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Title: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on October 02, 2015, 12:06:40 PM
I would like to link up with ex residents of Thames Street / Braemar Street / Irwell Street / and Broadway from 1952 / 1968 , I lived in Thames Street during this time I am on a down hill spiral to the grand old age of seventy I had a great many friends there , I played hand ball at Dr Lamb`s gable wall and roller skated down the Thames Street hill turning into Irwell Street a great thrill , we had push bikes that made a noise like a motor bike with lolly pop sticks and clothes peg`s holding this great invention together , and then guiders with two wheels at the front and one or two ball bearing wheels at the rear we made our own fun , the girls played wee shops at the door breaking up old china and such exchanging it for what ever skipping and hop scotch , the ground at the front door of the house was washed that much that a half moon was allways there anyhow it was a great time to be young .     
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: Nick Keene on October 04, 2015, 08:41:14 PM
I was born in Broadway, had relatives there, grandmother and uncle in latter years lived in Iveagh St and we spent many happy days around Thames Street and the Falls Rd. My Dad was one of a family of nine who lived in Thames St, sadly now all deceased from prob 1930's until around 1968 when when my old aunt fell ill and came to live with us and we cleared the house. Dr Lambs I attended as a child, my mother was from Roden St and most of her family worked in the RVH. Broadway Presbyterian played a big part in all our lives with my Dad and family attending and in the BB there. We also attended until the church's demise was imminent, sadly.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on October 05, 2015, 05:48:05 PM
NICK I AM SO SORRY BUT THIS DAM SYSTEM HAS LOST ALL MY REPLY TO YOUR KIND MESSAGE ! I AM TOTALLY SICK MAINLY BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A LONG MESSAGE WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF NAMES FOR YOU TO LOOK OVER , I HAVE SPENT A HUGH AMOUNT OF TIME REPLYING TO YOU AND I HAVE SPENT A HUGH AMOUNT OF TIME SEARCHING FOR IT WITH OUT ANY SUCCESS , I WILL SEND ANOTHER REPLY WHEN I CAN WRITE DOWN THE NAMES I HAD FOR YOU THIS IS GOING TO BE A HUGH TASK SO BARE WITH ME I WILL GET BACK TO YOU , KIND REGARDS THE LONE RANGER AND SILVER OF COURSE AND TANTO AND SCOUT AS WELL HIGH HO SILVER AWAY !
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on October 07, 2015, 03:38:49 PM
Nick i am starting a new reply i have hunted high and low for my first reply to no avail it just went off the radar into infinity and beyond as Buzz lightyear would say , i was reared between Sandy Row and Kitchener Street Donegall Road i went to Broadway Primary School at five years old i think i was sent there as my grand parents lived in Broadway in the so called village , there was a hugh amount of people from Thames Street , Braemar Street , Broadway Road , Whiterock , Ballymurphy , and New Barnsley we all mixed together very well no bother what so ever infact believe it or not i played Galic and Hurling in the Falls Park and swam in the falls baths nobody said boo! , from 1952 and until i was 21 i remained in contact with a good lot of these people and then the troubles came everyone then just went their own way sad really , i will try to go over the names i can remember most of us would be hitting the 70 mark if alive , now these people went to Broadway School there was Kevin Massey , Jamesy Garr and his sister Madline Garr a real film star looker in the Janet Jackson mould , George Dowie his sister Lorraine Dowie , Victor Nesbitt and his uncle Jimmy Nesbitt , Norman Spratt his brother Trevor Spratt , Alex Todd his sister Norma Todd , John Duckett his brothers Reggie and David , , Jackie Curry , Boyd Rankin , Norman Waterworth , Andy Kerr , Albert Artis , Jim Jelly , Jim Coats , Kenny McKee , Edward Gibiney , Eric Bryans , there was a big family of the Stevensons , the Baxters , the Arthurs , the Dawsons , the Darraghs , the Gardners , the Laverys , and more and more i think Nick you will be sorry you bothered sorry so long for now .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: Nick Keene on October 08, 2015, 12:43:24 AM
Thanks for that, check your private messages, you'll have mail there very soon.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: Jimmy Patterson on October 09, 2015, 09:52:28 AM
Fancy seeing you again l/r I met up with andy kerr when I was back home.i also heard john duckett isn't to well.please come back on the excise st thread I enjoyed having a banter with you.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on October 09, 2015, 10:54:20 AM
Jimmy it would be very hard seeing me as i wear a mask unless you have x-ray vision like our very own Superman , my own Ulster accent must give you a clue not many dipsticks walk around with a white horse in tow with a mask on the glittering white horse as well with an Ulster accent with breathing difficultes and diabetes and spinal trouble , for big white elephant sake i must look a right sight i will have to consider speaking to May McFettridge about taking over her role as this mask man lark is to exhausting her accent is much more refined than mine will be very hard putting Silver and Tanto down May would be very pleased as she is getting on a bit , nice to hear you got home for a while and seen the over sixties well over sixties and your journey back to Australia was without drama , well that is it for now will consider the Excise Street offer us Chelsea Pensioners must be in bed early after we have mucked out this plonker Silver just won`t go out side these dark nights C.O.Y.S.  ?    Kind Regards to you and your family and extended family .   
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: Jimmy Patterson on October 09, 2015, 11:50:14 AM
L/rid everything you have said is true I know who you are.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: Nick Keene on October 09, 2015, 01:56:50 PM
Lone Ranger, sorry but the last two private messages you have sent are only quote copies of my messages to you, is there something wrong, I cannot understand what's happening my friend?
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on October 09, 2015, 02:10:44 PM
Nick i am very poor on the computer not a tech person so have not got a clue sorry pal .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: Nick Keene on October 09, 2015, 02:21:55 PM
when you read the personal message, hit the REPLY button and type your reply and send, you seem to be hitting the QUOTE button and sending, try one or two word answers first if it suits mate
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on October 10, 2015, 08:57:50 AM
Nick thanks for your concern pal i have sent quite a few replys no bother but there is some other force working against me , i have also replied to Jimmy Patterson lately and they also have gone astray i know a wizz kid who can work these contraptions with his eyes closed hope to get things sorted soon its a matter of getting him with some free time.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on November 15, 2015, 12:06:24 PM
I can`t believe there is no one else out there to share some old memories from Thames Street / Braemar Street / Irwell Street / and Broadway from the years 1952 / 1968 the best years of my life , i bet i hold this record from the area i played hurling in the Falls Park , Galic in the Falls park , Football in the Falls with the great Charlie Tullys brother Peter Tully and Galic on the Whiterock and handball up against Doctor Lambs gable wall that was something for a wee prody dick to do these were the days when you faith ment nothing . 
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: JackM on November 16, 2015, 01:12:54 PM
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Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on November 16, 2015, 02:03:53 PM
Jack M !    Thank you for your kind reply what a treasure of a photograph and who knows i might be in the hut along with these other guys all though i think my self and pals would have been truly annoyed not being able to play our hand ball at Dr Lambs gable wall .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on November 16, 2015, 02:07:32 PM
I forgot on reflection of the photograph i think i know this lady would it be Mrs Gregg .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on November 23, 2015, 10:43:04 AM
I remember a very important date in Thames Street the date was 2nd June 1953 Queen Elizabeth`s Coronation most children were off school for the event , tables were lined up nearly from one end of the street to the other buns jelly and ice cream fizzy drinks and party hats after the feast you were given a tin pencil case with the Queen and Philip on them rubbers markers small rule and a Coronation hankerchief , then the tables were cleared and races were organised three leg race 50 yards dash egg and spoon and so on , people of all faiths came and joined in they celebrated every bit as much as the protestants who were the majority then no one give it a second thought and thats the way it should be  .     
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: celtdunm on November 23, 2015, 04:11:21 PM
The little girl in white behind the first three is Elizabeth Dalby whose family emigrated to Australia.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on November 24, 2015, 06:46:56 AM
Celtdumn thank you kindly for taken the time to reply the little girl`s name does not ring a bell i am afraid are you an ex resident of the area .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: celtdunm on November 24, 2015, 06:43:12 PM
Lone Ranger,
 I resided in St James's but I had an Uncle & Aunt plus my mate lived in Thames Street. As I said, he emigrated to Aus with his wife and children around 1982 or so. The little girl in the picture was his eldest daughter.
Both he & his wife sadly died in 2010 less than 5 months apart. R.I.P. both of them.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: CMcG on November 25, 2015, 04:08:07 AM
Thames Street in the Belfast street directories, courtesy of the Lennon Wylie website:

1951: http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/images/1951BSD/1951strs%200324.jpg (http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/images/1951BSD/1951strs%200324.jpg) 

1960: http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/images/1960BSD/1960strs%200377.jpg (http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/images/1960BSD/1960strs%200377.jpg)

Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on November 25, 2015, 10:30:10 AM
Celtdrunm a very sad affair indeed RIP do you remember their name by any chance i worked with a guy who came from St James his name was Paddy Cook what a comedian he was all ways in the same mood laughing and joking .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: celtdunm on November 25, 2015, 04:12:26 PM
Lone Ranger their names were Betty & Peter Dalby, they lived at no 49.
CD
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on November 25, 2015, 04:20:35 PM
A very rare name to me sorry i don`t them or even heard of them from Thames Street thanks for the reply take care .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on November 30, 2015, 01:31:09 PM
Any one know the Arthurs who lived in number 1 Thames Street or the Laverys who lived in number 13 or the ellisons not sure of their number .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: CMcG on November 30, 2015, 02:27:50 PM

Any one know the Arthurs who lived in number 1 Thames Street or the Laverys who lived in number 13 or the ellisons not sure of their number .


Courtesy of the Lennon Wylie website street directories:

Thames Street

1951: 22 Ellison, Thomas, lorry drvr.
1960: 22 Allison [sic], Thos., bus driver

Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on December 01, 2015, 09:49:25 AM
CMCG  C/O Lennon Wylie thank you very much for this information i knew Mr Arthurs and Mr Thomas Ellison were both bus drivers and Mr John Lavery was a messenger in the law courts i knew their sons and daughters better just wondered were they all got to , Mr Arthurs had 2 girls and 2 boys Anne , Marriade , Raymond my mate , and Kierain , Mr Lavery had 2 girls and 3 boys Eileen , Marie , Jackie , Tommy , Richard , and Mr Ellison had 3 boys and 1 girl , Tommy Pat , John , and Moria , all a long long time ago .   Kind Regards Thank you . 
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on February 02, 2016, 03:34:15 PM
This little site has gone very quite will someone out there say a few words to make us sit up and think , its that we would like to hear from old neighbours from the time scale of 1952 / 1968 .  :)
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: Morton McDonald on April 08, 2016, 04:47:49 AM
This message is for celtdunm .Hi my name is Morton McDonald originally from Tates Avenue but have lived in Canada for the last 58 years,Have known a few people from in and around St.James,the Henry family who emigrated to Canada same time as i did our Sisters used to be Irish dancers her name was Stella Henry and some of the boys were Walter a boxes for St.Malackies,Jerry or Jake, Ken McCoy and his sister Bernadette,Henry (hen) Mocker who married Ann Law, ....hello L/R on this thread as well.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on April 08, 2016, 06:31:58 AM
Hello Morton nice to hear from you hope you are well .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: celtdunm on April 08, 2016, 05:50:45 PM
Hello Morton,
I'm afraid I only vaguely remember a Henry family in St James's Gardens no 27 (my Aunt lived in no 21) and I really don't know any info on any of the individuals. Sorry I can't help you out.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: Morton McDonald on April 10, 2016, 01:02:55 AM
Celtdunm  Walter Henry and i have been friends for over seventy years,in years gone by Walter has boxed in 3 olympics for Canada winning a bronze and silver for Canada,the year he won the silver he was not allowed to fight for the gold as he had an absessed tooth so was awarded the silver 5 weeks later he met the winner of the gold and dispatched him in under two minutes of the first round it was the one and only time i ever witnessed Walter with a hatred for anyone and really made him suffer before knocking him clear out of the ring,Walter was inducted into the Canadian sports hall of fame along with fellow boxer George Chunalo who fought some of the best in the business,Casius Clay twice the second time as Muhammed Ali,George Foreman,Ken Norton, and Sonny Liston to name a few.
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: celtdunm on April 10, 2016, 07:52:07 PM
Nice to read that news of an ex Belfastman.

Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: peter garland on April 12, 2016, 07:30:11 PM
I was a paper boy for fagans my run was iveagh and took in Irwell ,breamer and thames st,i remember billy darragh the halls Jackie and Wesley the mallons two sets of baxters Sammy and jim the oneills the laverys the allisons the dalys and lamonts and Alfie lieghios ice cream shop and a guy called hairy dan for some reason,jublarr oneill joss cusick and dan shields and anold guy called furphy so many I cant recall
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on April 13, 2016, 12:04:04 PM
Peter Garland hello and welcome I came from Thames Street knew big Billy ( Billzer Darragh ) and Noel and Gervin and Eileen they went Australia when you could go for ten quid but they came home again , Jackie and Wesley Hall were from Irwell Street as you know , the Mallons lived facing us there was Charlie , Brendan , Bernadette , Mary , and Monica a living film star with her good looks what a doll , the Baxters were Tom , Jim , Hazel , and the father Sammy , the O`neills there was Francis , Geraldene , Rita , and a big brother whom I can`t remember , the Lavery`s there was Eileen, Jackie , Tommy , Richard , and Marie , the Ellisons there was Pat , John , Moria , and a big brother who I think was Tommy , the rest you have mentioned I don`t know .   
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on April 15, 2016, 05:33:44 PM
Could the lady that asked me a while back if I knew the Currys from Upper Broadway because she married a Curry with a big red head of hair but now he is just a snowy head of hair now .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: peter garland on April 15, 2016, 06:31:37 PM
hi lone ranger sadly most of the mallons have passed on monica died last year,there was a girl we all fancied cant remember her first name but she was called hunter lived below the miskimmons you would remember louie davies and her daughter and the watsons who lived top of broadway just below the electric shop had great times around there
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: Morton McDonald on April 16, 2016, 03:33:43 AM
Another family who lived around the St. James area was the Reannie just remember two of the girls names Noreen and Patsie
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on April 16, 2016, 10:12:32 AM
Peter the names you mentioned must have been just before my time I have not heard of any of these people , I was sure most of the Mallon`s would be gone but Monica being the youngest surprised me I loved her to bits she was gorgeous a real Liz Taylor look a like but to old for me , I remember she started to go with a guy who owned a motor bike a real flash job in those days she all ways set side saddle oh boy did I envy him I don`t know where her eyes were when she started to go with him but then suddenly he died don`t know the cause , did she ever marry and have a family where did she eventually live what did she work at her father was a musican her sister Bernadette was a nun but left the order very soon after she joined her brother Brendan was a fireman , you tend to think people look the same after you moved on and the next you know 50 odd years have passed bless them all they were great neighbours , Thank you Peter for your reply most kind take care .[size=78%]   [/size]
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on April 22, 2016, 12:38:16 PM
Peter do you remember the two guys that came in and out of Fagan`s shop called Joe and Eddie If I can remember right they were brother`s and both of them were mentally disturbed but they were harmless , one day I went round the corner to Shiels Street and all ways wondered what happened in side the bookies there facing a barbours shop a guy was going in I asked him to put a bet on for me I gave him sixpence , in those days sixpence was acceptable don`t remember how I picked the horse after the race was over the guy came out he said you were beat son that`s a lesson to you son the bookie never looses , I was gutted I knew my mum needed the money badly when I was walking away head hung low good job it was because there was a ten bob note laying on the ground nobody in sight well I had to have it stuck my foot over it and when all was clear I got it took it home to my mum she was one very happy lady never gambled again and to this day still have never gambled . 
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: peter garland on April 26, 2016, 07:56:12 PM
the guys you are asking about lone ranger was joe and eddie ohagan they lived in iveagh crescent sadly they have passed over,i lived next door to the bookies in dairy street
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on April 24, 2018, 11:42:37 AM
Just thought I would drop in just to see if there was anyone new to the site who might want to converse about the old Thames Street days on the Falls Road & close to Broadway .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: tinky on April 30, 2018, 03:36:51 PM
Hi

Raymond Arthurs now living in Dublin his sister Anne still on Broadway living not sure about the other brother and his other sister died a while ago, I will get you the phone number for Raymond if you like?
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: LONE RANGER on April 29, 2019, 11:07:26 AM
Hi

Raymond Arthurs now living in Dublin his sister Anne still on Broadway living not sure about the other brother and his other sister died a while ago, I will get you the phone number for Raymond if you like?
  HI Tinky Can you get me Raymonds phone number please .
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: No 10 on May 29, 2019, 01:28:00 PM
I would like to link up with ex residents of Thames Street / Braemar Street / Irwell Street / and Broadway from 1952 / 1968 , I lived in Thames Street during this time I am on a down hill spiral to the grand old age of seventy I had a great many friends there , I played hand ball at Dr Lamb`s gable wall and roller skated down the Thames Street hill turning into Irwell Street a great thrill , we had push bikes that made a noise like a motor bike with lolly pop sticks and clothes peg`s holding this great invention together , and then guiders with two wheels at the front and one or two ball bearing wheels at the rear we made our own fun , the girls played wee shops at the door breaking up old china and such exchanging it for what ever skipping and hop scotch , the ground at the front door of the house was washed that much that a half moon was allways there anyhow it was a great time to be young .     
Title: Re: Thames Street 1952 / 1968
Post by: No 10 on May 29, 2019, 01:38:58 PM
Lived no 10 Thames Street from 1952 knew the Arthurs ,)Dawsons  and Ducketts moved about 1959/60