The Panto years

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#61 Post by btq1 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:23 pm

wasn't pointing the finger

everyone gets it wrong 8) :roll:

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#62 Post by Doobie Brother » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:11 am

The women with Tommy Fitzpatrick are my aunt Rita Connolly and my grandmother Maggie Connolly,originally from Moygannon and then Lower Dromore Road.Both sadly not with us anymore.

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#63 Post by bornandbred » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:04 pm

btq was right-we all got it wrong on that photo!

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#64 Post by btq1 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:22 pm

ok

page 3

pic5

is not art gallagher as yellow hammer said it is

brasso mc cann

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#65 Post by herecomestheCONGO » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:52 pm

RE: Jack And The Beanstalk 1980...Sinead Boyle; Caroline Pointon; Joanne? Walsh; Elaine Mc Mahon; Una Browne; Joanne Fitzsimons; ---Mc Greevy; Colleen Boyle; ---Kelly; Rachel Cowan...thats me!

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#66 Post by local lass » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:56 pm

I think mary orrs husband was called Charlie.

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#67 Post by local lass » Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:43 pm

sorry, Mary Orrs father was charlie not her husband, her husband was Bob.

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#68 Post by btq1 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:03 pm

mother goose is on to-nite
two shows saturday
and sunday nite

there are a few tickets left

and you should not listen to any telling you it has not been anything other than a great show and very funny

the cast >:d< , chorus :singer: , music :geetar: , scenery :--))) and costumes :thumbs: are outstanding

and are well deserving of your support.

if anyone has been at the show, many thanks for your support :-):-)

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#69 Post by mcelaura » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:43 pm

It was a great show that is carrying on the tradition of family
entertainment in Warrenpoint. The innocence of it all, and in
particular, the children doing their dancing routines, was a joy to
watch in these times of decedence. It has all the essence of our
old culture which should be preserved (and which you are trying to
keep in mind through the medium of this site) and the only sure
way of doing this is by turning up to their performances and
showing your appreciation.

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#70 Post by btq1 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:27 pm

still a few seats for sunday night ~x(

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#71 Post by joanne » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:59 pm

dukestreet wrote:
btq1 wrote:Image
Are these people, Pam Holliday???, Mary Savage, Joey Savage???, John Boyle ???, Bobbie Reoch?
You can correct me if I am wrong.
just been looking at this with Mummy and she thinks this is her(jean McGuigan),not her cousin Pam Halliday

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#72 Post by btq1 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:52 pm

it is jean :-):-)

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#73 Post by Jones Hill » Fri May 09, 2008 11:45 am

The year the DOE foisted that concrete carbunkle on the Point [the Bus shelter] a great verse was coined in that year's Panto..it involved the part of the show[normally after the Witch had been despatched] wherein Christy.Jean,Margaret Hughes,Bobby Reoch and Elizabeth Boyle would perform a skit/song with lot's of local references..Oliver Havern alway's used to get a mention here[ to thunderous appaluse, and he is still reminded of such today when he pop's into the Vic from time to time]
the verse went I think from memory

"Now old Joe Cooper love's the square,but he say's they are trying to spoil it,instead of giving us a bus shelter,we've got another toilet"![I believe it was to the tune of "Hey ho the Witch is dead"]..good stuff.

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#74 Post by joanne » Fri May 09, 2008 11:57 am

Completely off track here Jones Hill but I wonder if you could confirm something for me.Is it true that when your family made the move to Ardallan pk you were all pestering your mother to have a phone put in the house to which she replied "I'm not having one of those big red boxes in my hall" :rotfl:

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#75 Post by Jones Hill » Fri May 09, 2008 1:17 pm

Joanne to be honest a Red Phone Box in the hall would not have put us out that much,the fear was our Harry might take one of Fossett's elephant's home,as he was of the opinion that this was required for him to make a trunk call .... talking of phone's in our house my Mother used to put on a very posh Newry accent[now there's a collector's item] when talking to the speaking clock!..going slightly of topic[but then I shall return] in one instance the Rt Honourable Richard Needham 6th Earl of Kilmorey called the house looking for me [absolutely true,as I worked with a cousin of his]] and when my Mother realised who it was she morphed into the character that Hyacinth Bouqet was based on... :))

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#76 Post by northbrook » Fri May 09, 2008 1:31 pm

That made me laugh, now I can hear Jenny`s voice in the background, a very funny and big hearted lady.

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#77 Post by Jones Hill » Fri May 09, 2008 2:14 pm

Actually getting back to the Panto over the years quite a few of us where involved in the various choruses but one that stick's out in my memory was "Ali Baba "which was performed around 1968 [I was not involved,but went to see it along with Fourthroad and co,and we where enthralled by Leslie Simpson's performance as the Red Shadow] anyway our Harry was in the senior chorus,pictures of this feature elsewhere,Harry being the consumate professional alway's liked his costume to be pristine in appearence[think of Robert Preston as Digby Geste]. My Mother was ironing his Foreign Legionaire's uniform,when she was momentarily distracted by the noise of my Father thumping the side of the tv in order to improve the reception, and subsequently the cuff was scorched. Harry [at best a shameless ham] was beside himself with annoyance.."how on earth am I going to go on stage with my uniform looking like this" he pleaded in a heartfelt manner, now thoroughally broken ...my Mother rather unhelpfully replied "dance faster and nobody will notice",subsequently for eight evening and three matinee performances Harry was at least four step's in front of the rest of the chorus,an argument could be made that he introduced a rudimentary version of "hip hop" a full twenty years before it entered the realm's of popular youth culture...what poor Arthur Burn's made of it all has never been fully recorded,and maybe that is just as well.

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#78 Post by fourthroad » Fri May 09, 2008 3:37 pm

Top class joneshill. Do you know i never once was in a panto i believe i carried on too much, all the rest of my sisters made the grade for Panto (think my life was a panto :rotfl: )

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#79 Post by bornandbred » Fri May 09, 2008 3:48 pm

fourthroad wrote:Top class joneshill. Do you know i never once was in a panto i believe i carried on too much, all the rest of my sisters made the grade for Panto (think my life was a panto :rotfl: )
One of my daughters has never forgiven me for not allowing her to be in the Panto......I always said it was too late at night for wee ones to be out! Looking at all the fantastic Panto pics on the forum I realise what a mistake that was...all that fun & craic she missed because I was playing the over-protective mother! :[

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#80 Post by point lass » Fri May 09, 2008 3:50 pm

:D :you ejit: >:d<

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#81 Post by bornandbred » Fri May 09, 2008 3:54 pm

point lass wrote::D :you ejit: >:d<
Quick response :baby: , must have struck a nerve there! :-):-)

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#82 Post by point lass » Fri May 09, 2008 3:56 pm

:D nope - I forgive you :rotfl: ;)

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#83 Post by Liz » Fri May 09, 2008 4:35 pm

fourthroad wrote:Top class joneshill. Do you know i never once was in a panto i believe i carried on too much, all the rest of my sisters made the grade for Panto (think my life was a panto :rotfl: )

Now theres a big surprise fourthroad, you carry on too much :P :you ejit: :rotfl:

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#84 Post by Liz » Fri May 09, 2008 4:37 pm

That was a great story Jones hill :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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#85 Post by ANN W. » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:32 pm

Does anyone have photos of the pantomimes with my granny Annie O Hare in them please. :--)

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Re: The Panto years The "back-room boys" (& one girl!) of the

#86 Post by Shirleyannmarie » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:50 pm

Mary Orr's Husband is Bob Horgan, he is irish born in Ballyclare. They moved to england in the 60's.

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#87 Post by mags » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:50 pm

Hello Shirleyannmarie, hope your well? Welcome to the Forum.

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#88 Post by joanne » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:20 am

Shirleyannmarie wrote:Mary Orr's Husband is Bob Horgan, he is irish born in Ballyclare. They moved to england in the 60's.
:--) Welcome to the forum Shirley Ann..................I never knew that your Dad was born in Ballyclare :shocked:

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#89 Post by Murphy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:45 pm

The building trade is going bad
This news is most alarming
For now we hear that Poker Byrne(s)
Has taken up the farming

Any idea of the Panto and the year?

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#90 Post by fawn52 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:38 pm

i think it was 1970 it was the year poker moved to the house in upperdomore road he bought a few cows and chickens and that how the song came about

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