Brendan McDade continues his reminiscences of the characters from his childhood.
Characters Of Old Belfast – The Buttermilk Man
Characters Of Old Belfast – The Brush Salesman
We may have thought Indians trying to sell you things was a modern invention. Never mind calling you up, back in the 50’s they used to come to your door Brendan McDade tells the story of the brush salesman.
Characters Of Old Belfast – The Vegetable Man
Brendan McDade remembers some of the wonderful characters from his childhood. In this tale he tells the story of Mickey McCartan, the vegetable man.
Gerry Kinnane and Team Ireland Racing Cars
Brendan McDade tells the story of a local sporting hero Gerry Kinnane…
The Christmas Clubs of the Nineteen Fifties
Brendan McDade remembers how Christmas clubs brought excitement and anticipation to Christmas…
Geordie the Fixer
Geordie fixed things, all sorts of things, but for us kids growing up he was the main man for fixing bicycles. There was very little he didn’t know about bikes. He worked from a rather ramshackle lock up in Spinner Street just off the Falls Road in Belfast. At one corner of the street stood a hardware […]
A remembrance of the days when pubs bottled their own Guinness…
Back in the day it was common for pubs to bottle their own Guinness. Here Brendan McDade, and ex barman, talks about the bottling process.