McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#31 Post by Brian » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:30 pm

Mum says that Miss McLoughlin lodged beside them with Miss Steenson (Mrs Borhill) in 31 Church street (Now Boyle's casino/bingo hall)
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Reason: Added correct spelling of surname

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Re: Another few

#32 Post by northbrook » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:33 am

Brian wrote:







This was taken in the back garden of 33 Church Street, and I don't have all the names, but I do have:
Back row L-R Charlie McCabe (postman and my great grandfather) Joe McCabe (grandfather) - unknown -
Front row L-R Billy McCabe (great Uncle) - unknown - Freddie McCabe (great uncle)
Brian, been reviewing these posts as they reappear, it`s surprising what you miss first time around...............

The unknown person in the backrow, right of picture is the late Charlie Davis, a market gardener himself, probably learned his skills from your great grandfather.................................................

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#33 Post by Pauline Reardon » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:12 pm

Thanks Brian and my regards to your mother.

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#34 Post by Brian » Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:08 pm

Thanks for the name Northbrook, I added it to the picture. Pauline, mum told me that once they went to visit Miss McLoughlin in Limavady (where she moved to when she left the point) after being invited over for tea. She tells me that she was a completely different person, and they had a pleasant visit complete with the best china on view :D

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#35 Post by Pauline Reardon » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:14 pm

Pleasant????? My knuckles are still cringing - I was left handed till she got at me with a ruler and now I'm right handed. Funny how your head doesn't always adjust though. I can't play golf with my husband because I have a natural left handed grip and a right handed stance (you'll only understand that if you play golf). He say 'Lucky Break'!! The other teacher I remember (apart from Victor Creanor) was Yolande Weir. Wonder where she went. Wonder if anyone remembers the day VC caned the whole class except for his son - he said that he had taught the whole class some mathematical process but funny his son was the only one who could do it. He lined us all up boys down one side of the class and girls down the other and proceeded to WHACK.

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#36 Post by Liz » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:57 pm

Yolande Weir is still living outside Newry, I have seen her in Newry on a few occasions but never got a chance to speak to her as she was in her car each time. She doesn't look a whole lot different than she did back then. I really liked her, she was a good teacher...

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#37 Post by mcelaura » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:00 pm

Pauline Reardon wrote:Pleasant????? My knuckles are still cringing - I was left handed till
she got at me with a ruler and now I'm right handed.
Coincidental that Pauline remembers her teacher for this. Brian's mother remembers that the
teacher lodged with Miss Steenson, next door. My mother went to learn to play the piano
with Miss Steenson and I never forget her complaining that Miss Steenson beat the knuckles
of her. The two ladies obviously had a thing about knuckles!!

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#38 Post by Brian » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:30 pm

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a family day out.

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Re: Another few

#39 Post by Brian » Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:43 pm

Brian, been reviewing these posts as they reappear, it`s surprising what you miss first time around...............

The unknown person in the backrow, right of picture is the late Charlie Davis, a market gardener himself, probably learned his skills from your great grandfather.................................................

erm... My mother having studied the picture in greater detail, tells me that the person in question is actually my great uncle (and grandmothers brother) Achie Cole :D

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#40 Post by GREENGRASS » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:31 pm

Brain that was a lovely piece of your family history and of course the shop. The photos were superb. Thanks for putting them up. You were such a wee cutie in your younger days. Nearly like me???

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#41 Post by victor » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:35 pm

Just found my way into the family photos! Victor here! Lost a lot of hair since those photos were taken!
dukestreet wrote:Brian where is Victor McCabe, I having seen that guy in over 40 years. He must be around the 60 mark.

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#42 Post by Brian » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:15 pm

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Afternoon tea in Church Street - and I can assure you there was not a shop bought item on those plates :D

We are not sure of the occasion, may have been a birthday tea, boxing day or something like that.

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#43 Post by Liz » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:32 pm

Alyn and Annie Thomas on left of picture......

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#44 Post by Brian » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:59 pm

Liz wrote:Alyn and Annie Thomas on left of picture......
Not quite, that's Meta Wilson :D

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#45 Post by northbrook » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:49 pm

And Nellie and your G.mother ...............................

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#46 Post by Brian » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:23 pm

Correct - now anybody care to name the young chap with Nellie?

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#47 Post by northbrook » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:29 pm

I think the red hair is a giveaway..............will wait and see ....................

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#48 Post by Donaghaguy » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:02 am

Sorry Brian but i have been too long away from the town to be able to identify the youngster in the picture of the party. However the one of Gran McCabe with Victor and Gregory and the mammy was right down my street in memory lane. The other character Roy Colvin stirs the memory a little, when i visited Dromore Road school a few weeks ago i noticed on my wander around that the old toilet block at the rear wall is still there. Its not used as a toilet now but for storing bins with the toilets and urinal removed. I remember three guys i.e myself, Roy and i think Kenny Purdy at the urinal one day and being little boys were trying to see who could pee the highest and if we could get it over the wall. We were all laughing and Roy[ who we called Boxer for some reason] got real elevation. The only problem it was it went straight up in the air and came right down again into his mouth. Boy did we laugh, even Roy.
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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#49 Post by Brian » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:35 am

What's that saying again.. oh yes "too much information" :rotfl:

I forgot to fill in the info here, but the young chap with Nellie would be Victors oldest son Christopher - he never had Red hair though (must be the old photograph inks doing that) but he (like myself) would quite like a head of hair like that now :D

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#50 Post by Donaghaguy » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:02 am

Brian. You know the old saying "grass does not grow on a busy street". Me, i have been thinking of growing the Bobby Charlton look but i would probably be dead before it was long enough.
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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#51 Post by jinty » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:09 pm

any more old photos bri, that one was lovely and brought back great memories!!!! Bell was talking about tea in church street the other night. :))
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Re: Unknown aunt

#52 Post by victor » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:01 pm

Brian wrote: Image
Granny McCabe, Victor McCabe, (unknown auntie from England) Sadie McCabe, Nellie McCabe, Robert McCabe, David McCabe and Hugh McAnulty

The 'unknown aunt' is aunt Lizzie McClements Granny McCabe's sister in law. Her son John took the picture - he was a great photographer and there was an exhibition of his work shortly after he died in Lancaster. John's wife Mary still keeps in touch with us.

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Re: Another few

#53 Post by victor » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:53 am

This was taken in the back garden of 33 Church Street, and I don't have all the names, but I do have:
Back row L-R Charlie McCabe (postman and my great grandfather) Joe McCabe (grandfather) Achie Cole (my Great uncle - Sadie McCabes brother)
Front row L-R Billy McCabe (great Uncle) - unknown - Freddie McCabe (great uncle)
Could that be Alynn Thomas' dad? He died when I was only a few years old so I never really knew him. Bell or Alynn might know.

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#54 Post by victor » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:59 am

mcelaura wrote:
Pauline Reardon wrote:Pleasant????? My knuckles are still cringing - I was left handed till
she got at me with a ruler and now I'm right handed.
Coincidental that Pauline remembers her teacher for this. Brian's mother remembers that the
teacher lodged with Miss Steenson, next door. My mother went to learn to play the piano
with Miss Steenson and I never forget her complaining that Miss Steenson beat the knuckles
of her. The two ladies obviously had a thing about knuckles!!
I had the nickname 'spider' because of my terrible writing so I suffered more 'knuckle raps' than most. I got a double helping when I didn't practice before my piano lesson! Made me vow never to inflict any physical punishment during my 38 yrs of teaching!!

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#55 Post by Brian » Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:03 pm

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"Granny" McCabe (My great Grandmother)

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#56 Post by xpaddy » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:18 pm

Brian - that is a lovely photo of your
gt. grandmother.
A nice woman.

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#57 Post by victor » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:20 pm

Brian wrote:Image

"Granny" McCabe (My great Grandmother)
Where was that taken Brian? I recognise the chairs but not the dresser in the background. Is that Peter the budgie in cage?

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#58 Post by Brian » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:10 pm

I recognized the chairs myself, but mum says that photo was taken in Canada ~x(

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#59 Post by Brian » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:15 am

As some of you know the 1901 census is out now, and I see that our family were in 12 east Street back then - so I was wrong to assume that we lived in Summerhill first - The things you learn. :D

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On further investigation all is not as it seems, I think the census enumerator simply walked up and down east street/summer hill numbering as they went as the 1901 documents shows east street as having 29 houses ;--) See my explanation in the 1901 census thread:

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Re: McCabe’s Greengrocers and Taxi’s Church Street

#60 Post by Eugene » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:59 am

Brian wrote: - The things you learn.
.........more than the person who completed the form!!!...have you seen the 'Education' column?
It asks to include whether the person can read and write, read only or write only.

Read and Wright!!!!!!!!! :shocked:

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