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kevben

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the Half Bap
« on: February 24, 2011, 12:18:35 PM »
Although I,am not from the Half Bap myself,Iam sure some members on the forum are, or have  memories of the area itself,and maybe some old photos.

apalachie

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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 04:57:38 PM »
OK Kevben, you nor I are from the half bap but I bet you remember Aul Tommy Hannon who lived around the corner from your mother -in- laws old house, did you know he had a shop in Edward St for many years?
I have the video that was made of the Half Bap and I,m almost certain I have a copy of the wee book about it published by Rushlight a few years back, if I come across it I will Post some of the pic,s in it.
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kevben

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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 07:19:18 PM »
i remember tommy well,his son michael passed away recently,apalachie that would be great if you could post some photos.

apalachie

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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 12:31:12 PM »
i remember tommy well,his son michael passed away recently,apalachie that would be great if you could post some photos.
I will kev if I get the time, I,ve just started a new job and I,m up at 5-30am every morning. Yes I knew Big Micky well(rip) he was my neighbour for a lot of years and was a year below me in school, he died on Christmas day, sad.
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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 06:47:33 PM »
frank carson came from the half bap, i watched a program one time i was back in belfast, and he was doing a program on it, very interesting, he actually broke down when he was recalling his early school days.
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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 07:11:00 PM »
frank carson came from the half bap, i watched a program one time i was back in belfast, and he was doing a program on it, very interesting, he actually broke down when he was recalling his early school days.

I break down when I re-call some of his early 'jokes'  ;) s'away he tells'um... :D
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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 11:55:27 PM »
The half bap was an area of Belfast located in the lower Donegal St, York St. district, centered around Little Patrict St,Edward St, & surounding streets,also known later as little Italy
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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 01:47:34 AM »
I was born and raised in the Half Bap. A great area and Thomas Hannon was a great guy. I used to get the auld fegs on tick from him. A lot of good memories and neighbours from that area. Hope to hear grom some of them.

doare.

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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 08:34:20 AM »
i worked in easons retail shop in 1956, it was beside the half bap area. got to know it fairly well. very old part of town.
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sean d

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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 09:49:28 AM »
i worked in easons retail shop in 1956, it was beside the half bap area. got to know it fairly well. very old part of town.
   doare you must have been 12 or 13 in 1956. ? How many jobs had you ? ;)
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apalachie

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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 03:45:07 PM »
Aye and he only parked his caravan in Coates Street :D
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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 12:15:16 AM »
I am not an expert on this not coming from the Half Bap, but was the half Bap not in and around Edward St, Exchange St.  Little Patrick St would have been located in Little Italy. Little Corporation St would have formed the bulk of families of Italian extract from which that area gets its name.
As I say might be wrong on this any Half Bappers out there can say where the Half Bap actually was.
 
 
 
 
The half bap was an area of Belfast located in the lower Donegal St, York St. district, centered around Little Patrict St,Edward St, & surounding streets,also known later as little Italy
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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 12:37:52 AM »
Dickie
 
You are correct.

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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 05:46:07 PM »
Dickie
 
You are correct.
Yep agree with both ....Exchange St I suppose was the better known of the two....anyone remember the Gibney's?

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Re: the Half Bap
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011, 05:47:37 PM »
I think Frank Carson was actually from Corporation St.  :scratch_ones_head: :scratch_ones_head: