Jamison Garage on Shore Road Belfast- Updated Picture(s)

I talked about the most recent picture I had of the family garage on the Shore Road, Belfast in a previous post ; the picture from the 1950's was sourced from the Belfast Forum, an invaluable source of history, pictures and local knowledge for all things Belfast; there's a particularly great (and very long!) thread about …

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Desperately Seeking Hilda…

When one of my Jamison cousins reconnected with me recently  I was able to add to my treasure trove of pictures of my aunts and uncles when they were younger. As well as some cracking pictures of his mum, Richard sent me two pictures of my aunt Hilda as a young woman. This was great for …

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Welcome to long-lost relatives; Richard, David and Aunt Phyllis

My father, (Frederick) Ian Jamison, had seven full siblings and two half-sisters from his mother's first marriage, not an unusual family size for that generation of Irish families. Over the years and the distances between the surviving siblings, their children, and grandchildren, some of us have lost touch.  It's always wonderful when we reconnect, and …

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Jamison Family Garage, Shore Road, Belfast

Many thanks to the Belfast forum, where this wonderful picture was posted; it shows most of the family home and garage, which were situated on Shore Road, North Belfast, alas demolished in the 1980's. Fred and Eliza Jamison moved their young family here from Lisburn in the 1950s' and Fred set up business as Loughside …

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Happy New Year to Jamisons, Friends and Family!

Here's hoping that 2012 is a better year for some of my Jamison family than 2011 was. 2012 is also going to be the year I finally start to get down on paper (or on a Word document) some of the tales, anecdotes and memories of my immediate family, my life in Belfast, and the …

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Wonderful Purcell Pictures and Updates!

From: 22nd September 2009 The home and gallery pages have been updated with a beautiful picture of my paternal gradmother, Eliza McCurdy Purcell - we had no pictures of our grandmother at all, so this is a wonderful addition. Many thanks to Colin and Irene for providing a copy, and lots of fantastic and new …

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