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 Post subject: Panto Re-Union c 1974
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Panto Re-Union Pix
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:49 pm 
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Back row L-r, Gerry Boyle, Joe Boylan, Louis Hourican, Christy McGuigan, Gerry Hughes, Frank Hanna, Andre Quinn, Billy Peers, Damian Stewart.
Front row L-r, Elizabeth Boyle, Mrs. O'Hare ( Newry ?), Miss Agatha McGivern, Mrs. Joan Hourican, Mrs. Winnie Moore, Mrs Bernie Hanna-Quinn, Mrs. Bernie Devlin, Mrs. Gertie Boyle.

This was a Panto Club Re-Union about the mid-70's in the Balmoral Hotel.
Barney Devlin was a driving force in the Panto Club from its inception in 1951. He never missed a night at the box-office when the Panto was on, or he never missed a 'do.' But on this occassion, he was surprisingly absent from this snap. There had to be a major reason why 'The Colonel' was not on board that particular night.

The apocrypal story is that he was barred, having had a difference of opinion with one of the McQuillan Brothers, who were the proprieters.
Any one who knew the late Barney, would know he would argue a black crow white, and would then argue it black again.

If you got into a debate with Barney about anything, politics, football, weather, religion or some thing from Warrenpoints past, you had to have your dates and information 100% correct, or else he would come down on you like a ton of bricks. One of the McQuillan boys fell into Barney's trap and was bested in a debate, incandescent with rage, he barred Barney from the premises until he gave an apology.

As the Re-Union was imminent he refused to yield ground to have Barney reinstated for the do. The inimitable Gerry Hughes, who was Barney's best mate made eloquent pleas for clemency, for the ban to be rescinded. Nothing doing, there had to be an apology. Stalemate from both parties.

Gerry Hughes vowed Barney Devlin would be at the do in the Balmoral, and if you look closely at the photo, between Christy McGuigan and Gerry Hughes, there is a dartboard with a mans head drawn on it and the name Barney Devlin above it.
When Gerry Hughes passed away in 1979 the town lost a character, and when Barney Devlin passed away in 1993 the town lost another character.


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Many thanks Brian for highlighting the dartboard.


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thanks hugh for leaving me out in the 1974 picture
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Hello Aundrey i would not of left you out , you see Hugh is from the fourth ave we are from the road, ( that will get Hugh going)still buying the post cards?


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Thanks for showing that picture, I now know what another member of the family looks like - Frank Hanna married my fathers cousin. My mum loved his shop as everyone was so friendly there.


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The pix I posted of the 1964 Casey Cup team features another cousin of yours, the late Patsy Reid, whose father Oliver and your own father were first cousins.


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Thanks Hugh, I'll have another look and see if I can see any family resemblance!


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This is a newspaper clipping I found in an old album, unfortunately I didn't save the date!

Back row L to R: Mary Orr's husband(!?!); Kevin Hourican; Eamon Carr; Mickey Savage; Dicky McGuigan; Dominic Bennett R.I.P.

Middle row L to R: John OHagan, Frank Hanna & Christy McGuigan, all R.I.P.; Miceal O'Hagan; Matt Durkin

Front row L to R: Joey Savage; Liam (Toots) O'Hare; Sadie McGuigan; Fr. McCauley;John (Skin) Magee R.I.P.

Maybe someone will know the name of Mary Orr's husband!


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Was that mans name Bob Gordon or Bob Horgan? He was a quiet chap.
I believe he was a stalwart backroom man for the Point Panto, in the late 50's and early 60's. Didn't he work in the Dow-Mac?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:36 pm 
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Rita Connolly - Tommy Fitzpatrick - Maggie Connolly


edit by admin 15-12-07 - added correct names (I think)


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Are you sure that's Mrs Kinney? - I don't think it is.


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that's the name on the back


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Sorry, it's not Mrs (Maggie) Kinney. Just had a member of her family look at it. I was 99.9% sure it wasn't, just needed it confirmed.

Maybe someone else will know who it is .


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The gentleman is Tommy Fitzpatrick, Jamesie Fitzpatrick's brother.


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would it be annie ohare ?


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I don't remember Mrs. Annie O'Hare, is that Mick O'Hare the Barbers wife. If so that lady was always making costumes for the Panto dames, Brian 'Mugsy' Gallagher in particular,and she died tragically out side the Town Hall during or after a performance about 1962, I will look that up.


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My better half says it is Mrs O'Hare - Popsy the barber's mother.


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I'd guess this is late 50s/early 60s.

Back row: Collette Boylan R.I.P; Olive McAteer; Marilyn Lindsay; ? McGivern; Pauline Bailey

Middle row: Maura McAteer; Ann McLoughlin; Noeleen McGivern; ???; ???; Kathleen Dinsmore; ???

Front row: Kathleen Tohill; Antoinette Tohill

I'm sure there'll be someone to fill in the blanks!


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How many can you name?

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sinead boyle
fiona murray
elaine mc mahon
tracey kelly
rachel cowan

hugh ryan on piano
christy m c guigan

peter ............. banjo


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Martina McGreevy
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 Post subject: The Panto Trio
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What can one say, obviously they're planning a script or working on some sketch.


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:shock: and a Sounds and Visions advert! my old workplace 8) Owned by my old mate Donal Gavaghan (RIP) and family. that phone number is still stuck in my head even now, as is that advert, as they spelt "Manufacturers" wrong. There was war over that, thankfully the mist's of time have blanked out any memory as to who was to blame, but it was not on our side that much i do remember :)

And on a geeky note, its been a long time since any computer used discs like those.....


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 Post subject: panto boys chorus 1971
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I will put these into the panto section as soon as they are named 8)

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did you know the foreign legion recruited in the point??????


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great photos Bernie, names on top photo , back row l/r fist one dont know 2nd john boyle, next ambrose sherry, jimmy dinsmore, would that be aundrie quinn and then paddy (coon) dinsmore


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