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M. H. Clarke, Xmas 1908

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May she to whom this book belongs, Few troubles meet if any, Her house of grief may they be few, Her happy moments many. Wm. Hall 1st Nov. 1909
2) Make the most of what God has given you and you may be happy if you will. I. Simpson 2nd as.10
3) Let not one look of fortune cast you down, She were not fortune is she did not frown, Those that do braveliest bear her scorns awhile, Are those on whom at last she most will Smile. Eva
4) M. H. C.
5) A Puzzle - If kisses all were pence apiece, And words a groat a score, A kiss to every twenty words, And twenty kisses in the hour. Visit the fair one twice a week, And stop from eight to one, How long would Willie Kiss & Talk, Till through one hundred pounds he'd run?; Be good, sweet maid & let who will be cleaver, Do noble things, not dream them all day long, And so make life, death, and the vast forever, One grand sweet song. E. Smith 2/11/09
6) When the summer sun is sinking, And your thoughts from care are free, When of absent friends your thinking, Won't you sometimes think of me. Wm. A. Hall 1st Nov. 1909
7) Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our own foibles springs, Since life's best joys are Peace and Ease, And few can save or serve but all can Please. Oh, let the ungentle spirit learn from thence, A small unkindness is a great offence. Leslie Anderson 8 November 1909

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A Good Name - Good name in man and woman, Is the immediate jewel of their souls, Who steals my purse steals trash; tis something, nothing; 'Twas mine, tis his and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed. W.J.D. Shakespeare
2) Toast - Here's to you as good as you are, And here's to me as bad as I am, As good as you are, And as bad as I am, I'm as good as you are, Bad as I am. K.M? 17.11.27
3) I live for those who love me, Whose heart are kind & true; For the Heaven that smiles above us, And awaits my spirit too; For all human ties that bind me, For the task by God assigned me; For the bright hopes left behind me, and the good that I can do. Lily Gorman 6th Dec 10
4) Soft as the voice of an angel, Breathing a lesson unheard, Hope with her gentle persuasion, Whispers a comforting word, Wait till the tempest is over, Wait till the darkness is gone, Hope for the Sunshine to-morrow, After the showers are done. Leslie Anderson 8-11-09
5) Opportunity - Time wears all his locks before, Take thou hold upon his forehead; When he flees he turns no more, And behind his scalp is naked, Works adjoined have many stays, Long demures breed new delays. M. Magee 18.4.10
6) I live for those who love me, For those who hold me true, For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too. For the good that needs assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do. E. Pierce, 34 Lawrence Street, Belfast
7) It was peeping through the bramble, that little wild white rose, Where the hawthorn hedge was planted, my garden to enclose, All beyond was fern and heather; all within was sun and shelter, and the wealth of beauty's store; But I did not heed the fragrance of floweret or tree, For my eyes were on that rosebud, and it grew tool high for me. In vain I strove to reach it, through the tangled mass of green - It only smiled and nodded, behind its thorny screen; Yet, thro' that Summer morning, I lingered near the spot, Oh, why do things seem sweeter if we possess them not? My garden buds were blooming, but all that I could see, Was that little mocking white rose, hanging just too high for me. So in life's wider garden, there are buds of promise too, Beyond our reach to gather, but not beyond our view; and, like the little charmer, that tempted me astray, They steal out half the brightness, of many a Summer's day. Oh, hearts that fail with longing, for some forbidden tree, Look up, and learn a lesson, from my white rose and me. 'Tis wiser far to number, the blessings at my feet, Than ever to be sighing, for just one bud more sweet. My sunbeams and my shadows, fall from a pierced hand; I can surely trust His wisdom, since His heart I understand, and maybe in the morning, when His blessed face I see, He will tell my why my white rose, grew just too high for me. R. 24.11.10

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I want to write in your album, But I don't know how to begin, I have nothing original in me, Only original sin. - If writing in albums, True friendship ensures, With the greatest of pleasure, I'll scribble in yours. - Two's company, three none, Four's all right if two walk on. M.J.
2) A True Man - Who is a brave man? Who?, He who dares defend the right, When right is miscalled wrong; Who dares do right, whate'er betide; Who, fearing God, fears none beside - This man has courage true. H.D.
3) To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou cans't not then be false to any man. Shakespeare. ? Fleming 29th Oct. 1909
4) Well Barney, is it a boy or a girl? Barney - Faith I clane forgot to ask, I don't know whether I'm an Uncle or an Aunt. M.H.C.
5) Show me a man of honest heat, with soul exempt from pride, Who loves to take a brothers part and would his failing hide, Who shuns the false & loves the real, in virtue never tires, And I will show you my ideal, the man my soul admires. S. Downey, 22/24 High Street, Belfast 26/10/'19
6) Morning - See the day begins to break, And the light shoots like a streak, Of subtle fire. The wind blows cold, While the morning doth unfold. W.D.
7) Let each man learn to know himself, To gain that knowledge let him labour, Improve those failings in himself, Which he condemns so in his neighbour. How lenient our own faults we view, And conscience voice adroitly smother, But Oh, how harshly we review, The self same errors in another. II - If in self judgement you should find, Your deeds to others are superior, To you has Providence been kind, As you should be to those inferior. Example sheds a genial ray, Of light, which men are apt to borrow, So first improve yourself today, And then improve your friend tomorrow. M. Boyd 29/10/09

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Through the walks of this life, We all need an umbrella, May yours be upheld, By a handsome young fellow. - Good girls love their brothers, So good have I grown, I love other girl's brothers, As well as my own. A. Patterson 7.12.10
2) Gertie at Scarborough - Olivia Genevieve Hall? 7 Dec 1910 or 1916
3) As sure as comes your wedding day, A broom to you I'll send, In sunshine use the bottom part, In storms the other end. Frances McLoughlin 11.6.09
4 & 5) Tis a good old world we live in, If we only make it so, If we only scatter sunshine round about' And the ones who always treat it, As a wilderness of woe, Are the ones the world is better off without. - What's the use of always grumbling, What's the use of looking glum, What's the use of writing melancholy verse; Let us take life's dispensations, very calmly as they come, And remember, that the evil might be worse. - If we haven't much to live for, Let us live for what we have, And be cheerful as the days go rolling by; Let us try to others wounded, To supply a healing salve, And be happy while we live until we die. Frances McLoughlin 11.6.09
6) He that shuts Love out, in turn shall be shut out from Love & on her threshold lie, Howling in the darkness. Tennyson. W. Ferguson 31/12/1910
7) (hard to make out) "Man dreams of Fame while woman wakes to love" True: Love, tho' Love were of the grossest, carves A portion from the solid present, eats Fame, And uses, careless of the rest; But the Fame that follows death is nothing to us. Mollie McCormack

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"If you know of a thing that will darken the joy, Of a man or a woman, a girl or a boy, That will wipe out a smile, or the least way annoy, It's a pretty good plan to forget it" W.J.D.
2) When in the sultry glebe I faint, Oxon the thirsty mountain paint, To fertile vales, and dewy meads, Thy weary wandering steps he leads, Where peaceful rivers soft and slow, Amid the verdant landscape flow.
3) Forget-me-not, is all I ask, If that be too much, Forget-me. M. G.
4 & 5) Christian Charity - I know two women and one is chaste, And cold as snow on a Winters waste, Sinless even in deed and thought, As a man born dumb in Speech errs not. But she has malice towards her kind, A cruel tongue and a jealous mind, Full of envy with a heart of greed, She judges the world by her narrow creed. A breeder of quarrels, a ? of hate, Yet she holds the key to Society's gate. The other woman with heart of flame, Went mad o'er a love that marred her name, And out of the grave of her murdered faith, She arose like a soul that passed through death. Her heart is loving, her pity is broad, It covers the world like the mercy of God. A healer of suffering, a soother of woes, Peace follows her footsteps, where-ever she goes. The nobler life of the two no doubt, Yet Society locks her out. J. Anderson
6) The night, has a thousand eyes, The day, but one. Yet the light, of a whole world dies, When day, is done; The soul, has a thousand eyes, The heart, but one, Yet the light, of a whole life dies, When love, is done. W. Geddis. Bangor
7) The Helpful Way - Deeds of love do cheer and bless, The most laborious life; Words of peace and gentleness, Prayers in crowded moments given, Of tumult, toil, or woe. Sweeten with a breath from Heaven, Our weary path below. M. D. 1929

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I have a secret sweet for you, and in my heart 'tis hidden deep, and it thrills me through and through, it will no longer keep. Haste, Haste and tarry not, Least I tell it to the birds, Least perchance it be forgot, Precious loving words. delays are dangerous, Leslie Anderson 8.11.09
2) When hope within the heart is faint, And Duty's path is dim, Give not thyself to weak complaint, Though heights be hard to climb. But with what gift and grace is thine, Arouse thy flagging powers, And fuller light shall on thee shine, From other world's than ours. M. Geddis, Bangor
3) A kiss may be given to many, Tis only of friendships a part, But don't give a kiss unto any, That has not the Core of your heart. Two in a hammock etc. etc. L. Fleming, 29 Oct. 1909
4) M.H.C.
5) Here is an ancient saying, Which nevertheless is true, Tis never trouble trouble, Till trouble troubles you. For if you trouble trouble, Ere trouble troubles you, You'll only double trouble, And trouble others too. Lillian McAleese 2/11/09
6) Definition of a Kiss - illegible L. Anderson
7) The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel; This above all, to thine ownself be true; & it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. May Magee 19/4/10

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"In peace let me resign my breath, And thy salvation see; My sins deserve eternal death; But Jesus died for me" W. J. D.
2) Light after darkness, Gain after loss, Strength after suffering, Crown after cross. E. M. D.
3) "Truth" - There never was a product made- This truth you must confess - But what some man could make it worse, And offer it for less. W. G.?
4) Mrs. Dalzell (inside cover of the book)

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Papers, Notes etc.


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) 1889 - Irish Land Commission, 15th November 1889 County Down, Lord Trevor, John & Robert Bell, Gransha
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1891 - Irish Land Commission, County Down, 22nd July 1891, Landlord Baron Trevor, Tenant John Bell & Robert Bell, Name of Lands Gransha - John H. Franks
4) 1916 - Ulster Building Works, 29th September 1916 Mr. Wm. J. Dalzell, Bell???, Ardenlee Parade, H. & J. Martin, Ltd.
5) 1916 - Ulster Building Works, 31st October 1916 Mr. W. J. Dalzell, B?ll???, Ardenlee Parade, H. & J. Martin, Ltd.
6 & 7) 1921 - Irish Land Commission, County Down, Lands Gransha, 1st June 1921, Mr. Robert Bell, Ballynahinch
8 & 9) 1921 - Land Registry of Ireland, Downpatrick, Land Titles, 7th July 1921, Mr. Robert Bell, Gransha, Dromara, Co. Down
   
1930 - 29th December 1930, Postmark Leicester to Miss Aggie Glanfield (Stanfield), Ballym????, Ballyward, Banbridge, Co. Down
1931 W. G. Wilson &^ Sons, Solicitors, Mrs. M. H. Dalzell, Administratrix of W. J. Dalzell, decd.
    
1941 - H. W. Coldwell, August - A Tall Ship on Other Naval Occasions by "Bartimeus
G.O.N.I. Ulster Savings Certificates Mrs. M. B. Coldwell, 28 Manna Grove, Belfast

Scotties
The Sheik of Araby - My old man said follow the band - Hands knees bumps a daisy - Yes we have no bananas - Have you ever been lonely - Baby face - Toot toot Tootsie - Swannie - Its one of those days - I wonder why you keep me - I'll be your Savel? ??? - Who's taking you home.

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David Macks Mother was Dalzell, sister of Hugh Dalzell, wealthy salt owner of Newry, Martha Dalzell married Kirk of Kirk Hill. William Dalzell married Martha Kirk, daughter of Martha Dalzell

2) Deaths - James Bell - Father Nov. 20th 1875
Agnes Bell - Mother Feb. 3rd 1878
James Bell - Son America
Mrs. Aikin - Daughter Sep 11th 1881
Eliza Jane Bell - Daughter March 4th 1889
John Henery Bell - Son Dec. 21st 1904
Mary Bell - Daughter Mrs. Dalzell Feb. 18th 1908
William Bell - Son May 4th 1945
Mrs. Scott - Daughter April 27th 1914
Mrs. Marget Malcomson - Daughter Feb. 14th 1899
Thomas Bell - Son Jan 2nd 1919
Robert Bell - Son April 4th 1930
William James Dalzell - June 10th 1931

3) - James Bell - Father Nov. 20th 1875                     
Agnes Bell - Mother Feb. 3rd 1878   
James Bell (not married) - Mrs. Aikin Sep. 11th 1882        
Eliza Jane Bell (not married) - March 4th 1889
John Henery Bell (not married) - Dec. 21st 1904
Mary Bell (Mrs. Dalzell) - Feb. 18th 1908
William Bell (not married) - May 4th 1915 (see above list 1945?)
Mrs. Scott (Sarah Ann Bell) - April 27th 1914
Mrs. Malcomson (Bell) - Feb. 14th 1899
Thomas Bell (James & Jacks Father) - Jan 2nd 1919
Robert Bell (not married) - April 4th 1930
William James Dalzell (son Mary Bell) - June 10th 1931
Mary Emma Dalzell (daughter Mary Bell Dalzell) March 2nd 1955
Martha daughter
Agnes daughter
William Walter - Son of William James Dalzell, James Dalzell married Jessie Brand
Francis Henry Son unmarried
Mary Bell daughter married H. W. Coldwell

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Will be informed by ward sister of the death & she will arrange a convenient time to attend hospital. The body will be kept in hospital mortuary pending funeral arrangements, when the undertaker can take the body away. The doctor in the hospital will give a medical cert. if cause of death is known, or he may request permission to carry out a post mortem if cause of death is uncertain.
2) Only arrange funeral if you are sure death has not to be reported to Coroner. Go to undertaker & he will give estimate for type of funeral you desire. Additional payment for flowers, newspaper notices, cemetery fees, etc. & the undertaker can arrange for these. He will also help to decide where you wish the body to await funeral, the starting point & time & place of funeral. There will be a deed of grant if a grave space has been paid for in a cemetery.
3) To register death go to Registry of Births & Deaths with medical cert. of cause of death, which was issued by the hospital & Medical Board. The Registrar will require to know the date & place of death; the deceased's address, full names & surname, date & place of birth (town & county), occupation. If in receipt of pension, get two free certificates from Registrar. 1. Cert of disposal (for undertaker) 2. Cert of registration of death for Dept. of Health & Social Services to claim death grant.
4) If there is to be a funeral service, contact relevant person of particular faith & arrange for the person who will conduct the service & where it will take place.
27th Jany 1911, Hanley?/ Seddenfield? Civil Servant, Invalidity Pension
5) Death at Home - Inform family doctor. Inform minister of religion. Find out if there is a will & who is responsible for dealing with it. Get medical cert free of charge from family doctor showing cause of death. Register death at Dept. of the Dist. Council for area in which death occurred. (Lisburn Borough Council, Registrars office, Town Hall, Castle Street, Lisburn). Take medical cert of cause of death. Not Health Services Medical card. Give date & place of death, full names & surnames, date & place of birth, occupation. Was dead person getting pension or allowance from public funds. Get two free certificates from Registrar, One for funeral undertaker - a cert of disposal & cert of registration if both for Social Security purposes only.
6) You can also purchase additional certificates from Registrar. Going to funeral undertakers. You may request written estimate for basic simple funeral. Additional amount for flowers, newspaper notices, cemetery fees. The account for funeral is responsibility of the person making arrangements.
In loving remembrance of dear brother. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing brother. Harry

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1949 - County Borough of Belfast Dundonald Cemetery Received from Mr. Francis Henry Dalzell, 49 Ardenlee Parade, Belfast. Section C5 Class 3 Nos. 297 & 298 10th January 1949
2) 1958 - County Borough of Belfast Parks and Cemeteries Committee Dundonald Cemetery 15th December 1958 Received from Messrs. David Ireland & Coy., Lisburn Road, Belfast for burial of Martha Dalzell Section C3 Class 3 No. 620
3) Iain Stronach, 72 Belsize Road, Lisburn, 12 Beechhill Gardens, Dr. & Mrs. Ward, Lewis Jones Hall, University College, Swansea, West Glamorgan
4) 1950 - County Borough of Belfast Dundonald Cemetery per Mr. T. Bell, 28th June 1950 Received from Messrs. Thos. Johnson & Sons, Ltd., Bedford Street, Belfast for burial of Sarah McKee Section C5 Class 3 No. 297
no image - 1967 last will and testament of Margaret Hadassah Dalzell, 49 Ardenlee Parade, Belfast (Widow) Died 12th December 1967 City Hospital, Belfast, will executed 21st September 1967, Francis Henry Dalzell, Tax Official and William Walter Dalzell, Clonmore Park, Lambeg (sons) Mary Bell Coldwell (daughter)
Witnesses F. J. Aicken, Ardenlee Parade, Bread Sales Man & H. E. Hillis, Greenore Street, Housewife
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Mr. Neil Hunter outside Harding Memorial School, Cregagh Road, with his painting of the school, which is celebrating its 70th birthday in April.  Mr. Hunter's work now takes pride of place in the principal's office at the school, at which he is a former pupil.

     1983 - Harding Memorial is Seventy - In this article, Mr, Neil Hunter, of Braniel, a former pupil of the school, traces the history of Harding Memorial Primary School, on the Cregagh Road, from its opening in 1913.  During the 13 years following 1888, when Belfast received the Royal Charter, the population rose by about 100,000.  This massive increase was due mainly to the rapid expansion of established manufacturing industries, such as linen, shipbuilding, tobacco, ropes and engineering, all of which were labour intensive activities, providing steadily increasing levels of employment, with a need for houses to accommodate the workers, with schools for their children.


A happy group of staff members at Harding memorial School, Cregagh Road, taken in 1938, to mark the retirement of Mr. D. F. Moore (centre of middle row) as principal.

Belfast occupied an area, mainly on the County Antrim side of the river Lagan, but gradually pushed its confines into County Down, towards the Castlereagh Hills, with new housing projects embracing Ravenhill, Woodstock, Cregagh and Beersbridge.  The introduction of limited horse tram services in 1872, followed in 1905 by a more comprehensive public transport network, using electric cars, accentuated the urban spread.  Relatively cheap travelling facilities made it possible for people to seek habitations further away from their working environments.  In 1910 Canon C. W. Harding, rector of Willowfield, sought land from Lord Arthur Hill, for a new school to alleviate the growing pressures on inadequate educational facilities.  At that time, the district was served by the small Willowfield National School, which was originally a one classroom structure, catering for all grades.


Melanie Young and Alan Stewart, members of the choir of Harding Memorial School, Cregagh Road, pictured with the trophy the school choir won for first place in the Under-12s Mixed Choir section at the 1983 Belfast Music Festival.

          NEED - There was dire need for more and better equipped accommodation to satisfy the elementary educational requirements in a rapidly growing community.  Canon Harding's new venture was supported by the Select Vestry and a plot of land on the Cregagh Road, adjacent to Dromore Street, was secured from the Marquis of Downshire.  The construction of Willowfield National School No. 2, commenced in June 1912 and by February 3rd, 1913, the two storey building, comprising eight classrooms, science room, cloakrooms and there was a spacious playing area.  The opening ceremony took place on April 5, 1913, and was performed by Mr. Edward Sclater, agent of the Downshire Estate.  Mr. D. F. Moore, principal of Willowfield National School (1900-1913), was appointed principal of the new school.


Staff members of the then Harding Public Elementary School in 1926; from left, Miss Florrie Bingham, Miss Lily Brown, Miss May Ard, Miss May Nevin, Mr. Honeyford, Miss Jessie Dickson, Mr. Bob McMaster, Miss Helen Greenfield, and Miss Kane

During his 25 Years in that office, there was a change of name, jurisdiction and substantial additions to the original structure.  The school was re-named as a memorial to Canon Harding, who died in 1922, and subsequently operated under the control of the new Belfast Education Committee, as Harding Memorial Public Elementary School.  To meet the needs of new housing developments a new south wing was opened in 1931, followed a few years later by the north wing and central hall complex, so by the mid-1930's, there was 16 classrooms, plus additional practical rooms for art and domestic science.  Even with these extensions which more than doubled the original capacity, classes in excess of 50 pupils were common during the pre-war years.
          PUPILS - Following the 1947 Education Act, Harding Memorial was retained as a Primary school, catering for pupils in the 5 to 11 age group.  This change, plus the advent of new schools in the area, brought about a marked improvement in the ratio of pupils to teachers.  Apart from some minor-war extensions the present suite of buildings appear, outwardly, substantially the same as it did, nearly fifty years ago.  Harding Memorial School, in its 70 years history, has been noted for high standards and dedicated teachers, under the guidance of three principals, D. F. Moore, A. R. Taylor, M.B.E., and the present incumbent, Robert Dawson.  Mr. Andrew Richard Taylor, who succeeded David Frederick Moore in 1938, performed the role with distinction until 1967 and now, 16 years later, is still active in pursuit of his varied interests.  The successive generations of pupils who have spent happy, and sometimes painful, moments within familiar precincts, from 1913 until the present era, will doubtless recall those other members of the staff with whom they were directly or indirectly associated.  I can remember with pleasure, people like the Misses Croft, Nevin, Ard, Martin, Brown, Bingham, Matchett, Towell, Graham, Lee, Benson, Dickson, Parker, McClure, Irwin, Griffin, M.B.E., Rowe, M.B.E. and my own favourite Roberta Taylor, who served on the female staff during the 1932-1938 period.  The make staff included Messrs. A. Lowry (later Principal of Rosetta), A. Carse (later Principal of Strand), C. Bell (later Principal of Euston Street) and N. Nesbitt (later Senior Lecturer at Stranmillis).  Miss Rowe later became Principal of an Intermediate school.


The 1931 staff of Harding Memorial School and visitors, assembled to mark the opening of the south wing at the school. From left: Miss Roberta Taylor, Miss May Martin, Miss Mary Croft (vice-principal), Dr. Alfred Moore, Miss Florrie Bingham, Mr. D. F. Moore, Miss Jessie Dickson, Rev. D. F. Moore, Miss May Towell, Rev. R. C. H. Elliott, Miss May Nevin, Miss Mary Ard, Miss Lily Brown, Miss Winnie Matchett, Miss Winsome Benson, Mr. Thomas Holland, and Mr. Andrew Taylor (vice-Principal)

No school can function without pupils and from amongst my contemporaries, there were girls like Molly Dale, Margaret Strain, Hilary Fisher, Maud Howey, Nell Ritchie, Eva and Irene Boyd, Patsy McMonagle, Maud Lyons and Rhona Brown, to name but a few . . . not forgetting lads like Tom Holmes, Tom Williams, Ian McGowan, Billy Sparks, Sydney Spiers, Charlie Reid, Willie Standfield, James Carter (Principal of Braniel), and the Mason brothers, Fred, Tom and John.  Most of those mentioned, still reside in the area, but many others have vanished from the local scene.  Some, alas, have passed on.  I doubt if many of the contemporaries will still be around, to celebrate the Harding Centenary, in 2013, but when that time comes, I hope someone will think it worthwhile to write a much fuller account of the school's outstanding contribution in the field of local primary education.


Willowfield National School, Belfast - The card received from teacher David Moore by Anna Rogers 61 years ago

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1985 - Somerton House Opens, The Hospice Newsletter No. 15 May 1985
Somerton House, 74 Somerton Road, Belfast - Welcome
         
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1985 - Random Newspaper Stories
2) 1980s - Darren Clarke Golf
3) Letters - Belfast Telegraph - Hell of mental illness - ...continue to turn our backs on another third world community closer to home - the third and forgotten world of the long-stay psychiatric patient.  Like most people I didn't know what mental illness was until it came into my home.  I thought it was just a case of "pulling yourself together."  But six years ago my son had a nervous breakdown and, since then, he had been in and out of psychiatric hospital and was diagnosed as schizophrenic.  These six years have been hell on earth for him, and for us, his family.  I don't know much about psychiatry or nursing or how the welfare is organised, but I do know that not enough is being done for my son and the thousands like him in Northern Ireland.  Nor is enough being done for their relatives, for mental illness does not strike the individual alone - it turns families upside down.  And I have spoken to hundreds of patients and relatives who feel the same.  For years now I have thought and worried and moaned about the whole thing.  Now, with the help of God, I have decided to stop moaning and try to do something about it.  What exactly this will be I don't know.  I need the help and support of all relatives, friends and ex-patients who feel that psychiatric patients are a neglected group in our society.  If you would like to add your voice to mine, please contact me at the address below.  Mrs. Davison, 4 Linkview Park, Belfast
4) Courier - Random Stories
5) Crackdown Over Ulster Health Fraud
6) First Royal Microphones

1983 - The Courier May 19th 1983 - Hospital celebrates birthday - Serving for two decades
Albertbridge Road Day Hospital has celebrated the completion of two decades of providing a very special kind of service for the community.  Since it opened its doors 20 years ago, thousands of people, from adolescents to the elderly, have received help to cope with a large variety of psychiatric disorders.  Consultant psychiatrist Dr. Alex. Lyons said the hospital's main advantages were - no waiting lists, all staff coming into contact with the patients, no stigma attached and a continuing life in the community.  Speaking at the celebration party Dr. Lyons said it was indicative of the great team spirit that exists in the hospital that so many past and present staff had gathered to mark an important milestone in the hospital's history.
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J. Hamilton, Music Shop, 24 North Street Arcade, Belfast