Drumsesk Place in the late 80's

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Drumsesk Place in the late 80's

#1 Post by Brian » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:46 pm

Its hard to realise that the "new" houses have been built now for almost 18 years, (first build started in 1989) and a few people asked if I had any photographs:


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I will take recent versions of those and post them up soon :)

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#2 Post by Brian » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:11 pm

These were taken during phase 1 of the reconstruction of the estate.



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#3 Post by Brian » Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:03 pm

Pat McGivern sent me these.

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#4 Post by Dragonfly » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:25 am

I couldn't place this only the phone box gave it away as I am near sure its still there. I dont remember houses before the currant ones though.

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#5 Post by Brian » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:07 am

The phone box was moved to the other side of the road, but yes it is still there 8)

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Re: Drumsesk Place in the late 80's

#6 Post by candidate » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:53 pm

I lived at number 9 for years the good old days we had great times there. Dad grew all types of fruit and veg which tasted fantastic
I WISH I COULD AFFORD TO COME BACK TO THE POINT

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#7 Post by Wendy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:49 am

Great photos Brian, it brings back memories :> . I have lots of photos but no scanner to post them :-(

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Re: Drumsesk Place in the late 80's

#8 Post by Dragonfly » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:31 pm

Never thought to ask last time but why where them houses replaced? They didnt look that old in the 80s .

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Re: Drumsesk Place in the late 80's

#9 Post by Brian » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:34 pm

They were "Orlits" and would have probably fell down :shocked:
Orlit concrete houses are made of precast reinforced concrete (PRC). House design was made by czech architect Erwin Katona. Over time, PRC deteriorates, particularly at construction joints and junctions between components, with a gradual reduction in structural effectiveness. Also, this material often suffers from inadequate overall thermal insulation, as well as thermal bridging and subsequent condensation problems. In Scotland, the Orlit house type was designated as defective under the Housing Defects Act 1984. Most of them were built in the UK during the 40's and 50's postwar period as a quick and cheap solution but the majority have needed major repair work or have been demolished since. Most UK lenders will not give any form of mortgage for them.
One thing I remember was the metal window frames - if it got cold enough sometimes the glass could crack in the frames. Also in Winter the ice would form on theinside due to the condensation. Still, strange as it is I sort of miss the old house :D

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Re: Drumsesk Place in the late 80's

#10 Post by Dragonfly » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:42 am

Never heard of that before. So you all got new houses then. :>

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#11 Post by Brian » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:01 pm

Wendy wrote:Great photos Brian, it brings back memories :> . I have lots of photos but no scanner to post them :-(
Why don't you post them over to your mum and I could collect them, scan them for you and hand them back :D


(well if you don't ask....) :D

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#12 Post by Cooneym » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:46 pm

candidate wrote:I lived at number 9 for years the good old days we had great times there. Dad grew all types of fruit and veg which tasted fantastic

And I lived at No 9 till about 1959. I hope to dig up a photo of me aged 7 on a tractor,
getting the green ready for seeding. With our house (Cooney) directly behind and McCarts next door.

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#13 Post by patMG07 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:01 am

Cooneym wrote:
candidate wrote:I lived at number 9 for years the good old days we had great times there. Dad grew all types of fruit and veg which tasted fantastic

And I lived at No 9 till about 1959. I hope to dig up a photo of me aged 7 on a tractor,
getting the green ready for seeding. With our house (Cooney) directly behind and McCarts next door.
When we lived at no.9 in the 70's, McCarts were at number 7, two doors down.

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Re: Drumsesk Place in the late 80's

#14 Post by Cooneym » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:18 pm

When I lived there it was McCart, Cooney, then Darling (Constable). However I do remember my father saying a few years later that the McCarts had moved, presumably to next door as it may have been bigger. That would have been to the house occupied by (name forgotten) the Golf Links greenkeeper. Their next door neighbour had a hutch or run at the bottom of the garden where he kept ferrets. That back lane was a short cut home for us. It led to Collins' fields which went up the back of the houses as far as the McKinleys.

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#15 Post by patMG07 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:03 pm

I have fond memories of the 'old' Drumsesk and what we used to call 'Crock Savages fields'...happy days indeed. We were so lucky as kids to have so much space to play in ....no need for fancy computer games in those days...we made our own fun.

I was not aware that the McCarts had moved at one time.

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#16 Post by Eugene » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:12 pm

Cooneym wrote: That would have been to the house occupied by (name forgotten) the Golf Links greenkeeper.
Sam Allen?

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Re: Drumsesk Place in the late 80's

#17 Post by Cooneym » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:42 pm

That's the one. Was the young lad called Gordon? Above Darlings were the Rosses, Hutchinsons (Mr Huthcinson was a Customs Insector and they had a CAR). Or have I those two mixed up? Then the Gilleeces, then the McAleenans and Ruddys at the end. Followed by Burkes (John Burke lost the sight of one eye from a stone chip - so my mother told me). Then Cunninghams, Williams - he was Welsh, sons Alwyn and Wesley(?) and daughters Etta and Ruby. Heatleys next - Linda was the elder girl. Last were the McKinleys.

Did you ever go down to the bottom to listen to Marjorie Wright singing? We used to think it was a real hoot but she did end up an opera singer.

But I am certain that while we were there McCarts lived beside us. Jimmy McCart was a Councillor. I think he worked in the box factory.

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#18 Post by Anne » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:58 pm

Yes this is Anne McCart and we originally lived in no 8 beside the cooneys. We later moved to no 7 Sam Allen's old house. Drumsesk was great but the old houses were Orlits and we movedd when they were knocked down. We are still living in Warrenpoint.

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#19 Post by POISIE » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:51 pm

we live there a was the baby in 1959 then we went back to thomas st so i been told
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#20 Post by Deirdre » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:08 am

That's correct Roisin.. I went for my holidays to your house in Drumsesk Place.. Had such fun with all my cousins. The Lindsay family lived close bye. We used to love watching Marlyn and Gertie going out as they were so glamourous and stylish... great times and we amused ourselves. Only had to get fed.....

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#21 Post by mags » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:08 am

Deirdre - The Lindsays lived in the first house on the left-hand side as you went onto
the estate. Gertie and I were and, still are very good friends.
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