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on the buses or in the band

#1 Post by btq1 » Sun May 16, 2010 1:16 pm

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#2 Post by btq1 » Sun May 16, 2010 1:17 pm

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#4 Post by btq1 » Sun May 16, 2010 1:21 pm

pulled this to see who we know
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#5 Post by northbrook » Sun May 16, 2010 1:33 pm

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great stuff BTQ, well worth waitng on.

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#6 Post by whitestar » Sun May 16, 2010 1:36 pm

Looks like Florrie McKinley/Ohanlon there with the pram

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Re: on the buses or in the band

#7 Post by btq1 » Sun May 16, 2010 1:39 pm

whitestar wrote:Looks like Florrie McKinley/Ohanlon there with the pram
i think its betty beside her

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#8 Post by dippik » Sun May 16, 2010 1:48 pm

Look's like Walter Heaton in the group of people at the first bus in the first photo. Great photos btq. :thumbs:

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Re: on the buses or in the band

#9 Post by northbrook » Sun May 16, 2010 1:57 pm

I think I see Christy Reid in the last pic ...........................SLG ??

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#10 Post by dukestreet » Sun May 16, 2010 3:46 pm

In the very first photo standing to the right of Derek McKinley's drum, and in front of the bus is the famous Joe 'Jojo the German' Finnegan (wearing a flat cap) who resided down at St. Joseph's Home. Joe was mentioned on this site in the early days, and I had given up hope of ever seeing a photo of him ever again.
A harmless man, who was always good for a chase, back in the early 1960's when one shouted at him, 'Jojo the German.'

In he same photo on the other side of Derek McKinley, and also standing in front of the bus (he is a white haired man), is Francie McGivern who originally came from Boat Street in Newry, but who also resided in St. Joseph's Home.
Francie was always giving out little pieces of coal to all and sundry, as a bringer of good luck.

Splendid photo's Bernie, you have unearthed a few treasures here.

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#11 Post by bornandbred » Sun May 16, 2010 4:05 pm

Well spotted, dukestreet - poor old Francie! He would run up to you & press the coal into your hand, "coal for luck, coal for luck" he would say. Another great Point character.
In the second photo, between Billy Howlett & Florrie O'Hanlon, is Jimmy O'Hare of Charlotte St.

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#12 Post by StLouisGuy » Mon May 17, 2010 2:28 am

northbrook wrote:I think I see Christy Reid in the last pic ...........................SLG ??
Think you are right, NB (as usual) :D
I thought it was him when I saw Pic 2 and was sure after seeing the close up.
Good old Francie McGivern, one of the kindest souls ever. God rest you, Francie.

And BTQ, you sure have given the Forum a great boost with this treasure trove you have unearthed. Unfortunately I lost just about all old photos from home that I had during one of St. Louis' flooding situations. :-(

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Re: on the buses or in the band

#13 Post by xpaddy » Mon May 17, 2010 2:32 am

Beside Florrie is Maura Cowan, Billy Howlett
and Uncle Jimmy Dinsmore.
Looks like Seamus Gallagher behind
Billy.

SLG - sorry to hear about your photos
being lost.

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Re: on the buses or in the band

#14 Post by xpaddy » Mon May 17, 2010 2:43 am

btq1 - do you know what year
the first photo was taken.?

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#15 Post by charlotte st » Mon May 17, 2010 8:15 am

Could be way off here, but the elderly man near the lamp post with the white hair makes me think of John Magennis, who was a resident in St. Josephs when I was a child. He was originally from Greenore/Carlingford area and regularly visited our house when we were very young. He had left a piano with us when he took up residence in the convent, and my Mum and Dad were very fond of him. A very quiet man who had an easy way with him. I do remember him being called 'The Ba Magennis'.

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Re: on the buses or in the band

#16 Post by northbrook » Mon May 17, 2010 9:38 am

I think you are correct with John Magennis Charlotte Street, a frequent visitor to our house in those days also, indeed a quiet and inoffensive man ............

In the first pic I can see Walter Heaton and John (darter) Carr standing in front of the buses. Just as a matter of interest, can anyone name the four drummers ? ................................

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#17 Post by fourthroad » Mon May 17, 2010 4:36 pm

Think i can name two Northbrook Donamic Bennett, Billy McKinley, is one of them a Magill ;--)

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#18 Post by dukestreet » Mon May 17, 2010 7:38 pm

I had another look at the top photo of he band playing in front of the buses. I only know two of the drummers in the front , Derek McKinley and Dominic (?) Bennett, who are the other two?
And over beside Walter Heaton, in front of the bus on the right, is that John (Darter) Carr?

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#19 Post by northbrook » Mon May 17, 2010 7:44 pm

Correct with Walter and Darter and of course Billy and Dominic, will let the other two run awhile...............................

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#20 Post by northbrook » Mon May 17, 2010 7:45 pm

fourthroad wrote:Think i can name two Northbrook Donamic Bennett, Billy McKinley, is one of them a Magill ;--)
Not a Magill ..........................

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#21 Post by mdhughw » Tue May 18, 2010 9:05 pm

Is that John Rae from Rostrevor standing by the buses with Peter Rooney's Dad of Thomas St?.(1st pic)
irish coleen

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Re: on the buses or in the band

#22 Post by whitestar » Tue May 18, 2010 11:29 pm

bornandbred wrote:Well spotted, dukestreet - poor old Francie! He would run up to you & press the coal into your hand, "coal for luck, coal for luck" he would say. Another great Point character.
In the second photo, between Billy Howlett & Florrie O'Hanlon, is Jimmy O'Hare of Charlotte St.

poor auld Francie !.... remember him well with the Coal for luck thing :-):-)

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Re: on the buses or in the band

#23 Post by mags » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:45 pm

I have not seen these photos before. Was thinking that on the second photo could the drummer
which can be seen over Teddy McNeil's right arm - as you look at photo - be Kevin (Fano)
Dinsmore? ~x(

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#24 Post by xpaddy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:14 am

Mags - Don was in the Band at that time,
and said Kevin and him are at the back
on the right side of the photo.
They are not visible.

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#25 Post by mags » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:06 pm

Thanks Maureen. It was just a shot in the dark that it could have been him.
Hope you are both keeping well? x

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Re: on the buses or in the band

#26 Post by Yellow Hammer » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:56 am

The drummer in the middle looks like Dan Bracken from Rostrevor

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#27 Post by northbrook » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:21 pm

Derek Watters and Pat Craven (Newry)

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#28 Post by George Williamson » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:44 am

Great to see you on the air again Northbrook. The sad news did not go unnoticed. Hope you are well.

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#29 Post by Eugene » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:49 am

Yellow Hammer wrote:The drummer in the middle looks like Dan Bracken from Rostrevor
That's a great spot..if you're right!! I think you are.

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Re: on the buses or in the band

#30 Post by northbrook » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:10 am

I think I have an advantage on this one Eugene, remember the.day well . :cheers:

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