10th February, 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
When waters cease to touch the shore, and new
born babies fail to cry; When summer suns no longer set, my love
for you will die.
When moonlights glow on lovers fade, and stars refuse to shine; When mothers arms dont heal each woe, your love will not be mine.
When eyes dont meet across a room, when Santa doesnt show; When roses lose their fragrance, from you Ill have to go.
When absence wont cause hearts to ache, words of love we no longer send; When lips dont meet to seal our dreams, then our love affair will end.
For Mary, my forever loving Valentine.
FROM A 50's CHILD
I enjoyed reading the article Bowling Memories which reminded me of the Tinney Shed known as Bellas Shop. The shop was situated at the entrance of what is now Calderwood Estate. The entrance to the estate had two large wrought iron gates with the name Montpellier written on them. O often wondered what became of those gates?
Bellas Shop was owned by Mrs. Trinder, subsequently known as Mrs. Hennessey. The shop old nearly everything in its loose form, weighing the goods before putting them into a bag. The range of items sold included tea, sugar, oatmeal, mixtures, lemonade and parafin oil (Esso Blue)! You could buy either white lemonade, called Jennings, or red lemonade, called Little Nora, she was bottled in Bandon.
Everything sold in Bellas Shop had one distinctive flavour (even the Woodbines). Have you guessed yet? Thats right - Parafin Oil !!!
A 50s Child.
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