Author Topic: Ballysillan Crescent  (Read 2032 times)

debisioux

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Ballysillan Crescent
« on: June 17, 2007, 07:21:54 PM »
Anyone here from around there ? My dad's family lived there and moved out to Antrim about the early 70's . There was a Mrs. McClintock there who used to do wedding dress alterations etc. My dad will be 62 this year.

Christopher

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2007, 10:23:01 PM »
1960 Directory of Belfast and NI

Ballysillan Crescent BT14
At 17, Ballysillan Park
Shankill N. Belfast (UK)
Shankill (NI)

#1. Gerald E. Guthrie, fitter
#3. T. G. Payne, driver
#5. Thomas Gilmore
#7. Alexander Bell, plater's helper
Vacant ground
11. James Creighton, labourer
13. Joseph Moore, labourer
15. Alexander Noble, radio engineer
17. Albert E. Totton, bus driver
19. Alexander Cameron, bus conductor
21. W. Anderson, traveller
23. John Plumber, civil servant
25. William Murray, lorry driver
27. Albert E. Baxter, labourer
29. James Price, commissionaire
31. James S. McNickle, joiner
33. Herbert Martin, joiner
35. James Gilliland, bus driver
37. William Downey, labourer

#2. James Green, inspector
#4. John Greer, inspector
#6. C. J. Hoff, coppersmith's helper
#8. James Dunn, machinist
10. Occupied
12. Oscar Hamilton, labourer
14. John Cross, linesman
16. David Martin, labourer
18. James Wightman, labourer
20. Hugh Kernaghan, window cleaner
22. William Bryans, labourer
24. Cecil Monaghan, ironturner
26. Hugh Kielty, foreman
28. Samuel McAlister, rigger
30. William John Ringland, labourer
32. Joseph Greenlees, labourer
34. David D. Baker, machinist
36. James Forgie, welder
38. Frederick S. Thompson, fitter
40. George Fleming, fitter
42. William Newell, electrical welder

debisioux

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2007, 10:50:07 PM »
OMG. There's me grandad at no 17. Didn't realise he was a bus driver. I learn something new every day. Cheers Christopher.

rattler101

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007, 12:06:22 PM »
 ;D My ould fella was a tram then a trolley bus driver until about 1968. S o something in common ???

sammy toaster

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 10:31:40 PM »
 i knew totton,s from the boys model school,  also the platers helper ws well known.

debisioux

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 09:28:14 AM »
Which Tottons did you know Sammy ?

debisioux

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 11:38:02 AM »
Hey rattler nice one. I wish my grandad was still alive , but he's gone 12 years now.  :(

sammy toaster

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 08:52:29 PM »
Which Tottons did you know Sammy ?
ca,nt remember, did,nt go to that school, just deliverd papers around there, probably was chased by them. :)

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2008, 01:54:17 PM »
Hi I live in Ballysillan Crescent (31).  I vaugely remember the Tottens. Just to let you know Mrs McClintock is still alive.  She will be 88 this year.

debisioux

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2008, 02:26:08 PM »
Hey Snookums, thanks for that. Mrs McClintock altered my wedding dress when I got married back in '92. I must tell my Gran she's still alive. The family moved to Antrim , then to Lower Ballinderry. Grandad died and then Gran went to live in Scotland to be nearer to my aunt Mavis.
My dad's brother Norman is in England, Ray is in Belgium now and Dad ( Eric) is now living in Spain.

I'm left here all alone  :( , no family round me any more.

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Re: Ballysillan Crescent
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2016, 10:20:20 PM »
Hi Guys,

Sadly Mrs McClintock has passed away. I cant remember if it was earlier this year or last year. I grew up in the Crescent and lived at number 17.