Category Archives: Belfast Social History

Moments in Time

Moments in Time. Posted on May 29th 2019 by irishroverpei I’m not sure this happens to others in my age group, but suspect it might. I’m in my 80th year and find my mind often travels back to the past. … Continue reading

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The Good Old Hockey Game?

Danger! might upset Hockey Fans. This will be a risky blog, I’m sure to get some angry responses, angry being the key word. When I arrived in Canada in 1964 I attempted to have hockey replace my favourite sport of … Continue reading

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Titanic Remembered

RMS Titanic = Then and Now Posted on April 14th 2019 by irishroverpei It is strange to think that over one hundred years ago this month, the great ship was only moments away from disaster. By the end of March … Continue reading

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Interview with the Author. “Lily and Me”

Interview With Author Frederick Ben Rodgers by NFReads.com http://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-frederick-ben-rodgers/ Introduction I was born in Belfast N.I on 15th January 1939 delivered at home by Dr Frederick Smith, for whom I was named. We lived in one of the thousands of … Continue reading

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Lily and Me

Looking for a good book to read or maybe a present for family or friend? This might be just what you are looking for. Although a memoir, it is definitely not stuffy or boring, as one might, at first think. … Continue reading

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No Green Beer

There are always two opposites expressed about Saint Patrick’s Day. One, its a great way to celebrate our Irish heritage. But sadly the other is to portray the Irish as a bunch of drunks. It is really disappointing to see … Continue reading

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A Good Read.

My Book – Lily & Me Now available as an E-Book. Go to http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/irishrover Truly a great story if you decide to buy, you will not regret it. A wonderful gift for Christmas and other occasions. Although a memoir, it … Continue reading

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Remember Remember the Fifth of November

Although I have lived in Canada for more than 50 years I still recall the excitement we children  experienced on November 5th. Guy Fawkes day. Its not celebrated here in Canada, at least not in my neck of the woods. … Continue reading

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No Smoking!

The 1950’s, When Smoking was Fashionable Posted on Sept 19th 2018 by irishroverpei The photo is of a Woodbine Cigarette package in the 1950s, there was no health warnings on packages. today most brands must display a large warning printed … Continue reading

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My Opinion is of No Value????

Just yesterday I ran into a very obnoxious encounter on FB with one Kelly Robinson. Clearly this young lady believes I have no right to an opinion that opposes her opinion. She showed no respect for my views and answer … Continue reading

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