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Title: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: Millfieldman on May 21, 2008, 01:13:34 AM
 Is there anyone out there who went to St. Anthony's Primary School Millfield?
Of course there is thousands of us.   I have a lot of the school records going back many many years up until about 1975 and if you are looking for some history of the past pupils let me know.
 
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on August 11, 2008, 09:19:25 PM
hi millfieldman
went to millfield 1959 to 1963 Micky & Joe Flanagan i just went into Mr McKenna class when we moved to turf lodge  my brother Micky just moved into the headmasters class we moved to the turf in sep 1963 would loved to know who where in our classes  hope you can help        cheers  ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ollie on August 12, 2008, 10:58:50 PM
hi my mother went to ST Anthonys and all her brothers, she was Mary Rooney her brothers Micheal, Bernard ,Jim,Patrick in the late 30,s 40,s. also a freiend called rose Laverty do you know any thing about them they were all from Carrickhill
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 06, 2008, 12:33:46 PM
I know the Rooneys and the Flanagans.

I ran around with Bernard Rooney for a few years although when we were kids we fought a lot. (HaHa)
We don't see much of each other now but we occasionally bump into each other.  He sponsored a wee football team in the Cliftonville recently and he was doing a bit for the Childrens Hospice.  He's a good egg.

Ourjoe, When I was a wee nipper I ranabout with you. You lived on Upper Library Street just past Park Street on the left handside.  I think you lived in the fruit shop but might be wrong.  I also ran about with Harry Lagan and Brendy McCann, Peter McKiernan..
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 06, 2008, 02:07:32 PM
yes i lived in my Granada's fruit shop just pass park street at no: 44 upper library street    I know the faces BUT the names escapes me my aunt sally Kearney nee Flanagan at number 22 and my aunt Queenie Kearney nee Flanagan up in carrick hill place  god that bring back memories  ( ourjoe )
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 06, 2008, 07:12:21 PM
Ollie, Mary Rooney was struck off the register at St. Anthony's 22/3/66 and went to St. Bernadette's. I'm sure you know her birthday occurs next month.
Some of her classmates were Collette Donnan she also went to St. Bernadette's on 8/6/66, Kathleen Mallon, Eilis Geoghan, Lily Bennett Margaret monaghan Rosaleen Quinn.

Patrick Rooney was in P3 in 1963. Classmates were, the Savage twins from Wilson Street, Kevin and Peter,Paddy McKinney,Willie Curran, Geordie Meighan, Patsy Kearns.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 06, 2008, 07:30:57 PM
Ourjoe, I believe we used to call you Joey.  Your Michael last went to St. Anthony's on 5th Sept. 1963 and was struck off register 11th.  He had been absent the previous 4 school days.  ( I hope he sent a note in to Mr. Smith who was headmaster and taught Micky and Barney Black, Emmanuel Maxwell, Peter Mc Kiernan, He left on the 2nd Sept.  Then there was Pat Quinn from the Bull Ring/Coates Street Micky Kelly and Gerard Matthews to name a few.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 06, 2008, 07:43:05 PM
OurJoe, You missed the same 4 days as Mickey.  You were in primary 5 at the time. Some of your class mates were Gerard Boomer Vernon who lived in Library Street across from your hour house, Patrick Savage, Harry Skillen, John Burns, he went for trials with Glasgow Celtic.  John Finn Francis Torbitt, Gerard conway(Timer) he lives in Turf Lodge near 30 years now. Looking at the ages of the pupils The oldest was Gabriel Cosgrove at 10yrs 8mth. and I was the youngest at 7yrs 11 mth.  There were many kids at St A's  from Smithfield and Carrickhill. many of whom moved to turf and the Murph and Victoria Barracks.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ollie on September 06, 2008, 10:12:20 PM
hi just to reply to you that went about with Bernard Rooney that might not be the same Bernard is dead about 4 years or more but we are related to the Flanigans from carrick hill .My mum and her brothers lived in Nanover street. the burns and the Irvins and shiels are all cousins so is that rings a bell.My grannys name was Malachie Rooney nee Flanigan . when carrick hill was knocked down then unity flats were built they all lived there  :D
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ollie on September 06, 2008, 11:04:29 PM
just to reply to newbie that my mum Mary Rooney would have been gone out of the school in the late 40,s she was married in 1963. so that would not be her. They call came from Carrickhill Hanover street.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 07, 2008, 09:55:24 AM
Ollie, sorry about that, same family different generation.  The Bernard and Patrick I reffered to would be the grandsons of Joe who lived in the Chocolate Blocks ( flats that were dark brown) there were two blocks.  I believe the address was 51E Unity Walk.  Next door 51F, neighbours would have been Gerry and Dolly Loughlin.  The 2 flats opposite in the early days were 2 families called Walker and Young.  After the troubles started they moved out. They were 2 families of the Protestant faith. Unity Flats was a mixed area then with the majority being Catholic which is going off track.  I'm just highlighting the neighbours of the Rooneys.  Jim and Paddy were sons of Joe. Jim still lives in Carrickhill.  Plays darts and is a window cleaner.  Bernard and Patrick parents moved to Ligoniel.  Their father was Paddy and I think their mother was also Mary/Marie, I'm not sure.  They have both passed away.

I'll go back to my archives and dig out the details you are looking for.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 07, 2008, 04:06:52 PM
Ourjoe, I got the roll for 1946-48 There is Emma Kearney 22 Carrickhill Court and Alice an Marion Kearney 22 Upper Library Street.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 07, 2008, 04:21:13 PM
Ollie, Just found what you are looking for.

 1942 Standard 2 (p2) Mary Rooney 81 Hanover Street.  She was No. 157 on the register.  Born December 1932. Some of her classmates were Dolly McCusker(Loughlin) ironic, next door neighbour to Rooneys in Unity Flats.
Maureen English,Renee Gillan, Doris Drummond, Francis O'hara, Bridgid Kelly and Mary Byrne, all from Carrickhill
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: teap on September 07, 2008, 05:30:23 PM
St Anthony could you have a wee look and see if you can fund any mullans from Coates street on the reg from around 1935 up to 1969

thankyou

Colette
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 07, 2008, 06:12:38 PM
Teap, would that be male and female?  the registers from the 60s don't have addresses but I'll go through them for you now.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: teap on September 07, 2008, 06:23:07 PM
Hi St Anthony, yep its boys and girls my father was born 1934 but there were 3 born before that and 6 after, My dad was jim (james mullan 19 coates street) older brother is Sean (john) sisters bridget margaret ethna eilish and Martha Patrick Marie.

Thankyou
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 07, 2008, 06:30:43 PM
hi..
yes the names and faces are beginning to match..
 harry Skillen..moved to norglen gardens he moved but his brothers are still there
..Frances Torbitt ..he move to monagh road I'm not sure but i think he's still there
 patrick Savage they moved to the turf  but they moved again don't  know were
..as for the rest of the lads Vernon..Burns..i don't know were they went..
 as for Gerard Conway..there is  A   G Conway about my age mid 50's married a cousin of mine
Geraldine Tumelty they also came from the hill  my father sister Martha Tumelty ..
my god I've been walking pass these lads not knowing them but that will change..
.getting some thing to eat now     backsoon  
                                                                                               (ourjoe )                                                                                                                                              
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 07, 2008, 06:45:50 PM
Ourjoe, Geraldine is my sister in law.  Gerard is from Millfield beside the school.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 07, 2008, 08:47:23 PM
I've talk to Gerard a few times not knowing who me was ..they live in monagh drive at the back of the shops

i see your post about the Kearney's
Marion..Emma..Alice..are the daughter's of sally Kearney r.i.p
Marion...Kearney now a mac Alister..Emma Kearney  now a Bradley live in the turf..
Alice Kearney  now a Irwin Love's in england

Emma lived with her aunt Queenie in Carrickhil place because there's no room in her mums house...
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 07, 2008, 11:47:58 PM
teap, I found a John Mullan Jan 1941 No. 910 on register Some of his classmates were Christy Hackett, Sam McCormick, Noel McLaughlin, Leo Madden,and Pat Johnston.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 08, 2008, 12:10:21 AM
ollie, Patrick Rooney No. 922 on register born 25/3/34 He was 8yrs 10mth in this class July 1943.  Classmates were James Dougal, Hugh Gowdy, Charles Irvine, John Maxwell, Eddy Craig, Geordie English, John Largey, and Andrew mullan.  There were 31 in the Class.

Bernard Rooney, No. 62 on register. Born 28/1/36  He was 7yrs 7mth in this class July 1943.  Classmates included my uncle Jimmy Conway, Patrick Flanagan, willie Kane, Patrick Burns, Patrick brady,Alfred (al) Austin.  Big Al was buried about 2-3 weeks ago.

Michael Rooney, No. 122 on register. There is no D.O.B. he was 9yrs 8mth in this class July 1947. classmates were Seamus McKeating, Owen McMahon, William Begley, John McKiernan, Jimmy Downey, John McGuinness, Paddy Clarke, Eddie Irvine and Peter Lavery.

Jim Rooney, No. 249 on register.  Born 28/10/40  2nd standard (p2) Aug 1948.  Classmates included my uncle Paddy Conway, Brian Largey, Lennie McCrory, Michael Flanagan and Anthony Brown.

I hope I have been of some assistance to you.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 08, 2008, 12:16:06 AM
Teap This John mullan was 8yrs 9mths in January 1941 There is no D.O.B.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 08, 2008, 09:23:08 AM
Teap, I've trawled through dozens of registers from 1940 -1969 and I only come across the 2 Mullans, John and Andrew.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 10, 2008, 08:17:56 PM
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/patsydunlop/74436714798b6606a9aa785a962c2e0261e.jpg) St Anthony Football ball team 1957
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 10, 2008, 09:55:42 PM
I'm only guessing here,  The one first from left, back row looks like Micky McIlwee from Carlisle Street.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 10, 2008, 10:06:32 PM
IT sure is Anymore
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 10, 2008, 10:33:44 PM
I was only 2 in1957.  Do I get a Cracker Jack Pencil or a Dan Dare Badge?  Although I know Mickey, I was a friend of his brothers Noel and Martin.  I think I could get more names if not all, tomorrow.  I think I saw this photo in an exhibition.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 10, 2008, 10:37:31 PM
Would that be Noel Vernon from Samuel Street, back row 2nd from right?
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 10, 2008, 10:52:23 PM
Yes it is and his brother beside him trying to think of hes name Hes a barman in bittles bar it will come to me
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 10, 2008, 11:07:28 PM
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/patsydunlop/69ba.jpg)
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 10, 2008, 11:19:08 PM
Gerry is his name theres another gerry Vernon there they are cousins and the name you cant see is big Brian Austin There is something odd about the photo can you tell me, cheers
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 10, 2008, 11:38:53 PM
Boxer, I can recognise Kipper Begley, Davy McLeish. Gerard Vernon is on the end of the back row(R) not clear enough to recognise him. I'm near sure that is his younger brother Noel beside him.
They were two good footballers and Gerard was a great Irish dancer. Top barman too. Came first in barman of the year recently.  I think he works in Bittles. Used to work in the Morning Star in Pottinger's Entry.

I think the photo was taken on the flat roof of the school.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 11, 2008, 12:06:24 AM
Sorry, missed your post before the photo and repeated what you said. I must be going :idiot2:
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 11, 2008, 11:19:04 PM
here'(http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p421/ourjoe/stanthonys1930.jpg)a a photo ot st anthony's around 1930
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 11, 2008, 11:29:58 PM
one of the girls in the photo is my aunt Maureen Flanagan  R I P  she pointed it out to me years back but for the love of me i can't remember see can you find her class and the names if possible
             
                 ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: big bird on September 16, 2008, 06:35:48 PM
danny madden is also my granda so you must be my uncle?
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 16, 2008, 10:04:44 PM
one of the girls in the photo is my aunt Maureen Flanagan  R I P  she pointed it out to me years back but for the love of me i can't remember see can you find her class and the names if possible
             
                 ourjoe

I got these names today.   I don't know who is who.

M. Flanagan,  S. Elliott,  M. Elliott,  E. Ward  and A. Irvine

I hope this of help to you Ourjoe

Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 16, 2008, 10:14:47 PM
yes that great .m flanagan is my aunt  she mention a elliott and a irvine
many thanks   ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 16, 2008, 10:41:21 PM
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/stanthony2/P5CLASS0001.jpg)

Ourjoe, This the register for your class P5, 1963  I'm in there too.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 16, 2008, 10:48:54 PM
many many thanks  st Anthony's man don't want to give your name in this post..this was just before we move to the.. lodge

              ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 16, 2008, 11:17:26 PM
St Anthony like the Register is my name in any.Went from 1954 to 1960 Sammy Conway,Tony Black, Sean Mc Anulty,Bommer Vernon,Anthony Duffy,Tommy Madden( Memeory) gone
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 16, 2008, 11:20:26 PM
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/stanthony2/P57CLASS0001.jpg)

Ourjoe,  Here is Micky's Class
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 16, 2008, 11:25:12 PM
St Anthony like the Register is my name in any.Went from 1954 to 1960 Sammy Conway,Tony Black, Sean Mc Anulty,Bommer Vernon,Anthony Duffy,Tommy Madden( Memeory) gone

Boxer give me a few minutes, I know all those you have named.  The registers for those years are bigger and may not be able to scan but i'll print their names. O0
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 16, 2008, 11:44:02 PM
I'm starting to put names to the faces i wonder what they look like now i i know what your Gerard looks like
put thats all
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 16, 2008, 11:45:42 PM
Boxer, I don't have those ones, they will be in the Public Records Office inBalmoral Avenue.  I had a load of them photocopied a few years back but I don't have them here.  I'll get a look for them tomorrow, they are in my daughters house.

What I have here is alist of all the boys at the school and their D.O.Bs   I'll work the clas out from that.  They would all be around late 50s-60.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 16, 2008, 11:55:17 PM
lads I'll catch you' tomarrow up for work early
            cheers   ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 17, 2008, 12:19:18 AM
Hi just looking at the names on the first register name Laurence Mc Cafferty was from Tyrone st. He went to usa when he was about Six(philadelphia)  and was a cop there. now he is a top Judge.There was a big story about him in the irish news a few years ago Was on TV too. So you had some one famous in your class 
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 17, 2008, 12:32:30 AM
Boxer,   I'm going by the p6 class 1958.

Sam Conway, Noel Vernon, Roddy Corley, Anthony McCafferty, Anthony Matthews, John McMullan,Henry Rooney,James Ramsey,Tony Black, Franky Black, (twins) Patrick Loughlin, Micky Cotterill, Harry Campbell, Danny McGuinness, Robert McAllister, Brendan O'Donaghue, Malachy McIlwee, John mcNulty, Willie Irvine, Anthony Duffy, Joe Douglas.

That's all the p6s for 1958.  I think different classes shared the same room at that time and that is why some of the names you gave me may have been in the same room but a different class.  I hope this assists your memory.
 
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 17, 2008, 12:36:53 AM
Boxer, I know of the story but that's not our Laurence.  He was from Francis street and I think he works for the Irish News.  His brother is Sean McCafferty who boxed at the !964 and 1968 olympics.  Mexico and Tokyo? Another brother is The boxing coach Terry.  They moved to Turf Lodge in the 60s.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: voyager on September 17, 2008, 12:44:09 AM


And what a great Family they are too.We shared a house with then in Francis Street and you  St.Anthony shared a few spuds with us too didn't you  ;D
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 17, 2008, 12:49:23 AM
I sure did.  I loved them so much I followed yous all the way to Ardmonagh.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 17, 2008, 12:16:02 PM
Boxer, I know of the story but that's not our Laurence.  He was from Francis street and I think he works for the Irish News.  His brother is Sean McCafferty who boxed at the !964 and 1968 olympics.  Mexico and Tokyo? Another brother is The boxing coach Terry.  They moved to Turf Lodge in the 60s. Yes Anthony i looked  up the web that was a Seamus nothing to francis st ones.Iknow all the mc caffertys Tony was in my class in St anthonys
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 17, 2008, 12:38:41 PM
Boxer,  I'm going by the p6 class 1958.

Sam Conway, Noel Vernon, Roddy Corley, Anthony McCarty, Anthony Matthews, John McMullan,Henry Rooney,James Ramsey,Tony Black, Franky Black, (twins) Patrick Loughlin, Micky Cotterill, Harry Campbell, Danny McGuinness, Robert McAllister, Brendan O'Donaghue, Malachy McIlwee, John mcNulty, Willie Irvine, Anthony Duffy, Joe Douglas.

That's all the p6s for 1958.  I think different classes shared the same room at that time and that is why some of the names you gave me may have been in the same room but a different class.  I hope this assists your memory.
 
All the names here were in my class.Was along with big Willie Irvine a few months ago had a drink with him. Some other names i remember are Joe Pollock,Gerry Rooney, Tony Mc Shane,(frank Mc Kinney was two of them)One from Stanhope st one from Wilson st,Digger Mc Corry,Brendan Vernon,memory away again Cheers
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 17, 2008, 12:54:19 PM
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/patsydunlop/69030194d9f36323290195835789e729182.jpg) This a photo from Barney 1960 About 7 from st Anthonys
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 17, 2008, 01:10:06 PM
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/patsydunlop/69030194d9f36323290195835789e729182.jpg) This a photo from Barney 1960 About 7 from st Anthonys
Sam Conway,Tony Black RIP,Roddy Mc CorleyRIP,Plum Duffy,Tommy Mallon,Anthony DelaneyRip Mackers Mc Nulty, Myself Patsy Dunlop
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 18, 2008, 01:28:34 AM
Boxer, Tony Black is still alive but ill.  His twin Franky died about 8-9years ago.

I thought the stout guy in the photo was Sam Conway, 4th from left second last row.

In the second row front, 4th from right, that boy is a duck egg for my grandson who goes to Barney now.  Uncanny
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on September 18, 2008, 11:57:22 AM
Boxer, Tony Black is still alive but ill.  His twin Franky died about 8-9years ago.

I thought the stout guy in the photo was Sam Conway, 4th from left second last row.

In the second row front, 4th from right, that boy is a duck egg for my grandson who goes to Barney now.  Uncanny
You call that guy Francie Mc Auley(smiler) my cousin from ballymurphy,I got that wrong about Tony Black his wife deid a few years as i know hes in a home does not know shes dead nice fella, yes thats Sam
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: Loiste na mona on September 26, 2008, 01:53:25 PM
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/stanthony2/P57CLASS0001.jpg)

Ourjoe,  Here is Micky's Class
just a couple of quick questions.
Is St anthonys also know as Millfield school.
If so, do you have anything Kevin Mc Cracken who would have started around 1961 or Gerard Fennell around 1951.
Is the Martin Skillen on the register, the same who died on the falls road
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on September 26, 2008, 04:28:56 PM
hi loiste na mona
                              wilcome
and yes it is the same martin skillen  RIP    .ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 27, 2008, 01:45:26 PM
Kevin McCracken, Register No. 265 Date of admission 20/03/61 50 Alton Street Carrick Hill
last attended 29/06/62 Moved to Turf Lodge. Went to St.Theresa's Glen Road.

Class mates Martin McIlwee, Gabriel Cosgrove, Timothy Dunwoody,Thomas Dyer,and his brother John Dyer. O0
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: lilybo on September 27, 2008, 04:56:46 PM
Is there anyone out there who went to St. Anthony's Primary School Millfield?
Of course there is thousands of us.   I have a lot of the school records going back many many years up until about 1975 and if you are looking for some history of the past pupils let me know.
 

Hi,

How  far back do your records go, my daddy was from Upton Street, Freddie Holden went to St Anthonys, would have been around 1927 onwards, taught by Paddy McFadden whose daughter later me un St. Louises.

Brothers Sam, Joe, William and Eddie, sisters Mary and Kathleen all Holdens would have gone to St. Anthony's.

Would appreciate any help and any old photos anyone has from the school.

Cath
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: Loiste na mona on September 27, 2008, 05:27:34 PM
Kevin McCracken, Register No. 265 Date of admission 20/03/61 50 Alton Street Carrick Hill
last attended 29/06/62 Moved to Turf Lodge. Went to St.Theresa's Glen Road.

Class mates Martin McIlwee, Gabriel Cosgrove, Timothy Dunwoody,Thomas Dyer,and his brother John Dyer. O0
is it possible to see these records, and is there any photos of him or Martin Skillen at the school.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 27, 2008, 07:50:46 PM
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/stanthony2/Girls19470001.jpg)

These are the records for P4 Girls 1947

They are too big for my scanner.  they are all one class
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 27, 2008, 07:52:31 PM
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/stanthony2/Girls19470002.jpg)
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 27, 2008, 07:54:14 PM
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/stanthony2/Girls19470003.jpg)
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: lilybo on September 27, 2008, 10:10:22 PM
Hi

Many thanks for this, my father and his brothers would have started the schhol in the twenties and all would have left by around 1937 or 38, where do you manage to get these wonderful documents /

Cath
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 29, 2008, 04:29:15 PM
hello lilybo,  It a long story but I promise you you'll know in the not to distant future.  My collection only begins ar0und 1940 but I have photo copies of others I got from the Public Records Office.

It is my intention to set up a web site where I will publish all my documents for anyone wishing to do research.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: lilybo on September 29, 2008, 06:44:44 PM
Many Thanks,  I am home on 10th October for a few days and will be going to the records office but haven't a clue where to start, they charge £26 per hour if you have someone from them to help you >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: sultan. on September 29, 2008, 10:27:49 PM
hi millfield man i have just joined this forum. inreply  about st anthonys/ my late father went to st anthonys  and when it was getting knocked down a few years ago a friend of his jimmy mc neice went over to the school and got my father  a fewold bricks. and   the way  the waytoi had to carry them  all  the waytoo the falls road/
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on September 30, 2008, 10:10:53 AM
Hi Sultan, Welcome to the forum. O0   I think I know the McNiece family you spoke of. (Unity Flats before moving to Antrim Road.)  We were having a discussion last week on where the  concrete stone went, that had National School engrave on it that was above the front of the building.  One theory is that it is in the custody of the parish priest in St. Mary's Chapel.
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Post by: ollie on October 11, 2008, 10:15:51 PM
hi Anthony sorry i didnt get your message posted 7th Sep iwas away. Yes my uncle Jim and aunt Margaret lived in unity flats. they are Rooneys. My great aunt Maggie Shiels lived there as well but she lived on 3 floor ithink and her sister Sally Irvine lived on ground floor. Their Brother lived in one of the wee houses Paddy Flanigan. But 51E ithink it was or maybe not but i remeber it well .My granny lived there for a while before she moved to Turflodge.
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Post by: BigDen on October 12, 2008, 12:33:05 AM
Re St.Anthonys School.

Would that school cover the Ross Street Area?  I'm doing family research, I live in England so I'm not familier where places are.

Thanks.
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Post by: ollie on October 12, 2008, 12:36:02 AM
hi bigben i dont really know i have been living away as well i but if you email or post a message for Anthony he would know he has all the roles for ST Anthonys school hope i was helpful good luck
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Post by: ourjoe on October 12, 2008, 08:35:03 PM
hi Anthony sorry i didnt get your message posted 7th Sep iwas away. Yes my uncle Jim and aunt Margaret lived in unity flats. they are Rooneys. My great aunt Maggie Shiels lived there as well but she lived on 3 floor ithink and her sister Sally Irvine lived on ground floor. Their Brother lived in one of the wee houses Paddy Flanigan. But 51E ithink it was or maybe not but i remeber it well .My granny lived there for a while before she moved to Turflodge.

hi..ollie
can you tell me what relation are you to sally Irvine because we our cousins of the Irvine's
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 19, 2008, 06:15:12 PM
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/stanthony2/school0001.jpg)

St.Anthony's Primary School Millfield before demolition.
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Post by: ollie on October 19, 2008, 07:13:19 PM
this message is for ourjoe; sorry i just noticed your message yes she was my great aunt my granny malachie and her where sisters O0
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 30, 2008, 01:36:32 AM
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From top left Gerry Hale, Emmanuel Conway, Thomas Murphy, Jim McCallum, Jim Kerr, Gerard Magee and Patrick Savage. The 2 part photos are top Joseph Murphy and Gerard Cotterill.
This was on the fire escape in 1966

Jim McCallum was killed in a bomb attack on Murtagh's Bar on the Springfield Road 1971 and Jim Kerr standing beside him was shot dead in a garage he worked in on the Lisburn road 1972 RIP
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 30, 2008, 10:55:46 PM
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As can be seen at the top of the page The 2 Jims were beside each other on the roll book and in the photo and were killed not long after each other.  If I was a superstitious person,  I'll let you make up your own mind this Hallow een
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Post by: carrickhill boy on November 02, 2008, 12:54:20 PM
do you know of any of the martins from kildare st went to st anthonys bout 61/62/63 ???
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on November 02, 2008, 01:39:08 PM
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This is from 1964 and Seamy Martin was in P5 I have other records where DSaniels name is on it.  Unfortunately I am rushing to my grandaughter's christening and won't be able to post them until tomorrow. 
P.s. I've just noticed Daniel was in P4. O0
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 03, 2008, 11:54:50 AM
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I've been told that the child in this photo is Theresa Martin playing in Kildare Street in Old Carrick Hill
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: carrickhill boy on November 03, 2008, 12:26:25 PM
whatever happened to all the teachers /apart from the fact they may all be deceased? mr mc kenna /miss ma calinden[witch] lol, mr smith /headmaster thanks for the photo any more?
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Post by: carrickhill boy on November 03, 2008, 12:28:13 PM
circa what year was the photo? do you know
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: carrickhill boy on November 04, 2008, 12:36:12 AM
wAS THERE A GIRL /GERALDINE GRAHAM IN ST ANTHONYS /EARLY 60,S /MAYBE EVEN LATER FROM UNITY FLATS I THINK?
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on November 09, 2008, 11:39:11 PM
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Post by: carrickhill boy on November 10, 2008, 05:23:01 PM
that was very interesting boxer/thanx any more?
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 05:29:04 PM
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Centre Mr. Gerald Smyth (former Head master) Margaret Fitzpatrick (nee Conway)  I think the older woman may have been a relative of Mr. Smyth's. Behind is miss McAlinden and Isobel (Bella) Madden nee Conway
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 05:36:04 PM
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Mrs. Fulton, Mr Magee and Miss Fox
These photos are of a Re-Union and get together in the School before the school closed
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 05:38:10 PM
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Maureen Love (nee Morgan (centre)
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 05:39:42 PM
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 05:47:39 PM
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Mary Haughey (Nee Bradley)Marie Lawlor Patsy Bradley and Marian Thompson Nee Geoghan
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 05:51:12 PM
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Gerard Conway and the windows ;D ;D
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 05:53:39 PM
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Annie Gallagher, Bridgid and Rosaleen Fleming Cassie Conway and Bella Madden
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 06:01:19 PM
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Bernie Graham, Rosaleen McErlean, Evelyn Conway and Louise McCrystal .Child is Seaneen McAllister
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 06:08:26 PM
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Noeleen McErlean, Sharon McCrystal, Julie Downey, Joanne Haughey, Noel Carville, Declan Flynn, Michael Bennett(RIP) Mary Menham, Matine Conway, Aine Flynn and Robert McGivern
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 27, 2008, 06:10:52 PM
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Roisin Bradley, Sinead Conway, Donna carville and Carrie O'Connor
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on December 22, 2008, 08:01:07 PM
I am opening a new thread to see if there is any interest in having a St. Anthony's Primary School (Millfield) Re-Union in 2009.
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Post by: ourjoe on December 22, 2008, 08:32:37 PM
hi...St.Anthony

that would be great you can count me in. .ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on December 22, 2008, 08:39:14 PM
Well Ourjoe that's 5 of us in a couple of minutes. The ball is rolling. We should maybe write to the papers and publicise the idea in the new year and see how far we go. We could put all the Roll Books on view. O0 O0
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: seanseamus on January 06, 2009, 03:39:51 AM
hi  my bro and i went to st anthonys danny and seamy martin some great thoughts like the sukie bottles of milk the coal fires and carrying the coal bukets up the stairs any photos of mr smith or mr mc kenna
i remember getting a free dinner on sat
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 07, 2009, 03:12:12 PM
Seamie, I'll put those fotos up soon.     I was talking to Tommy McNulty and he said he would give a hand organising a school Re-Union are you interested in helping?
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: maggiemay on January 11, 2009, 07:10:40 PM
Hi
My father was born in Francis St in1912.He went to St Anthonys School.Do your records go back that far.His name was James McGivern Thanks
Maggie
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 12, 2009, 01:50:44 PM
Hi
My father was born in Francis St in1912.He went to St Anthonys School.Do your records go back that far.His name was James McGivern Thanks
Maggie

Sorry Maggie, my records only go back to late 1939.  The records you seek will be in the Public Records Office in Balmoral Avenue.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 12, 2009, 02:09:51 PM
An update on this suggestion and for those that are interested, over 2 dozen people have been in touch  with me and it looks like we will be having a Re-Union. be organising a planning meeting for February to set up an organising committee.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: seanseamus on January 12, 2009, 08:49:02 PM
thats good news and theres no problem with giving you a hand getting things set up
i look forward to it, tommy MC nulty thats a name i have not heard in years
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: stickyra on January 13, 2009, 02:18:12 PM
My Da, Andy McKinney attended St Anthony's from about 1930 - 1944.  He often talked about it with great fondness.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 13, 2009, 02:25:54 PM
I've read some of the poems he wrote about the school and Carrick Hill
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: stickyra on January 13, 2009, 02:54:46 PM
Yes that's him OK!  Carrick Hill and its people were his pride and joy.  His brother Geordie Mckinney wrote a lot more poems than my da did. Did you read the book Green Peas and Barley - O?
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Post by: St.Anthony on January 13, 2009, 03:04:34 PM
I did, but I don't know where my copy went.  They are like gold dust O0
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: stickyra on January 13, 2009, 04:00:34 PM
Yes I heard that.  It is a great publication.  Do they still have the big Carrick Hill Re-Unions?  They used to have hundreds of people at them in St Kevins Hall.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 13, 2009, 09:09:51 PM
there's photos of Old Carrick Hill on the Protos and Video thread
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Post by: Mitcher on January 14, 2009, 04:16:00 PM
My mother lived in Francis Street and went to St Anthonys
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: the rover on March 18, 2009, 03:26:08 PM
An update on this suggestion and for those that are interested, over 2 dozen people have been in touch  with me and it looks like we will be having a Re-Union. be organising a planning meeting for February to set up an organising committee.
great news hope it works out if in ireland iwill be there
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: gerryo on April 22, 2009, 11:27:45 AM
hi st Anthony i went to the school with your sister Margaret ,john crawford from samuel st the cambells from wilson st and a lot from unity great school also my ma and all her one's went there as well ,mr Mc kenna lives up in coolnasilla of the glen rd i had a great time there cheers ;)
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Post by: ourjoe on April 22, 2009, 11:39:14 PM
hi  gerryo

is mr mc kenna still a live have'nt seen him in mouths i work around that area

               ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: gerryo on April 23, 2009, 12:28:00 PM
The last time i saw him was a few mounths ago i must find out and let you know any way dose your sally still live in the turf havent seen her in years from the turf myself good luck g ??? ::)
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Post by: ourjoe on April 23, 2009, 09:11:52 PM
gerryo

yes she lived down the street from me           ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: eky on May 11, 2009, 09:21:11 AM
We lived in Francis St around 1940 until we moved to Andersonstown about 1950
anyone remember the Mc Cleaves,Duffys,Mc Canns the Aulds ,Downeys Big Nelly, mcCaffertys
Burns
Everybody went to St Anthony's School Jean Auld went on to sing in the Fiesta and oneof the mc Cafferty's
done himself proud in boxing
The masters were O'Brian O'Shea Mc Carthy Mc Fadden and Miss O'Doherty
Mc Carthy was a bit of a bully and liked nothing better than a excuse to get out the strap
one day it got a bit much for Mr O Shea who then fought with Mc Carthy until the head O'Brian stopped it
Mc Carthy finally got dismissed 
tO this day I really believe that if had been allowed to continue he would have caused serious injury's
to some of us   
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: Bread Basket on June 28, 2009, 10:56:36 PM
Boxer, Tony Black is still alive but ill.  His twin Franky died about 8-9years ago.

I thought the stout guy in the photo was Sam Conway, 4th from left second last row.

In the second row front, 4th from right, that boy is a duck egg for my grandson who goes to Barney now.  Uncanny
The Sammy Conway I knew was black (ish) ....carrick hill vicinity
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: sydenhambetty on June 29, 2009, 12:33:12 AM
Stickyra I just noticed that you are Andy McKinneys son well that would make you my  third cousin, your Mom Sadie was my second cousin
My brother in law is Gus Mathews and his wife Patsy is my sister. Just wanted to say I loved your Mom.
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Post by: bernie mc on July 01, 2009, 05:07:28 PM
does anyone have any info on my dad joe mallon  11/4/35  from regent street he went to st anthonys  and was a great freind of bernard rooney same age

bernie mc
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: eros on August 10, 2009, 08:25:10 PM
hi st anthonys   i have just joined this club, the people you write about are my cousins i am one of the flanagans from california st, my father was john the shoemaker in his wee shop on the corner of california st & old lodge rd                          emmanuel  is my name .my aunt was called malchie( not sure of the spelling) her hubby was barney sold newspapers at castle junction  it,s a small world . emmanuel a flanagan
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on August 17, 2009, 11:31:46 PM
hi   gerryo
just found out that  MR MC KANNA FROM ST ANTHONY'S SCHOOL MILLFIELD DIED ABOUT A YEAR & A HALF AGO I WAS TALKING TO HIS NEXT DOOR Neighbour  TODAY IN COOL NA CILA  I THINK IT'S HOW YOU SPELL IT   HE WAS 85                     OURJOE
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: jackiemcerlean on October 14, 2009, 04:20:12 PM
Hi, still have the registers for St Anthonys school? I am doing a little research for my hubby on his da, Edward Mc Erlane/or Mc Erlean. he was born in Boundary Street in 1924, and maybe went to St Anthonys in the early thirties. He was a good reader so obviously had a decent bit of schooling. Do you think that may have been the school he would have attended?
Appreciate any info you might have.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: stickyra on October 31, 2009, 07:22:04 PM
I have posted on this thread a long time ago but I realise that there are many members who have joined the forum since so I am doin it again. My Da and most of his brothers and sisters went to St Anthony's. He was Andy McKinney from Wall Street in Carrickhill. Anybody out there remember him?
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: eros on November 03, 2009, 06:41:11 PM
hi stickyra I knew a McKinney from wall street I think he was the youngest son ,one of his older brothers drew a picture and it was displayed in the we side room the wee room that had the gas fire in it ,we used to smoke the straws in the wee room Christ they tasted terrible they were waxed paper UGH wasn't there a McKinney killed when the wall fell down? part of the old Trinity Church  ???
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on November 04, 2009, 04:19:13 PM
I have posted on this thread a long time ago but I realise that there are many members who have joined the forum since so I am doin it again. My Da and most of his brothers and sisters went to St Anthony's. He was Andy McKinney from Wall Street in Carrickhill. Anybody out there remember him?
Andy McKinney photo was in carrick hill photos well it was there most of the photos were deleted
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on November 04, 2009, 04:37:45 PM
(http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/42680/2087653920104537802S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://)  Andy McKinney
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: eros on November 04, 2009, 05:38:42 PM
hi Ollie,I don,t know if i answered you before but my father was Maggie Jane,Sarah irevine  Malachi Rooney, mickey and paddy Flanagan  were my dads brothers & sistersand can,t remember dads other sis married to burns Emmanuel A Flanagan
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: bdoc2001 on October 27, 2010, 08:43:31 AM
Hi if you still have the records for St Anthonys school I wonder if you could check the roll for Elizabeth McGuinness 9 Arnon St would have been the late 20's early 30's she was my mother she died when my twin sister and I were only 6 and we have no record of her date of birth so maybe the school register would show this I would be grateful for any help.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 28, 2010, 12:31:30 PM
I'm sorry I don't have registers for 20s-30s.  They are in the Public Records Office.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on October 29, 2010, 11:15:19 AM
I have some photos of St Anthony's from 1970's and 1980's. They include pupils such as the Gaston's from Brown St and the late Paddy Downey's family with their art trophy awarded by St Anne's Cathedral. I also have a group photo taken at Belfast Zoo around 1975.   
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on October 29, 2010, 11:49:55 AM
Hi Johnnymac love to see the photos of the Downey family have you any of Paddy himself
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on October 29, 2010, 07:17:12 PM
No I don't have any of Paddy senior but I have a few of young Patrick, Lisa and Julie Downey taken in St Anthony's around 1981. Im scanning old negatives from St Anthony's going back 36 years so I may find a few more gems. I'll get round to posting them soon. I hope that I find an old photo of Paula and Karen Downey, Paddy's eldest girls. Im sure that I have a photo somewhere of Paddy's wife Flo, taken at Glengall St bus station around 1979, when Paula was setting off for Cape Cod to take part in the Irish Children's Summer Program.
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Post by: doare. on October 29, 2010, 07:18:11 PM
jackiemcelean.mcerleans lived next door ti billy irwins shop in boundary st, they were "respectable" people.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2010, 11:37:13 PM
I'll post some of the records over the next few weeks.
Primaries 1 and 2 School year 1965-66 (Girls School)
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2010, 11:47:42 PM
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Boys and girls mixed school Primaries 6 and 7 1968-1969 and below the pupils former addresses
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Post by: whizzer on October 31, 2010, 12:52:09 PM
Went to St Anthony's from 1956 to 1962, Mr O'Brien was headmaster when I started followed by Mr Smith who shouldn't have been in charge of a zoo never mind a primary school, he was a brutal man. Was taught by Mr McKenna, Charlie O'Boyle, and in my first year by Miss McAlinden, couple of others I can recall. Happy days though  ;)
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Post by: johnnymac on October 31, 2010, 03:55:23 PM
Miss McAlinden is 84 years old now and in poor health. I have some great memories of her.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 31, 2010, 05:55:08 PM
Some of these pages are too big for my A3 size scanner, so I am doing it in two parts
April 1941 (Boys)
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on October 31, 2010, 07:18:37 PM
I remember looking through the old school records back in the 70's. Interestingly the ones displayed list the local children who were evacuated after the heavy bombing of April, 1941. The late Maureen Brennan, vice-principal, had an old store room in which were found tins of wartime jam, 'a gift from the commonwealth of Australia.' How they finished up there we'll never know.   
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 31, 2010, 10:39:51 PM
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/stanthony2/img262.jpg)(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/stanthony2/img261.jpg)
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 31, 2010, 10:51:51 PM
eros, I had the register for 1955 when Barney first opened. In the back there is a list of the boys who went to Barney for the opening. Amongst them was Barney Conway from Millfield and Brian O' Rourke. I loaned it to The School (Barney) for the 50th Anniversary in the Waterfront Hall, It was to be returned to me but unfortunately it wasn't despite a number of visits to the school.
I'll look for your family on the registers.

 
 
This is from 1946. Nearly all the registers I have from the 50s are from the girls school.
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 31, 2010, 11:13:14 PM
Girls 1947
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Post by: doare. on October 31, 2010, 11:40:32 PM
mostly old lodge rd people on that , i remember the mcmahons from millfield, one or 2 from coates st. great posting, well done.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: ourjoe on October 31, 2010, 11:57:49 PM
hi st anthony
 
have you any photos of st anthony's school  if you have please post them. .ourjoe
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: boxer1949 on November 01, 2010, 10:40:24 AM
hi st anthony
 
have you any photos of st anthony's school  if you have please post them. .ourjoe
hear! hear!
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: eros on November 01, 2010, 10:43:28 AM
amen to that !     :hi:   
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on November 05, 2010, 12:25:04 AM
Some documents from the school
 
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on November 05, 2010, 12:26:11 AM
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on November 05, 2010, 12:35:52 AM
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: mec on November 16, 2010, 02:48:59 PM
I have some photos of St Anthony's from 1970's and 1980's. They include pupils such as the Gaston's from Brown St and the late Paddy Downey's family with their art trophy awarded by St Anne's Cathedral. I also have a group photo taken at Belfast Zoo around 1975.

Hey johnymac did you ever get those photos put up?  by any chance did I run into you in the City Cementry on cementry sunday??
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Post by: Paul_Mccaff on January 17, 2011, 10:01:20 PM

And what a great Family they are too.We shared a house with then in Francis Street and you  St.Anthony shared a few spuds with us too didn't you  :yes:

Sean is acutally my great uncle.. My granda's brother anyway. He still nips into bosco every now and then..
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: smileysadie on January 20, 2011, 06:56:53 PM
Hiya, My Daddy Terry McCafferty went to that school must have been in the 1950's.  He was trainer in the bosco boxing club seanie is my uncle - what a small world.  If u have any photos please put them up as my dad would love to see them.  thanks, 

Sarah McCafferty  :girl_blum:
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Post by: boxer1949 on January 20, 2011, 08:25:58 PM
Hiya, My Daddy Terry McCafferty went to that school must have been in the 1950's.  He was trainer in the bosco boxing club seanie is my uncle - what a small world.  If u have any photos please put them up as my dad would love to see them.  thanks, 

Sarah McCafferty  :girl_blum:
                    check the Smithfield thread some photos on there
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 20, 2011, 11:21:50 PM
Didn't realise these photos were no longer on the thread.
 
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 20, 2011, 11:23:37 PM
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 20, 2011, 11:25:04 PM
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John Campbell is the tall boy with the blonde hair in the back row.  John lived in Wilson Street
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 20, 2011, 11:26:45 PM
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 20, 2011, 11:37:54 PM
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Post by: doare. on January 21, 2011, 01:25:48 AM
that wee school had a great history,u notice the kids smile more as times got better, less oppression i suppose. great pics again, st antony
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 21, 2011, 01:47:15 AM
that wee school had a great history,u notice the kids smile more as times got better, less oppression i suppose. great pics again, st antony

Doare, you are right about the smiles but there is also tragedy in some of the photos. A number of the pupils in the photos were murdered.  One was young Chucky Bennett, (to the right of the photo at the back.) Shortly after his mother Betty was buried having died from cancer Chucky was murdered.
 
I'll post a piece from the
 
Irish Times
4 August 99

Provisional IRA murdered Bennett, republicans admit
By Suzanne Breen, in Belfast, and Kevin Rafter, in Dublin

Security and republican sources have confirmed that the Provisional IRA was
responsible for the murder of Charles Bennett, who was buried yesterday.

IRA sources claim he was killed to pacify hardliners anxious over
decommissioning and the lack of political progress.

Mr Bennett (22) was found shot in the head on waste ground in west Belfast
last Friday. He was blindfolded and his hands had been bound. Mr Gerry
Adams yesterday described the killing as "a terrible tragedy" for his
family.

"There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Charles Bennett's death.
His family deserve to know the truth," he said.

Although neither the RUC nor the British government has officially blamed
the Provisional IRA, security sources have insisted that no other group was
involved.

Yesterday, the Junior Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Liz O'Donnell,
sidestepped the security assessment when it was put to her.

"Any assessment of whether a ceasefire has been breached is one based on
security intelligence, obviously, but also on fine political judgment from
the ministers involved and the two governments," she said after a meeting
with Mr George Howarth, the newly appointed political development minister
in Northern Ireland.

Ms O'Donnell was responding to a question on her understanding of the IRA
ceasefire in the light of reports that the security forces in the North
believed the IRA was responsible for the murder of Mr Bennett in Belfast.

Republican sources privately admitted Mr Bennett had been killed because
the Provisionals - to whom he was believed to have links - were
experiencing serious internal problems even in Belfast, traditionally a
leadership stronghold. One source compared the situation to a previous
spate of killings of drug dealers by the Provisionals using the "Direct
Action Against Drugs" name.

"They were aimed at pacifying certain discontented elements in the ranks
and this is the same," he said. "It reassures those elements that the war
is not over and the IRA has not gone away."

He was not suggesting that Mr Bennett had any connection with drugs, the
source insisted.

The UK Unionist leader, Mr Robert McCartney, last night demanded that the
Northern Secretary, Dr Mo Mowlam, state if she believed the murder of Mr
Bennett was a breach of the IRA ceasefire. Two men have been arrested in
connection with the killing. Their names have not been released.

His younger brother Michael never got over their deaths and took his own life.  I know nearly everyone of those kids in the big photo and tragedy has hit many of their families.
 
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: frank.m on January 21, 2011, 06:45:39 PM
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sitting in front row third from left my wife annie kane from stephen st
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on January 22, 2011, 04:33:40 PM
I think I've seen the 1940's photo before. Mrs McConnell, caretaker/cleaner in St Anthony's in the 1970's-80's, showed it to me. She brought up a family in Millfield before moving to Brown St. I remember her little Millfield home with the half-door. I believe that old Mrs McMahon, who lived nearby, was the last resident of Millfield, thus breaking a continuous period of human settlement of some 350 years. I may be wrong there so perhaps some local can confirm if that is so. 
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: smileysadie on January 22, 2011, 08:01:27 PM
Is there anyone out there who went to St. Anthony's Primary School Millfield?
Of course there is thousands of us.   I have a lot of the school records going back many many years up until about 1975 and if you are looking for some history of the past pupils let me know.

Hi millfieldman,  My daddy Terry McCafferty from francis street went to millfield school.  He was born in 1946. Would love to see more old photos of the mccafferty clan back in the day
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 22, 2011, 08:06:35 PM
I think I've seen the 1940's photo before. Mrs McConnell, caretaker/cleaner in St Anthony's in the 1970's-80's, showed it to me. She brought up a family in Millfield before moving to Brown St. I remember her little Millfield home with the half-door. I believe that old Mrs McMahon, who lived nearby, was the last resident of Millfield, thus breaking a continuous period of human settlement of some 350 years. I may be wrong there so perhaps some local can confirm if that is so.
Johhnymac those photos are on the Smithfield thread. Mary McMahon was married again to Billser O'Hara.  I have posted her photo on the Smithfield thread with her next door neighbour Mary Murray, whose daughter was married to Tommy McConnell.  McConnells moved to 5 Brown Street and from there to Durham Street.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 26, 2011, 08:32:12 PM
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Some of those in this photo areLily Gallagher, Bella Madden, Bridgid and Rosaleen Fleming and Cassie Conway at the school re-union 1986
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 26, 2011, 08:34:43 PM
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                                       Micky Brennan, Maureen Love, Lily Burns
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 26, 2011, 08:37:10 PM
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: wolfhound on January 26, 2011, 11:13:32 PM
is big paddy kane still knocking about
was,nt a bad jiver went to the jig
he would be beezers brother.
 
 
   wolf
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 28, 2011, 04:19:11 PM
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on January 29, 2011, 08:41:19 PM
This was the school's final Christmas as it closed the following summer. Noeleen was born 6 months after her father's death. Her late mother, Rosaleen, was a wonderful person who contributed a lot to the life of the school.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 29, 2011, 09:12:46 PM
This was the school's final Christmas as it closed the following summer. Noeleen was born 6 months after her father's death. Her late mother, Rosaleen, was a wonderful person who contributed a lot to the life of the school.

I should have a photograph of Rosaleen receiving a presentation in the school.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: apalachie on April 21, 2011, 01:19:11 AM

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St Anthony's oldest ex-pupil in 1982 Cecelia Davey at a reunion in St Kevins
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: apalachie on April 21, 2011, 01:21:13 AM

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Cecelia at 94 years old
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Post by: apalachie on April 21, 2011, 01:25:04 AM

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St Anthony's 1920 pupils, Molly Duffy, Brigid Largey and Ellen Johnson
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Post by: doare. on April 21, 2011, 01:39:24 AM
St Anthony could you have a wee look and see if you can fund any mullans from Coates street on the reg from around 1935 up to 1969

thankyou

Colette
hi i talk (type)on facebook occasionally with one of the mullans from coates st, she is named caroline she lives in lasalle now, her da was pat r.i.p we called him "dick" she has a sister here in canada married a brady.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: apalachie on April 21, 2011, 07:14:09 PM

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Past Teachers and organisers of St Anthony's re-union 82
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on April 21, 2011, 07:51:47 PM
The last photo shows former teachers/PRINCIPALS Eugene Magill, Jim Tiernan, Mary McAlinden and Maura Fulton. Jim Tiernan's wife, May, is on the far left just in front of Rosaleen McErlane. I was at this reunion in 1982 and a good time was had by all!
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on April 22, 2011, 07:54:29 PM
Here is a 1981 photo of a St Anthony's P.S. class. Some of the names are Mary Kelly, Tara O'Neill, Patrick Leonard, Patrick Downey, Sheila McAllister, Catherine Rooney, Martine Gaston, Lisa Moore, Tracey Dempsey, Peter Fitzpatrick, Sean McGuigan.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: apalachie on April 22, 2011, 08:02:56 PM
Is it invisible johnnymac,lol, just pulling your leg but it does'nt seem to have appeared.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on April 22, 2011, 08:04:02 PM
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Post by: johnnymac on April 22, 2011, 08:09:57 PM
I have never downloaded photos here before. Having a bit of trouble getting everything to work using my apple mac pro. However, this weekend I'll attempt to download some more St Anthony's photos from 30 years ago or so. 
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Post by: apalachie on April 22, 2011, 08:15:36 PM
Now it's a case of two for the price of one, great pic johnnymac, keep them coming.

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Happy Easter all.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on April 22, 2011, 08:23:23 PM
Here's one from 4th June, 1981, just prior to a bus run to Newcastle.
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on April 22, 2011, 08:43:36 PM
Here are some more St Anthony's photos from 1979-81

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Post by: johnnymac on April 23, 2011, 07:17:04 PM
Martine, Christine and Kevin Gaston with their art entries, 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 23, 2011, 07:27:48 PM
St Anthony's boys in a snow-covered playground during a bitter spell in January, 1982

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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on April 23, 2011, 07:41:45 PM
Here are some more prize-winning St Anthony's artists from xmas, 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 23, 2011, 07:51:57 PM
Joanne Moore and her cousin, Sharon Casey, on the beach in Newcastle during a school trip in June, 1974.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 23, 2011, 09:40:44 PM
March 1979. St Anthony's pupils are ready to set off for a week of outdoor activities in Drumalla House, Carnlough. Included are Karen Dempsey, Jim Walsh, Joanne Rooney, Patricia Begley, Kathleen Murphy, Peter Valente, Ciaran McKeown  and Geraldine kelly. That was the trip where Karen found a £10 note on the beach which was then returned to the distressed old lady who lost it.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 23, 2011, 09:51:52 PM
St Anthony's children visit Hillsborough around 1978. In the background is teacher, Des McKenna.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 23, 2011, 10:11:06 PM
St Anthony's boys on an outdoor adventure in a snowy Upper Glenariff, early 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 24, 2011, 09:46:45 AM
Lisa, Julie and Patrick Downey with their art competition entries, xmas 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 24, 2011, 10:00:12 AM
St Anthony's children at Belfast Zoo around 1975. In the picture are the late Annette Williams and her sister, Jennifer. Also included are Michelle Rooney, Cathy McMahon, Eddie McClean, Margaret Murray, Patricia Kerr and Paula Downey. Unfortunately the negative has deteriorated in the past 35 years.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 24, 2011, 10:12:02 AM
Noeleen McErlane with her xmas 1981 art competition picture and the trophy won by the school.

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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: apalachie on April 24, 2011, 02:07:42 PM
Great pic's johnnymac, I wish I had pic's like that from my school days.
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Post by: johnnymac on April 24, 2011, 03:47:12 PM
St Anthony's children prepare to get lessons in cycling proficiency with Jim Tiernan and John McCullough. Early 1980's.

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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on April 24, 2011, 03:50:35 PM
I have some more to download, apalachie, but unfortunately some of the photos have stayed up only a short time before disappearing.
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Post by: apalachie on April 24, 2011, 04:20:52 PM
Johnny mac. I use imageshack and you don;t even have to download it, plus as I have done with lots of pic's when I;ve posted them, I;ve deleted them from my computer and the pic;s stay on the forum. In photobucket and Tinypics if you delete the pictures from your computer you also delete them from the forum.
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Post by: johnnymac on April 24, 2011, 05:12:42 PM
Will take that on board. Thanks.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on May 08, 2011, 01:07:41 PM
Anne Gordon of Donegall Road P.S. and former St Anthony's P.S. teachers Ursula Gaffney and Mary O'Hara, attend a reunion in St Anthony's P.S. for those children who took part in the Irish Children's Summer Programme (USA). These teachers were volunteer chaperones for the programme. Photo taken in December, 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on May 08, 2011, 01:24:16 PM
St Anthony's P.S. pupils visit Black's Farm on the Ballyvaddy Road, near Carnlough, as part of their week at Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre. In the background is St Anthony's teacher, Mary McAlinden, and Drumalla warden, Eddie McDonnell. The photo dates from about 1981.

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Post by: St.Anthony on May 08, 2011, 02:32:18 PM
St Anthony's children prepare to get lessons in cycling proficiency with Jim Tiernan and John McCullough. Early 1980's.

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This looks to be at the side of Stanhope Street Nursery at Kildare Place Carrick Hill/Unity Flats
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Post by: St.Anthony on May 08, 2011, 02:37:32 PM
St Anthony's P.S. pupils visit Black's Farm on the Ballyvaddy Road, near Carnlough, as part of their week at Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre. In the background is St Anthony's teacher, Mary McAlinden, and Drumalla warden, Eddie McDonnell. The photo dates from about 1981.

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It looks like Jimmy Fitzpatrick (L) and his sister Eileen (R) of the Photo
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Post by: johnnymac on May 08, 2011, 03:55:06 PM
You're quite right about Jimmy Fitzpatrick. The girl on the right is not his sister, Eileen, but Maria Valente. Others in the photo are Debbie Williams, Tracey Dempsey, Patricia Loughlin, Brian Delaney, Martine Gaston, Joe Magee and I think Lisa Moore is there, too.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on May 11, 2011, 11:25:40 AM
Geraldine M, one of your uncles is listed on the roll from 1944.  He was there from 1943 until that register ended in 1948.  There were no other pupils with that surname in that roll book.
 
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Post by: St.Anthony on May 11, 2011, 12:24:45 PM
Geraldine M, This register is from 1941. Your mothers brother was first registered  in the infants class 01/07/1941  but he did start his first day until September.
 
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Post by: mec on May 11, 2011, 09:24:04 PM
I remember that...great photos.  The one of Mr Magil brought Gemima Jane to mind...though I think I only met her once!! I was a good child lol
 
March 1979. St Anthony's pupils are ready to set off for a week of outdoor activities in Drumalla House, Carnlough. Included are Karen Dempsey, Jim Walsh, Joanne Rooney, Patricia Begley, Kathleen Murphy, Peter Valente, Ciaran McKeown  and Geraldine kelly. That was the trip where Karen found a £10 note on the beach which was then returned to the distressed old lady who lost it.

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Post by: johnnymac on May 12, 2011, 01:10:03 AM
MEC, Congratulations on your recent election success. By the way, Mr Magill is still going strong but I believe Miss McAlinden is poorly.
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Post by: doare. on May 12, 2011, 05:15:06 AM
Geraldine M, This register is from 1941. Your mothers brother was first registered  in the infants class 01/07/1941  but he did start his first day until September.
 
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i see a terry mc cafferty here that cant be the guy from francis st? charlie pollock was older than me, and peter lavery, and frankie burns and goerdie english.
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Post by: Mitcher on May 12, 2011, 08:24:06 AM
i see a terry mc cafferty here that cant be the guy from francis st? charlie pollock was older than me, and peter lavery, and frankie burns and goerdie english.
The Mc Caffertys from Francis Street would be relatives of mine
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Post by: mec on May 14, 2011, 09:03:54 AM
Thanks JMC I seen you in town yesterday and went to get my sister to say hello but by time we came out of the shop you were away.
 
Im sorry to hear Miss McAlinden is doing well.
 
MEC, Congratulations on your recent election success. By the way, Mr Magill is still going strong but I believe Miss McAlinden is poorly.
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Post by: johnnymac on May 14, 2011, 11:18:54 AM
MEC, When I get some free time I'll put more St Anthony's photos from the 70's and 80's on this site. I plan to take early retirement next month, so I'll have time to do it. BTW I have a photo of you taken in either Cape Cod or New York in 1981/82. If you meet up with past pupils from the 70's/80's let them know about the photos on the Belfast Forum site.   
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Post by: sylvia mcmullan on May 15, 2011, 05:27:34 PM
i went to st anthonys 1975 til 1982
and was wondering if u have any records on me or my sisters sylvia doherty sonia doherty michelle doherty write back and let me no thank you
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Post by: johnnymac on May 15, 2011, 11:02:45 PM
I remember quite a few Doherty's in St Anthony's - Jimmy, Geraldine and Jean to name a few. I'll have a search through some old negatives and post when I get some free time. I'm sure there will be a few Doherty's in there somewhere. 
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Post by: St.Anthony on May 20, 2011, 10:46:09 PM
i went to st anthonys 1975 til 1982
and was wondering if u have any records on me or my sisters sylvia doherty sonia doherty michelle doherty write back and let me no thank you

Sylvia, Sorry I haven't been on for a while and I have just seen your post now.  Unfortunately my records only go as far as year 1974-75.  I know you all well and I was actually speaking to Jimmy this afternoon.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on May 21, 2011, 08:43:24 AM
Slyvia, here's a photo of Geraldine Doherty during her week in Drumalla House in the early 1980's. Other children include Seaneen McErlane, Lisa McCann, Tommy Loudan, Kevin and Martine Gaston, Ciaran McKeown, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Nuala Black, Paddy Downey, Patricia Loughran, Brenda Menham, Sean and Maria Valente.

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Post by: St.Anthony on May 21, 2011, 12:38:34 PM
That looks like Frank McMahon back row and would that be Orlaith Spotswood behind Jimmy Fitz.  Girl with ginger would that be M. Coyle?
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Post by: johnnymac on May 21, 2011, 01:28:30 PM
Yes, Frankie is there. The girl behind Jimmy is Maria Valente - Margaret's daughter. The red-haired girl is Martine Gaston. At the time the Gaston's were living in Brown Street. Donna Tumelty and Brendan Carville are also there as well as part of Tara O'Neill on the far right.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on May 21, 2011, 02:16:30 PM
Here are some boys from St Anthony's at Whitewell Playing Fields in the early 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on May 21, 2011, 02:40:27 PM
St Anthony's pupils Jennifer Williams, Colin McLaughlin and Elaine Bright on Carnlough beach during their trip to Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre, 6-10th December, 1976.

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Post by: johnnymac on May 29, 2011, 03:01:14 PM
The staircase which led up to the classroom of the late Des McKenna in the 1970's. The photo was taken when this part of the school was closed up.

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Post by: ourjoe on May 29, 2011, 07:50:21 PM
that a great photo  remember the class room well    ourjoe
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Post by: johnnymac on May 30, 2011, 12:27:10 PM
St Anthony's children at Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre in 1981. The girl with her hand up is Patricia Loughlin.

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Post by: johnnymac on June 04, 2011, 01:00:37 PM
Here is a class photo taken on 7th March, 1975, on the flat roof. In the photo are Mark Agnew, Sean Moore, Jennifer Williams, Michelle Rooney (Jennifer's cousin), Brian Noade, Lee Begley, Mary Magee, Catherine Fitzpatrick, Sharon Casey, Brenda Torley, Patrick Mackin, Harry Hayles, Jim Stevenson, Stephen Keenan?, Jim McLaughlin, Philip McGlade, Elaine Bright, Catherine Madden and Patricia Branney.

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Post by: St.Anthony on June 04, 2011, 05:58:33 PM
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Johnnymac, I hope you don't mind, I cropped the edges off. :good:
I know most of those in the photo and 2 are my relatives, a cousin and my sister
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Post by: Me Ould Segoia on June 04, 2011, 07:56:31 PM
Anyone remember a Mr. Harte ?
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Post by: johnnymac on June 04, 2011, 08:29:56 PM
I did crop the photo myself but somehow the original appeared.
There was a time in the early 1980's when one of St Anthony's school inspectors, Mr Aidan Harte, conducted a full inspection. He was known to put the fear of god into teachers.
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Post by: johnnymac on June 04, 2011, 08:59:14 PM
Here is a class photo from early 1976.
BACK ROW: Sharon Mathers, Danny McGlade, Alan Farrell, Jim Bright, Eddie McClean, Michael Magee, Thomas Heron, Jim Crawford, Colin McLaughlin
MIDDLE ROW: Anne Collins, Joanne Moore, Teresa Bennett, Geraldine McMahon, Kathleen Lyttle, Patricia Kerr
FRONT ROW: Jacqueline McErlean, Elizabeth Irvine

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Post by: apalachie on June 05, 2011, 02:54:05 AM
J/ mac, you were either a teacher or a very wealthy pupil to be able to take so many pic's in those days but keep them coming, they are brill.
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Post by: johnnymac on June 05, 2011, 04:47:35 AM
In the group from 1976, I'm told Michael Magee died some years ago in Downpatrick. Alan Farrell's father was one of 5 people killed in Peter's Bar after a shooting incident. Danny's older brother, Lawrence McGlade, finished up on the front page of the New York Times when he was one of the early participants in 'The Irish Children's Summer Programme.'   
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Post by: St.Anthony on June 05, 2011, 04:05:33 PM
In the group from 1976, I'm told Michael Magee died some years ago in Downpatrick. Alan Farrell's father was one of 5 people killed in Peter's Bar after a shooting incident. Danny's older brother, Lawrence McGlade, finished up on the front page of the New York Times when he was one of the early participants in 'The Irish Children's Summer Programme.'

Michael Magee is dead and Alan's father was killed by the Shankill butchers when they shot the customers in the Chlorane Bar in Gresham Street 5th June 1976.  Alan's father was a seaman and was home on leave when the bar was attacked. The customers were told to line up catholics to one side and protestants to the other but they didn't comply so the UVF butcher gang mowed them all down protestant and catholic alike. Five people were killed. The bar owner Jimmy Coyle was also killed. He owned the Spanish Rooms in Divis street before moving to the Chlorane.
 
Jim Bright owns a number of popular restaurants in Belfast.  I was talking to him only last week.
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Post by: johnnymac on June 05, 2011, 06:44:51 PM
I remember seeing Alan Farrell's mother walking through the town in the 70's, a tiny little woman visited with such tragedy. I often wondered what happened to that family.
About 30 years ago the school lost 8-10 pupils after one of the Johnston family was stabbed to death. Many finished up living in Downpatrick.

Some years ago I met Patricia Kerr who is in the 1976 photo. She was working for the USIT Travel Agency in the city centre, now closed.
Jim Bright has brothers called Michael and Martin and a sister, Elaine(Elizabeth.) I remember seeing his dad in Kent Street just hours before he died. I have a photo somewhere of Jim with the late Frankie Mulholland, taken in Colin Glen about 1977. If I can find it I'll post it.   
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Post by: johnnymac on June 05, 2011, 06:52:56 PM
Here is a snap of St Anthony's pupils in Hillsborough in the early 1980's. In it are Debbie Williams, Patrick Leonard, Tommy Black, Lisa Moore, Tara O'Neill, Nuala Black, Catherine Rooney, maria Valente, Patricia Loughlin, Sean McGuigan, Brian Delaney, Patrick McMahon.

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Post by: frank.m on June 05, 2011, 07:40:34 PM
I remember seeing Alan Farrell's mother walking through the town in the 70's, a tiny little woman visited with such tragedy. I often wondered what happened to that family.
About 30 years ago the school lost 8-10 pupils after one of the Johnston family was stabbed to death. Many finished up living in Downpatrick.

Some years ago I met Patricia Kerr who is in the 1976 photo. She was working for the USIT Travel Agency in the city centre, now closed.
Jim Bright has brothers called Michael and Martin and a sister, Elaine(Elizabeth.) I remember seeing his dad in Kent Street just hours before he died. I have a photo somewhere of Jim with the late Frankie Mulholland, taken in Colin Glen about 1977. If I can find it I'll post it.   
i take it johnnymac you are from carrickhill my wife is from STEPHEN ST her last name was KANE and also jim brights dad (rip) WAS MY COUSIN he was from the market i have been living in canada 47 years but what a small world your pictures are great
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Post by: johnnymac on June 05, 2011, 09:07:19 PM
frank.m, I don't hail from Carrick Hill but have had links to the area in the past, mostly the 1970's-80's. Most of the children who attended St Anthony's came from that area but there was a also a few from Edward Street such as Kathleen Torbitt and the Lyttle sisters, Kathleen and Elizabeth. Some came from the lower New Lodge such as the Moores and there were some from Millfield/Brown St such as the McConnell's and the Gastons. Let's not forget the Crawford family and the Vernons? from Samuel Street and Brenda Torley and her sister Angel, from Winetavern Street.
As a child I played street games with a girl from Samuel Street who used to visit an aunt near to where i lived. That was in the summer of 1964. Her name was Bridie McNulty, who was born on 20th November, 1950.
     
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Post by: St.Anthony on June 05, 2011, 10:23:45 PM
Here is a snap of St Anthony's pupils in Hillsborough in the early 1980's. In it are Debbie Williams, Patrick Leonard, Tommy Black, Lisa Moore, Tara O'Neill, Nuala Black, Catherine Rooney, maria Valente, Patricia Loughlin, Sean McGuigan, Brian Delaney, Patrick McMahon.

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I think that is Frank McMahon not Patrick beside Patricia Loughlin.  Would that be Louise Heron on the left in front of Delaney?
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Post by: St.Anthony on June 05, 2011, 10:27:11 PM
frank.m, I don't hail from Carrick Hill but have had links to the area in the past, mostly the 1970's-80's. Most of the children who attended St Anthony's came from that area but there was a also a few from Edward Street such as Kathleen Torbitt and the Lyttle sisters, Kathleen and Elizabeth. Some came from the lower New Lodge such as the Moores and there were some from Millfield/Brown St such as the McConnell's and the Gastons. Let's not forget the Crawford family and the Vernons? from Samuel Street and Brenda Torley and her sister Angel, from Winetavern Street.
As a child I played street games with a girl from Samuel Street who used to visit an aunt near to where i lived. That was in the summer of 1964. Her name was Bridie McNulty, who was born on 20th November, 1950.
   

The Nulty's moved out of Samuel Street and the Crawfords moved into their vacated house. I think it was 23.  They moved to Gorfin Street off Cavendish Street.  Her brother Jim was a friend of mine. We called him Nugget.
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Post by: mec on June 09, 2011, 10:29:45 AM
Here is a snap of St Anthony's pupils in Hillsborough in the early 1980's. In it are Debbie Williams, Patrick Leonard, Tommy Black, Lisa Moore, Tara O'Neill, Nuala Black, Catherine Rooney, maria Valente, Patricia Loughlin, Sean McGuigan, Brian Delaney, Patrick McMahon.

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another good photo is that Ciaran McKeown between Tommy and Brian, and St A, I dont think that is Louise Heron. 
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Post by: johnnymac on June 10, 2011, 12:17:41 AM
The girl in front of Brian Delaney is Debbie Williams, sister of Jennifer, Frankie and the late Annette. The boy nearest the camera is Patrick Leonard. Partially hidden, behind Patrick, is Ciaran McKeown. One of the Bennett girls is behind Maria (hood up). The snip of ginger hair on the right belongs to Martine Gaston. Nuala's sister, Kelly Black, should have been there on that day but she's not in the shot. 
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Post by: johnnymac on June 16, 2011, 09:01:04 PM
Here are a group of St Anthony's pupils in Colin Glen in June, 1977. Included are Jim Bright, Frankie Mulholland, Margaret Murray, Frank Crawford, Patricia Kerr, Cathy McMahon, Anthony Campbell, Joanne Moore, Annie Fitzpatrick, and the Gaston sisters, Elizabeth and Catherine.

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Post by: St.Anthony on June 16, 2011, 09:36:45 PM
Here are a group of St Anthony's pupils in Colin Glen in June, 1977. Included are Jim Bright, Frankie Mulholland, Margaret Murray, Frank Crawford, Patricia Kerr, Cathy McMahon, Anthony Campbell, Joanne Moore, Annie Fitzpatrick, and the Gaston sisters, Elizabeth and Catherine.

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Franky Mullholland, another pupil who was shot dead.
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Post by: johnnymac on June 18, 2011, 02:20:33 AM
Frankie was a good kid. I always feel a sense of sadness when I pass his grave in the City Cemetery.
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Post by: johnnymac on June 19, 2011, 02:30:55 PM
St Anthony's pupils Geraldine McMahon and Tina Heron on their field trip to Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre, 6th-10th December, 1976.

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Post by: apalachie on June 19, 2011, 07:47:07 PM
Is that Tina with her back to the camera, she is married to my Bro-in-law.
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Post by: peter garland on June 20, 2011, 08:23:03 PM
sadly geraldine campbell, peggy campbell,annie clark and rab russel have left us we worked in greeves mill togather does anyone know what became of teresa clark who lived in letitia street she had sisters called rosie and caroline
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Post by: johnnymac on June 21, 2011, 11:20:07 PM
Re the last pic. Tina Heron does have her back to the camera. Others in the photo (just) are Eddie McClean and Brenda Torley who came from Winetavern Street.
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Post by: johnnymac on June 22, 2011, 12:32:53 AM
Here are some St Anthony's pupils in Glenariff about 30 years ago. Catherine Gaston is pointing at the sign. Others in the photo are Maria Valente, Karen Downey, Tara O'Neill, Karen Dempsey, Kelly Black, Patricia Begley and Eileen Fitzpatrick.

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Post by: St.Anthony on June 22, 2011, 01:26:17 PM
Re the last pic. Tina Heron does have her back to the camera. Others in the photo (just) are Eddie McClean and Brenda Torley who came from Winetavern Street.
 

Brenda Torley still lives at the same address.
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Post by: St.Anthony on June 22, 2011, 01:28:25 PM
Here are some St Anthony's pupils in Glenariff about 30 years ago. Catherine Gaston is pointing at the sign. Others in the photo are Maria Valente, Karen Downey, Tara O'Neill, Karen Dempsey, Kelly Black, Patricia Begley and Eileen Fitzpatrick.

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I know all the kids in this photo.  Eileen Fitz and her partner won the female doubles in a darts competition
which finally ended after 2 a.m. this morning.
 
Patricia Begley's son James has represented Northern Ireland in snooker competition just like his granda Bootsy.
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Post by: johnnymac on June 22, 2011, 09:08:37 PM
Thank's for that info. Do you know what Patricia's sister, Eileen Begley, is doing now? 
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Post by: St.Anthony on June 22, 2011, 09:20:57 PM
I haven't seen Eileen for many years.
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Post by: mec on July 05, 2011, 11:15:06 AM
If I run in to Patricia I ll ask her about Eileen, anymore photos to post?? they are bringing me back to primary school...:)
 
 
 
Thank's for that info. Do you know what Patricia's sister, Eileen Begley, is doing now?
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Post by: johnnymac on July 06, 2011, 01:16:55 AM
mec, I have more pics to post from the 1970's/80's. I have one of yourself in Collin Glen with the Gaston girls, Lorraine Morrissey, and Geraldine Kelly. Will put some up in a day or two.   
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Post by: johnnymac on July 06, 2011, 08:41:08 PM
Here is a pic taken in Collin Glen in 1978. Mary Ellen (COUNCILLOR) Campbell is on the far left with the Gaston girls Elizabeth and Catherine and Lorraine Morrissey. Geraldine Kelly is sitting and Martine Crossan has her face covered by a bunch of bluebells.

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Post by: mec on July 07, 2011, 12:18:10 PM
omg my sense of dress has not improved lol..that gave me a good Mr Mac!!
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Post by: johnnymac on July 07, 2011, 06:54:13 PM
Here is a pic of St Anthony's pupils having their breakfast on a freezing cold March morning in 1979 during their week in Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre, now sadly gone forever. Miss McAlinden is going around with extra milk for the cereals. Cathy McMahon is on the right and Margaret McMahon is at the same table. catherine Gaston is at the very back with Paula Downey and Patricia Kerr. Karen Dempsey and Joanne Moore  are also in the pic.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 08, 2011, 12:56:32 AM
It's January, 1982, in the boys yard of St Anthony's P.S. In the pic are Brendan Carville, Martin Connor, Patrick Leonard, Sean Valente and Paul Leonard.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 08, 2011, 08:54:38 PM
Here's one with St Anthony's pupils camping for the day in Collin Glen in 1978. Anthony Campbell is holding the kettle. Patricia Kerr and Cathy McMahon are tending the frying chips. A hungry Annie Fitzpatrick is getting fed up waiting for her lunch. Nevertheless, a great day out was had by all.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 10, 2011, 12:57:55 PM
Here's a pic of some St Anthony's pupils who were in Maysfield Leisure Centre for a St Anne's Cathedral Art Competition award ceremony some 30 years ago. Featured are Sean Valente, Nuala Black, Maria Valente, Tara O'Neill, Noeleen McErlane, Christine, Martine and Kevin Gaston. On the far left is one of the McGuigan brothers - not Sean or David.

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Post by: St.Anthony on July 10, 2011, 02:19:50 PM
Martin McGuigan
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Post by: eros on July 10, 2011, 02:31:32 PM
 St Anthony's school was never like that when I went to it ,we were lucky if we got to go to peter's hill swimmers once a month or maybe up to the playground  on the roof if it was not raining ,three times a week  !!  changed times
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Post by: johnnymac on July 10, 2011, 08:55:25 PM
In the period 1976-86 many St Anthony's pupils were able to take part in the various holiday programmes to the USA where they stayed with host families for 6 or 7 weeks. Some, like Catherine Gaston and Geraldine Kelly, were able to stay with their host families for a whole year. Week-long stays in Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre were very popular, Summer or Winter.   
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Post by: kevben on July 10, 2011, 11:54:29 PM
i saw a photo of colin mc loughlin aka "sas" in an earlier post i worked with him for a while in the co-op a sound wee guy,i think he lives up in turf lodge now.
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Post by: johnnymac on July 11, 2011, 01:23:43 AM
Colin McLoughlin went on The Cape Irish Children's Programme in 1978. He stayed with the Henderson family in Chatham, Massachusetts for 6 weeks. Arriving back at Shannon Airport the Belfast group spotted Rosalind Carter, the wife of the American president, Jimmy Carter. St Anthony's pupil, Brian Noade, raced over to welcome her to Ireland and shook her hand. Mrs Carter was stopping over on her way to the funeral in Rome of Paul VI.     
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Post by: johnnymac on July 11, 2011, 02:23:48 AM
Martine Gaston at the fieldwork display after her trip to Drumalla House in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 11, 2011, 06:54:17 AM
Nuala Black points to some of her written work on her class visit to Drumalla. Looking on are Maria Valente and Mary Kelly.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 11, 2011, 07:09:55 AM
The number of children in St Anthony's P.S. declined during the 1980's. This pic taken at Whitewell Playing Fields shows a large proportion of the boys in the upper end of the school.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 11, 2011, 11:17:44 AM
Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Gaston and Christy Kerr with their 'Panda' pics around 1979.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 11, 2011, 01:32:36 PM
This 1978 photograph shows the old homes in Millfield before they were demolished. The McConnell family lived in one before moving to Brown Street. The last resident of Millfield was an old lady, the mother of 'iron man' Paddy McMahon??? I may be wrong there so perhaps someone could confirm that. I remember Mrs McConnell standing at her 'half door' chatting to passing locals. A lovely person to know.

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Post by: eros on July 11, 2011, 03:19:14 PM
indeed you had to go down a few steps to get into the room  one of those house had a very small woman living in the house   and she was not a dwarf
just small   I remember a Joe Mc Mahon lived at the falls road end    Eros
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Post by: mickybo on July 11, 2011, 06:21:57 PM
It's January, 1982, in the boys yard of St Anthony's P.S. In the pic are Brendan Carville, Martin Connor, Patrick Leonard, Sean Valente and Paul Leonard.

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my 2 nephews in this photo, patrick and paul leonard(rip), my son later went to st anthonys in the mid 80's.
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Post by: St.Anthony on July 11, 2011, 08:05:42 PM
This 1978 photograph shows the old homes in Millfield before they were demolished. The McConnell family lived in one before moving to Brown Street. The last resident of Millfield was an old lady, the mother of 'iron man' Paddy McMahon??? I may be wrong there so perhaps someone could confirm that. I remember Mrs McConnell standing at her 'half door' chatting to passing locals. A lovely person to know.

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The McConnell's lived in the middle house.  The Iron Man's mother Mary lived in the first one to the left and at the other end was Jackie campbell's. His wife and kids were poisoned by gas from the gaslight just outside their bedroom window.  He kept the kids toys in the window for many many years.
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Post by: johnnymac on July 12, 2011, 12:42:31 AM
Mickeybo, I'm sorry to hear that Paul Leonard is no longer with us. I remember the two brothers so well. Patrick was always very lucky whenever there was a class ballot for an Easter egg. I remember him telling me this joke:

Q. Where does a policeman live?

A. 999 Letsby Avenue.

 
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Post by: mickybo on July 12, 2011, 10:04:28 PM
Mickeybo, I'm sorry to hear that Paul Leonard is no longer with us. I remember the two brothers so well. Patrick was always very lucky whenever there was a class ballot for an Easter egg. I remember him telling me this joke:

Q. Where does a policeman live?

A. 999 Letsby Avenue.
thanks for that johnnymac, sadly lost him to cancer about 5 yrs ago, patrick living in derry and just recently hooked up with him on facebook, will pass on details of this site and maybe he will pay it a wee visit...?
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Post by: johnnymac on July 12, 2011, 11:34:18 PM
Sadly, there have been a number of St Anthony's children who died tragically young. I am thinking of Patrick Mackin and his sister, Rose, Annette Williams whose grandmother worked in the school kitchen, Michael Magee, Frankie Mulholland. Then there was one of the Bennett boys and Thomas Valente??? They were all pupils in the 1970's and 80's. I have more photos from that era to post so it would be good if former pupils from those years knew about the site. 
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Post by: johnnymac on July 12, 2011, 11:59:13 PM
On the bus to Whitewell Playing Fields, some 30 years ago. Some of the children with Miss McAlinden are Robert Bonner, Patrick Downey, Tara O'Neill, Patricia Loughran, Joanne Graham and Catherine Rooney.

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Post by: St.Anthony on July 13, 2011, 01:49:50 AM
Sadly, there have been a number of St Anthony's children who died tragically young. I am thinking of Patrick Mackin and his sister, Rose, Annette Williams whose grandmother worked in the school kitchen, Michael Magee, Frankie Mulholland. Then there was one of the Bennett boys and Thomas Valente??? They were all pupils in the 1970's and 80's. I have more photos from that era to post so it would be good if former pupils from those years knew about the site.
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Post by: St.Anthony on July 13, 2011, 01:52:14 AM
Sadly, there have been a number of St Anthony's children who died tragically young. I am thinking of Patrick Mackin and his sister, Rose, Annette Williams whose grandmother worked in the school kitchen, Michael Magee, Frankie Mulholland. Then there was one of the Bennett boys and Thomas Valente??? They were all pupils in the 1970's and 80's. I have more photos from that era to post so it would be good if former pupils from those years knew about the site.

Patrick Mackins sister Anne Marie died in a fire not Rose.  Chucky Bennett was shot dead.
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Post by: johnnymac on July 13, 2011, 01:19:21 PM
Thanks for that correction. I left out Jean Doherty. She would have been there in the 1970's.
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Post by: johnnymac on July 13, 2011, 03:29:40 PM
St Anthony's pupils at Old Layde Church, near Cushendall, about 30 years ago. Featured are Christy Kerr, Karen Dempsey, Jim Walsh, Peter Valente, Patrick Leonard and Patricia Begley. The boy on the far left is one of the McDade brothers from the New Lodge. Seamus???

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Post by: johnnymac on July 13, 2011, 06:48:08 PM
Here are some St Anthony's pupils at the Rumbling Hole in Collin Glen in the very late 1970's. Shown are Geraldine Kelly, Peter Valente and the Gaston sisters, Elizabeth and Catherine.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 15, 2011, 08:22:50 AM
Here is a pic of a very young Michael McCann, Nuala Black and Martine Gaston on their school trip to Crawfordsburn, around 1977.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 17, 2011, 09:37:21 AM
Here is a group of St Anthony's pupils having their lunch in Collin Glen, around 1979. Featured are Peter Valente, Christy Kerr, Jim Walsh, Michael Magee(RIP), Edward Farrell, Seamus McDade and Catherine Gaston.

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Post by: St.Anthony on July 17, 2011, 04:16:24 PM
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The photo above was taken at the bottom of these iron steps
 
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I'm re-posting this photo because I have recently learned that my friend Patrick Savage passed away on his 50th birthday 2005
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Post by: johnnymac on July 17, 2011, 06:21:32 PM
The boy on the left with the striped jumper looks familiar to me but I can't put a name to him. Any ideas?
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Post by: St.Anthony on July 17, 2011, 07:54:25 PM
The boy on the left with the striped jumper looks familiar to me but I can't put a name to him. Any ideas?

Yes, he is Thomas Murphy, born in Scotch Quarters, Carrick Hill/Upper Library Street.  He had a twin brother Jim who died a few years back. We were mates and shared the same birthday.  They moved out of Scotch Quarters after a fire and water damage made the building more unsafe than it already was.  They moved to Ballymurphy.  Their father Josie was one of the people murdered by Paratroopers in the Ballymurphy Massacre, during the introduction of internment 1971.
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Post by: johnnymac on July 17, 2011, 11:43:08 PM
Yes, I remember the Murphy family now. In the 1970's-80's they lived in Ballymurphy Parade in the house once occupied by one of my childhood friends, Bobby Stewart. Thomas and Jim spent time in jail when they were 15, the youngest people to be sent to such a place. Their case was mentioned by a well-known BBC reporter who was imprisoned for contempt of court in 1981 for not revealing a source of information.
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Post by: johnnymac on July 19, 2011, 10:40:22 AM
Here is a Christmas party pic of Miss McAlinden's class in 1978. I recognise Michael Kerr and John Matthews. Not sure about the others.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 19, 2011, 03:45:38 PM
Geraldine Kelly holds the jawbone of a sheep on the beach at Carnlough about 30 years ago. Some of those looking on are Jim Campbell and Catriona Magee.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 20, 2011, 09:29:35 AM
Some of the artwork displayed in Mr McKenna's room in the 1970's.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 20, 2011, 08:10:26 PM
Some more St Anthony's artwork from the 1970's. Anyone recognise their masterpiece?

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Post by: johnnymac on July 21, 2011, 05:14:29 PM
Christmas, 1981. Tara O'Neill, Lisa Moore, Tracey Dempsey and Martine Gaston put up decorations in the dining hall of St Anthony's P.S.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 21, 2011, 05:46:06 PM
From 1981 we have Frank Williams, Sean McGuigan, Kelly Black, Catherine Gaston and Bernadette McGivern. That summer Catherine went to Rye, near New York, as part of the Irish Children's Summer Programme, and was invited to stay on with her host family for a whole year!

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Post by: johnnymac on July 23, 2011, 11:25:49 AM
Joe Magee and Sean McGuigan having a game of draughts in their classroom some 30 years ago.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 24, 2011, 09:54:00 AM
Unity Flats from St Anthony's P.S. about 30 years ago.

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Post by: johnnymac on July 24, 2011, 11:43:11 AM
St Anthony's pupil, Debbie Williams(3rd from the left), with her American host family, in Westchester County, NY, in 1981.

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Post by: St.Anthony on July 24, 2011, 12:08:41 PM
Unity Flats from St Anthony's P.S. about 30 years ago.

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This is a cracking photo. That junction has so much history.  The first barricades were erected after major disturbances here 2nd August 1969.
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Post by: johnnymac on July 24, 2011, 12:31:02 PM
I had to lean out of a toilet window to get that photo!
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Post by: johnnymac on July 24, 2011, 03:28:43 PM
St Anthony's pupils Maria Valente and Mary Ellen Campbell in Westchester, New York, in 1981, taking part in the Irish Children's Summer Programme.

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Post by: eros on July 24, 2011, 03:32:54 PM
and to think they pulled the old houses and replaced them with slums !
 johnnymac ,where was that pic taken from  St Anthony's school ?Eros
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on July 24, 2011, 03:57:46 PM
I took the photo from a toilet window on the second floor of the school. You had to be careful when pointing cameras towards police or army. They could swoop on you before you had time to wind on to the next frame. I remember taking some US reporters on a walking tour of the Falls and Shankill area. I warned them not to take pics of Crumlin Road Prison. They didn't listen. Result - an army swoop before we had gone another 50 yards.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on August 10, 2011, 11:20:01 AM
Here's a photo taken on 4th June, 1981 in the playground. Featured are Kathleen Murphy, Tina McKinney, Tracey Carville, Karen Downey, Bernadette McGivern, Catherine Gaston, Maureen Dempsey and Mairead Rooney.

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Post by: johnnymac on August 11, 2011, 03:41:16 PM
In the early 1980's the older pupils were involved in an oak tree survey in Collin Glen. Here Catherine Rooney and Martin Connor measure the girth of a specimen.

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Post by: johnnymac on August 13, 2011, 03:07:59 PM
There were a number of derelict buildings adjoining the school up until the 1980's when they were demolished. Here is a view from the second floor of the school looking towards Samuel Street.

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Post by: St.Anthony on August 14, 2011, 10:59:20 AM
There were a number of derelict buildings adjoining the school up until the 1980's when they were demolished. Here is a view from the second floor of the school looking towards Samuel Street.

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I have many memories of climbing on to McMahon's/Stanton's flat roof to sunbathe and crawling along the walls heading towards Samuel Street.  There was about 15/20 ft drop between the back walls of the houses and Watson's joinery on the left of the photo but as a kid it seemed to be a hell of a lot deeper. Entrance from the yards to the entry were via a flight of step. We used to store bonfire wood in it.
The tops on the walls were loose and my brother and myself had many hair raising experiences as we crawled along.
The green building in the background was Stevenson and Turner's having previously been occupied by Coulter's.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on August 14, 2011, 05:41:35 PM
Some agile children could gain access to the school site by clambering over the walls of the adjoining derelict properties. One young lady, who shall be nameless, was able to open a corridor window and get into the main school building to play school with her teddy bear. She never did any damage. During the 1970's there were a number of bomb scares which forced the school to be evacuated. The children were usually taken to St Mary's Church until the alerts were over.
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Post by: johnnymac on August 15, 2011, 03:08:36 PM
A view from the boys yard looking up towards the flat roof. The boarded up windows on the right belonged to Miss McCormick's room.

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Post by: johnnymac on August 17, 2011, 02:54:44 PM
Michael Kerr, Paul Leonard, Eamon Matthews and Jacqueline Mulholland, around 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on August 18, 2011, 09:21:28 PM
Here is the P6/P7 class on the flat roof, from September, 1980.

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Post by: johnnymac on August 20, 2011, 07:07:12 PM
Working on their graphs in 1981 are Nuala Black, Maria Valente, Martine Gaston, Sean McGuigan, Brian Delaney and Paddy Downey.

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Post by: johnnymac on August 21, 2011, 12:24:53 PM
St Anthony's pupils arrive at Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre, Carnlough, in 1981. One of the highlights of the school year was the week-long stay in Drumalla. A few hours after the photograph was taken a storm back in Belfast blew in one of the windows in their class, scattering broken glass about the room. Luckily there were no children present!

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Post by: johnnymac on August 23, 2011, 10:38:23 PM
Brenda Menham and Seaneen McErlane enjoy a game of draughts during their free time at Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre in 1981.

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Post by: doare. on August 24, 2011, 02:51:57 AM

I have many memories of climbing on to McMahon's/Stanton's flat roof to sunbathe and crawling along the walls heading towards Samuel Street.  There was about 15/20 ft drop between the back walls of the houses and Watson's joinery on the left of the photo but as a kid it seemed to be a hell of a lot deeper. Entrance from the yards to the entry were via a flight of step. We used to store bonfire wood in it.
The tops on the walls were loose and my brother and myself had many hair raising experiences as we crawled along.
The green building in the background was Stevenson and Turner's having previously been occupied by Coulter's.
they used to store bonefire tyres in francis st in a gateway that had vertical metal bars, i remember we from boomer st made a "raid" on it, that was in the early fifties.that is a great pic of the school and the oul back yards caked with years of whitewash..
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Post by: johnnymac on August 26, 2011, 12:17:40 PM
Here is a view of more dereliction beside the school in the early 1980's. Looking towards Samuel St.

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Post by: johnnymac on August 26, 2011, 03:50:04 PM
Sharon Magee, Catherine Gaston and Paddy Downey check their map on an orienteering session in Glenarm Forest during their Drumalla week in 1979. Primary children were taught how to read a map and to look for clues on the trees as they moved around a circular course the forest. They would take a note of the clues. The team with the most correct answers in the shortest time won.
BTW it was Catherine's 42nd birthday yesterday. Her lovely mum, Kathleen, sometimes referred to her as a  'war baby' because she was born at the start of he troubles. 

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Post by: johnnymac on August 30, 2011, 08:19:52 PM
In the period 1974-85 many children from St Anthony's P.S. took part in the various summer holiday programmes to the USA for Belfast children. Children stayed with carefully chosen host families for 6-7 weeks. Here Michael McCann catches a perch in the Cape Cod Canal, Buzzard's Bay, Mass. Michael caught 7 fish that day in July, 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 03, 2011, 11:24:41 AM
St Anthony's children visit Black's farm on the Ballyvaddy Road near Carnlough on a freezing day in December, 1976 during their first ever week in Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre. Some of the children in the photo are Brenda Torley, Sean Moore and his little sister, Joanne, Annie Fitzpatrick and her big sister, Catherine.
I was sad to learn this morning of the passing of Mary Taggart who worked as a supervisor in the school for many years. I would often meet Mary on her shopping trips to the city centre on Saturdays. We would have a good old chat about our days in the school. RIP Mary.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 04, 2011, 01:57:17 PM
On a farm visit in the early 1980's, Seaneen McErlane eyes the battery chickens.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 05, 2011, 08:58:47 PM
Here St Anthony's pupils gather for a story and supper before bedtime during their visit to Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre in 1981.
Featured are Sean Valente, Rosemary Porter, Martin Connor, Tracey Dempsey, Lisa McCann, Ciaran McKeown, Paddy Downey, Deirdre Rooney, Lisa Moore, Sheila Brown (McAllister?), Brian Delaney and Patrick Leonard.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 06, 2011, 07:34:38 PM
Tommy Loudon takes a breather from playing football at Whitewell Playing Fields in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 08, 2011, 01:18:22 PM
Having a lot of fun on a class trip to Colin Glen in 1978 are Patricia Kerr, Margaret Murray and Annie Fitzpatrick.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 10, 2011, 09:27:57 PM
Miss McAlinden's class in the early 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 15, 2011, 01:12:40 AM
St Anthony's pupils at the Laragh Falls in Glenariff in 1981.

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Post by: ourjoe on September 17, 2011, 09:46:32 PM
hi  st anthony
 
let me know if i got the name and photo wrong 
 
were are they now             
 
 ourjoe
 
 
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Post by: kevben on September 18, 2011, 02:07:19 PM
ourjoe middle bottom is gerard magee,who is married to my sister.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: Mitcher on September 19, 2011, 08:09:55 AM
ourjoe middle bottom is gerard magee,who is married to my sister.

Which sister Kev Ben.  One that I would know?
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Post by: johnnymac on September 19, 2011, 08:06:21 PM
Back in 1978 the P6/7 children in St Anthony's P.S. were often taken on trips to Collin Glen. Here is a photo of Margaret Murray holding a frog she found among the bluebells with Patricia Kerr and Stephen Hegarty looking on.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 22, 2011, 03:12:31 PM
This photo was taken on 6th December, 1976. The P6/7 children from St Anthony's P.S. had arrived at Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre, Carnlough, that morning for their first ever visit which was to last until the 10th. These are the boys in Room 5 as they prepare for their first night. Featured are the late Michael Magee, Jim Crawford, Colin McLaughlin, Sean Moore and Thomas (Toby) Heron.

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Post by: apalachie on September 23, 2011, 09:04:17 PM
Johnnymac, I look into this wee thread all the time and with the amount of pic's that you have posted have come to the conclusion that you had to have been a teacher at the school to have them or you were one of the very few pupils who came from money,lol.
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Post by: johnnymac on September 23, 2011, 09:27:38 PM
Well, I was one of the teachers for 13 years. I decided to post these pics before I depart this mortal plane, hopefully many years from now. My desire is that the children who attended the school in the 1970's-80's  have access to them. It will stir a few happy memories. I still miss that wee school near the corner.
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Post by: apalachie on September 24, 2011, 05:27:33 PM
You must have a photographic memory to remember all the kids names,lol.
Keep up the good work.
Does Carrickhill not have a facebook page, were you could post them also, if not why don't you start one up as that tends to be the place were all the young ones hang out and talk to each other nowadays.
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Post by: johnnymac on September 24, 2011, 07:30:38 PM
I'm more likely to remember names from 30-50 years ago than 5 years ago. The St Anthony's children were great kids to work with and the parents were always appreciative of anything that was done to enrich  their children's experiences.
i will check out Carrickhill on Facebook.
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Post by: Eamann on September 25, 2011, 11:49:44 AM
Hello!

At the end of the 19th. century would St. Anthony's (Millfield) encatchment area have extended to Frederick St.? The Beggins branch of my family came from there and I am trying to find out what school(s) they went to. I already have posted a general query about this and have received a helpful answer. Recently a friend suggested that a further possibility might have been St. Anthony's.

Thanks in advance for your opinions on the subject.
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Post by: johnnymac on September 25, 2011, 02:07:03 PM
Back in the 1970's I remember viewing the old school records which went back to 1883. At the time I was particularly interested in the Second world War evacuations which began in earnest after the biggest air raid in April, 1941. I believe that those records may now be in the Public Records Office.
 Even in the 1970's-80's we had children in the school from as far away as Edward Street and Nelson Street as well as the New Lodge. So it's very likely that families from the old Frederick Street did attend St Anthony's. There was always a great loyalty to the school. Former pupils who became parents often sent their children there even when another primary school was closer.
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Post by: Eamann on September 25, 2011, 09:09:32 PM
Thank you very much for that interesting information. I am particularly glad to hear that the records go back so far. I have just checked the PRONI catalogue and they do indeed have the school's archives.

Best wishes!
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Post by: johnnymac on September 25, 2011, 10:28:20 PM
The very best of luck with your research, Eamann.
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Post by: johnnymac on September 28, 2011, 07:22:51 PM
Kevin Gaston, Tara O'Neill, Martine Gaston and Nuala Black arrange the sweets in preparation for a class party in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 29, 2011, 07:32:05 PM
A happy Paddy Downey returning from a school trip in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 02, 2011, 06:56:36 PM
Gathered around the 'Drumalla House' sign in Carnlough on their week-long trip in March, 1979, are:
Michael McCann, Maureen Dempsey, Tommy Black, Philip McLaughlin, Martin McGuigan, Tara O'Neill, Brian Delaney, Kathleen Murphy, Ciaran McKeown, Frank McMahon, Mary Kelly, Peter Valente, Frank Williams, Paddy Downey, Patricia Loughlin (hidden) and ? Geoghegan.
I believe two of the children here later married each other.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 04, 2011, 08:22:35 PM
It's March, 1979, and the St Anthony's P.S. pupils are in Upper Glenariff about to have an outdoor lunch after a nature walk in the glen. Later that day we had a rugby game in the garden of Drumalla House. 

In this photo are, left to right, MARIA VALENTE, KAREN DOWNEY, CATHERINE GASTON, KELLY BLACK, CHRISTY KERR, TARA O'NEILL, JOANNE ROONEY, KAREN DEMPSEY, PETER VALENTE, PATRICIA BEGLEY and MAIREAD ROONEY. At the back of the bus can be seen the late Alex McDonnell who worked for Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre. Alex lived with his wife in a bungalow at Garron Point. The day after this photo was taken the children went on a farm visit but the weather was so bitterly cold that we couldn't stay for more than an hour. Some children were showing the early signs of exposure. Back at the centre Alex made up drinks of hot lemonade to warm the children up. Alex was was a lovely person to know and a great help to the St Anthony's teachers.

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Post by: mickybo on October 04, 2011, 10:28:59 PM
I'm more likely to remember names from 30-50 years ago than 5 years ago. The St Anthony's children were great kids to work with and the parents were always appreciative of anything that was done to enrich  their children's experiences.
i will check out Carrickhill on Facebook.
Johnnymac there is a carrickhill page on facebook  which is called growing up in unityflats/carrickhill, im sure ur pics wud give a lot of pleasure on there.
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Post by: johnnymac on October 06, 2011, 08:56:57 PM
It's December, 1976, and this group from St Anthony's are visiting Carnlough beach at night.
L to R: Jennifer Williams, Brenda Torley, Elizabeth (Elaine) Bright, Eddie McClean and Patricia Kerr. Patricia is the only one of the five that I have met in the past 20 years.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 09, 2011, 01:25:03 PM
JUNE, 1974. In the 1970's and 80's St Anthony's pupils were taken on an annual day trip to Newcastle. Here we have Elaine Bright, Jennifer Williams, Sharon Casey, Joanne Moore and Michelle Rooney.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 12, 2011, 10:27:52 PM
Some of the P6/7 girls from 1979 in their classroom. Featured are:
KAREN DEMPSEY, PAULA DOWNEY, CATHERINE GASTON, PATRICIA BEGLEY, EILEEN FITZPATRICK, SHARON HERON AND PAULINE DELANEY.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 14, 2011, 10:04:25 AM
St Anthony's always enjoyed great success in the St Anne's Cathedral Christmas Art Competition in the 1970's-80's. Visiting the cathedral in 1978 to view the artwork are:

Martine Gaston, Maria Valente, Geraldine Kelly, Anthony Campbell, Patricia Kerr, Seamus McDade, Margaret McMahon, Elizabeth Lyttle and Anthony McDade.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 18, 2011, 07:37:42 PM
Some of the teachers from the school, with the aid of some parents, conducted a cycling proficiency scheme in Unity Flats around 1982. Two of the children are Tracey Dempsey and Rosemary Porter. Perhaps someone could enlighten me as to the identity of the lady with the sign.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 21, 2011, 08:32:39 PM
Pictured on a school trip to Portrush on 25th June, 1985 are Annemarie Clarken, Christine Gaston and Jacqueline Bradley.

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Post by: St.Anthony on October 22, 2011, 01:37:19 PM
Some of the teachers from the school, with the aid of some parents, conducted a cycling proficiency scheme in Unity Flats around 1982. Two of the children are Tracey Dempsey and Rosemary Porter. Perhaps someone could enlighten me as to the identity of the lady with the sign.

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  Johnnymac, That looks like Maureen Caldwell.  I was involved in painting the graffitti about the Common Market on that wall.  The prediction was that a pound of butter would end up costin 40p  8 shillings.  It's about 6 or 7 times that amount now.  lol
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Post by: johnnymac on October 22, 2011, 04:10:08 PM
I'll bet you weren't expecting to see your handiwork again almost 30 years later! I don't even know if that wall is still there as I haven't been in that area since the late 1980's.
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Post by: apalachie on October 22, 2011, 05:36:13 PM
That was the back wall of the "EDCO" and the graffiti was written about 1972, before Britain joined the EEC.
I remember thinking to myself, whoever wrote that was full of crap, butter could never reach that price, how naive was I,lol.
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 22, 2011, 05:48:49 PM
apalachie, I think the graffitti was put up around March 1971.      The wall was the back of Brough Cox and Dunnes.   Johnnymac that wall was painted about 3 weeks ago. There is a secure car park behind that wall.
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Post by: apalachie on October 22, 2011, 06:44:23 PM
Where have you been hiding St Anthony, long time no hear or do you just write into the papers these days,lol.
Yes, Brough, Cox and Dunne were the "Education Company" EDCO for short.
Sitting in all day waiting for your wee mate Peter coming to do a job for me, he rang about 3-30 to tell me he can't do it until Monday now as he's caught up on another job,lol.
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 22, 2011, 07:48:45 PM
apalachie, you must be a bad payer,  :D    I think Peter was also involved in doing that bit of graffitti.  I rhink it was about 2 months from I was last on.
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 24, 2011, 01:51:56 PM
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 24, 2011, 02:01:08 PM
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In the background is Mr. McKenna and the Headmaster Mr. Smyth
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 24, 2011, 10:31:56 PM
hi  st anthony
 
let me know if i got the name and photo wrong 
 
were are they now             
 
 ourjoe
 
 ourjoe, I have just seen this post.  I can hardly make out the names but I think they are right.
 
Jim McCallum was killed in a car bomb attack on Murtagh's bar on the corner Mayo Street/Springfield Road 1971.  Jim Kerr was shot dead while working in a filling station on the Lisburn Road 1972. Patrick Savage died on his 50th birthday.  All the others are alive and well.  I still see some of them now and again.  By the way it was good to meet you again.
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 24, 2011, 10:43:39 PM
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In the centre right od trophy is Sinead Conway
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Post by: johnnymac on October 24, 2011, 11:46:16 PM
Here's a pic of one of the Conway girls in America in 1982. She was part of the Irish Children's Summer Programme.

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Post by: ourjoe on October 24, 2011, 11:49:07 PM
hi st Anthony
 
You two..  i'm just sorry i miss all the reunion's would have loved to be there me and the bro i see the photo you posted 1963 st mary's that when i left and moved to the turf lodge  ( mores a pity )         ourjoe
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Post by: johnnymac on October 24, 2011, 11:52:54 PM
St Anthony, is that Pauline Elliott in the middle of the 1963 photo? She would have been about 8 then.
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 25, 2011, 06:58:59 PM
St Anthony, is that Pauline Elliott in the middle of the 1963 photo? She would have been about 8 then.

Yes, johnnymac that is Pauline Elliott.  The girl in the front centre was Geraldine McMahon who lived 28 Millfield near the school, she was killed in a car bomb explosion May 28th 1972 in Short strand.  Other in the photo are Brenda Cotterill, Briege Cunningham and Margaret and Ann Crawford and one of the Kearns girls from Carrick Hill who now lives in Turf Lodge.
 
Johnnymac did you know that Brenda Torley still lives in Winetavern street?
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Post by: johnnymac on October 25, 2011, 08:39:37 PM
I didn't know that Brenda still lived in Winetavern Street. I remember the time there was a massive explosion at the Grand Central Hotel. Brenda's classroom shook with the force of it. Artwork fell off the walls. Brenda was very concerned that her mother may have been hurt. She was reassured when she was taken down to Winetavern Street to see her mother. Their home had a broken window but it could have been so much worse.
Some of the boys used to tease her about her red hair. I reminded her that she would still have a full head of hair when most of those boys were going bald. That cheered her up.
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 25, 2011, 09:41:45 PM
I didn't know that Brenda still lived in Winetavern Street. I remember the time there was a massive explosion at the Grand Central Hotel. Brenda's classroom shook with the force of it. Artwork fell off the walls. Brenda was very concerned that her mother may have been hurt. She was reassured when she was taken down to Winetavern Street to see her mother. Their home had a broken window but it could have been so much worse.
Some of the boys used to tease her about her red hair. I reminded her that she would still have a full head of hair when most of those boys were going bald. That cheered her up.

Johnnmac I have posted a few photos of Brenda, her sister Angel and their mother on the Smithfield thread.
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Post by: johnnymac on October 26, 2011, 01:06:20 AM
I will have a look, thanks. In 1974, after the great fire, a little book of black and white photos of the old Smithfield was published. In one of them there is a picture of Brenda's father.
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 26, 2011, 10:04:53 AM
johnnymac, Here is one of Angel Torley after a car bomb exploded outside the Bus Bar next door to their house
 
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 26, 2011, 10:46:59 AM
I have posted this photo before but was in 2 parts
 
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Post by: johnnymac on October 26, 2011, 01:31:04 PM
This is possibly the last school photograph taken before the 1986 closure. Miss McAlinden, now aged 85, is in very poor health.
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Post by: johnnymac on October 26, 2011, 07:59:14 PM
In 1981 many of the St Anthony's pupils got the chance to cross the North Channel to spend the day in Scotland at Luce Bay where the water is very shallow and ideal for children to splash about in.

I can't name everyone in this group but I recognise the Carville brothers, Noel and Brendan, Jimmy Doherty, Anne Clarken, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Martine Conway. 

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Post by: St.Anthony on October 28, 2011, 04:45:28 PM
Welcome to this thread Unity Girl
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 28, 2011, 08:35:39 PM
Unity girl here are a couple of records with your relatives in them
 
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 28, 2011, 09:14:43 PM
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Unity Girl, do you recognise any names here  :P :P :P :P
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Post by: Unity Girl on October 29, 2011, 12:13:38 AM
Oh St. Anthony you're a wee gem - that's a cracker and yes, I remember nearly all of them.
Annette Williams name jumped right out at me - she was my lovely friend who got polio and died really young.  I saw pics of her on the site and it really brought a lump to my throat.
Anybody know anything about the whereabouts of the McDaids - they were a great bunch of lads?
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Post by: Unity Girl on October 29, 2011, 12:18:58 AM
St. Anthony - do you remember the McGlades - I'm sure Anthony had a twin sister - Mariette or something like that - ring any bells?
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2011, 12:21:28 AM
Oh St. Anthony you're a wee gem - that's a cracker and yes, I remember nearly all of them.
Annette Williams name jumped right out at me - she was my lovely friend who got polio and died really young.  I saw pics of her on the site and it really brought a lump to my throat.
Anybody know anything about the whereabouts of the McDaids - they were a great bunch of lads?

They live around the New Lodge.  They buried their father last week.
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2011, 12:23:08 AM
St. Anthony - do you remember the McGlades - I'm sure Anthony had a twin sister - Mariette or something like that - ring any bells?

They lived in Unity Place. I think somebody recently mentioned on this forum that they lived in London.
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Post by: Unity Girl on October 29, 2011, 12:28:03 AM
You're a mine of information St. Anthony! :)
Sad to hear of McDade's Dad.
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2011, 12:29:36 AM
I knew them (McDades)from they were wee nippers and lived up in Eglington Street flats.
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Post by: johnnymac on October 29, 2011, 08:54:03 AM
I remember a time when Anthony McDade was in our class trip to Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre. On the first night there he developed signs of chickenpox and had to be taken home the following morning. He was devastated at the thought of having to leave. I will never forget his sad face. 
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Post by: johnnymac on October 29, 2011, 09:04:50 AM
Unity Girl, there were three McGlade brothers in St Anthony's. The eldest was Lawrence who was in the first ever group to go on one of the US holiday programmes, around 1974. The New York Times did a feature story on that programme. Next in age was Philip and the youngest boy was Danny. I think that there are photos of the latter two on this site. They did have a little sister. The family moved out of the area around 1976-77.
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Post by: apalachie on October 29, 2011, 01:36:08 PM
I knew them (McDades)from they were wee nippers and lived up in Eglington Street flats.
I remember helping to move them to Upper Meadow St at the start of the troubles when they were put out of Eglinton flats. Geraldo or Gerard is living in the "States" this last number of years as was Marty, who was a fireman in New York at the time of the 9/11 disaster but is now back living in the New Lodge.
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Post by: mec on October 29, 2011, 01:37:00 PM
jaysus cant believe im not on this register, I was in the same class as most of these ones...Annette McWilliams was a lovely wee girl
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Unity Girl, do you recognise any names here  :P :P :P :P
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Post by: johnnymac on October 29, 2011, 02:23:41 PM
Gathering for the cycling proficiency scheme in 1981. Mrs Menham with her daughters, Brenda and Mary. (Why is Mary on a scooter?) Patricia Loughlin, Jim Walsh and Maureen Dempsey are also there. I have no idea who the girl in the green cardigan is.

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Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2011, 06:08:35 PM
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Unity Girl here is one above with your brother and
 
below one for you Darcy5799
 
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Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2011, 06:28:08 PM
In 1981 many of the St Anthony's pupils got the chance to cross the North Channel to spend the day in Scotland at Luce Bay where the water is very shallow and ideal for children to splash about in.

I can't name everyone in this group but I recognise the Carville brothers, Noel and Brendan, Jimmy Doherty, Anne Clarken, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Martine Conway. 

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Other names Sean Valente and another Valente beside him (maybe Christine) behind Brendan Carville is Carmel Conway
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2011, 06:50:30 PM
jaysus cant believe im not on this register, I was in the same class as most of these ones...Annette McWilliams was a lovely wee girl

 
mec, are you sure you went to our wee school?  I think mr johnnymac photoshopped that photo and put you in it.   :D    :P :P :P :P :P
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Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2011, 06:51:46 PM
Only joking. Here you are when you lived at 53 Unity place
 
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Post by: johnnymac on October 29, 2011, 07:20:52 PM
One of the boys in this class list, Seamus Hopkins from the New Lodge area , was murdered when he was a teenager. He transferred to St Patrick's Primary after getting on to the wrong bus and finishing up in St Anthony's P.S. in Willowfield. He took part in the Irish Children's Summer Programme, Greensboro (North Carolina.) He came home from the USA with a brand new bike which had to be put inside the bus at Dublin Airport as there was no room in the boot. He was a lovely young lad who died so tragically.
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Post by: johnnymac on October 29, 2011, 07:36:40 PM
Joanne Graham with her entry in the St Anne's Cathedral Christmas Art Competition in 1981.

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Post by: St.Anthony on October 29, 2011, 07:38:06 PM
One of the boys in this class list, Seamus Hopkins from the New Lodge area , was murdered when he was a teenager. He transferred to St Patrick's Primary after getting on to the wrong bus and finishing up in St Anthony's P.S. in Willowfield. He took part in the Irish Children's Summer Programme, Greensboro (North Carolina.) He came home from the USA with a brand new bike which had to be put inside the bus at Dublin Airport as there was no room in the boot. He was a lovely young lad who died so tragically.

Seamus was at the Mater Hospital and the story goes that someone invited him to a party. His body was found about 60 yards from my flat across the West Link. I watched the forensic teams working at the scene not knowing it was Seamus.  He lived in Unity before moving to the New Lodge with his family.
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Post by: johnnymac on October 29, 2011, 08:49:59 PM
Christy Kerr and Catherine Gaston play a board game in Drumalla in March, 1979. Anthony Campbell is facing the camera.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 30, 2011, 10:46:31 AM
Here's one for the Downey family. Young Paddy is with his host in Westchester Co., New York, in 1982. I don't remember taking this photo!

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Post by: mec on October 30, 2011, 06:33:48 PM
Would you believe i was talking about Seamus on Friday, his brother was walking pass Val Lavery and I was telling my nephew what happened to Seamus.  Poor unfortunate fella.  Vals son Sean was murdered the same week as Seamus, though Seamus's remains werent found for a few days.  Still can't believe that his killer was given 7 years.
 

Seamus was at the Mater Hospital and the story goes that someone invited him to a party. His body was found about 60 yards from my flat across the West Link. I watched the forensic teams working at the scene not knowing it was Seamus.  He lived in Unity before moving to the New Lodge with his family.
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Post by: mec on October 30, 2011, 06:36:24 PM
Yeah I loved the school, sorry Johnymac but i'd have to say Miss Brennan was my favourite teacher.
 

 
mec, are you sure you went to our wee school?  I think mr johnnymac photoshopped that photo and put you in it.   :D    :P :P :P :P :P
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Post by: johnnymac on October 30, 2011, 06:52:23 PM
Catherine Gaston and her brother,Kevin, took part in the Irish Children's Summer Programme, Westchester Co., New York. The photo was taken in July, 1982. Catherine had taken part in the previous year's programme but had stayed on to spend a year with her host family in Rye, New York. Kevin came over with the 1982 programme. So brother and sister were reunited after a year apart.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 31, 2011, 08:20:47 AM
Some of the boys with their Halloween masks in the early 1980's. None of yer shop rubbish here!

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Post by: St.Anthony on October 31, 2011, 12:06:57 PM
St. Anthony's PS (Millfield) past pupils teachers re-union 2012 (http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,40982.msg1000757.html#msg1000757) « on: Today at 12:00:10 PM »There are plans to organise a St.Anthony's PS (Millfield) past pupils and teachers re-union and mini exhibition in 2012. A organising meeting will be arranged before the end of November. Anyone interested can contact the e-mail address for updates. [email protected]

Would all those interested please pass this information to other past pupils/teachers?
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Post by: johnnymac on November 01, 2011, 12:19:11 PM
June, 1977. St Anthony's pupils have just had a great day out in Newcastle and are now ready to head home. In the photo are Lee Begley, Sharon Mathers (from Divis), Alison Magee, Brenda Torley (Winetavern St), Sean Moore (Sheridan St), Tina Heron and Kathleen Torbitt (Edward St). On the far right is Brian Noade, the brother-in-law of Bobby Sands.

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Post by: apalachie on November 01, 2011, 10:00:08 PM
Is that wee Seány gaurding his tin of coke,lol.
Tina is married to my brother-in-law Bobby, must show her this,lol.
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Post by: johnnymac on November 01, 2011, 10:25:28 PM
It is indeed. He has sisters called Joanne and Lisa and a brother called Anthony. Tina appears in at least one of the other photos on this site, taken at Drumalla in 1976. Her brother, Thomas, in those days nicknamed 'Toby', also appears on this site. 
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Post by: johnnymac on November 02, 2011, 03:33:15 PM
Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre 1981. A very relaxed Paddy Downey with his room mates, Edward Farrell, Patrick Leonard, Jim Walsh and Frankie McMahon.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 03, 2011, 08:24:42 AM
Cathy had a little lamb...
March, 1979 at Black's Farm on the Ballyvaddy Road, near Carnlough. Cathy McMahon holds a Spring lamb. Other children in the photo are Margaret Magee, Lorraine Morrissey, Christy Kerr, Elizabeth Gaston, Stephen Quinn and Jim Campbell.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 03, 2011, 12:43:13 PM
8th December, 1976. St Anthony's pupils on the third day into their first Drumalla Trip. Shown with their handsome young teacher, Mr McCullough (he hasn't changed a bit), are :
Alan Farrell, Thomas Heron, Michael Magee, Brian Noade, Jim Bright, Eddie McClean, Jim Crawford, Colin McLaughlin, Sean Moore, Norman Farrell and Tina Heron.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 03, 2011, 10:46:06 PM
Frankie McMahon first thing in the morning on the 1981 Drumalla visit.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 04, 2011, 10:27:47 AM
Christine Johnston, classroom assistant in St Anthony's, 1984-85.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 04, 2011, 06:31:49 PM
March, 1979. One of the girl's dorms in Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre. The children featured are:
Geraldine Kelly, Elizabeth Gaston, Karen Dempsey, Catriona Magee, Joanne Rooney, Patricia Begley and on top of the bed Lorraine Morrissey and Joanne Moore.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 04, 2011, 10:29:09 PM
In Collin Glen, late 1970's. Pictured are: Catherine Gaston, Cathy McMahon, Margaret Murray, Anthony Campbell and the late Frankie Mulholland.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 05, 2011, 07:54:42 AM
Having a run around the old fountain in the garden of Drumalla House in March, 1979, are Stephen Quinn, Anthony McDade, Jim Campbell, Jim Walsh and Kathleen Murphy.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 05, 2011, 01:41:51 PM
Picking bluebells in Collin Glen around 1978. Elizabeth and Catherine Gaston, Mary Ellen Campbell and Lorraine Morrissey.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 06, 2011, 12:29:03 AM
Lunch in the minibus in Upper Glenariff, 1979. Tara O'Neill, Eileen Fitzpatrick and Karen Dempsey can be identified.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 06, 2011, 09:53:29 AM
Tara O'Neill and Maria Valente, around 1980.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 06, 2011, 11:57:13 PM
A Christmas party in Miss McAlinden's room, around 1978. Christine Valente and Michael McCotter are in the middle of the photo. Ciaran McKeown is the boy with the apples.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 07, 2011, 07:24:49 PM
Taken around 1975 at the zoo this photo features the 3 Fitzpatrick sisters, Annie (with the sweetie dummy), Catherine and Eileen. Also here is Jennifer Williams, her sister Annette and cousin Michelle Rooney. Included are Patricia Kerr, Paula Downey, Margaret Murray, Elizabeth Gaston, Jim Campbell, Tommy Heron, Tina Heron, Eddie McClean, Jim Crawford, Colin McLaughlin and Joanne Moore.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 08, 2011, 05:30:04 PM
This photo was taken on a visit to Hillsborough around 1978. In the photo are Kathleen Lyttle, Kelly Black and Jim Bright. On the far right can be seen Mr McKenna.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 08, 2011, 08:32:41 PM
Parents and children gathered at Maysfield LC in 1981 for an art award presentation.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 09, 2011, 03:14:10 PM
Drumalla 1981. Jim Walsh is hanging on every word Geraldine Kelly and Catherine Gaston say.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 09, 2011, 05:59:22 PM
Catherine Fitzpatrick (centre) took part in the Cape Irish Children's Programme, USA, around 1977, when she would have been eleven years old. With her are other Belfast children taking part in the programme and the director's wife (left).

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Post by: johnnymac on November 10, 2011, 12:26:18 PM
St Anthony's pupils at Drumalla House in the early 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 10, 2011, 08:41:47 PM
June, 1974. On the annual day trip to Newcastle are Jennifer Williams, Anne Heron(?) and Catherine Madden.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 11, 2011, 02:05:14 PM
Paddy Joe McMahon on a school trip to Crawfordsburn beach, mid 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 11, 2011, 04:55:18 PM
The grotto of the Cave House in Cushendun. The only way in is through a cave on the raised beach. It is private property but we had permission to visit the site. Sean Valente and Frankie McMahon can be identified in the photo.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 13, 2011, 09:54:26 AM
Some of the senior boys in St Anthony's, early 1980's. From left to right:
Sean Valente, Brendan Carville, Kevin Gaston, Peter Matthews, Martin Connor, Thomas Delaney, Martin McGuigan, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Tony Tumelty.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 13, 2011, 06:36:50 PM
This photo was taken in the classroom of Drumalla House in 1981. Featured here are Christy Kerr, Peter Valente, Catherine Gaston, Kathleen Murphy, Maureen Dempsey, Tommy Black, Ciaran McKeown, Joe Magee and Martin McGuigan.

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Post by: mariakatira on November 14, 2011, 06:21:48 AM
terry mc cafferty is my grandfather i am  trying to piece together information on the mccaffertys for thefamily tree any help would be appreciated
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Post by: doare. on November 14, 2011, 11:25:12 AM
terry mc cafferty is my grandfather i am  trying to piece together information on the mccaffertys for thefamily tree any help would be appreciated
i worked with terry the boxer from francis st in greeves mill in number 2 room, i believe it was about 1958 and 59.this is mc  cafferty here in the middle.(http://i42.tinypic.com/2rxchz8.jpg)
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Post by: johnnymac on November 14, 2011, 12:28:04 PM
I don't know if Terry went to St Anthony's but the school records should be in the NI Public Records Office.
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Post by: johnnymac on November 14, 2011, 07:28:54 PM
Patricia Kerr from St Anthony's (in front) climbs a sand dune in Cape Cod, USA, with the daughter of their hosts, the Twoomey family. Patricia was taking part in The Cape Irish Children's Programme of 1979.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 14, 2011, 09:14:54 PM
Picking bluebells in Collin Glen on a sunny Saturday in 1978 are Annie Fitzpatrick, Patricia Kerr, Margaret Murray, Kathleen Lyttle, Anne Collins and Joanne Moore.

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Post by: Mitcher on November 15, 2011, 08:51:48 AM
terry mc cafferty is my grandfather i am  trying to piece together information on the mccaffertys for thefamily tree any help would be appreciated
Terrys Grandmother and my Grandmother were two sisters, Cookes
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 15, 2011, 11:46:07 AM
Some of the senior boys in St Anthony's, early 1980's. From left to right:
Sean Valente, Brendan Carville, Kevin Gaston, Peter Matthews, Martin Connor, Thomas Delaney, Martin McGuigan, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Tony Tumelty.

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Johnnymac, here is a photo of some girls from around the same time as the above photo maybe you can help with some of the names.
 
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Back row     Ann-Maria Clarken, Lisa Downey, Martine Conway,  ?
Midlle row    Carol Graham(?) Johanne Haughey, Jackie Bradley, ?
Front row  Mary Menham (?) Julie Downey(?)  Ann Clarken (?) ?
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 15, 2011, 11:49:56 AM
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Ann Clarken and Jackie Bradley at Drumalla
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 15, 2011, 12:20:27 PM
Johnnymac, here is a photo of some girls from around the same time as the above photo maybe you can help with some of the names.
 
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Back row     Ann-Maria Clarken, Lisa Downey, Martine Conway, Jackie Mullholland
Midlle row    Aine Flynn, Johanne Haughey, Jackie Bradley, ? Noeleen McErlean(?)
Front row  Mary Menham, Julie Downey, Ann Clarken, Christine Valente
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Post by: johnnymac on November 15, 2011, 12:35:53 PM
The girl in the middle row (far right) is Christine Gaston. Next to her is one of the Doherty girls, Sonia or Fiona, not sure.
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Post by: johnnymac on November 15, 2011, 01:11:46 PM
Here is a photo taken at Logan Airport in Boston, August 1979. Paula Downey and Cathy McMahon (on the left), along with some girls from St Mary's P.S. in Divis Street, are about to board their flight to Dublin after spending 6 weeks in Cape Cod as part of the Irish Children's Summer Programme. 

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Post by: St.Anthony on November 15, 2011, 06:59:45 PM
The girl in the middle row (far right) is Christine Gaston. Next to her is one of the Doherty girls, Sonia or Fiona, not sure.

You were right johhnymac, Christine Gaston and Fiona Doherty
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Post by: johnnymac on November 15, 2011, 07:33:22 PM
The Den in the Glen. St Anthony's pupils enjoying their time in Collin Glen back in June, 1978. Jim Bright is holding the axe - no health and safety nonsense in those days. In the den are Cathy McMahon, Catherine Gaston, Margaret Murray and Frank Mulholland. Looking over the tree is Stephen Quinn.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 15, 2011, 11:27:42 PM
Jolene Johnston, a little princess from St Anthony's, early 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 16, 2011, 01:04:15 PM
Bernadette, I hope you like this one. Helping out in the kitchen of Drumalla House with Bernadette back in 1981 are Martine Gaston and Christy Kerr. Soon afterwards children were banned from helping out with the washing up when the centre installed a powerful dishwasher.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 16, 2011, 09:14:49 PM
P1 Christmas Party, 1978. The bigger children at the back are Maria Valente, Martine Gaston and Ciaran McKeown. The younger children sitting are Joanne Haughey, Paul Leonard, Harriet Kelly, Thomas Delaney, Robert Bonnar, Lisa Downey and Ann Clarken.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 17, 2011, 02:03:43 PM
St Anthony's boys at Whitewell Playing Fields in the early 1980's. Peter Fitzpatrick is on the ball. Around him are Edward Farrell, Paul Porter, Peter Valente and Frank McMahon.

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Post by: eros on November 17, 2011, 04:00:18 PM

 when did all this extra curriculum start? there was nothing like that when I went th St Anthony's
we were lucky if we got to peters hill baths once a month our lot was up to the roof playground once a week Eros
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Post by: johnnymac on November 17, 2011, 06:45:27 PM
When I joined the staff as a 22 year-old in 1973 I had a love of the great outdoors. I applied to the new Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre and they gave us a full week in 1976, followed by other visits up until the mid 1980's. The children loved the experience of living in a big house with a huge garden and in 1979, a purpose built classroom and recreation room was added. They were able to visit farms, go on nature walks in Glenariff, orienteering in Glenarm Forest etc. The children will remember fossil hunting at Garron Point, where Miss McAlinden once had her face cut by hailstones. The children who took part in the Drumalla trips should also remember people like Miss McDonnell and Miss McAlinden who gave of their time so generously. Without them the trips wouldn't have been possible.
Later in the 1970's and 80's many of the pupils were able to take part in the many US holiday programmes for Belfast children. It meant getting away to places like Cape Cod or New York. I finished up as the Belfast coordinator for 6 separate US holiday programmes. There was one year when almost all of the P7 children were in the USA by the end of June!

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Post by: johnnymac on November 17, 2011, 07:26:12 PM
Florence Downey and Margaret Fitzpatrick were at Glengall St Bus Station in 1982 to see their children off on their journey to Dublin Airport. They travelled with children from all over the Belfast area who were taking part in The Irish Children's Summer Programme, Westchester Co., New York.

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Post by: St.Anthony on November 18, 2011, 12:10:44 AM
Florence Downey and Margaret Fitzpatrick were at Glengall St Bus Station in 1982 to see their children off on their journey to Dublin Airport. They travelled with children from all over the Belfast area who were taking part in The Irish Children's Summer Programme, Westchester Co., New York.

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The kids in the middle of photo look like, Carmel Conway, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Patrick Downey
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Post by: johnnymac on November 18, 2011, 01:08:48 AM
They are indeed. The serious looking girl on the left is Lisa Downey. BTW I have a few photos of Carmel Conway in America which I will post later today. I was with them on that trip to the USA.
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Post by: johnnymac on November 18, 2011, 09:33:42 AM
Carmel Conway with some young American friends in Westchester Co., New York, summer 1982.

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Post by: St.Anthony on November 18, 2011, 10:38:49 AM
Carmel Conway with some young American friends in Westchester Co., New York, summer 1982.

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Carmel with Justin and Kimberley
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Post by: johnnymac on November 18, 2011, 12:40:47 PM
Here's another one of Carmel in New York.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 18, 2011, 05:33:34 PM
I borrowed this photo from elsewhere but Mrs McConnell, caretaker & cleaner in St Anthony's for many years, should be included here.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 19, 2011, 10:49:52 PM
Catherine Rooney, Mary Kelly and Karen McLarnon at Whitewell, early 1980's.

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Post by: St.Anthony on November 20, 2011, 01:25:18 AM
I borrowed this photo from elsewhere but Mrs McConnell, caretaker & cleaner in St Anthony's for many years, should be included here.

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That's from the Smithfield thread.
 
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Post by: johnnymac on November 20, 2011, 07:31:00 AM
Philip McLaughlin fast asleep in Drumalla, 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 21, 2011, 02:21:11 PM
Patricia Loughlin and Joanne Grahame at Whitewell, early 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 22, 2011, 03:32:14 PM
In September 1980, St Anthony's P.S. along with its twinned school, Moyarget (near Ballycastle), were invited to the City Hall in Belfast where they were met by Lord Mayor, John Carson. The St Anthony's pupils in this pic are Tracy Carville, Nuala Black, Kathleen Murphy, Bernadette McGivern and Frank Williams.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 22, 2011, 07:02:14 PM
There's nothing like lunch in the open air. St Anthony's pupils in Upper Glenariff, early 1980's. In the photo are Seaneen McErlane, Patrick Leonard, Brendan Carville, Tracy Dempsey, Debbie Rooney, Donna Tumelty, Geraldine Doherty, Sheila Browne and Tommy Loudon.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 22, 2011, 07:35:43 PM
Philip Kerr in a contemplative mood, around the mid 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 23, 2011, 09:22:49 AM
On their 1981 Drumalla trip pupils from St Anthony's P.S. were joined for a day with pupils from their twinned school, Moyarget P.S. Here Sharon Magee and Mary Kelly are with one of the Moyarget girls on the Antrim coast, shortly after a visit to Eglinton Quarry in Glenarm.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 23, 2011, 04:06:10 PM
March, 1979 in Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre, Carnlough. In their free time the children often made use of board games provided by the centre. In this photo is Eileen Fitzpatrick, Robert McCloskey, Catherine Gaston (a great artist!), Jim Walsh and Paul Porter.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 23, 2011, 09:48:41 PM
Drumalla, March 1979. St Anthony's pupils in the newly built lab/recreation room block. In this pic are:
Margaret McMahon, Chris Kerr, Jim Walsh, Edward Farrell, Margaret Magee, Cathy McMahon, Patricia Kerr, Tina Geoghegan and Paula Downey.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 24, 2011, 07:01:33 PM
Patricia Loughlin and Maria Valente enjoy a game of draughts in Drumalla in 1981. Martine Gaston and Tommy Loudon are looking on.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 24, 2011, 10:07:02 PM
Paul Black builds a sandcastle on his class trip to Crawfordsburn in the mid 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 25, 2011, 04:25:10 PM
7th December, 1976. Michelle Rooney and Joanne Moore play table tennis in Drumalla. Holding the seaweed is Elaine Bright. There was no recreation room or lab in those days so, in their free time, children made use of a fold away table in the dining area.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 25, 2011, 07:23:20 PM
Brenda Menham and Karen McLarnon, early 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 26, 2011, 02:57:47 PM
Brenda Menham (in pigtails) says goodbye to her hosts and friends in the USA. early 1980's.

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Post by: patrick clarke on November 26, 2011, 08:36:40 PM
glad i found this site ..it brought back so many memories and a tear to my eye..patrick clarke p7
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Post by: johnnymac on November 26, 2011, 09:21:00 PM
Welcome, Patrick. St Anthony's Millfield is also on facebook. Many of these pics are there plus some extra ones. If you are in contact with any past pupils of the school please let them know.
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Post by: patrick clarke on November 26, 2011, 09:30:17 PM
thanks jonnymac but alas im not in touch with anyone..i have lived in england many years now..spoke to geordie meaghan several yrs ago though.....time goes bye too quickly
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Post by: johnnymac on November 26, 2011, 09:42:02 PM
Is that the same Geordie Meaghan who lived in the Whiterock area?
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Post by: johnnymac on November 26, 2011, 10:10:59 PM
Jim McLaughlin, Margaret Murray and Anne Collins on Newcastle beach on the annual day trip, around 1975.

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Post by: patrick clarke on November 26, 2011, 10:21:17 PM
hi ..sorry for not replying sooner but hadent realised i needed to log in to reply lol..yes gerdie lived up that way somewere but sold up and moved to turky i think ? he also went to millfield
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Post by: patrick clarke on November 27, 2011, 08:09:40 AM
i stayed up till 2.30 this morning and read every post / thread on this site and boy did i get a few heart stoppers..names .places .pics i had forgotten about
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Post by: johnnymac on November 27, 2011, 02:33:45 PM
Miss McAlinden with the P6/7 class in Glenariff in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 27, 2011, 06:59:31 PM
Mary Ellen Campbell in the USA in 1981 as part of The Irish Children's Summer Programme.

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Post by: johnnymac on November 27, 2011, 09:47:37 PM
Drumalla House (RIP) where pupils from St Anthony's P.S. enjoyed the great outdoors between 1976-84

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Post by: St.Anthony on November 28, 2011, 04:47:59 PM
glad i found this site ..it brought back so many memories and a tear to my eye..patrick clarke p7

Patrick Have read the thread on Who do you know from Smithfield. There are a lot of photos of Letitia Street.
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Post by: patrick clarke on November 28, 2011, 07:53:53 PM
thought the street was just memories but thanks to folk like you and doare youve kept it alive..never cried so much in a long time as i have no family history photos ..thanks
 
 
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Post by: apalachie on November 28, 2011, 09:37:17 PM
Jim Mc Laughlin, in the pic in reply 469 is now living up Randalstown way.
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Post by: johnnymac on November 29, 2011, 01:03:06 AM
When the photo was taken Jim McLaughlin was living in the New Lodge, I think. The Branney's were  a family who attended St Anthony's in my time there. There were Liam, Patricia and Martine. They came from around the Henry St area. Does anybody know where they are now?
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Post by: St.Anthony on November 29, 2011, 08:48:25 AM
Patrick Clarke, I'm sorry to say that I was told that Geordie passed away earlier this year.  He had worked in Central Library for a few years.
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Post by: patrick clarke on November 29, 2011, 06:38:04 PM
hi st anthony....i dont believe this...everyones dying..gonna be no one left thanks for letting me know
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Post by: johnnymac on November 29, 2011, 09:02:11 PM
Patrick, I knew that a Geordie Meaghan had died a few months back but wasn't sure if it was the same one you knew. Sammy and Owney are his brothers. For many years his parents lived in Ballymurphy Parade. I remember them well.
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Post by: apalachie on November 29, 2011, 09:33:16 PM
Your right Johnnymac, Jim Mc Laughlin was living in Stratheden St then and his mum Celine (RIP) owned the wee shop around the corner in Edlingham St.
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Post by: johnnymac on November 29, 2011, 10:58:23 PM
Jim Tiernan, principal of St Anthony's PS, 1981-85.

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Post by: patrick clarke on November 30, 2011, 06:26:22 AM
cant believe it jonnymac ..when at anthony said he worked in library that was the clincher ..i know he sold up and went abroad but still had sons liveing here he also had a brother in manchester
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Post by: johnnymac on November 30, 2011, 10:00:39 AM
One of Geordie's brothers, Sammy I think, married a girl called Sally Wright who lived in the same street as the Meighan's. The last time I saw Sammy was in Crawfordsburn Country Park when I showing a class from St Anthony's the wonders of nature.
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Post by: patrick clarke on November 30, 2011, 07:19:45 PM
thanks jonnymac ,,think i,ll give up searching on this site as all i get is bad news
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Post by: johnnymac on November 30, 2011, 10:14:45 PM
Christmas, 1978. In this photo are Sarah Fogarty, Deborah McKinney, Frank Crawford, Anthony McDade, Jim Campbell, Kathleen Murphy, Elizabeth Gaston and Mairead Rooney.

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Post by: patrick clarke on December 01, 2011, 05:57:09 AM
st anthony ..would you have school register for my sisters ..roseleen threasa and caroline clarke ..rose is now deceased but if i can find birth dates on other 2 i might be able to trace them..thanks..p s threasa would be about 65 now
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Post by: johnnymac on December 01, 2011, 11:06:22 PM
Patricia Kerr is ready for miniature golf in July, 1979, in Hyannis, Cape Cod, USA. Patricia was staying with the Twoomey family when she took part in The Cape Irish Children's Programme. She won her match!

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Post by: St.Anthony on December 02, 2011, 11:32:41 AM
st anthony ..would you have school register for my sisters ..roseleen threasa and caroline clarke ..rose is now deceased but if i can find birth dates on other 2 i might be able to trace them..thanks..p s threasa would be about 65 now

Patrick, I have found Rosaleen and Carolines.  Rosaleen was also in the register as Rosa. I am posting your class as well.  Glad to have been of help to you.  (St.Mary's Chapel should have the birth records.)
 
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Post by: St.Anthony on December 02, 2011, 01:20:27 PM
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Post by: patrick clarke on December 02, 2011, 05:38:10 PM
thats a fantatic job st anthony got the set now lol cant thank you enough
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Post by: patrick clarke on December 03, 2011, 06:48:20 PM
hi st anthony ..yes it should have been michael duffy....a senior moment lol
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Post by: St.Anthony on December 03, 2011, 08:16:49 PM
Eros, could you give approximate year as most registers don't have home addresses on them
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Post by: johnnymac on December 04, 2011, 10:20:22 AM
Doing the washing up in Drumalla in 1981 are Martine Gaston, Joe Magee, Patricia Loughlin and Frank McMahon.

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Post by: johnnymac on December 04, 2011, 02:16:33 PM
Here's another pic of Brenda Menham's farewell party in New York in the early 1980's when she participated in The Irish Children's Summer Programme.

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Post by: johnnymac on December 04, 2011, 07:54:13 PM
Drumalla, 1981. Here is Harriet Kelly doing her Kenny Everett impression at our evening talent show. She is the only person I know who has ever made Miss McAlinden burst into uncontrollable fits of laughter. Well done, Harriet! (Sadly this negative is damaged but I thought it would be nice for people, especially Harriet, to see.)

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Post by: johnnymac on December 06, 2011, 11:47:26 AM
Here we have Eamon Matthews, Paul Leonard, Michael Kerr and Jacqueline Mulholland in the early 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on December 07, 2011, 08:35:33 PM
Miss McAlinden and Mr McKenna on a Saturday morning visit to Collin Glen with some of the children from the school. One of the pupils, Catherine Gaston, was actually 13 at the time in October, 1982, but joined us because she really enjoyed our trips there in the 1970's.

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Post by: johnnymac on December 08, 2011, 06:16:38 PM
Martin and Sharon Connor in December 1981, celebrating the school's success in the St Anne's Cathedral Christmas Art Competition.

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Post by: johnnymac on December 09, 2011, 10:49:56 PM
Seaneen McErlane in Collin Glen, October 1982.

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Post by: johnnymac on December 09, 2011, 11:21:08 PM
Going for a run in Luce Bay (Scotland) back in the early 1980's are St Anthony's pupils Christine Gaston, Annemarie Clarken, Sonia Doherty and Lisa Downey.

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Post by: johnnymac on December 10, 2011, 07:58:52 PM
Thomas Valente, Michael Kerr, Martin Connor, Mickey McCotter and Martin McGuigan in Drumalla, 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on December 10, 2011, 10:10:53 PM
Christmas 1978 in St Anthony's PS. Let's see if I can name them all. Anthony Campbell, Paul Porter, Philip McLaughlin, Sean McGuigan, Eileen Fitzpatrick, Eileen Begley, Karen McLarnon, Tina McKinney, Patricia Kerr, Frank Williams, Paula Downey, Maureen Dempsey, Elizabeth Gaston, Sally Fogarty and Kathleen Murphy. Partially hidden somewhere is Mairead Rooney. Phew!

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Post by: St.Anthony on December 14, 2011, 05:19:09 PM
Eros, could you give approximate year as most registers don't have home addresses on them

Eros, So far I have found these Flanaghans from 1940-1948 but only one, Patrick has been listed as living at the address you provided.  The rest are
 
John 1940
Thomas 1940
Sean 1942
Patrick 1943
Joseph 1947
Brian 1947
Michael 1948
 
I can upload the records of any of them you require.
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Post by: johnnymac on December 14, 2011, 05:31:59 PM
A little dog interrupts a football match at Whitewell Playing Fields in the early 1980's. In the photo are Sean Valente, Brendan Carville, Michael McCann and Jimmy Fitzpatrick.

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Post by: patrick clarke on December 14, 2011, 08:33:48 PM
hi jonnymac ..do you have any school photos of my year ? i dont have a single photo of when i was young...maybe poverty lol
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Post by: johnnymac on December 14, 2011, 09:05:45 PM
Patrick, the school photos that I have put on here date between 1974 and 1985. That roughly coincides with the years I worked in St Anthony's. I have nothing prior to 1974. I would love to see photos taken in the school in the 40's, 50's and 60's. There doesn't seem to be too many about.
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Post by: boxer1949 on December 14, 2011, 09:26:37 PM
Patrick, the school photos that I have put on here date between 1974 and 1985. That roughly coincides with the years I worked in St Anthony's. I have nothing prior to 1974. I would love to see photos taken in the school in the 40's, 50's and 60's. There doesn't seem to be too many about.
I went to St Anthony's from 1953 tell 1960 don't every remember geting photo's taken i think with all the laws now with children you can't take photo's my niece was at school today as her son was in the Christmas play no video are camera's were not permited
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Post by: johnnymac on December 14, 2011, 10:26:10 PM
In times gone by photography would have been an expensive hobby when money was needed for more vital things like food. I remember a photographer coming to our house way back in 1958. That family photograph we still have. It was the only one of our whole family taken in that era. The St Anthony's photographs here from the mid 70's to mid 80's give an idea of what was happening at a time when opportunities for children to take part in residential trips or even extended American holidays became available.   
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Post by: patrick clarke on December 15, 2011, 05:56:55 AM
i remember having a school photo taken about 1964 we had to wear a tie [the type were the neck is a piece of elastic ]and the fuss at home about how much it would cost but my ma wouldnt let me be left out  even though money was tight
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Post by: johnnymac on December 15, 2011, 06:50:24 AM
Yes, there must be school photos out there in good old black and white. In the 1950's I attended St Kevin's Primary. We had class and individual photos taken then, so the same thing must have been going on in St Anthony's. I have a 1957 photo of myself when I was in P2. Only yesterday I met P2 teacher in town!
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Post by: patrick clarke on December 15, 2011, 12:10:27 PM
if i had such a photo jhonnymac i doubt very much i would recognize myself after all these yrs lol...your ex teacher must be getting on a bit now ?
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Post by: johnnymac on December 15, 2011, 02:58:20 PM
She started teaching in 1954 and continued until she married in 1961.
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Post by: johnnymac on December 16, 2011, 08:27:16 PM
Kathleen Murphy from Samuel Street with a piece of artwork, 1981.

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Post by: patrick clarke on December 17, 2011, 04:58:53 PM
a merry xmas to you all..and for friends who have departed you will allways be in my thoughts...r i p
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Post by: johnnymac on December 21, 2011, 02:13:59 PM
Mr McKenna kept a record of the pupils successes in art competitions. This photo was taken in his classroom in 1981 and features the past successes of children like Cathy McMahon, Catherine Gaston, Mark Agnew, Thomas Delaney and Julie Downey.

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Post by: patrick clarke on December 23, 2011, 06:36:58 AM
i do hope this thead is not comeing to an end,,the same way your place and mine [smithfield ] did
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Post by: johnnymac on December 23, 2011, 04:44:32 PM
Patrick, I have a few more photos to put up between now and the new year. After that I don't have too many left. Unfortunately, many of my negatives and slides have deteriorated after 25-35 years in the attic and are not fit to be shown. 
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Post by: patrick clarke on December 23, 2011, 05:11:13 PM
looking forward to seeing them jonnymac and seasons wish,s to you
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Post by: johnnymac on December 24, 2011, 12:36:43 AM
Same to you Patrick and to all who have had past links to St Anthony's. Hopefully, I'll put up the next photo tomorrow.
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Post by: johnnymac on December 24, 2011, 10:50:07 AM
6th December, 1976. Michelle Rooney and Joanne Moore play some table tennis on the first day of their visit to Drumalla House while Elaine Bright tries a distraction tactic with some seaweed.

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Post by: nuala24 on December 27, 2011, 11:04:04 PM
In September 1980, St Anthony's P.S. along with its twinned school, Moyarget (near Ballycastle), were invited to the City Hall in Belfast where they were met by Lord Mayor, John Carson. The St Anthony's pupils in this pic are Tracy Carville, Nuala Black, Kathleen Murphy, Bernadette McGivern and Frank Williams.

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Post by: nuala24 on December 27, 2011, 11:10:54 PM
I have never used a forum before nor do I have Facebook (although I have access to same) so I hope I am doing this right. My daughter is in primary 6 and met the Lord Mayor very recently at a concert. It was great to show her this photo, and others, of me meeting the then Lord Mayor, when I was around the age she is now!
The photos are fantastic and bring back some great memories thanks.
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Post by: patrick clarke on December 28, 2011, 07:19:04 AM
welcome to the forum nuala
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Post by: johnnymac on December 28, 2011, 08:49:25 AM
Nuala, there are a number of photos here of your sister and yourself. I am hunting out some more from that late 70's - early 80's era. Last night I found a photo of yourself and two others with musical instruments in hand (percussion). Unfortunately my photo scanner is misbehaving so I may have to get a new one. BTW many of these photos have been copied  by 'St Anthony' onto the school's Facebook page. (Stanthony's Millfield.)     
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Post by: patrick clarke on December 28, 2011, 10:34:40 AM
just read the facebook pages...oh what memories...does anyone remember the lollypop man in the 60s ..was it a mr grogan ?
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Post by: nuala24 on December 28, 2011, 12:18:32 PM
I have seen them thanks. My two daughters love them as one is the image of me and the other is very like Kelly. I must have just been holding the musical instrument as I got 2 out of 100 in a music exam at secondary school! I look forward to seeing them once you have a chance to put them up.
On another note Kelly is still very much in touch with Marilyn her host from New York.
 
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Post by: johnnymac on December 28, 2011, 02:23:31 PM
Nuala, here's one of you taken around 1981.

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Post by: nuala24 on December 28, 2011, 04:22:56 PM
I have another one of me looking out the same window, I think, about a year later.
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Post by: johnnymac on December 28, 2011, 06:12:49 PM
Nuala, I'm delighted that Kelly is still in touch with Marilyn Sullivan. I visited their home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, in the summer of 1982. I believe her husband, John, was in the NYFD, at that time. I was thinking about John at the time of 9/11 when so many of his colleagues died in the Twin Towers disaster. I remember John showing me the family barbecue - built with bricks from the gas chamber of Sing Sing Prison. You tend to remember that sort of information even after almost 30 years.   
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Post by: nuala24 on December 28, 2011, 08:29:20 PM
We contacted the Sullivans at that time as we were worried about John. Marilyn has remarried so she is no longer called Sullivan. Their daughter Erica spent a few weeks with us about twenty years ago when I was at Uni. I was telling Mum, Kelly and Paul about this forum so they will visit. I'm sure Kelly will also tell Marilyn. The Sullivans are lovely and I know they devoted a lot of time to the Programme. I'm sure they would enjoy the photos so we will pass on details.
 
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Post by: johnnymac on December 28, 2011, 10:01:39 PM
Nuala, Paula Downey has informed me that there is an American author interested in contacting people who took part in the US holiday programmes of the 1970's and 80's which a view to recording how the experience impacted on their future lives. If I hear any more about that I'll post it on this board.
Give my regards to your mum, Kelly and Paul.

Here is another photo from the early 1980's featuring Robert Bonnar, David McGuigan, Michael McCotter, John Johnston, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Martin McGuigan and Brendan Carville.

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Post by: nuala24 on December 28, 2011, 10:50:28 PM
Thanks. It was Peter Fitzpatrick who told me about the photos. His kids and mine are at the same school.
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Post by: johnnymac on December 29, 2011, 09:39:21 AM
It was Peter's mum who first guessed my identity on this board. Still hunting for more old negatives of the school and its pupils. 
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Post by: johnnymac on December 29, 2011, 04:46:29 PM
On a visit to Eglinton Quarry, Glenarm, the class discover a giant ammonite fossil. In the lower part of the photo a bullet-shaped belemnite fossil can also be seen. Fossil hunting was a popular activity whenever the St Anthony's pupils visited Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre.

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Post by: johnnymac on December 30, 2011, 08:18:24 PM
In December, 1981, children from various primary schools who took part in the previous summer's holiday  programme to Greensboro, North Carolina, gathered in St Anthony's P.S. for a reunion party. Here some of the boys present have a football match in the old playground.

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Post by: nuala24 on December 30, 2011, 09:03:51 PM
Was that the playground beside the dinner hall?
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Post by: johnnymac on December 30, 2011, 09:40:52 PM
Yes, Nuala, that's the one. It was tiny by any standards. It had a wall on its Millfield side which separated the yard from the old houses. Above the boys yard were Mr McKenna's room and Miss McCormick's room. In the photo you can see the windows of the dining room. Around 1982 I went into the hall to set up some maths apparatus only to be met by the sight of 5-6 rats scurrying about looking for after dinner scraps. The hole at the rear of the hall was soon plugged but this had probably been going on for years as the hall was rarely used after lunch.   
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Post by: nuala24 on December 30, 2011, 10:57:17 PM
Thank goodness I never went to dinners!
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Post by: johnnymac on December 30, 2011, 11:19:18 PM
Yes, few people at that time knew about the rats in the dining hall. I remember the time a bird fell down the old chimney in my classroom. The fireplace was boarded up but the children were convinced that a trapped rat was scratching away trying to get out. The girls were ready to make a dash for the back door as I pulled the board away. Luckily it was only a very sooty starling. Not sure, but you may have witnessed that event.
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Post by: johnnymac on December 31, 2011, 11:32:21 AM
Here is a photo of Carol Graham being presented with a medal at Maysfield Leisure Centre in 1981. It was for her artwork in the St Anne's Cathedral Christmas art competition.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 02, 2012, 02:25:58 PM
Patricia Kerr with her host family, the Twoomey's, in Hyannis, Cape Cod, in 1979

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Post by: nuala24 on January 02, 2012, 02:36:59 PM
I can't remember the bird incident just the nests in the playground.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 02, 2012, 03:07:00 PM
The bird in the classroom incident may have happened just before you moved to the upper school. I remember having to take Karen Downey to hospital when she cut her hand on pushing open the door to the small classroom on the first floor. She pushed against the glass instead of using the door handle. On the day on which one of our Drumalla trips began a windstorm broke one of the classroom windows, showering the floor with shards of glass. Luckily we had left for Carnlough at 10am that morning so no one was injured. By modern day health and safety standards the old school was dangerous. The removal of the old buildings next to the school made the gable wall unstable in high winds. Thousands of pounds was spent putting up a zig-zag pattern of steel beams for the last year of St Anthony's existence as a functioning school. Yet, I still miss the place. We went through such bad times and sad times there but there were also great memories . The school was a refuge from the troubles. I remember on one occasion meeting two soldiers charging up the stairs.
"We saw two children running into this building," one of them said to me.
"Yes, I know. It's a school."
You never saw such a gob-smacked look on anyone's face!     
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Post by: nuala24 on January 03, 2012, 08:29:23 PM
It was a great school. My kids are at a school which has a very run down building and there is an ongoing campaign for a new school. I often think that if they were to get a new school building the place would lose a lot of its atmosphere. It's as if the lack of facilities bond the kids together.
 
 
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Post by: johnnymac on January 03, 2012, 10:25:36 PM
Modern school buildings have no character. In St Anthony's I loved to poke around some of the old storerooms. Once I found wartime tins of jam with the writing, 'A Gift from the Commonwealth of Australia.' I found really old copies of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' which virtually crumbled away when I opened them. On the inside I expected to see the words, 'A New Play by William Shakespeare.' There was a 1959 edition of 'The Irish News' where there was a picture of Bobby Charlton when he had hair. I remember seeing some of the old-fashioned reels for a  tape-recorder. I wondered what was on them. Where are they now? I know that Miss Brennan had a store where she kept things for many years. Even after she retired she  would occasionally visit it.
The school had very little equipment to support the preparation of lessons when I arrived in 1973. That situation didn't improve until Mr Magill arrived as principal in 1975. Over the next few years we had new furniture, a couple to tv's, banda and ink duplicators and even a part-time secretary.     
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Post by: johnnymac on January 04, 2012, 03:19:18 PM
March 1979. Glenarm Forest. Kelly Black, Philip McLaughlin and Maureen Dempsey check their map on an orienteering exercise during their week at Drumalla House.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 05, 2012, 06:16:55 PM
Christmas 1978. Some of the children in the photo are Michael McCotter, Robert Bonnar, Annemarie Clarkin, Karen Downey and Brendan Carville.

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Post by: nuala24 on January 06, 2012, 09:50:23 PM
That could pass for Kelly's 11 year old son!
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Post by: johnnymac on January 07, 2012, 12:22:53 AM
I find it difficult to picture any of you aged 40+. In my mind you are still children. I still feel like I'm 25. It's only when I look in a mirror....
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Post by: nuala24 on January 07, 2012, 10:44:21 AM
Tell me about it!
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Post by: johnnymac on January 07, 2012, 02:50:23 PM
Nuala, here's one to show your children. With you in your Drumalla dorm back in 1979 are Joanne Rooney, Maria Valente and Pauline Delaney. That may have been the year when you took ill at Drumalla and had to be moved to another room with Kelly in the other bed.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 09, 2012, 08:39:02 AM
In the garden of Drumalla House, early 1980's. Featured are Sharon McCrystal, Carole Graham, Jacqueline Rooney, Julie Downey, Bridgeen Murray, Sinead Conway, ? Bradley??

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Post by: St.Anthony on January 09, 2012, 12:57:34 PM
In the garden of Drumalla House, early 1980's. Featured are Sharon McCrystal, Carole Graham, Jacqueline Rooney, Julie Downey, Bridgeen Murray, Sinead Conway, ? Bradley??

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Roisin Bradley
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Post by: johnnymac on January 09, 2012, 04:36:37 PM
Roisin. That's the one. 
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Post by: johnnymac on January 10, 2012, 08:04:50 PM
Drumalla, 1979. The class are preparing to set out for a full day on the coast and in the glens. Pictured with Miss McAlinden and Melanie Ford (Drumalla staff) are Stephen Quinn, Margaret Magee, Anthony McDade, Sean Valente and Jim Campbell. The large white container is the orange juice for the lunch-time drinks. The sandwiches and fruit had already been loaded.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 11, 2012, 05:06:48 PM
In Collin Glen in 1977 are Stephen Quinn, Thomas Heron, Jim Walsh and Jim Bright.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 12, 2012, 08:06:52 PM
March, 1979. The class are about to set off on their week-long Drumalla trip. Featured are Patricia Begley, Philip McLaughlin, Anthony Campbell, Elizabeth Gaston, Patricia Kerr, Margaret Magee, Tina Geoghegan, Karen Dempsey, Jim Walsh, Lorraine Morrissey, Anthony McDade, Jim Campbell, David Mackin and Stephen Quinn. The partially visible face may be that of Frank Crawford. BTW the room shown was in the main building, first floor, middle classroom.

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Post by: nuala24 on January 14, 2012, 01:30:19 AM
Back at work so haven't had the time to go on the forum.
The photos are fantastic. It was 1979 that I took sick at Drumalla. I didn't eat or drink and became totally dehydrated. I remember the last morning being brought down the stairs for breakfast, after having spent most of the week in bed. When faced with the stairs knew I hadn't the energy to walk down them. I think it was Miss McAlinden who then carried me down. when I went home I was admitted to the Childrens but cried that much they let me out the same day!
Needless to say I wasn't allowed to go, nor did I want to in 1980, but I went back in 1981 and had a great time.
My mummy thought your most recent photo of Kelly was Kelly's son! Kelly is now very skinny and blonde!
 
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Post by: johnnymac on January 14, 2012, 11:19:50 AM
Nuala, I always thought that Kelly looked a lot like her dad and you looked like your mum. I saw you in town when you were in your 20's and recognised you immediately. Some people do not change that much but many do especially if they've gained or lost a lot of weight. I met up with Paula Downey and her mother, Flo, in December. To me they had changed very little. Sometimes in town I play a little game called 'spot the St Anthony's pupil'. I used to see Mrs Taggart who worked as a supervisory assistant almost every Saturday in town but, sadly, she died last year. BTW my niece is a third year pupil in your old grammar school.   
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Post by: nuala24 on January 14, 2012, 08:17:37 PM
I never seen you in town. You should have said hello. I met Mr Magill through a charity when I was in my twenties. Also about 11 or 12 years ago I met Miss McAlinden and introduced myself. She still managed to give me a red face as she clearly didn't want to know!
I never seen anyone from St Anthony's for years but Kelly is now very good friends with Bernadette McGivern's sister, Mary. We were at a school fundraiser recently with Bernadette and there is a party tonight for Kelly's daughter's 18th and BErnadette is going.
I also mentioned earlier about PEter Fitzpatrick's kids going to the same school as mine so I would see him the odd time.
My eldest daughter is good friends with Mrs TAggarts grandaughter. It is a small world.
My daughter also wants to go to my old school but we will have to see how she goes next year in the TRansfer test.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 14, 2012, 09:57:51 PM
Nuala, I'll be meeting up again with Mr Magill on 28th January. The last time we met he told me that Miss McAlinden, now 85, is very poorly and living in a home in her native Portadown. You will remember Jim Campbell from St Anthony's. I found myself teaching his daughter, Alex, at another school! She was a lovely girl to have in a class and a brilliant little dancer. I did meet Bernadette McGivern in a building in the city centre in the 90's where I was attending a meeting about the US holiday programmes. I recognised her right away. Enjoy the party. 
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Post by: johnnymac on January 16, 2012, 07:01:25 PM
Yours truly with Patricia Kerr in Hyannis, Cape Cod, in 1979. Being part of the US experience was fantastic for both children AND teachers.

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Post by: nuala24 on January 17, 2012, 12:02:05 AM
I hope Mr Magill is keeping well. I can't remember Jim Campbell but I will ask Kelly. I had forgot about quite a few people until I seen their photos on this and St Anthonys facebook.
 
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Post by: johnnymac on January 17, 2012, 01:59:44 AM
Nuala, Mr Magill was very well the last time I saw him when we met up with Paula Downey and her mum, Flo. I'll be talking to him again on Saturday week. I do not see many people in town that I can positively identify as past pupils of St Anthony's. In the past 5 years I've spoken to Jim Walsh and Mary Ellen Campbell and that's it. Jim Campbell's family originally came from around Cavendish St. He now lives off Black's Road. I've a 1977 pic of Jim standing near the school gate as I come through. I will post it very soon. He would be a little bit older than you so that's why you don't remember him. I was at a reunion in Dunmurry on Saturday of the people who were involved in the running of the South Carolina holiday programmes in the 1980's and 90's. We were talking about the children from St Anthony's who participated in the early days. Your cousin's name came up (Francine) and John Johnston.     
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Post by: johnnymac on January 17, 2012, 09:51:06 PM
JUNE 1977. Here I am with Stephen Quinn and Jim Campbell just before the P4/7's set off for their annual trip to Newcastle. On the extreme right is a little bit of Peggy Walsh. In the summer of 1964 I had a footrace with Peggy. It was a dead-heat!

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Post by: johnnymac on January 19, 2012, 02:09:12 PM
St Anthony's P6/7 girls in 1981. Standing are Maria Valente, Catherine Gaston, Tracy Carville, Tina McKinney, Bernadette McGivern, Maureen Dempsey, Kathleen Murphy, Kelly Black, Mairead Rooney, Sharon Magee and Pauline Delaney.
Sitting are Karen McLarnon, Karen Downey, Tara O'Neill, Nuala Black, Martine Gaston and Mary Kelly.

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Post by: nuala24 on January 20, 2012, 11:07:24 PM
I seen that photo on Facebook. Hard to believe it was over 30 years ago!
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Post by: johnnymac on January 20, 2012, 11:54:31 PM
Nuala, I may have got the date wrong. I think it's September, 1980. I am usually good with dates but these days my memory is not what it was. You can see a little bit of Catherine Gaston. She was offered the chance to go to New York in June, 1981, because a girl from Holy Cross broke her arm and couldn't go on that programme. I needed a replacement immediately. Catherine already had a passport so I asked her to go with only about 6 days before departure. Catherine went to NY and was such a big hit with her American family that within a very short time they asked her to stay for the year, which she did! The following summer I brought her brother, Kevin, over to NY. I met Catherine's US family and she took me to have a look at the school in Rye where she had just spent a year. Geraldine Kelly was another St Anthony's pupil who spent a year in NY.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 22, 2012, 09:54:35 AM
Sean Valente receives a medal for his art at Maysfield Leisure Centre in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 23, 2012, 07:57:48 PM
A relaxed Carmel Conway in Westchester Co., NY, in the summer of 1982.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 25, 2012, 02:26:59 PM
With me in this photo taken around 1975 are:
Elaine Bright, Catherine Fitzpatrick, Sean Moore, Brian Noade, Catherine Madden, Sharon Casey, Harry Hayles, Jennifer Williams, Michelle Rooney, Lee Begley, Stephen Keenan, Jim Stevenson, Mary Magee, Brenda Torley, Jim McLoughlin, Philip McGlade and Liam Branney.

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Post by: francie147 on January 25, 2012, 11:39:55 PM
Nuala, there are a number of photos here of your sister and yourself. I am hunting out some more from that late 70's - early 80's era. Last night I found a photo of yourself and two others with musical instruments in hand (percussion). Unfortunately my photo scanner is misbehaving so I may have to get a new one. BTW many of these photos have been copied  by 'St Anthony' onto the school's Facebook page. (Stanthony's Millfield.)   
Cant Seem to find the facebook page,can someone put up a link.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 25, 2012, 11:57:47 PM
Try Stanthony's Millfield.
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Post by: francie147 on January 26, 2012, 12:04:19 AM
Not getting it on that one Johnnymac...
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Post by: johnnymac on January 26, 2012, 12:50:59 AM
Try Stanthonys Millfield without the apostrophy .
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Post by: St.Anthony on January 26, 2012, 03:13:02 AM
It is st.anthonymillfield
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Post by: francie147 on January 26, 2012, 11:20:19 AM
http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/profile.php?id=100003133232459&sk=wall (http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/profile.php?id=100003133232459&sk=wall)
 
Both wrong....lol,heres the link directly to it....Anyway great FB site folks,well done
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Post by: johnnymac on January 26, 2012, 08:39:37 PM
Nuala, here you are with Maria Valente back in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 28, 2012, 07:47:22 PM
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Joe Magee and Kevin Gaston enjoy an ice-cream on their class trip to Crawfordsburn Country Park in June, 1978.
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Post by: nuala24 on January 28, 2012, 11:02:50 PM
I can't get a chance to go this as much as I would like to with work and two kids. You are right it would have been about Sep 1980 as I had those clothes for going to USA and Kelly would not have been at ST Anthony's after June 1981.
I haven't seen or heard of Maria VAlente since leaving St Anthony's.
Hope Mr Magill keeping well.
E xcuse speLling mistakes can't use touch screen and my 10 year old is having a good laugh at my attempts.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 28, 2012, 11:29:51 PM
Nuala, I was with Mr Magill for two hours this morning drinking coffee in the Debenham's cafe. He is in very good health. He told me that Miss McAlinden is in a home in her native Portadown and remains in very poor health.
I was amazed to learn from him that the author Michael McLaverty worked in St Anthony's for a while. My niece is currently studying one of his novels in your old grammar. I gave her a copy of his book of short stories. McLaverty was principal of my old secondary school from 1957-63. During my first year, his last year as principal, he came regularly to my class to read some of his stories.
I am running out of St Anthony's photos so I spend a lot of time rummaging in the attic for old negatives, slides and photos. 

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Post by: nuala24 on January 28, 2012, 11:56:35 PM
I am showing my ignorance. The name is familiar but at a guess I woul have said MCLaverty was. An artist. I will look him up and read his works given his history!
I am delighted to hear MR MAgill is keeping well, but sorry to hear about MIss Mc Alinden.
If I was retired and had the time I would spend my time in PUblic REcords. I have to visit from time to time for work but havent had the opportunity to visit their new offices yet.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 29, 2012, 12:28:24 AM
Mr Magill was referring to the old school records on Saturday. He was interested in researching the effects of the flu pandemic of 1918-19 which caused the widespread closure of local schools for up to 3 months.
Did you know that Mr McKenna was quite an athlete in his younger days, mainly as a miler. I was told about one particular race in Carnlough in the 1940's, where Mr McKenna ran a great race.
I'm surprised that you are not familiar with Michael McLaverty. I read some of his stories to you - 'Evening in Winter', 'The Wild Duck's Nest' and 'The Circus Pony'. He is probably best remembered for his novel, 'Call My Brother Back' set in 1918 in Rathlin and Belfast. The novel mentions what I called, 'the writing on the mountain' when I was a child. It said, 'Christ Died for Our Sins' and it was still there many years after McLaverty wrote about it. Do look out for that novel, which is suitable for 11-13 year-olds, and of course his collection of short stories.       
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Post by: nuala24 on January 29, 2012, 01:13:48 AM
There is your excuse for Public REcords!
I never knew that about Mr MCKenna but he was always such a gentleman. My Daddy always quoted him in his description of Kelly and I.
I will look into Michael McLaverty.  Mallaidh is a bit of bookwarm , like myself, and unlike her little sis. She was into Jacqueline Wilson until I came home from work to find her in a state after finishing a book. Since then she has read the box set of Roald Dahl, all of the Malory Towers and is now on to St Clare's. Reading some of his works may jog my memory.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 29, 2012, 09:52:04 AM
When you were very young your head was often stuck in a book. You certainly didn't need any encouragement to read. I found that the best way to get children to read is to read to them regularly. McLaverty, in his short stories, had a way of describing small things that trigger memories in the back of our own minds. An example would be in his short story, 'Evening in Winter', when the little boy is sitting in a cold church pew. He has the seat nicely warmed when someone comes into the pew and he has to move up, forcing him to sit on another cold spot. He is not very pleased. I remember that feeling so well from my childhood when little boys wore short trousers, summer or winter.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: mec on January 29, 2012, 10:53:55 AM
I still have a great memory of two of his stories, one about the child going to midnight mass and one about the sovereign bit that causes a family fight and years later the money was found behind the fire place...did he write the lonely passion of judith hearne or am im mixing him up with another author??
Mr McKenna always called Sally and myself twins, we were talking about that the other night, it was funny as we had different surnames and birthdates. 
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Post by: johnnymac on January 29, 2012, 02:59:07 PM
Brian Moore, who had associations with North Belfast, wrote, 'The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne.' Set in the Belfast of the early 1950's it's the story of an alcoholic piano teacher. Brian Moore also wrote, 'The Emperor of Ice-Cream', set at the time of the 1941 Belfast blitz. Mec, I haven't read either book for at least 30 years.
Another story you may remember from school was Frank O'Connor's, 'First Confession.' 

As I mentioned earlier, I met up with Mr Magill again just yesterday. When I told him that I had met you in recent times he asked about Sally.
Mr McKenna was a real gentleman. I so much enjoyed our conversations at lunch-time. I remember the time when he wanted to send a Valentine's Day card to his daughter when she was about 16/17, just in case she didn't get one from an admirer. As she knew his handwriting style so well, he asked ME to fill in the card with little poems he had given me to use. Later he told me that she was delighted when the card arrived and was trying to work out who could have sent it. That was typical of the man's kindness. Des was also a whizz at winning the Belfast Telegraph's Christmas competitions. On one occasion he won four television sets which he gave out to various relatives.       
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Post by: mec on January 29, 2012, 03:42:53 PM
I'm going to Sally's for my dinner so I will tell her I've shown her the two photos of her you have posted.  Did you tell Mr Magill I remembered Gemima.... though again i hasten to add I think I only had the 'pleasure' once lol.
 
Yes Mr McKenna was a good man, it was a good wee school.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 29, 2012, 04:40:51 PM
No, I didn't mention Gemima. I will when I meet him again early in May. My regards to Sally.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on January 30, 2012, 08:04:13 PM
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ON THE FERRY TO SCOTLAND IN 1983 ARE ST ANTHONY'S PUPILS SEANEEN MCERLANE, ? HERON, CHRISTINE GASTON, THOMAS            DELANEY, ? ROONEY, BRENDAN CARVILLE, MARTIN CONNOR, KEVIN GASTON AND SEAN VALENTE.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on January 31, 2012, 12:30:45 PM
Seaneen's mum, Rosaleen McErlane, is about to serve the jelly during the P1 Christmas party of 1981. The two small children are Sinead Conway and Roisin Bradley.

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Post by: St.Anthony on January 31, 2012, 01:31:40 PM
Seaneen's mum, Rosaleen McErlane, is about to serve the jelly during the P1 Christmas party of 1981. The two small children are Sinead Conway and Roisin Bradley.

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Francis Menham ? (sitting) and Evelyn Conway with the jug of juice.
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Post by: St.Anthony on January 31, 2012, 01:32:39 PM
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ON THE FERRY TO SCOTLAND IN 1983 ARE ST ANTHONY'S PUPILS SEANEEN MCERLANE, ? HERON, CHRISTINE GASTON, THOMAS            DELANEY, ? ROONEY, BRENDAN CARVILLE, MARTIN CONNOR, KEVIN GASTON AND SEAN VALENTE.

Louise Heron
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Post by: johnnymac on January 31, 2012, 01:40:56 PM
St Anthony, you are quite right. The lady in the pink dress is Mrs Graham and the older girl in jeans is Maria Valente.
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Post by: St.Anthony on January 31, 2012, 02:00:37 PM
St Anthony, you are quite right. The lady in the pink dress is Mrs Graham and the older girl in jeans is Maria Valente.

Ha Johnnymac, I worked that out about Bernie and Maria.
 
Also in the photo on the boat, Karen Downey reckons that her sister Lisa is in the photo and not Christine Gaston.  A girl not named behind Brendan Carville is possibly Briege Rooney.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on January 31, 2012, 03:30:08 PM
Briege Rooney I agree with. There were so many Rooney girls that I couldn't remember her name last night. The girl drinking could well  be Lisa Downey but my first thought was Christine Gaston. Perhaps Christine could clear this up on Facebook. Christine would have been nearing the end of her P5 year. Unfortunately, I think that Lisa was around the same age.   
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: St.Anthony on January 31, 2012, 04:15:14 PM
Most if not all those in the photo would be around 40 this year and I think Christine would be a year or 2 younger.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on January 31, 2012, 06:47:57 PM
I think that as the girl was standing in front of Kevin Gaston that might have influenced my thinking. After so many years it is sometimes difficult to identify someone if their face is partially hidden.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 31, 2012, 07:41:23 PM
Sharon McCrystal at the 1981 Christmas party in St Anthony's.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 01, 2012, 09:26:07 AM
Miss McAlinden and Peter Valente have a quite game of draughts in Drumalla in 1979.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 03, 2012, 12:38:33 AM
St Anthony's pupils visited Hillsborough in 1978. Pictured are Paul Porter, Karen McLarnon, Mairead Rooney, Michael Magee, Philip McLaughlin, Jim Bright and Kathleen Lyttle.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 03, 2012, 08:05:38 PM
JANUARY 1982. NUALA BLACK AND MARTINE GASTON PULL MARIA VALENTE ALONG THE SLIDE IN THE BOYS PLAYGROUND BEFORE SCHOOL STARTED FOR THE DAY. PADDY DOWNEY IS BEHIND MARTINE.

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Post by: St.Anthony on February 05, 2012, 08:25:54 AM
Johnnymac, St.Anthony's Facebook currently stands at 99 friends.
Title: Re: St. Anthony's Primary School / Millfield School
Post by: johnnymac on February 05, 2012, 11:01:36 AM
I'm not on FACEBOOK but there must be a lot of people out there who were pupils but are not aware of St Anthony's is on it or THE BELFAST FORUM. There must be more photos in family albums that could be scanned and included on both sites, especially pre 1974. I have been delighted to have made contact with some of my past pupils after so many years.   
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Post by: johnnymac on February 06, 2012, 08:50:56 AM
High above Glencloy the St Anthony's pupils visit Black's Farm on the Ballyvaddy Road on a freezing day in March, 1979. The village of Carnlough can be seen below. The boy nearest the camera is Jim Walsh.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 08, 2012, 08:16:38 AM
Patricia Loughlin, Sean McGuigan and Tara O'Neill work on a painting for the St Anne's Cathedral Christmas Art Competition in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 09, 2012, 12:47:42 PM
In January, 1982, we had a spell of severe cold in which the boys had to play in the girls yard (the 'dungeon'). Some of the children in this photo are Lisa McCann, Joe Magee, Tara O'Neill, Maria Valente, Debbie Williams, Sheila Brown, Deirdre Rooney and Ciaran McKeown.

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Post by: mec on February 09, 2012, 09:28:16 PM
St A, what years of registrars do you have access to?  what about early 1900s?
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Post by: St.Anthony on February 10, 2012, 11:41:42 AM
St A, what years of registrars do you have access to?  what about early 1900s?

MEC, The registersI have are from 1939-1976  before and after will probably be in the Public Records Office
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Post by: johnnymac on February 10, 2012, 04:45:31 PM
On a visit to Collin Glen in 1978 are Seamus McDade, Michael Magee, Jim Walsh, Elizabeth Gaston, Martine Crossan, Geraldine Kelly and Mary Ellen Campbell.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 12, 2012, 10:41:41 AM
Lisa Moore admires the cabbages in the Drumalla garden in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 13, 2012, 12:08:36 AM
The P6/7 class made this model of Glenariff in 1979 in preparation for their week in Drumalla.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 13, 2012, 07:56:20 PM
Dinner time in Drumalla House back in 1981. Featured are Peter Valente, Tara O'Neill, Edward Farrell, Kathleen Murphy, Nuala Black and Brian Delaney.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 15, 2012, 12:02:24 PM
Mary Kelly with one of her Christmas paintings (incomplete) in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 17, 2012, 09:43:30 PM
St Anthony's boys playing football at Whitewell in 1981. The boy in blue is Kevin Gaston. Some of the others are Paddy Downey, Frank McMahon, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Thomas Loudon.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 19, 2012, 01:05:19 PM
St Anthony's pupils on their annual trip to Newcastle in June, 1981. Featured are Lisa McCann, Martin McGuigan, Nuala Black, Kevin Gaston, Catherine Gaston (with her Cape Cod bag), Tom Loudon, Maureen Dempsey, Joe Magee, Sharon Magee, Louise Heron, Martine Gaston, Sean Valente, Frank Williams, Ciaran McKeown, Karen McLarnon, Peter Fitzpatrick, Catherine Rooney and Peter Matthews.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 21, 2012, 12:22:07 PM
Peter Valente and Philip McLaughlin have a game of chess in Drumalla in 1981 as Chris Kerr and Frank McMahon look on.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 23, 2012, 06:52:31 PM
Christmas party, 1981. Here we have Bridgeen Murray, ? Bennett, Carole Graham and Noeleen McErlane.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 24, 2012, 07:16:11 PM
Tara O'Neill and Nuala Black prepare their entries for the St Anne's Cathedral Christmas Art Competition in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 25, 2012, 06:23:05 PM
JUNE, 1974. 8 year-olds Philip McGlade, Lee Begley and Catherine Fitzpatrick on Newcastle beach during the St Anthony's P.S. annual day trip to the resort.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 27, 2012, 04:21:53 PM
Viewing the grass thermometer in Hillsborough back in 1981.

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Post by: Mary Mackin Straney on February 28, 2012, 07:38:51 PM
Can you find my name on the register.  Mary Mackin I was born in Millfield and went to St Anthonys from 1954 till 1963.
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Post by: johnnymac on March 01, 2012, 01:12:44 PM
Mary, I don't have any old school records but some have been posted by St Anthony on the school's Facebook page. There are some entries from the early 1960's there. Check some of the earlier pages on this site. The NI Public Records Office will have the bulk of the old school records.
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Post by: johnnymac on March 01, 2012, 10:00:09 PM
Geraldine Kelly plays a game of snooker with Christy Kerr in Drumalla, 1981.

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Post by: St.Anthony on March 02, 2012, 12:21:19 AM
Can you find my name on the register.  Mary Mackin I was born in Millfield and went to St Anthonys from 1954 till 1963.

I think this is you Mary, P7 1961
 
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Post by: johnnymac on March 04, 2012, 06:22:23 PM
All the usual suspects on the flat roof back in 1975.

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Post by: johnnymac on March 05, 2012, 09:46:59 PM
I believe that the boy with the patch on his cheek, Patrick Mackin, died some time ago. Shane Johnston, who died on the last day of February, was also a past pupil who attended the school in the early 1980's.
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Post by: johnnymac on March 09, 2012, 03:58:02 PM
Joe Magee finds a fossil at Garron Point in 1981. Anne Clarken found a beautiful complete ammonite fossil coated in fools gold in the lias clay around the same time. I wonder if she still has it in her possession?

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Post by: johnnymac on March 11, 2012, 02:47:50 PM
Stacey and Jacqueline, early 1980's.

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Post by: johnnymac on March 15, 2012, 12:31:14 PM
The Warden of Drumalla Outdoor Centre, Eddie McDonnell, with a group of St Anthony's pupils in Upper Glenariff, March 1979.

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Post by: maria1970 on March 16, 2012, 01:16:19 AM
any pic off the bennetts maria ann john
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Post by: johnnymac on March 16, 2012, 12:05:21 PM
I have very few photos left to show. I have some damaged negatives and on one I found a pic of Maria Bennett with Mary Kelly from around 1981. I also have a group photo at the zoo in 1975 in which Teresa Bennett appears. I'll try to get them on here before Monday.
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Post by: johnnymac on March 18, 2012, 09:52:43 AM
Taken from a damaged negative, here is a pic of Mary Kelly and Maria Bennett, probably around 1981.

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Post by: maria1970 on March 19, 2012, 11:02:54 PM
thank you for the pic of me and mary kelly.i would love to see some more off maria. john. ann,tersea bennett
 :P
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Post by: johnnymac on March 20, 2012, 11:01:29 AM
I have little in the way of pics from that time, Maria, but I will keep looking. I probably threw out a lot of old negatives in the 80's and 90's. I wish I'd kept them now. A lot of photos here are of the Drumalla trips. I don't remember if you went on any. I don't think that Teresa, John or Ann went on any of those.   
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Post by: maria1970 on March 20, 2012, 07:28:39 PM
thank you so much for the pic.cant wait to see what you come up with.there dose knot seem to be alot of pic of me .so thank you xo :-*
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Post by: johnnymac on March 21, 2012, 12:06:14 PM
At the zoo in 1975 were Kathleen Lyttle, Josephine Lennon, Elizabeth Irvine, Margaret Murray, Eileen Fitzpatrick, Paula Downey, Cathy McMahon, Sharon Casey, Catherine Fitzpatrick, Thomas Heron, Tina Heron, Michael Magee, Edward McClean, James Crawford, Colin McLaughlin, Frank Crawford, Anthony McDade, Stephen Quinn and Teresa Bennett. (Taken from a damaged negative.)

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Post by: johnnymac on March 21, 2012, 07:10:14 PM
Maria, I found this one of you on a negative dating from 1981.

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Post by: maria1970 on March 22, 2012, 12:42:59 AM
omg so funny thank you so much.i look 4word to your emails xo :-*
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Post by: johnnymac on March 22, 2012, 03:04:59 PM
Maria, I found another one of you in a class group but the negative is somewhat damaged from many years in an old box. I'll try to do some repairs on it and show it here before Monday. In the meantime, here are some St Anthony's children on the bus about to return home from their trip to Newcastle in June, 1981. You can see Mr Magill talking to the bus driver. I think that the boy in the brown duffle coat is the recently deceased Shane Johnstone, but I can't be sure.
Other children in the pic are: Martin McGuigan, Louise Heron, Sharon Magee and her brother Joseph, Kelly Black, Rosemary Porter,  ?  Geoghegan, Martine Gaston, Tara O'Neill, Mary Kelly, Paddy Downey, Philip McLaughlin and Tracy Carville.

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Post by: maria1970 on March 22, 2012, 09:27:09 PM
o.m.g.so many good times.i cant thank you enough for the menories.i lost most of my pic from america the time i went do you have any.i always look 4word to the emails.i went down to see my mum to day and i showed them to her.she could knot believe it just wish my dad was here.he would had a good giggle.xo :-*
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Post by: johnnymac on March 22, 2012, 11:23:28 PM
Maria, I'm glad you're enjoying seeing the old photos from all those years ago when you were just a kiddiwinkle.
At one time in the early 1980's I was running 6 US holiday programmes simultaneously. I don't remember which programme you went on. I was in the US during the summer months of 1978,79,81 and 82. I did take pics in Cape Cod and  New York. There are pics here of Paula and Paddy Downey, Catherine and Kevin Gaston, Michael McCann and Patricia Kerr in America. That's because I was there to take them. I do have a box of slides given to me by The Cape Irish Children's Programme which show some of the activities undertaken between 1975 and 1977. You would have been too young to feature in those programmes. Though I did find a pic of Catherine Fitzpatrick who went to the US before I did.
Perhaps someone who went to the US with you has photos of your programme? There must be lots of photos out there from past pupils of St Anthony's who took part in those programmes. Recently I met Sean McIlwaine, a former pupil of St Comgall's P.S., who went on one of my US programmes - Greensboro, North Carolina. If you remember the name of your host family you might be able to contact them through Facebook.   
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Post by: decbla on March 24, 2012, 12:45:31 AM
Stumbled upon this site tonite; excellent site, but I feel a whole generation has been missed; Paul 'midge'Bradley, Thomas McCafferty, Dolores McAllister, Marty Matthews, Mary and Bernadette McConnell. Elaine Campbell, Jimmy Black, Crawfords from Samuel street.....so many more! All great friends and all part of the St Anthonys history, I hope someone has photos os this period 69-75, Mr Collins, Mr McKenna, Ms McCormick, Ms Brennan, Ms McAlinden....love them or hate them they shaped our lives and were ultimately good people, and our school was unique, catacomb playground, rooftop playground...unique, saw photos of derelict houses along Millfield, remember so many times climbing into these to retreve a football via toilet roof in 'boys' playground outside dinner hall, below Ms McCormick, Mr McKennas room.
 
 
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Post by: johnnymac on March 24, 2012, 09:18:08 PM
The photos that I have posted date from 1974 to 1985, with a majority dating from around 1981. Many were taken on school trips such as the week-long stay in Drumalla Outdoor Education Centre. We did not get a date for a stay here until late 1976. By that time most of the pupils you have mentioned would have moved on to other educational establishments. I would have hoped that more past pupils  would have submitted their memories of the school or even old photographs. Such an imput would certainly broaden the appeal of this board and begin to fill in the 'gaps.' I would have liked to have heard from pupils who attended in the 1950's-60's and any wartime memories of the school would have been a bonus.
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Post by: maria1970 on March 24, 2012, 09:59:56 PM
i just want  to thank you again for all the great memories.you always make my day my mum could knot get over them xoxoxox :-*
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Post by: johnnymac on March 25, 2012, 04:05:48 AM
Thank you, Maria. It's great that you and your mum have enjoyed looking at the old photos. I am always on the look out for more old photos to post. There's another one coming up later today. I'm surprised that I am better at remembering names from 30+ years ago than 5 years ago! 
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Post by: johnnymac on March 25, 2012, 03:40:29 PM
Taken in the boys yard probably around 1979. In the photo are Peter Valente, Philip McLaughlin, Tom Loudon, Karen Downey, Maureen Dempsey, Sharon Magee and Pauline Delaney.

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Post by: johnnymac on March 27, 2012, 09:44:35 AM
Brendan Carville and his sister Tracy, Joe Magee and Debbie Williams on their school trip to Newcastle in June, 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on March 28, 2012, 03:46:08 PM
Enjoying a paddle in the sea on their school trip to Newcastle in June,1981, are Paddy Joe Johnstone, Frankie McMahon, Sharon Magee, Maureen Dempsey and Patrick Leonard. I have no idea who the curly-haired girl is. She may have attended the school for just a short time.

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Post by: johnnymac on March 30, 2012, 01:46:53 PM
Having their lunch in a restaurant in Newcastle in June, 1981, are Lisa Moore, Harriet Kelly, Carmel Conway, Joanne Geoghegan and Maria Bennett.

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Post by: maria1970 on March 31, 2012, 01:41:52 AM
thank you sooooooooooooo much.i just cant thank you for these memories its so nice to know.that you care to take the time to go and look and then post them back to me thank you.thank you so very much xoxo :P :-* :D ;) :)
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Post by: johnnymac on March 31, 2012, 10:48:52 AM
Maria, I hope that everyone in the photos I've posted will save them to their own pics folder. Photos of childhood are always precious because that part of your life flies past very quickly. I always feel a sadness when I see a photo of a child who is now deceased. There are quite a few here including, perhaps, some that I don't know about.
Anyway, I still have a group photo with you in it to post. It's somewhat damaged but I'll do my best to have it ready by tomorrow evening. I'm out doing some Maths tutoring today but will be able to work on it tonight.
Please give my regards to your mum. I hope she has seen the pic of Teresa and her class in 1975 on page 16.   
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Post by: johnnymac on April 01, 2012, 08:46:57 PM
Some younger St Anthony's boys around 1984.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 03, 2012, 01:17:47 PM
This is a photo of Catherine Gaston taken by her host family in Cape Cod, USA, in 1980. She was one of many Belfast children who were taking part in US holiday programmes at that time. Catherine had considerable artistic talent when she was a child.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 05, 2012, 10:41:51 PM
St Anthony's pupils in Newcastle on their annual day trip in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 08, 2012, 02:41:59 PM
St Anthony's pupils Lisa McCann, Seaneen McErlane, Tracey Dempsey and Sean Valente join with St Mary's pupils on a school trip in the early 1980's.

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Post by: kevben on April 08, 2012, 03:44:06 PM
i see colin mc laughlin mentioned in some of your posts,worked with him in the co-op for a few years a nice fella,i believe he is working off nelson st now
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Post by: johnnymac on April 08, 2012, 10:45:22 PM
I had a photo of Colin and Jim Cunningham from the Falls Road with their US host family, the Henderson's, published in 'The Irish News' in August, 1978. (Front page.) A daughter of the author Andrew Boyd (of 'Holy War in Belfast' fame) worked at the paper and she wrote a story about Belfast kids heading out to Cape Cod for the summer. I was staying in East Orleans on the Cape and was able to take a photo of Colin and Jim with their host family in Chatham. Miss Boyd was interested in a follow-up story and was able to have the photo published.   
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Post by: johnnymac on April 11, 2012, 09:43:21 AM
St Anthony's pupils looking at the inner workings of a Stevenson's Screen at the Hillsborough weather station in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 13, 2012, 01:52:53 PM
A side view of Drumalla House, Carnlough, where St Anthony's pupils spent many happy days in the 1970's -80's. Now demolished, there are homes built on the site now. The house was built in 1854 at a cost of a mere £600.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 15, 2012, 05:06:08 PM
Drumalla House in the glorious summer of 1976, just a few months before the first ever visit by a St Anthony's class. One of the staff, the late Alex McDonnell, can be seen cutting the grass. Alex often doubled up as a driver to help ferry children around the glens.

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Post by: maria1970 on April 16, 2012, 03:00:03 AM
 i dont know if i every went there.but it looks so nice :(
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Post by: johnnymac on April 16, 2012, 12:55:23 PM
Maria, you don't seem to appear in any of the Drumalla photos. I don't think that you went on any of the trips. You would have been too young to go on the first one in 1976 but there are photos of the trips in 1979 and 1981 with no sign of your presence. The kids from St Anthony's did enjoy those trips. I remember the excitement in Jimmy Doherty's eyes when he discovered that there were fish in the little stream in the back garden. On a sad note, Anthony McDade cried his eyes out when he had to go home because he was showing signs of having chicken pox. Who can forget the rugby match in the front garden between the boys and the girls in March, 1979 or fossil hunting at Garron Point ? On the 1976 trip the total cost to the children's families was about £2-50 and that included all meals, accommodation and travel for 5 days. Some value that was.   
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Post by: johnnymac on April 18, 2012, 06:57:45 PM
The lounge in Drumalla House which St Anthony's pupils used as a classroom in 1976 before the classroom/recreation room was built. I took the photo in 2003 with the strong feeling that I would never be back there. The outdoor centre closed a short time later.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 20, 2012, 08:57:19 PM
COLLIN GLEN IN JUNE, 1977. IN THE PICTURE ARE BRIDGET CRAWFORD, CATHERINE FITZPATRICK, TINA HERON, SHARON MATHERS, MARGARET MURRAY AND ELIZABETH GASTON. THE GIRL AT THE FRONT MAY BE TERESA BENNETT BUT I CAN'T BE SURE.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 25, 2012, 09:29:02 AM
Collin Glen, 1977.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 29, 2012, 10:55:44 AM
Making friends with a collie in the late 1970's are Peter Valente, Patricia Begley and Edward Farrell.

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Post by: johnnymac on May 02, 2012, 08:01:55 PM
In the early 1980's St Anthony's was twinned with Moyarget P.S. near Ballycastle. The idea was to link up children from the town and children from the country. In this 1981 photo a Moyarget girl joined Christy Kerr and Frank Williams for an orienteering session in Glenarm Forest during our Drumalla residential.

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Post by: kate.o on May 04, 2012, 04:43:29 AM
hi johnnymac always great photos love
really enjoy them thank you. :-* :-*
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Post by: johnnymac on May 04, 2012, 09:56:34 AM
Thank's kate. I wanted these photos to be available to past pupils of the school, most now in their 40's. Unfortunately, unless I find more negatives/slides, I will run out of photos very soon. But I do hope that happy childhood memories have been stirred in those past pupils. I'll keep searching!
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Post by: johnnymac on May 07, 2012, 08:03:32 AM

On the bus to Newcastle in 1981 are Maureen Dempsey, Kathleen Murphy, Maria Valente, Ciaran McKeown, Brian Delaney, Patrick McMahon, Catherine Gaston and Peter Fitzpatrick.

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Post by: johnnymac on May 15, 2012, 01:24:54 PM
St Anthony's pupils in June, 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on May 25, 2012, 02:56:17 PM
These two lassies turned up for the cycling proficiency scheme in Unity Flats in 1983. Most of those taking part were from St Anthony's PS. Can anyone identify them?

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Post by: johnnymac on June 07, 2012, 10:14:58 PM
St Anthony's and St Mary's pupils at Luce Bay, Scotland, on their day out in June, 1983.

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Post by: kate.o on June 09, 2012, 08:17:40 AM
great photo.s johnnymac :-* :-*
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Post by: johnnymac on June 09, 2012, 10:58:02 AM
Thanks, Kate. I'm struggling to find any more old negatives from the 1970's-80's.
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Post by: johnnymac on June 20, 2012, 03:36:42 PM
Here is a photo taken in March, 1979. St Anthony's pupils are visiting the 'Hidden Village' at Garron Point and are having a look at the 'in-fields' next to the old village. A monk used to spend the summer months here. The last resident of the village was taken into a care home in 1968, aged about 86.

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Post by: tommymc39 on June 20, 2012, 03:52:08 PM
is there any photos of te kids frm the 50's
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Post by: johnnymac on June 21, 2012, 01:02:36 AM
My association with the school lasted from 1973 to 1986 so I have no photos from before 1973. There must be photos from the 50's and  60's out there such as First Communion, Confirmation etc. It would be nice to see them.
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Post by: Maz on July 01, 2012, 01:54:12 PM
Hi, this pic brings back many happy memories and many old faces - I would love a copy of it, any chance of this please?  Lorraine Morrissey
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Post by: boxer1949 on July 01, 2012, 02:09:16 PM
Hi, this pic brings back many happy memories and many old faces - I would love a copy of it, any chance of this please?  Lorraine Morrissey
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Post by: boxer1949 on July 01, 2012, 02:10:25 PM
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Post by: johnnymac on July 01, 2012, 08:18:49 PM
Lorraine, the photo can be dragged onto your desk top and then saved in your pictures file or album. I have a MAC and it's quite easy to do this. BTW, I think that you went to America on one of the Irish Children's Summer Programmes around 1979. You must be in some of the photos of our Drumalla trips.
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Post by: johnnymac on July 11, 2012, 10:32:25 PM
St Anthony's pupils in Glenariff in March, 1979. Tracey Carville, Catherine Gaston, Joe Magee  and Frank Williams.

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Post by: PaulineRooney on July 14, 2012, 05:07:17 PM
hi my mother went to ST Anthonys and all her brothers, she was Mary Rooney her brothers Micheal, Bernard ,Jim,Patrick in the late 30,s 40,s. also a freiend called rose Laverty do you know any thing about them they were all from Carrickhill

Patrick Rooney is my granda, he died a few years ago, he moved to ligoniel. Im sure thats what his brothers are called. x
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Post by: boxer1949 on July 20, 2012, 07:49:02 AM
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Post by: boxer1949 on July 20, 2012, 07:49:42 AM
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Post by: johnnymac on July 25, 2012, 11:34:35 PM
This photo was taken in Westchester County, New York, in the summer of 1982. Children from Belfast and New York gather for games and a picnic. I recognise Louise Heron from St Anthony's who is wearing yellow shorts. In the middle of the photo are Sam and Jim McMullan who at that time were living on the West Circular Road.

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Post by: johnnymac on August 01, 2012, 08:08:54 PM
St Anthony's pupils having lunch in Newcastle in 1981 during their annual day out. The principal, Mr Magill, is on the left. In September of that year he moved on to become principal of St Mary's P.S. in Divis St.

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Post by: johnnymac on August 15, 2012, 07:29:57 PM
Here is a larger version of an earlier photo. It was taken in Collin Glen in June, 1978.
Featured are Peter Valente, Chris Kerr, Jim Walsh, Catherine Gaston, Michael Magee, Edward Farrell and Seamus McDade.

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Post by: St.Anthony on September 06, 2012, 11:04:05 PM
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Post by: St.Anthony on September 06, 2012, 11:06:17 PM
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pobs79, I hope this will help make your mothers birthday a good one to remember.
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Post by: johnnymac on September 07, 2012, 09:03:40 PM
St Anthony's pupils at the viewing hut in Glenariff in 1981.

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Post by: pobs79 on September 08, 2012, 11:34:56 PM
thanks so much   
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Post by: mrsh on September 17, 2012, 09:07:51 PM
Love all your pics,but reading down the roll book the names bought a lot of people to my mind,where are they all now maybe we are passing each other n the street,my name was,nt there I was the year after that but I sat in the classroom with them is there another part to this page,
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Post by: johnnymac on September 23, 2012, 08:07:17 PM
Brian Delaney receives a medal for his artwork in Maysfield Leisure Centre around Christmas, 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on September 26, 2012, 03:01:08 PM
At the Laragh Lodge, Upper Glenariff, in 1981 are Patricia Begley, Karen Downey, Tara O'Neill, Kelly Black, Karen Dempsey (Frank's daughter), Catherine Gaston and Maria Valente.

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Post by: johnnymac on October 15, 2012, 09:58:49 PM
Maureen Dempsey around 1981.

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Post by: St.Anthony on October 16, 2012, 09:57:20 AM
Maureen Dempsey around 1981.

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Maureen and Christine Niblock in Trinity Community Centre
 
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Post by: johnnymac on October 17, 2012, 04:52:32 AM
I came across this photo but couldn't remember where it was taken or the identity of the woman. Unusual for me. Thanks for that.
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Post by: johnnymac on November 04, 2012, 05:44:42 PM
DECEMBER, 1981. Children who took part in many of the cross-community trips to the USA gathered in St Anthony's for a reunion party. Here, framed by the serving hatch in the dining hall, are St Anthony's pupils Ciaran McKeown, Sheila Browne, Maria Valente and Nuala Black. These four took part in the Westchester Co. (New York) programme.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 06, 2013, 10:42:10 AM
Bernie Grahame serves the Primary 1 children at the St Anthony's Primary School Christmas party in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 08, 2013, 12:04:07 PM
Martine Conway? Kerry Connor? Santa makes an appearance at the 1981 Christmas party. I suppose that his good suit was at the cleaners.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 08, 2013, 12:06:45 PM
Don't know what happened to the photo. Will try again later.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 08, 2013, 09:41:08 PM
Martine Conway, Kerry Conway. XMAS 1981.

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Post by: ourjoe on January 08, 2013, 11:11:42 PM
TALK ABOUT THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS      the young lady doesn't know why to run or stay  lol

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Post by: johnnymac on January 09, 2013, 01:25:40 PM
Yes, he was definitely the scariest santa I've ever photographed. But the kids accepted him without anyone running out of the school. I think they knew exactly who 'santa' was on that occasion.
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Post by: johnnymac on January 10, 2013, 10:34:49 AM
Correction. The little girl in the background is Kerry Connor. There are photos of her brother and sister on previous pages.
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Post by: johnnymac on February 10, 2013, 04:46:10 PM
Here's one from I found in an old album. It dates from Christmas, 1976. The girl with the music box is Kathleen Torbitt, whose family hailed from Edward Street, behind St Anne's Cathedral. She would be around 47 now. Anyone know what happened to her? Also in the photo are Catherine Fitzpatrick, Sean Moore, Francis Walsh, Jim Stevenson, Brian Noade, Brenda Torley and Lee Begley.

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Post by: johnnymac on February 15, 2013, 10:35:43 PM
 Rosaleen McErlane, mother of Seaneen and Noeleen, spent a lot of time in St Anthony's helping the pupils make soft toys. In this photo, dating from around 1981, we have a display of some of their work.

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Post by: johnnymac on March 06, 2013, 07:21:21 AM
St Anthony's pupils in Upper Glenariff in 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on March 12, 2013, 02:42:43 PM
I have just been informed that Mary McAlinden has died at the age of 86. Mary taught at St Anthony's for many years until the closure of the school in 1986 when she transferred to St Mary's in Divis Street. Her funeral mass will probably be in St Mary's on the Hill on a date to be announced.
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Post by: bluebird on March 12, 2013, 03:14:02 PM
I have just been informed that Mary McAlinden has died at the age of 86. Mary taught at St Anthony's for many years until the closure of the school in 1986 when she transferred to St Mary's in Divis Street. Her funeral mass will probably be in St Mary's on the Hill on a date to be announced.
Miss Mc Alinden,Thankyou, For being There, For all us Children.You keep us safe Within the Warmth of your Heart,You have a place in mine , Rest In Peace..x
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Post by: johnnymac on March 12, 2013, 03:26:18 PM
Mary was always enthusiastic about taking part in our week-long trips to Drumalla in Carnlough which was enjoyed by so many St Anthony's children in the 1970's-80's. She will be missed.
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Post by: bluebird on March 13, 2013, 12:16:32 AM
I have just been informed that Mary McAlinden has died at the age of 86. Mary taught at St Anthony's for many years until the closure of the school in 1986 when she transferred to St Mary's in Divis Street. Her funeral mass will probably be in St Mary's on the Hill on a date to be announced.
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Post by: bluebird on March 13, 2013, 10:54:51 AM
I have just been informed that Mary McAlinden has died at the age of 86. Mary taught at St Anthony's for many years until the closure of the school in 1986 when she transferred to St Mary's in Divis Street. Her funeral mass will probably be in St Mary's on the Hill on a date to be announced.
R I P
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Post by: johnnymac on March 13, 2013, 12:47:18 PM
The funeral service for Miss Mary McAlinden will take place tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 am in St Mary's on the Hill Church, Carnmoney.
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Post by: St.Anthony on March 21, 2013, 01:36:34 AM
Johnnymac, I have just saw this now.  I'm sorry I didn't see this. I am hardly on this forum now.
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Post by: johnnymac on March 21, 2013, 02:32:00 PM
Nice to hear from you again. Let everyone know that Miss McAlinden had a great send off last week. FIVE priests officiated at her funeral. She would have been chuffed at that. She has been interred at St John's, Drumcree, Portadown. Perhaps you could let people know on the school Facebook page. Some may have seen the notice in the Irish News and not have made the connection. 
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Post by: johnnymac on March 27, 2013, 10:36:16 PM
The late Miss McAlinden with her girls group at Whitewell Playing Fields around 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on April 03, 2013, 11:07:45 PM
Some of the younger St Anthony's boys at the Ulster Hall in the early 1980's.

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Post by: belfastlass on April 26, 2013, 02:19:17 PM
Was wondering if anyone had any other information on Jean Auld??
 
 
We lived in Francis St around 1940 until we moved to Andersonstown about 1950
anyone remember the Mc Cleaves,Duffys,Mc Canns the Aulds ,Downeys Big Nelly, mcCaffertys
Burns
Everybody went to St Anthony's School Jean Auld went on to sing in the Fiesta and oneof the mc Cafferty's
done himself proud in boxing
The masters were O'Brian O'Shea Mc Carthy Mc Fadden and Miss O'Doherty
Mc Carthy was a bit of a bully and liked nothing better than a excuse to get out the strap
one day it got a bit much for Mr O Shea who then fought with Mc Carthy until the head O'Brian stopped it
Mc Carthy finally got dismissed 
tO this day I really believe that if had been allowed to continue he would have caused serious injury's
to some of us   
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Post by: belfastnlr on April 28, 2013, 12:00:10 PM
were has all the time gone  :) went to st Anthony's School 64 ? to 69-70 had happy days at the school have a pic of are class down at newcastle co.down on the beach at are sports day happy days  :)
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Post by: johnnymac on April 28, 2013, 02:25:56 PM
This is the place to post that photo if you have scanned it onto your computer. We have few photos before 1974. 
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Post by: Wee Jen on May 05, 2013, 11:44:59 PM
Hi JohnnyMac . I have had a great time looking through all the photos you have posted up. They bring back so many good memories for me and all my family. Showing some of the photos to our children  has been embarrassing but fun. My son wants to know why he didn't have a teacher like u when he was at school. He thinks this is a great Wed site and a bit jealous that his school never had anything or anyone to do what you have done. Thank u very very much..  :-* :-*.hope your keeping well. ( PS Aunt  Pauline is still single ) lol. She'll kill me . Thanks for the trip down memory lane. All my love wee jenn. (J . Williams).
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Post by: johnnymac on May 06, 2013, 12:55:29 AM
Jennifer, great to hear from you after all these years. I still remember when you were born - March, 1966. Hope I'm right. Your brother and I share a birthday. I have a photo of you with Pauline and some Turf Lodge kids on top of the Black Mountain in July, 1975. I must get round to posting it soon. I remember your cousins Michelle and Deirdre Rooney. This Saturday I am meeting up with Mr Magill, the principal from 1975-81. We usually have a coffee in Debenhams and talk about old times. Paula Downey and her mum met with us there in December, 2011.

Two years ago I took early retirement. It gives me time to potter around the hills with others of my generation. We are starting to resemble 'Last of the Summer Wine' characters.

Keep in touch.     
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Post by: Wee Jen on May 06, 2013, 10:16:55 PM
I can't picture u any older . I'm clad your keeping well . Cant believe u remember me being born. I'm 47 now with a big son who will be 25 in August. I find it hard sometimes wondering were all the years have gone. You look older but don't feel it. Frankie is married and has a daughter (8) . Debbie is married and has a boy (7) and girl (2) . Deirdre has a big son like me. Michael (14 or 15 ) I'm not sure. Did u ever marry or have children.
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Post by: johnnymac on May 06, 2013, 11:14:40 PM
Jennifer, I'm 62 now. When I started off in St Anthony's I was 22. My youngest brother is exactly 6 months younger than you. There are a few pics of Debbie here including one of her in the USA. There is even one of Annette and yourself on a school trip to the zoo. I remember that she always gave you a little wave when her class came up the back stairs after lunch, walked through your classroom, out the back door and up the stairs. Lots of stairs in the old school. You had to be fit. I met Miss McDonnell recently. We, along with Mrs Fulton and principal's Mr Magill and Mr Collins, attended Miss McAlinden's funeral. 
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Post by: Wee Jen on May 08, 2013, 12:06:11 AM
I have downloaded all the old photos of everyone that I remember . There is a lot of me, Michelle , Frankie, Debbie, and Annette. Showed them to mum she was sad but enjoyed seeing them anyway. Its still raw after all these years (26). Was shocked to read about some of the pupils that have passed away. Found out about the Wed site from Kathleen Murphy. Have told as many past pupils that I still see around all about the Wed site . So keep up the good work. For all the past pupils out there. Thank  you for making school interesting and fun. Lol .  :-*
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Post by: johnnymac on May 08, 2013, 12:13:51 PM
Thanks Jen. Here's one for you - your sister Debbie, around 1981.

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Post by: johnnymac on May 17, 2013, 04:41:21 PM
David Mackin, the late Michael Magee, Francie Walsh and Sean Moore in Collin Glen on a hot day in June, 1977.

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Post by: johnnymac on May 29, 2013, 08:53:24 PM
Wee Jen, check your 'My Messages' at the top of the page. I've sent you that photo from 1975. You'll recognise a few faces from all those years ago.
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Post by: johnnymac on June 05, 2013, 05:19:35 PM
The P1-3 classes went to Crawfordsburn Country Park for their summer trip. This photo dates from around 1984. I don't know the names of the children but two look like members of the Johnstone/Magee families.

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Post by: St.Anthony on June 05, 2013, 07:16:04 PM
The P1-3 classes went to Crawfordsburn Country Park for their summer trip. This photo dates from around 1984. I don't know the names of the children but two look like members of the Johnstone/Magee families.

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Agnes Mary on the right
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Post by: maria1970 on June 28, 2013, 02:43:00 AM
i would love to here form.them but i dont rember  :(
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Post by: Mitcher on June 29, 2013, 09:25:18 AM
Terry Mc Cafferty from Francis Street got buried yesterday
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Post by: boxer1949 on June 29, 2013, 10:23:17 AM
(http://i44.tinypic.com/e7huz7.jpg) RIP TERRY
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Post by: peter garland on July 06, 2013, 01:28:52 PM
to jhonnymac has anybody got any photos of the clark girls from Letitia street.there was Teresa  rosie and caroline,would have went to the school in the late forties into the fifties their cousin in oz has asked
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Post by: boxer1949 on July 06, 2013, 02:54:02 PM
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,34216.0.html TRY HERE PETER
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Post by: boxer1949 on July 06, 2013, 03:34:51 PM
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,34216.msg807318.html#msg807318
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Post by: johnnymac on July 06, 2013, 07:28:01 PM
Peter, the photos that I have put on this site all date from 1974 to 1985. There is a photo here from around 1947 which features pupils from the girl's school. I don't recall any families with that name during the period when I was there.

BTW are you related to my late uncle Peter Garland who hailed from Whiterock Gardens?
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Post by: peter garland on July 09, 2013, 01:58:16 PM
yes jonnymac I am your cousin your uncle johns son I used to see you in the gardens in the 1950s
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Post by: johnnymac on July 09, 2013, 04:36:53 PM
Peter, it's a pity you didn't get to meet my mum who had so many stories of the Whiterock area and its many characters during the war years. I was a regular visitor to our grandparents house in the 1950's and early 1960's. Our uncle Brendan has a great knowledge of local and family history. When I asked him what he was doing on 23rd February, 1959, he couldn't remember. He was my sponsor on that day for Confirmation. 
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Post by: chink on July 09, 2013, 04:39:25 PM
brendans daughter marie was my friend have not seen her in years  i wonder how she is keeping
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Post by: johnnymac on July 09, 2013, 06:49:25 PM
Earlier this year I met her at Jim Garland's funeral in St Teresa's Church. I hadn't seen her since she was a child. 
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Post by: peter garland on July 09, 2013, 08:13:57 PM
johnnymac I knew your mother and father very well,manys a pint I had with rabbie  I lived in beechmount then in a street called dairy street.i was at jimmys funeral along with erhel and uncle brendan
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Post by: johnnymac on July 09, 2013, 08:55:54 PM
I didn't realise that you had met my parents. Mum always had great stories to tell about the blitz in 1941. She and one of her sisters once sheltered in Naoise O'Haughan's cave (reputedly) on the Black Mountain with many Whiterock people sleeping rough nearby. But, this is the wrong thread for discussing these things. Sorry, people!
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Post by: peter garland on July 10, 2013, 11:00:29 AM
johnnymac if you are on facebook I put on photos of your mum when she was a young girl and one of your dad along with uncle billy and barney
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Post by: johnnymac on July 10, 2013, 01:24:32 PM
Thanks Peter. I'm not on Facebook but I will find a way round that.
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Post by: bern on July 10, 2013, 11:25:27 PM
Was wondering if anyone had any other information on Jean Auld??
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Post by: bern on July 10, 2013, 11:35:26 PM
belfastlass, you  mentioned the mc canns from francis street
was there a thomas or john
 
  bernie
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Post by: katiramaria on August 19, 2013, 01:38:50 AM
Hello I am looking for information on the mc cafferty family who lived in Francis street in the Smithfield area.
My grandfather is terry mc cafferty who sadly passed away in June . I have been trying to put together a family tree I know that his father was called Patrick mc cafferty and that is All the information that i have about him. If anyone else has any information it would be greatly appreciated.
 If anyone also has information on Mary his wife's parents it would be appreciated.

Many thanks
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Post by: belfastlass on August 27, 2013, 03:10:24 PM

hi, would you have any more information on Jean Auld?  im trying to find some record of where she sang, maybe some old pictures.  Would you know what year she attended St anthonys???

thanks for any help

belfastlass

We lived in Francis St around 1940 until we moved to Andersonstown about 1950
anyone remember the Mc Cleaves,Duffys,Mc Canns the Aulds ,Downeys Big Nelly, mcCaffertys
Burns
Everybody went to St Anthony's School Jean Auld went on to sing in the Fiesta and oneof the mc Cafferty's
done himself proud in boxing
The masters were O'Brian O'Shea Mc Carthy Mc Fadden and Miss O'Doherty
Mc Carthy was a bit of a bully and liked nothing better than a excuse to get out the strap
one day it got a bit much for Mr O Shea who then fought with Mc Carthy until the head O'Brian stopped it
Mc Carthy finally got dismissed 
tO this day I really believe that if had been allowed to continue he would have caused serious injury's
to some of us   
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Post by: johnnymac on March 17, 2015, 07:12:47 AM
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Patricia Kerr (centre) with her US host family in Hyannis, Cape Cod in the summer of 1979.
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Post by: Emmanuel.campbell on December 20, 2015, 02:16:06 PM
does any one know what became of Mrs McAlindin???? I know she taught in St Teresa's on the Glen Road Belfast after she left St Anthonys :(
Emmanuel Campbell of Upper Library Street
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Post by: boxer1949 on December 20, 2015, 03:18:52 PM
does any one know what became of Mrs McAlindin? ??? I know she taught in St Teresa's on the Glen Road Belfast after she left St Anthonys :(
Emmanuel Campbell of Upper Library Street
She died last year
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Post by: Emmanuel.campbell on December 20, 2015, 05:25:52 PM
Thanks Boxer for your prompt response, sorry to hear that, you would't happen to know where she is buried would you??
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Post by: johnnymac on December 20, 2015, 09:27:52 PM
Emmanuel, I attended Miss McAlinden's funeral at St Mary's On the Hill. Former principals of St Anthony's Daniel Eugene Magill and Leo Collins were there. Maureen McDonnell, a former teacher at the school, was also there.

Miss McAlinden's family came from Portadown and it is in a family plot there that she was interred.

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Post by: Emmanuel.campbell on December 21, 2015, 08:29:44 PM
Hi Johnnymac Thanks a million for the quick reply it is much appreciated.
Emmanuel
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Post by: Tissa on January 20, 2016, 01:11:01 PM


My mother Martha Brady and her sister Peggy from Carrickhill went to St Anthony's. They were born 1928 and 1930 so should be in records from mid 1930s to mid 1940s. My mother talked about being taught by two sisters who were teachers during her time there. Any info or photos from this era would be appreciated.

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Post by: johnnymac on January 20, 2016, 07:59:02 PM
You must mean the legendary McDermott sisters. I have supplied photos covering life at the school between 1974-1985 and I, too, would love to see photos from an earlier time.
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Post by: ourjoe on January 20, 2016, 08:56:05 PM
Tissa

have you any more photo of Martha and peggy  even aunt Teresa and uncle Patrick     ourjoe    great nephew joe flanagan of Teresa and uncle Patrick


My mother Martha Brady and her sister Peggy from Carrickhill went to St Anthony's. They were born 1928 and 1930 so should be in records from mid 1930s to mid 1940s. My mother talked about being taught by two sisters who were teachers during her time there. Any info or photos from this era would be appreciated.
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Post by: Tissa on January 20, 2016, 09:33:41 PM
Hi ourjoe
I will take a look for you. I'm looking for old photos of them as well. Early photos are scarce as they had a house fire and things like old photos were destroyed.
Tissa
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Post by: ourjoe on January 20, 2016, 09:43:10 PM
Thank Tissa

I have some photos of them half of them I was sent  two of peggy  one of her. and her  mum at the window Peggy was sick in it Carrick hill place and one of Peggy standing for someone can't remember the other girls  name     regards  joe
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Post by: ourjoe on January 20, 2016, 09:49:07 PM
Tissa
PM your email address and I will send you the photos that I've got  you mite have these photo but you never know     joe
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Post by: eileensingh on November 26, 2016, 11:34:58 PM
Who was the guy jonny asking about Eileen begley ?
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Post by: rose marie brown on February 20, 2017, 04:37:34 PM
Hi all St. Anthony people, millfield . My family names who went there.  Cecilia mc fall, 100 years ago.  My granny, Rose Ann Davey, same about 100 years ago. My mammy, Maureen Austin about 80 years ago. My aunties, Iris, rosaleen, Geraldine, Olivia, Magdalene and Deirdre, also uncles Jackie, al, Brendan. All Austins.
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Post by: rose marie brown on February 20, 2017, 04:42:32 PM
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Post by: johnnymac on November 25, 2018, 11:03:05 PM
Anyone from Carrick Hill who is in contact with the former Patricia Kerr please let her know that Joan Twomey whom she stayed with on Cape Cod in the late 70's and early 80's has died at the age of 82.