Brendan McDade continues his reminiscences of the characters from his childhood.
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Characters Of Old Belfast – The Buttermilk Man
By Brendan on September 19, 2012 in Childhood, How we lived, People
Characters Of Old Belfast – The Brush Salesman
By Brendan on September 17, 2012 in Childhood, How we lived, People
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
By Brendan on September 14, 2012 in Childhood, How we lived, People
Brendan McDade remembers some of the wonderful characters from his childhood. In this tale he tells the story of Mickey McCartan, the vegetable man.
Going for a wash at the Falls Baths…
By brian on May 19, 2012 in How we lived
The Falls Baths-A Memory. In the days before universal indoor plumbing, those who wished to maintain a reasonable standard of personal hygiene regularly patronised the public hot baths provided by the Corporation at the Falls Baths. On payment at the window, the prospective bather was provided with a ticket, a small piece of red carbolic […]
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