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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:33 pm 
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Just thought I would stick these in one thread :-)



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:32 pm 
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I have a slightly better quality picture of "The Star"

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Built by Aveling & Porter No 4802 and known as "the Star"

That photo is from 1932


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:10 pm 
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The fourth picture down, you may recognise, was taken in Carville's yard (where the Tudor row is now) and where they wintered in the wagon. That is why they did not lose it in the fire.


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Concerning the fourth picture down, I see Agatha, Kevin Mcgivern and Jimmy Morgan, but is that elderly gentleman the much maligned 'Spudie' Morgan?


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i seen these pics before
are they out of a book?


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They are from all over the place, Internet, newspapers etc, and the last two (with the names on them) are from old copies of the maiden of the mournes programs.

oh.. and the small fact they have been here since May. :lol:


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dukestreet wrote:
Concerning the fourth picture down, I see Agatha, Kevin Mcgivern and Jimmy Morgan, but is that elderly gentleman the much maligned 'Spudie' Morgan?


The chap on the right of the picture is Jimmy Murphy not Morgan. He was from Killowen. He worked for McGiverns for many years. I am sure there are many people on here who remember Jimmy shouting at them through the speakers when you were going the wrong direction on the dodgem cars. Jimmy lived for many years in the mobile home in McGiverns yard. When he retired he moved back home to Killowen. He passed away about 3 years ago.


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No Bandsman. That is Joe Wheelan. He kept the engine in good nick (and you know the polishing and oiling that took!!), stoked it and drove it. He was always black. I don't know where he came from, he was part of McGiverns as long as I remember.


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Lovely to see these old photos - Kevin was a great friend of my fathers and the yard where they overwintered was just round the forner from where we lived on the Burren Road. I remember the great fire when it was all destroyed.

Incidentally I remember that on the same site someone used to keep pigs - they scared me half to death on my way home from Dromore Road Primary. They squealed so much I was sure someone was slaughtering them.


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They may well have been getting slaughtered...........it was common practise to slaughter them on the premises in those days...........and Johnny Campbell was the executioner............................................

In the third picture mcelaura and bandsman are both CORRECT..............Joe Whelan and Jimmy Murphy are both there, with Kevin and Agatha.....................................................................


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northbrook wrote:

In the third picture mcelaura and bandsman are both right.............

Ive been scrolling up and down....counting pics...asking myself..what is northbrook on about!!
Of course you meant that they are both CORRECT,and NOT both on the right of the pic!! :rotfl:


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I hope your head wasn`t light....................................


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northbrook wrote:
I hope your head wasn`t light....................................

Not your fault northbrook...I was flying through the posts as it was zz:zz time!!


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Pauline Reardon wrote:
Lovely to see these old photos - Kevin was a great friend of my fathers and the yard where they overwintered was just round the forner from where we lived on the Burren Road. I remember the great fire when it was all destroyed.

Incidentally I remember that on the same site someone used to keep pigs - they scared me half to death on my way home from Dromore Road Primary. They squealed so much I was sure someone was slaughtering them.



Would i be right in saying you lived just across the road from the graveyard near McCourts? :--)


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Yes. I lived across from the graveyard. Don't remember the McCourts though. O'Hare the builder was our next door neighbour. Ours was the house with the big long garden and my father grew almost everything we ate including apples. There was always someone creeping through the potatoes scrumping apples. I rememember an older boy called Raymond who lived near the C&C plant on Charlotte Street that my father caught and tried to choke in the back yard.


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Pauline, did you live in the house that Halls now live in, between O'Hares and Kinneys ;--)


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Sorry don't know the Kinneys - been away almost 50 years. Iv'e been trying to think about the folk who lived in the road - the first one was a very genteel lady with an American/Canadian accent, then came the Irwins, then the Whites, then the Stevensons and the Miss Stoddards and then us, then O'Hares and the Orrs and I can't remember who lived in the last house. I know that on the site of our house they built two bungalows one with its gable end facing the road. Any help? When I first saw that one I thought of the sweat and toil my father put into digging that lot by hand to grow spuds and veg - a bit sad.


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The place where you lived with the two bungalows is now owned by the Kinneys. Mrs. Kinney lived in the original house and her son built the bungalow with the gable wall facing the road.
I lived in No. 3 and am the middle daughter of John & Lily Whyte, but at the time you were there my grandparents lived in that house. I know your nephew Mel as he just lived up the road from us. :D


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I thought John & Lily lived there when I was at home. I remember a daughter called Mary and another who was married to a trawlerman from Kilkeel. Am I on the right generation and do you remember me?


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Pauline Reardon wrote:
I thought John & Lily lived there when I was at home. I remember a daughter called Mary and another who was married to a trawlerman from Kilkeel. Am I on the right generation and do you remember me?


My grandparents were Jack & Mary Whyte, their only son John was my father, he married Lily Linden (my Mum). My Dad had four sisters. Helen, Anne, Kathleen & Mary. We didn't move into 3 Burren Rd until 1960.


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Got it now - thanks! One more piece in the jigsaw. Do you know Mel's Mum and his sister Jenny too?


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Pauline Reardon wrote:
Got it now - thanks! One more piece in the jigsaw. Do you know Mel's Mum and his sister Jenny too?


Yes Pauline, I know Mel's Mum, Jenny and Adele.
Hope you realise this forum can become very addictive :D


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Tell me about it! After 40 happy years I'm heading for divorce and my new computer is headed for the trash can! I've only had this one for a week as a replacement for one that was so slow it was going backwards.


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Pauline Reardon wrote:
Tell me about it! After 40 happy years I'm heading for divorce and my new computer is headed for the trash can! I've only had this one for a week as a replacement for one that was so slow it was going backwards.


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Reading back over the posts and remembering the fire - does anyone remember if the old man who was watchkeeper survived the fire?


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Liz, did the Kinney's who lived on the site of out house have something to do with a newsagents?


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Pauline Reardon wrote:
Liz, did the Kinney's who lived on the site of out house have something to do with a newsagents?


Not that I know of Pauline...


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Liz, I have found a photo of the old house on the Burren Road and couple of my parents - can these be posted?


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Pauline...I asked this question in an earlier post but you may not have seen it......Do you have a connection with a Cherry Walker?


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Pauline Reardon wrote:
Liz, I have found a photo of the old house on the Burren Road and couple of my parents - can these be posted?


If you e-mail them to Brian, he will post them for you Pauline.
I haven't tried posting myself yet :D


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