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Pennywhistle

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« Reply #3855 on: February 05, 2010, 11:41:07 PM »
Master McGrath Dog Food..... I bet you have a lot of people who had eaten an "Indian" in that joint scratching their heads now  :D
 
A liitle off topic I know, but do you remember some of the first restuarants that stayed open late in Belfast ?
 
The ones that I recall are the Moka in North Street, the Venice Cafe at Carlisle Circus, it was a famous "pit stop" for showbands, Kens Cafe at the Bridge end, lets face it Belfast was not geared up for late night dining in those days lolll
 
And finally if you needed petrol late at night it was like looking for water in the sahara desert =)))
 
The only two filling stations that remained open all night in those days were Harry Fergusons in Authur Street and another filling station in Oxford Street , just about where the Waterfront Hall is built.
And it was strictly petrol only, there were no shops attached to garages in those days, gosh when you think back, between those famous "Belfast Sundays" where everything was closed and the severe lack of late night services we were far behind the times in Belfast.

 :comando: The " Corsica" address,with my animal cunning instinct having  kicked in ,begs caution!! I sure don't want a horse's head on my pillow in the morning!! ;)
 
"Ulster Canadian" has already taken me out by the root for wandering off "thread" but his heart is,I assure you,in the right place!
 
Corsica!! How come? Were you in the "Legion?" My wee lad,"Our wee Willie", was for ages threatening us with joining the "Legion". Whatever! Your post has opened a new avenue,as  recently,I have become aware,that Australia and Canada ,were,in the main,the places of choice for the ex-pats.
Send a PM,if you so desire and who knows!!??
 
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Pennywhistle

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« Reply #3856 on: February 05, 2010, 11:48:36 PM »

I don't think you should worry about it too much....certain words are banned and will automatically come up as censored.If you cross the line,they will let you know! ;)

Thanks,"Carbolicsoap"
 
Three 12 hour night shifts have taken their toll and it is (about ) ZZZZZ TIME!!!!!
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« Reply #3857 on: February 06, 2010, 01:04:53 AM »
Hi Rangerover and a big Sandy Row Welcome to you,

sorry I haven't been on much in the last few days so I had to catch up on what I had missed.

Yes, I knew Matthew Stobie, really well, I wrote about him one time before. He was a gentleman and he treated our family to a lot of leftover pastries and cakes from Isabeal's. I know this restaurant did a fantastic trade due to Matthew but he really was a good man.

I remember the chippy but I can't remember Matthew being there, I may have been to young then. You know I can't for the life of me remember a Molly living in Norwood St. but I do remember a Madgie Mason working in the chippy. Her parents lived a few doors down from the chippy and she chummed about with my older sister.

Great to see all the pics. and to hear all the different stories. I would love to know if Niblock's sp. in Hunter St. was a money lender.? I remember collecting my Uncle's pay on a Friday night as he was really bad with Asthma and then he would give me some money to take to Hunter St. just curious. :D   

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« Reply #3858 on: February 06, 2010, 01:57:53 AM »
hi rangerover
as it was 50 yearsago had to get the old grey matter working it was used for cleaning printing type

my first job was to  put the  power in looked like a snowman  with powder all over me i was set up by fat burns as we called him
it was burnsey who got me the job   they also made their own glue  that was my job boiling up cows feet and horses hoofs
oboy the smell i stink for hours 
burnsey was a great bloke to work with as were the rest of them one big happy family at clealands diden matter  if you were
a mick or a prod every one got on 

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« Reply #3859 on: February 06, 2010, 02:04:44 AM »
Rangerover, regarding the old Sandy Row street signs, my uncle here in Canada who had a bar in his basement as was popular in the 70's/80's over here, inquired about buying the "Clementine Street" sign to display as he was born and grew up in that Street and was told he could have it but when a cousin of mine went to collect it for him and had it weighed for shipping he decided it was too expensive :scratch_ones_head: The signs were made of lead !  My cousin then phoned the Ulster Folk Museum who jumped at the chance of owning it. So yes it was possible to buy them at the time but I too wonder just how many did. What a wonderful piece of old Sandy Row to own !!
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« Reply #3860 on: February 06, 2010, 02:48:48 AM »
hi  Kathleen2/rangerover
my mum/dad were over in Belfast when they knocked down the block between beggs and Mayne streets dad found beggs sign
brought it back aust.with them one of my brothers has the sign on the front of his house i remember they had to pay excess baggage because of the weight of it dad allways it was worth every penny 

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« Reply #3861 on: February 06, 2010, 03:02:48 AM »
I've often thought it was a great pity that my Uncle decided against shipping it over to Canada. But I suppose ' Clementine Street ' being such a long name it would have cost a quare bit back then.
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« Reply #3862 on: February 06, 2010, 05:32:30 AM »


reading the Belfast telegraph  Friday 5th feb on line  was surprised at the above photo st johns lol 702 my old lodge in sandy row brought  back      memories   

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« Reply #3863 on: February 06, 2010, 10:37:17 AM »
Strange how the Lodges are numbered 702 Sandy Row. 701 Aberdeen.

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« Reply #3864 on: February 06, 2010, 11:12:34 AM »
Kathleen2 try Lavery at least you will have a 50/50 chance of it being right

 :hi: Good morning "HARRY DUNN".
As promised I have had a wee trawl through the phone book and have established communication with the"baby of The Rutherford's" my much younger cousin "Mervyn".
 
I have learned that Young Ernie remains in regular contact with his brother.
Can't promise anything (it was his wife I spoke to) but with your permission,would be very pleased to pass on your E-Mail address.
 
I will be off-line for a bit today and will catch up later.
 
Billy.
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« Reply #3865 on: February 06, 2010, 11:30:31 AM »
Hi Rangerover and a big Sandy Row Welcome to you,

sorry I haven't been on much in the last few days so I had to catch up on what I had missed.

Yes, I knew Matthew Stobie, really well, I wrote about him one time before. He was a gentleman and he treated our family to a lot of leftover pastries and cakes from Isabeal's. I know this restaurant did a fantastic trade due to Matthew but he really was a good man.

I remember the chippy but I can't remember Matthew being there, I may have been to young then. You know I can't for the life of me remember a Molly living in Norwood St. but I do remember a Madgie Mason working in the chippy. Her parents lived a few doors down from the chippy and she chummed about with my older sister.

Great to see all the pics. and to hear all the different stories. I would love to know if Niblock's sp. in Hunter St. was a money lender.? I remember collecting my Uncle's pay on a Friday night as he was really bad with Asthma and then he would give me some money to take to Hunter St. just curious. :D


 :smile:  Morning "VAL"
 
I am nearly sure that I spotted a pic., on one of the photo sharing sites, of
"The A & F Corner" .I will have a search  when I get a wee bit of time.
With reference to a moneylender in Hunter Street,go a few pages back to where on of our chums kindly uploaded pages from the street directory.Take a wee stroll up to No.80.
In all fairness no ones arm was twisted and I am sure many folk got out of "a hole" by borrowing a bob or two.There was always "The Pawn"!!
In fairness the family referred to were very kind to me and I can still remember "Old Granda Gore" standing at his door step.
 
Young Richard Gore had the best mop of curly hair I had ever seen and his father,who must have been an Officer in the Merchant Navy,caused quite a stir who he dandered up our  street!
 
 
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« Reply #3866 on: February 06, 2010, 11:38:51 AM »
Have been really enjoying all the recent fotos you folk have been putting on the site so I thought I'd check thru mine and have found a couple of bands going down Sandy Row in 1978. They were taken by my sister when she was over there for a visit. not sure which bands they are but I'm sure you folks'll be able to put a name to 'em!

and here's the other one:

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« Reply #3867 on: February 06, 2010, 03:05:25 PM »
This Indian restaurant....I was talking to a lady the other day and she mentioned this.I think she said it was called The Taj Mahal....does that name ring any bells?
:hi: "Carbolicsoap" It  sure was..the good old " TAJ MAHAL "  LOL!
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« Reply #3868 on: February 06, 2010, 03:38:09 PM »

 :smile:  Morning "VAL"
 
I am nearly sure that I spotted a pic., on one of the photo sharing sites, of
"The A & F Corner" .I will have a search  when I get a wee bit of time.
With reference to a moneylender in Hunter Street,go a few pages back to where on of our chums kindly uploaded pages from the street directory.Take a wee stroll up to No.80.
In all fairness no ones arm was twisted and I am sure many folk got out of "a hole" by borrowing a bob or two.There was always "The Pawn"!!
In fairness the family referred to were very kind to me and I can still remember "Old Granda Gore" standing at his door step.
 
Young Richard Gore had the best mop of curly hair I had ever seen and his father,who must have been an Officer in the Merchant Navy,caused quite a stir who he dandered up our  street!

Thanks PW,

I had another thought, maybe they ran one of the wee clubs, and then you could buy clothes etc with the cheques.

You are a mine of information and it is great to hear all these stories etc. keep them coming.

Val  ;)   

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« Reply #3869 on: February 06, 2010, 04:43:03 PM »
Pennywhistle, Thank you for your reply, your memory is very good my wife's grandmother who lived at 54 Hunter Street was Bella Bruce, she lost her husband James Bruce in the 1st world war and had a son called sandy (my wife's father). She later married a man called Niblock and had Emma and Betty to him (both still living), will show my wife your reply in the morning.  Addison.
Hi Addison, would you ask your wife to ask emma and betty niblock if they know if these people are related to their niblocks.
 
Alexander Niblock father alexander
married
Susan E Dalzell January 1921
Thanks lizzie
 
ps I am also looking for a Ronnie or Roy Armstrong who was brought up around the row, he will be late 60s now he had a brother called mervyn, i think he might live donegal rd now im trying to find out, he is my papas full cousin would like to find him.