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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #3465 on: January 18, 2010, 04:23:55 PM »
Sox ... I was so happy to see that picture ... 1945 ... you weren't there ... it was the year I left school ... I think I recognize some of the people but not sure ... I'm goin' to same the picture and have it copied for our kids.   I remember that old arch and those poles in the barrels etc. ... outside Armstrong's it used to be.   Memories!
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« Reply #3466 on: January 18, 2010, 07:41:38 PM »
Thanks for the photo bout the wee row and especially Eureka Street, i was born in Eureka St in 1944 and i remember playing in the air raid shelters in your photos.
They were just outside the Bloomers house. Photos are Magic.... memories keep them coming


I was looking at that picture and was a bit confused.I thought they had built the arch in the back entry :D .I seen the walls and had mistaken them for back yards.I had no idea that the streets off the Donegall Road had air raid shelters.

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« Reply #3467 on: January 18, 2010, 08:10:21 PM »
There were no back entries in Eureka St/Hunter St/ Matilda St. ... we were a pretty close knit community ... almost back to back ... cats enjoyed strolling along the back yard between houses ... if they could enjoy the broken glass some people embedded in cement.
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #3468 on: January 18, 2010, 08:20:54 PM »
Somebody mentioned the Hunter St arch (maybe Val) has nobody got a photo of it. I can remember being there in the 50s and at lot of Scotchies were left stranded because the seamen called a lightning strike. We asked a few Scots people if they wanted 'put up'but they were all getting looked after by the people from around Sandy Row. So once again the hospitality of the Row was to the fore. :smile:   :good:

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #3469 on: January 18, 2010, 10:18:12 PM »
 :hi: Debut post on Belfast forum!
Found this super site during a long lonely 12 hour night shift about last October and have somehow  been able to read the many posts.My own home P.C.,which was always on "the blink" ,has had an overhaul and now,newly restored to its full vigour,prevents me further viewing;hence my "sign up to the Forum.
 
The question now is,in the words of "The Clash's" punk iconic tune,"Should I stay or should I go?" ,'cause it sure looks addictive!!
 
Is it to be like my first tentative dipping of the toe into the shallow end of the Ormeau Baths "swimmers",a big bellyflop in at the 5 foot mark,or a gracefull swallow dive with a half pike in off the top springboard?
 
Bellyflop it is then and a true confession from the word go!
Whilst perusing the many posts and having a quare giggle at the "Jokes and funnies",one post nearly took my eye out and that was one from a hero member,the good lady being "Kathleen2".The defining clue of course,was the recognition of her Grandfathers surname,references to Clementine Street,Patricia Clulow (she was the vice Form Captain at Kelvin,I was Form Captain) mention of wee John Hinton's shop and of course Blythe Street.My Granda lived in number 73,the last house before the "spare ground" as he called it, it having be bombed during the Blitz in WW11.
 
if I stick with the Forum and master Windows XP,I will try to improve my fledgling profile with an uploaded picture of me from that long ago era,which might jog your memory to  the time we played "wee houses" and explain my profile of
"Pennywhistle".
 
For goodness sake,please don't worry that I will be dropping in to your house anytime soon!In my case the apple didn't fall too far from the tree as I live within 5 miles of my place of birth in Malone Place Maternity Hospital,way back in 1951 and in any event I got homesick on Sunday school trips! (Primitive Street ).
Yep,a Methodist!
 
 
 
" Kitchen house reared and still,rough as Purdy Oaten ".

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #3470 on: January 18, 2010, 10:23:17 PM »
Rab,

the Hunter St Arch was the best for the music, that is were I learned to jive. They played all great music and they also had some of the neighbours keeping watch that no trouble broke out.
Fond memories of that street.

Val  ;)

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #3471 on: January 18, 2010, 10:41:07 PM »
Doesn't seem that long ago but nearly 20 years have passed since this was taken  :swoon:
 
July 1990
 

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« Reply #3472 on: January 18, 2010, 11:16:22 PM »
Welcome Pennywhistle,

I hope our Kathleen reads this as you have whetted our appetite. I too came from Sandy Row but the other side closer to Gt. Victoria St.(Norwood St) and I too went to Linfield and then Kelvin.

I hope you stay and keep posting as we have a Sandy Row thread and there are some great pictures on there.

take care. .Val  ;)

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« Reply #3473 on: January 18, 2010, 11:59:04 PM »
 :smile: Holy smoke!A reply and so soon!Thank you!
My debut post is of course a bit of a fraud,it was in fact the MK11 effort.I reckon
I took too long and the post was "timed out".I sure hope "Kathleen2" is not alarmed or indeed offended by the post and perhaps I had better declare my hand to my own wee wifey (that's what she calls herself) and believe it or not ,she is a Kathleen as well!
 
Doubtless she will put it down to my latest craze,the previous one being an expensive and futile "go" at the bagpipes.
 
It is really nice to become aware that expats and wee chums are doing so well in
their adopted country.The nearest I got to Canada was my Social Studies teacher,Mr.Cummings,(Weasel) waxing about Alberta,Manitoba and Sasachewan (I'll lay odds that is not spelt correctly!) and going on about the Great Lakes.
My Da's older brother,Bobby,had gone to Canada as a young man,but returned to the "oul sod, tuppence none the richer".On a Friday night he would call to our house in Hunter Street with a brace or two of Guinness and chain smoke his way through a 20 pack of Player's Navy Cut.It was well worth enduring the fog of smoke 'cause we were well primed for his well practised rendition of "When it's Springtime in the Rockies".That was his que to "go forth" and he inevitably tossed me and my wee bro. a halfcrown and it was away like hares down the few doors to Maisie Moore's shop before she closed ,for a packet of Pierre crisps and a cider lolly .We would have gone to wee Sammy Robinson's shop but he had no fridge!(neither did we!!)Thanks again for your kind reply! :smile:
" Kitchen house reared and still,rough as Purdy Oaten ".

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« Reply #3474 on: January 19, 2010, 12:11:41 AM »
You are very welcome and I sent Kathleen a PM just to make her aware of the post in case she missed it. She is always asking about friends and school chums so I am sure she will be thrilled.
We are usually a very friendly bunch on here and the friends we have all made and made contact with old friends,  is fantastic.
I remember Cummings, I had Mr. Galashan, there are some pictures of Linfield/ Kelvin School on Friends Reunited.
Old Da Leonard, big Monty, McNeilly and Ma Minnis in them.

Val

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #3475 on: January 19, 2010, 12:26:49 AM »
 :smile: Only Mr.Montgomery has any relevance to me and invokes a nightmare!
For the life of me I never understood the reasoning for Pythagora's Theorem,let alone sines,cosines and tangents.Perhaps they thought we were all destined for the drawing office in Harland and Wolff! I deliberately left my maths. book out of my haversack and told him I had forgotten my homework,the truth being I hadn't done it,but I reckon he had heard that one before.He took hold of my "sideboard/lock" and pulled me out of the seat.Unfortunately,I had a near ready boil embedded there and it went off like a volcano!He was welled shocked ad told me to get out (of the class).Since he didn't exactly state where he intended me to go,I legged it home!Not quite the result I had intended but happy days!
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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #3476 on: January 19, 2010, 01:00:00 AM »
:hi: Debut post on Belfast forum!
Found this super site during a long lonely 12 hour night shift about last October and have somehow  been able to read the many posts.My own home P.C.,which was always on "the blink" ,has had an overhaul and now,newly restored to its full vigour,prevents me further viewing;hence my "sign up to the Forum.
 
The question now is,in the words of "The Clash's" punk iconic tune,"Should I stay or should I go?" ,'cause it sure looks addictive!!
 
Is it to be like my first tentative dipping of the toe into the shallow end of the Ormeau Baths "swimmers",a big bellyflop in at the 5 foot mark,or a gracefull swallow dive with a half pike in off the top springboard?
 
Bellyflop it is then and a true confession from the word go!
Whilst perusing the many posts and having a quare giggle at the "Jokes and funnies",one post nearly took my eye out and that was one from a hero member,the good lady being "Kathleen2".The defining clue of course,was the recognition of her Grandfathers surname,references to Clementine Street,Patricia Clulow (she was the vice Form Captain at Kelvin,I was Form Captain) mention of wee John Hinton's shop and of course Blythe Street.My Granda lived in number 73,the last house before the "spare ground" as he called it, it having be bombed during the Blitz in WW11.
 
if I stick with the Forum and master Windows XP,I will try to improve my fledgling profile with an uploaded picture of me from that long ago era,which might jog your memory to  the time we played "wee houses" and explain my profile of
"Pennywhistle".
 
For goodness sake,please don't worry that I will be dropping in to your house anytime soon!In my case the apple didn't fall too far from the tree as I live within 5 miles of my place of birth in Malone Place Maternity Hospital,way back in 1951 and in any event I got homesick on Sunday school trips! (Primitive Street ).
Yep,a Methodist!
 
 
 

Hi Pennywhistle. Well you have certianly got my attention and I am intrigued by the clues you have left as to your idenity. Wrecking my brain here trying to think of who you could possibly be :scratch_ones_head:  You have got to tell me and put me out of my misery :D  Waiting with baited breath for your reply !!
 
Welcome to the forum by the way and yes it is addicting but in the best possible way.
 
Thanks for the PM about this Val as otherwise I might have missed this post completely.
" Tell them for their tomorrow, we gave our today"
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In memory of my grandfather, James McGimpsey. 9th Royal Scots.

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #3477 on: January 19, 2010, 01:41:55 AM »
OK so I have been thinking about this and I've come up with a few names that I remember;
 
Edgar Spence, also from Clementine Street. I used to go to his house on quite a regular bais at one time and his mother used to bake us lovely treats to eat while we watched TV. Don't know if this would qualify as playing " wee house" though.
 
Lesley Geddis from Blythe Street. Lived next door to us at number 63 but maybe that was his grandparents and he was just visiting.
 
John Lyons from Charles Street South. We used to walk home from school together on ocassion. Always remember him as being so very nice and kind. Blonde hair.
 
Billy King. Dark hair. Lived at the bottom end of Brittainic St I think.
 
Danny Cherry from Clementine St but don't think you are him as he was a few years older than me.
 
I didn't know many boys as you can see from this list :D  I'm kind of surprised I made any kind of impression  at that young age so I'm flattered that I'm being remembered at all.
 
" Tell them for their tomorrow, we gave our today"
A World War 1 soldier.

In memory of my grandfather, James McGimpsey. 9th Royal Scots.

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Re: Sandy Row
« Reply #3478 on: January 19, 2010, 03:14:40 AM »


anyone remember this issued date 18-10-1945

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« Reply #3479 on: January 19, 2010, 03:34:10 AM »


linfield early 50s my sister in law cath Faulkner seated first from left
 
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