"I recognise my dad in this photo. He used to
wax lyrical about The Blackie Boys - such a legendry bunch,
'Feert fi naebody'. I got a warm feeling on first sight of 'The
I've never seen the name written before, then
when I saw the photograph, the hairs stood up on the back of my neck.
That’s my Dad (George Regan) in the front right , he looks the smallest of
My dad was born in May 1923. I He first
lived at No 13, Blackfriars Street. They then moved to No 2, just above
Kerr's shoe shop on the High Street side and Teddy's Dairy Blackie side.
Across the road from the stair entrance was
the legendary Willie Leydons.
Some of the names mentioned in the stair at
No 53 on the
Blackfriars Street page also stayed at No 2 in the 1950s and 1960s.
I think they all moved as the families got larger or smaller. The O'Neils
and the Gows seem to ring a bell, but all of the names sound familiar."
"Thanks for the memory, and most of all the
photograph. I stumbled on this site whilst looking for something else. The
Internet has its critics, but I this photo certainly brought back a memory
from the past to me.
Dave Regan: December 2, 2014