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Title: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on May 11, 2008, 10:28:06 PM
Just wondering if anyone on the forum recalls this family?  They lived at 51 East Bread Street from at least the forties till the homes were torn down.  With 11 children (including my Mum Betty McShane Armstrong) I thought I might find some old friends or relatives.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on May 12, 2008, 05:26:47 AM
 When did they tear it down :o

I suppose Steens Row has also gone  :-\
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on May 12, 2008, 11:01:25 AM
I was last there in the early 80's and it was still intact.  I will have to check my Mum's memory about the timing.  That street was very long originally.  My Granda's last job was at the ropeworks and my Aunt Jeannie worked at Inglis's for years until they shut down.  My Granny was moved into a little flat across the street when it was ready for her.  Indoor toilet with a tub and no more stairs for her to climb.
From what I can see on a map the street is still there sort of but you cannot travel from one end to the other anymore.  It is divided and renamed.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: ulsterstan on May 19, 2008, 03:30:43 AM
I  recall the  McShane,s in the late 40,s and 50,s    when they  came into my uncle,s chipper  across the street  from   East Bread St.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Wendl on May 25, 2008, 09:28:13 AM
Hello Ulster Stan....

Do you have any recollection of the "Crowe's" from  106 East Bread street???? Caroline and Robert Crowe...had the following children...Thomas, Robert, John, Caroline Sabina and Mae...

All the best
Wendy
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: bnf on May 25, 2008, 03:43:47 PM
When did they tear it down :o

I suppose Steens Row has also gone  :-\

steen's row, both front and back, are gone. according to
multimap ( front ) steen's row is now elmgrove road.
bnf     :(
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: ulsterstan on June 04, 2008, 08:32:34 PM
If my mum was still around i'm sure she'd   know the McShanes  and Crowes as she just about knew everyone in East Bread St.  The names are familar to me but  it's been over 50 years i'm gone  from the area.       
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: ulsterstan on June 04, 2008, 08:38:29 PM
A friend sent me this site   hope it comes up   some  good photos in the gallery  section.   communitygreenway.co.uk          around Elmgrove and Connswater.             

         
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: marlyne on June 04, 2008, 11:35:53 PM
Hi
My husbands granny  Florance Blackstock lived
at 47 Eastbread street . many years ago .
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on June 11, 2008, 11:07:06 PM
My Mum has mentioned both the Crowe family and Mrs. Blackstock.  Another neighbour mentioned often was called big Aggie.  I think she was resposible for my addiction to Carmac bars.  I would be sitting outside my Granny's in my pram and Mum would come out to find me with a piece of one in my little hand. 
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Wendl on June 12, 2008, 08:07:52 AM
Hiya....

Caroline Crowe was the only member of her immediate family (the Close's) to stay in Belfast....
she was my Granda's sister....everyone but her immigrated to Canada between 1923 and 1928.

If your Mummy has any insight on Caroline I Would love to hear.....she died long before I was even thot of.

All the Best
Wendy
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on June 15, 2008, 12:46:00 PM
Wendy,
 I am sorry but my Mum read your message and said she didn't recall Mrs. Crowe.  She must have passed away before Mum was born or when Mum was very little.  She is sorry she couldn't help you with any little insights or memories.
I am trying to get my folks to join the site here.  I really think they would enjoy it but neither of them types.  I told them my daughter or I would do their typing when required.  I am sure they would meet many people here with so much in common.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Wendl on June 15, 2008, 04:33:28 PM
Good Morning belfast Bairn....

I thank you for taking the time to see if your Mum remembered our Caroline...your right she was probably quite young.

I'm sure your family would quite probably enjoy the site as well...and more than likely bump into some old neighbours and friends.

All the best
Wendy
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: headbanger on June 22, 2008, 10:55:08 PM
There is a Derek McShane living in Newtownards,he is originally from East Bread street :)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on July 01, 2008, 02:33:34 PM
That is my Uncle Derek.  We are still in touch with our family back home.  My Mum is the only one of 11 children to have left Ireland.  How do you know Uncle Derek headbanger?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: headbanger on July 01, 2008, 10:00:24 PM
That is my Uncle Derek.  We are still in touch with our family back home.  My Mum is the only one of 11 children to have left Ireland.  How do you know Uncle Derek headbanger?
Belfast Bairn,
I have known Derek for about 30 years,we lived in the same estate in Newtownards,and attend the same church.
What part of the world are you living in, Belfast Bairn?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on July 02, 2008, 11:06:53 AM
I've been in Canada most of my life.  So you lived by Scarbo Tower as well!  I always thought it was such a cool thing to see from your home.  I  have been up there a few times. 
Would you pass a Hello to Uncle Derek and Auntie Angie for me the next time your paths cross?
Thanks.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: headbanger on July 06, 2008, 08:29:20 PM
Belfast Bairn, I was telling your uncle Derek you sent him your best wishes,he told me too tell you he is going to send you a fist full of dollars but he didnt say when.
The McShanes are a lovely family,Derek was delighted when I told him about you.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on July 06, 2008, 08:41:43 PM
 Headbanger,
You just tell Uncle Derek to keep his cash for his grandchild's pay.  I believe it was every Friday if memory serves.  Used to get 10p from all my working Uncles and my Auntie when I was home on vacation in "69.  I had no idea what to spend it on except Bubbly bubble gum at Mr. Parker's wee shop.  Even my trip home when I was 16 they still gave me my pay, of course the pay had increased by then.
Thanks for letting Uncle Derek know I was thinking about them all.
Jacqueline
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: headbanger on July 07, 2008, 04:41:47 PM
Belfast Bairn,Glad you signed your name,I thought you were Neil!
I,ll pass your message to uncle Derek.
By the way my name is nearly the same as yours.
                                       Regards, Jackie.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Chicago on July 11, 2008, 07:20:04 PM
Hi

Just read your message and was wondering if any of you from East Bread St remembered the Polly's? They used to live near the top end, the top end not being the end closer to the Newtownards Road.  ;)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Belfast Betty on July 11, 2008, 07:45:23 PM
Hi Chicago,
Yes I do remember all the Polly's.  I went to school with them.  Are you related to the family?  I am one of the McShanes from further down the street.  Some of the family were called Sally(oldest), Walter, Joan, Richard and a few others whose names I can't remember just now.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Chicago on July 11, 2008, 07:53:27 PM
Hi Belfast Betty,

Yes trying to find them. There mum was my Granny's sister. I hung around with Kathleen she was the youngest. My mum used to chum with Joan. Ceila, Sandy, Edith, and Kathleen are the names you can't remember. Are you in touch with any of them now.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Belfast Betty on July 11, 2008, 08:10:25 PM
No I am not in touch with them these days.  I moved away over 40 years ago.  The other names ring a bell now though.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Chicago on July 11, 2008, 08:27:12 PM
Hi,

You were a great help even though you didn't know it. My sister and I couldn't remember the older ones names. I only remembered Joan as mum used to talk about when she and Joan went to England and my Granda had the police meet her getting of the ship on the other side as she was only 16, Joan might had been a few years older as Aunt Nellie and Uncle Walter let her stay in London. 

Thanks so much for your help
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on July 11, 2008, 09:39:26 PM
Does anyone remember the Little guy ( I think he might have been a Hunchback, I

don't know ) who lived in East Bread Street in the 60's, who rode one of the first

Honda 305's in Belfast.

He used to join us on the runs to Bangor.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Belfast Betty on July 15, 2008, 09:19:12 PM
Hi bloomfield

Could that person's name me John Mackie?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on July 15, 2008, 09:27:28 PM
Betty

Sorry, but I can't remember his name.

The lad I'm thinking of, lived on the left hand side of the street, as you went

 towards the Newtownards Road.  ( I think  :))

At that time, the Honda motorcycles were just coming into Belfast, and he had the biggest one.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: jauntyjohnston on March 30, 2009, 07:33:20 PM
When did they tear it down :o

I suppose Steens Row has also gone  :-\
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HI I lived in bloomfield parade and immagrated to the states in 1959. my mother lived in bloomfield parade until she died in 2004. knew all the MCSHANES ALSO THE CROWS. I also knew AGNES Parker very well.
My maiden name was Steed.would like to hear from anyone
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: soda farl on March 31, 2009, 11:18:52 PM
edith polly was  another name i remember she was geogus lol
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Chicago on April 01, 2009, 08:24:33 PM
Yes she was/is SF, do you remember the little cut she had between her nostrils. She was also a good singer. Did you know her before she married some-one called Pinkerton? You must remember Sandy, her brother, he sang with a band in the local pubs. I remember having to pay a cover charge once to get in to see him. 

-Jen
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Wendl on April 07, 2009, 07:11:14 PM
[quote author=jauntyjohnston link=topic=9121.msg348923#msg348923

HI I lived in bloomfield parade and immagrated to the states in 1959. my mother lived in bloomfield parade until she died in 2004. knew all the MCSHANES ALSO THE CROWS. I also knew AGNES Parker very well.
My maiden name was Steed.would like to hear from anyone

[/quote]

HI there....

Just saw your post....the Crowe's from Eastbread Street are my rellies...I'm in touch with Caroline and her family, she married a Bowers, Sabina married a Ballantine, sadly all the boys and Mae are gone...RIP

All the Best
Wendy
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: jauntyjohnston on April 13, 2009, 03:44:49 PM
[quote author=jauntyjohnston link=topic=9121.msg348923#msg348923

HI I lived in bloomfield parade and immagrated to the states in 1959. my mother lived in bloomfield parade until she died in 2004. knew all the MCSHANES ALSO THE CROWS. I also knew AGNES Parker very well.
My maiden name was Steed.would like to hear from anyone

HI WENDY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY. DO YOU LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR WINDSOR? DO YOU EVER GET IN TOUCH WITH CAROLYM .SEND HER MY REGARDS. BELLE.

PS MY HUSBAND KNEW BARNEY CROW WHEN HE WORKED IN THE SHIPTARD.

HI there....

Just saw your post....the Crowe's from Eastbread Street are my rellies...I'm in touch with Caroline and her family, she married a Bowers, Sabina married a Ballantine, sadly all the boys and Mae are gone...RIP

All the Best
Wendy
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Wendl on April 14, 2009, 12:57:04 PM
Hi Jaunty....

I live about 55min west of Toronto, I talk to her daughter Kim quite a bit and usually see them when I'm home to Belfast....will definitely tell Caroline I was speaking to you...it's funny, I only found them in 2004, Caroline's Mum was the only one of my Granda's immediate (Close)  family who stayed in Belfast when the others immigrated in the 1920's.....until I started to search the family tree, I no clue they existed....was wonderful to finally find them.

All the Best
Wendy
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: jauntyjohnston on April 15, 2009, 02:15:48 PM
Hi Jaunty....

I live about 55min west of Toronto, I talk to her daughter Kim quite a bit and usually see them when I'm home to Belfast....will definitely tell Caroline I was speaking to you...it's funny, I only found them in 2004, Caroline's Mum was the only one of my Granda's immediate (Close)  family who stayed in Belfast when the others immigrated in the 1920's.....until I started to search the family tree, I no clue they existed....was wonderful to finally find them.

All the Best
Wendy

HI WENDY . THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY. I AM SURE CAROLINE WILL REMEMBER ME. GIVE HER MY REGARDS. I GO BACK TO BELFAST OFTEN, THE PEOPLE I GREW UP WITH HAVE ALL MOVED AWAY AND I HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH MANY OF THEM. IT IS GOOD TO GET SOME NEWS FROM HOME.

I LIVE IN MICHIGAN,BUT I STILL LOVE TO GET TO IRELAND.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK. BELLE.

Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: specy on May 25, 2009, 03:10:29 PM
I lived in East Bread St. I know nearly everyone who lived on that Street, I lived opposite the Mchanes , my name was Irvine, I would like to hear from anyone out there who remembers the Irvines, my Dad had a photographic shop on the Beersbridge Rd just opposite Grove Baptist Church.                                                                                                   
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on May 28, 2009, 02:05:38 PM
hi i lived in bloomfield st  my surname is allen . i chumed with patricia mitchell , i remember the name. did you live beside carol mcalpine?. do you remember ella,s shop? the jackons lived in the corner house of east bread st and bloomfield prd ,i left the street about 1966 moved to mount st ,married a guy from glentoran st  then came to canada in 1972. i still go back quite often as i have a sister and brother at home    best wishes cheers :drinks: (http://)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on May 28, 2009, 02:22:10 PM
 hi ms steed i remember when you left to go to the states lived in bloomfield street i have a brother John and a sister Myrtle  you lived close to my chum patrica hill  just found out about this site  it was great to see all those names again it was memory lane for me  by the way  the surmane everyone got stuck on was jackie hagen  he had a club foot sorry to say he died a few years back .  take care   :)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on June 03, 2009, 10:50:06 PM
Mcd,
Hi now if I don't have my Mitchell's mixed up I am quite sure your Patricia Mitchell is my Auntie's sister.  Margaret (Maggie) is married to my Uncle Jimmy McShane.  He was really good friends with the late Jackie Hagen.  Jackie passed away the same summer my Granda Joe McShane died.  I was home for that sad occasion and I think both funerals were a week apart. I need to get my Mum online more often because she probably knows most of from the street.  She remembers just about everyone.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on June 09, 2009, 02:19:00 PM
morning belfast bairn   you got it right still keep in touch with patsy was back home about six weeks ago usually go once a year  was wondering if your grandfather kept racing piegions if memory serves me right  i  think he and jackie mckiterrick  would be out our back with my dad  watching for my dads birds  if he didnt have his own he must of had an interest  tell your mom i said hi  many years ago we were in your house i think you lived in oshawa or pickering must be twenty year ago      take care  :yes: :yahoo:
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on July 04, 2009, 02:58:11 PM
Hello everyone.  I just want to add one or two things since I have had a chat with my Mum.
   
Now Specy my Mum remembers the Irvines living opposite her Granny's house at 25 East Bread Street.  Not too far from the crowd at 51 though.

Mcd my Granda didn't keep racing pidgeons.  He had no room for he was busy keeping 11 children!  He did however have a habit of going to the corner and feeding all the pidgeons that would flock around him.  As a small girl I thought it was magic to watch him surrounded by all the birds.  Mum certainly remembers Ella's wee shop and of course the Jacksons were close neighbours.  I remember Mr. Parker's shop and Sammie Vance's as well.  You must be Jean who visited us with Pat Mitchell in Ontario.  Do you remember any of the younger Mc Shane boys?  It truly is a small world isn't it!
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on July 07, 2009, 09:43:21 PM
 two names come to mind right now  desi and bertie   one of your uncle had a nickname snowwhite  am i right ?

take care jean

Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on July 11, 2009, 02:20:22 PM
Hello Jean,
Yes two of my many Uncles are Bertie and Desi.  And of course you would know my Uncle Jimmy the best of all.  My late Uncle Kenny used to hang around with him alot years ago.  Have you heard how my Auntie Maggie is doing lately?  My Mum gives them a call from time to time.
As for snowwhite being one of the boys' nickname that one is new to me.  But I certainly don't know everything now do I.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on July 13, 2009, 02:51:27 AM
evening belfast bairn  speaking with pat michell today your auntie maggie is doing fine   about the nickname i think it was bertie,s  it was snow

take care mcd ::)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: jamesbt20 on July 15, 2009, 11:21:06 PM
Achem!! erm? can I stick my head round the door a sec?

1982 - 83 ? - Anyone know a guy who lived at the end of the street on the left who worked in Shorts?

Jim something? - total Gentleman - Any free time he ever got was spent in Crawfordsburn country park.

We built him a two story timber framed extension at the back of his house - the first of its kind in Northern Ireland - Job only lasted a lot a few weeks but really enjoyed it.  sob! Sob! at break/Tea time - you got the works. sob! sob!

If Jim's still with us he is no doubt retired and lying in the sun in Crawfordsburn right now

Gentleman Jim :-)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: jauntyjohnston on July 25, 2009, 09:32:47 PM
hi ms steed i remember when you left to go to the states lived in bloomfield street i have a brother John and a sister Myrtle  you lived close to my chum patrica hill  just found out about this site  it was great to see all those names again it was memory lane for me  by the way  the surmane everyone got stuck on was jackie hagen  he had a club foot sorry to say he died a few years back .  take care   :)

HI MCS HAVE NOT BEEN ON THE FORUM FOR QUITE AWHILE; GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU, I KNOW PAT HILL VERT WELL' HER NAME IS BAXTER NOW. I SEE HER SOMETIME WHEN I AM HOME, WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU  B JOHNSTON  (steed)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on July 26, 2009, 02:26:36 PM
my name was jean allen in those days does patricia still live in the area someone told me she lived in bloomfield st , granny spratt,s house....,  speaking to patsy mitchell a couple of weeks ago she was saying she was talking to mrs baxter she is in her eighties now and helps out in the mission hall the next time i am home i have got to call in and see her
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: jauntyjohnston on July 27, 2009, 05:02:35 PM
my name was jean allen in those days does patricia still live in the area someone told me she lived in bloomfield st , granny spratt,s house....,  speaking to patsy mitchell a couple of weeks ago she was saying she was talking to mrs baxter she is in her eighties now and helps out in the mission hall the next time i am home i have got to call in and see her

Hi Jean thanks for the reply. I know Mrs Baxter very well and I stay in touch with her.We live in Rochester Michigan where do you live?
Regards Belle
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on July 27, 2009, 09:09:38 PM
 
  hi belle 
     nice to hear from you again,  we live in port perry, ontario

      hope all is well with you    take care  jean O0
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: fitzy on July 31, 2009, 08:49:42 PM
Hi there my aunt ella was born in no51 east bread street, her mother was called lizzy (mc shane) her married name was dickson, they used to live in Templemore street. if you want i can check out with my aunt ella she loves family history.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: fitzy on July 31, 2009, 09:47:10 PM
hi again i got the nos wrong my aunt ella was born at 25 and my aunt vone was born at 61, my mums their cousin on their dads side of the family he was one of seven brothers who were all rivetters in harlands my mum was called lila dickson, they also had cousins at the bridge end, infect my uncle andy still livesdown that end of the road
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on August 01, 2009, 01:22:06 PM
 
 hi fitzy  the only ella mcshane i remember had a sister jean  ella if i remember right was never  married  she ran the wee shop for jackie mackie are we talking about the same person?  they had a brother but cant remember his name  think he was a missionary
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on August 01, 2009, 03:43:35 PM
Good day to all!

Fitzy:  You are right about Ella McShane living at 25 East Bread Street.  She was one of quite a few siblings.  I remember herself, Jean, Marion, Joe (my granda), Tommy and David.  I would have to check with my Mum but I don't think I have forgotten anyone.  My great uncle David lived in Canada.  My great auntie Jean married Louis Stinson (spelling?), great auntie Marion's married name was Rutherford.  My Auntie Ella lived at 25 all her life I believe.  I also remember Auntie Jean living with her as well for years.
Just wondering if you are related to the McShanes by blood or marriage?  We could be distantly related! 
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on August 01, 2009, 04:02:13 PM
Sorry Tommy McShane may have not been a sibling but I think they had an Alec.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on August 06, 2009, 12:36:25 PM
I stand corrected by my Mum.  They have a Tommy and an Alec in the family.  She also reminded me of her Auntie Lizzie.  Mum says she was one of the older McShanes from 25 East Bread Street.  Quite a houseful they had.  That makes 8 siblings in total!
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: fitzy on August 07, 2009, 10:33:31 PM
Hi belfast brain my great aunt lizzie was a mcshane to her own name, she married my grandfathers brother herby they lived in templemore street and had two daughters, one my aunt ella who was called after her sister the other daughter was called after my grandas other brothers wife voneyara who lived out in Austrailia the still lie of the beers bridge road. your mother probley remembers the seacadet hall well my dad was the co there during the60s and 70s and mrs Quinn was the key holder, you can ask her. bye for now
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: castlereagh on August 23, 2009, 05:18:21 PM
hI DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER THE SMITHS FROM ELMDALE STREET ALL WENT TO ELMGROVE SCHOOL IN THE 40S AND 50S.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Bloomfieldgirl on August 23, 2009, 08:32:21 PM
hI DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER THE SMITHS FROM ELMDALE STREET ALL WENT TO ELMGROVE SCHOOL IN THE 40S AND 50S.

Castlereagh, I lived in Elmdale Street, the Smiths lived I think 3 doors away from me.  I remember Margaret Smith, she was about 4 or 5 years older than me.  My most vivid memory of her was when she stood on her doorstep drinking Camp coffee.  We thought she was really sophisticated, we never had coffee back then, only tea.  I remember her brothers - Sammy who was much older, and George who didn't live with them but used to visit regularly.  George was disabled, I only ever saw him sitting in the sun in his wheelchair outside Mrs McChesney's house, with a blanket over his knees.  He couldn't speak very ell, he may have been spastic also, but I was very young and never really understood what it was.  What was your connection with the Smiths?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: castlereagh on August 24, 2009, 12:28:42 AM
Hi bloomfield girl my dad was jim margarets brother whats your last name so i can ask him if he knew your family
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Bloomfieldgirl on August 24, 2009, 06:43:14 AM
Hi Castlereagh, the name was Ruddock.  Your dad, Jim - I don't remember him but he may remember my brother and sister, Philip and Kathleen? My other sister and I would have been much younger than Jim.  Is Margaret still in Belfast?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: castlereagh on August 24, 2009, 09:37:56 AM
Hi bloomfield girl no margaret has sadly died in 1993 from cancer you also said about george he is still very much alive he has down syndrome i wouldnt have called him spastic i dont like that name sorry in what age rangewould you be in i will let my dad know all the info thanks
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: castlereagh on August 24, 2009, 10:00:47 AM
Hi bloomfield girl did you have a brother called paul and he was very close friends with sammy and an older sister called pat same age as my dad jim.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Bloomfieldgirl on August 24, 2009, 05:58:59 PM
Hi Castlereagh.  Sorry to hear about Margaret.  She was much older than me, so I didn't know her very well, but the coffee drinking always stuck with me.  No offence intended about George, it's just I was very young and I didn't recognise the different conditions - spasticity was one I thought of because I had an idea that George couldn't walk but that may be my memory playing tricks on me.  It's great to hear that he is still going strong.  I did have older brothers and sisters - John was the eldest, he's 73 now and lives in London.  Paul died of cancer 8 years ago in London.  Pat lives in Southampton, though she does have some health problems.  Kathleen is in Kent.  Philip died in a car crash about 25 years ago, and Rosie and I are both in Kent.  We were the youngest, with me being the baby, so I doubt that your dad would remember Rosie and me.  I don't remember him, though I do remember Sammy.  Was he in the Army with Paul?  You dad might remember the Galways too, they would have lived next door to him I think.  Others he might remember were the Crothers family?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: castlereagh on August 24, 2009, 09:30:32 PM
Hi Bloomfield girl my dad is 73 going on 74 and i guess he would have known the oldest i guess you wouldnt want to live here again where you young when you went to live in england margaret lived in england when she died and sammy lives in slough nice talking to you.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Bloomfieldgirl on August 24, 2009, 10:09:54 PM
I left  Elmdale Street in 1963 after my mother died.  I lived with relatives for 3 years after that on the outskirts of Belfast and came to England when I was a teenager.  I lived in London for a while before moving out to Kent.  I occasionally go back to Northern Ireland to visit a friend but I haven't got any family left there now.  Give my regards to your dad and to Sammy.  I'll mention them to Pat and John when I talk to them. I'm sure Pat will remember, she has a great memory. 
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: 4181alan on November 09, 2009, 01:55:42 AM
Hi

Just read your message and was wondering if any of you from East Bread St remembered the Polly's? They used to live near the top end, the top end not being the end closer to the Newtownards Road.  ;)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: 4181alan on November 09, 2009, 02:02:04 AM
aha sally polly [clarke] was my mother now passed away along with uncle walter.IT was my granny and granda polly that lived there ineast bread st.im stillin touch with david he lives in roehamton, london and i live in enfield.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: weeone on December 15, 2009, 12:23:18 AM
HI MCD  I REMEMBER THE McSHANES . WENT TO SCHOOL WITH JEAN .  EAST BREAD ST
SCHOOL  I LIVED AT 30 BLOOMFIELD PD . NEXT DOOR TO THE DAWSONS . LOVE TO HEAR FROM  ANY ONE IN THE AREA  , LOOKING FOR  VALERIA SOMMERSET  SHE LIVED AT 7 BLOOMFIELD PD   EILEEN HAMILTON (THOMPSON)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on December 15, 2009, 01:37:46 PM
HI MCD  I REMEMBER THE McSHANES . WENT TO SCHOOL WITH JEAN .  EAST BREAD ST
SCHOOL  I LIVED AT 30 BLOOMFIELD PD . NEXT DOOR TO THE DAWSONS . LOVE TO HEAR FROM  ANY ONE IN THE AREA  , LOOKING FOR  VALERIA SOMMERSET  SHE LIVED AT 7 BLOOMFIELD PD   EILEEN HAMILTON (THOMPSON)
                                 
 
 Good morning weeone  I remember Richard Dawson ,Valeria Somerset ,was she an only child? I will ask my sister when i talk to her later today  do you remember the Allens from bloomfield  st                 
 
Take care Mcd
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: madness on January 02, 2010, 11:43:35 PM
i meet Joe McShane nearly every night while im out for a walk. He stands at the corner of East Bread St an the Beersbridge Rd, beside the offie. Sometimes theres a few of them standing there chatting away other times theres only Joe waiting for someone to yarn to. DECENT WEE MAN AND ALWAYS PLEASANT
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on January 03, 2010, 03:14:37 PM
i meet Joe McShane nearly every night while im out for a walk. He stands at the corner of East Bread St an the Beersbridge Rd, beside the offie. Sometimes theres a few of them standing there chatting away other times theres only Joe waiting for someone to yarn to. DECENT WEE MAN AND ALWAYS PLEASANT

Madness when you next see him will you pass him along a "Hello" from the Yank.  He should know exactly who you mean.
Thanks.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on January 03, 2010, 03:16:35 PM
                                 
 
 Good morning weeone  I remember Richard Dawson ,Valeria Somerset ,was she an only child? I will ask my sister when i talk to her later today  do you remember the Allens from bloomfield  st                 
 
Take care Mcd

Mcd I was asking my Mum and she recalls Valerie Somerset was an only child.  Guess that was a rarity back in the day before the pill.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: madness on January 04, 2010, 07:38:23 PM

Madness when you next see him will you pass him along a "Hello" from the Yank.  He should know exactly who you mean.
Thanks.

I was talking to him about an hour ago. But i wil pass on he message  B/B
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: madness on January 05, 2010, 07:34:49 PM

Madness when you next see him will you pass him along a "Hello" from the Yank.  He should know exactly who you mean.
Thanks.

I sent you a PM as i was talking to Joe tonight
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: specy on January 23, 2010, 03:09:49 AM
 I lived in East Bread st for many years and knew the Crowes, some of them went to Bloomfield School which some of you might remamber, I also knew the Blackstocks, Aggie Parker, also the Mchanes, does anyone remember theneMcleans that lived next door to Mrs Shaw and her two sons Victor and Billy, they lived a couple of houses from Machoods wee shop which their side door  was in East Bread St, I can name you everyone who lived in the lower end of East Bread St if you are interested in remembering some of the others. 
 Jean Bailie nee Irvine
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Biffo on January 24, 2010, 07:18:20 PM
Just wondering if anyone on the forum recalls this family?  They lived at 51 East Bread Street from at least the forties till the homes were torn down.  With 11 children (including my Mum Betty McShane Armstrong) I thought I might find some old friends or relatives.
There may be no connection, but there is a lot on Google about Buster McShane if you google his name.   
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on January 25, 2010, 11:10:46 AM
Buster is a relation to my McShanes.  A cousin to some degree.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: rusty on March 06, 2010, 10:42:11 PM
I lived in East Bread St. I know nearly everyone who lived on that Street, I lived opposite the Mchanes , my name was Irvine, I would like to hear from anyone out there who remembers the Irvines, my Dad had a photographic shop on the Beersbridge Rd just opposite Grove Baptist Church.                                                                                                 
HI IM GOBSMAKED. MY MUM IS BARBARA MOORHEAD SHE LIVED WITH HER GRANPARENTS MARY AND HUGH IRVINE IN EAST BREAD STREET . HER GRANDA IRVINE HAD A PHOTOGRAPHERS IN BLOOMFIELD AVENUE. MY MUM WAS HARD OF HEARING AND HER AUNTS WERE JEAN JESSIE AND SADIE. SHE ALWAYS REGARDED HERSELF AS AN IRVINE AND STILL DOES. I KNOW YOUR POST WAS A WHILE AGO BUT MAY BE U WOULD GET IN TOUCH.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Ireneeyden on March 10, 2010, 02:25:06 PM
Does anyone know of the Martin Family from East Bread Street?. Hiram Martin who went on to live in the Braniel?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on March 11, 2010, 09:31:32 PM
Yes my Mum knows them.  June, Pat, Samuel and Hiram.  Mum says they were a very nice family.  She recalls he married a Minnie Boyd also from East Bread Street possibly from number 19.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: ulsterstan on April 05, 2010, 05:23:42 AM
We have a guy just joined the Exiles,  Larry Brown   he lived  on the Beersbridge Rd.  across  for the Co.  from 49 to early 60,s  anyone recall the Browns.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: paddles on September 29, 2010, 01:51:28 AM
I don't know anyone by name in East Bread Street but walked it most days to my Granny's place in Bloomfield Crescent, her name was Gracie Dowey and my Grandad was George Dowey, Mum is Thelma Dowey (Haile) and she has a sister called Grace any one know anything??
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on September 30, 2010, 12:53:49 AM
I don't know anyone by name in East Bread Street but walked it most days to my Granny's place in Bloomfield Crescent, her name was Gracie Dowey and my Grandad was George Dowey, Mum is Thelma Dowey (Haile) and she has a sister called Grace any one know anything??
    Hi paddles. .nice to meet you   I lived in Bloomfield St  i don't remember that name  but have a brother and sister who may remember them   two people i do remember from the Cres  Grant McDougall and the McMordies
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: RH on September 30, 2010, 02:15:18 PM
Betty

Sorry, but I can't remember his name.

The lad I'm thinking of, lived on the left hand side of the street, as you went

 towards the Newtownards Road.  ( I think  :smile: )

At that time, the Honda motorcycles were just coming into Belfast, and he had the biggest one.

 
Hi Bloomfield   i knew most motorcycle guys in the bloomfield area around that time.  Ronnie Ramsey lived at the top of bread st and had an Aeriel Square Four  next door to the off licence on the Beersbridge rd (opposit Jamsie McElwaines  Fish and Chip shop (That was our meeting point every night for months  :D
The only other motorbike owner in Bread st was Jamsie Morrison  who  had a James motorbike
John Mackie lived off Bread st east and had a Norton Dominator  John and his wife died in a tragic gassing accident about a week after getting married when the gas fire in their new unit blew out during the night.another friend Clifford Grey had a Honda but he lived in Avoniel rd  though he spent a lot of time around Bread st east
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on September 30, 2010, 02:40:08 PM
Jackie Hagen was the one who lived in East Bread St on the left hand side going towards Newtonards Rd    I think there is mention of him futher back in the posts 
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on January 08, 2011, 03:35:54 PM
"  (http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/#top)I don't know anyone by name in East Bread Street but walked it most days to my Granny's place in Bloomfield Crescent, her name was Gracie Dowey and my Grandad was George Dowey, Mum is Thelma Dowey (Haile) and she has a sister called Grace any one know anything?? "
 
Hello Jill,  I was just talking to my Mum who grew up on East Bread St and knew your family a little bit.    Thelma worked with my Mum in the linen factory which she thinks was called Bloomfield Factory.  Both your Mum and Aunt went to East Bread street school and went to the same place for sunday school.  Mum recalls some of their friends being Sadie Moore, Freddie and Violet Mee (sp?) and the Mc Murty family children all of Bloomfield Crescent,  Mum recalls your Granda bringing home the Stewart van every night after work.   Mum says a lovely quiet family is how she remembers them.  They also had another member of the family who lived with them.  He was an Uncle perhaps who had been shell shocked during the war.  Mum remembers him standing at the corner and everyone would pass him a Hello.  He didn't ever really answer anyone but Mum says all the neighbours would keep a wee eye on him to make sure he was ok and didn't wander off.  She remembers him being very gentle but so within himself.
Did your Mum not marry an American fellow and immigrate?  My Mum seems to recall that as well.
Hope some of this helps Jill.  I am sure my wee Mum can tell you lots more.  She is the former Betty McShane of East Bread Street.
 
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: LJ on February 01, 2011, 09:06:09 PM
Hi I am a new member and I was wondering if anybody new of a Minnie Allen who married Thomas James Johnston they lived in 46 Teutonic Street in the 50s and had five children - 2 boys Samuel and Robert and 3 girls Georgina, Helena and Linda.  They then moved to orangefield bungalows in 1960s. The older children Samuel, Georgina and Robert went to Blythfield Primary School in the late fifties and then Orangefield School in early sixties.  Their mother Minnie died of cancer after the youngest child Linda was born and all the children were took into care.
   
Minnies mother was a Mrs Georgina Allen who lived in Bloomfield Road and had a wee sewing shop in Newtownards Road and her sister was a Nell McIlroy who lived in Sunny Street.
 
Sadly the children have no pictures of the mother or father and I was wondering if anybody out there knew of this family or knew of any photos of which Minnie or Thomas might be in.  Also if anyone had any Blythfield or Orangefield school photos which any of the children might be in it would be so lovely to get as they have no photos of anything of either their parents or childhood which I think is quite sad.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: McShane girl on February 02, 2011, 09:32:04 PM
I've loved reading all the posts about the McShane's of East Bread Street.  The family home was number 25, where the eight children of Joseph and Ellen (Nellie or Nell) McGinty McShane grew up.  They were William Alexander(Alec) (1904?);Joseph jr.; Ellen Agnes; Elizabeth (Lizzie); Marion; Thomas Hunter; Jeanette (known as Jean) and David (1922). A baby by the name of Daniel (named after a great uncle) died as an infant. My Dad was the youngest- wee Davy- and after his parents died in the late 1920's, he was raised by his older sisters, Ella and Jean.   Ella ran Mr Macky's shop for 50 years, from the time she was 14 until she was 64. She never married. The shop was across the road from the home of Joe jr and Mary (May) Mcshane.  Aunt Ella- as she was known to all the kids on the street, was loved by all for her kindness and her common sense.  Jean developed juvenile reumatoid arthritis during the war, as a result of lying out in the fields to escape the bombs, and she was the housekeeper at #25.  she married Louis Stinson, a bread van driver, from Coleraine in the 1960's
I have lots more stories, Belfast Bairn, so I hope you get this little introduction. 
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on February 02, 2011, 10:23:05 PM
I've loved reading all the posts about the McShane's of East Bread Street.  The family home was number 25, where the eight children of Joseph and Ellen (Nellie or Nell) McGinty McShane grew up.  They were William Alexander(Alec) (1904?);Joseph jr.; Ellen Agnes; Elizabeth (Lizzie); Marion; Thomas Hunter; Jeanette (known as Jean) and David (1922). A baby by the name of Daniel (named after a great uncle) died as an infant. My Dad was the youngest- wee Davy- and after his parents died in the late 1920's, he was raised by his older sisters, Ella and Jean.   Ella ran Mr Macky's shop for 50 years, from the time she was 14 until she was 64. She never married. The shop was across the road from the home of Joe jr and Mary (May) Mcshane.  Aunt Ella- as she was known to all the kids on the street, was loved by all for her kindness and her common sense.  Jean developed juvenile reumatoid arthritis during the war, as a result of lying out in the fields to escape the bombs, and she was the housekeeper at #25.  she married Louis Stinson, a bread van driver, from Coleraine in the 1960's
I have lots more stories, Belfast Bairn, so I hope you get this little introduction.

  Hi there and Welcome McShane girl.   My Mum and your aunt Ella were best friends.  Ella was going out with my uncle Eddie and he wanted to marry her would you know anything about that?     ;)   
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: McShane girl on February 04, 2011, 01:06:01 AM
How interesting- I never knew about this.   I knew nothing about my Aunt Ella Mcshane's love life.   I think she became the glue that held her family together, after her parents died.  She had small children to look after and many of her other sibs were married or in relationships.  She would have been well on into her 30's when the youngest child left the nest. I would love the hear the story about her sweetheart. To me, she was always the kindest, most loving person.  We looked forward to her visits here in Canada and I still become weepy when I look at old photos.  Thanks for the hints at some mysteries in the past.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on February 04, 2011, 01:24:06 AM
How interesting- I never knew about this.   I knew nothing about my Aunt Ella Mcshane's love life.   I think she became the glue that held her family together, after her parents died.  She had small children to look after and many of her other sibs were married or in relationships.  She would have been well on into her 30's when the youngest child left the nest. I would love the hear the story about her sweetheart. To me, she was always the kindest, most loving person.  We looked forward to her visits here in Canada and I still become weepy when I look at old photos.  Thanks for the hints at some mysteries in the past.

  When i talk to my sister at home i will ask if she can tell me more.  Your aunt Jean and aunt Ella were both asked to my wedding but  Ella wasn't able to make it  because of the shop  I don't think i ever remember going into Ella's as we all called it,  and she wasn't there :D I wish she had married my uncle Eddie because none of us like the one he did :D  Which province are you in?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on February 10, 2011, 10:58:56 PM
I've loved reading all the posts about the McShane's of East Bread Street.  The family home was number 25, where the eight children of Joseph and Ellen (Nellie or Nell) McGinty McShane grew up.  They were William Alexander(Alec) (1904?);Joseph jr.; Ellen Agnes; Elizabeth (Lizzie); Marion; Thomas Hunter; Jeanette (known as Jean) and David (1922). A baby by the name of Daniel (named after a great uncle) died as an infant. My Dad was the youngest- wee Davy- and after his parents died in the late 1920's, he was raised by his older sisters, Ella and Jean.   Ella ran Mr Macky's shop for 50 years, from the time she was 14 until she was 64. She never married. The shop was across the road from the home of Joe jr and Mary (May) Mcshane.  Aunt Ella- as she was known to all the kids on the street, was loved by all for her kindness and her common sense.  Jean developed juvenile reumatoid arthritis during the war, as a result of lying out in the fields to escape the bombs, and she was the housekeeper at #25.  she married Louis Stinson, a bread van driver, from Coleraine in the 1960's
I have lots more stories, Belfast Bairn, so I hope you get this little introduction.

I was originally asking people if they would recall the McShanes from 51 East Bread St.  Of course once the ball gets rolling it is great to hear about the other family members from 25 and many of their neighbours!  Welcome to the board McShane girl from your younger cousin.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: jauntyjohnston on February 14, 2011, 11:49:20 PM
    Hi paddles. .nice to meet you   I lived in Bloomfield St  i don't remember that name  but have a brother and sister who may remember them   two people i do remember from the Cres  Grant McDougall and the McMordies
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HI I REMEMBER GRACE .I LIVED IN BLOOMFIELD PARADE. WE WENT TO THE SAME SCHOOL AND I WAS FRIENDLY WITH HER AND JANET NICHOLSON, GRACE MARRIED AN AMERICAN, DO YOY EVER HEAR FROM HER?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Patricia01 on March 04, 2011, 07:34:56 PM
Hi I have been trying to find out about my grandfather, who was called Joseph McShane, he was killed in WW2 on 3rd Dec 1944, buried in war cemetary in Great Yarmouth, he was living in Exeter Devon & married my grandmother Dorothy Lowton in 1942, it states on the marriage certificate he lived at "25 Bridge Street", Hilden, Lisburn County Antrim, his father was called John McShane & occupation General Labourer, if anyone can shed any light on my search, also would love to find out if I have any living relatives out there somewhere....I have tried many searches but can't find anything
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: dgawley on March 06, 2011, 03:30:14 PM
Hi I was just ready the posts about the McShanes, and Ellen (Nellie), McGinty. Ellen McShane nee McGinty was my great great aunt. Her brother was William McGinty, but the strange thing is William McGinty changed his name to McKinty in the 20's. His father was Alex McGinty and married Mary Anne Clarke (I think) I have info on the McGinty tree going back and would love to find out some more information.
thanks David
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on March 12, 2011, 02:59:57 PM
Hi I was just ready the posts about the McShanes, and Ellen (Nellie), McGinty. Ellen McShane nee McGinty was my great great aunt. Her brother was William McGinty, but the strange thing is William McGinty changed his name to McKinty in the 20's. His father was Alex McGinty and married Mary Anne Clarke (I think) I have info on the McGinty tree going back and would love to find out some more information.
thanks David

I just sent you a personal message.  Ellen McShane McGinty is my great grandmother!
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: blythejude on April 14, 2011, 12:24:29 PM
Hi Im looking for info on the Shaws from East Bread Street, particularly Victor who died in oct 1934 aged 33, just 2 days before his 21 yr old sister Angelina!  Can anyone shed any light on how they died?  Im told it was possibly TB.  Many thanks
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Portharbour on February 09, 2012, 07:40:17 PM
Victor shaw was my grandfathers brother and yes Angelina died from TB
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Dawson on February 11, 2012, 10:55:28 AM
Jackie Brannigan rode the motor bike and he lived beside the sea cadets with Gary Moore????
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: vision tech on February 11, 2012, 01:13:56 PM
i am married to anna mcmillan from 23 east bread street,
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: vision tech on February 11, 2012, 01:19:40 PM
Yes my Mum knows them.  June, Pat, Samuel and Hiram.  Mum says they were a very nice family.  She recalls he married a Minnie Boyd also from East Bread Street possibly from number 19.
minnie boyd lived in no 21 and the martins lived at 19. mcord was at 15 and camarons at 17.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: vision tech on February 19, 2012, 01:22:09 AM
Just a point of interest to anyone who knew the mcmillan family from 23 eastbread street, mother and father were mary and sammy ,
daughters isobel anna and betty, sons sammy and andrew, sammy snr died 1988 mary his wife just passed away feb19 2012, all siblings are still alive. 
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: vision tech on February 24, 2012, 11:36:20 PM
Update on mcmillan family
Mary (minnie) mcmillan was buried on 22nd feb 2012 from eastbread st mission hall, there was a full hall for the service and a very good presentation off her life.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: vision tech on April 06, 2012, 11:23:47 PM
I met edna martin today and started to talk about eastbread st, does anyone remember her?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: jauntyjohnston on June 11, 2012, 11:59:08 PM
I met edna martin today and started to talk about eastbread st, does anyone remember her?

HI i remember Edna Martin. I lived in number 34 Bloomfield Parade. I have lived in  USA for many years.I saw Edna when I was back home one year. My sister Rita knew her better than I did. My Name was Steed before I got married. Would love to hear from anyone from the neighbourhood
Title: re the pollys from east bread st
Post by: katz38 on August 24, 2012, 03:05:28 PM
i noticed that som1 was asking after the polly family, i am kathleen pollys daughter, We live in scotland as do joan and sandy, mary and david in england and richard, cecelia and eadie still iń NI, but walter and sally have sadly died.  :)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: road hog on August 24, 2012, 07:24:34 PM
Is the sea cadet hall still going in East Bread ST
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: vision tech on August 24, 2012, 10:22:30 PM
The part off eastbread street where the seacadet hall was is now a roundabout which leads to bloomfield ave and albertbridge road, it also leads into connswater shopping centre.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: road hog on August 25, 2012, 07:22:58 AM
vision tech, are the sea cadets still going some where else, or did they pack up after the redevelopement
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: vision tech on August 26, 2012, 08:11:54 PM
not sure about that road hog, i know there was a cadet team operating on HMS Caroline down at the docks but that was decommissioned a few years back.
Title: Re: The Pollys from East Bread Street.
Post by: New Boy on February 10, 2013, 10:44:49 PM
 Hi everyone,
 
I am currently researching two related families; the Parkers and the Pollys. James and Sarah Jane Parker lived at 27 Moore St., Belfast, in the 1920s and 1930s and they had a number of children including Ralph, Lucinda, James, David Anderson, Sarah Sylvia and Matthew. They also had a daughter, known to me as “A.J.”, but who I now believe to be the Ellen Jane who married Walter Polly. Ellen and Walter lived at 140 East Bread St., Belfast, in the 1940s and they, too, had a number of children including Sarah, (Sally?), Richard, Mary Alexandra, Walter James, Ellen Jane, Mona Boyle, Cecilia, David and Edith, (Eadie?), but I have no record of the Joan, Sandy, Aunt Nellie and Kathleen mentioned in other posts.
 
Can any of you please update me on the whereabouts of the people I have named and clarify the discrepancies I have highlighted? Any further information you might be able to provide such as marriages, children and dates, etc., would also be welcome. I suspect that “Katz38” might be able to help, but I notice that she hasn’t been active on the forum recently.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: katz38 on February 12, 2013, 10:31:28 AM
hi i am kathleen polly's daughter, kathleen (kate) is the youngest child of walter and ellen polly, some of the family still live in belfast, do u have facebook as some of the family have pages cecelia kelly and richard polly if u do they might be able to help you with the info u need  :)
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Ausred on February 12, 2013, 01:18:51 PM
Hi everyone
I'm new to posting here, but have enjoyed reading your posts.

My Grandma Margaret Richards (nee Arnott) used to live in 45 East Bread Street and left for Australia in 1928, I think my Grandad's step sister and her husband (Edith Richards & Joe Devine) lived there after that, so I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if there is anyone who knows what happend to the Devine or Richards family or if younger generations are still in Belfast?
The Richards family used to live in 28 Avondale Street.
I have a record of Edith's burial at Dundonald in 1931 at the age of 30, her daughter Edith Cathrine Devine died in 1944 at the age of 15, Joe (her hubby) passed away in 1982 address at time of death for Joe was 24 Belmont Avenue.

I will be holidaying in June and have planned a few days in Belfast to do some reasearch.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks  :)

Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: New Boy on February 12, 2013, 07:56:39 PM
 Hi, katz38! 
 
Thanks for responding to my post so quickly.  That was a nice surprise.  Unfortunately, I’m not on facebook, but I would like to speak to you.  Would you please, therefore, text your landline telephone number to me and let me know what times would be most convenient for you to receive my call?   My number is: 07747426688.  I look forward to hearing from you!   :)
Title: Re: The Pollys from East Bread Street.
Post by: mcd on February 12, 2013, 08:21:36 PM
Hi everyone,
 
I am currently researching two related families; the Parkers and the Pollys. James and Sarah Jane Parker lived at 27 Moore St., Belfast, in the 1920s and 1930s and they had a number of children including Ralph, Lucinda, James, David Anderson, Sarah Sylvia and Matthew. They also had a daughter, known to me as “A.J.”, but who I now believe to be the Ellen Jane who married Walter Polly. Ellen and Walter lived at 140 East Bread St., Belfast, in the 1940s and they, too, had a number of children including Sarah, (Sally?), Richard, Mary Alexandra, Walter James, Ellen Jane, Mona Boyle, Cecilia, David and Edith, (Eadie?), but I have no record of the Joan, Sandy, Aunt Nellie and Kathleen mentioned in other posts.
 
Can any of you please update me on the whereabouts of the people I have named and clarify the discrepancies I have highlighted? Any further information you might be able to provide such as marriages, children and dates, etc., would also be welcome. I suspect that “Katz38” might be able to help, but I notice that she hasn’t been active on the forum recently.

  Welcome t o the Forum , Newboy      Mona Boyle lived in upper East Bread St  I remember her dad was called Billy  sorry cant remember her moms name. Two other daughters names I remember ares  Kathleen (my sisters long time friend ) and Roberta who I chumed around with for a short time  Kathleen married a Fusco and moved here to Canada and Roberta and her parents followed.. I rememberMrs( Aggie) Parker  her husband was on the boats  many year ago along with my friend went to visit Agnes Parker in California  I could tryand find out more info  for you when I speak to my chum in Belfast.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: New Boy on February 12, 2013, 09:11:18 PM
 Hi, mcd,
 
Thanks for responding to my post so quickly.  Another nice surprise.  Your information is fascinating, but, as you may have guessed, has added to my confusion!  I am beginning to wonder if I have got my generations mixed up so any further information your friend in Belfast may be able to provide would be most welcome.  As Aggie’s married name was Parker, her parents could not have been the James and Sarah Jane Parker I mentioned in my first post, but it is possible that she married one of their sons.  The plot thickens!
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Chicago on February 19, 2013, 09:42:42 PM
Hello, New Boy - James and Sarah Jane Parker were my Great granny and granda, my granny was Lucinda Parker who was married to Alexander Thompson.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Chicago on February 19, 2013, 10:08:38 PM
BY the way the Aunt Nellie is Ellen Jane (parker) Polly
 
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: katz38 on February 28, 2013, 10:23:05 PM
hi newboy, i passed ur info on to others in the family, hope they were able too help as they know more than i do
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Vickydem on April 13, 2013, 02:53:49 PM
Hi everyone. I have been researching my family tree and I am trying to find out extra information on my grandmother Olive Dickson. She was born in 1921 and lived at 43 Bread Street East. She had 2 younger sisters, Dorothy and Emma (Emma died during childhood ). Her mother Maria (nee Irvine) died when she was quite young. Her father William only lived until my grandmother was around 20. I think she my have lived with an aunt and uncle for a while. I know she used to talk of a Eugene living with her, he later moved to America.  Anything that anyone can remember would be wonderful,  Thanks
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: vision tech on April 13, 2013, 09:09:16 PM
When was bread street east renamed East bread street?
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Post by: stecuz86 on October 03, 2013, 12:09:30 AM
Refer to people searching for family members of the Polly family. I'm from Scotland and my nana is Ellen Jane Polly, the daughter of Walter Polly and Nellie.
I'm also doing a family tree and trying to find out more about the Polly side. Can you help?

Thanks
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: oldtimelil on April 19, 2015, 11:30:09 PM
My mum remembers the McShanes of east bread street as her grandmother Minnie Whitten lived in 20 East Bread street. She lived on one end of Ashdale Street and Vance's shop was on the other side. A lot of the names on this post ring a bell with my mum such as the Parkers and the Mitchells. She said it was nice to hear all these names again.
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Post by: Pamelamartinmo on October 26, 2016, 07:33:09 AM
Does anyone know of the Martin Family from East Bread Street?. Hiram Martin who went on to live in the Braniel?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: William Shaw on June 14, 2017, 05:31:41 AM

With respect to the Mcshanes who lived on East Bread street.   Davey emigrated to Toronto.  I knew him well.   He had a sister I think that her name was Eileen.  I replied to this query earlier today while I was having a coffee in a local Tim Horton's here in Toronto    I was using wifi at the time, and I'm not quite sure if that message went out.  I lived at #11 East bread street until I emigrated to Canada in 1957.  Despite being 86 I still remember quite a few of the names from East bread street.  I remember a few names from Bloomfield street and some of the names from the two streets that ran off East bread street I think that they were both called Abetta something like Parade and Gardens..   Anyhow I hope this gives you some information.  To the best of my knowledge Davey passed away a number of years ago.  I didn't know that this link existed until today.  A friend of mine was asking about Belfast and I looked it up on my phone and while doing so came upon this website.  Good morning from a hot steamy Toronto.  Temperature was 33 Celsius or around 91 Fahrenheit
yesterday.  William Shaw.  By the way I went to Bloomfield P.E.S on East Bread Street
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: vision tech on August 01, 2017, 10:15:48 PM
William Shaw, do you remember the Mcmillan's @ 23 Eastbread st, Sammy and Minnie, they had 5 children, Sammy junior who sadly passed away today 1st August 2017, he was the oldest, Isobel who passed away 2 years ago, Betty , still here, Anna my wife, still here and Andrew still here.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on August 14, 2017, 02:02:02 AM
William Shaw, do you remember the Mcmillan's @ 23 Eastbread st, Sammy and Minnie, they had 5 children, Sammy junior who sadly passed away today 1st August 2017, he was the oldest, Isobel who passed away 2 years ago, Betty , still here, Anna my wife, still here and Andrew still here.
     My Mum knows the McMillan's.  She is Betty McShane who grew up at 52 East Bread Street.  He father Joe McShane grew up at number 25.  Small world isn't it.
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: belfast bairn on August 14, 2017, 02:11:57 AM
When was bread street east renamed East bread street?
I believe they are two different streets in two different areas of Belfast.  Bread Street I have seen on older maps of Belfast whereas East Bread Street was no where to be seen at that time.  I am sure someone in the Forum is more of an expert on this topic.  It would be interesting to find out.

Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: Jimmy Patterson on August 14, 2017, 02:34:50 AM
Bread st is in the falls area west belfast and I think east bread st in in the albertbridge rd area east belfast.

Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on August 14, 2017, 02:44:55 AM
With respect to the Mcshanes who lived on East Bread street.   Davey emigrated to Toronto.  I knew him well.   He had a sister I think that her name was Eileen.  I replied to this query earlier today while I was having a coffee in a local Tim Horton's here in Toronto    I was using wifi at the time, and I'm not quite sure if that message went out.  I lived at #11 East bread street until I emigrated to Canada in 1957.  Despite being 86 I still remember quite a few of the names from East bread street.  I remember a few names from Bloomfield street and some of the names from the two streets that ran off East bread street I think that they were both called Abetta something like Parade and Gardens..   Anyhow I hope this gives you some information.  To the best of my knowledge Davey passed away a number of years ago.  I didn't know that this link existed until today.  A friend of mine was asking about Belfast and I looked it up on my phone and while doing so came upon this website.  Good morning from a hot steamy Toronto.  Temperature was 33 Celsius or around 91 Fahrenheit
yesterday.  William Shaw.  By the way I went to Bloomfield P.E.S on East Bread Street

  I grew up in Bloomfield St     could  it be Bloomfield Parade and Bloomfield Crescent ?
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: mcd on August 14, 2017, 02:48:45 AM
Bread st is in the falls area west belfast and I think east bread st in in the albertbridge rd area east belfast.

     East Bread St runs from the Beersbridge Rd to the Newtownards Rd  O0
Title: Re: The McShanes from East Bread Street
Post by: DANIMAC76 on November 21, 2018, 04:36:38 PM
There may be no connection, but there is a lot on Google about Buster McShane if you google his name.   

Hi, does anyone recall the McShane's from falls rd/shankill? i am trying trace my family history. nan- Elizabeth mcshane (Betty) grandad Gerry, still in belfast I believe??

children
Marion, Lily , shaun, James, ann-marie

Any help would be appreciated  :)