Slieve Foy Place residents 1960

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Slieve Foy Place residents 1960

#1 Post by Richiemac » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:07 am

Here's a photo I came across which shows Slieve Foy Place in 1960

In picture L - R My Grandmother Annie McGivern RIP (Who lived in No.14 which I think is in shot in the background), My Dad Tommy McGivern holding my brother Hugh RIP, My Grandfather Jack Heatley RIP holding Allyson Heatley, Winnie Heatley RIP (Jack and Winnie lived here at No.15??) where photo was taken from, Shiela Heatley RIP.
Front, Ann Heatley (Nolan), my Mum, Marie Heatley (McGivern).

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I thinks its 1960 looking at the age of the wee bambino's.

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#2 Post by northbrook » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:24 am

That is a super family photo...............thanks for sharing it .............

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#3 Post by Richiemac » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:33 am

Thanks Northbrook, I wonder, who lives in these houses now??

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#4 Post by xpaddy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:55 pm

Richiemac - what a beautiful photo.
When I see your Granny McGivern and your dad,
yes I do remember them.
I think that was the house next to Miss Wood's
shop they lived in.
Did your Mom and Dad live there after they got
married?

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#5 Post by greengreengrass » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:11 pm

Great picture richiemac, I would have spent a lot of holiday time in the 'Springfield Road/Slieve Foy area in those days, but never actually met your Mum and Dad till after Brian and I got married. Lovely photo of Sheila
I remember Miss Wood's shop so well, I think I mentioned it in another post some time ago....penny chews, aniseed balls etc. I used to be very popular when I went back to boarding school in the wilds of Co. Kildare after the holidays with Spangles and Mars Bars and all the other exotic delicacies that you couldn't buy 'down south' at the time!

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#6 Post by Richiemac » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:36 pm

xpaddy wrote:Richiemac -
Did your Mom and Dad live there after they got
married?
Yes XPaddy, they were married in 1959 and lived there until around 1962, moved then to Ardallan Pk. And yes, Mrs Woods shop was adjacent to my Grannys house and Greengreengrass' comments make it sound like a lovely wee shop. Any photo's of it out there????

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#7 Post by mdhughw » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:10 pm

Yes Miss Woods was a lovely lady,she never married,she loved children and had so much time for the youngsters who went into her shop,greengreengrass her shop was a childs paradise with the assortment of sweets she had for sale.....the neighbours would ask you to go a message to Wood's and they'd give you a penny...great,that penny could get you 10 Dannyboys,or two 1/2p chews,or blackjacks(I can't remember how many)....But on a Friday evening when I got my pocket money (2/6p was divided in three,sharing with 2 siblings)I had 8p(old pence)all to myself.....we went to Miss Woods and came back home with BAGS of sweets,we thought we were in Heaven....those were the days........give a child £1 nowadays(never mind 8p) and they'd look at you
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#8 Post by xpaddy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:39 pm

Richiemac - mdhughw said it all, Miss Wood's shop was
great, It was very handy for the people who lived in
Clonallon Gds and surrounding area. If you ran
out of something there was always Wood's shop.
She did very well with people going to the Movies,
they would stop in there and buy their goodies
before going in.

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#9 Post by xpaddy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:46 pm

Richiemac - there was a girl I went to school with
(Newry Tech) she would visit your house. I can
remember her saying she was related in some way,
don't know how, I can't even remember her name,
isn't that awful. She had dark hair, curly and I
think she may have lived in Mayobridge or Ballyholland.
I don't remember if she was visiting when your parents
lived there or when your Granny was still there.
You wouldn't have been born then, but maybe you knew her
as you got older?

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#10 Post by Richiemac » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:12 pm

Xpaddy - I've checked with Mum and she does not remember this person.
It's not someone I can remember. The only one I can think of is Leonsha Woods
from Milltown Street, a neice of my Granny's but thats probably not her.

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#11 Post by xpaddy » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:28 am

Richiemac - no that is not the girl's name.
I have been trying to think of her name, but it
just won't come to me.
I can see her outside the house, and it had to be
around 58/59 because I finished the Tech in '59

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#12 Post by herecomestheCONGO » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:18 pm

Richie, Kenny Purdy presently owns 15 Slievefoy Place, whilst across the road No.14 is the residence of Kieran McGivern, husband of the late Patsy RIP.

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#13 Post by Richiemac » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:48 pm

Much appreciated Aidan, thank you

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#14 Post by joanne » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:09 pm

Lovely photo Richard,I am still catching up on the posts I missed when I was on holiday.

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#15 Post by dmac » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:48 am

herecomestheCONGO wrote:Richie, Kenny Purdy presently owns 15 Slievefoy Place, whilst across the road No.14 is the residence of Kieran McGivern, husband of the late Patsy RIP.
hctc, I think that photography was taken from Maureen McParlands front garden (wife of the late Eamon McParland) the other side is Kenny Purdy's house, McParlands were more opposite McGiverns and the Private ground. Purdy's were opposite our house.

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#16 Post by xpaddy » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:20 pm

I know the guys won't know anything about this,
but the dresses the 2 Heatley girls and Mrs. McGivern
are wearing are called "Shirt Waister" dresses.
They were fashionable in the late 50's and 60's.
I loved this style. :D

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#17 Post by Richiemac » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:47 am

Never heard of that style of dress before Xpaddy, I agree they do look well. Sure you never know, before long they will be back in fashion again and we all could be wearing them!!! b-)

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#18 Post by xpaddy » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:07 pm

Richiemac - No they were away before your time.
Wouldn't be a bit surprised if they did make
a come back.

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#19 Post by Richiemac » Tue May 19, 2015 4:11 pm

xpaddy wrote:Richiemac - no that is not the girl's name.
I have been trying to think of her name, but it
just won't come to me.
I can see her outside the house, and it had to be
around 58/59 because I finished the Tech in '59
Xpaddy - Would this lady have been Cissy Rooney from Mayobridge by any chance? Her daughter Geraldine?

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Re: Slieve Foy Place residents 1960

#20 Post by xpaddy » Tue May 19, 2015 5:13 pm

Richiemac - that was the last name
alright, but it wasn't Geraldine.
More like Maura or Maureen.
she was a lovely girl.

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