Ferry; B McDevitt; H Close; ??; M Morton; C Ward; L Gartland; A Begley; M Agnew.
 
If anyone knows different, please post.
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Post by: olelad on April 17, 2011, 04:44:50 PM
makes it worst seeing those pictures that that didnt do a class photo back in my days there  :scratch_ones_head:
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Post by: smith19 on April 19, 2011, 12:40:13 PM
2nd picture of girls' class, again around 1945/46
 
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/GirlsClassofSept1946.jpg)

L to R:
Top Row: E Fagan; Breda Magee; Stephanie Smith; Pat Rooney; Imelda McMenamin; Rosemary McMenamin; A Rooney; A Tohill; Rosemary Hanvey.

Middle Row:
A Francis; Grace Lavery; Philomena McConville; A Brown; 7 girls unknown.
 
Bottom Row:
Deirdre McCready; A Roberts; Marie Smith; K Ferry; B McDevitt; H Close; ??; M Morton; C Ward; L Gartland; A Begley; M Agnew.
 
If anyone knows different, please post.

Good day Rose  Well done with your search, I have passed on to the two big sisters and still waiting for a response. .Was the Fr.Campbell mentioned earlier, the curate when Fr.Fullerton died in 1972, and was he acting PP for a while, and did he take the permanent post? Where are the photos to be found on St.Anthony's website?  Keep well.
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Post by: smith19 on April 23, 2011, 12:42:46 PM
2nd picture of girls' class, again around 1945/46
 
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/GirlsClassofSept1946.jpg)

L to R:
Top Row: E Fagan; Breda Magee; Stephanie Smith; Pat Rooney; Imelda McMenamin; Rosemary McMenamin; A Rooney; A Tohill; Rosemary Hanvey.

Middle Row:
A Francis; Grace Lavery; Philomena McConville; A Brown; 7 girls unknown.
 
Bottom Row:
Deirdre McCready; A Roberts; Marie Smith; K Ferry; B McDevitt; H Close; ??; M Morton; C Ward; L Gartland; A Begley; M Agnew.
 
If anyone knows different, please post.

Good day Rose
 
Not having much joy with the two big sisters. The only additions - The tall girl in the middle row with the pinafore dress, white blouse and tie is Anne McGovern - according to Marie. Veronica Lynch is one of the four to Anne's left and the ?? in the centre of the front row she thinks may have been called Bradley. Not very enlightening I'm afraid but she will be consulting Stephana soon who has been on holiday. In the meantime have a happy and peaceful Easter.
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Post by: Paul McCarthy on April 30, 2011, 10:06:56 PM
Yes I went to mass last year @ St Anthonys and couldn't believe how well the parish had grown since I left 30 years ago. Nowadays it has a large Polish community in the congregation. Also a good choir!
I remember the choir in the gallery with Miss Brady? Do you?
Any one out there get their pink blouses made by Mrs Crilly?

Miss Brady was my Aunite Gertie - she died last year aged 92. She loved the choir and playing the organ at St Anthony's. She also was the first female teacher at St Malachy's College where she taught violin and music for many years. She had a wonderful memory and a sharp mind right up to her death RIP.
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Post by: citybloke on May 03, 2011, 06:36:18 PM
Hi Rose8 - Just viewed photo of St. Anthony's Boys [ circa 1957]. Recognise two of the lads. Kevin Docherty  [back row] and Brendan Coleman, [front row]younger brother of Eamon.   I used to pal about with Kevin up to about 1970 when I moved to England. Sadly lost contact with Kevin  from that date.  Brendan Coleman [also known as Rusty] also moved to England and attended same Teacher Training College as me. He eventually became as Headmaster of Holy Family Primary School Rochdale - been retired now for a few years.
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Post by: Rose8 on May 04, 2011, 07:50:13 PM

Miss Brady was my Aunite Gertie - she died last year aged 92. She loved the choir and playing the organ at St Anthony's. She also was the first female teacher at St Malachy's College where she taught violin and music for many years. She had a wonderful memory and a sharp mind right up to her death RIP.
Hi Paul, Your Aunt Gertie taught us singing at school in St Anthony's and taught us to sing in the choir every Sunday (up in the gallery with her).  We used to sing the whole Mass in Gregorian Chant on special occasions, which was no mean feat for primary schoolchildren. Not many people knew that for many years Gertie walked up and down from The Mount to play the organ at both 10oc and 12oc masses every Sunday in St Anthony's.  She was so dedicated.
 
Later I studied piano with your Aunt Marie and knew them both very well.  They were both so pleased to move to the house beside the church where they did enjoy some years being closer to the parish. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on May 04, 2011, 08:01:17 PM
Hi Rose8 - Just viewed photo of St. Anthony's Boys [ circa 1957]. Recognise two of the lads. Kevin Docherty  [back row] and Brendan Coleman, [front row]younger brother of Eamon.   I used to pal about with Kevin up to about 1970 when I moved to England. Sadly lost contact with Kevin  from that date.  Brendan Coleman [also known as Rusty] also moved to England and attended same Teacher Training College as me. He eventually became as Headmaster of Holy Family Primary School Rochdale - been retired now for a few years.
Thanks for this information, I am trying to get as many names as I can to add to the pictures before I upload them to the School Page on St Anthony's website.  Best wishes from Norn Iron!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on May 04, 2011, 08:16:42 PM

Was the Fr.Campbell mentioned earlier, the curate when Fr.Fullerton died in 1972, and was he acting PP for a while, and did he take the permanent post? Where are the photos to be found on St.Anthony's website?
Sorry to have taken so long Brian, what with all the bank hols and Easter it's just been so busy.  Fr Patrick Courtney was the CC and became PP when Fr Fullerton died in 1972 until he was moved in 1975 and Fr Campbell was appointed as PP until 1978 when he too moved on.  Sorry, haven't got the photos up yet on St A's website but will post here when I do.  Getting some more names in the meantime, as you can see by the posts, so that's great. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on May 04, 2011, 08:18:24 PM

 The only additions - The tall girl in the middle row with the pinafore dress, white blouse and tie is Anne McGovern - according to Marie. Veronica Lynch is one of the four to Anne's left and the ?? in the centre of the front row she thinks may have been called Bradley.
Thanks for this info as well, any more will be greatly appreciated.   All the best!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: spacetinker on May 07, 2011, 05:00:12 PM
Thanks for this information, I am trying to get as many names as I can to add to the pictures before I upload them to the School Page on St Anthony's website.  Best wishes from Norn Iron!!

Hi Rose8,
 .another name for you ...fourth lad at back L to R beside Doc. is Brian Walker from White St. in the old Short Strand.
 Him and I had a shared interest in model railways.Heads down,completely absorbed,tinkering for hours on winter nights,innocent times indeed. He and his bro. Joined the ATC (air training corp) .Where are you now Brian and did you ever get to play with big boy toys?
 
(http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr332/spacetinker/druid.gif)
 
Happy Trails.  .Tink
 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 14, 2011, 06:45:01 PM
gone abit quiet on this front of late  :scratch_ones_head:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 29, 2011, 06:50:15 PM
does anyone know was there ever a parish gaa team ? to my knowledge there wasnt and given the size of the parish in its hay day im surprised there wasnt or maybe there was ? :scratch_ones_head:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on May 30, 2011, 09:21:49 PM
does anyone know was there ever a parish gaa team ? to my knowledge there wasnt and given the size of the parish in its hay day im surprised there wasnt or maybe there was ? :scratch_ones_head:
I don't believe there was ever a parish team, but there was a school team, see posting by Rose8 on 6 March, run by Mr.Harte. I do not know how long he carried on after I left in 1953.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: spacetinker on June 04, 2011, 07:20:27 PM
gone abit quiet on this front of late  :scratch_ones_head:

 
 
"First communion" at St Anthony's 1953
 
(http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr332/spacetinker/laganvillage.jpg)
 
Photo taken in the grounds.
 
left to right:
John Murray,  Brian Walker,  "Bap" McCotter,  Kevin "Doc" Doherty,  Tommy Crawford and Alec Duggan.
 
Where have all the years gone. .eh?
(http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr332/spacetinker/a-felix2.gif)
 
Tink
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on June 04, 2011, 10:48:35 PM

 
 
"First communion" at St Anthony's 1953
 
Photo taken in the grounds.
 

Another great photo of St Anthony's kids.  :smile: Hope you don't mind me capturing it for my school album, Tink?  Been a bit busy lately but hoping to get all the school photos posted soon on the church website. ;) Btw, who was the teacher in the fancy hat??
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 05, 2011, 03:01:53 PM
I don't believe there was ever a parish team, but there was a school team, see posting by Rose8 on 6 March, run by Mr.Harte. I do not know how long he carried on after I left in 1953.

 
i knew of gaelic been played at school although not in my time at the school. it was the parish itself i was wondering about.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 05, 2011, 03:04:00 PM
theres afew first communion photos about the house here of me good self and afew cousins on the hallow turf of the grounds at st anthonys. so ill get me daughter to post them up asap.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: spacetinker on June 06, 2011, 08:48:36 PM

Another great photo of St Anthony's kids.  :smile: Hope you don't mind me capturing it for my school album, Tink?  Been a bit busy lately but hoping to get all the school photos posted soon on the church website. ;) Btw, who was the teacher in the fancy hat??

Hi Rose8,
 
The kids here are actually from "Lagan Village" school having their first communion at St Anthony's...though most of them went on to St.Anthony's boys later.  and you can see some in the class photo previous. The Lagan village teacher was a "Miss Cardigan".
 
You are very welcome to save and keep the piccie.  .Tink
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on June 08, 2011, 12:14:21 PM

Hi Rose8,
 
The kids here are actually from "Lagan Village" school having their first communion at St Anthony's...though most of them went on to St.Anthony's boys later.  and you can see some in the class photo previous. The Lagan village teacher was a "Miss Cardigan".
 
You are very welcome to save and keep the piccie.  .Tink
Well done Tink, this photo puzzled me greatly, for I left St.Anthony's in 1953 and did not recognise one of these lads. Not surprising as you point out, they were from Lagan Village. Thanks for the clarification.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 08, 2011, 05:18:37 PM
a picture or 2 of lagan village would be nice ? anyone  :smile:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jaybee715 on June 16, 2011, 03:44:20 PM
Hi there Im an old Lagan village pupil went there about 63 to 67. My DOB is 1957 I lived in Castlereagh but put out about 72 and moved to england.
 
Im trying to research the old school and wonder if you have anything to offer please . A picture would be unbelievable
 
By the way , do I notice that you are an evertonian too ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 16, 2011, 09:12:59 PM
Hi there Im an old Lagan village pupil went there about 63 to 67. My DOB is 1957 I lived in Castlereagh but put out about 72 and moved to england.
 
Im trying to research the old school and wonder if you have anything to offer please . A picture would be unbelievable
 
By the way , do I notice that you are an evertonian too ?

 
lagan village closed shortly after you left. with the remaining pupils going to st anthonys. not sure about photos from the school. what school did you go to after there. st augustines ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on June 17, 2011, 12:40:28 AM

Im trying to research the old school and wonder if you have anything to offer please . A picture would be unbelievable
 
Hi JB,
if it's Lagan Village you are researching, there is some information on the church website (Link below) "History of our Schools".  If you have anything you can add to the history or if any of it is incorrect I'd be glad to add or change it.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 17, 2011, 10:44:19 PM
i bet like st anthonys that no records were kept. :unsure:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on June 17, 2011, 11:29:45 PM
i bet like st anthonys that no records were kept. :unsure:
O I bet they were kept    just where though???????? ::)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 18, 2011, 02:29:34 PM
O I bet they were kept    just where though? :scratch_ones_head: :scratch_ones_head: ? ::)

 
no records were ever handed into the education board. none in public records either.
a school of though was back in the day a principle would take the regs home and maybe stick them in the roof space or shed etc. years later he dies then family come along and clear the house out and either throw the paper work out or never come across it at all. another family move in and maybe come across it and as its nothing to them dump it ?!   :swoon:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jaybee715 on June 18, 2011, 11:40:37 PM
Olelad and Rose8
 
much obliged for your kind input. Many many thanks. I left Lagan Village and went to St Patricks Grammar School in Kings road Gilnahirk. This was a pretty new school which I started in 1967 i think . It was a pretty new school because I remember most of the class rooms were portacabins. As i mentioned earlier I am from Castlereagh . My family was put out of there in 73 and we moved to England where I still live but come home regularly (6/7 times a year)
 
By the way Oleboy I (think) notice you support the blues. I caught that bug myself around 67 . As i said i lived in castlereagh and played for a kids football team run by 2 guys called tom and jack mc'connell i think it was. we played games over in England with other kids teams and visited liverpool regularly
 
Im still researching lagan village by the way and will move on to research St Patricks in due course. Should either appear further on your radar Id Be MOST OBLIGED to hear
 
 
THANKS  AGAIN
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 19, 2011, 11:14:50 AM
Olelad and Rose8
 
much obliged for your kind input. Many many thanks. I left Lagan Village and went to St Patricks Grammar School in Kings road Gilnahirk. This was a pretty new school which I started in 1967 i think . It was a pretty new school because I remember most of the class rooms were portacabins. As i mentioned earlier I am from Castlereagh . My family was put out of there in 73 and we moved to England where I still live but come home regularly (6/7 times a year)
 
By the way Oleboy I (think) notice you support the blues. I caught that bug myself around 67 . As i said i lived in castlereagh and played for a kids football team run by 2 guys called tom and jack mc'connell i think it was. we played games over in England with other kids teams and visited liverpool regularly
 
Im still researching lagan village by the way and will move on to research St Patricks in due course. Should either appear further on your radar Id Be MOST OBLIGED to hear
 
 
THANKS  AGAIN

 
keep checking in here m8 as new folk appear all the time.
your bound to know alot of the names mentioned on here who went to st anthonys who were from castlereagh estate ?
john mcguinness, francie rehill, gerry christian, john marks, tony mcloughlin rip, etc
anyone else you remember from the area ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 11, 2011, 11:17:21 AM
was down pass the old parish yesterday and noticed theres building work going on the chapel grounds. whats happening ?  :scratch_ones_head:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on August 18, 2011, 04:41:06 PM
was down pass the old parish yesterday and noticed theres building work going on the chapel grounds. whats happening ?  ???

 
the answer to the question is houses. think you did mention that to me rose b4. anyway i cant believe the pp would let this happen. with the parish hall long gone and bungalows there we now have houses creeping half way up the grounds of the chapel. is the parish in that much debt ? i bet theres alot of [censored] people in the parish  ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on August 18, 2011, 05:34:46 PM

 
 is the parish in that much debt ?
 i bet theres alot of [censored] people in the parish  ???

answer to 1st question: the parish doesn't benefit - the "church in Ireland" is in debt and we know why;
answer to 2nd question: Yes   >:D  but there are very few (and mostly elderly) living round the church now so not enough people to fight it!! 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: oxton on September 05, 2011, 11:43:20 PM
The Montgomery lad was called Shaun and Fitzgerald Bernard. Dermot Wright is wearing glasses Shaun's friend.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on September 06, 2011, 01:06:11 PM
Hi Rose 8

Re 1957 Photo of St. Anthony's - Eamon Coleman is the lad on the far right on the back row.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on September 06, 2011, 04:06:55 PM
The Montgomery lad was called Shaun and Fitzgerald Bernard. Dermot Wright is wearing glasses Shaun's friend.
Was this about one of the school photos, Oxton?  Which one?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on September 06, 2011, 04:09:59 PM
Hi Rose 8

Re 1957 Photo of St. Anthony's - Eamon Coleman is the lad on the far right on the back row.
Thanks, Citybloke, will add this to the list of boys.  Anyone found any photos of Lagan Village School?  ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 08, 2011, 12:24:00 PM
nice to see the thread still going. were are you all ? :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 18, 2011, 09:47:01 PM
nice to see the thread still going. were are you all ? :D

 
on holiday or in jail by the look of things !  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: oxton on September 22, 2011, 06:58:28 PM
Rosie, yes was referring to the 1957 photo
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 24, 2011, 06:50:37 PM
life on the thread  :o
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: kate.o on September 29, 2011, 12:49:19 PM
Thanks, Citybloke, will add this to the list of boys.  Anyone found any photos of Lagan Village School?  ???
hi ro8 went to lagan village school early 50s
love to see a photo  *
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on September 29, 2011, 02:45:46 PM
hi ro8 went to lagan village school early 50s
love to see a photo  *
So would I kate, though I went to St Anthony's school.  I'm sure someone, somewhere has a photo of it. ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on September 29, 2011, 02:48:04 PM

 
on holiday or in jail by the look of things !  :)
Hi T, no sorry have been involved in lots of little projects this summer and hoping they slow down now so I can do all the things I really want to do.  I sometimes wish I was back in work - it was easier (and paid better . . . ) :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 04, 2011, 09:29:05 PM
Hi T, no sorry have been involved in lots of little projects this summer and hoping they slow down now so I can do all the things I really want to do.  I sometimes wish I was back in work - it was easier (and paid better . . . ) :)

how goes it rose ?  is the building work in the chapel grounds still going ? was hoping the builder had maybe gone burst  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 05, 2011, 05:42:46 PM

 is the building work in the chapel grounds still going ? was hoping the builder had maybe gone burst  :D
I think a lotta people felt like you about the builder  . . . and for a time we thought he had!!  But they're up at the roof now so it won't be too long before there are residents.  Very limited car space inside so all will be parking in the Crescent.  Mayhem!!  I pity the people living round about.  But I guess this is what they call "progress"  ???   ???   ??? 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 08, 2011, 07:55:03 PM
I think a lotta people felt like you about the builder  . . . and for a time we thought he had!!  But they're up at the roof now so it won't be too long before there are residents.  Very limited car space inside so all will be parking in the Crescent.  Mayhem!!  I pity the people living round about.  But I guess this is what they call "progress"  ???   ???   ???

 
 
have the numbers going to mass increased any of late ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Gentie on October 09, 2011, 07:03:01 PM
Hi,
Just wanted to clarify that the photo of boys from 1957. My brother George Gent is in the front row 3rd from the left as stated, he died in Larne in 2004, my other brother Roy Gent who attended same school, died in car accident in 1981 in Co. Louth, Ireland.  I also attended from 1965 to 1971.  I remember moving to the new school and the pupils coming from Lagan Village.  Myra Thompson and Geraldine Eccles joined our class.  I also remember Elaine Lundy. My family left Belfast in 1972 as did many others.
Gentie
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 09, 2011, 10:28:48 PM
Hi,
Just wanted to clarify that the photo of boys from 1957. My brother George Gent is in the front row 3rd from the left as stated, he died in Larne in 2004, my other brother Roy Gent who attended same school, died in car accident in 1981 in Co. Louth, Ireland.  I also attended from 1965 to 1971.  I remember moving to the new school and the pupils coming from Lagan Village.  Myra Thompson and Geraldine Eccles joined our class.  I also remember Elaine Lundy. My family left Belfast in 1972 as did many others.
Gentie

 
ken eccles joined our class from lagan village. i would take it geraldine was a sister. 1972 as you say seen quite afew of us moving from the area. what part did you live in ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 10, 2011, 12:07:53 AM

 have the numbers going to mass increased any of late ?
actually they did increase quite a lot when the polish people started to live in the area and we nearly had a full house on a Sunday.  However, the Polish now have their own mass and so we are diminished again, struggling to survive!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 10, 2011, 06:54:05 PM
My brother George Gent is in the front row 3rd from the left as stated, he died in Larne in 2004, my other brother Roy Gent who attended same school, died in car accident in 1981 in Co. Louth, Ireland.  I also attended from 1965 to 1971.  Gentie
Hi Gentie
Is it Brian??  Do you remember the Hendersons of Stirling Rd?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 23, 2011, 02:25:01 PM
Hi Gentie
Is it Brian??  Do you remember the Hendersons of Stirling Rd?
Thanks for your PM Ann, will get back to you shortly!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 23, 2011, 02:29:55 PM
Another photo of St Anthony's boys, thanks to the archives of John Howard (front row, far right)!!  This was a trip to Dublin in 1958.  Anyone remember it?
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/Dublin1958b.jpg)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 16, 2011, 10:01:03 PM
Another photo of St Anthony's boys, thanks to the archives of John Howard (front row, far right)!!  This was a trip to Dublin in 1958.  Anyone remember it?
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/Dublin1958b.jpg)

 
 
portrush was a cracker trip we had. never forget that day out.  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 18, 2011, 02:01:50 PM
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy mcmullan
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.
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 .

 
after some recent interest im rebooting this up.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: lornar on January 02, 2012, 11:40:12 AM
olelad, i'm francie reihill's sister. We moved to fermanagh where my maternal grandparents lived
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: lornar on January 02, 2012, 11:54:40 AM
The girls uniform was a pink shirt and black pinafore and black cardigan.....we also had a school song which we had to sing at assembly every morning
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 02, 2012, 09:29:16 PM
olelad, i'm francie reihill's sister. We moved to fermanagh where my maternal grandparents lived

cheers for that. did yous ever move back to the city or did yous stay down that direction ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 26, 2012, 04:10:02 PM
from cherryville st up to ravenhill ave on both sides of the woodstock how many pubs was there ? i can of 3.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on January 26, 2012, 04:37:05 PM
from cherryville st up to ravenhill ave on both sides of the woodstock how many pubs was there ? i can of 3.
Name them then!! ??? ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 26, 2012, 05:08:48 PM
Name them then!! ??? ???

thanks rose for that !  ;)   how r u by the way ? is the houses on the grounds finnished yet

as for the pubs. well there was one on the corner of ardgowen st. one on the corner of beersbridge rd/woodstock rd and another on the corner of omeath st or greenore st. cant name them at all. i remember back in 69 the one on the corner of the beersbridge been burned out.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on January 26, 2012, 05:48:28 PM
as for the pubs. well there was one on the corner of ardgowen st. one on the corner of beersbridge rd/woodstock rd and another on the corner of omeath st or greenore st. cant name them at all. i remember back in 69 the one on the corner of the beersbridge been burned out.
The one on Ardgowan St corner is now Eastenders (can't remember what it was before that).  The one at Omeath St was Harts (their two girls were at school with me). It was an off-licence but regulars used to drink in the back room.  The one at Beersbridge belonged also to a catholic family who went to school at St A's (can't remember their name).  There was another one just past Ravenhill Ave, the Cregagh Inn, which was my Dad's local.
 
The apartments and houses are almost finished and we'll be glad to see the builder's fencing come down.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 26, 2012, 06:00:14 PM
The one on Ardgowan St corner is now Eastenders (can't remember what it was before that).  The one at Omeath St was Harts (their two girls were at school with me). It was an off-licence but regulars used to drink in the back room.  The one at Beersbridge belonged also to a catholic family who went to school at St A's (can't remember their name).  There was another one just past Ravenhill Ave, the Cregagh Inn, which was my Dad's local.
 
The apartments and houses are almost finished and we'll be glad to see the builder's fencing come down.

i remember the cregagh inn but didnt include it as its not on the woodstock. i also remember a re teacher of ours having afew beers in harts bar.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 27, 2012, 10:24:08 AM
shows that there isnt many pubs on either the woodstock or cregagh rds.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on January 27, 2012, 01:16:10 PM
shows that there isnt many pubs on either the woodstock or cregagh rds.
Don't forget the ones off the Woodstock - 2 in My Lady's Road and 1 in Carlingford St!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on January 27, 2012, 01:44:37 PM
This photo of the St Anthony's Gaelic Football Team in 1953 was posted on this forum some time ago but I just got another copy via email from Odette Rafferty's brother, Paul,  with some names he remembers from that time.  Anyone recognise anyone else in the photo??
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/GaelicfootballTeam1953.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/GaelicfootballTeamNames1953.jpg)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 27, 2012, 05:56:01 PM
great photo rose. harry hart is the only one i know there. b4 my time that one. id love to see a photo of vinty
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 27, 2012, 05:56:49 PM
Don't forget the ones off the Woodstock - 2 in My Lady's Road and 1 in Carlingford St!!

just as many of the rd than on it.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on January 28, 2012, 01:57:14 PM
This photo of the St Anthony's Gaelic Football Team in 1953 was posted on this forum some time ago but I just got another copy via email from Odette Rafferty's brother, Paul,  with some names he remembers from that time.  Anyone recognise anyone else in the photo??
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/GaelicfootballTeam1953.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/GaelicfootballTeamNames1953.jpg)
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NEXT ROW     BERTIE NULTY NOT McNULTY, JOHN CURRAN, GODFREY HANNIGAN 
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A few still missing, does anyone know of their present whereabouts?? Those clad in the light coloured (sky blue) shirts were the first team. Those in darker were the reserves. Sadly I was one of them. A wonderful man and teacher was "Harry" Hart and he introduced Gaelic football to the school and started the team, which brought great excitement and interest to the school and we had some fine players. He lived to a grand old age and died in recent years. 
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on January 28, 2012, 02:07:39 PM
The one on Ardgowan St corner is now Eastenders (can't remember what it was before that).  The one at Omeath St was Harts (their two girls were at school with me). It was an off-licence but regulars used to drink in the back room.  The one at Beersbridge belonged also to a catholic family who went to school at St A's (can't remember their name).  There was another one just past Ravenhill Ave, the Cregagh Inn, which was my Dad's local.
 
The apartments and houses are almost finished and we'll be glad to see the builder's fencing come down.
The pub at Beersbridge - The Tramway Bar, owned partly by a Mr.Frank Ward helped by sons Sean and Frankie who lived in one of the houses on Woodstock Road, directly opposite Willowfield Parade. I'm not sure if any attended St. Anthony's, maybe sisters. As another testifies it was one of the first - if not the first pub - to be burnt out in 1969.
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Post by: olelad on January 28, 2012, 04:35:04 PM
The pub at Beersbridge - The Tramway Bar, owned partly by a Mr.Frank Ward helped by sons Sean and Frankie who lived in one of the houses on Woodstock Road, directly opposite Willowfield Parade. I'm not sure if any attended St. Anthony's, maybe sisters. As another testifies it was one of the first - if not the first pub - to be burnt out in 1969.

was it by any chance also  known as the roseberry or something like that >
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Post by: olelad on January 28, 2012, 04:47:00 PM
The missing links   BACK ROW  TERENCE MULHALL NEPHEW OF FINTY.  VERNON BRAITHWAITE, BRIAN SMITH, JOE PRICE.
NEXT ROW     BERTIE NULTY NOT McNULTY, JOHN CURRAN, GODFREY HANNIGAN 
NEXT ROW   JOHN MULHALL (BROTHER OF TERENCE AND NEPHEW...)  DENNIS CURRAN (BROTHER OF JOHN)  ??  JACKIE McKEOWN, DAN PRENTICE, ANDY GOODWIN.
NEXT ROW  BRIAN McKEOWN (BROTHER OF JACKIE)  ??  GERALD DOLLAGHAN, GERALD O'LOUGHLIN, BILLY CALLAGHAN,  FRANCIS DOYLE.
A few still missing, does anyone know of their present whereabouts?? Those clad in the light coloured (sky blue) shirts were the first team. Those in darker were the reserves. Sadly I was one of them. A wonderful man and teacher was "Harry" Hart and he introduced Gaelic football to the school and started the team, which brought great excitement and interest to the school and we had some fine players. He lived to a grand old age and died in recent years.

the guys you mentioned in the team, do you know were they was from back then ? its all been said b4 on this thread about harry hart. i was one of the lucky ones who meet him at the reunion and everyone said the same of him great guy,great teacher. i like the rest all said of all the teachers wed had he was the best and that takes some doing as alot of had been to many schools since st anthonys.
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Post by: smith19 on January 28, 2012, 07:09:26 PM

was it by any chance also  known as the roseberry or something like that >
I only knew it as The Tramway and that was its name when incinerated.
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Post by: smith19 on January 28, 2012, 07:16:18 PM
Don't forget the ones off the Woodstock - 2 in My Lady's Road and 1 in Carlingford St!!

The London Bar ?? Arms, and My Lady's Inn.   The Cosy Bar in Carlingford Street   Hic!
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Post by: olelad on January 29, 2012, 12:39:33 PM
I only knew it as The Tramway and that was its name when incinerated.

i seem to remember the name in large letters (maybe red) and im sure harry told us at the reunion he used to have afew swift halfs in there from time 2 time.

does anyone know whatever became of vinty ? maybe some of the guys from the strand might know ? i seem to remember hearing he had to retire early due to ill health ?
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Post by: Paul McCarthy on January 29, 2012, 05:48:12 PM

was it by any chance also  known as the roseberry or something like that >

going back a bit further...does anyone remember the off licence in Portallo Street. Used to be run by my grandfather Mr Terry Brady. He brought up a family of 10 there. I believe there was an informal bar in the kitchen. The girls had to ''keep dick'' and let them know if a peeler was coming by (unless iit was a peeler who would have a drink there himself that is!)
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Post by: olelad on January 30, 2012, 10:36:04 AM

going back a bit further...does anyone remember the off licence in Portallo Street. Used to be run by my grandfather Mr Terry Brady. He brought up a family of 10 there. I believe there was an informal bar in the kitchen. The girls had to ''keep dick'' and let them know if a peeler was coming by (unless iit was a peeler who would have a drink there himself that is!)

the only  thing you got from portallo st in my days was a kicking !
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Post by: Marcas on January 30, 2012, 07:41:09 PM
Great photo of the Gaelic team. I lived beside Godfrey ( Gus ) Hannigan in my youth. They lived on the front of the Castlereagh Rd at the corner of Cicero Gdns. He went on to play basketball and rugby and joined the Civil Service after school and retired a few years ago. Last i heard he was living around the Cairnburn rd area and must be nearly 70 now. Never a Gaelic team in my time at the school but good days
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Post by: olelad on January 31, 2012, 01:47:47 PM
nice one marcus. alway nice that knowing how some of the ex pupils got on. back in those days what school was the norm to go to after st anthonys b4 gusties came along.
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Post by: olelad on February 01, 2012, 10:35:37 AM
rose great link on the parish website. glad my photo came in handy :) . is there any plans for more updates on the history of the parish as they come along ?

http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/ (http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/)
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Post by: Belfast1 on February 01, 2012, 01:06:37 PM
Hi everyone, great thread.
I see my uncle John Wallace listed as deceased in the 1966 class list posted by Cody.  John did indeed die in 1972 aged 16. Does anyone on here remember him?
Thanks in advance from North America.
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Post by: olelad on February 08, 2012, 06:24:01 PM
rose i take it no photos of lagan village ps was ever found ? real shame that. there has to be a photo out there ?!
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Post by: olelad on February 13, 2012, 05:40:11 PM
gusties was built mid 60s so what school did anyone finnishing st anthonys go to ?
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Post by: Rose8 on February 13, 2012, 09:15:51 PM
rose i take it no photos of lagan village ps was ever found ? real shame that. there has to be a photo out there ?!
No photos but keep hoping someone who was at Lagan Village has some more information!!
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Post by: olelad on February 14, 2012, 07:12:28 PM
No photos but keep hoping someone who was at Lagan Village has some more information!!

ive afeeling that could be along wait
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Post by: olelad on February 27, 2012, 10:40:20 PM
was down the rd on sunday and had a look at the houses been built on the chapel grounds. not really as bad as i thought it would be. still a shame.
the parish hall is a big miss. many agood memory of been in there.
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Post by: kate.o on February 27, 2012, 11:16:07 PM
was down the rd on sunday and had a look at the houses been built on the chapel grounds. not really as bad as i thought it would be. still a shame.
the parish hall is a big miss. many agood memory of been in there.
hi olelad, allways sad to see a big change in what we remember
 of great memories :( :-*
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Post by: olelad on February 28, 2012, 05:38:34 PM
was u from the parish kate ?
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Post by: smith19 on February 28, 2012, 11:24:19 PM
was down the rd on sunday and had a look at the houses been built on the chapel grounds. not really as bad as i thought it would be. still a shame.
the parish hall is a big miss. many agood memory of been in there.
What did you do in the wee hall?
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Post by: kate.o on February 29, 2012, 11:42:17 AM
was u from the parish kate ?
hello olelad, no love i was'nt,
i went to Lagan Village school for a short time,
it was early 50s are teacher was the head one there
 I think she had red hair. ;) :-* :-*
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Post by: olelad on February 29, 2012, 04:20:15 PM
What did you do in the wee hall?

                                                   
the highlight for me was the bizarr (never could spell that ) the irish dancing wasnt for me but i had 2 cousins who loved going there every sat. the only other memory i have is been taught in there while the school got renavated. not a big lot when you add it up but back then there wasnt anywhere else to go except the park or entrys if u was lucky  :D
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Post by: olelad on February 29, 2012, 04:26:05 PM
hello olelad, no love i was'nt,
i went to Lagan Village school for a short time,
it was early 50s are teacher was the head one there
 I think she had red hair. ;) :-* :-*

bit to far back for me  ;)  but i do remember the school as the odd time i went to meet a cousin who went there. ill never forget how dark the place was.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on February 29, 2012, 04:53:28 PM
I went to Lagan Village around 1954. I only have vague memories of the school. From what I can remember there were three classrooms on the ground floor. There was a corridor whch ran along outside these classrooms. The toilets were across the playground. I left about 1956 and went to Oxford Street.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 29, 2012, 04:59:48 PM
I went to Lagan Village around 1954. I only have vague memories of the school. From what I can remember there were three classrooms on the ground floor. There was a corridor whch ran along outside these classrooms. The toilets were across the playground. I left about 1956 and went to Oxford Street.

i alway thought it was one large room on the ground floor with stairs stuck in the middle leading up to god knows what. but then again i was only at the place a few times.
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Post by: jr56 on March 01, 2012, 11:57:38 PM
i dont know what happened to vinty but it is interesting that a former pupil of st anthonys now lives in his old home on the mountpottinger road.

i seem to remember the name in large letters (maybe red) and im sure harry told us at the reunion he used to have afew swift halfs in there from time 2 time.

does anyone know whatever became of vinty ? maybe some of the guys from the strand might know ? i seem to remember hearing he had to retire early due to ill health ?
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Post by: jr56 on March 02, 2012, 12:07:15 AM
i remember a guy called John Wallace who lived in Tullyard way or maybe it was carncaver road.....was that the same guy?
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Post by: spacetinker on March 03, 2012, 08:29:43 PM
I went to Lagan Village around 1954. I only have vague memories of the school. From what I can remember there were three classrooms on the ground floor. There was a corridor whch ran along outside these classrooms. The toilets were across the playground. I left about 1956 and went to Oxford Street.

Hi Citybloke. .54?....you must remember some of these wee lads.
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=16066.0 (http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=16066.0)

I always remember the milk warming on the heating pipes in winter.
Long time ago now eh? (http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr332/spacetinker/druid.gif)

Happy trails.  .Tink
 
 
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Post by: citybloke on March 03, 2012, 09:47:46 PM
Yes spacetinker I remember three of those lads - Kevin Doherty, John Murray and Alex Duggan. Like myself, John and Alex both lived in Madrid Street. Kevin lived off Thompson Street - I can't remember the name of the actual street.
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Post by: olelad on March 04, 2012, 08:36:55 PM
i dont know what happened to vinty but it is interesting that a former pupil of st anthonys now lives in his old home on the mountpottinger road.

whos the ex pupil
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Post by: Belfast1 on March 04, 2012, 09:58:58 PM
Hi JR56,
Yes that is my uncle John.  As a child he lived at number 78 Tullyard Way.  I would be very interested to hear any news you could tell me of him.  He was only 16 when he died in '72, and I was only 6.  I was told he was my "guardian angel".  I will try to send you a personal message on this forum and would greatly appreciate anything about him that you could share with me.  I would post a picture I have of him from from St. Anthony's but I can't work out how to do it :-(
Thanks in advance from North America.
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Post by: jr56 on March 04, 2012, 11:25:31 PM
olelad...im reluctant to put her name up without asking her.
 
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Post by: jr56 on March 04, 2012, 11:44:04 PM
i will e mail you
Hi JR56,
Yes that is my uncle John.  As a child he lived at number 78 Tullyard Way.  I would be very interested to hear any news you could tell me of him.  He was only 16 when he died in '72, and I was only 6.  I was told he was my "guardian angel".  I will try to send you a personal message on this forum and would greatly appreciate anything about him that you could share with me.  I would post a picture I have of him from from St. Anthony's but I can't work out how to do it :-(
Thanks in advance from North America.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on March 05, 2012, 12:20:50 PM

the guys you mentioned in the team, do you know were they was from back then ? its all been said b4 on this thread about harry hart. i was one of the lucky ones who meet him at the reunion and everyone said the same of him great guy,great teacher. i like the rest all said of all the teachers wed had he was the best and that takes some doing as alot of had been to many schools since st anthonys.
Did anyone take any photos at this reunion? I would delight in seeing them.
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Post by: smith19 on March 05, 2012, 12:22:19 PM
Hi JR56,
Yes that is my uncle John.  As a child he lived at number 78 Tullyard Way.  I would be very interested to hear any news you could tell me of him.  He was only 16 when he died in '72, and I was only 6.  I was told he was my "guardian angel".  I will try to send you a personal message on this forum and would greatly appreciate anything about him that you could share with me.  I would post a picture I have of him from from St. Anthony's but I can't work out how to do it :-(
Thanks in advance from North America.
Where was Tullyard Way, was it off the Woodstock Road?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on March 05, 2012, 01:15:26 PM
Hi Smith 19. .Tullyard way is in a estate at the top of the castlereagh road where it meets the knock dual carriageway.Up until 1972 there were between 55-70 catholic families in the estate of about 360 houses.Most of the kids from these families went to st anthonys  as this was the parish.Some people called the place clonduff estate.
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Post by: olelad on March 05, 2012, 10:03:23 PM
olelad...im reluctant to put her name up without asking her.

no probs m8
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 05, 2012, 10:04:29 PM
Did anyone take any photos at this reunion? I would delight in seeing them.

plenty taken but alas not by me. ill hound some of the guys to post some up.
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Post by: crossybelfast on March 05, 2012, 10:42:59 PM
just stumbled on this thread,brings backso many memories ,iwent to st.anthonys 60-66 and then to st augustines,as everyone has said about harry hart being a gentleman,and also vinty lol
 
 
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Post by: jr56 on March 06, 2012, 12:24:08 AM
i went to st anthonys from61 to 67 and had two brothers and four sisters who also went to st anthonys. I remember all the teachers well and going through this thread brings the memories flooding back. I recently met a woman who was an ex pupil...this woman is about 63 now and some of the stories she told me about Bernadena would make the neckhairs stand!  .although my older sisters told me about Bernadena this womans testimony shocked....thank god the teaching profession has moved on.
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Post by: olelad on March 07, 2012, 10:35:41 PM
another guy none of us at the reunion could remember either were he lived or moved to was peter scott. he left st anthonys like the rest of us and went to gusties. he lived up the cregagh rd but were and what became of him ? anyone ? ???
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Post by: spacetinker on March 08, 2012, 07:51:26 PM
Yes spacetinker I remember three of those lads - Kevin Doherty, John Murray and Alex Duggan. Like myself, John and Alex both lived in Madrid Street. Kevin lived off Thompson Street - I can't remember the name of the actual street.
And again citybloke.  ...
If you hung out then (early sixties) at the bridge end of Madrid St. .you must recognize some of this Woodstock St./Madrid St. "posse" relaxing up the Ormeau Pk.

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Post by: olelad on March 09, 2012, 05:04:16 PM
i went to st anthonys from61 to 67 and had two brothers and four sisters who also went to st anthonys. I remember all the teachers well and going through this thread brings the memories flooding back. I recently met a woman who was an ex pupil...this woman is about 63 now and some of the stories she told me about Bernadena would make the neckhairs stand!  .although my older sisters told me about Bernadena this womans testimony shocked....thank god the teaching profession has moved on.

my aunt was alway at school complaining abouit the treatment dished out to my cousin who was at the girls school.
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Post by: citybloke on March 09, 2012, 06:51:30 PM
Hello Spacetinker

Yes I know them all - in fact one of them is my brother!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 10, 2012, 08:59:56 PM
right been asked afew times about a family called mcbrides who lived in killowen st . first house on the right coming in from the woodstock rd. seem to remember abig family of them ? anthony and damien are the only 2 i remember. i heard they moved up the antrim coast direction. maybe someone might know ?
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Post by: olelad on March 12, 2012, 02:01:24 PM
artie bells old motorbike shop is been pulled down or maybe has just fell down  ;) . up an ally facing ravenhill ave i spent many a hour sitting on various hondas be it 50cc/90cc or bigger bikes. they were pilled right up the ally onto the main rd. i alway dreamed of owning one but when the time came when i could have bought one i never bothered, in fact i hate motorbikes  :D
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Post by: Rose8 on March 19, 2012, 05:57:39 PM
Here is a really old picture of St Anthony's boys, taken I think around 1946.  Donated by my big brother who is in the photo!!   :D
 
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/StAnthonysBoysc1946.jpg)
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Post by: smith19 on March 19, 2012, 06:06:34 PM
Here is a really old picture of St Anthony's boys, taken I think around 1946.  Donated by my big brother who is in the photo!!   :D Well done Rose - extreme left middle row with a winning smile!!  My big brother is extreme right, no smile!!
 
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/StAnthonysBoysc1946.jpg)
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Post by: olelad on March 20, 2012, 06:20:24 PM
anyone put names to the photo ?
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Post by: Buckets on March 21, 2012, 02:11:15 AM
anyone remember carries sweet shop on the main woodstock rd between redcar st and ardgowen st ?
Hi, yes I do, my family affectionately knew the shop as 'lovies' as the lady who owned it called everyone 'Love' I remember going there in the mid to late 1960's and very early seventies and buying sweets, bottles of coke and  Marvel & DC comics. ie. Superman, The Flash, Batman. The owner was very friendly and as I remember her she was elderly at that time. I think she ran the shop by herself as I have no memory of any other ever being staff there. Happy memories.
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Post by: smith19 on March 21, 2012, 02:36:20 PM

Sorry Rose, I should have extended the photo fully, big brother is second in from extreme right, middle row. and that's me directly in front of him with the sweetness of complexions!, arms folded and legs crossed!!
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Post by: Rose8 on March 21, 2012, 03:47:58 PM
And there was me thinking you were on the left, bottom row, sucking your thumb!!  ::) ::)
 
I do recognise a lot of faces but must get big brother to do a name check for me ..
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Post by: olelad on March 21, 2012, 04:01:02 PM
Hi, yes I do, my family affectionately knew the shop as 'lovies' as the lady who owned it called everyone 'Love' I remember going there in the mid to late 1960's and very early seventies and buying sweets, bottles of coke and  Marvel & DC comics. ie. Superman, The Flash, Batman. The owner was very friendly and as I remember her she was elderly at that time. I think she ran the shop by herself as I have no memory of any other ever being staff there. Happy memories.

yes it was a class wee shop. carrie was from the shanhill and agreat wee woman. my mum and afew others would gather in the shop an hour or so b4 closing time for a chat and then see her to a bus stop.

probably agood chance we know each other ?
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Post by: thebell on March 22, 2012, 09:51:09 PM
she stamped her lemonade bottles b4 selling and would only refund deposit on her own bottles. c and c or ross,s bottles come to mind. wee tiny woman, what about rutlages corner of killowen street, the blind mr rutlage could put his hand on any thing and served away in the shop, or greenleas further towards the chapel between greenore and omeath st, then past jimmy burns the barbers, (short back n no sides) to the shop on the corner before the chapel which was packed on a sunday after 12 mass. cant remember the name of that one. \There was a wee green hut open after mass in the grounds that sold the irish papers and "irelands own" magazine.  happy days.

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Post by: smith19 on March 23, 2012, 12:58:51 PM
she stamped her lemonade bottles b4 selling and would only refund deposit on her own bottles. c and c or ross,s bottles come to mind. wee tiny woman, what about rutlages corner of killowen street, the blind mr rutlage could put his hand on any thing and served away in the shop, or greenleas further towards the chapel between greenore and omeath st, then past jimmy burns the barbers, (short back n no sides) to the shop on the corner before the chapel which was packed on a sunday after 12 mass. cant remember the name of that one. \There was a wee green hut open after mass in the grounds that sold the irish papers and "irelands own" magazine.  happy days.

Well done The Bell, the shop on the corner of Willowfield Parade was "McManus", formerly "Carson's". I remember well the wee green hut selling newspapers. My Dad built it!
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Post by: kellyjoe on March 23, 2012, 09:38:30 PM

plenty taken but alas not by me. ill hound some of the guys to post some up.

I took some photos will post.as soon as I work out how do.
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Post by: olelad on March 23, 2012, 10:25:02 PM
she stamped her lemonade bottles b4 selling and would only refund deposit on her own bottles. c and c or ross,s bottles come to mind. wee tiny woman, what about rutlages corner of killowen street, the blind mr rutlage could put his hand on any thing and served away in the shop, or greenleas further towards the chapel between greenore and omeath st, then past jimmy burns the barbers, (short back n no sides) to the shop on the corner before the chapel which was packed on a sunday after 12 mass. cant remember the name of that one. \There was a wee green hut open after mass in the grounds that sold the irish papers and "irelands own" magazine.  happy days.

glad to see you back posting and joe as well  :)  id forgotten that wee hut and the paper sell. tell me was it at the right side of the main enterance ? your right about mass been packed. i remember us all going to 12 mass mob handed. the balcony been our 1st call only to find it more than likely locked. back in the day there was a 7.30 sunday night mass. my mum alway went to that one. my dad stuck to going to st malachys in the markets.
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Post by: proinseas on March 25, 2012, 07:55:41 PM
I was one of the Sheppards who went to St ANTHONY'S IN EARLY 60 'S. Sr. bernadina scared the hell out of me. we, the girls , had a school song.....do you know our school in willowfield? it is off the woodstock rd so gay. .dressed in pink and black attire so smart!
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Post by: olelad on March 25, 2012, 09:14:06 PM
I was one of the Sheppards who went to St ANTHONY'S IN EARLY 60 'S. Sr. bernadina scared the hell out of me. we, the girls , had a school song.....do you know our school in willowfield? it is off the woodstock rd so gay. .dressed in pink and black attire so smart!

the school, convent and hall are all gone now. even half of the chapel grounds !
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Post by: smith19 on March 26, 2012, 03:25:01 PM

glad to see you back posting and joe as well  :)  id forgotten that wee hut and the paper sell. tell me was it at the right side of the main enterance ? your right about mass been packed. i remember us all going to 12 mass mob handed. the balcony been our 1st call only to find it more than likely locked. back in the day there was a 7.30 sunday night mass. my mum alway went to that one. my dad stuck to going to st malachys in the markets.

OK olelad, the little green hut started its life on the little green patch to the left of the Willowfield Crescent side door. And this is the truth for I witnessed it, it was blown over during a fierce storm and was then moved to the recess at the right hand side, where it gained more protection! I never remember a Sunday night mass, was evening devotions not carried on for many years? Have you seen the condition of the chapel exterior, it is absolutely pigging!! Maybe someone should start a fund to have it cleaned, it is a beautiful building and deserves to wear a beautiful coat.
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Post by: olelad on March 26, 2012, 04:30:23 PM

OK olelad, the little green hut started its life on the little green patch to the left of the Willowfield Crescent side door. And this is the truth for I witnessed it, it was blown over during a fierce storm and was then moved to the recess at the right hand side, where it gained more protection! I never remember a Sunday night mass, was evening devotions not carried on for many years? Have you seen the condition of the chapel exterior, it is absolutely pigging!! Maybe someone should start a fund to have it cleaned, it is a beautiful building and deserves to wear a beautiful coat.

was down in the manor yesterday and passed the chapel. what really stands out is those bloody houses built in the grounds.
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Post by: proinseas on April 08, 2012, 05:49:03 PM
its all changed now,so many Polish now fill the pews I,m glad to say.Does anyone remember singing up in the gallery with Miss BRADY on the organ?
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Post by: proinseas on April 08, 2012, 05:51:06 PM
hey butch I was there too , maybe up to a year or 2 before you. Know any Sheppards?
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Post by: Rose8 on April 08, 2012, 10:13:53 PM
Does anyone remember singing up in the gallery with Miss BRADY on the organ?
Yip! I was there   pity the gallery isn't in use any more.  prob health and safety issue ! ! :(
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Post by: olelad on April 08, 2012, 10:20:48 PM
didnt sing in the gallery or anywhere else for that matter  :D  back in the hay days the gallery was sealed of and i never remember any singing ! maybe the bell or joe might but i think id remember such an event ?

rose can you remember a choir back in the early 70s ?
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Post by: olelad on April 23, 2012, 06:01:03 PM
does anyone know if there was ever a shops shop on the woodstock ? i cant think of one  ???
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Post by: smith19 on April 24, 2012, 02:14:20 PM
does anyone know if there was ever a shops shop on the woodstock ? i cant think of one  ???
Sorry for my ignorance olelad - but what exactly is a "shops shop?"
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Post by: olelad on April 24, 2012, 11:20:57 PM
Sorry for my ignorance olelad - but what exactly is a "shops shop?"

 :D  sports shop i ment to say  :D
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Post by: olelad on May 04, 2012, 05:20:25 PM

 :D  sports shop i ment to say  :D

no takers on if there was a sports shop on the rd which i dont think there was. as for chippys ritchies between ardowen st and hillsbroro gardens. then the one on down the rd across from the rex. is the only 2 i knew for sure but id surprised if there wasnt one on down towards the strand anyone know if any others around the 67/72 era?
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Post by: proinseas on May 05, 2012, 09:32:31 AM
where was this sport's shop olelad?
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Post by: olelad on May 06, 2012, 08:39:51 AM
where was this sport's shop olelad?

dont think there was one ? for a football top which wasnt as common back then you had to go into town to get one. think littles on the corner on willowfield st may have done afew rugby tops but that as far as i know was it ?
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Post by: thebell on May 09, 2012, 10:28:17 PM

dont think there was one ? for a football top which wasnt as common back then you had to go into town to get one. think littles on the corner on willowfield st may have done afew rugby tops but that as far as i know was it ?
yes there was a sports shop down the road on the right going towards town, they sold footie jumpers as well it was on the corner of a street that escapes my memory, maybe joycely st, keep on truckin olelad
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Post by: olelad on May 10, 2012, 10:05:54 PM
yes there was a sports shop down the road on the right going towards town, they sold footie jumpers as well it was on the corner of a street that escapes my memory, maybe joycely st, keep on truckin olelad

 :o  bloody ell. around what year was it there m8 ? cant remember it at all. maybe it was there after most of us had gone ?
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Post by: thebell on May 11, 2012, 10:09:31 PM
could be wrong ole lad but have a (very) vague memory of a shop down the road from us past the chapel on the opposite side that sold sports things, maybe even subbuteo teams. everton where always on special offer lol...
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Post by: olelad on May 11, 2012, 10:15:58 PM
could be wrong ole lad but have a (very) vague memory of a shop down the road from us past the chapel on the opposite side that sold sports things, maybe even subbuteo teams. everton where always on special offer lol...

your probably right as we all seem to remember differant bits from each other. long time ago. you was around longer than most of us  :)  subbuteo and monoply were the most popular games i reckon back then. everton been the most popular  ;)
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Post by: thebell on May 11, 2012, 10:21:20 PM
did you ever go to the rex cinema on a sat atfernoon. great laughs there.
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Post by: olelad on May 11, 2012, 10:41:57 PM
did you ever go to the rex cinema on a sat atfernoon. great laughs there.

i did indeed. hardly ever missed it. the talent on offer for a free ticket for the next sat was the best entainment there was. better than most films at that.
robert semple and me usualy went there together. we used to go see the odd horror film and the odd good western. the good the bad and ugly stands out. unfortunaly it got to the stage you couldnt go near the place.
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Post by: proinseas on May 13, 2012, 08:11:42 PM
Bit of a flea pit if I remember rightly. Did the Semples like around loopland? Richies fish and chips I liked their pasties.
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Post by: proinseas on May 13, 2012, 08:12:26 PM
i meant live around loopland.
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Post by: rathlin on May 13, 2012, 09:08:27 PM
 
 
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Post by: olelad on May 13, 2012, 10:13:03 PM
Bit of a flea pit if I remember rightly. Did the Semples like around loopland? Richies fish and chips I liked their pasties.

yes lived right on the corner of loopland dr/pk
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Post by: Lifesgood on June 07, 2012, 01:17:08 AM
Hi Rose8
Recall the following names from my time in St. A's. during the 1950's
Mary Browne
Sylvia Jones
Deirdre Feliz/Smith
Margaret Doyle (sister Agnes and bro John) went to live in Luton early days
Geraldine Mchenry
Margaret Rose Maguire
Phyllis (Philomena) Murray (sister Jean)
Bernadette Burns
Elizabeth Montgomery
Phyllis Williamson (sisters Maureen, Kay & Eileen)
Ann Marie Devlin
Odette Rafferty
Rosemary White
Rosemary O'keefe
Evelyn Butcher
Ann Derby
Imelda O'Connor
Nora McGurgan (joined the convent)
Alice Cunningham
Mary Fallon
Maureen Browne
Kathleen Jones
Yvonne Lundy
Collette Rainey
 
As the Television series asks - "Where are they now?"
 
 
 
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Post by: Rose8 on June 07, 2012, 10:33:13 AM
Hi Rose8
Recall the following names from my time in St. A's. during the 1950's
 
As the Television series asks - "Where are they now?"
Hi there, sending you a PM with more details - you must have been at St A's when I was there??
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Post by: proinseas on June 14, 2012, 10:08:55 AM
I was there in the 60's I remember Marion Collins ,,sandra Duffin, Una walker, angela taggart, Denise Mc leasse,  Imelda Faluna,marina watson, geraldine Linden, frances Sheppard, angela grun.  funny how names come flooding back.
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Post by: ogilvie107 on August 30, 2012, 06:52:57 AM
I have just found Belfast forum and was interested on the comments on St Anthonys.
I was baptised,made my first communion and was confirmed there. I remember the currans from Willowfield Drive I knew Seamus from the
the church and then the Credit. Jimmy Burns's sister Mollie is my godmother.she is still alive anad living in a nursing home in Holywood.
I used to help Hugh Kelly(the sexton) sell the Sunday papers in the wee kiosk at the side of the chapel(Willowfiled Crescent side).
Memories

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Post by: olelad on September 10, 2012, 10:08:14 PM
things have dried up quite a bit  ??? no gossip at all.
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Post by: marty1953 on September 12, 2012, 07:06:50 PM
was amazing to see the the photos of harry hart,a born teacher and a lovely man,dont recall miss kennedy,but remember miss morton,where was mr treacy from? he relied far to much on his cane,and eating chocolate ,in front of the class,it made everyone envious.great to see the chapel flourishing.yes good memories,but i do recall the kids who lived on our estate (castlereagh) always thought the pupils,from around the chapel,were looked at in a different light,ie; pupils getting tutored in the convent,after school? ps. castlereagh estate comprised of,clonduff dr,tullyyard way,carncaver road,carney cresent,camlough place ardkeen cresent,epsie way, killarn close. unforortunately we where part of the forty thousand exodus,from east belfast.
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Post by: ogilvie107 on September 13, 2012, 02:25:03 AM
My sister and I went to Lagan villageSchool in Richardson Street. It later closed and puils had t go to St. Anthonlys.
Although St Anthonys was closer to us my mother declared the nuns were too cruel. We had just 3 classrooms with a gas fire and gas lights. That was in the 50's. there were a lot of children from the short Strand , anderson st. etc.The head mistress Miss Byrne came in from Bangor everyday on the bus.
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Post by: olelad on September 16, 2012, 09:18:48 PM
was amazing to see the the photos of harry hart,a born teacher and a lovely man,dont recall miss kennedy,but remember miss morton,where was mr treacy from? he relied far to much on his cane,and eating chocolate ,in front of the class,it made everyone envious.great to see the chapel flourishing.yes good memories,but i do recall the kids who lived on our estate (castlereagh) always thought the pupils,from around the chapel,were looked at in a different light,ie; pupils getting tutored in the convent,after school? ps. castlereagh estate comprised of,clonduff dr,tullyyard way,carncaver road,carney cresent,camlough place ardkeen cresent,epsie way, killarn close. unforortunately we where part of the forty thousand exodus,from east belfast.

72 saw the biggest exodus from the parish. i knew the number was high but 40.000 ! 40 years ago.
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Post by: marty1953 on September 18, 2012, 08:35:07 PM
re exodus from east belfast,my information is that,5,000 catholic families had to leave the east,it was the biggest movement of people in  an area 10/15 square miles,in western europe,ballybeen,comber rd.cregagh est,braniel,clarawood,tullycarnet,ardcarnet,castlereagh rd, castlereagh est.woodstock rd,upper n/ards rd,beersbridge rd, bloomfield,cregagh rd,orangefield,plus all the catholic business,(pubs,greengrocers.etc.
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Post by: ogilvie107 on September 19, 2012, 06:24:11 AM
That must have been during the Big Strike. Where sis all those people go to.I was then living in england but very worried about my mother, father and brother.
They were fine though.
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Post by: olelad on September 19, 2012, 02:05:47 PM
re exodus from east belfast,my information is that,5,000 catholic families had to leave the east,it was the biggest movement of people in  an area 10/15 square miles,in western europe,ballybeen,comber rd.cregagh est,braniel,clarawood,tullycarnet,ardcarnet,castlereagh rd, castlereagh est.woodstock rd,upper n/ards rd,beersbridge rd, bloomfield,cregagh rd,orangefield,plus all the catholic business,(pubs,greengrocers.etc.

thats correct the exodus of catholics put out from the east was the highest movement of people in europe a fact lost on many people ! st anthonys parish lost 97% of its flock
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Post by: marty1953 on September 19, 2012, 04:14:22 PM
re exodus east belfast,still proud of where i was born and reared,a lot of happy memories(watching the glens draw with benfica,that would be the equivalent of holding barca to a draw in this age).imagine kids going to a school like st anthonys nowadays,outside toilets,heating that went on and off,a wicked nun,being taught in storeroom at the side of the chapel,the girls in the parochial hall.midnight mass at christmas time is a good memory, i recall some of our protestant neighbours,in st anthonys at midnightmass.
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Post by: olelad on September 19, 2012, 04:29:09 PM
re exodus east belfast,still proud of where i was born and reared,a lot of happy memories(watching the glens draw with benfica,that would be the equivalent of holding barca to a draw in this age).imagine kids going to a school like st anthonys nowadays,outside toilets,heating that went on and off,a wicked nun,being taught in storeroom at the side of the chapel,the girls in the parochial hall.midnight mass at christmas time is a good memory, i recall some of our protestant neighbours,in st anthonys at midnightmass.

7-30 mass every sunday which is a thing of the past these days. outside bogs was the norm to most back in the day. pint of milk or was it half pints ? playing footie in the play yeard with a tennis ball. which when went over the wall into the girls side no one ever dared even get a leg up to ask for it back. normally the girls threw it back right away.  :) like what you said we had no say in where we was born and reared in. no matter where we all ended up those memorys be they good or bad or part of us, part of our history.
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Post by: ogilvie107 on September 20, 2012, 07:11:36 AM
I remember that milk it was a third of a pint, Frozen in the winter and off in the summer. I went to Lagan village in Richardson Street.
Every winter I hoped it would be cold enough for the pipes to freeze in the outside toiltes as that meant a day off.
When my mother died in 1979 there were more protestants in the congregation the catholics which Fr Stewart acknowledged.
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Post by: Rose8 on September 20, 2012, 05:27:34 PM
When my mother died in 1979 there were more protestants in the congregation the catholics which Fr Stewart acknowledged.
Fr Stewart has been retired for a number of years now but still helps out in St Anthony's from time to time.
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Post by: marty1953 on September 26, 2012, 09:46:30 PM
was speaking to my brother-in law,jim tumelty from glendower st/earl haigh gds.he said there was never a pub at the corner of ardgowan st,it was always an off license,anyone remember the mc culloughs who lived in ardgowan st. ???
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Post by: Buckets on September 27, 2012, 01:04:04 AM
Hello, I remember John Wallace (R.I.P.), he was a pupil at St Anthony's while I was there. He also went to St Augustines Sec School. He died in a motorcycle accident on the Knock Road, Belfast not far from his home in Clonduff area. I was a motorcyclist and I remember being surrprised as I had never known John to ever have ridden a motorbike prior to hearing of the accident.  I was told at the time that he had been riding a Honda CB250 bike and was in a head on collision with a car. Sorry I can't remember any more about John but maybe this will jog others memories about him. Hope you get more replies and info.
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Post by: olelad on September 28, 2012, 12:13:45 AM
was speaking to my brother-in law,jim tumelty from glendower st/earl haigh gds.he said there was never a pub at the corner of ardgowan st,it was always an off license,anyone remember the mc culloughs who lived in ardgowan st. ???

1/ i alway thought it was an off license only but have been told it wasnt so not completely sure on that one.

2/ the mcculloughs. knew them very well. thomas, pat, kate are the ones i remember. moved to thompson st 69 then onto twinbrook.
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Post by: marty1953 on September 28, 2012, 12:52:21 AM
yes they did move to twinbrook(mc culloughs),my wife is the eldest,pat,thomas.philip, peter,catherine,agnes,josephine,geraldine.breige,---the  boys all turned out bad----they all support a team from salford,except thomas,he likes a team called chelski. ::) .
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Post by: olelad on September 28, 2012, 08:17:21 PM
yes they did move to twinbrook(mc culloughs),my wife is the eldest,pat,thomas.philip, peter,catherine,agnes,josephine,geraldine.breige,---the  boys all turned out bad----they all support a team from salford,except thomas,he likes a team called chelski. ::) .

were they all at these days ? i havent seen any of them since 72 ! thomas used to support the toffees.
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Post by: marty1953 on September 28, 2012, 08:45:53 PM
as i write philip is manchester v the yids,{coys],thomas late father supported the toffees,only knew 2  everton fans peter mc evoy,and pat who worked in the rosetta garage.as for the rest of the mc cullough clan,katherine is in t-brook.josie.a -town rd.pat, dunmurry,thomas poleglass.peter lagmore.
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Post by: olelad on September 29, 2012, 09:20:24 PM
as i write philip is manchester v the yids,{coys],thomas late father supported the toffees,only knew 2  everton fans peter mc evoy,and pat who worked in the rosetta garage.as for the rest of the mc cullough clan,katherine is in t-brook.josie.a -town rd.pat, dunmurry,thomas poleglass.peter lagmore.

cheers marty. believe me thomas used to follow the toffees. ask him next time u see him. :)
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Post by: marty1953 on September 30, 2012, 10:22:42 AM
yes i will ask him,i might have to give his bald conk a slap ::)
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Post by: road hog on October 01, 2012, 07:47:29 AM
Any one remeber a lad who went there named Danny Boyle
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Post by: marty1953 on October 01, 2012, 10:31:59 AM
yes i remember danny boyle,lived in t-brook think he was a spark,he also had a sister-geraldine? ::)
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Post by: olelad on October 01, 2012, 04:26:47 PM
yes i remember danny boyle,lived in t-brook think he was a spark,he also had a sister-geraldine? ::)

remember danny although he was few years older than me. they lived in dromore st b4 moving to twinbrook. not sure of his whereabouts these days.
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Post by: olelad on October 01, 2012, 04:44:41 PM
as i write philip is manchester v the yids,{coys],thomas late father supported the toffees,only knew 2  everton fans peter mc evoy,and pat who worked in the rosetta garage.as for the rest of the mc cullough clan,katherine is in t-brook.josie.a -town rd.pat, dunmurry,thomas poleglass.peter lagmore.

 theres an  old photos from late 60s of me pat and another guy which i must hunt out and post up. i was in the same class as thomas at st anthonys.
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Post by: road hog on October 01, 2012, 07:47:02 PM
Knocked about with Danny when we were at gussies, olelad I knew he lived in Twinbrook. I havent seen hin in 40 years.
Marty, he had 4 sisters, Ann, Shiela, Denise, and as yoy said, Geraldine
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Post by: marty1953 on October 01, 2012, 08:58:29 PM
forgot danny went to gusties,never knew he had 3 more sisters,what age is danny57/58,while im on anyone met the present parish priest?oh one other thing a lot of westies,dont know east belfast is in co.DOWN,im sure like me we are very proud to have been born in Down,(the red/black will come back) up down! :)
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Post by: olelad on October 01, 2012, 10:35:06 PM
forgot danny went to gusties,never knew he had 3 more sisters,what age is danny57/58,while im on anyone met the present parish priest?oh one other thing a lot of westies,dont know east belfast is in co.DOWN,im sure like me we are very proud to have been born in Down,(the red/black will come back) up down! :)

id guess danny would be 56/57. i remember him going to mass at st anthonys and that was about it. roadhog would know his age as they went 2 school together. is he still in twinbrook ?

as for east belfast been in co down. seems the whole of short strand these days follow antrim !? but your right its in co down. been a north belfast lad ill stick to antrim  :D
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Post by: road hog on October 02, 2012, 09:00:04 AM
Olelad, Danny would be around the 56/57 mark. As I was born in the short strand I can boast that Down have won 5 all Irelands. But as I am an adopted Armargh man, having been living in Lurgan since 1975, I can boast that between Armargh and Kerry, we have 37 :D
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Post by: olelad on October 02, 2012, 09:40:41 AM
Olelad, Danny would be around the 56/57 mark. As I was born in the short strand I can boast that Down have won 5 all Irelands. But as I am an adopted Armargh man, having been living in Lurgan since 1975, I can boast that between Armargh and Kerry, we have 37 :D

old skool strand all follow down from wot i know but these days !
we moved to east belfast from north/b so although ive lived only a year there its the county of birth so im stuck with antrimn
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Post by: marty1953 on October 02, 2012, 10:28:59 AM
that would be great ref photos of pat,will try and and get you his email address
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Post by: olelad on October 02, 2012, 10:36:51 AM
that would be great ref photos of pat,will try and and get you his email address

probably both pat and thomas wouldnt remember me but we all knocked about together around ardgowen st. john mcgibbon also lived there. just afew doors down from the mcculloughs in fact. good old days back then. changed alot after 69.
if memory serves me right they lived either on the corner of thompson st or afew doors away were woodstock st ran into it. good god that was 40 years ago  :o
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Post by: marty1953 on October 02, 2012, 01:28:49 PM
why would you follow antrim,they wii never win sam,but with down you never know,really they are the only ulster county that gets respect down south,i know they didt cover themselves in glory on their last couple of visits to croke,but they might do better next time ::)
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Post by: olelad on October 02, 2012, 02:05:17 PM
why would you follow antrim,they wii never win sam,but with down you never know,really they are the only ulster county that gets respect down south,i know they didt cover themselves in glory on their last couple of visits to croke,but they might do better next time ::)

i was born in north belfast so therefore makes me an antrim man.  must admit when living in the east i did support down and glentoran !
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Post by: jr56 on October 04, 2012, 11:50:54 PM
hey roadhog , Danny Boyle was in my class  .your right Danny is a spark. I havent seen him in years but the last i heard he was living in Jordanstown and was a maintenance spark in the university there.
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Post by: jr56 on October 04, 2012, 11:59:55 PM
hey Marty1953 ! i remember you , ye hallion !  .oul rusty gave you what for in the D one summer night bout 1964....remember?
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Post by: road hog on October 05, 2012, 07:37:45 AM
jr56, I was in Dannys class in gussies,were you?
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Post by: marty1953 on October 05, 2012, 10:44:15 AM
hello jr 56,yes i do remember that encounter with rusty,thought it was winter,someone dared me to knock his door or toss a lump of mud at the window-------very foolish,that man could run like a good middle distance runner,what was the name of the oul grump,who never give us the ball back,when we played football at the garages,if i recall my late mother had to come round and give him what for,did robert cardwell get badly hurt jumping in to someones back garden,his leg was badly mangeled.and you will remember the famous games of walley at the garages. :)
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Post by: marty1953 on October 05, 2012, 10:57:25 AM
hi olelad,how did you get the everton badge on your layout,would like to get spurs/an dun badge?
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Post by: jr56 on October 05, 2012, 01:41:33 PM
Hey roadhog , no i never went to gussies but i was in his class in st anthonys.
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Post by: jr56 on October 05, 2012, 02:02:33 PM
Hey Marty1953 , aye i do remember the games of wally at the garages ( our back garden ran to the garages  .if you didnt already know ...you know now who i am ! ) there were two culprits who wouldnt give the ball back.The first one was half way down on the lefthand side from the lane he was Jimmy Millar RIP and same side in the very corner was Thompson ! i sometimes wondered if Thompsons criteria for givin it back was what religion the kid who asked for it was ( i may be being unfair to the man...any memories on that? ) Do you remember that someon painted on the wall END US AGRESSION IN SE ASIA ! about 1965 , that didnt go down to well ! that was the first political graffiti i ever saw.
  if the ball went over the garages on the righthand side it could be tricky gettin it back from battler Britain who lived opposite your house. .by the way, spurs couldnt bate caseys drum!ha.
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Post by: marty1953 on October 05, 2012, 03:31:57 PM
Hello JR,the oul memory cells are going who lived next door to Battler Britton?,there was reids,steeles,coates,cardwells,adairs,mc candless,gilmores,pimleys?what about the night,someone burned a flag,you were saying about Political Graffiti,the first piece i seen was at the top of mersey st "hands off cuba",maybe there was one or two socialists  in the east,your brother been one off them.no you did`t go to gusties,Cregagh Tech,as it was called then,what about Uncle Jackies meetings---lol.
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Post by: olelad on October 05, 2012, 05:26:04 PM
hi olelad,how did you get the everton badge on your layout,would like to get spurs/an dun badge?

marty ill have to go over how i done that as for the life of me i cant think how  :D great storys there lads were did yous l;ive in the east ?
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Post by: marty1953 on October 05, 2012, 07:44:11 PM
i lived in clonduff dr,jr 56 lived in tullyard way,yeah great memories of the east,and we have`t started about the summers spent in castlereagh glen,and going to t-more baths. :)
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Post by: frankie.m on October 05, 2012, 10:04:03 PM
i lived in clonduff dr,jr 56 lived in tullyard way,yeah great memories of the east,and we have`t started about the summers spent in castlereagh glen,and going to t-more baths. :)
hi marty would your last name be mcnally
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 06, 2012, 12:03:22 AM
Hey Marty1953 ye called that whole side of clonduff spot on...cant think of any house ye didnt cover..sharp memory ! wow " hands off cuba " on mersey street wall ! thats a cracker. Do you remember the craic we had in LORD ROBERTS MEMORIAL WORKSHOPS ? in the summer before the grass had been cut and it was still 2 feet high we were commandos every night and that was after a two hour game of football at montgomery stadium ( the outer field beside hughes tool company ) fifteen a side some nights and no sectarian trouble in those hazy days of the mid sixties...where would ye get it.ha.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 06, 2012, 10:56:25 AM
what a great description,of life in castlereagh,yes those were the summers when it seemed,it would never  rain,and the football played at the side of hughes tool co.now gone in to legend,sectarianism was a town in russia,lord roberts field  played havoc with my hayfever,the swing up the glen was great craic,and the tramp who reputedly lived there,think he made an appearance one day,while we exploring the river.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 06, 2012, 07:35:37 PM
at the reunion i think the only guy from clonduff area who went was john marks who was in the same class as me at st anthonys. also from the class of 69 was gerry christian, francie rehill and tony mcloughlin rip. also from that area was david carlisle rip who we never found out were they lived but reckon it was up around castlereagh ? maybe you guys remember those guys ?
meet john mcguinness in craigavon who also lived up there.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 06, 2012, 08:02:40 PM
was in the same class as john mc guiness at gusties,he lived in tullyard way,think artie rehill might  have been in the same class,knew leo christain,and his oldest brother terence also john marks had a brother called francie and patrick,cant recall his sisters,bernadette maybe?jr 56 remember "dereks shop ---- what a character,bleached blonde hair,hush puppies,and a cravat,he  makes julian simmons,from utv look butch,jr56 do you remember where jimmy young lived,and his partner jack lol,and going to the house at halloween,never give you money,just nuts,lol
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: frankie.m on October 07, 2012, 03:37:47 PM
marty i had a aunt and uncle lived on clonduff dr a long time ago my cousin jim was my best man at my wedding i left belfast 1964 came to canada  i do remember the whole family there was 3 boys and 4 girls   i came from shortstrand.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 07, 2012, 07:48:02 PM
any of you clonduff guys remember a large house on the cregagh rd facing harding ps. right on the corner of daddy winkers lane ? must have been late 60s while it lay empty we played many aday in it. old spray cans we found in planty and filled them up with water and sprayed each other ! god knows what had been used in them b4 we found them ? i also remember us all heading up there only to find the place on fire. the shops which our built there now was the result of that fire. a chippy was on the corner called the red rooster. a gang from dromore st even named themselfs after that joint. think the large house was a denists. just wondering does anyone remember it in use.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 07, 2012, 11:53:08 PM
hey Marty1953 , you right those summer days were the best of our lives , two slices o toast ( probably with stork on it )  and yer ma shoving ye out the door " dinners at half five dont come back before that unless yer bleeding " out on to the street and every day brought a new adventure. The McGuinnes s had a three legged boxer dog called spike.
 Olelad i remember that big house your talking about we thought it was haunted ! Do you remember that ther used to be a carnival or something in the grounds of the rugby club on daddy censored lane ? ther were 2 ways we could walk home from school the first way was to walk through to the castle flix and then straight up the castlereagh rd ( usually got the bus ) and the other way was up the cregagh road ,through daddy censored lane , through marshalls rd and out onto montgomery rd and onto clonduff we always stopped for a plunder at the wee river at the ladas drive end of the lane do you remember that river ?
 i remember bunkin into the ambassador about 69 and watchin this film called helga. .it was the first film that ever showed an actual childbirth ! i was as sick as a dog !
 i think the reihills moved to fermanagh. Totes mclaughlin was killed in a road accident way down in wicklow or thereabouts. Im pretty sure that David Carlisle lived way up the ballygowan rd at ryan park beside the cemetry i think he may be dead as well,
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 08, 2012, 10:38:44 AM
hi jr56 ,cant recall the house facing harding mem,but i do remember the big house at the corner of ballygowan rd,(john dory chippie is there now),we were in it one day when members of the co-op,followed robbie burns,and retrived various items,that belonged to the co-op,cue bedlam and the wrath of my ma 3 days latter,my ears were sore for a week!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 08, 2012, 09:22:40 PM
hey Marty1953 , you right those summer days were the best of our lives , two slices o toast ( probably with stork on it )  and yer ma shoving ye out the door " dinners at half five dont come back before that unless yer bleeding " out on to the street and every day brought a new adventure. The McGuinnes s had a three legged boxer dog called spike.
 Olelad i remember that big house your talking about we thought it was haunted ! Do you remember that ther used to be a carnival or something in the grounds of the rugby club on daddy censored lane ? ther were 2 ways we could walk home from school the first way was to walk through to the castle flix and then straight up the castlereagh rd ( usually got the bus ) and the other way was up the cregagh road ,through daddy censored lane , through marshalls rd and out onto montgomery rd and onto clonduff we always stopped for a plunder at the wee river at the ladas drive end of the lane do you remember that river ?
 i remember bunkin into the ambassador about 69 and watchin this film called helga. .it was the first film that ever showed an actual childbirth ! i was as sick as a dog !
 i think the reihills moved to fermanagh. Totes mclaughlin was killed in a road accident way down in wicklow or thereabouts. Im pretty sure that David Carlisle lived way up the ballygowan rd at ryan park beside the cemetry i think he may be dead as well,

we wasnt sure were the carlisles lived but knew it was up that direction. david sadly died afew years back and as you say tony mclaughlin died in a car crash. they moved to downpatrick from clonduff. rehills as say moved to fermanagh.
interesting the 2 directions yous mainly used going home from st anthonys. i seem to remember the guys going straight up the cregagh rd.
do you remember aiden corrigan ? they had a shop on the corner of ballygowen rd b4 moving down the castlereagh rd.
at the reunion we meet mark and terrance o hara who lived on the castlereagh rd maybe you remember them ?
i dont remember the fair at daddy winkers lane but i do remember malone rugby club house been built 68 ? and the flats straight across from the pk. we spent lots of time up there and only got put of as the troubles started. a fair few kickings was dished out around there.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 08, 2012, 10:56:35 PM
hey Marty1953 , i certainly remember that big house on the corner of the ballygowan road and the carriageway and i remember the incident your talkin g about. .manys a bar of choc enjoyed ( stole ) from that establishment ! when they flattened it and built shops the corrigans that olelad mentions had one of the shops before they moved down the castlereagh road....i think the Corrigans were armagh people.
             Gerry Christian was a couple of years behind me at st anthonys and i still see Gerry now and again he is living round the markets i think. Terence O Hara was in my class and his older brother Mark was in my brothers class. They lived on the castlereagh road and live about the glen road now. Still see them about now and again. D oes anybody remember mister Kelly would have cuffed ye with his cap if ye were messing about in the chapel grounds ? does anyone remember a guy who lived about two streets from the school called joe mallon....he was in our class....or paddy stephenson who lived in a street opposite the castle cinema?      What about the legend that Finty Mulhall threw up to everybody.....the one ! the only ! passed his qually when he was three....OLIVER GOLDSMITH.HAHA.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 09, 2012, 10:20:23 AM
very funny story re, vinty mulhall(little caesar)remember the mallons,o`hara, the corrigans are Fermanagh people,and the shop on the ballygowan rd,can still recall the shop been boycotted,by the ulster folk,the green bus stop was about 100 yds up the road,the fare was 2d compared to the red bus (3d),we got ourselves 4 carmels,in cunninghams shop with the penny you saved,and some abuse from fanny mc roberts.what about lily beggs,candy apples ha ha.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 09, 2012, 03:54:34 PM
hey Marty1953 , i certainly remember that big house on the corner of the ballygowan road and the carriageway and i remember the incident your talkin g about. .manys a bar of choc enjoyed ( stole ) from that establishment ! when they flattened it and built shops the corrigans that olelad mentions had one of the shops before they moved down the castlereagh road....i think the Corrigans were armagh people.
             Gerry Christian was a couple of years behind me at st anthonys and i still see Gerry now and again he is living round the markets i think. Terence O Hara was in my class and his older brother Mark was in my brothers class. They lived on the castlereagh road and live about the glen road now. Still see them about now and again. D oes anybody remember mister Kelly would have cuffed ye with his cap if ye were messing about in the chapel grounds ? does anyone remember a guy who lived about two streets from the school called joe mallon....he was in our class....or paddy stephenson who lived in a street opposite the castle cinema?      What about the legend that Finty Mulhall threw up to everybody.....the one ! the only ! passed his qually when he was three....OLIVER GOLDSMITH.HAHA.

gerry christian was a half decent footballer back in the day. heard he was living in the markets. corrigans opened a shop on the castlereagh rd not that far away from the castle cinema. moved to omagh from belfast.  oharas living in west belfast as u say. the name joe mallon rings a bell but tbh cant place a face or memory to him.
wot year did u leave st anthonys ? cant remember a kelly teacher. we was lucky in that harry hart seemed to teach us from p4 up
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 09, 2012, 04:43:30 PM
there was a decent clothes shop between my ladys rd and the rex which alway seemed to have there front window decked out with ben sherman shirts. anyone remember it and maybe a name ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 09, 2012, 10:22:44 PM
Hi Olelad, kelly was the sexton,not a teacher,spoke to my brother-in law,he went to St Anthonys,early fifties he remembers the house facing  Harding memorial,according too him the person who owned the house,used too stand at the cable end off the property and wink at passers-by,hence the name daddy winkers lane,as for the shop with the display of ben shermans,i think it was called  victors?jr56  do  you still have your guilder,ha ha :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 09, 2012, 10:54:07 PM
Hi marty53 , aint got the guider anymore , they were the days!. olelad i cant remember the name of that shop but i can remember droolin over a pair of wranglers in their window in the days when we were just startin to think fashion rather than wearin whatever yer ma bought for ye....yeah should have explained that ole kelly wasnt a teacher. anybody remember askin the sergeant in the barracks to let ye out into the yard  to get the ball ? olelad i think i left the school in 67 or 68 not too sure...what year did you leave?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 09, 2012, 11:01:56 PM
Hi marty53 , aint got the guider anymore , they were the days!. olelad i cant remember the name of that shop but i can remember droolin over a pair of wranglers in their window in the days when we were just startin to think fashion rather than wearin whatever yer ma bought for ye....yeah should have explained that ole kelly wasnt a teacher. anybody remember askin the sergeant in the barracks to let ye out into the yard  to get the ball ? olelad i think i left the school in 67 or 68 not too sure...what year did you leave?

i left 69 which means we was at school at the same time. in 68 we moved over to the parish hall in the grounds of the chapel as the school was been refurbed. 67 was when lagan village moved over.
mark taylor, pat mccullough, dessie crilly, aiden corrigan would have been in the year b4 me which means they left in 68.
im sure dessie crillys dad was sexton late 60s ? if that guy kelly was from willowfield dr he was one of 3 brothers who went to the reunion.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 09, 2012, 11:04:42 PM
Hi Olelad, kelly was the sexton,not a teacher,spoke to my brother-in law,he went to St Anthonys,early fifties he remembers the house facing  Harding memorial,according too him the person who owned the house,used too stand at the cable end off the property and wink at passers-by,hence the name daddy [censored] lane,as for the shop with the display of ben shermans,i think it was called  victors?jr56  do  you still have your guilder,ha ha :)

there was also a clothes shop on the corner of tildard st right on the corner facing ardgowen st. they sold wangler jeans not wranglers  :D that other shop was a cut above the rest
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 10, 2012, 03:05:37 PM
hey olelad..the kelly man was tall and old even then maybe he was sexton in the early sixties...although that name crilly sounds very familiar ! ....some other guys in my class were jackie fitzpatrick , kevin coleman , sid walsh , paul fullerton , gerry rooney , paul kerr. .and there was a guy called peter murray who i think lived up the rocky road  ....anybody remember there used to be a motorbike club ( hells angels to us ! ) near the junction of the rocky road and manse road...ithink they called it the hellfire club.
 hey marty53 that guy at the corner gable across from harding was jimmy saville.lol.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 10, 2012, 05:05:34 PM
hey olelad..the kelly man was tall and old even then maybe he was sexton in the early sixties...although that name crilly sounds very familiar ! ....some other guys in my class were jackie fitzpatrick , kevin coleman , sid walsh , paul fullerton , gerry rooney , paul kerr. .and there was a guy called peter murray who i think lived up the rocky road  ....anybody remember there used to be a motorbike club ( hells angels to us ! ) near the junction of the rocky road and manse road...ithink they called it the hellfire club.
 hey marty53 that guy at the corner gable across from harding was jimmy saville.lol.

colemans lived up ravenhill ave or a street of it. colm was in my class. not sure were they moved from there but heard lower ormo ?
walshs also lived up that direction. heard someone say they went west belfast ? fitzpatrick again ravenhill ave moved to downpatrick or so i heard anyway. everyone spread all over the place.
the hells angles i remember really well. a mates brother was in it. they had a lock up back of ardgowen st and used to hang about that shop between ravenhill ave and cregagh st. handy to ritches chippy ! some great bikes they had. lots with chopper handle bars really looked the part. that was early 70s.
forgot to say john mcguinness whos you knew moved to england early 80s.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 10, 2012, 05:09:49 PM
just thinking that some of the donnellys from imperial st would have been in and around your ages ? colin was in same class as me and i knocked about with him up until we was put out. think they moved to twinbrook.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 11, 2012, 02:14:05 PM
gary donnelly was in my class for a couple of the early years even though he was older than me...dont know how that worked ...maybe p2 and p3 together for a year or two . One of the donnelly lads died very young and big Gary died in twinbrook about 7 years ago....the ma and da , jimmy and patsy moved over to dunmurry aftr that. F itzpatricks moved to twinbrook from ravenhill and noel still lives there though the rest are elsewhere....jackie lives antrim road somewhere and teaches in a school in the west. I remember the fitzpatrick girl
( Marion maybe ? ) played the lion in the st monicas christmas production of the wizard of oz....she was brilliant. any of yez ever in a fair dig with any of the euston street primary lads ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on October 11, 2012, 06:33:57 PM
Hi Olelad
The Colemans moved across here to England and settled in Rochdale in the early seventies. I used to know the older lads - Eamon and  Brendan who both became teachers.  One of the younger brothers moved to Australia and another I think moved back to the South of Ireland - possibly Colm
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 11, 2012, 07:00:08 PM
Hi Olelad
The Colemans moved across here to England and settled in Rochdale in the early seventies. I used to know the older lads - Eamon and  Brendan who both became teachers.  One of the younger brothers moved to Australia and another I think moved back to the South of Ireland - possibly Colm

cheers citybloke. alway of interest to know were ex pupils moved from the parish. cuz so many of us was been put out one min youd have finnished playing and went home only to find next day theyd maybe been put out and forced to move.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 11, 2012, 07:04:20 PM
gary donnelly was in my class for a couple of the early years even though he was older than me...dont know how that worked ...maybe p2 and p3 together for a year or two . One of the donnelly lads died very young and big Gary died in twinbrook about 7 years ago....the ma and da , jimmy and patsy moved over to dunmurry aftr that. F itzpatricks moved to twinbrook from ravenhill and noel still lives there though the rest are elsewhere....jackie lives antrim road somewhere and teaches in a school in the west. I remember the fitzpatrick girl
( Marion maybe ? ) played the lion in the st monicas christmas production of the wizard of oz....she was brilliant. any of yez ever in a fair dig with any of the euston street primary lads ?

i lived every close to euston st ps and knocked about with guys who went there. come the troubles things changed and by 71 it was a them and us. tbh most but not all would have talked when given the chance but it was saftey in numbers by then.
as for the donnelly any word on what colins at ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 11, 2012, 08:03:22 PM
few names of guys older than me who yous might remember frankie harkins. mark taylor. paul mcmahon. alex wall. sam semple.
there was a guy mullen in our class who lived downshire area and a peter scott up around creagah estate or nearby ? both of which none of us could defo say were they lived or moved. maybe some of you might remember them
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on October 11, 2012, 08:04:35 PM

i lived every close to euston st ps and knocked about with guys who went there. come the troubles things changed and by 71 it was a them and us. tbh most but not all would have talked when given the chance but it was saftey in numbers by then.
as for the donnelly any word on what colins at ?
OLELAD, they talk about "victims" of the troubles, but do people take into consideration the young guys and girls, who, in their estimation were denied their adolescence, and allowed to grow up and mature in the area that they grew up in. What a different place it may have been.   
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 11, 2012, 10:38:04 PM
Hey olelad , dontnknow what colin donnelly is at these days ....him and his brother are into rockabilly dancin and bodybuiiding but i dont know which is into which !  .i knew alex wall , paul mcmahon and the mullen guy who lived off the montgomery road near lisnasharragh school....another guy who was in our class was martin walker who also lived in clonduff. A guy told me that st anthonys chapel and st colmcilles in ballyhackamore were both " satellite " parishes of st mathews. if that was the case then it sounds like st mathews was the launching point for the expansion of catholics into the east of the city startin well over a hundred years ago. .the early seventies pogroms undid  90% of that in 3 years ! there must have been tens of thousands of us intimidated out.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 12, 2012, 11:45:13 AM
hi jr 56,laughed my socks off,re the jimmy saville line,just heard it was da mc cartan/joe devine standing winking at people lol,didt know sid walsh was in your class,did he read a famous statement some years ago?,as for jackie fitz ,one of the wittest people i have ever met,god bless all three of you.martin walker,is that geralds younger brother,gerry rooney,john was his brother,(r.i.p),and yes my information was that 4/5 thousand catholic families left the east,there was  a lot of large families,6/8 per household maybe,i read somewhere it was 30,000.40,000 people left a very  small area.any memories about derek marsden?hey phil over at the man u v spurs.met raymond mc cartney,and guess what he supports the yids----what a hero!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 12, 2012, 12:12:24 PM
its great listening to you guys, brings back so many memmories,i remember the carnival at the the rugby ground and the hells angels den can any of yous rememember a teacher called tracey,he smoked big cigars,his class from memory was the building in the chapel grounds,i can still emell those cigars to this day and vintys cooffee of course
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 12, 2012, 01:18:07 PM
its great listening to you guys, brings back so many memmories,i remember the carnival at the the rugby ground and the hells angels den can any of yous rememember a teacher called tracey,he smoked big cigars,his class from memory was the building in the chapel grounds,i can still emell those cigars to this day and vintys cooffee of course

if he wore glasses then its the same guy. worst teacher i ever got !  :) someone told me that room was svp held there meetings. think he taught us in p4. he left after that year to god knows were.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 12, 2012, 01:33:07 PM
i think your right re svp, cant remember if he wore glasses or not.just remember the smell of those cigars.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 12, 2012, 02:06:02 PM
i think your right re svp, cant remember if he wore glasses or not.just remember the smell of those cigars.

think it was the same guy alright. thank god harry hart taught us right to we finnished there.
 also the classes were mixed together ie p6/p7. p5/p4. so while you were in the same class room as someone you wasnt as far as the class register goes. thats why they opened the girls school in the convent ground to ease the over crowding.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 12, 2012, 02:10:18 PM
remember harry hart very well a real gentleman, i was taught by miss morton who got married and became mrs conway,this might be before your time olelad.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 12, 2012, 02:14:30 PM
 ??? hey marty 53 , yeah the same sid and your right gerry rooneys brother was john who was also an ex pupil...john was killed in a accident in twinbrook in 74. Gerald Walker was indeed martins brother and also a ex pupil.he died sometime in the mid seventies...so sad.
 I think the guys are talkin about Dick Treacy ( bout as interestin as a cup of porridge ) he should have been lecturing on insomnia  .he could send me to sleep in 3 minutes!  .another teacher that taught us in that class at the side of the chapel was Frank Dolaghan who lived along Jocelyn.....he wasnt the worst....i think he believed in all of us. I ve just read that back to myself and realised that ive said something positive about a teacher ! .in the first couple of years after leaving i would never have said anything like that ( except for harry hart who was too good for this world ! ) and looking back now miss o kane and miss morton were okay as well ! rose-tinted glasses or what ?  .hey olelad you seem to be the main thread thru all of this so what about another re-union ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 12, 2012, 02:41:35 PM
yeah jr56 i remember now it was dick by name and by nature i suppose, i remember the rooneys,but i remember peter who was a great artist think he lived in the strand
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 12, 2012, 03:46:10 PM
??? hey marty 53 , yeah the same sid and your right gerry rooneys brother was john who was also an ex pupil...john was killed in a accident in twinbrook in 74. Gerald Walker was indeed martins brother and also a ex pupil.he died sometime in the mid seventies...so sad.
 I think the guys are talkin about Dick Treacy ( bout as interestin as a cup of porridge ) he should have been lecturing on insomnia  .he could send me to sleep in 3 minutes!  .another teacher that taught us in that class at the side of the chapel was Frank Dolaghan who lived along Jocelyn.....he wasnt the worst....i think he believed in all of us. I ve just read that back to myself and realised that ive said something positive about a teacher ! .in the first couple of years after leaving i would never have said anything like that ( except for harry hart who was too good for this world ! ) and looking back now miss o kane and miss morton were okay as well ! rose-tinted glasses or what ?  .hey olelad you seem to be the main thread thru all of this so what about another re-union ?

another reunion ! good god no  :D great idea but tbh i wouldnt have the time as b4. it was great meeting up with clem, robert and joe who i went 2 school with and hadnt seen them since 72. we put in alot of work going here and there putting it altogether and result was agreat day out. meeting old mates and meeting new ones. everyone had a lead on this one or that one. were they moved to. wot they at now. i found it all interesting and i took the job on of putting together our class register class of 69. which as youd see is near complete. not only the names but were they lived and were they moved to. job not finnished so hence my ever ending interest on the thread. clem mcilhatton is the guy who has the most knowledge of the parish and alot of what im spouting is info i got of him. although we all had memorys which the other had forgot. i was also lucky that i meet all but 3 of guys id ran around with most when living in the east. but if anyone wants to put a reunion together id do wot ever i could to help. my opinion and that of the guys who helped on the last one is. the parish priest needs to be the driving force behind one but we found him not that interested in the parish history and only interested in whats there now and not the ones who was there b4. rose knows alot of whats going on in the parish these days and maybe he will have a change of mind but i wouldnt bank on it. ok guys a bit long winded but thats that of me chest  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 12, 2012, 03:48:37 PM
??? hey marty 53 , yeah the same sid and your right gerry rooneys brother was john who was also an ex pupil...john was killed in a accident in twinbrook in 74. Gerald Walker was indeed martins brother and also a ex pupil.he died sometime in the mid seventies...so sad.
 I think the guys are talkin about Dick Treacy ( bout as interestin as a cup of porridge ) he should have been lecturing on insomnia  .he could send me to sleep in 3 minutes!  .another teacher that taught us in that class at the side of the chapel was Frank Dolaghan who lived along Jocelyn.....he wasnt the worst....i think he believed in all of us. I ve just read that back to myself and realised that ive said something positive about a teacher ! .in the first couple of years after leaving i would never have said anything like that ( except for harry hart who was too good for this world ! ) and looking back now miss o kane and miss morton were okay as well ! rose-tinted glasses or what ?  .hey olelad you seem to be the main thread thru all of this so what about another re-union ?

you know what i think this is the guy i remember. stout bloke glasses. god i hated him teaching. i ran out of his class and i was put of re for life after that  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 13, 2012, 12:11:46 AM
hey olelad understand bout the reunion , no prob , maybe marty 53 might consider the proposition ! Anyway, the banter about treacy brought back a memory that has made me chuckle all day , bear with me !
    About 16-18 years ago i was in Sarsefields gaa club one saturday night and was out in the bogs , i was standing at the urinal and realised that the guy standing beside me was a old st ants man. His name was marty lundy and i remembered that he was from the mount and went to our school . He was the big act in the club that night , his band were well known at the time they were called KATMANDU. Instead of introducing myself and telling him the connection i said to the wall " HARRY HART LET A FART "  yer man took a quick glance and said back " VINTY TRIED TO CATCH IT , TREACY HID BEHIND THE DOOR AND HIT IT WITH A HATCHET ! "  i laughed and so did he, though we never said another word , cause he rushed out and went straight back onto the stage.
   A minute later i sat back down at our table and everyone was silent and looking a bit bewildered and i thought to myself why are they all looking so freaked ? .my wife then said " what was all that about in the toilets ? "  i said " what " she said " farts and hatchets and all that stuff "   .i looked up at the stage and lundy was smilin down at the table. .he had one of those radiomicrophone jobbys on and every word that passed in those toilets came out through the big speakers in the main hall  .where would you get it !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 13, 2012, 06:50:03 PM
hey olelad understand bout the reunion , no prob , maybe marty 53 might consider the proposition ! Anyway, the banter about treacy brought back a memory that has made me chuckle all day , bear with me !
    About 16-18 years ago i was in Sarsefields gaa club one saturday night and was out in the bogs , i was standing at the urinal and realised that the guy standing beside me was a old st ants man. His name was marty lundy and i remembered that he was from the mount and went to our school . He was the big act in the club that night , his band were well known at the time they were called KATMANDU. Instead of introducing myself and telling him the connection i said to the wall " HARRY HART LET A FART "  yer man took a quick glance and said back " VINTY TRIED TO CATCH IT , TREACY HID BEHIND THE DOOR AND HIT IT WITH A HATCHET ! "  i laughed and so did he, though we never said another word , cause he rushed out and went straight back onto the stage.
   A minute later i sat back down at our table and everyone was silent and looking a bit bewildered and i thought to myself why are they all looking so freaked ? .my wife then said " what was all that about in the toilets ? "  i said " what " she said " farts and hatchets and all that stuff "   .i looked up at the stage and lundy was smilin down at the table. .he had one of those radiomicrophone jobbys on and every word that passed in those toilets came out through the big speakers in the main hall  .where would you get it !

great story m8. in my day it was gallagher standing behind the door  :D think he lived on roseberry rd and while he never taught me a cousin and few mates had him as teacher and a bit of a fire brand by all acounts.
seems everyone who went to st anthonys has a version it. wonder how the girls side went  :)
any of yous remember the woods from cregagh estate. didnt go to st anthonys but were at gusties and there was a guy who lived of the first street at the roundabout as ladas drive joins cregegh rd.  irwin maybe ?
the lundys from the mount. was they a large family whos back would have been just behind the houses on the woodstock facing radnor st ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 14, 2012, 02:16:30 PM
Jr 56  where did seamy beard,and gerard Majella go,think gee, went to gusties,but what primary did they attend,any news on jo davidson someone said he was suffering from motor neuron condition,yeah remember treacey well liked to cane pepole a lot,one day he was going too cane pat boyd rip.when pat took off,pursued by sean mc grattan,and micky o hara,never saw him again.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 14, 2012, 05:23:31 PM
talking of school reunions im not long back from one. spent most of it with another guy who was at gusties. small world  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 15, 2012, 12:16:01 AM
hey mart53....i dont know where them two boyos went to school ! im sure it would have been st ants and yet i cant recall any of them ever talkin bout school. I didnt know joe davidson wasnt too good ! must ask the brother...he was more joes mate and age....christ that motor neurone disease is the one you just dont wanna get  .id take any of the cancers anyday before that if i had a choice ! i will always remember joes ma callin him in for dinner....the boomin austrian gulder YOOOOSEFFF !  ....i hope he is okay.
    aye i  think i remember hearing about pat boyd ( dumpa diva ) doin a runner. .another st ants legend was oul annie fullerton trailin the vale off bernadina.
      i was at lundys house once in the early sixties....sorta remember it was near the big house in the middle of the mount ( lord mountpottingers house i think ) .any of yez remember the whole class gettin marched down to cherryville st school for an examination by the nittynurse ! .hey crossey , yeah peter rooney was a great artist though they lived in the cregagh est...peter has been living in glengormley for donkeys.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 15, 2012, 08:38:25 PM
     
Yeah jr56 I recall the big Austrian  well , I used too get bantered about my ma's free state accent, very sad how Joe's ma died, my ma had one or two run in's with bernadena like the time she all most pulled her veil off outside the convent,and told father Fullerton  unless he got rid of her that me and my sis would end up in lisnasharragh ps lol,is seamy beard living in the west.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 15, 2012, 11:37:55 PM
hey marty53 , id say your ma could give bernadena as good as she got all day long... a wee whirlwind ! lol.....aye, the beard is living in the west alright but i dont think hes keepin the best these days , tell ye when i see ye. his brother gerard is livin glenavy direction. what about hugh ( bucher ) burns ? do ye ever hear anything bout him ? that st that olelads talkin bout ( ran from ladas drive to motgomery road...elsie bests chippie on the corner ) there was a guy in our class from that st...kevin hill.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bradbhoy on October 16, 2012, 09:54:33 PM
Hi lads and lasses of St Anthony's.  Just discovered this forum Saturday and it has taken until now to read from the start! I'm one of the older ones, attending from 1948 until 1955.  Remember Vinty and Harry well but I'm sure my first teacher in the infants was Miss Lee whose name I haven't seen mentioned. Suppose I could be wrong though, memory going a bit. I went to St Mary's in 56 with Brian McKeown from Upper Frank St, Gerry Dollaghan from the Parade(is he still about the parish) and Pat McVeigh from Cregagh Estate
BTW Hat doffed and many thanks to olelad for being the driving force on here for SIX years!!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 17, 2012, 12:18:13 AM
hey marty53 , id say your ma could give bernadena as good as she got all day long... a wee whirlwind ! lol.....aye, the beard is living in the west alright but i dont think hes keepin the best these days , tell ye when i see ye. his brother gerard is livin glenavy direction. what about hugh ( bucher ) burns ? do ye ever hear anything bout him ? that st that olelads talkin bout ( ran from ladas drive to motgomery road...elsie bests chippie on the corner ) there was a guy in our class from that st...kevin hill.

thats the guy. heard he still lives there
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 17, 2012, 09:19:08 AM
Hi lads and lasses of St Anthony's.  Just discovered this forum Saturday and it has taken until now to read from the start! I'm one of the older ones, attending from 1948 until 1955.  Remember Vinty and Harry well but I'm sure my first teacher in the infants was Miss Lee whose name I haven't seen mentioned. Suppose I could be wrong though, memory going a bit. I went to St Mary's in 56 with Brian McKeown from Upper Frank St, Gerry Dollaghan from the Parade(is he still about the parish) and Pat McVeigh from Cregagh Estate
BTW Hat doffed and many thanks to olelad for being the driving force on here for SIX years!!!

welcome aboard m8. wot part of the parish did u live ? thanks for reminding me ive spent 6 long years on here ! :o i need me head looked at  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 17, 2012, 01:54:13 PM
heres afew other guys who went to st anthonys which you may remember . pat frizzell,  micky kelly. eugene quickley. frankie hawkins. mark taylor.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bradbhoy on October 17, 2012, 06:53:20 PM

welcome aboard m8. wot part of the parish did u live ? thanks for reminding me ive spent 6 long years on here ! :o i need me head looked at  :)

Lived in Donard Street Ravenhill Road from 1946 until I got married in 1972 and moved to Glengormley.  Sort of frying pan and fire comes to mind and I ended up in Doncaster in 1977. The wife still has a few relatives about the Falls so I get back every now and then.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 17, 2012, 06:54:12 PM
Hi Bradbhoy,did you have a brother called Gerard ?and a sister called Patricia ,think you might know my brother- law jim tumelty?---------- Olelad you were saying about the last reunion and the pp.are you talking about the present incumbent ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bradbhoy on October 17, 2012, 07:14:42 PM
heres afew other guys who went to st anthonys which you may remember . pat frizzell,  micky kelly. eugene quickley. frankie hawkins. mark taylor.
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[size=78%]If that was for me, no sorry I don't remember any of them. there was a Kelly family that lived at the bottom of My Lady's Road but no Mickey. The mother Mary was widdowed and married Dessie Kearney from the Drive in later life. Moved away to Twinbrook I think.[/size]
[size=78%]Marty....No brothers or sisters i'm afraid. I had cousins from same address Mary and Johnny McGavock who went to the school 5 or6 years after me[/size]
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 17, 2012, 09:55:52 PM
Hey jr56 heard a story,about the infamous vp from gusties,the story goes he's  driving along the knockbreda dual carriageway ,he spots four lads mitching,and scoopes  the said lads,two from lisnasharragh,one from gusties,and one from the tech ,frankie beggs,Robbie Gray ,can't  recall the other name,anyway the mad vp delivers,two lads in too l/ sharragh,where they are soundly beaten,was the other lad you?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 17, 2012, 10:48:52 PM
Hi Bradbhoy,did you have a brother called Gerard ?and a sister called Patricia ,think you might know my brother- law jim tumelty?---------- Olelad you were saying about the last reunion and the pp.are you talking about the present incumbent ?

indeed i am. you ever meet him ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 17, 2012, 11:17:54 PM
Hi olelad , I  have indeed  met the pp, saw an interesting article on goggle,re a court  case involving  him and parishioner  from  another parish,somebody left money too  the pp ,a niece  of the  deceased contested  the will and  it went too court,have  a look at the article if you get a chance

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 17, 2012, 11:57:36 PM
hey marty53 , yeah i remember that incident with hairy dan. .therwas also a day when rup gray and myself were on the hike and for some reason we went into gusties for rup to get his coat or something and hairy dan appeared from nowhere and gripped us both ! well i was havin none of it and tried to claim diplomatic status on the basis that i didnt attend gusties and therefore what business was it of his! ( still with me M,lud ) he held me with his left hand and caned rup with his right !  i tried to break free from him but he was too strong and ordered me to hold my hand out to be slapped. .i wouldnt do it and he threatened to call the cops at ladas drive as i was trespassing ! i told him to do whatever he thought best and we eyeballed each other for a couple of seconds and then he walted me across the shoulders with the cane and i managed to get away....when i was about twenty yards away and knew i could outrun him we went at it again verbally and i was shocked at the language he used and mine wasnt lizzies english either. .i was about 12 or 13 at the time and was shaking with anger and fear. .i know that if it had been two years later i would have got into him so im glad i wasnt 15 or 16. .i met him at a function about 3 years before he died and....youve guessed.....he was a decent man.
 hey olelad, i knew frankie hawkins when he was a kid....think they lived about cherryville st? he ended up lenadoon direction.....think i remember that his brother seamas was murdered by the british army
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 18, 2012, 05:52:53 PM
hey marty53 , yeah i remember that incident with hairy dan. .therwas also a day when rup gray and myself were on the hike and for some reason we went into gusties for rup to get his coat or something and hairy dan appeared from nowhere and gripped us both ! well i was havin none of it and tried to claim diplomatic status on the basis that i didnt attend gusties and therefore what business was it of his! ( still with me M,lud ) he held me with his left hand and caned rup with his right !  i tried to break free from him but he was too strong and ordered me to hold my hand out to be slapped. .i wouldnt do it and he threatened to call the cops at ladas drive as i was trespassing ! i told him to do whatever he thought best and we eyeballed each other for a couple of seconds and then he walted me across the shoulders with the cane and i managed to get away....when i was about twenty yards away and knew i could outrun him we went at it again verbally and i was shocked at the language he used and mine wasnt lizzies english either. .i was about 12 or 13 at the time and was shaking with anger and fear. .i know that if it had been two years later i would have got into him so im glad i wasnt 15 or 16. .i met him at a function about 3 years before he died and....youve guessed.....he was a decent man.
 hey olelad, i knew frankie hawkins when he was a kid....think they lived about cherryville st? he ended up lenadoon direction.....think i remember that his brother seamas was murdered by the british army

frankie must have been around your age ? only learned through here they went to lenadoon. never knew his brother rip. think it was omeath st they lived in. magees was another family from there who went to st anthonys.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 18, 2012, 05:54:49 PM
Hi olelad , I  have indeed  met the pp, saw an interesting article on goggle,re a court  case involving  him and parishioner  from  another parish,somebody left money too  the pp ,a niece  of the  deceased contested  the will and  it went too court,have  a look at the article if you get a chance

sure i read about this afew years back in a sunday rag. guy came across as a fair enough chap but bloody useless for anything we was looking  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 19, 2012, 10:46:37 AM
did u guys get much trouble with tartans up in castlereagh ? we was plagued with them on the woodstock as youd expect. every time you went out the door someone was looking to knock your b. .s in !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 19, 2012, 11:07:50 AM
they where a nightmare i think they used to hang about the ranch as it was known then it was the  ex-servicemens club, but smithfield on a saturday was worse. by the way jr56 ithink it was frankies brother rory that was murdered
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 19, 2012, 11:14:17 AM
they where a nightmare i think they used to hang about the ranch as it was known then it was the  ex-servicemens club, but smithfield on a saturday was worse. by the way jr56 ithink it was frankies brother rory that was murdered

how many brothers did frankie have ? i only knew frankie he was a couple of years older than me.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 19, 2012, 11:20:58 AM
i only new frankie  hes the same age as me, and rory who was a bit older, used to drink in richardsons thats how i got to know him, but i think he migtht have 1 other not to sure. havent seen frankie in a long time
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 19, 2012, 11:25:24 AM
Re tartan gangs,the Woodstock  tartan where very active,and numerous ,led by the great "trade unionist"Geordie  rose,had the misfortune  too Be in the ranch on Montgomery  rd one night,when they attacked the main entrance,whith a battering ram(a telegraph pole)' lo and behold in the nick of time the guardians  of law and order from castlereagh  arrived and cracked a few skulls,can I  add  the skull cracking was carried out by British paratroopers,who happened to be stationed  in the infamous castlereagh  Interrogation  centre at the time.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 19, 2012, 11:26:29 AM
i only new frankie  hes the same age as me, and rory who was a bit older, used to drink in richardsons thats how i got to know him, but i think he migtht have 1 other not to sure. havent seen frankie in a long time

i did know frankie but only just. most catholics in the area all knew each other, but not to say well.
as was said b4 one min you left your mates and they or you could have put out and gone by next morning no goodbyes anything.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 19, 2012, 01:31:34 PM
hi marty i remember that incident very well you can laugh about it now i suppose, but scary at the time. many a time iv had to run for my life when they spotted me,the same people i played football with not that long before. sad times
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 19, 2012, 02:28:44 PM
Hi crossey ,I  recall another incident ,a very good friend  of mine( David  Meighan) and myself  had got a chip in Mayfair  ave,George  best ma owned the chippie,when this guy runs past us,blood streaming from his head,he shouted threats at us that he was going to get the Woodstock. Tartan,who at that time used to hang about the red rooster ,anyway Meekys brother was in the ranch  that night so we decided too get him out,in light of what occurred  the last time they attacked the ranch,by the time jimmy decided to come out,the tartan gang appeared at the top of Mayfair  ave,and were spread out all across the road,it was like a scene from Zulu ,we took to out heels and had to hide in Stirling. Ave in someone's  garden,we were lucky ,Pearse mc Rory was murdered in ravenhill ave ,four mts later,by people who started life in the tartan.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 19, 2012, 02:37:38 PM
yes marty i remember that chippie, i had forgot bestys ma owned it,i havent seen davy or jimmy either in a long time. think they moved to twinbrook same time as the fullertons i believe,what ever happened to the brennans think they lived at clonduff ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 19, 2012, 02:51:15 PM

 [size=78%] Hi crossy,the Brennan's  moved to twinbrook ,jimmy was wounded in a gun attack on Kennedy way,David  lives near the serpentine  rd and had a stroke last year.[/size]
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 19, 2012, 03:12:42 PM
sorry to here about david having a stroke,hope hes keeping better,think i remember something bout jimmy being shot,but it must have been quite a while ago.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 19, 2012, 05:25:33 PM
the red rooster chippy at the corner of daddy winkers had a gang from dromore st named after it and it was they who hung about there. we had plenty of trouble from them down the years. the worst kicking i got wasnt that far from there. it was the street which ran from the cregagh rd to loopland facing the bowling club. funny enough i remember running into frankie hawkins as i made me way home feeling all me sores. could have been alot worst as afew wanted to drag me down the entry to dish out more pain. thankfully afew stopped it.

any of yous remember a club/disco on ladas dr ? i remember been up playing footie with afew others at the hockey pitchs across the rd from whatever this joint was. a large crowd was there and afew started to run towards us to which we took flight. heard it was a club or something like that.  by the way what was the ranch ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 19, 2012, 05:48:49 PM
HI olelad,the ranch was a disco on Montgomery rd,I think it was also used as the b
British legion,must have been there during ww2, it was ancient ,the health and safety people today,would have closed it down,but before things turned really bad,it was the place to be,Monday  nights where best,take it from me olelad the tartan hung about the red rooster,and yes I recall that club on ladas dr, it was across the road from the filling station,went too it once,it got wrecked one night by the tartan , did  anyone ever go too st bernadettes on a Sunday  night ? It was great.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 19, 2012, 06:02:50 PM
HI olelad,the ranch was a disco on Montgomery rd,I think it was also used as the b
British legion,must have been there during ww2, it was ancient ,the health and safety people today,would have closed it down,but before things turned really bad,it was the place to be,Monday  nights where best,take it from me olelad the tartan hung about the red rooster,and yes I recall that club on ladas dr, it was across the road from the filling station,went too it once,it got wrecked one night by the tartan , did  anyone ever go too st bernadettes on a Sunday  night ? It was great.

that dromore st mob tartan no differance. well there was in that they bleached the w on the back of there wrangler jeans and did call themselfs the red rooster gang ! i was gonna put a smiley at the end of this but there wasnt anything funny about this lot.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 19, 2012, 09:14:53 PM
yeah marty would never have missed sunday nights.everytime i hear that dave edmunds song i here you knockin,i think of st bernadettes,olelad i think that was cregagh youth club beside the old firestation,i used to play for them
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 19, 2012, 10:16:16 PM
Yeah crossy,st bs was part off growing up,and your right dave Edmunds  will always remind me off st bs,do you remember ft Mullan stopping people dancing to close,and no  kissing lol  !

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 19, 2012, 10:23:33 PM
marty did  u or any of the guys go watch glentoran 2nds up at there pitch which was somewhere up from ladas dr ? we had started going up there to watch them. safer than the oval.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 19, 2012, 10:54:23 PM
Hey marty53 , crosseybelfast , and olelad. Yeah crossey i coulnt swear on the hawkins man maybe it was rory , though i think there was a seamas , and yer right olelad they did live in omeath street. yeah we had our troubles with the tartan too and also the " newton boys "
who hailed from the newtonards road !  two of the main " men " were a guy called victor docherty and some wee turd called aggie....we came across them in the grounds of orangefield school and just about got away one night there must have been 30 of them all with hachets and knives .brave boys !
 funny enough that yez mention the ranch.... i was in it one night and a tribe of them came in and were like a war party....mickey oneill fro the strand ( a hard wee nut who ran the place ) who usually stood up to them knew to close the place right away , running the gauntlet through them trying to get out onto the mongomery road two of them grabbed me and were just about to " start " when another one who i knew to nod to called them off and saved my bacon....he was a major player round that time ...his name was billy locke...ta billy. " i hear you knockin but you cant come in , i hear you knockin go back where you been " some memories there crossey!....remember goin to the oval and gettin lifted over , chips in templemore avenue after the match.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 20, 2012, 11:13:31 AM
Hi lads,was reading a book called"lost lives"Rory  Hawkins  was killed in Clyde. St outside the ex-service men's  club,he had served with the raf in Aden ,and was awarded a medal  for bravery,how ironic he was murdered  by the people he served with  honour,jr56 think that guy you mentioned was called tommy Locke ,yeah mickey O'Neill  was from the strand,non drinker,non smoker,lived in wynchurch road,he died about 2 years a go,a very nice man loved boxing,my older brother  Anthony  knew him,olelad never watched the glens at ladas dr,watched them at the oval for years,with jo Davidson, and jr 56 older brother.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 20, 2012, 03:10:01 PM
anyone lnow the name of the street or ground which i was talking about ? seen afew good games down there. was at the oval and seen some great games there. for some reason we would come back viva beersbridge rd and stopped of at the sweet shop on the corner of that wee street just up from the rex ?
the ledley was another mob on the go at the time. seen them about but not any trouble from them. didnt know us  :) im trying my best to think of the name of some of that dromore st lot. but for the life of me i cant. tryed there best to kick 7 shades of [censored] out of us. thats the street danny boyd lived in. stewartie was a guy from up cregagh estate whod youd see on the rd. every street had its own wee gang some worst than others. afew would give you the light of day most a kicking.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 20, 2012, 04:20:43 PM
used to love goin to the oval,was at the famous benfica game which ended 1-1 and drew 0-0 in portugal which meant they went out on away goals. also the matches against the blues was like war zone before and after the games.getting back to the school, does anyone remember the wee sweet shop at the corner of willowfield i think we called it mrs shannons although i might be wrong,my memmorys starting to go
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 20, 2012, 04:37:53 PM
used to love goin to the oval,was at the famous benfica game which ended 1-1 and drew 0-0 in portugal which meant they went out on away goals. also the matches against the blues was like war zone before and after the games.getting back to the school, does anyone remember the wee sweet shop at the corner of willowfield i think we called it mrs shannons although i might be wrong,my memmorys starting to go

shannons it was m8. 
was you at the benifica game ? wot a night that woulf have been. seen them stuff the great leeds team in 71.  3-1 even as a friendly it was agreat night of football. when at the school reunion glentoran like on here was mentioned and afew of the guys still supported them. wot about you guys. my story is i did until the famous red army took to the rd late 70s.  been a north belfast lad it was all i could do  :) meet afew others from the east who i hadnt seen since been put out on the terraces. still go watch them from time 2 time.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 20, 2012, 09:23:32 PM
Yeah crossy was at the benfica game,what a night ,I. Spoke about it in an earlier  thread,someone.was telling me there a dozen or so people from the west,who used too travel over and watch the glens,probably  from the east,and still have a soft spot for the [censored] n hens.my son played at youth level for them,didn't  feel  he was made welcome,I  see now they fly the union flag  at every game,Why if they want to attract people from all communities ,it's  sends out the wrong message.maybe if the catholic people were still living in the east,the glens might not be almost bankrupt  :-\ 0
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 20, 2012, 09:40:11 PM
Yeah crossy was at the benfica game,what a night ,I. Spoke about it in an earlier  thread,someone.was telling me there a dozen or so people from the west,who used too travel over and watch the glens,probably  from the east,and still have a soft spot for the [censored] n hens.my son played at youth level for them,didn't  feel  he was made welcome,I  see now they fly the union flag  at every game,Why if they want to attract people from all communities ,it's  sends out the wrong message.maybe if the catholic people were still living in the east,the glens might not be almost bankrupt  :-\ 0

did u ever go watch the reds marty ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 20, 2012, 09:57:55 PM
you know the name gilliland has been mentioned afew times and i seem to remember the name and i think lived between willowfield and ravenhill ave ? ring any bells guys ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 20, 2012, 10:11:12 PM
yes marty i know what you mean, i went to them when i was 16 and didnt feel wanted but that was back in 71 just before i had to flee the east. hi oled i know the name.did the micky oneill yous talk about ever live in jocylin ave ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 20, 2012, 10:32:18 PM
yeah crossy,took a team in the south belfast league for years,and we played the glens on numerous occasions,well all i can say not nice people,in saying that we took another team,from thesame club,and  when we played the glens ,they were great,olelad never watched the reds,too much east belfast in me, ::)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bradbhoy on October 21, 2012, 11:46:40 PM
All these later posts reminds me of the years that I used to follow the Glens. I probably started going in the mid 50s and stopped about 68 or 69  We probably had a lot of our best players in that period although I'm not sure that we won a lot of trophies. Do any of you remember the likes of Walter Bruce, Alex Elder, Sammy Lowry, Sammy Hughes and the most awkward centre forward ever Trevor Thompson. Nicknamed the Glengormley Carthorse, he scored goals for fun and might have finished as the all time top scorer. Happy days :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 22, 2012, 10:33:42 AM
hi bradbhoy,remember walter bruce. trevor "sadie" thompson,the detroit cougars,
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on October 22, 2012, 08:13:06 PM
Really sorry to hear about Joe Davidson. We were at St Anthonys and Gusties together. Was a good footballer in his youth and scored loads of goals for one of the Ards teams. Worked at BT for many years and think he lived over the Saintfield Rd direction when he got married. I think that club mentioned was the Tab Club and Mickey O'Neill who did the door worked in the factory. Enjoyed many a night in Bernadettes disco. Was there the night the Cregagh Tartan came in. Greg Brown and the rest of them ! Anybody else there that night ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 22, 2012, 09:18:47 PM
yes marty i know what you mean, i went to them when i was 16 and didnt feel wanted but that was back in 71 just before i had to flee the east. hi oled i know the name.did the micky oneill yous talk about ever live in jocylin ave ?

there was an oneill living in joclin ave. think they moved stewartown rd ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 22, 2012, 09:22:20 PM
as for the glentorn debate. they had a top out alot of years back which was very close to the one they had in 60s/70s. white with the red/green/black bars in the middle. god i liked that top. thats were the liking ended. :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 22, 2012, 09:23:33 PM
thank solead thought that . hi marcas wasnt at bernadettes that night,but i remember greg brown
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 22, 2012, 10:02:36 PM
Hi marcas,never knew there was a tartan in the cregagh,i thought st bs had wound up before the local kkk,decided too make east belfast a W.A.S.P. paradise,as for greg brown ,he was a bit older than the rest of us,we where all 16/18, greg was about 20?,last time i saw him he was at the opening night of the  Hitchin Post,Stewartstown rd Twinbrook,he might have worked there for a while,his wife (cheryl) had an aunt who lived in t brook.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on October 22, 2012, 10:03:32 PM
A crowd of them came in and just walked around the hall. Rumour went round that they were going to attack the bouncers. To us the bouncers were just members of the parish and middle aged men and had no chance. Anyway it all kicked off and about 5 or 6 of them went for one particular guy. He was immaculately dressed, shirt, tie, jacket and looked in reasonable shape to us teenagers. He backed away until he was up against the wall and as they came charging in he started swinging. Never seen anything like it ! One punch and these guys were knocked out. A couple got up and went for him again with the same result. Dug the heads clean of these guys and they gave up. Must have known him cos Gerard Harvey who was there said " No more Mickey No more" and that was it sorted. The one and only Mickey O'Neill.

I ended up working with Mickey in 1979 and he remembered that night well. Said he put his back to the wall so nobody could get in behind him. Of course it helped that he was an ex boxer and tough as nails. Even in his sixties he would swing a punch messing about and double you in two.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on October 22, 2012, 10:05:31 PM
He was put out of East Belfast and was living in Twinbrook for safety. Loyalists shot him years ago
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 22, 2012, 10:10:30 PM
hello marcas, was mickey o` neill shot? i know he died 2 years ago,never knew  the klan attacked him.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on October 22, 2012, 10:13:04 PM
No Greg Brown was shot. Mickey retired at 65 and heard he passed away a few yrs ago
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 24, 2012, 10:45:25 PM
Hi marcas,never knew there was a tartan in the cregagh,i thought st bs had wound up before the local kkk,decided too make east belfast a W.A.S.P. paradise,as for greg brown ,he was a bit older than the rest of us,we where all 16/18, greg was about 20?,last time i saw him he was at the opening night of the  Hitchin Post,Stewartstown rd Twinbrook,he might have worked there for a while,his wife (cheryl) had an aunt who lived in t brook.

plenty of tartans from the cregagh marty. we seen plenty coming down the rd heading to lower woodstock daily . the ledley came from beersbridge rd. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 25, 2012, 12:23:13 AM
yep olelad yer right , ledley hall was in lord street between the beersbridge and the newtonards road  .some badboys in there.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 25, 2012, 04:12:24 PM
the ledley never give us any trouble cuz they never came that far up the rd. there was more than enough headbangers local for that. its bugging some of the names from that dromore st lot. i just cant remember any names. give us plenty of trouble. we knew alot about them cuz of that plus a cousin of one of them lived near me.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 25, 2012, 04:28:40 PM
Hey Olelad, bet your pleased this Forum has been red-hot for the last month!!!! :o   BUT where have all the girlies gone??  Nothing but footie and old memories from the guys. :(
 
Have you all thought how old and decrepid and perhaps wheel-chair and illness-bound most of those tartans will be now? ::) 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 25, 2012, 04:32:42 PM
Hey Olelad, bet your pleased this Forum has been red-hot for the last month!!!! :o   BUT where have all the girlies gone??  Nothing but footie and old memories from the guys. :(
 
Have you all thought how old and decrepid and perhaps wheel-chair and illness-bound most of those tartans will be now? ::)

welcome back rose good 2 see you back posting.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 25, 2012, 05:19:38 PM
Yea, had quite a few personal hi's and low's this past year but have been following this thread with great interest!! 
 
Someone mentioned the Dolaghan's before.  Frank was involved in a lot of community projects, I believe, like marriage counselling.  His brother Gerard sadly died a number of years ago from ill-health.  They had a sister as well and I think she went to live in the South.
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 25, 2012, 05:58:54 PM
Was father Stewart  pp when the chapel was attacked,during the lwc,strike,and did he and the other priest have too lock themselves in the parochial  house.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 25, 2012, 06:13:58 PM
Was father Stewart  pp when the chapel was attacked,during the lwc,strike,and did he and the other priest have too lock themselves in the parochial  house.
No it was Fr John Courtney, pp and Fr Jim Downey and yes, they locked themselves in a room and prayed while the tartans ransacked the rest of the house. They were trying to get into the room when the army arrived and they failed. 
 
Fr Stephen said a special Mass two weeks ago in memory of all the parishioners who had suffered during this time.   
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on October 25, 2012, 06:22:39 PM
Frank Dologhan was living in Newry and doing some sort of community work for the Council. Saw his photo in the paper a few times and Miss Morton has retired to Killough. A name came up earlier that i had long forgotten, Bubbles McGlade ! A hanky ball player if ever there was one. Couldnt have got the ball off him in the back of a black taxi  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 25, 2012, 07:19:10 PM
Thanks rose,did you have a brother called George  ,strange the police station beside the chapel,didt protect  st Anthony's  better.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 25, 2012, 08:38:55 PM
Thanks rose,did you have a brother called George  ,strange the police station beside the chapel,didnt protect  st Anthony's  better.

No marty, my bro was Dennis.  The night of that attack, there was a large crowd surrounding the barracks protesting so i guess the police were well occupied.  It was some of this group that broke away to do the damage to th P.house.  I guess it couldn't have been predicted!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 25, 2012, 09:19:48 PM
Hi rose,when you look at the history of st ants,the unionist people never wanted a chapel built,the chapel was always a source  off great resentment ,so it was always  going to be a. Target ,as was st Matthews ,st Mary's  on the hill,and several more chapels,as for the protest outside the barracks,some of the people inside the barracks,had a lot in common  with the mob outside.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 26, 2012, 12:52:12 PM
there was i believe attacks on the chapel during its building. a pigs head stuck on the railing ! so no doubt there wasnt wide spread appeal of it been built. when you look back and think of the number of catholics forced out from the east its hard to take. biggest forced movement of people since 2nd world war at the time.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 26, 2012, 02:45:13 PM
anybody remember a vertically challenged wee man who stood about the castlereagh road called " wee alfie " ?  he was about the same size as me when i was about seven and he always sported a walking stick which he wasnt sfraid to use if any kid gave him a bit of lip !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 26, 2012, 03:25:51 PM
there was i believe attacks on the chapel during its building. a pigs head stuck on the railing ! so no doubt there wasnt wide spread appeal of it been built. when you look back and think of the number of catholics forced out from the east its hard to take. biggest forced movement of people since 2nd world war at the time.
and despite all the attempts through the years to get rid of it, the church is still there!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 26, 2012, 04:28:27 PM
Yeah jr56 I  remember "wee Alfie ",his temper was like his size,his nephew lived in camlough place,Dennis  small,he worked in the purity brand on prince regent road,lol,the castle cinema must have been the lousiest cinema in Belfast ,never liked that part of east Belfast ,a bit like the cinema depressing.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 26, 2012, 06:00:25 PM
Yeah jr56 I  remember "wee Alfie ",his temper was like his size,his nephew lived in camlough place,Dennis  small,he worked in the purity brand on prince regent road,lol,the castle cinema must have been the lousiest cinema in Belfast ,never liked that part of east Belfast ,a bit like the cinema depressing.

talking of wee men and the castle did he ever hang around there ? for some reason i seem to remember a miget hanging around that part of the castlereagh rd ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 26, 2012, 06:01:13 PM
and despite all the attempts through the years to get rid of it, the church is still there!

indeed it is rose with the best choir in belfast  ;)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 26, 2012, 06:10:07 PM

indeed it is rose with the best choir in belfast  ;)

awww thank you, Olelad, i'll pass that on ;)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 27, 2012, 12:26:38 AM
yeah olelad , wee alfie used to stand about outside the castle and outside the pet shop on the other corner of clara street ? anybody remember dobsons dairies on the montgomery road opposite the cregagh tech ? most f those streets round there were called after famous british battles or generals ( nawwwwwh reeeeally ) and we used to go in the back of dobsons at night through a street called bapaume avenue and liberate more orange juice than we could handle. .anybody else?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on October 27, 2012, 07:58:30 AM
A friend or mine at the time,from the strand,his Father was manager of the castle, Tommy Hughes his name was
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 27, 2012, 05:17:41 PM
Hi olelad  can't  get the personal message thread going,spoke to pat this morning,give him him info on how to join the forum,and yes those people you named,he knew them all except semple,Dobson's dairy,used to call in on the way home from school and pretend we where doing a project  for homework ,and at the end of the tour they would give you freebies,jr56 do you recall. The little forays in to Cantrell &Cochrane,cream soda,orangeade,brown lemonade.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 27, 2012, 05:53:31 PM
Thought I would just mention, Dobson's Dairies is now a large estate of  "town" houses. Also someone mentioned the wee hall facing the dairies on Montgomery Rd? This has been flattened & a new larger brick hall now being built in its place. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 27, 2012, 10:38:05 PM
i used go to the castle every saturday morning,it was bedlam inside there.and wee alfie selling the telegraph at the top of clara st, does anybody remember the conlons from clara st.?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 28, 2012, 09:34:31 PM
hey marty1953 , i certainly do remember cantrell and cochranes....over the gate of the presbyterian church , and then over the back fence of the church and you were then in the belly of the beast ! the wide field at the side of the factory. Two or three minutes crawlin across the field , stoppin , listenin , and waitin to hear the wakys dog and if ye made it to the delivery lorries ye could liberate a few flagons of cider and act the biglad drinking it!  .the barrackbusters of the sixties.ha ha.
   hey crossy, i vaguely remember a catholic family living down the clara street area but dont remember if their name was conlon , though i dont think there were ever many catholics down there.....any time we ever played in the wee playground down there we always got chased. .anybody remember toners bookies at the longs corner end of the castlereagh road?
 I dont remember the castle showing bedlam every saturday ! ha ha  .but will always remember darby o gill.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on October 28, 2012, 09:40:09 PM
very good jr56.the conlons lived at the very bottom next to the park im nearly sure.does anyone rememmber trying to get to school in 63 through the snow.wasnt worth your while cause the pipes where wlways frozen and your sent home,happy days
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 28, 2012, 09:50:13 PM
hey marty1953 , i certainly do remember cantrell and cochranes....over the gate of the presbyterian church , and then over the back fence of the church and you were then in the belly of the beast ! the wide field at the side of the factory. Two or three minutes crawlin across the field , stoppin , listenin , and waitin to hear the wakys dog and if ye made it to the delivery lorries ye could liberate a few flagons of cider and act the biglad drinking it!  .the barrackbusters of the sixties.ha ha.
   hey crossy, i vaguely remember a catholic family living down the clara street area but dont remember if their name was conlon , though i dont think there were ever many catholics down there.....any time we ever played in the wee playground down there we always got chased. .anybody remember toners bookies at the longs corner end of the castlereagh road?
 I dont remember the castle showing bedlam every saturday ! ha ha  .but will always remember darby o gill.

dont remember any catholic familys anywhere in that manor. we did go to that park every now and then and dont remember any trouble but it was a dodgy place. you know i cant rever remember ever going into the castle !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 28, 2012, 10:09:56 PM
i remember gettin sent to dobsons dairies durin the 62-63 winter for milk with my older brother.....the milkmen,coalmen,breadmen etc couldnt get round ( the tickmen managed ) the snow was awesome and seemed to lie forever. I turned seven that winter ...will never forget it. Do you remember the milk freezin in the bottles in school and the slides we made in the schoolyard .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 28, 2012, 10:43:17 PM
Yes jr56'darby o'gill was dragged out when the castle cinema , couldn't  get punters in the door,and the description  of the winter of 62/63 is spot on,my late mother, and brother Anthony  went to Dobson's  dairies to get milk,we had a sleigh ,turned  out useless, the snow was overwhelming ,we had tried to get too the co-op bakery in ravenhill. Ave,not to be anyone recall the bakery.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 28, 2012, 11:31:18 PM
hey marty1953 , cant remember a bakery in ravenhill ave but can remember the co-op dairy. i remember your Anthony , a spurs lovin teddyboy ! ha . :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 29, 2012, 10:24:48 AM
yeah jr56, the bakery was beside the milk depot, my sister noreen worked in it and i think john  boyd also woked there,hope anthony doest see the teddyboy comment or the spurs bit.boxing was his sport,horse racing lol
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 29, 2012, 03:17:24 PM
talking about the castle anyone remember across the rd think on the corner of willowfield st a shop which sold just about everythink. the front windows was alway stacked with comics. one of many shops which would buy coins with certain dates on them.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 29, 2012, 08:52:57 PM
Hey jr 56, tried to send you a personal message ,re: jimmy young,can you cast your mind  back to a story concerning someone from the estate ,who went to "stay" with him for a week,think bunty might have had his lurky hand in it.oh here the co op bakery,there was a bread server  called bob who drove this miserable brown van , aka bob  the baker,nasty vain man,had an eye for the ladies,ring any bells.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on October 29, 2012, 11:33:04 PM
hey olelad , thats some memory youve got heyboy...dunno where ye trawled that one from!  .nothin clicked with your post until you mentioned the coins , now i remember that shop....yeah a strange wee shop that one.
Hey marty1953 , somethings stirring in  the back of my napper about the incident your talking about but its so misty.....but now that youve revived it im bustin to hear it again ( your bro-in-law phil should have my moby number , so get it..gimme a txt or ring and we can chew the fat over that one ) not sure i remember bob the baker but i remember  " our jimmy " ! he always paid the paperboy at the front door with his wee shorty dressing gown lying open....nuff said.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 30, 2012, 01:17:28 PM
Hey olelad know what shop your talking about now,think i flogged my older brothers,LPs to him and various forms of foreign currency lol,he owned another shop at the corner or ravenhill ave,wish i would have kept the superman/batman comics.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 31, 2012, 06:41:53 PM
great shop it was. there was another one on the same side of the rd not far up from ardgowen st. got afew bob from that one. maybe some kind soul will throw us some more info on both shops.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 01, 2012, 08:01:09 AM
olelad, there was a shop in the block between Dromore St and the next Street down, I think the owners name was Davy. During the days of the firework ban Danny Boyle brought me into Davies, and we could have bought any firework you care to name.
Do you remember him?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 02, 2012, 09:44:42 PM
olelad, there was a shop in the block between Dromore St and the next Street down, I think the owners name was Davy. During the days of the firework ban Danny Boyle brought me into Davies, and we could have bought any firework you care to name.
Do you remember him?

i dont m8, not at all. the only shop up there i remember well was the model shop across the rd.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 04, 2012, 04:15:48 PM
i was over that way today  .drove down the castlereagh road and through loopland to the cregagh road. Massive new tescos on the road at loopland. Sad to see the apartments have appeared at the back of the chapel. Funny how small the whole area seems to be forty to fifty years after ye thought it was your whole world.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 04, 2012, 06:21:41 PM
Yeah jr56 often over in the east,and your right,it seems small,but I suppose when your young the world looks different,I wonder who's  idea it was too build houses in the grounds of the chapel,can anyone remember  the shop on the Woodstock. Rd it sold everything. Including  canes that use to hang outside,dick treacey  was a very good customer.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 06, 2012, 11:55:56 AM
yeah marty1953 , i vaguely do remember that shop that sold the canes and yer right dick treacy must have had an account there!
Did youse have a dog that used to disappear for ages and then turn up again.....maybe it rode the buses or something ? i might be gettin mixed up in memory....whatever became of the stewarts who lived next door to you ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 06, 2012, 01:28:52 PM
yeah jr 56 ,the dog you refered to was the one and only :rex:,he waited outside dowds house at the bend on clonduff dr everyday,when i was at st ants,got knocked down and died,jock stewart died 3 or 4 years ago,think helen his daughter lives in harrowgate st, do you remember mrs stewart. any news on joe davidson.was speaking to murt,who was married to eileen,he hadt heard anything
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 06, 2012, 11:40:27 PM
yeah marty1953 , i think i remember mrs stewart dying...maybe bout 67-68 ? no marty i havent heard anything further about Joe Davidson , i must ask the brother. I dont think ive ever met eileen since we got purged. Met murt on the ormeau road bout seven years ago.....a born comanche ! :haha:
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 07, 2012, 09:20:30 AM
There was a guy who went to gussies, I think he lived off Clonduff Drive, Freddie Toland was his name, I think he joined the paras. Any one remember him ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on November 07, 2012, 12:12:02 PM
yeah road hog remember freddy well, i think he did join the paras,but havent heard bout him since i left gussies.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 07, 2012, 04:20:49 PM
Hello road hog, knew Fred  toland well,yeah he joined the infamous parachute regiment,along with two brothers who lived across the road from him,john, and Thomas  Martin,someone else joined from the estate ,jr 56 can you recall who he was? Someone told me Fred  and john martin served in Ardoyne  and stopped Noel Fitzpatrick at a checkpoint one night,apparently  Noel fitz (not the name everyone  called him) told them were to go.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 07, 2012, 04:29:12 PM
Just looking back on the thread about the guy who did the 11+ early. If memory serves me right someone did pass it when they were about 8. With a bit of a fight they got him into St Malachys and he had O levels and A levels all done by the time he was 15 ! But the university refused to take him until he was 18. Rumour had it that he went off the rails and ended up in England. Always wondered whatever happened to him and was his life a success
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 07, 2012, 11:27:19 PM
Hey marty1953 , yeah i remember freddie and the two martins who lived across the street...i think they all joined the paras about 1970-71  .so ironic as the martins were close blood relations of Sean Martin of short strand legend !
 Hey Marcas the guy you mention was Oliver Goldsmith who was st ants royalty though before my day. His name and achievements were often rolled out to us in a " any of you boys can be a OLIVER GOLDSMITH if you work hard enough " way....wish i had a quid for everytime something similar has been said to me.
  About 4 years ago i was at a prize giving night in st malachys and the main speaker was MARTIN O NEILL and he mentioned Oliver in his reminisce about boarding days in st malachys  ....like yourself , i woulnt mind knowing his story and what became of him.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 07, 2012, 11:34:55 PM
hey marty1953 , i think the other guy who joined up at that time was a wee guy called davy ashwood.....a sound enough wee bloke from what i remember.....think he only stuck it about a year.....asked the brother about joe davidson , he said joe was diagnosed about 7 years ago but doesnt know much else.....was joe a spurs supporter ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 08, 2012, 12:30:33 AM
Yeah jr 56, joe was a yid,joe and me went down  to Bangor  and  considered joining a spurs supporters  club, in those days Bangor, was still a place  people went  on their  hols, give it up as a bad job.,think john martin made sergeant  in the brave paras,Thomas  bought him self out then joined up again,after he got blew out by some flossie lol.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 08, 2012, 12:44:51 AM
Re Oliver  goldsmith. Just googled  him,don't. Know if its the same person but a death  notice is there for  October  12/13 for this year, can't. Recall the name at all.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 08, 2012, 09:07:02 AM
Just looking back on the thread about the guy who did the 11+ early. If memory serves me right someone did pass it when they were about 8. With a bit of a fight they got him into St Malachys and he had O levels and A levels all done by the time he was 15 ! But the university refused to take him until he was 18. Rumour had it that he went off the rails and ended up in England. Always wondered whatever happened to him and was his life a success
Marcas,there is a brother of an infamous man who hailed from the short strand, who did his 11+ early and passed it.
He would have been 9 or 10 at the time. He went to St Mals. Did O levels not sure about A levels. So there was more than 1 bright spark out there.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 08, 2012, 09:10:09 AM
Hello road hog, knew Fred  toland well,yeah he joined the infamous parachute regiment,along with two brothers who lived across the road from him,john, and Thomas  Martin,someone else joined from the estate ,jr 56 can you recall who he was? Someone told me Fred  and john martin served in Ardoyne  and stopped Noel Fitzpatrick at a checkpoint one night,apparently  Noel fitz (not the name everyone  called him) told them were to go.
Marty, I think I remember Noel Fitzpatrick. Did he marry a girl from the strand?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 08, 2012, 10:44:19 AM
Yeah road hog,Noel  married  Kathleen  Leonard ,who died some years ago.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 08, 2012, 01:10:32 PM
Marty, I knew Kate well. God love her she was a tortured soul. Drugs etc: I would think Noel hadnt an easy time with her, is he still around?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 08, 2012, 01:36:41 PM
Yeah road hog, Noel. Is livening  in t brook/ areema ,did kate have a brother called Freddie  he was murdered up un rush park in the seventies ,someone else died in the same attack,out doing a days work,some day the truth will come out about these murder gangs,in many ways the  catholic people were subjected  to murder,discrimination,no vote,just as the African /Americans where treated  in the deep  south.right have had my rant must go.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 08, 2012, 06:22:46 PM
marty, Im not sure if Freddie was her brother,but I know she had a abrother in England, where she spent some time. I think thats where the drugs problem originated. Such a pity.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 08, 2012, 10:38:54 PM
Just another name from school days has popped into my head. John Hill from Mayfair Ave, think he went on to become a teacher. Dont no if the family managed to hold on up there or moved to pastures new in the 70's. What about Sunday Mass ? If it was Father Fullerton you were in and out in half an hour but if you miscalculated and Father Courtney was on then it was hours or so it seemed  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 08, 2012, 11:29:55 PM
Kathleens brother John lives in twinbrook as well as noel , its true Kathleen didnt have agood life. One of the Hills that lived in mayfair was in my year at st ants...Kevin. Yer right about mass marcas...if father courtney was officiating it was like waiting on a release date.....by the time ye heard " the mass is ended "  ye needed another haircut. ::)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 11, 2012, 10:12:27 AM
after leaving east belfast to settle wherever it was. how did you settle  in ?
 for me having stayed with relations in north belfast we moved to craigavon. rathmore estate and god was it a completly differant environment. no more looking over your shoulder each time you went out the door. been chased for your life. plus a newly build house with all that goes with it. the open spaces and the school was completly differant to that [censored] hole called gusties. with so many belfast folk living there you could keep up to date with what alot of old mates were doing living etc. in fact a guy from the markets who was in my class at gusties was one of the first people i ran into. still missed the old town but went down quite often as all my relations still lived down there. didnt miss the hassle of the east mind you.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 11, 2012, 11:15:30 AM
Re the Leonard's ,asked my better half who hails from the short strand(Vulcan  st/Thompson  st) Freddie  Leonard was not related to Kathleen ,tho it turns out he also had a sister of the same name.we moved to blacks road was tricky enough at times,our house backed on to a loyalist  estate and we got the back window  broken  4/5 times,then the executive  put wire grills on,the cassidys who lived facing blacks road where attacked on  a regular  basis ,the local kkk didt like the fact the cassidys where a large family and had four sons.but a part from that I spent a lot of my time in twinbrook,I had been in London  for  six mts and the family had moved to blacks rd,bit of a shock to see British  soldiers  out on the streets and how they  stopped,abused ,raided houses , all very different from anything I had known.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 11, 2012, 11:38:59 AM
Re the Leonard's ,asked my better half who hails from the short strand(Vulcan  st/Thompson  st) Freddie  Leonard was not related to Kathleen ,tho it turns out he also had a sister of the same name.we moved to blacks road was tricky enough at times,our house backed on to a loyalist  estate and we got the back window  broken  4/5 times,then the executive  put wire grills on,the cassidys who lived facing blacks road where attacked on  a regular  basis ,the local kkk didt like the fact the cassidys where a large family and had four sons.but a part from that I spent a lot of my time in twinbrook,I had been in London  for  six mts and the family had moved to blacks rd,bit of a shock to see British  soldiers  out on the streets and how they  stopped,abused ,raided houses , all very different from anything I had known.

we could have moved to twinbrook. we was up looking at houses there. friend of me dad had moved there from donegal pass and had a house lined up facing a school as far as i remember. twinbrook had the same feel as the estates in craigavon back in the day. only nearer to belfast. plent from the parish moved to twinbrook thats for sure.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 11, 2012, 05:03:14 PM
Re the Leonard's ,asked my better half who hails from the short strand(Vulcan  st/Thompson  st) Freddie  Leonard was not related to Kathleen ,tho it turns out he also had a sister of the same name.we moved to blacks road was tricky enough at times,our house backed on to a loyalist  estate and we got the back window  broken  4/5 times,then the executive  put wire grills on,the cassidys who lived facing blacks road where attacked on  a regular  basis ,the local kkk didt like the fact the cassidys where a large family and had four sons.but a part from that I spent a lot of my time in twinbrook,I had been in London  for  six mts and the family had moved to blacks rd,bit of a shock to see British  soldiers  out on the streets and how they  stopped,abused ,raided houses , all very different from anything I had known.
If you dont mind me asking marty, who is your wife. Send me a pm .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 11, 2012, 11:57:43 PM
Roadhog, this is Marty's wife Anne, can't believe this, memory lane, me growing up in Markets I can clearly see you all, Aunt Aggie Uncle Joe are precious to me and many family members, you and Margaret are on the list
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 12, 2012, 04:08:16 PM
Marty, I went to St Mattews with a boy from Clonduff drive named Gerard Kelly, did you know him. I cant say for sure if he went to gussies, my mind goes blank at times.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: margaret rose maguire on November 12, 2012, 09:03:16 PM
Does anyone remember Margaret Wilson or Margaret Rose Maguire ? Attended St. Anthonys in 1950s .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 12, 2012, 11:23:16 PM
Hey roadhog , i remember gerard kelly , marty 53 will too. They left clonduff and moved to twinbrook like so many others . i know that he became a firefighter and apparently took some sort of a breakdown as a result of what he witnessed doing his job. i think i heard that he died recently....heart attack i think. he had been living near lisburn.
 Hey margaret rose , whereabouts did you and margaret wilson live ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 13, 2012, 10:29:47 AM
olelad did you know  gerry mc mahon who moved to c/avon
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 13, 2012, 01:06:58 PM
olelad did you know  gerry mc mahon who moved to c/avon

dont know gerry but knew paul. they lived across the rd from me for a while when they moved from the strand to the woodstock. moved to twinbrook from there.

bit of a long a long shot but there was aguy who went 2 gusties who lived in euston st near 2 were it meets ardgowen st. would have left st anthonys around 68 sure he moved to twinbrook. longest fair hair. ring any bells as i cant put a name to him !?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 13, 2012, 02:29:53 PM
yeah olelad they lived in ogilive st , near my sister,gerry is pauls older brother.was  in the same class as me in gusties,great footballer the mc mahons lived beside the oval and had to leave there also.the guy with the fair hair might be emmanuel collins
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 13, 2012, 03:03:54 PM
yeah olelad they lived in ogilive st , near my sister,gerry is pauls older brother.was  in the same class as me in gusties,great footballer the mc mahons lived beside the oval and had to leave there also.the guy with the fair hair might be emmanuel collins

not the collins. they lived in portallio st. brian was in same class as me. think they also moved to twinbrook. at times i think we was the only ones in the east who didnt move to twinbrook :D didnt realise the mchaons lived of the newtownards rd .

did u know any of the taylors who lived on the woodstock or the walls ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 13, 2012, 03:14:29 PM
hi olelad ,the mc mahons lived in parkgate parade,the taylors lived on the woodstock rd,near oglive st,are you talking about alex wall?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 13, 2012, 03:18:36 PM
hi olelad ,the mc mahons lived in parkgate parade,the taylors lived on the woodstock rd,near oglive st,are you talking about alex wall?

i am indeed m8. the taylors and walls lived on thev woodstock. i knew mark taylor and alex wall although not that well. both were older than me. taylors moved to bangor and god knows were after that. walls moved to co down.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 13, 2012, 04:02:54 PM
alex wall was in my class in st ants.....the guy who lived in euston st direction might have been gerard braiden maybe.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 13, 2012, 04:55:13 PM
alex wall was in my class in st ants.....the guy who lived in euston st direction might have been gerard braiden maybe.

jr only just dawned on me that the two of us was only 2 years apart at st anthonys.
as for this guy from euston st the only thing im sure of is that he lived there and there wasnt 2 many catholic familys which lived on the street. i think he was in the year above me which ment he would have been the year below you and i believe he moved to twinbrook. that name gerard braiden doesnt ring any bells do u know did he move to twinbrook if he did its probably the same guy.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on November 13, 2012, 05:00:21 PM
the guy who lived in euston st direction might have been gerard braiden maybe.
Did the Braidens not live in Willowfield Crescent?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on November 13, 2012, 05:02:32 PM
Does anyone remember Margaret Wilson or Margaret Rose Maguire ? Attended St. Anthonys in 1950s .
Hi Margaret Rose, do you remember Kathleen Howard, Colette Coulter, Eileen Williamson, Rosemary O'Connor (me) from the same era as yourself?? ??? ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 13, 2012, 05:14:38 PM
 
Did the Braidens not live in Willowfield Crescent?

the name is only just registering with me now. not sure wot st but think it was around the chapel. did some of them have anything to do with the chapel ? cant picture any of them at all.

the gunns was another catholic family i remember. jimmy was in the year below me. they lived of the cregagh rd.

problem some times is i can comvince meself i know something when in fact im well of the mark  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 13, 2012, 05:17:25 PM
I knew Gerry Kelly. He worked in the Tax Office for a while then joined the Fire Service. Dont know how long he was there or his reasons for leaving but he ended up working for Eagle Taxis in Andytown. Hadnt been driving that long when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Said he was going to keep on working as long as possible even though he knew it was terminal. Would have been in his early fifties and very sad.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on November 13, 2012, 05:29:59 PM

the name is only just registering with me now. not sure wot st but think it was around the chapel. did some of them have anything to do with the chapel ? cant picture any of them at all. the gunns was another catholic family i remember. jimmy was in the year below me. they lived of the cregagh rd.

problem some times is i can comvince meself i know something when in fact im well of the mark  :D

Yes, I went to school with Maureen Braiden and know she had brothers and they def lived in the Crescent.  I think her Dad was a trader in the market??  The Gunns also lived in Willowfield Crescent.  Mrs Gunn was ill for a long many years and died about 10 years ago but Mr Gunn (Paddy) is still alive, though in a nursing home.  One of the sons brings him to Mass some Sundays, but I don't know which son (think there were two).
 
Don't I know it T, the old memory ain't what it used to be (I wish I hadn't signed up for this old age now)  :( :(
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 13, 2012, 05:53:37 PM
I just about remember Gerard Braiden but what i really do remember is that he had a gorgeous sister. The Walls got a bad time. The Loyalists broke in through the front door on the Woodstock and there was hand to hand fighting right through the house. From the hall to living room, the kitchen and ended up trapped in the yard. Thought they were all going to die when the police arrived at the last minute. They just abandoned the house, jumped in the car and drove towards the Kircubbin area. Found an empty cottage without elec and not even sure if there was running water and moved in. Family were traumatised for years afterward
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 13, 2012, 06:07:11 PM
olelad did you know  gerry mc mahon who moved to c/avon
Marty,although I lived in Lurgan, I used to see Gerry from time to time. Cracking footballer. I havent seen him in many years, may be hes left craigavon.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 13, 2012, 06:29:25 PM
Hi marcas,gerald braiden sister was called Patricia  she died 5/6 years ago,worked with her older sister in delorean,very sad about Gerry Kelly hadt seen him in years.road hog if you go on the st augustines forum you can view a great photo of Gerry at solitude when gusties won the schools cup.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 13, 2012, 06:44:56 PM
I just about remember Gerard Braiden but what i really do remember is that he had a gorgeous sister. The Walls got a bad time. The Loyalists broke in through the front door on the Woodstock and there was hand to hand fighting right through the house. From the hall to living room, the kitchen and ended up trapped in the yard. Thought they were all going to die when the police arrived at the last minute. They just abandoned the house, jumped in the car and drove towards the Kircubbin area. Found an empty cottage without elec and not even sure if there was running water and moved in. Family were traumatised for years afterward

the walls hadnt long moved into that house as they lived up of the creagah rd . willowhomle gardens ? just b4 the ambassador. think alex may have knocked around with danny boyd for a while. think the taylors lived next door to them. the taylors sold carpets and may have opened a shop when they moved to bangor.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 13, 2012, 06:45:56 PM
Marty,although I lived in Lurgan, I used to see Gerry from time to time. Cracking footballer. I havent seen him in many years, may be hes left craigavon.

still in craigavon as far as i know.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 13, 2012, 06:48:59 PM

Don't I know it T, the old memory ain't what it used to be (I wish I hadn't signed up for this old age now)  :( :(

dont think were doing to bad as we keep coming up with so many differant memorys. life in the old dogs yet  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 13, 2012, 09:34:06 PM
Anybody remember jimmy Darby ,I. Remember  him always puffing his cheeks out and genuflecting ,where did he end up,also the famous barber jimmy burns.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 13, 2012, 10:28:00 PM
Anybody remember jimmy Darby ,I. Remember  him always puffing his cheeks out and genuflecting ,where did he end up,also the famous barber jimmy burns.

got me hair cut in  jimmy burns many a time and remember darby. jimmy was from short strand. not sure what became of either.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 13, 2012, 10:49:49 PM
Rose is right about the braidens as gerard does have a sister called maureen. I was talking to maureens husband brian outside the busybee two days ago. The da was a market trader and so is gerard.  Patricia was a beautiful girl and a beautiful person she married a good bloke from the strand..Peter Stratton . always thought they lived around the portallo street direction.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 13, 2012, 11:31:40 PM
Confirmation night in St Anthonys almost 50 years ago. A cold dark night and the Chapel was badly lit at the best of times. But the mood was lifted when we blasted out Faith of Our Fathers ! We tried to take the roof of the place and i swear that my Uncle beside me grew 6 inches taller and a chest to match. Not politically correct to sing that now but good days
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on November 13, 2012, 11:43:02 PM
Anybody remember jimmy Darby ,I. Remember  him always puffing his cheeks out and genuflecting ,where did he end up.
Yea, Jimmy Derby died a couple of years ago.  He lived in Willowfield Drive with a guy who I think dominated and bullied him in the end.  This guy was a bit nuts and barricaded the house windows and doors so no light got in.  The Eucharistic Ministers used to call with Jimmy on Sunday after mass to bring him communion when he was no longer able to walk and then this guy barred them and wouldn't let anybody in.  At Jimmy's funeral this guy told Fr. Stephen there was to be no singing.  BUT, what did the St Anthony's Choir do? - well, we sang all his favourite hymns.  Your guy could do nothing about it and just glared back at us!!!!!!!  Hope Jimmy had the last laugh. I know he was a bit odd but he was a tortured old soul in the end, RIP.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on November 13, 2012, 11:46:30 PM
Not politically correct to sing that now but good days
Interesting.  Why is it not PC to sing that hymn any more Marcas??
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on November 14, 2012, 01:08:57 PM
Marcas - although I lived in St. Matthew's parish I made my Confirmation in St. Anthony's about 50 years ago - like you I can still remember the congregation sing 'Faith of our Fathers' at the end of the ceremony - it still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I think about it even after all these years.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 14, 2012, 01:19:19 PM
Yes Citybloke was rousing stuff alright. "In Spite of Dungeon, Fire and Sword". Just wasnt the same when i heard Bing Crosby sing it on You Tube. Anyway i havent heard it sung since. My kids and grandkids have never heard of it so maybe it was looked at as "divisive" and dropped as a hymn by the powers that be. Maybe someone out there can shine some light on the subject
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 14, 2012, 01:30:17 PM
a cracking hymn it is to.  i also remember it well. altogether now
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 14, 2012, 01:33:14 PM
jr do you remember the kellys, quikleys, taylors and rutherfords who all lived on the woodstock near oligive st ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 14, 2012, 01:49:25 PM
Hey olelad , i remember the kellys and the quigleys ...not sure about the rutherfords though the name soun ds familiar , dont remember the taylors. Do you remember people called McCartan who lived across the road from the chapel ( i think ) ?
    Does any one remember a family who lived lisnasharragh direction called massey ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 14, 2012, 02:02:49 PM
Hey olelad , i remember the kellys and the quigleys ...not sure about the rutherfords though the name soun ds familiar , dont remember the taylors. Do you remember people called McCartan who lived across the road from the chapel ( i think ) ?
    Does any one remember a family who lived lisnasharragh direction called massey ?

cant say i remember any mccartans. cant think of and catholics living on the main woodstock down that direction at all.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 14, 2012, 04:32:26 PM
oligive st was one of the few streets were catholics hung about in decent numbers. some of the guys you might remember who knocked around there.

tony rutherford. colin donnelly. robert semple. micky hunniford. joe kelly. tom kelly RIP. neil mccorry RIP. kerian quigley. damien mcbride. anthony mcbride.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 14, 2012, 04:33:44 PM
Jr56,I  recall that name(Massey ) did he live near paul woods and tommy mc bride,I think the mc cartans your talking about lived beside the braiden s ,was one of the girls called Kay?,where they related to the mc cartans who lived in clonduff.very harrowing story re:the walls family,maybe some day someone will publish a detailed account of the Catholics ,from east Belfast .willie Frazer might be interested. :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 14, 2012, 04:54:16 PM
oligive st was one of the few streets were catholics hung about in decent numbers. some of the guys you might remember who knocked around there.

tony rutherford. colin donnelly. robert semple. micky hunniford. joe kelly. tom kelly RIP. neil mccorry RIP. kerian quigley. damien mcbride. anthony mcbride.

 been chased and threatened by tartans and local street gangs which came our way was away of life after 69. handball games never got played to an end as you were sure to be attacked.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 14, 2012, 11:30:35 PM
yeah marty1953 , i reckon the masseys lived round the corner from paul and margaret woods. .i think one of the mccartan girls was called Gabrielle though i dont know if they were related to the clonduff clan. .i was talking to mary fullerton a few weeks ago and she asked me about this thread ( i had told her about it previously ) and how to get on it.....it would be good to hear a lot more of st ants experiences from a girls perspective.Rose is a font but a lonestar. If we could tempt a couple of the girls to cast their minds back it would open it right up. .any interest from any of your sisters marty? :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Lifesgood on November 15, 2012, 04:20:15 AM
 ;) Hi Jr56
 I remember the Joan & Mick McCartan, lived opposite St. A's - kids names - Peter, Brendan, Gabrielle, Oonah they had an older sister Deirdre who was a great friend of mine. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 15, 2012, 05:44:16 PM
;) Hi Jr56
 I remember the Joan & Mick McCartan, lived opposite St. A's - kids names - Peter, Brendan, Gabrielle, Oonah they had an older sister Deirdre who was a great friend of mine.

were did they move to ? across from the chapel was dr mellott
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 15, 2012, 06:25:01 PM
on a differant subject was the fact that so many owned there houses back in the day. came as a bit of a surprise tbh. must have been a real nightmare trying to sell up.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 15, 2012, 07:05:52 PM
on a differant subject was the fact that so many owned there houses back in the day. came as a bit of a surprise tbh. must have been a real nightmare trying to sell up.
Olelad, back in the day, the housing executive would have bought the house from you, in exceptional circumstances this would have happened. I know a few people who got the run from Ballyhackamore who availed of this scheme
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Lifesgood on November 15, 2012, 08:57:03 PM
Don't know where the McCartans moved too. They lived opp St A's in 1960 /61.  Deirdre married and moved to Lenadoon and sadly  i lost touch with her. Mick Maccartan was related to Macartan the bookies on the Falls road.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Lifesgood on November 15, 2012, 09:36:07 PM
Welcome to the forum Margaret Rose.  Hope you got my response.  Cheers. :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 15, 2012, 10:52:30 PM
i heard donkeys years ago that one of the McCartans had moved to lenadoon right enough and was married to or living with a guy called gogie who played in the wolfhoud  folk group....many a house the housing executive did nt buy and they were just either bricked up or more likely " occupied " for years and then a paltry compensation paid years later!
  Margaret Rose where did you hail from?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 15, 2012, 11:12:28 PM
Hey jr56,did the delaneys live near  paul woods,rem. two brothers and sister ,think the sister was called Patricia .olelad rem. the hunnifords well lived across the road  from  my sister,did Michael. Go to st malachys,my wife worked with his late sister,Geraldine rip,Michaels mother Molly was a lovely person despite been bedridden for years.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 15, 2012, 11:53:49 PM
dont think i remember the delaneys marty...whatever happened maurice stewart who was a teenage friend of the late eamon meighan?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Lifesgood on November 16, 2012, 07:35:18 AM
Hey this forum is testing my memory for sure - I just remembered there was another MacCartan girl called Dolores.  Tks for confirming about Deirdre Jr56.  I recall her partner was in a band.  Does anyone remember the Murray's from Kilbroney Bend?  I think Phyllis moved to Australia? Love to contact both the girls.  :) 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 16, 2012, 01:52:12 PM
Hey jr56,did the delaneys live near  paul woods,rem. two brothers and sister ,think the sister was called Patricia .olelad rem. the hunnifords well lived across the road  from  my sister,did Michael. Go to st malachys,my wife worked with his late sister,Geraldine rip,Michaels mother Molly was a lovely person despite been bedridden for years.

no micky went to gusties and in fact he posts on this forum so mick get posting again  :) knew geraldine rip she was a year older than me. she knocked around with peggy mccorry from ravenhill ave.

talking about woods anyone know the woods from cregagh estate ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: margaret rose maguire on November 16, 2012, 07:36:00 PM
Jr 56 .

I lived in Cregagh Estate .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 16, 2012, 08:26:40 PM
Hi lifesgood Robert  Murray  was in my class at gusties,very shy lad ,curly blond hair?did the mc envoy's live near the murrays
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 16, 2012, 11:11:57 PM
hey marty...re the delaneys...was one of the boys in the house called Graham ? Margaret Rose did you know maureen rooney or angela harvey ? did anybody know a cregagh guy called marty hume?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 16, 2012, 11:38:34 PM
Yeah jr56 one of the brothers was called Graeme ,think they lived near tommy mc bride,hey do you remember the Mormons  teaching us to play baseball lol, on the site of the Peter Robinson. Centre .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 17, 2012, 09:43:44 AM
was those murrays related to the murrays who lived of ravenhill ave ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 17, 2012, 01:17:20 PM
Harry Hart lining all the boys up in the school corridor. There were always one or two excuses, upset stomaches and stuff but for the rest of us it was the long march to Templemore Baths. What days ! The Cooler and changing boxes at the side of the pool and swimming classes. If you didnt have a towel or togs you could hire them out. No idea what those togs were made out of but once in the water it was like swimming with a breeze block tied round your waist. Maybe somebody will prove me wrong here but everybody in my class could swim and as far as i knew all the boys in the school around my time were swimmers. Was only when we moved out of the East and met so many people of my age group who couldnt swim. I thought it was the norm ! God Bless Harry Hart
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 17, 2012, 05:31:38 PM
Harry Hart lining all the boys up in the school corridor. There were always one or two excuses, upset stomaches and stuff but for the rest of us it was the long march to Templemore Baths. What days ! The Cooler and changing boxes at the side of the pool and swimming classes. If you didnt have a towel or togs you could hire them out. No idea what those togs were made out of but once in the water it was like swimming with a breeze block tied round your waist. Maybe somebody will prove me wrong here but everybody in my class could swim and as far as i knew all the boys in the school around my time were swimmers. Was only when we moved out of the East and met so many people of my age group who couldnt swim. I thought it was the norm ! God Bless Harry Hart

none swimmer here plus i knew afew other non swimmers in my class. you lot were made of harder stuff it seems  :D as for the late harry hart its all been said b4 a gentleman of the highest order. RIP. a privilege to have meet him at the reunion after all those years.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on November 17, 2012, 07:03:26 PM

none swimmer here plus i knew afew other non swimmers in my class. you lot were made of harder stuff it seems  :D as for the late harry hart its all been said b4 a gentleman of the highest order. RIP. a privilege to have meet him at the reunion after all those years.
You see olelad, you "up market" people had a choice in those days, to swim, or not to swim. If you were reared where I was, then you had no choice but to swim. It was the only time we got a bath :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 17, 2012, 10:33:58 PM
You see olelad, you "up market" people had a choice in those days, to swim, or not to swim. If you were reared where I was, then you had no choice but to swim. It was the only time we got a bath :D

i do remember going to templemore baths and hating every min of it. didnt do me any good  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 18, 2012, 03:22:26 PM
Hey marty1953 , yeah i know the delaney clan now ( it was trying to link them to st ants that threw me ) they used to live in tullyard way beside arlene boyce and then moved to carnamena , one of the houses that linked carnamena to the football pitch which is now the robinson centre. Do you remember the st ants soccer team playing there on saturday mornings ? the goalposts and nets were left in marks alley.....some of the team i remember were Joe Dowds , Pat Copeland , Kevin Maguire and Billy McAdorey.
  Great memories Marcas , the dander to templemore swimmers was like a day out.....i remember the swimming coach was a man with steel gray hair in a beebop style called Bobby Currie i think.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 19, 2012, 12:07:21 PM
just remembered the mormons marty , yer right , that was a bit of craic ! only problem was when they followed it up and started coming to your door wanting to take you to the cinema....my ma and da chased them.
    Do you remember the sunday school classes on the grass beside th wee wooden school at the very top end of clonduff? ?
They held them outside in the summer and we used to go with Kenneth Stewart and always sat beside the Nesbitts from tullyard way. When they asked questions they threw bars of frys cream
or packs of munchies to those who knew the answers and believe me those Nesbitt kids knew the scriptures better than paisley ! Anybody remember st ants boys called Wildy....one of them ( maybe joe ) was in my class and another ( anthony ) was in my brothers class.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 19, 2012, 12:59:06 PM
yeah jr 56,the walk from st ants to the baths was great craic,it never seemed to rain great memories,didt know that was st ants football team thought it was clonduff star?,the mormons got chased by my ma as well,they called one day , and i sent them to ma meighan belam and uproar took place,i can just see it now, sadie with her holy medals pined on to her,and giving the young mormons what for lol.remember uncle jackies meetings and if you got two questions right,a bar of chocolate laned inyour hand.asked the sisters to put a comment on.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 19, 2012, 03:23:45 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2vj74mw.jpg)

Trying to put a photo on of Templmore Baths. My first attempt so dont no how it will go.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 19, 2012, 03:52:40 PM
great photo marcas,when was that taken,whats with the bunting?,did they have two pools or was that ormo baths ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 19, 2012, 06:44:11 PM
Found the photo on another Forum thread. Have no idea when it was taken but dont remember the dolphins or the water as clean. You can actually see the tiles. I think Templmore is still operating as a leisure centre and one of the two original pools is still operating
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 19, 2012, 09:46:26 PM
Here is the class of 66 as I remember it at St Anthony's. and  what I know of them
Sean Duffy (me) schoolteacher
George Workman social worker
Eamonn Hughes P hd Univ. Lecturer
Keiran Lundy   Solicitor
Martin McN ally  Sales Rep.
jOHN mc Mahon (maxi) P hd  college lecturer
Maurice Brown  law -I think
Paul Kerr college lecturer
Paul Mc Glade (magic footballer) business man
FreD toland  British Army
John Martin British Army
John Rooney
Peter Rooney artist
? Diffin
Seamus Martin
Artie Reyhill
Tony Brennan
Manny Collins
John Wallace (deceased)
Eugene Quigley
Frankie Hawkins
Michael Kelly
Colin Ramsey
Jimmy Meighan
Gerard Cullen
   so many more- but memory is fallible. Hope people recognise a few names and it evokes a few memories.

can anyone add any names or remember any of this lot
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 19, 2012, 09:56:39 PM


talking of football matches i only remember our class playing 2 games harding ps stuffed us with brain collins our goalie been our busyist player pulling the ball out of the net every time harding attacked  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 19, 2012, 09:58:57 PM
class reg p7 69.
colin donnelly
robert semple
paul ohara
vincent weir
thomas mccullough
brian collins
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mcilhatton
tony rutherford
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle
francie rehill
tony mcloughlin
john marks
joesph rea
aiden corrigan
brian grant
geberial mcguigian
micky oneil
joe beattie
gerry christian
terrance dawson
paul gracey
desmond mulligan
kenny eccles
kevin mcanally
peter scott
billy mcmullan
brendan mullan
danny burns ?
martin halliday ?
 
33 names there. 2 at the end isnt 100%. we alway reckoned on about 35 or so in the class so there abouts.

heres our class im sure some youll remember. cant name all 11 on the team
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 19, 2012, 10:42:22 PM
Remember  one night walking a girl home,she was from the mounpottinger rd,and we stopped in the doorway of a large plumbers merchants,stood talking for a while,then the Woodstock. Tartan marched past the girl I was with put her arms round my neck ,so they couldn't. See my face,much to the amusement of, the rabble passing  by,I'm. Sure there was twenty  or so anybody
 Else have a close call with the tartan.think the shop was called marshalls at the top of the beers bridge road and Woodstock road,cheryvale st was at the other side,nowadays  it's used a  2 nd hand  car showroom.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 19, 2012, 11:23:05 PM
some photo marcas...belter ! the class of 66 that was posted was the product of a good memory.....though John Rooney , Tony Brennan have passed away and i think that Colm Ramsay may be gone also.
 Hey marty53 i laughed at you sendin the mormons to meighans....sadie would have gone through those boys for a shortcut !
Do you remember the Murrays who lived a couple of doors up from the Meighans..beside the Callaghans ? well the daughter Brenda now lives in finty mulhalls old house....what goes round comes round!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 21, 2012, 02:12:01 PM
was there a tartan gang in castlereagh estate ? and wasnt there an estate called downshire of the top of the cregagh ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 22, 2012, 06:40:22 PM
Yeah olelad,near the end some of the local [censored],started to wear tartan scarves,mr Elliot and his dog,Tanya  lol,anyone know stevie Crawford  from the  braniel,hey marcas talking of famous hymns ,what about hail glorious  st Patrick ,and sweet heart of Jesus ,kipper Kerr s voice booming out all over the chapel.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on November 23, 2012, 01:02:43 PM
Marty 1953,
I spent three years with Kipper Kerr in Manchester - I never knew he could sing -though maybe his voice 'booming out' doesn't imply singing!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 23, 2012, 01:10:21 PM
Hi city bloke  it was his father I was  talking about,was he welsh
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on November 23, 2012, 01:32:33 PM
Marty,
Not sure about his nationality - I know Bobby's dad owned a fish shop. I didn't know Bobby[ aka Robert/Kipper] before we met in Manchester in 1971 and only found out about his nickname many years later. I also met Bobby's brother Paul when he spent a few weeks with us in Manchester during his summer holidays from school. Bobby became a teacher and taught in Manchester for a few years and I think he then went to live in Canada - lost touch with him then.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on November 25, 2012, 12:51:02 PM
Was at a Play last night and bumped into Michael Quigley and his family. His younger bro Eugene is coming home from South Africa in a couple of weeks for a holiday. Wants to tour the old area and maybe meet up with a few of his old class mates. So theres a chance for someone to organize a day/night out. Remember the St Patricks days well and being able to come out the front doors of the Chapel afterwards !
Remember Anthony Wildy. His family had a Sweet Shop on the Ravenhill Rd. Met him a couple of years ago but never got a chance to find out what happened to his family and where they ended up. He is working in the bank now.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 26, 2012, 11:14:02 PM
Was at a Play last night and bumped into Michael Quigley and his family. His younger bro Eugene is coming home from South Africa in a couple of weeks for a holiday. Wants to tour the old area and maybe meet up with a few of his old class mates. So theres a chance for someone to organize a day/night out. Remember the St Patricks days well and being able to come out the front doors of the Chapel afterwards !
Remember Anthony Wildy. His family had a Sweet Shop on the Ravenhill Rd. Met him a couple of years ago but never got a chance to find out what happened to his family and where they ended up. He is working in the bank now.

count me in. if the date suits ill go
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on November 29, 2012, 12:22:04 AM
never knew the wildys had a shop. .though Anthony working in the bank sounds right my older brother said he had met him a couple of times in the a town branch of the northern .  Must have been Joseph was in our class.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: rusty on December 05, 2012, 11:50:25 PM
Hi Olelad , Id asked if anyone knew the Magees who lived in Ardenvohr Street until the early 70's . U where able to tell me Patricia was in in Canada and the rest moved to Banbridge, A friend of Johnnys called tucker contacted me on the forum to say hed been looking for johnny as theyd both been very good friends growin up but he moved away in 74 to and thyve lost touch. It would be great if u could help put them in touch with each other and Id luv to get in touch with Eileen Magee to. .Any info would be appreciated . My friend is a newbie and under the name Tommy Tucker, his name is Tommy Johnston.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 08, 2012, 04:42:51 PM
Hi Olelad , Id asked if anyone knew the Magees who lived in Ardenvohr Street until the early 70's . U where able to tell me Patricia was in in Canada and the rest moved to Banbridge, A friend of Johnnys called tucker contacted me on the forum to say hed been looking for johnny as theyd both been very good friends growin up but he moved away in 74 to and thyve lost touch. It would be great if u could help put them in touch with each other and Id luv to get in touch with Eileen Magee to. .Any info would be appreciated . My friend is a newbie and under the name Tommy Tucker, his name is Tommy Johnston.

check your pm  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Marcas on December 19, 2012, 10:20:25 AM
Meeting up with Michael and Eugene Quigley at 7 In Robinsons on Thurs night. Bit short notice i know but couldnt be helped. So if anybody fancies a beer will see you there.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: kraftcheese on December 19, 2012, 12:56:15 PM
Hey marty1953 , yeah i know the delaney clan now ( it was trying to link them to st ants that threw me ) they used to live in tullyard way beside arlene boyce and then moved to carnamena , one of the houses that linked carnamena to the football pitch which is now the robinson centre. Do you remember the st ants soccer team playing there on saturday mornings ? the goalposts and nets were left in marks alley.....some of the team i remember were Joe Dowds , Pat Copeland , Kevin Maguire and Billy McAdorey.
  Great memories Marcas , the dander to templemore swimmers was like a day out.....i remember the swimming coach was a man with steel gray hair in a beebop style called Bobby Currie i think.

It was Tommy Currie.  :)
I learned to swim at Templemore Ave.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 20, 2012, 10:26:23 PM
Meeting up with Michael and Eugene Quigley at 7 In Robinsons on Thurs night. Bit short notice i know but couldnt be helped. So if anybody fancies a beer will see you there.

only seeing this now so 2 late for me. hope u all have agreat night
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Ormo Man on December 21, 2012, 02:29:23 AM
Hi everyone. Not from this parish...my wife did and I see her brother Gabriel McGuigan mentioned.
I am trying to find an old mate Eddie Murray. The Murrays lived on the Woodstock and he had a heap of sisters and a brother Dermot.. Anyone remember them or know their whereabouts.
Happy Christmas everyone.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 21, 2012, 11:16:04 AM
Hi everyone. Not from this parish...my wife did and I see her brother Gabriel McGuigan mentioned.
I am trying to find an old mate Eddie Murray. The Murrays lived on the Woodstock and he had a heap of sisters and a brother Dermot.. Anyone remember them or know their whereabouts.
Happy Christmas everyone.

were on the woodstock did the murrays live m8 ? there was murrays i think who lived around ravenhill ave !?  as for gabriel mcguigan ravenhill ave ? good chance we may have been in the same class at st anthonys . a list of the class is here on the thread.
happy xmas and new year everyone
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Ormo Man on December 21, 2012, 11:39:42 PM
Thanks Olelad. Unfortunately I have been corrected (again  ;) ) by my wife. My mate Eddie Murray lived on the Castlereagh Road and not the Woodstock.
However I was right about my wifes brother Gabriel being in your class :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 22, 2012, 09:49:09 PM
Thanks Olelad. Unfortunately I have been corrected (again  ;) ) by my wife. My mate Eddie Murray lived on the Castlereagh Road and not the Woodstock.
However I was right about my wifes brother Gabriel being in your class :)

i remember the name murray been mentioned at the reunion. that murray lived in castlereagh st  ?

as for gabriel, wots hes at these days ? maybe you could show him this thread and maybe put afew names onto the class reg ? which were alway trying to update.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Ormo Man on December 22, 2012, 11:27:50 PM

i remember the name murray been mentioned at the reunion. that murray lived in castlereagh st  ?

as for gabriel, wots hes at these days ? maybe you could show him this thread and maybe put afew names onto the class reg ? which were alway trying to update.
I wonder would Eddie be the same person? If you get any further details ....let me know.
I am living in New Zealand now so only see Gabriel from time to time on returns. He is living in England now but will mention the thread to him..
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 25, 2012, 11:30:32 PM
I wonder would Eddie be the same person? If you get any further details ....let me know.
I am living in New Zealand now so only see Gabriel from time to time on returns. He is living in England now but will mention the thread to him..

ill try and get more info for you m8. the mcguigans if memory serves me right lived on the right hand side of ravenhill ave coming of the woodstock onto it ?  not sure if he went to gusties or not ? were did they move to from ravenhill ave ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Ormo Man on December 26, 2012, 02:40:31 AM

ill try and get more info for you m8. the mcguigans if memory serves me right lived on the right hand side of ravenhill ave coming of the woodstock onto it ?  not sure if he went to gusties or not ? were did they move to from ravenhill ave ?
Dead right re Ravenhill....and yes he went to Augustines. They moved to Newtownards (Ards) before England.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 26, 2012, 08:50:31 PM
Dead right re Ravenhill....and yes he went to Augustines. They moved to Newtownards (Ards) before England.

cheers m8. be interested in how many names hell remember from the old class and maybe add one or 2 to it. think were near or there abouts. funny thing is i cant remember gaberial meself. yet im bound to have known him. i only lived around the corner on the woodstock. knew the mccrorrys who lived across the street well plus colm coleman. there was also oreilly and murrays in our class from there. your wife may remember them ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 26, 2012, 08:59:33 PM
Might have few more names re St Anthony's boys 1969:
 
Michael O'Neil
Danny Burns
Brian Grant
 
can also confirm Gabe McGuigan was in the class!

just confirming gabe was in the class of 69
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 26, 2012, 09:22:36 PM
Hi everyone. Not from this parish...my wife did and I see her brother Gabriel McGuigan mentioned.
I am trying to find an old mate Eddie Murray. The Murrays lived on the Woodstock and he had a heap of sisters and a brother Dermot.. Anyone remember them or know their whereabouts.
Happy Christmas everyone.

ive just realised ive got oneil mixed up with murray. sorry about that ormo man. its a micky oneil who lived in castlereagh st.  what age would eddie murray be ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 28, 2012, 04:58:19 PM
marty heres a family you might remember from cragagh estate the woods. willie, tommy, john plus afew younger ones. think willie would be around your age.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on December 28, 2012, 05:36:14 PM
Hi olelad,can't recall the woods family from the cregagh est,remember paul woods but he lived in caramena ave,anyone go or hear about the get to gather  in robinsons 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on December 28, 2012, 05:54:02 PM
olelad, happy new year to ya. Do you remember a teacher at gussies, name of Donnelly, he taught English and sociality
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 28, 2012, 07:08:57 PM
olelad, happy new year to ya. Do you remember a teacher at gussies, name of Donnelly, he taught English and sociality

tbh im not sure as my memory is battered to bits . lol. i dont think so as i had miss muholland and brennan for english.  happy new year to you rh and the rest of the easties.

maybe well try for some sort of meet up in the crown bar in the new year. word of mouth sort of thing. anyone interested ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 28, 2012, 07:12:00 PM
Hi olelad,can't recall the woods family from the cregagh est,remember paul woods but he lived in caramena ave,anyone go or hear about the get to gather  in robinsons

no word back from marcas on the meet. bit sort notice for me to get down there. would like to have made it.  maybe well try to get a meet up in the new year. get as many down to the crown as possible
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on December 28, 2012, 07:21:03 PM

no word back from marcas on the meet. bit sort notice for me to get down there. would like to have made it.  maybe well try to get a meet up in the new year. get as many down to the crown as possible
olelad Im on for that, let me know mate in good time
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on December 28, 2012, 07:23:00 PM
Sorry olelad, Im sticking my neck out a bit, is the meet for St Anthonys guys only
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 28, 2012, 07:32:22 PM
Sorry olelad, Im sticking my neck out a bit, is the meet for St Anthonys guys only

your invited m8.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on December 28, 2012, 07:52:26 PM
Will you promise that yous St Anthonys guys will not pick on a soft wee St matthews boy
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 28, 2012, 07:54:27 PM
Will you promise that yous St Anthonys guys will not pick on a soft wee St matthews boy

as long as you keep getting the beers in youll be well looked after  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on December 30, 2012, 05:43:32 PM
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Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on December 30, 2012, 05:48:56 PM
Hi Roadhog did u see the pic I put up?its anne and your sister taken in Annette st
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on December 31, 2012, 07:28:15 AM
Hi Roadhog did u see the pic I put up?its anne and your sister taken in Annette st
No Marty it didnt come up. Maybe its my laptop, try again m8, I would love to see it so would my sister
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 02, 2013, 07:24:43 PM
marty i forgot to ask you is colin donnelly still up around twinbrook ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on January 02, 2013, 08:32:37 PM
 Hi Roadhog. Is that  Gary Donnellys younger brother,see Gary sometimes he walks about in rockabilly attire,not sure about colin.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 02, 2013, 10:01:12 PM
Hi Roadhog. Is that  Gary Donnellys younger brother,see Gary sometimes he walks about in rockabilly attire,not sure about colin.

yes colin is the younger
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on January 03, 2013, 04:09:21 PM
Not sure guys, the names Gary and Colin dont ring any bells with me, sorry
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on January 03, 2013, 04:13:12 PM
Hi Roadhog. ,they went too. St ants and lived in imperial  st off ravenhill ave,had a sister  ,Carole  and another brother stephen(rip)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on January 03, 2013, 04:21:18 PM
Marty your way off.This guy, Jim Donnelly taught English at gussies, he didnt attend the school
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on January 03, 2013, 04:25:47 PM
Sorry Roadhog,was replying too olelad about. Gary Donnelly.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 06, 2013, 08:09:02 PM
was down the east side today and went over to look at daddy winkers lane. as someone else said the park is gone and houses built. sad to see tbh. plenty og great memorys from there. gone but not forgotten.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on January 07, 2013, 12:13:12 AM
Hey Marty , big Gary Donnelly died a few years back....i think its Colin who runs about in the rockabilly gear....Carole still lives in thw estate. Happy new year to you all.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 07, 2013, 11:55:09 AM
Hey Marty , big Gary Donnelly died a few years back....i think its Colin who runs about in the rockabilly gear....Carole still lives in thw estate. Happy new year to you all.

hi jr. are you up for a meet in the new year ? were trying to maybe round up as many st ants as possible plus roadhog for afew drinks ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: jr56 on January 15, 2013, 12:58:58 PM
Hey Olelad , yeah id be up for a beer and a catch up , though weekends would be unsuitable for me.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 15, 2013, 11:03:49 PM
Hey Olelad , yeah id be up for a beer and a catch up , though weekends would be unsuitable for me.

dont think that would be a problem m8.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 02, 2013, 09:30:31 AM
funny how things come back to you and this one is no differant but does anyone remember a family of arabs from jordan i believe who moved into carlingford st or the houses behind there ? late 60s early 70 i reckon ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on February 03, 2013, 10:33:16 PM
hey,ARABS are ye smokin crack , lol best regards

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 04, 2013, 02:14:46 PM
hey,ARABS are ye smokin crack , lol best regards

here bell any idea whyen your coming over for afew pints with me and joe ? be good to have a chat after all these years.

those arabs lived of carlingford st m8. believe me they wasnt a pleasant bunch but that was many moons ago. sure someone will remember them ?  ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Patricia Magee on February 16, 2013, 10:21:59 AM

Hi this Patricia. My cousin Jean told me about this site today and said that Thomas Johnston was looking to get in touch with my brother, Johnny.  I thought I'd check out the site and was pleasantly surprised to see my name here. Curious to know who is looking for me and do I owe you money? lol
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Patricia Magee on February 16, 2013, 10:34:00 AM
patricia mageerusty link=topic=415.msg1276640#msg1276640 date=1354751425]
Hi Olelad , Id asked if anyone knew the Magees who lived in Ardenvohr Street until the early 70's . U where able to tell me Patricia was in in Canada and the rest moved to Banbridge, A friend of Johnnys called tucker contacted me on the forum to say hed been looking for johnny as theyd both been very good friends growin up but he moved away in 74 to and thyve lost touch. It would be great if u could help put them in touch with each other and Id luv to get in touch with Eileen Magee to. .Any info would be appreciated . My friend is a newbie and under the name Tommy Tucker, his name is Tommy Johnston.
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This is Patricia :) I'm wondering who olelad is and how he knows all our business lol
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 17, 2013, 10:34:16 PM
patricia mageerusty link=topic=415.msg1276640#msg1276640 date=1354751425]
Hi Olelad , Id asked if anyone knew the Magees who lived in Ardenvohr Street until the early 70's . U where able to tell me Patricia was in in Canada and the rest moved to Banbridge, A friend of Johnnys called tucker contacted me on the forum to say hed been looking for johnny as theyd both been very good friends growin up but he moved away in 74 to and thyve lost touch. It would be great if u could help put them in touch with each other and Id luv to get in touch with Eileen Magee to. .Any info would be appreciated . My friend is a newbie and under the name Tommy Tucker, his name is Tommy Johnston.

This is Patricia :) I'm wondering who olelad is and how he knows all our business lol

ill keep u guessing for a while longer  :D theres a network of ex easties knocking around all parts of the globe who keep in touch and pass on bits and bobs but nothing to much  :D good 2 c u posting on here :)
Title: I know a lot of these boys names I am the second left on the back Shaun montgome
Post by: Monty999 on March 15, 2013, 01:29:07 PM
Here is a photo of St A's boys taken around 1957, given me by John Howard who now lives in England.
 (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/JohnHSchoolPhoto.jpg)
John has tried to recall the names of his classmates:
 Back L to R:
? ;
 ? Montgomery:
Kevin Doherty I think;
? ;
Gerard Murray (went to St. Marys);
 Joe ?;
 ?;

Front L to R:
Fra McClean; (went to St Malachy's but died of heart attack in 70's);
Vincent Malough; (went to St Mary's - also died early)
George Gent; (RIP killed in car accident in USA)
John Boden;
? Benson; (lived in Jocelyn St)
? Fitzgerald; (lived Willowfield Parade)
John Howard;
? Colman;(two brothers, one called Eamon, think this was the younger)
Odran Flynn;
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Emerald_isleen on March 18, 2013, 11:10:17 AM

check your pm  :)
Hi, this is Eileen Magee :) I'm new to this so not really sure how it works...I lived in 40 Ardenvohr St with my sister May and Patricia and my big brother Johnny Magee.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on March 25, 2013, 05:00:07 PM
Quote from: Emerald_isleen link=topic=415.msg1335411
Hi, this is Eileen Magee I'm new to this so not really sure how it works...I lived in 40 Ardenvohr St with my sister May and Patricia and my big brother Johnny Magee.
Hi Eileen, I was probably way ahead of you at St A's, I was O'Connor and I lived in Ravenhill Avenue.  Glad to see you posting - we're short of females on this topic  :( :(
Title: Re: I do too
Post by: Rose8 on March 25, 2013, 05:23:57 PM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/75a102bf-4bf4-438c-a1d7-cf6403c5071c_zps63c2473b.jpg)
 
We've now got the full list of boys in this photo (provided by John Howard and Shaun Montgomery).   ???
 
Back Row: L to R: John Parks; Shaun Montgomery; Kevin Docherty; Brian Walker (Short Strand); Gerard Murray (Castlereagh Rd); Joe Dowds; Eamon Coleman (off Ravenhill Rd)
 
Front Row L to R:  Francis McClean RIP (Short Strand); Vincent Malough RIP (Carncaver Rd) Geordie Gent RIP; John Boden; Ernie Benson(Joyceln St); Bernard Fitzgerald (Willowfield Pde) John Howard; Brendan Coleman Odran Flynn
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on March 25, 2013, 06:13:00 PM
Well done Rose8 - great detective work!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 07, 2013, 07:49:21 PM
Knocked about with Gerard Braiden in the 60's, getting up to all kinds of mischief, and through him got to be pally with Pearsie McCrory of Ravenhill Avenue.
Mr. Braiden senior was a Linfield fan, as was Gerard -
The only Linfield fan in west Belfast !!
Very sorry to hear about Patricia - a girl so full of life, as I remember.
Lived for dancing and music in those days.

Willowfield in the rare old times.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 07, 2013, 09:22:41 PM
Looking back on those days,it's a bit sad,they never wanted us in the east and yet we still have fond memories ,would any one move back again  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 07, 2013, 09:28:28 PM
Knew gerald braiden,he never talked about football JR knew him what do you thimk,he had an older brother maybe it was him.,anyway c/!mon the [censored]/hens
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on April 08, 2013, 03:03:59 PM
Knew gerald braiden,he never talked about football JR knew him what do you thimk,he had an older brother maybe it was him.,anyway c/!mon the [censored]/hens

Older brother was Billy - like his Dad. I lived next door to them for many years in No. 19, and fine and decent neighbours they were too, despite the Dad supporting the Blues, an honest little man. ??Glens for the cup!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on April 08, 2013, 03:06:58 PM

Older brother was Billy - like his Dad. I lived next door to them for many years in No. 19, and fine and decent neighbours they were too, despite the Dad supporting the Blues, an honest little man. ??Glens for the cup!!

Sorry, I should have added the location to which I referred was Willowfield Crescent at St.Anthony's, not their later address.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 08, 2013, 08:32:14 PM
Billy Snr. made no secret of the fact that he was not from an RC background and that he supported the Blues.
Nevertheless a very decent, respectable and hardworking man.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 08, 2013, 08:44:54 PM
Could have been worse,he might have supported  man utd.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 13, 2013, 07:21:19 PM
Mickey O'Neill lived in Jocelyn Street.
He fought Paddy Graham, the Markets boxer for the Irish title.
Both of those boys could dig a bit !
Greg Brown was no competition.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 13, 2013, 07:33:44 PM
Paddy graham did doorman at the celebrity  club,mickey o' neill use too do the door at the ranch,he lived on the wynchurch rd,as for Greg brown he was the local bully.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 13, 2013, 08:28:48 PM
Marty,

He was more than a local bully.
He lived in Twinbrook , Divis Flats and Lower Ormeau in 1971/72 when sectarian murders were rife and civil unrest was at it's height.
Not bad for a boy from the Cregagh estate.
Some say he was an agent, informer and triggerman.
Read the entry for him in "Lost Lives" by David McKittrick et al.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 13, 2013, 09:57:51 PM
At  that time in the east he was,have the book he also worked in the hitcin post for a short ime,and lived in t - brook with a aunt off his wife
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 14, 2013, 07:09:08 PM
Speaking of Mickey O'Neill.

A couple of years ago I had reason to visit the old Legion hall in Montgomery Road on business.
Even grottier than in the "Ranch" days.
The old dance area at the front of the hall had been transformed into a lounge bar, of sorts, but the wee stage was still there.
The toilets were minging, as always, and the few windows that were not boarded up looked as if the glass had not been cleaned since Mungo Jerry were at Number 1.
Someone had the sense to knock it down and build a new hall.
Yet many a  good night was had in the "Ranch".
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 14, 2013, 10:29:37 PM
Looking back on those days,it's a bit sad,they never wanted us in the east and yet we still have fond memories ,would any one move back again  :)

not a chance marty. still have relations up in north belfast and while its alway great going up there its great leaving as well  :D been up the old manor many a time. some of us teamed up and took aday going around the place and clem ran into an old neighbour of his. one factor we found out was most of our rivals had gone else were as well.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 14, 2013, 10:30:59 PM
Mickey O'Neill lived in Jocelyn Street.
He fought Paddy Graham, the Markets boxer for the Irish title.
Both of those boys could dig a bit !
Greg Brown was no competition.

there was a paul oneill from jocelyn st any relation to mickey ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 14, 2013, 10:55:14 PM
Hello bjay,very good description  of the ranch,got very rough at times but for a time in the early  seventies ,it was the venue ,as a kid was a must especially  on a Monday night..spirit in the sky,Woodstock ,in the summer time ,ride a white swan,sugar,sugar,living in the past,alright now..great  days.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 16, 2013, 07:23:50 PM
Marty,

Ride a white swan - sounded so innocent then.
Nowadays it sounds like something you would get arrested for. :)
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on April 16, 2013, 07:46:20 PM
Marty, they were great songs, oh for the gift of youth
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 16, 2013, 08:13:01 PM
John Rooney from Kilbroney Bend introduced me to the delights of the " Ranch" -  Friday and Monday nights.
Saturday night was the Ultra Disco in Mount Merrion Avenue, or the Cregagh Youth Club Disco on Ladas Drive.
Sunday night was St. Bernadettes, with a guaranteed fight thrown as part of the admission fee !
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday was Rosario Youth Club on the Ormeau Road, or later St.Mary's Youth Club on Carolan Road.

No wonder very little homework was ever done in those days.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 16, 2013, 08:21:13 PM
Hi bjay you know john Rooney  was killed on the stewartstown rd,think it was a hit and run,think it was the night the hitchin post  opened.went too all the venues you mentioned .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on April 16, 2013, 08:22:52 PM
Bjay you had some social life, I could only get to st bernadets on a Sunday night.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 16, 2013, 08:39:37 PM
Hi bjay,Rosario hall was the worst for fights recall the strand& marketmen having a few disagreements,didt last because of the fights
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 16, 2013, 08:45:09 PM
John's brother Peter was a renowned artist who's most famous works were Napoleon and Henry VIII on the history classroom widow  :) ;) :D
Met Gerry a few years back - he was keeping well and fit looking.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: crossybelfast on April 16, 2013, 08:50:32 PM
As I said before on here I remember Peter well and he was a great artist good to hear he's doin well
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 26, 2013, 03:24:39 PM
Hi bjay,Rosario hall was the worst for fights recall the strand& marketmen having a few disagreements,didt last because of the fights

what era was that marty ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 26, 2013, 04:20:51 PM
Around 68/69. Didn't. Last long ,fighting outside  and in the hall,people bring in cheap wine( mundies ) ,then st Mary's on the carolan rd opened up,remember it had a huge wall round it,think a  teacher from gusties was murdered coming out off it,here olelad Derry, Armagh, Tyrone, have 5 sam maguires  between them,the famous red/black of Down have 5 on their own and might have sneaked a  sixth...An Dun Abu.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on April 26, 2013, 04:31:02 PM
marty, Armagh and Kerry have 37 between them  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on April 26, 2013, 04:32:59 PM
marty olelad, just to clarify a point, it was mundies and strongbow mixed ;)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: weirdo on April 26, 2013, 10:17:19 PM
Hi Olelad what about you mucker, posting on this site for the first time. Joe Kelly the youngest of the Kellys who lived at 389 Woodstock Road Micheal,Marie(RIP),Julia,Tom(RIP) in the 50s>70s  Our Granny lived number 5 Willowfield Drive (popes row). Callinans. hope someone remembers us have lots of photos from those days will post.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 27, 2013, 11:48:52 AM
Hi Olelad what about you mucker, posting on this site for the first time. Joe Kelly the youngest of the Kellys who lived at 389 Woodstock Road Micheal,Marie(RIP),Julia,Tom(RIP) in the 50s>70s  Our Granny lived number 5 Willowfield Drive (popes row). Callinans. hope someone remembers us have lots of photos from those days will post.

good 2 hear from u mucker. hopefully the bell will get back posting again. get the old gang together once again  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 27, 2013, 11:50:10 AM
marty olelad, just to clarify a point, it was mundies and strongbow mixed ;)

mundies was a old fav thats for sure back in the day. do they still make the stuff ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 27, 2013, 06:54:27 PM
Weirdo,  did the Taylors live near you on the Woodstock?  Remember Michael,Billy,Chris,Mark.  Their dad had a furniture shop on the Ormeau Road.  Heard they went to Bangor.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 27, 2013, 08:30:50 PM
Weirdo,  did the Taylors live near you on the Woodstock?  Remember Michael,Billy,Chris,Mark.  Their dad had a furniture shop on the Ormeau Road.  Heard they went to Bangor.

they went to bangor but god knows were after that ?! mark was ayear older than me but never really knew him that well. think there was at least one sister ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: weirdo on April 28, 2013, 07:44:12 PM
Weirdo,  did the Taylors live near you on the Woodstock?  Remember Michael,Billy,Chris,Mark.  Their dad had a furniture shop on the Ormeau Road.  Heard they went to Bangor.

Yes mate the taylors lived next door and the walls family lived the other side of us.dont remember them to well but my older brother does,they moved out overnight 1970/71 and we had to go in 1972. do remember them moving furniture around in the house all the time we never got to sleep lol.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 28, 2013, 08:24:14 PM
Weirdo,  1972?
That was good going.  Most never made it past August '71.  i remember the  Gusties school roll call in September '71- as the teacher called out a name the class would shout out in response   " Twinbrook , Flying Horse, Killough , Model Farm "  etc .  it seemed like half the school moved over the summer.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on April 28, 2013, 08:29:49 PM

mundies was a old fav thats for sure back in the day. do they still make the stuff ?
Dont know m8, I havent seen it in years
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 28, 2013, 08:36:31 PM
Weirdo,  1972?
That was good going.  Most never made it past August '71.  i remember the  Gusties school roll call in September '71- as the teacher called out a name the class would shout out in response   " Twinbrook , Flying Horse, Killough , Model Farm "  etc .  it seemed like half the school moved over the summer.

around our end of the parish  july 72 was the end of the road. as you say many had been put out b4 that.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on April 29, 2013, 01:31:26 PM
bj, my brother in law who lived in glendower st knocked about with billy braden,he said if you see him,ask him about the time he got caught drinking the communion wine,vinty mulhall found a button beloning too billy :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 29, 2013, 08:17:15 PM
Marty,  last met Gerard Braiden 10 years ago at a funeral.  Regrettably lost contact since.
Talking of drink, as you do,  we used to buy scrumpy in a wee off license down London Street/Road for 10p in new money,  in the days before decimalisation it was less than 2 shillings.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Homemaker mum on May 01, 2013, 02:46:31 AM
Hi I remember the Mc manus shop on the corner of Wilowfield Drive. I went about with Roseleen Mc manus?? Also Sister Bernadeena :-( still get nightmares she was awful awful!! I lived in Omeath Street.  :P Left Belfast in 1971
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: weirdo on May 01, 2013, 10:53:30 PM
Hi homemaker mum, remember the mcmanus shop well at the corner of willowfeild parade. was walking to school one morning and all their windows where spread with gun fire that would have been early 1972 we left soon after before we were next. do you have idea where they went. did you know by sisters maria and Julia Kelly ? told about the hard time Bernadene gave them
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 03, 2013, 03:52:09 PM
Hi I remember the Mc manus shop on the corner of Wilowfield Drive. I went about with Roseleen Mc manus?? Also Sister Bernadeena :-( still get nightmares she was awful awful!! I lived in Omeath Street.  :P Left Belfast in 1971

wasnt frankie hawkins from omeath st ? whatever became of him ?  hardly knew him that well as he was afew years older than me.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on May 04, 2013, 05:55:03 PM
Anyone remember Meli's chippy on Roseberry Road?  Amongst the very best chips available anywhere on the planet !  I seem to recall a Meli's in Cromac Square also.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: road hog on May 04, 2013, 06:31:30 PM
I remember the chippie in cromac square bjay
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 04, 2013, 08:22:44 PM
Anyone remember Meli's chippy on Roseberry Road?  Amongst the very best chips available anywhere on the planet !  I seem to recall a Meli's in Cromac Square also.

ritchies on the woodstock was a cracker
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on May 05, 2013, 11:35:55 AM
Was Ritchie's the one opposite Kipper Kerr's fish shop, and the Rex cinema?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on May 07, 2013, 02:13:23 PM
yes ritchies was across from the winkie,and another opposite ravenhill ave.?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on May 07, 2013, 03:45:41 PM
meli`s lived in ravenhill ave,corner house carlingford st.someone just told me the chippie facing ravenhill ave was called knowles chippy
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: smith19 on May 07, 2013, 10:46:33 PM
Hi I remember the Mc manus shop on the corner of Wilowfield Drive. I went about with Roseleen Mc manus?? Also Sister Bernadeena :-( still get nightmares she was awful awful!! I lived in Omeath Street.  :P Left Belfast in 1971
Sorry to be so smart but don't you mean Willowfield Parade?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on May 09, 2013, 08:22:40 PM
Marty,  did you ever go for your chips at the Red Rooster ??
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on May 09, 2013, 08:26:11 PM
Very rarely,a certain  sectarian gang ,used it as a meeting place
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on May 09, 2013, 08:36:12 PM
A few years back they built a bonfire at the top end of Dromore Street, right on top of a Phoenix gas pipe.   Blew the bejesus out of a Chinese take away shop on the Woodstock Road corner.
You couldn't make it up !!!

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 10, 2013, 10:38:01 PM
Very rarely,a certain  sectarian gang ,used it as a meeting place

marty the dromore st mob called themselfs after that bloody chippie . naff name  :D they had us on our toes many a time. must have been a nightmare for danny boyd living up there.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on May 11, 2013, 12:49:59 PM
My grandparents lived in Dromore Street up until the mid sixties - Thank God they didn't live there during the troubles!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on May 11, 2013, 01:27:59 PM
Olelad ,always thought the Woodstock. Tartan hung out there ,imagine the catholic  population,behaving in the same manner towards the Protestant  people,but I suppose nothing changes..read the headline  in today's  Irish news. .bigotry  and hatred ,naked sectarianism is THEIR  culture
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 11, 2013, 09:50:11 PM
Olelad ,always thought the Woodstock. Tartan hung out there ,imagine the catholic  population,behaving in the same manner towards the Protestant  people,but I suppose nothing changes..read the headline  in today's  Irish news. .bigotry  and hatred ,naked sectarianism is THEIR  culture

every bloody st back then had a gang. a mix of tartans and hanger ons i suppose. some streets were worst than others. dromore st and cregegh st been a pain in the [censored]. dromore st mob were a bit older than us but that never stopped them from chaseing us. the worst kicking i ever got was near there . in fact that wee street of the cregagh rd leading towards the bowling club in loopland. mob of them pulled me down and kicked the crap out of me, in fact afew tryed to drag me down a entery but some of the mob pulled them away (thank god)  and let me get away. battered and brusied maybe but alive and kicking.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on May 12, 2013, 06:32:26 PM
Hi swlradio..careful what you say about gusties.....have look at the threads. From last December ,some guy called Sj  wasn't. Happy when I give my reflections  on the school  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on May 12, 2013, 08:44:29 PM
Olelad,   Cregagh tartan were our great foe.   As luck would have it I never got a kicking.   If the odds were against us we ran, if not we got our retaliation in first.  Several good slappings were dished out to those miscreants, and methinks they were well deserved.   After 5 years of Gusties we were battle hardened  !!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 12, 2013, 09:27:53 PM
Olelad,   Cregagh tartan were our great foe.   As luck would have it I never got a kicking.   If the odds were against us we ran, if not we got our retaliation in first.  Several good slappings were dished out to those miscreants, and methinks they were well deserved.   After 5 years of Gusties we were battle hardened  !!

wot part of the manor was u from  ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on June 10, 2013, 09:30:18 PM
look stop all this chippie talk. id die for a pastie supper
best to all

ritchies on the woodstock was a cracker
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 11, 2013, 01:46:50 PM
look stop all this chippie talk. id die for a pastie supper
best to all

here m8 u alway liked your pastie suppers alright ! none to beat richies back in day. wrapped in the tele, if the vinegar didnt ruin the page you could read the day before headlines
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on June 25, 2013, 06:22:03 PM
on the main woodstock rd between tildarg st and olgivie st there lived a guy harry boyd although not sure if thats the correct  surname. anyone remember him ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on July 04, 2013, 12:44:10 AM
was given this pic recently and thought it would bring back some (good or bad) memories of the old chippy!!
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/photo_zpsa61482f9.jpg) (http://)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 04, 2013, 02:11:35 PM
was given this pic recently and thought it would bring back some (good or bad) memories of the old chippy!!
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff149/Rose8_2007/Forum/photo_zpsa61482f9.jpg) (http://)

nice one rose and welcome back. wonder wot year that snap was taken ? the chippy isnt how i remember it tbh. i remember well when it first opened around late 70/71 ? and tbh i though it was at the corner of daddy winkers lane and not looking as it does there. had it been done up differant ? funny but now that i see the photo i think the supermaket was on the corner and the chippy next but im confused  :D  one thing im not confused about is that its one chippy i want to no more than once if ever i did at all. agood kicking to match your fish supper was something you could do without !
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on July 05, 2013, 06:07:34 PM
wonder wot year that snap was taken ? the chippy isnt how i remember it tbh. i remember well when it first opened around late 70/71 ? and tbh i though it was at the corner of daddy [censored] lane and not looking as it does there. had it been done up differant ? funny but now that i see the photo i think the supermaket was on the corner and the chippy next but im confused  :D   

Och well Tony thats what happens when you get older  :(  things do tend to get a bit "hazy"  ??? ??? . I do believe when it opened that the supermarket (before Stewarts) was on the corner before it moved to its present site at Tesco and I think it would have been sometime in the later 70's as I know in 1974 Radio Rentals had a place there. Interestingly the Cancer Research Campaign shop is still there today and does a roaring business. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: kato087 on July 18, 2013, 05:32:42 PM
what a joy its been to find this site, so many memories from my child hood coming back,who am i ,im kathleen maguire i used to live in 17 willowfield drive and like so many other families we left suddenly in 1972 i am the eldest of 9 kids we went to st anthonys and i later went to st monicas ihave lost touch with everyone i knew as a child ,im sure i must know some of you as i recognise a lot of names
here are some random names and thoughts from the past does it ring any bells

CRILLYS AND MC CREADYS  NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOURS GERALDINE MCCREADY IS MY BROTHERS GODMOTHER ,I REMEMBER MOYA MCCREADY GETTING A LIFT HOME WITH A BAND I THINK IT WAS DAVE DEE DOZY ETC WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEATLES MR MCCREADY USED TO GIVE US MONEY FOR SWEETS AFTER MASS EVERY SUN
THE DAWSONS NO 9 VINCENT AND PEGGY AND ALL THEIR SONS AND THEIR ONLY DAUGHTER SUE WHO WAS A GREAT FRIEND
MARINA AND PHILIP WATSON THE WEIRS VINCENT BRIAN BETTY AND COLIN
THE CRAIGMILES LIVED IN THE BARRACKS
GORDONS CHEMIST ON THE CORNER
HUGH FINLAY AND HIS SISTERS TINY AND EILEEN
SISTER BERNADINA  A SADIST AND A TYRANT  WE COULDNT WEAR TROUSERS EVEN ON A SATURDAY SHE WOULD COME INTO YOUR HOUSE AND HIT YOU. SISTER MARY FRANCIS MY FIRST TEACHER
MCMANUSS SHOP  WILDYS SHOP WENT TO SCHOOL WITH PATRICIA
BRIAN GRANT I REMEMBER THE DAY HIS FAMILY MOVED INTO THE DRIVE
CLEMENT MCILHATTON HE TAUGHT ME AND SUE DAWSON HOW TO SMOKE
I REMEMBER A MAN ON A BIKE SELLING BLEACH
MARY AND PATRICIA MARTIN  TWINS
PATRICIA BARDON  SHE LOVED DANCING SHE ACTUALLY HAD TAP SHOES VERY POSH 
PHILOMENA MALLON  JOYCELYN STREET THE PHONE BOX AT THE TOP OF THE STREET
A LOVELY GIRL CAROLINE CANT REMEMBER HER SURNAME LIVED IN
WILLOWFIELD GARDENS
MARY SHORT  MOVED EITHER TO ARDOYNE OR ANDY TOWN
DADDY WINKERS LANE
SCHOOL TOUR TO CUSHENDALL
WE WERE ON SONGS OF PRAISE WITH THE BOYS FROM ST AGUSTINES FROM ROWALLEN GARDENS
LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU, IT MUST BE QUITE UNUSUAL FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on July 18, 2013, 07:11:25 PM
Knew a young lady named Josephine Maguire originally from that locality  :(
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Buckets on July 18, 2013, 10:35:41 PM
what a joy its been to find this site, so many memories from my child hood coming back,who am i ,im kathleen maguire i used to live in 17 willowfield drive and like so many other families we left suddenly in 1972 i am the eldest of 9 kids we went to st anthonys and i later went to st monicas ihave lost touch with everyone i knew as a child ,im sure i must know some of you as i recognise a lot of names
here are some random names and thoughts from the past does it ring any bells

CRILLYS AND MC CREADYS  NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOURS GERALDINE MCCREADY IS MY BROTHERS GODMOTHER ,I REMEMBER MOYA MCCREADY GETTING A LIFT HOME WITH A BAND I THINK IT WAS DAVE DEE DOZY ETC WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEATLES MR MCCREADY USED TO GIVE US MONEY FOR SWEETS AFTER MASS EVERY SUN
THE DAWSONS NO 9 VINCENT AND PEGGY AND ALL THEIR SONS AND THEIR ONLY DAUGHTER SUE WHO WAS A GREAT FRIEND
MARINA AND PHILIP WATSON THE WEIRS VINCENT BRIAN BETTY AND COLIN
THE CRAIGMILES LIVED IN THE BARRACKS
GORDONS CHEMIST ON THE CORNER
HUGH FINLAY AND HIS SISTERS TINY AND EILEEN
SISTER BERNADINA  A SADIST AND A TYRANT  WE COULDNT WEAR TROUSERS EVEN ON A SATURDAY SHE WOULD COME INTO YOUR HOUSE AND HIT YOU. SISTER MARY FRANCIS MY FIRST TEACHER
MCMANUSS SHOP  WILDYS SHOP WENT TO SCHOOL WITH PATRICIA
BRIAN GRANT I REMEMBER THE DAY HIS FAMILY MOVED INTO THE DRIVE
CLEMENT MCILHATTON HE TAUGHT ME AND SUE DAWSON HOW TO SMOKE
I REMEMBER A MAN ON A BIKE SELLING BLEACH
MARY AND PATRICIA MARTIN  TWINS
PATRICIA BARDON  SHE LOVED DANCING SHE ACTUALLY HAD TAP SHOES VERY POSH 
PHILOMENA MALLON  JOYCELYN STREET THE PHONE BOX AT THE TOP OF THE STREET
A LOVELY GIRL CAROLINE CANT REMEMBER HER SURNAME LIVED IN
WILLOWFIELD GARDENS
MARY SHORT  MOVED EITHER TO ARDOYNE OR ANDY TOWN
DADDY [censored] LANE
SCHOOL TOUR TO CUSHENDALL
WE WERE ON SONGS OF PRAISE WITH THE BOYS FROM ST AGUSTINES FROM ROWALLEN GARDENS
LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU, IT MUST BE QUITE UNUSUAL FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD

Yes, names ring bells,  my Grandmother Julia Callinan lived at no. 5 Willowfield drive, (until 1972) I used to go there a lot.
Mike. 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 18, 2013, 11:14:05 PM
what a joy its been to find this site, so many memories from my child hood coming back,who am i ,im kathleen maguire i used to live in 17 willowfield drive and like so many other families we left suddenly in 1972 i am the eldest of 9 kids we went to st anthonys and i later went to st monicas ihave lost touch with everyone i knew as a child ,im sure i must know some of you as i recognise a lot of names
here are some random names and thoughts from the past does it ring any bells

CRILLYS AND MC CREADYS  NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOURS GERALDINE MCCREADY IS MY BROTHERS GODMOTHER ,I REMEMBER MOYA MCCREADY GETTING A LIFT HOME WITH A BAND I THINK IT WAS DAVE DEE DOZY ETC WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEATLES MR MCCREADY USED TO GIVE US MONEY FOR SWEETS AFTER MASS EVERY SUN
THE DAWSONS NO 9 VINCENT AND PEGGY AND ALL THEIR SONS AND THEIR ONLY DAUGHTER SUE WHO WAS A GREAT FRIEND
MARINA AND PHILIP WATSON THE WEIRS VINCENT BRIAN BETTY AND COLIN
THE CRAIGMILES LIVED IN THE BARRACKS
GORDONS CHEMIST ON THE CORNER
HUGH FINLAY AND HIS SISTERS TINY AND EILEEN
SISTER BERNADINA  A SADIST AND A TYRANT  WE COULDNT WEAR TROUSERS EVEN ON A SATURDAY SHE WOULD COME INTO YOUR HOUSE AND HIT YOU. SISTER MARY FRANCIS MY FIRST TEACHER
MCMANUSS SHOP  WILDYS SHOP WENT TO SCHOOL WITH PATRICIA
BRIAN GRANT I REMEMBER THE DAY HIS FAMILY MOVED INTO THE DRIVE
CLEMENT MCILHATTON HE TAUGHT ME AND SUE DAWSON HOW TO SMOKE
I REMEMBER A MAN ON A BIKE SELLING BLEACH
MARY AND PATRICIA MARTIN  TWINS
PATRICIA BARDON  SHE LOVED DANCING SHE ACTUALLY HAD TAP SHOES VERY POSH 
PHILOMENA MALLON  JOYCELYN STREET THE PHONE BOX AT THE TOP OF THE STREET
A LOVELY GIRL CAROLINE CANT REMEMBER HER SURNAME LIVED IN
WILLOWFIELD GARDENS
MARY SHORT  MOVED EITHER TO ARDOYNE OR ANDY TOWN
DADDY [censored] LANE
SCHOOL TOUR TO CUSHENDALL
WE WERE ON SONGS OF PRAISE WITH THE BOYS FROM ST AGUSTINES FROM ROWALLEN GARDENS
LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU, IT MUST BE QUITE UNUSUAL FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD

know a lot of the names mentioned there.  good old clem champion smoker  :D  clem posts on here from time 2 time.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on July 20, 2013, 04:20:06 PM
I recall Joe Mallon, Jocelyn Street, from St.Augustines.  One of the Dawson boys started 'Gusties at the same time, 1967.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Geoff Watters on August 09, 2013, 06:51:22 AM
Just looking back on the thread about the guy who did the 11+ early. If memory serves me right someone did pass it when they were about 8. With a bit of a fight they got him into St Malachys and he had O levels and A levels all done by the time he was 15 ! But the university refused to take him until he was 18. Rumour had it that he went off the rails and ended up in England. Always wondered whatever happened to him and was his life a success
That might be me . . . I was at St Anthony's from 1958 to 1963 and left at the ripe old age of 8 to go to St Malachy's.  I'm Geoffrey Watters and we lived at 70 Willowfield Gardens, across from St Anthony's. All five of us went to primary school there -- Margaret, John, me, Eamonn and Caroline. My sisters both remember Sister Bernadina as a bitch on wheels. I only remember her screaming at me one time when I went round to the girls' playground to retrieve a ball that had gone over the wall. Once was enough.
A big Thank You to olelad for keeping this thread going for so long.  I stumbled across it a few days ago and the memories it has brought back are priceless. I recognize quite a few names and all the places. We were told to leave in October 1972. My dad Gerry and Eamonn, then 15, packed what they could into the car and got out before being burned out. I was already away in London at university and missed all the fun. Apparently some gunmen burst into a neighbour's house and shot it up one Saturday night. They moved out the next morning, Dad and Eamonn the day after. Our Protestant neighbours just watched and said nothing. We had always been friendly with them all, but that didn't matter any more. I didn't go back to Belfast for about 10 years and have visited only a few times since.
I was at St Malachy's till 1971. I did my O-levels at 13 and they made me do them again at 14 to kill time since I couldn't have gone to college at 15 anyway. Then I took A-levels at 16. Still too young, so I went to Methody for a year and took them again. Finally got into King's College London at 17 where I got a degree in French and Latin, not exactly off the rails I hope! I was at Methody in Jan 1972 when Bloody Sunday happened and I remember the stony silence at school the day after (I was one of only three fenians in the place at the time). But at least the Methody uniform might have saved me a few kickings on the Woodstock Road that year.
I remember walking home from the city centre one night in 1972 (no buses because of a curfew) and finding a barricade of cars across Woodstock Road at My Lady's Road. East Belfast was a no-go area. One of the cars was my da's! The proud defenders of Ulster's freedom had taken it off him at gunpoint earlier that evening. They found a rosary in the glove compartment and had painted 'taig car' along one side of the car. I was standing there looking at it when my dad came along and suggested we just go home. Good advice! The surprise outcome was that a cop from the Willowfield Barracks recovered the car and had it cleaned up and returned intact.
That reminds me of the Kerrs who had the fish shop a few yards away from where that barricade was. I've seen a few mentions earlier, thought I'd add my memory of doing judo with Bobby at a youth club up the Shankill Road. I would have been too scared to go there on my own but I would have fancied my chances against all comers if I was on his team. He skipped a couple of belts and scared the crap out of the hard men up there. I think he went a bit too far when he threw a black belt off the mat when the guy was trying to demonstrate some move or other. Never dared to call him Kipper myself. His dad was the best singer in the chapel too, all the other male voices kind of faded out when he started to sing.
So I was born in 1954 and left in 1972, but the place has never left me in spite of the bitterness at being kicked out for no reason other than being Catholic. I never really realised how common that experience was in East Belfast, always thought the people of the Falls and Ardoyne had the worst of it. Glad to see the spirit in these pages is so positive, and hope to see many more posts in the future!
By the way that swimming teacher at Templemore Avenue was Aaron Currie.
And I just had the thought that many of the posters here probably sat in the same pew waiting to make their confessions on some Saturday morning forty odd years ago!
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on August 09, 2013, 03:42:49 PM
Geoff,   Methody has changed beyond recognition since your days there.   At times it is over 20% Catholic.       Same with Victoria College.  Inst takes pupils from the Falls and Markets, and BRA is full of Ardoyne kids.
Catholic children attending these type of schools scared the Bishops so much that they opened the biscuit tin and made money available to build a Catholic grammar school in South / East Belfast.
Aquinas Grammar School was built on the old St. Augustines site on the Ravenhill Road.  You may find this hard to believe but boys and girls share the same classroom nowadays.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Geoff Watters on August 09, 2013, 07:04:58 PM
Glad to hear it, bjay. I didn't mean to be critical of Methody, I found the people there very civilised and enjoyed my time there. It was just that day nobody seemed to know what to say to me, and what could they say? So it dawned on me that this 'troubles' thing was not going to blow over, and that leaving would be for the best. Then suddenly I had nothing to come back to. All my family had dispersed, even my da's pub was destroyed by a bomb (after he had sold it).
I'm happy to hear that segregated education is on the way out, the sooner the better. It always seemed so unnatural, as did the separate boys' and girls' schools.
When were you at St Anthony's?
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on August 09, 2013, 08:43:40 PM
Geoff,     Ravenhill Rd. was my stomping ground as a child so I went to school there - first St. Joseph's primary ( now St.Michael's which has replaced St. Anthony's as the East Belfast local primary school to a large extent) and then Rosario facing Cherryvale . However.  I chummed about with Gerard Braiden from Willowfield Crescent . He maybe was in your year?   I had loads of friends who went  St. Anthony's.
[size=78%] Young Kipper Kerr, the younger brother of Robert, was a contemporary at St. Augustines.[/size]
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Geoff Watters on August 09, 2013, 10:00:24 PM
I remember Gerard Braiden, specifically when -- must have been 1960 -- he asked me in the playground if I liked Kennedy or Nixon. Never having heard of either I answered Nixon and was rewarded with a punch in the guts. I think my sister Caroline might have bumped into him in Edinburgh in the seventies -- is that possible? Are you still in Belfast?  Did you know any McCartans? They lived directly opposite the chapel on Woodstock Road.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on August 11, 2013, 08:40:03 AM
Geoff,         McCartans lived at no.306  .  Suspect they left early 70's.  Braiden's went west.   Met Gerard at a funeral over 10 years ago.  I believe he lives in west Belfast still.   Don't see many folk from east Belfast much these day, occasionally one of the Fitzpatrick's who used to live in Ravenhill Gardens many years ago.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on August 13, 2013, 01:30:47 PM
good to see,so many catholics going  to state schools,after what happened to us in the east,yeah still have a soft spot for east belfast,talking to a fella from ballyhackamore hated his time there,and very bitter ,about the treatment melted out to him.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on August 13, 2013, 09:00:38 PM
 Ballyhackamore folk had a rough time.  There was a GAA club there until the 70's but it had to fold.  Some members went on to form Bredagh.  Nowadays it is a thriving club with as many as 300 young folk training in Cherryvale some Sundays.  It is an ill wind.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on August 18, 2013, 07:25:06 PM
good to see,so many catholics going  to state schools,after what happened to us in the east,yeah still have a soft spot for east belfast,talking to a fella from ballyhackamore hated his time there,and very bitter ,about the treatment melted out to him.

few of the guys who was at the reunion now live up in that area. never knew anyone who lived up there tbh.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on August 18, 2013, 09:21:52 PM
No have too admit,didnt  know anybody from there,this person went  to St Malachys and is a partner in a law firm,took a few kicking s ,was amazed that I had fond memories of the east
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on August 19, 2013, 07:47:37 PM
Ballyhack GAA played at Dundonald - the locals kept chopping their goalposts down.!!!    Some good sportsmen came from the area.  Mario and Tonino Crawford were at Gusties, Mario in the team that won the schools cup about ' 69.  Peter Shields played for Cliftonville, if I am not mistaken.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on August 19, 2013, 09:39:02 PM
Think it was martin shields ,was it eddie Conor  played for  c/ ville?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on August 19, 2013, 09:40:44 PM
how big an area is ballyhack ? were does it cover overall ? only been up at the chapel a couple of times. :-\
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on August 19, 2013, 10:07:04 PM
Just beyond the Hollywood Arches via the upper N/ards rd,past the Sandown rd,some people  class b/hack  right up to d/Donald village.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on August 19, 2013, 10:10:15 PM
Just beyond the Hollywood Arches via the upper N/ards rd,past the Sandown rd,some people  class b/hack  right up to d/Donald village.

cheers marty. big enough area.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on August 20, 2013, 09:12:52 PM
Martin Shields was an Ormeau Rd. man, a stalwart of Rosario football club,which once featured a young Martin O'Neill.  Eddie Connor lived in Walmer Street, Ormeau Road, (as did a young Brian Kennedy).
Peter Shields was a Ballyhack guy, a couple of years younger than the boys that won the schools cup..
Kieron Dowd the PE teacher got a number of 'Gusties boys training and playing with Cliftonville.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on August 20, 2013, 09:38:24 PM
Know martin well,was in my class at gusties,hadn't see him in years then our paths crossed when he was manager at Rosario( our  rivals) and I was with Aquinas .cant recall Peter shields ,they beat ash field at solitude ,you can go back on the site ,great pic of the team
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on August 20, 2013, 09:39:51 PM
Sorry the pic is on st augustines. Site
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on August 20, 2013, 10:04:33 PM
Hi bjay go to page 13 on the gusties. Site..team was Boyle,doran,Erne,o; Connell .cathcart.mc garrigle,McMahon,millen,Crawford,Connor,cardwell ,des Brennan
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on August 21, 2013, 05:03:14 PM
I recall most of the players - Boyle from the Strand , Dornan and Millen from the Markets, Erne from Annadale, McGarrigle and Connor from Ormeau Road, Brennan from Lisburn Road , Crawford from Ballyhack,
McMahon from Parkgate.  Think Cardwell was from that part of town as well.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on August 21, 2013, 05:37:05 PM
Jamesy cardwell was from Sydenham,one of the finest footballers I ever seen
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on August 21, 2013, 07:29:18 PM
Marty,
Wonder where Jamesie is now? 
Forgot to mention Martin Shields in my last post. Never knew O' Connell and Cathcart, to the best of my memory, which isn't great at my age. I ain't that young anymore.   Where were they from?

Herbie O'Reilly the geography teacher in Gustie's had a nephew at St. Malachy's. Martin O'Neill had just moved to Belfast from Kilrea and was looking for a club in the city to play for.  He was pointed in the direction of Rosario by Herbie's nephew, an Ormeau Rd. man,  and the rest is history.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on August 21, 2013, 09:28:01 PM
Cathcart was from the Braniel in east belfast,not sure about  O' Connell ,the Cathcarts  moved to. Twinbrook
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 12, 2013, 06:54:23 PM
was up the old parish the other day. while my daughter went about her business i went for a dander down daddy winkers lane castlereagh rd and back along loopland. not that far or long but brought back a load of memorys. heres one for yous on the castlereagh rd just at the bridge there was a scrap yard there down the wee lane. a hells angels club house stands there now. anyone remember the scrap yard and who ran it. it was there late 60s early 70s.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on September 12, 2013, 11:05:03 PM
Lived in clonduff dr,did you walk  from daddywinnkers lane from the Cregagh rd end to ladas dr end,can't recall any scrapyard Malone  rugby club in the middle,the playground beside Malone
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 13, 2013, 12:42:10 AM
Lived in clonduff dr,did you walk  from daddywinnkers lane from the Cregagh rd end to ladas dr end,can't recall any scrapyard Malone  rugby club in the middle,the playground beside Malone

funny enough marty i parked in the lane. yes i went down the lane the pk has gone. how many times i went there and played. i remember the flats been build plus malone rugby club setting there. we all went to a open day when they opened the club house. went down ladas dr and remembered the times we went down there to watch glentoran 2nds. then turned down castlereagh rd. at the bridge is the hells angles club house. thats were the scrap yard was.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on September 13, 2013, 10:24:14 AM
Hi olelad,was that scrapyard on the castlereagh rd,on the same side as  the big printing firm  Mc Gaw Stevenson& Orr,there is a large Tescos  store on site now
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on September 13, 2013, 10:34:53 AM
Hi Olelad am over in the east nearly every other week,recall the park well,getting chased by the tartan,went to Malone  a few times..live bands,and a disco....but got really rough,my daughter lives at the top of the Ormeau rd was over watching the Ireland  game in the parador,also a great Indian restaurant ,facing the psni station,the errigal inn,the big house (pavilion ) .see  some guys who went to gusties
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 13, 2013, 10:43:36 AM
Hi olelad,was that scrapyard on the castlereagh rd,on the same side as  the big printing firm  Mc Gaw Stevenson& Orr,there is a large Tescos  store on site now
[/quote

no marty it wasnt same side as tesco. the scrap yard was right beside the stream at daddy winkers. theres a wee bridge on the rd. the lane down to the yard ran from there. theres a hells angle club house there now m8. next time your up have a butchers.]
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on September 13, 2013, 08:16:07 PM
Marty,  do you recall the funfair down Daddy Winnker's Lane in the field opposite Malone.   Came around Halloween every year   dodgems, ,tombola, candy floss etc.?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on September 13, 2013, 08:32:29 PM
Yeah, there's  a club built there now,think its a cricket club,small bar,but very good,what  I remember better was the Bazaar in St Anthony's  Parochial hall at Christmas
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on September 13, 2013, 08:36:58 PM
Never fails too  amaze me even tho we were burnt out,shot at,people murdered,a lot of people have fond memories of the east
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: ronniecarleton on September 14, 2013, 05:34:20 PM
Right oh folks. It was nice to see the photographs of harry hart and Miss Kennedy the only two teachers from 1945 to the mid 50's
and I lived in number 9 Willowfield Drive ten yards from the school. I have still to know something about my father who no doubt is playing a harp somewhere seeing I am 72 now. So if anyone out there has any news of my father, his name was James or Jim Carleton and though he worked on the railways he lived in the Ballymena area and Belfast. I was born on the 5th of January 1941
and went to St Anthonys. Now about the school.Now not good memories of any sort except for the two fine teachers I mentioned above.  I lived with my grandmother Kilgannon in Willowfield and she was a mother to me.
For some reason I still do not know about I did not have any education at that school except for art and religion, the religion beaten into me by Miss McCarthy, Mr McManus the head master,  later Mr MaHall who was headteacher who used a leather strap and was brutal with it. In the end I stole that strap and threw it onto to the flat roof above the girls class room. So my education at that school was washing the boys toilets, picking crusts out of the play yard and taking them in a bucket to the local convent for the nuns hens, taking milk in bottles around the class rooms for students and in winter, stoaking the boiler with coke and under ground. When I left at 14 I was handed a blue card to say i had reached 7th Standard which was a lie of course because I could not read, write or do any form of maths. I knew meli, and the smiths, duffy, the Morgan brothers who I liked.
Though retied I have studied Forensic Anthopology in the past and archaeology as well as being a wildlife officer. So all in all by education started when I left school  ::)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on September 14, 2013, 06:18:00 PM
Wow Ronnie that is some story,yes some of the teachers,and teaching methods were cruel too say the least,vinty mulhall,dick treacey ,liked using the strap& cane,the school was a relic from the Victorian era.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on September 14, 2013, 10:11:31 PM
Never fails too  amaze me even tho we were burnt out,shot at,people murdered,a lot of people have fond memories of the east

my own opinion on the east or wherever you once lived is the memorys. like how many people spend there whole lives in the one area ?! not to many . people move for all loads of reasons. the thing we all have in common is the suddenest of been put out. no goodbyes fleeing for our lives. thats the big differance. like the place or not its were are childhood memorys lie. going to school for the first time. first fight. first fag, first kiss the list is endless those memorys we take with us forever. as i said that wee dander the other week sparked aload of memorys mostly good. im proud to be a belfast lad born north belfast but spend most of my time in the east.  :)
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Post by: marty1953 on September 14, 2013, 10:43:22 PM
Yeah I agree,have a lot of fond memories of the east,and still a soft spot for the glens,tho when I followed them they never flew the  union. Jack  in a corner of the pitch,but will probably end my days there,St  Bernadette's,the ranch,Malone,Rosario ,..great
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Post by: smith19 on September 16, 2013, 07:56:31 PM
Right oh folks. It was nice to see the photographs of harry hart and Miss Kennedy the only two teachers from 1945 to the mid 50's
and I lived in number 9 Willowfield Drive ten yards from the school. I have still to know something about my father who no doubt is playing a harp somewhere seeing I am 72 now. So if anyone out there has any news of my father, his name was James or Jim Carleton and though he worked on the railways he lived in the Ballymena area and Belfast. I was born on the 5th of January 1941
and went to St Anthonys. Now about the school.Now not good memories of any sort except for the two fine teachers I mentioned above.  I lived with my grandmother Kilgannon in Willowfield and she was a mother to me.
For some reason I still do not know about I did not have any education at that school except for art and religion, the religion beaten into me by Miss McCarthy, Mr McManus the head master,  later Mr MaHall who was headteacher who used a leather strap and was brutal with it. In the end I stole that strap and threw it onto to the flat roof above the girls class room. So my education at that school was washing the boys toilets, picking crusts out of the play yard and taking them in a bucket to the local convent for the nuns hens, taking milk in bottles around the class rooms for students and in winter, stoaking the boiler with coke and under ground. When I left at 14 I was handed a blue card to say i had reached 7th Standard which was a lie of course because I could not read, write or do any form of maths. I knew meli, and the smiths, duffy, the Morgan brothers who I liked.
Though retied I have studied Forensic Anthopology in the past and archaeology as well as being a wildlife officer. So all in all by education started when I left school  ::)

Well,well, well, then is this not a welcome cry from the past, and a past which coincides exactly with my own? I remember you well and you have admitted to and solved a mystery which eluded us for all these yerars. The sudden disappearance of Finty's leather strap. I can recall when he had it made and used it on us poor feeble pupils with great relish.   Those who you say you knew would include me in "the smiths" for there I was in 19 the Crescent and attended St.Anthony's during your years. I remember we always puzzled about yourself being called Carelton and living with Mr. and Mrs. Kilgannon. Did not your grandfather look after the plot of land behind the church where was built the parochial house and now built over with housing? I recall those days with great fondness, for Willowfield was a happy and contented place and thankfully we were of a time before The Troubles came upon us. You certainly had a rough time at the school and I would not have known that you were kept until you were 14. I hope life has been kind to you and you have been rewarded for your endeavours. So I am  the middle brother of us three - Brian and there were - and still are - twin sisters.    Keep well.
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Post by: Wee Winnie on September 28, 2013, 07:12:28 AM

Here are more names to add to this list, all of whom are in the photograph below (kindly donated by Winifred Braniff :drinks:
Carmel Ward
Margaret Connolly
Josephine Tohill
Irene Brown
Ann Benson
Doreen Toner (RIP)
Betty Turley
Jean Lundy
Ann Joyce
Ann Smith
Linda Groon
Philomena Kelly
Gertrude McCarthy
Patricia Agnew
Elizabeth Ferry
Aine Morton
Geraldine Toner
If anyone would like to get a copy you can send me a pm with your email address.
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Post by: Wee Winnie on September 28, 2013, 07:21:48 AM
. Re class photo.  Just a name amendment.  Linda Groon (not Jones).

Does anyone remember Miss Curran (used to scare me to bits)?  Miss Edwards, Sister St Francis, Sister Mary Frances.   Remember going to the shop a few streets away to buy fiz, Indian liquorice and bubble gum??  I am 72 so there may not be too many of us left!!!  Left St Anthony's 1950 to go to Fortwilliam Dominican College. Lived in Dublin for 34 years now in beautiful Newry.
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Post by: smith19 on September 29, 2013, 07:00:52 PM
. Re class photo.  Just a name amendment.  Linda Groon (not Jones).
Some people have it all - Belfast, Dublin and Newry!! I do remember them all but they did not teach me. Mr. Harte, Mr.Mcmanus and Mr. Flinty Mulhall had that distinction. You may remember my BIG sisters, Marie and Stephana twins. There are a few of us left.

Does anyone remember Miss Curran (used to scare me to bits)?  Miss Edwards, Sister St Francis, Sister Mary Frances.   Remember going to the shop a few streets away to buy fiz, Indian liquorice and bubble gum??  I am 72 so there may not be too many of us left!!!  Left St Anthony's 1950 to go to Fortwilliam Dominican College. Lived in Dublin for 34 years now in beautiful Newry.
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Post by: olelad on October 01, 2013, 05:25:11 PM
marty did u ever get a butchers at the scrapyard site ?
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Post by: Rose8 on October 04, 2013, 04:03:02 PM
Does anyone remember Miss Curran (used to scare me to bits)?  Miss Edwards, Sister St Francis, Sister Mary Frances.   Remember going to the shop a few streets away to buy fiz, Indian liquorice and bubble gum??  I am 72 so there may not be too many of us left!!!  Left St Anthony's 1950 to go to Fortwilliam Dominican College. Lived in Dublin for 34 years now in beautiful Newry.

Well, Wee Winnie, there are still some of us alive and kicking. :) Kathleen Howard, Colette Coulter, Sheila Toner, Kay McCartan, Kathleen Lundy (from Ravenhill Rd),Eileen & Phyllis Williamson, Patricia Agnew, Anne McCarroll, Breda Magee.
 
Yes, Miss Curran got married late in life (well we thought she was very old but prob only about 40 then :D ). She became Mrs McAvoy, I remember us being told that we had to call her by her new name! She ended up a few years ago in a nursing home where my daughter-in-law worked and her wee devoted husband sat with her every day until she died.
 
Miss Edwards lived to a very old age - I met her in the Bank one day when she was about 90. She had become so tiny and bent over but still had all her faculties. She only died a couple of years ago. She was great at school, although strict she was totally fair and taught us a lot.
 
Was that shop called "The Imperial"? We got a penny every day to spend there and we got so much for that penny :) . What would the grandchildren think today if you handed them even a new penny!! :D
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Post by: Rose8 on October 04, 2013, 04:13:36 PM
75th CELEBRATION MASS
 
On Wednesday 16th October St Anthony's Parish Willowfield will celebrate 75 years of the opening of its church.  Concelebrated Mass will take place at 7pm with Bishop Noel Treanor and clergy who have served previously in the Parish. The Mass will be accompanied by music and song from St Anthony's Parish Choir.
 
Light refreshments will be available afterwards in the school.
 
All past parishioners or those associated in any way with St Anthony's are welcome to attend this celebration Mass.
 
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Post by: olelad on October 04, 2013, 09:03:14 PM
75th CELEBRATION MASS
 
On Wednesday 16th October St Anthony's Parish Willowfield will celebrate 75 years of the opening of its church.  Concelebrated Mass will take place at 7pm with Bishop Noel Treanor and clergy who have served previously in the Parish. The Mass will be accompanied by music and song from St Anthony's Parish Choir.
 
Light refreshments will be available afterwards in the school.
 
All past parishioners or those associated in any way with St Anthony's are welcome to attend this celebration Mass.

Im very tempted to attend this event. we went to one 10 years ago ? which was on a sunday. 4 of us went and enjoyed the ocassion.
unfortunalty its unlikely ill make it this time around.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 18, 2013, 11:00:46 AM
how did the night go rose ?
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Post by: marty1953 on October 18, 2013, 11:30:18 AM
Hi olelad,the night went very well  the old church was almost packed,members and ministers from local Protestant churches came along,and quite a few went up at Commuion to receive a blessing ,would have liked Father Stephen to say more on how the church was attacked,and the Catholic population dispersed through East Belfast,but maybe not the proper time ,Joe Hendron was there lived in the east and went to St Anthony's ,never knew that.had to use side entrance and noticed the police had a car,parked were the old Parochial  hall sat.spoke to jim dobbin and had good chat with Jackie Fitzpatrick,Jackie retired from  la salle recently .
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Post by: bjay on October 18, 2013, 07:15:02 PM
Marty, there were Dobbin's in Clonduff. i think they moved to Finaghy in the early '70's.   Was Jim from that family?
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Post by: marty1953 on October 18, 2013, 07:21:28 PM
Yes the very man ,when he left  Finaghy he  moved  out to Greenislamd
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Post by: bjay on October 18, 2013, 07:38:22 PM
Marty,

I recall Joe Dobbin from St. Mary's youth club....he was a joiner and a very decent fella. He built the DJ box for the club  disco.
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Post by: olelad on October 18, 2013, 07:54:00 PM
Hi olelad,the night went very well  the old church was almost packed,members and ministers from local Protestant churches came along,and quite a few went up at Commuion to receive a blessing ,would have liked Father Stephen to say more on how the church was attacked,and the Catholic population dispersed through East Belfast,but maybe not the proper time ,Joe Hendron was there lived in the east and went to St Anthony's ,never knew that.had to use side entrance and noticed the police had a car,parked were the old Parochial  hall sat.spoke to jim dobbin and had good chat with Jackie Fitzpatrick,Jackie retired from  la salle recently .

nice one marty. sorry i had to miss out on the night. hopefully there will be a next time. interesting you mentioned the lack of the history from the parish priest. ive said it b4 after us lot meet him that he has NO  interest in the past  history at all. >:D
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Post by: marty1953 on October 18, 2013, 08:22:47 PM
Was it  Father Stephen?
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Post by: olelad on October 18, 2013, 09:57:41 PM
yes m8
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Post by: bjay on October 19, 2013, 08:02:14 PM
Jackie Fitzpatrick was in the same year in Gusties, '67 intake.
Makes you feel really old when your contemporaries are retiring.
If only I could afford to.  :P
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Post by: olelad on October 19, 2013, 08:42:03 PM
Jackie Fitzpatrick was in the same year in Gusties, '67 intake.
Makes you feel really old when your contemporaries are retiring.
If only I could afford to.  :P

was he from around ravenhill ave ?
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Post by: marty1953 on October 19, 2013, 09:35:54 PM
Jackie was from Ravenhill Gardens,beside Paiselys colosseum of hate.

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Post by: willow on October 21, 2013, 04:27:54 PM

nice one marty. sorry i had to miss out on the night. hopefully there will be a next time. interesting you mentioned the lack of the history from the parish priest. ive said it b4 after us lot meet him that he has NO  interest in the past  history at all. >:D
My family attended the celebration Mass last Wednesday and it was a very moving and historic event. I'm sorry Father McBrearty disappointed you and your friend marty by not dragging us into the past. Perhaps he has been trying to help all of us in the parish by following the advice given by one of our former elder statesmen. "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past" When he arrived here in 1996 this parish was on its knees and he has been an outstandingly courageous and caring pastor to us all and has helped make it what it is today.
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Post by: marty1953 on October 21, 2013, 06:46:17 PM
Think you need to read what  I said,and get off your high horse I  know Father Stephen personally  and will say to him what I said in print,the people who continually  shout sectarian abuse at parishioners coming out of mass are the people living in the past.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 21, 2013, 06:54:44 PM
My family attended the celebration Mass last Wednesday and it was a very moving and historic event. I'm sorry Father McBrearty disappointed you and your friend marty by not dragging us into the past. Perhaps he has been trying to help all of us in the parish by following the advice given by one of our former elder statesmen. "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past" When he arrived here in 1996 this parish was on its knees and he has been an outstandingly courageous and caring pastor to us all and has helped make it what it is today.

dragging yous into that past ?! i think all we was asking that the past be recognised. lets not forget all those who lived in the parish and were forced out because we belonged to the very same chapel you attend. many lost there lives for the religion they was born. i dont think thats to much to ask. i found father mcbrearty a decent enough bloke. but we was there to put a past reunion in place and found his lack of interest a pain. after all all we was doing was high lighten those who once lived in the parish.
thankfully there are others still in the parish who havent forgotton there past parishioners.
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Post by: tefal on November 05, 2013, 10:17:19 PM
I have justcome across St Anthonys cant believe  how you remember every one.I moved up with my family from Short Strand in 1957/58 in a class in the svp hall taken by Mr Tracey smoked a pipe .loved Germany taught us German folk songs drove a Volks wagan beetle.I lived at 300 Woodstock road.served on the altar with V Crilly.Mr Kelly was Sexton believe he was x RUC.you would mabe remember my sisters better Margaret,Rosemary Imelda Faloona.We were put out in1973 and moved to London.took me back to hear forgotten Names and places.realy nice to read your stories of Willowfield
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Post by: east58 on November 12, 2013, 12:22:40 AM
Hi WOULD ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER THE DUFFY FAMILY FROM CARLNGFORD ST.?WE ALL WENT TO ST ANTHONYS PRIMARY AND LATER I WENT TO STMALACHYS COLLEGE, MY BROTHER DANNY WENT TO ST AUGUSTINES WHILE MY SISTERS ANNE,TINA AND PATSY WENT TO ST MONICAS. IN REVIEWING THE SITE I RECOGNISE MANY OLD NAMES AND IM SURE THEY ARE STILL OUT THERE . WE ALL GREW UP IN THE DISTRICT UNTILTHE TROUBLES .THEN WE "EVACUATED" TO VICTORIA  FLATS NARS THE NEW LODGE. WE ALL HAD A GREAT CHILDHOOD IN THE WOODSTOCK AND CREGAGH AND HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR OLD CHUMS AND SCHOOLLFRIENDS FROM BOTH RELIGOIS BACKGROUNDS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. GARY WILSON ,CLIVE HARVEY , GEORDIE KERR,EUGENE QUIGLEY,FRANKIE HAWKINS.  MARTIN MCNALLY,MY SISTERS FRIENDS 'WERE ANGELA TAGGART,DONNA FERGUSON, IRENE MACHUGH,MARLENE STEAD.iKNEW TONS OF OTHERS AND LEFT THE DISTRICT IN 71 LIVING IN MY NANNYS HOUSE FOR AS LONG AS I COULD. IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HEAR FROM AMYONE WHO REMEMBERS US AS ALL MY FOLKS WERE IN THE DISTRICT EVEN BEFOE THE CHAPEL WAS BUILT.
I lived in Omeath Street, and knocked around with your brother Danny.It was so sad to see you guys having to leave. Also the Flynns, Hawkins, Huttons, Devlins, Shorts, Walsh's. Good times.
 
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Post by: east58 on November 12, 2013, 12:40:15 AM
Hi Oledad
                                  Im sorry i cant give you any info. regarding the reyhills. All the Clonduff people were scattered. M. mcnally and the Meighans,Tony Brennan  the Rooneys all went to west belfast. I went to the new Lodge. Though some went to Craigavon or Downpatrick. Manny Collins did live in REDCAR ST. he was a friend for a while as you do in primary school you sort of hang with everyone at some time or other. They were put out cos I knew a good protestant mate of his whom I later came to know well who helped him and his family load their stuff. He was really fond of Manny and regretted his leaving. Maybe you knew my brother Danny Duffy  he was 3 years younger than me and perhaps was in the1970 group im not sure. He eventually went to St Augustines and then when we were put out to Bearnageeha though he did travel to St Augustines until his 4 th year. He sadly died at the young age of 39. I went to London to bury him . He was a great kid with a colourful life but he had a hard start since my mother was paralysed at his birth and that of his twin sister  and he spent the first 3 years of his life in Nazareth lodge Childrens home on the Ravenhill Rd. . W e were all reunited but Danny I think carried the legacy of this all through his life. Any way enough reminiscence---. Good to see a few old schoolmates' names'mentioned and piece together a few memories.
I know that your quote has been on here for quite some time, but I would like to say how very sorry and shocked I am to read of the death of your brother Danny. We were close friends in our younger years, and played together day and night. Danny came to visit me around 20 years ago, and it was so good to see him again. I would like to offer my deepest heart felt sympathy to you and your family. He was such a lovely guy. Rest in peace Danny.
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Post by: olelad on November 12, 2013, 10:26:05 AM
I lived in Omeath Street, and knocked around with your brother Danny.It was so sad to see you guys having to leave. Also the Flynns, Hawkins, Huttons, Devlins, Shorts, Walsh's. Good times.

lived only 3 streets away from omeath st and apart from frankie hawkins knew no one well from there.  if memory serves me right you lot knocked more around carlingford st end of street ?  :-\ !
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Post by: olelad on November 13, 2013, 02:37:22 PM
marty did u ever get a chance to check that site out on the castlereagh rd ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on December 05, 2013, 02:32:22 PM
Charlie (fonsie) bloomer went to st Anthony's from1951 to 1959 then went to st. Malachys college .
Although it's a long time ago I remember everybody in the photographs especially john howard Geordie gent
Just found out he died in 2004 rip earnie benson john Montgomery John Boden and many more .
I am now living in trim co meath
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on December 05, 2013, 02:40:03 PM
Charlie bloomer (fonsie) went to st.anthonys 1951 to 1959 I'm in the photo of the school trip to Dublin.
Does anybody remember me.
Now living in trim co. Meath
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Post by: Charlie bloomer on December 05, 2013, 02:56:04 PM
Very sorry to hear Geordie gent died in 2004 RIP .
He was my best friend throughout the fifties the last time I seen Geordie was at his brother roys funeral in 1981
I sometimes wonder how Patricia gent Marie gent and Brian gent are getting on
Charlie (fonsie) bloomer
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: DaddyPobbin on April 05, 2014, 07:14:31 AM
Marty, there were Dobbin's in Clonduff. i think they moved to Finaghy in the early '70's.   Was Jim from that family?
I think that is my family, they were from the Short Strand, moved to Clonduff and then to Finaghy in the 70s (my family home).

My uncle Jim Dobbin does live out Greenisland way and my father is Joe (Paddy) Dobbin, a joiner.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on April 05, 2014, 10:05:54 AM
Joe was a fine joiner indeed. Ask him does he remember building the DJ booth in St.Mary Euphrasia' youth club.  :) 
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Post by: DaddyPobbin on April 07, 2014, 01:57:20 AM
No doubt he does, anytime I mention a place he said he built it or knew the guy that did. I'll certainly ask him when I see him next.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 10, 2014, 03:55:35 PM
was up the rd last sunday and must say i was surprised by the amount of people coming out of the chapel. last time i was at mass in st anthonys was 6/7 years ago and reckon the numbers have improved. good to see. :)
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Post by: Rose8 on April 10, 2014, 05:03:48 PM
was up the rd last sunday and must say i was surprised by the amount of people coming out of the chapel. last time i was at mass in st anthonys was 6/7 years ago and reckon the numbers have improved. good to see. :)
Hey Olelad, sure you weren't seeing the Polish coming out of 9.30 mass?

Must say your post was a golden opportunity to announce
MASS on EASTER SUNDAY from St Anthony's will be broadcast on Radio Ulster at 10.15am. Feel free everyone to join us or at least listen in  :( ?? :)
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Post by: olelad on April 10, 2014, 06:54:05 PM
Hey Olelad, sure you weren't seeing the Polish coming out of 9.30 mass?

Must say your post was a golden opportunity to announce
MASS on EASTER SUNDAY from St Anthony's will be broadcast on Radio Ulster at 10.15am. Feel free everyone to join us or at least listen in  :( ?? :)

hi rose. no it wasnt the pol mass . bit 2 early for me  :D  maybe it seemed more than there really was. ill hopefully listen in easter monday. hope yous are on song that day  :)  enjoy.
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Post by: Rose8 on April 10, 2014, 09:04:44 PM

ill hopefully listen in easter monday. hope yous are on song that day  :)  enjoy.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence Tony BUT you will miss it if you listen in on the Monday lol  ;) Its on Easter SUNDAY  :-\
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Post by: olelad on April 11, 2014, 12:25:46 AM

hi rose. no it wasnt the pol mass . bit 2 early for me  :D  maybe it seemed more than there really was. ill hopefully listen in easter monday. hope yous are on song that day  :)  enjoy.

working on the sunday rose. so im affraid ill not hear the great vocals coming from the old parish.
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Post by: olelad on April 14, 2014, 10:13:07 AM

working on the sunday rose. so im affraid ill not hear the great vocals coming from the old parish.

will be listening in on my radio  :)
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Post by: thebell on April 18, 2014, 03:55:45 PM
me too via tinternet.
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Post by: olelad on April 18, 2014, 09:39:52 PM
me too via tinternet.

was talking to joe yesterday m8. any word on u getting over for afew beers ?? :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 21, 2014, 11:15:09 AM
rose. yous was in fine tune alright  :) . enjoyed the service. well done you all.
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Post by: Rose8 on April 21, 2014, 11:26:47 AM
rose. yous was in fine tune alright  :) . enjoyed the service. well done you all.
Aww thanks Tony, was only told at rehearsal on Saturday night that I'd be doing the first reading!!! Didnt sleep a wink, especially when my best friend texted me that the Sunday Service had 55,000 listeners. :o :o  Glad you were able to listen in.
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Post by: olelad on April 21, 2014, 12:45:56 PM
Aww thanks Tony, was only told at rehearsal on Saturday night that I'd be doing the first reading!!! Didnt sleep a wink, especially when my best friend texted me that the Sunday Service had 55,000 listeners. :o :o  Glad you were able to listen in.

nice one rose. was there many at the service ?  55.ooo listeners ! your all famous now ;) :dance:
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Post by: thebell on April 26, 2014, 10:48:51 AM
ah pigs might fly mate, but if I do ill let you know. heard the Easter service on iplayer. good ole chanters in the choir. dowidzenia.

was talking to joe yesterday m8. any word on u getting over for afew beers ?? :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on April 26, 2014, 05:38:30 PM


i seem to remember your good self giving a rant or 2 around the place  :D
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on April 28, 2014, 10:09:39 PM
Hi all
Would anyone remember Philip Kelly he lived in ardpatrick gardens castle reach road attended st Anthony's 1951 to 1959 then went to st malachys college and then went to craigavan university.
Think he went into teaching and worked in Edinburgh
Hope someone will remember him
Regards charlie bloomer
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on April 29, 2014, 12:35:15 AM
Hi all
Would anyone remember Philip Kelly he lived in ardpatrick gardens castle reach road attended st Anthony's 1951 to 1959 then went to st malachys college and then went to craigavan university.
Think he went into teaching and worked in Edinburgh
Hope someone will remember him
Regards charlie bloomer
I remember a Gregory Kelly lived at Ardpatrick Gardens, sister called Jennifer, both went to St A's?  ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on April 29, 2014, 12:43:29 AM
Hi
That's correct I also new Gregory he became a social worker.
Is he still alive ? Wonder where did Philip go
Regards
Charlie bloomer
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on April 29, 2014, 12:53:49 AM
Hi rose
Im a reader in st Patricks church trim co. Meath.
Did the reading on Easter Sunday.
Father Fullerton and father Courtney would be proud of me former altar boy in st. Anthony's
Willowfield

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on April 29, 2014, 01:01:43 AM
Gregory was a lecturer at Queen's University but didnt know Philip. Jennifer lived in Oldham, Lancs and was Matron in a hospital there.
 
Well done you, Charlie.  You might have seen an earlier post from me that I also did the reading on Easter Sunday for the mass in St Anthony's which was broadcast on Radio Ulster!! Wooooooooooo! We must have learned something then at the ole school ::) ::)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on April 29, 2014, 01:10:43 AM
We'll done rose
The last time I visited st Anthony's was 1998.
I was reared in loop land road.
Had to leave in 71 ended up in Grimsby
Eventually returned to Ireland in 1983 and married a dublin girl.
Regards
Charliebloomer
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Hughf on April 30, 2014, 04:24:57 PM
 Very sorry to hear Geordie gent died in 2004 RIP .
He was my best friend throughout the fifties the last time I seen Geordie was at his brother roys funeral in 1981
I sometimes wonder how Patricia gent Marie gent and Brian gent are getting on
Charlie (fonsie) bloomer      I remember Brian Gent - Hugh Fullerton
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Hughf on April 30, 2014, 04:26:16 PM
Very sorry to hear Geordie gent died in 2004 RIP .
He was my best friend throughout the fifties the last time I seen Geordie was at his brother roys funeral in 1981
I sometimes wonder how Patricia gent Marie gent and Brian gent are getting on
Charlie (fonsie) bloomer

I remember Brian Gent
 
Hugh Fullerton
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Hughf on April 30, 2014, 04:37:34 PM
I remember Gerard Braiden, specifically when -- must have been 1960 -- he asked me in the playground if I liked Kennedy or Nixon. Never having heard of either I answered Nixon and was rewarded with a punch in the guts. I think my sister Caroline might have bumped into him in Edinburgh in the seventies -- is that possible? Are you still in Belfast?  Did you know any McCartans? They lived directly opposite the chapel on Woodstock Road.

is that the Geoff Watters who sat the eleven plus aged about 8 ??
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Hughf on April 30, 2014, 04:47:55 PM
That might be me . . . I was at St Anthony's from 1958 to 1963 and left at the ripe old age of 8 to go to St Malachy's.  I'm Geoffrey Watters and we lived at 70 Willowfield Gardens, across from St Anthony's. All five of us went to primary school there -- Margaret, John, me, Eamonn and Caroline. My sisters both remember Sister Bernadina as a bitch on wheels. I only remember her screaming at me one time when I went round to the girls' playground to retrieve a ball that had gone over the wall. Once was enough.
A big Thank You to olelad for keeping this thread going for so long.  I stumbled across it a few days ago and the memories it has brought back are priceless. I recognize quite a few names and all the places. We were told to leave in October 1972. My dad Gerry and Eamonn, then 15, packed what they could into the car and got out before being burned out. I was already away in London at university and missed all the fun. Apparently some gunmen burst into a neighbour's house and shot it up one Saturday night. They moved out the next morning, Dad and Eamonn the day after. Our Protestant neighbours just watched and said nothing. We had always been friendly with them all, but that didn't matter any more. I didn't go back to Belfast for about 10 years and have visited only a few times since.
I was at St Malachy's till 1971. I did my O-levels at 13 and they made me do them again at 14 to kill time since I couldn't have gone to college at 15 anyway. Then I took A-levels at 16. Still too young, so I went to Methody for a year and took them again. Finally got into King's College London at 17 where I got a degree in French and Latin, not exactly off the rails I hope! I was at Methody in Jan 1972 when Bloody Sunday happened and I remember the stony silence at school the day after (I was one of only three fenians in the place at the time). But at least the Methody uniform might have saved me a few kickings on the Woodstock Road that year.
I remember walking home from the city centre one night in 1972 (no buses because of a curfew) and finding a barricade of cars across Woodstock Road at My Lady's Road. East Belfast was a no-go area. One of the cars was my da's! The proud defenders of Ulster's freedom had taken it off him at gunpoint earlier that evening. They found a rosary in the glove compartment and had painted 'taig car' along one side of the car. I was standing there looking at it when my dad came along and suggested we just go home. Good advice! The surprise outcome was that a cop from the Willowfield Barracks recovered the car and had it cleaned up and returned intact.
That reminds me of the Kerrs who had the fish shop a few yards away from where that barricade was. I've seen a few mentions earlier, thought I'd add my memory of doing judo with Bobby at a youth club up the Shankill Road. I would have been too scared to go there on my own but I would have fancied my chances against all comers if I was on his team. He skipped a couple of belts and scared the crap out of the hard men up there. I think he went a bit too far when he threw a black belt off the mat when the guy was trying to demonstrate some move or other. Never dared to call him Kipper myself. His dad was the best singer in the chapel too, all the other male voices kind of faded out when he started to sing.
So I was born in 1954 and left in 1972, but the place has never left me in spite of the bitterness at being kicked out for no reason other than being Catholic. I never really realised how common that experience was in East Belfast, always thought the people of the Falls and Ardoyne had the worst of it. Glad to see the spirit in these pages is so positive, and hope to see many more posts in the future!
By the way that swimming teacher at Templemore Avenue was Aaron Currie.
And I just had the thought that many of the posters here probably sat in the same pew waiting to make their confessions on some Saturday morning forty odd years ago!

It is Geoff Watters :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: JJ48 on May 01, 2014, 02:48:29 PM
Geof Watters - some names you might remember from when you were 8: Brophy, Curran, Duncan, Flanagan, Gormley, McElroy, McWilliams, Meyers, Morris, Morgan, Mullen, Regan, O'Toole, Wilson, Osborne, Nichol, Vance, Leonard, McClean?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: JJ48 on May 03, 2014, 01:53:18 AM
Geoff - some more names from St Malachy's - Donaghy, Laughlin, Kennedy, Kelly & Gunning.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 05, 2014, 04:54:47 PM
30 plus years and there still at in the old manor.  polish familys been the blunt of there hate this time around,.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-27280714
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on May 05, 2014, 10:05:16 PM
[quote author=olelad link=topic=415.msg1600520#msg1600520 date=139930
40 plus years and there still at in the old manor.  polish familys been the blunt of there hate this time around,.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-27280714 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-27280714)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Geoff Watters on May 19, 2014, 08:07:12 PM
Geof Watters - some names you might remember from when you were 8: Brophy, Curran, Duncan, Flanagan, Gormley, McElroy, McWilliams, Meyers, Morris, Morgan, Mullen, Regan, O'Toole, Wilson, Osborne, Nichol, Vance, Leonard, McClean?
I remember them all! Can't figure out who JJ48 might be though . . .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on July 16, 2014, 09:40:24 PM
seen on the news tonight the chapel attacked with paint bombs. thrown at the front doors. cop shop in willowfield dr attacked as well.  all these years later and these morons  are still  at it  in the area.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: JJ48 on July 21, 2014, 10:28:41 PM
I remember them all! Can't figure out who JJ48 might be though . . .
Geoff, I am sure you could whittle it down to a relatively few names.
 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on September 25, 2014, 11:41:37 PM
Hi
Trying to get a telephone number for dr Gregory Kelly lecturer queens university Belfast
Trying to contact his brother Philip
Last met Philip circa 1972
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on September 26, 2014, 12:46:24 AM
Hi
Would Paul rafferty or his sister odette remember me fonsie(charlie) bloomer of loop land road
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on September 28, 2014, 12:54:47 AM
Hi
Trying to get a telephone number for dr Gregory Kelly lecturer queens university Belfast
Trying to contact his brother Philip
Last met Philip circa 1972
Hi Charlie. I think Greg has now retired from Queen's. I used to see him when I worked there but he's not on the staff lookup now.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on September 28, 2014, 12:58:43 AM
Hi
Would Paul rafferty or his sister odette remember me fonsie(charlie) bloomer of loop land road

Odette now lives in Australia. Will send you a PM Charlie.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 02, 2014, 03:23:08 PM
hows things in the old manor rose ? any thing new
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 02, 2014, 03:53:33 PM
hows things in the old manor rose ? any thing new
Hi Tony, sorry haven't been on much due to health problems. Anyways, yes we got news!!  Fr Stephen has been moved to Holywood after 18 years at Willowfield.  We now have a Fr Henry McCann who has come from Portlglenone to the "big smoke"! Big change for him indeed. He only arrived last Saturday so I guess it will take a little time to settle in I'm sure.  Watch this space.   :-\ ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on October 04, 2014, 04:29:56 PM
Hi Tony, just checking in to say hi and keep a wee eye on the gossip, best to all.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 05, 2014, 02:54:27 PM
good 2 hear from you both bell and rose. unfortunalty for me  ive run into poor health and dont know what way it will go im sorry to say. yous can say a prayer for me plz. good luck you all
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on October 05, 2014, 06:08:39 PM
Olelad, i always liked to hear your tales of your days in the East. Those were the days, my friend. Get well soon.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 05, 2014, 10:46:58 PM
Yes me too Tony. Will be thinking of you and keep you in prayers in St Anthony's. Hope it all goes well for you.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on October 06, 2014, 08:14:10 AM
good 2 hear from you both bell and rose. unfortunalty for me  ive run into poor health and dont know what way it will go im sorry to say. yous can say a prayer for me plz. good luck you all
Sorry to hear that Tony. I certainly will. All the best.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 06, 2014, 12:35:43 PM
thank u rose , mick and bjay thats great. still plodding about the house just about mind you.  havent found out what is causing this illness but orrible time. good luck u all.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 06, 2014, 01:18:41 PM
right while im still knocking about does anyone remember a clothes shop right on the corner of tildarg st and woostock rd right across the street is the northern bank . now the shop has changed owners many a time down the years but im going back until 1970/71 !! when in that very shop that sold wangler jeans.  they looked just like those famous wrangler  jeans only about half the price and wore every bit as good. maybe u got a pair from there ? mick your bound to remember it ?

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on October 06, 2014, 04:46:56 PM
Was that Kerr's Menswear shop? Was there for years and years! The son of  "Littles" Menswear shop at corner of Willowfield St. took over from Kerrs. Years later moved down the road and took over his fathers shop when his dad retired and is still there!

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: artibell on October 06, 2014, 08:45:56 PM

Woodstock Road 407-409 Kerr R. & F., Ltd.  outfitters
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on October 07, 2014, 06:19:49 AM
right while im still knocking about does anyone remember a clothes shop right on the corner of tildarg st and woostock rd right across the street is the northern bank . now the shop has changed owners many a time down the years but im going back until 1970/71 !! when in that very shop that sold wangler jeans.  they looked just like those famous wrangler  jeans only about half the price and wore every bit as good. maybe u got a pair from there ? mick your bound to remember it ?
Yes kerrs is right but Rose and arti beat me to it. Remember lookin at thw Wranglers in the side window wishing I could afford them. I alway ended up with cheaper jeans with an M stitched in the back pocket rather than a W.  Probably called Manglers.  :) .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: kate.o on October 08, 2014, 02:24:25 AM
good 2 hear from you both bell and rose. unfortunalty for me  ive run into poor health and dont know what way it will go im sorry to say. yous can say a prayer for me plz. good luck you all
hi olelad sorry to hear your not well  hope you get good news soon,
and back to your old self ,  :-* :-*
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on October 12, 2014, 10:37:48 AM
thank u all for your kind words still no further on im affraid 2 say. more tests over the next few weeks.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on October 31, 2014, 09:38:00 PM
Hi olelad, haven't  been on in a while..sorry too hear about your health issues ,hope you get results and it's good news,a couple of years ago had a health scare,turned out my gallbladder was shot too pieces because I didt look after myself..take care
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 01, 2014, 11:54:55 AM
Just read the history of St Anthony's ,very informative  but the language  used to describe the ethnic cleansing off four and half thousand Catholics families in East Belfast,was something out of the NewsLetter,pearse mc crory was murdered in Ravenhill Ave,workmen murdered while building OL&SP at knock,shops boycotted,bars burnt.it happened in the 20s&30s and Catholics returned maybe that's why we still own the school.

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on November 01, 2014, 05:07:21 PM
Olelad,  see the Gibson Park locality  described as a tranquil setting on the 'net. Would that be your recollection?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 01, 2014, 06:16:12 PM
I knew Gibson park,not far from the Red Rooster..HQ or hangout of the infamous Woodstock Tartan,became a no go area
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 08, 2014, 12:05:30 PM
back home after almost 3 half weeks in the royal hosiptal. they took out a brain tumour.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on November 08, 2014, 02:01:26 PM
Hope all goes well from now olelad
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 08, 2014, 02:16:40 PM
Jesus,Olelad  sorry too hear that,hope you were well looked after
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on November 08, 2014, 03:10:46 PM
Olelad, We missed your input.  Hope things go  well.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on November 09, 2014, 01:41:02 PM
Glad to see you back online again Tony, its been a horrible time for you. Really wishing you well in recovering but it might take some time. Everyone is routing for you, so keep your chin up ;) :-* 
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on November 10, 2014, 08:29:14 PM
Just read on St.anthonys web site that earnie benson has died recently.
Earnie went to St Anthony's with me 1951 to1959.
Does anybody remember him?
I'll get a mass said for him here in trim.
Kind regards to everyone.
Charlie bloomer
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on November 15, 2014, 11:01:55 PM
back home after almost 3 half weeks in the royal hosiptal. they took out

Speedy recovery tony, Best Regards mate

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Astor on November 15, 2014, 11:10:12 PM
back home after almost 3 half weeks in the royal hosiptal. they took out a brain tumour.

Sorry to hear that olelad, nice to see you back posting, good old Royal  O0   Keep well  :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 18, 2014, 08:24:44 PM
Sorry to hear that olelad, nice to see you back posting, good old Royal  O0   Keep well  :)

cheers for all the thanks. u all.  will keep this in mind.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Charlie bloomer on November 18, 2014, 08:31:22 PM
Hi
Glad to read you are out of hospital
Please God you make a full recovery
Kind regards
Charlie bloomer
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 18, 2014, 09:17:34 PM
Hi Charlie,very good article about Ernie in the Irish news,was highly regarded by everyone  who knew him, always link him too St Anthony's  RIP
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 19, 2014, 12:25:09 PM
Hi Charlie,very good article about Ernie in the Irish news,was highly regarded by everyone  who knew him, always link him too St Anthony's  RIP

rip ernie
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: toon army on November 19, 2014, 08:01:17 PM
Hi olelad,hav'nt had any contact with you but have read and enjoyed your posts over the past few years,hope you get well soon.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 26, 2014, 08:30:10 AM
will do toon army.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 30, 2014, 11:56:45 AM
who else remembers anything to do with daddy winkers around 70s ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on November 30, 2014, 12:33:45 PM
Remember daddy winkers ,well..recall a warm summers night with Sean Duffy,think Eugene Quigley may have been there also
The Woodstock Tartan decided too set up camp there,cue various escape routes discussed and put in too place..scary you could hear them approaching....like a scene from Zulu
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on November 30, 2014, 06:16:06 PM
Remember daddy winkers ,well..recall a warm summers night with Sean Duffy,think Eugene Quigley may have been there also
The Woodstock Tartan decided too set up camp there,cue various escape routes discussed and put in too place..scary you could hear them approaching....like a scene from Zulu

up until we was put out it out of bounds
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on November 30, 2014, 06:39:30 PM
I remember the wee playground - now gone and built over, and the wee funfair that used to come to the Lane every year.
Iceland is where the chippy was.

I remember the rugby guys called it Diddy W*nkers Lane. :P
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 02, 2014, 12:48:00 PM
I remember the wee playground - now gone and built over, and the wee funfair that used to come to the Lane every year.
Iceland is where the chippy was.

I remember the rugby guys called it Diddy W*nkers Lane. :P

it was called that alright.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 02, 2014, 01:46:20 PM
that chippy left a tale to be told !!!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: thebell on December 02, 2014, 10:32:42 PM
who else remembers anything to do with daddy winkers around 70s ?
Well there was a witches hat and a thrupny bit to fall off !

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 04, 2014, 03:56:04 PM
Well there was a witches hat and a thrupny bit to fall off !

hat of 2 that

Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Alpine Fan on December 05, 2014, 10:45:20 PM
In the 1950
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Alpine Fan on December 05, 2014, 10:50:14 PM
In the 1950's a whist drive used to be held in a hall at the rear of St. Anthony's church every Sunday night.

An uncle of mine used to go frequently and sometimes his luck was in.

Whist drives were popular social occasions at that time.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 09, 2014, 12:40:53 PM
In the 1950's a whist drive used to be held in a hall at the rear of St. Anthony's church every Sunday night.

An uncle of mine used to go frequently and sometimes his luck was in.

Whist drives were popular social occasions at that time.

wonder was his luck in by 69 ????
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on December 09, 2014, 04:33:34 PM

Anyone know Sean Duffy,lost his number
If anybody has it send me  a PM
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 19, 2014, 12:55:12 PM
Anyone know Sean Duffy,lost his number
If anybody has it send me  a PM

hope u got his number m8. were was he from ???
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on December 19, 2014, 01:02:04 PM
He was from Carlingford St,had a brother called Danny&two sisters went too St Anthony's ,then St Malachys
How are you keeping
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 19, 2014, 01:05:06 PM
He was from Carlingford St,had a brother called Danny&two sisters went too St Anthony's ,then St Malachys
How are you keeping

i should know him if he lived in carlingford st.  keeping ok by the way. just doing the old so n so at the min.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 28, 2014, 11:29:20 AM
hope u all had a happy xmas and will all have a very happy new year
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Mary K. Rossi on December 28, 2014, 03:07:31 PM
Does anyone have access to the marriage records at St. Anthony's?  I'm looking for a copy of my parent's marriage certificate.  They were John Kinsella and Florence (Walsh-McNamara) Kinsella.  Married May 6, 1942?  Thanks!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on December 28, 2014, 03:32:15 PM
Does anyone have access to the marriage records at St. Anthony's?  I'm looking for a copy of my parent's marriage certificate.  They were John Kinsella and Florence (Walsh-McNamara) Kinsella.  Married May 6, 1942?  Thanks!
Hi Mary. The Parish Priest, Fr Henry McCann, will have those records. You can contact him by phone or email from the Parish Website: www.saintanthony.co.uk (http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 29, 2014, 03:57:23 PM
Hi Mary. The Parish Priest, Fr Henry McCann, will have those records. You can contact him by phone or email from the Parish Website: www.saintanthony.co.uk (http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/)

he sounds alot better than the guy b4 him.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on December 30, 2014, 12:27:08 AM

he sounds alot better than the guy b4 him.
Early days Tony!! Glad to see you back online again. Hope your recovery is moving in the right direction? :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on December 30, 2014, 05:23:38 PM
Early days Tony!! Glad to see you back online again. Hope your recovery is moving in the right direction? :)

so far so good or so it would seem.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Gubbo on January 14, 2015, 01:03:52 AM
Hi
Would anybody remember the Gubbins family that lived in Ranelagh Street? My mum was Mary ( Molly) originally from the Short Strand, sisters Catherine and Briedge and my brother Michael. We left the area to go to live in Nottingham. Looking at the previous post I see names I remember from St Anthony's, Duffy, Donnelly, Short, Walsh, McManus. Great to read all the posts about Vinty Mulhall, Harry Hart. My teachers, late 60s - early 70s included Mr Gallagher, Mr Marren and Mrs O Kane. Remember Sister Bernedina too.

Regards

Noel
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on January 14, 2015, 01:26:52 PM
Hi there,
I remember Catherine,did your family live in Ravenhill Ave?
Would catherine be around 59/60
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on January 14, 2015, 01:29:14 PM
Hi Noel
Ranlagh St was off Ravenhill Ave,are you all still in Nottingham?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Gubbo on January 14, 2015, 02:04:42 PM
Hi
Yeah Ranelagh Street was off Ravenhill Avenue. Yeah still in Nottingham and Catherine is 60 this year I believe.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on January 14, 2015, 02:45:44 PM
Hi Noel

When we were teenagers St Bernard's  on a Sunday night was the highlight of the week,recall Catherine going there,had a joiner giving me a a price for a new floor,he's from the east ,from Ardenlee ave ,was saying a lot of young Catholic Familes have moved back,and are sending their children too St Michaels on the Ravenhill road,St Anthony's is doing better thanks too a large Polish community .
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 14, 2015, 06:06:55 PM
Hi Noel

When we were teenagers St Bernard's  on a Sunday night was the highlight of the week,recall Catherine going there,had a joiner giving me a a price for a new floor,he's from the east ,from Ardenlee ave ,was saying a lot of young Catholic Familes have moved back,and are sending their children too St Michaels on the Ravenhill road,St Anthony's is doing better thanks too a large Polish community .

not to many moving back into the old manor . m8
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on January 14, 2015, 06:28:19 PM
Maybe not back too Woodstock,Creagah,Castlereagh,but Ballyhackamore,Ballygowan rd,Knockbreda,proving popular
PS what has happened too Everton
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: MontyB1970 on January 14, 2015, 07:04:22 PM
Hi everyone,
Just joined the forum today as I was was born in the city hospital in 1970 and spent the first six years of my life living on Madrid st.
My Granny(Lil Burns) used to have a wee shop somewhere near Madrid st(Poss Beechfield st but I'm not 100%)
I remember going to St Anthony's between 1974 and 1976 and vaguely remember either the headmaster(or poss dept head) as Mr Morden(or poss Morton).
I also remember a schoolmate called Martin Macken(or poss McCann?).
Did any other members attend St Anthony's during this period who could help refresh my memory?
My family moved over to Warrington in Cheshire around Nov 1976(still over here now).
Thanks in advance,
Paul Burns
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: citybloke on January 14, 2015, 07:54:12 PM
Hi MontyB1970

I used to know a lad called Brian Burns who lived on Madrid Street- he'd be in his sixties now but lost contact with him when I moved to Manchester in 1971 - just wondering if he would be a relation of yours. I live on Madrid Street in the block  between Prim Street and Lisbon Street.
Can't help with any info regarding St. Anthony's School but I'm sure there will be some on this forum who'll be able to help.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: MontyB1970 on January 14, 2015, 08:22:48 PM
Hi Citybloke,

That sounds like my Uncle Brian,I'm pretty sure he lived on Madrid St with my Auntie Pauline at some point,
He's still with us(I think he lives out Twinbrook way),I've not spoken to him for a while but I keep in contact with my cousins on facebook(His kids) so I can ask if you like?
His older brother Patrick is my Dad and my other uncles are Gerard,Frankie(Sadly passed away in 2013),Thomas and Geordie,
Feel free to send me a private message with your name if you don't want to publish on here and I can ask for you if you like?
Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 15, 2015, 03:15:11 PM
Maybe not back too Woodstock,Creagah,Castlereagh,but Ballyhackamore,Ballygowan rd,Knockbreda,proving popular
PS what has happened too Everton

correct about those areas. then thats the ones that count. !? bad result  for sure
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on January 16, 2015, 04:42:28 PM
Gubbo, Ranellagh Street 1966  - No.2.Beggs,Hugh, No. 4.Humphries, James, No.6 Mooney,Leslie. No.8 Brown,Mrs Charlotte, No.10 Carrigan,G, No.12.McCullough,Philip, No.14 Gubbins,Michael,
No.16 Logan,F, No.18 Blair,Lawrence,  No.20 Hoey,John
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 23, 2015, 09:18:57 AM
cant say i know any of them.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: Rose8 on January 26, 2015, 12:11:03 AM
Hi
Would anybody remember the Gubbins family that lived in Ranelagh Street? My mum was Mary ( Molly) originally from the Short Strand, sisters Catherine and Briedge and my brother Michael.
Regards

Noel

Yes I lived in Ravenhill Avenue and remember your mum Molly very well and I used to take your two sisters out for walks on Sunday afternoons. If I remember, the Lundy family lived next door until they moved down to The Mount.  Mrs O'Kane is still going strong and lives in St Bernadettes Parish. A lovely lady.
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Post by: marty1953 on January 26, 2015, 12:23:11 AM
Why do we remember East Belfast,with so much affection.
My son can't believe that I'm still proud of being from East Belfast,but there you go  a lot of happy days spent there,the good part it's COUNTY DOWN :)
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on January 26, 2015, 04:13:35 PM
Why do we remember East Belfast,with so much affection.
My son can't believe that I'm still proud of being from East Belfast,but there you go  a lot of happy days spent there,the good part it's COUNTY DOWN :)

very good question marty.ill think over it !!!!
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 01, 2015, 10:11:23 AM
still thinking it over
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 09, 2015, 10:59:02 AM
heard the good folk around the cop shop were put out of there homes last night.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 13, 2015, 08:18:32 AM
thinking back it is the fact that while id never live there again, I grew up there and done almost all my schooling there. no one will ever take those memorys away.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on February 13, 2015, 11:38:18 AM
Yeah would live there again,but not Castlereagh /Woodstock ..maybe Ormeau Rd or near  where Gusties stood.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 13, 2015, 09:50:30 PM
Yeah would live there again,but not Castlereagh /Woodstock ..maybe Ormeau Rd or near  where Gusties stood.

not for me m8.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 14, 2015, 03:09:37 PM
Yeah would live there again,but not Castlereagh /Woodstock ..maybe Ormeau Rd or near  where Gusties stood.

to many students around that area these days
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on February 14, 2015, 06:54:29 PM
Students of Buckfast,lol
No I wouldn't live near the Holy Land..upper OrmeauRavenhill
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 16, 2015, 08:50:08 AM
Students of Buckfast,lol
No I wouldn't live near the Holy Land..upper OrmeauRavenhill

to many of them in and around the upper ormo area
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 17, 2015, 07:18:29 PM
see the old chapel got a going over last night
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: bjay on February 17, 2015, 09:03:30 PM
Redecorated the front - not to my taste.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on February 17, 2015, 10:22:07 PM
Saw that on LADFLEG ,in that part of the East things will never change,good luck too the large Polish community there,these people are straight out off a Ku Klux Klan film.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on February 18, 2015, 04:17:17 PM
Saw that on LADFLEG ,in that part of the East things will never change,good luck too the large Polish community there,these people are straight out off a Ku Klux Klan film.

to right they are m8.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 02, 2015, 01:02:17 PM
anyone you remember who youd  like to catch up with again ?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: woodsey57 on March 19, 2015, 11:54:59 AM
Does anyone remember Margaret woods and Ann Burns  who both attended ST.Monicas ,1964/1970 and both lived in and around the Castlereagh estate.
Hi i am Paul Woods Margarets younger brother,Margaret lives in Ballygowan
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on March 19, 2015, 12:54:47 PM
Anne Burns lived inClonduff Dr,about halfway up the street from me,she married a lad from West Belfast,who tragically lost his life in a diving accident in Donegal,20 yrs ago.
Remember Paul woods,don't think he lived in Castlereagh Est,was it Rodchester Gds?
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: woodsey57 on March 19, 2015, 01:21:02 PM
Hi i am Paul Woods and i lived in carnamena park but spent most of my childhood playing in castlereagh estate
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on March 19, 2015, 02:44:44 PM
Remember now,did you live near Tommy Mc Bride,and the Delaneys?
Where you Mates with Paul Fullerton,Jimmy Rafferty
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: woodsey57 on March 19, 2015, 03:06:33 PM
Remember now,did you live near Tommy Mc Bride,and the Delaneys?
Where you Mates with Paul Fullerton,Jimmy Rafferty
Dont remember Tommy Mc Bride or Delaneys but yes jim rafferty,paul fullerton martin & liam knocker stevie toolan gerry christian     robert gray & Brenda Murry, I went to st pats college for two years and then went to st agustines then went to work at Drumkeen hotel till 74 and then moved to preston where i still live now
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: olelad on March 20, 2015, 10:12:27 PM
Dont remember Tommy Mc Bride or Delaneys but yes jim rafferty,paul fullerton martin & liam knocker stevie toolan gerry christian     robert gray & Brenda Murry, I went to st pats college for two years and then went to st agustines then went to work at Drumkeen hotel till 74 and then moved to preston where i still live now

Gerry Christian was in the same class as me at st anthonys.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: marty1953 on March 20, 2015, 10:25:22 PM
The Christians, lived in Tullyyard Way,2 doors from the Fullertons Raffertys ,lived further down the street.
Gerry,had two Brothers Leo,(RIP)&Terence ,two very funny guys,might have had 3/4 sisters.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: woodsey57 on March 20, 2015, 10:32:21 PM

Gerry Christian was in the same class as me at st anthonys.
I was in the year a head of gerry,the school football team was restarted the year before I left for st pats.
Title: Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
Post by: woodsey57 on March 20, 2015, 10:37:33 PM
The Christians, lived in Tullyyard Way,2 doors from the Fullertons Raffertys ,lived further down the street.
Gerry,had two Brothers Leo,(RIP)&Terence ,two very funny guys,might have had 3/4 sisters.
Me and gerry went to see man utd & then went to see Terence at his students house before heading back for the boat home,he made us a meal of beans and toast lol.
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