"What happened to my old street?"
Norah Collins nee Lee - Aug '08
Hi Ella. I am in our Linda's having a girly night looking
for old friends and neighbours - just came across your
email. Kathy and Vera are coming home next March. We
will all get together there are know friends like old
friends love you all. Norah Collins nee Lee
Josephine Ronquist - July '08
Hi, my mother Josephine McQuade was born to Elizabeth and Robert McQuade at 36 Skipton St.Elizabeth worked in a mill and died of cancer in Belfast Union. Robert came over to the states and died shortly after.My Mother and 2 brothers went to Dr. Barnardos. I am hoping someone will remember them or at least remember her older brother as he was 15 and walked with a limp.This all happened in the early 1900's any stories or pictures would be greatly appreciated.
My email address is: jaronquist at hotmail dot com. Thanks
Pearl Clifton McHillips - June '08
Hi my name is Pearl Clifton, my mums name is Lily Gorman, but many peaple called her lilybo. I was born in Skipton street in 1963 and my sister Mandy was born in 1965, sadly she passed away in 2001 with breast cancer. We had some great times in the street with our friends the prices, and we all are still friends till this day.
Harold Dinks Baxter - June '08
Hi my name is Harold Baxter ( dinks ) I was born in 85 methuen st in 1955. My mothers name was Minnie Hutton, my uncles were Mick Hutton, Andy ,Jimmy, ta, Joe and there was aunt Nell. My granda and granny were Josie and Aggie Hutton. We lived next door to Vicki Pavis.
My fathers side were Baxters and they were brough up in the skip. They lived in the first house which was a shop at some stage. My father was Harry Baxter or narlie as he was called and then there were Victor, Hughie, Albert, Joe, and ta and aunt Josie.
Diane Hanna - Jan '08
I was born in Skipton Street 1968. My mummy's maiden name is Ellen Gorman and
my granny lived near the mission. The fire station and potato factory are away
and its replaced by Punjana Tea.
Ella Milligan - Jan '08
This is Ella one of the Gormans from Skipton Street. I remember the
Lee's and the Connor's and remember the happy times and fun we had when we
played in the street as chidren. Do you remember the Arch at July and the music
played through the night. Trouble free days. Can anyone remember Mrs Wattys,
Mrs Barrs and Gillespie and Alfies Chippers? I would love to hear from anyone
with memories of Skipton Street or the Alberbridge Road Area.
PS We wont mention Geordies the Pawn. Even though many a dinner wouldn't have
been had without him.
gerry cupples - Oct '07
Is skipton street carrick hill ? my dad was
gerry cupples family still there the kelly's
Julie Allan - Apr '07
I am researching my family tree and my Gt Gt
Gt Grandfather Samuel Cupples (or Cuppels) was born
in Antrim about 1796. Would anyone have any idea how
I can confirm this and where I could obtain records
from that time. I live in the North of Scotland so my
research is done by internet or post.
Thank you Julie Allan
A Jones - Apr '07
You can see some photos of St Mary Magdalene Church
on our website -
Margaret Rankin - Mar '07
H i all i used to work in ewarts mill crumin rd and
in gallagers would love to hear from anyone who might
remember me this was early 50s i lived in harrison st
now called harrison parade [how posh] anyone who lived
nearby id love to hear from you .people id love to hear
from margater addis ,oliver young .sadie orr.with the
beautiful hair .just anyone who recalls the good old
crumlin rd in the 50s savoy cinama .stadium .and of
course the ranch anyone ever 50 will know the ranch
lol .i await some news thank you all the best .
Carol Fulton - Feb '07
I am interested in getting any information or memories
of St Mary magdalene Church in Donegal Pass. If anyone
has information, photos, stories please contact me.
Michele - Feb '07
I was just wondering! My father was born in antrim and
lived in ship street, larne harbour. I am hoping to
visit Larne in march next year and wanted to know if
ship street was still there. A small row of terraced,
forecourted houses. I've heard they may have been pulled
down. Can you tell me if this is so?
B Johnson - Oct '06
Hi does anyone remember the McKeowns of 2 Skipton Street
and what happened to them or wher they went to. If anyone
has any information please email me at ni7031 @ ntlworld
Any information at all will help me in tracing my family
Tommy Cupples - Jan '06
My name is tommy cupples.
I lived in belfast in 1971 in Methuen street just behind
St.Patricks church on the Newtownards rd.
Does anyone remember any of the Cupples from that day???
Alice nee Cupples - May 05
hi vera alice here. yes i have my big bros bobby he
is still in belfast john lives in birmingham sadly albert
died two years ago davie lives in skegness i am here
in glasgow it is great to hear from someone who remembers
the skip happy days ? i remember the macrackens i have
heard of the the name gormans i think they were my brothers
age hope you get this email as i am new to computers
my husband got me this for christmas still learning
bye for now thanks for answering alice
Vera Burton - May 05
Hi Alice, last time we were home 1996 the skip was
long gone, but the fire station was still there although
I'm not sure if it was still in use. my name is Vera
Burton, nee Connor,were your brothers John and Bobby?
if you want to know about some of the people like
Lee girls Gormans etc., shoot me an email VERA B
Alice nee Cupples - March 05
Hi, I left Belfast 35 yrs ago. I was wondering what
happened to Skipton St and the firestation and some
of the people?
I was born in Skipton Street 1968. My mummys maiden name
is Ellen Gorman and my grsnny lived near the mission.
The fire station and potato factory are away and its replaced
by Punjana Tea