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 Post subject: No More (a poem)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:22 pm 
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Taken from an article supplied by Una's Girl - second part to follow later.

No more


No more will we sleigh in old Charlie’s field
Or play cowboys in dark Campbell’s Pond.
Or travel by train to old Newry town
Or to places even beyond.
No more will we hear the Brother’s bell
Calling them all to prayer
And alas Thomas McGiverns amusements
Are all long gone from The Square.

No more will we laugh in our nice swimming baths
Or climb up the fount on the prom
Alas like the session and the old harbour house
All trace of it is now gone.
No more race day will be bet in old Jacks
The Old Forge alas is all lost
No more from the old Sunshine Lounge will we hear
Sweet music from kind Jackie Ross.

No more will we go to the Garden or Foy
Their films no more will we see,
And alas no more visitors now do we have
In lovely Warrenpoint by the sea.
I’m sorry to say no more council or tech
And the old horse trough is gone from The Square
And the fine bowling green that was in Slieve Foy place
Now has some fine houses there.

No more will we dance in the Osborne or Alex
Or foxtrot in the Liverpool or Crown
No more 15th or August in the old Cafe Royal
And the Plough has long since been pulled down
The old skating rink has been gone many years
And so has the Imperial Hotel
We said our goodbyes to the Ulster and Frontier
And au-revoir to the 7 Steps as well.

No more will we swim around at McGlynns
And diving we can no longer do
One breakwater went that’s how the money was spent
Oh how I wish we were back with two
No more will we slide down the old Summer Hill
Or play taws in dear old King’s Lane
Or light fires in good old O’Hares garden
Or in the council field play again

Now there’s not many red star motor boats left
And it’s sad there’s no more Fairy Queen
And the old St George it has also gone
No more will they ever be seen
No more sheep nor cattle or what the bidders might say
On the old Fair Day in the town
And Tommy Cunningham’s stables were packed
As they bedded their horse down.

No more will we gaze into OJ Tombs’ shop
And see Santa with toys sitting there
And poor old Maggie Bon Bons
Alas has long gone from The Square
Now characters in our town we had plenty
People like Buttons and Pa
And don’t forget poor Spuddy Morgan
And dear fun loving old La De Dah.

No more will we stop in Frank Hanna’s shop
And poor Tommy Parkinson’s gone
And no more Patsy O’Hanlon’s store
There’s no one to carry it on
RG Mathers alas is no more
Nor is poor old Patsy Fitzsimmons
No more PG Curran’s grocery store
And no more John Quinn’s the Milestone

No more will be browse in dear old Da West’s shop
And enjoy that nice coffee smell
And no more Duffys delicatessen
And his pies that tasted so well.
No more Mick McCarthy’s fruit shop
With his fish and vegetables and more
And no more will we stop in Frank Savages shop
Called the Vitamin Provision Store.

No more will we stop in McCabe’s fruit shop
Nor cross the road to dear Bridget Carville’s
Nor go down the street Mrs Heatley to meet
Or cross the square to Mary McCarthy’s
Our butchers we had four, perhaps we had more
Like Terry O’Neill and Matt Griffiths
And dear Jimmy Cummings and old Pokie Ward
Sad to say they are no longer with us.

No more will we stop at Eason’s bookshop
Or buy papers from Patsy McCaughey’s
Or fish for crabs as we did as lads
Down by the old stone jetty
Alas no more gas from the old gasworks
Or power from the old power station
There isn’t a sign to say they were there
Nor even their location.

No more will we have petty sessions
No not even a judge or jury
No you cannot say you will up on fair day
Now your case will be heard in Newry
Now the harbour authorities are hard working
And they certainly will cause a severe shock
What eventually happens to our lovely town
When it becomes one big ever growing dock.

To be continued.


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:41 pm 
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Una's Girl,a fantastic Poem,it brought to mind a lot of people and buisnesses of whom I knew as a youngster.............I'm looking forward to reading the second part

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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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I agree Della...............oh..welcome back!!! :--)


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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Excellent !!! Brings back a few memories ! :-):-)


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Really enjoyed that.....i remember a few names and places not many but then i am the youngest forum member :))


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:32 pm 
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and the second part


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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Top class :--) :--) :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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Very enjoyable............and sadly there are a lot of 'no mores'.
Smyths hot lemon........I'd completely forgotten that!!!


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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Simply brilliant! :-):-)


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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I think I may have seen this poem before somewhere, was it written under the name "Paloma " ?


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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Brilliant poem...bring's back lot's of memories of people and places long gone - but never forgotten - each in their way has shaped all of us to who we are today.

and heartened to see the reference to my Grandfather - Jack Henry :-):-)


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:21 pm 
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:-):-) BRILLIANT :-):-)


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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Brilliant!!


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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Great poem Una's Girl, I guess you are a member of the 'university of the third age' as all of these memories are about my childhood in 'the point'. 50's and 60's if I'm right??
Wonderful summary of my childhood. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:52 pm 
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This is so amazing and would love to bring back THE COSMOPOLITAN CAFE as growing up in their and growing up in Warrenpoint was so amazing to me. Thank you for mentioning our place.

LIEBRA MALOCCA
FLORIDA USA.


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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Thanks again Leibra for bringing another gem to our attention.Warrenpoint has lost a lot of things but still has a lot to offer and our children will grow up with lots of memories,most of them good :D .Times change and we all have to adapt and make the most of things.The one thing we have is our love of Warrenpoint @-->> We lived through the worst times and still have fantastic memories :D


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:52 am 
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Warrenpoint "LORE" at its best. The author obviously has a terrific knowledge of the area. Well done.


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Being one of the newer Members,
and also one of the oldest, I'm
sure Members will excuse me for
bringing this Post to the top of the pile.

Albeit I spent many hours reading
Posts I seemed to have missed this one.

I would just like to say, what a jolt to the
memory banks this is, so many people
and places I knew so well.....gone.

Will the gains ever catch up on the losses.!

Thanks for posting.....and the memories.


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:20 am 
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Never read these before, so it
was nice to have them brought
forward again.
Lots of memories in them.
A question to the older members,
was Dowd's bakery located at the
corner of Duke and Church St, or
maybe one door up.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:02 am 
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Maureen - Dowds Bakery was beside the Genoa and was incorporated into the Allied Irish bank when they extended. The Beggs family ran it for a while after Dowds.


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Meeting Street wrote:
Maureen - Dowds Bakery was beside the Genoa and was incorporated into the Allied Irish bank when they extended. The Beggs family ran it for a while after Dowds.


Rosaleen - thanks for that info.
I remember a bakery where I thought
Dowds was, do you know what it was
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:36 pm 
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The Star Bakery !!


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Northbrook - That's the name alright.
Thanks.


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northbrook wrote:
The Star Bakery !!



Northbrook - that's the name alright.
Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: No More (a poem)
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Nice to see mention of Henry Peers, RIP
who married my Mother, and took on
a ready made family of three.

A good, honest, hardworking man who
was proud to see how well his
children had done.

I was privileged to call him Dad.


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