Nostalgic memories of Portstewart's local history

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For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs.

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Right into the 1990's two fortune tellers adorned the Castle walk near Portnhapple. I had mine read about 40 years by Madam Anadine who also read tea leaves. She gave accurate predictions on career and living beyond the seas. She also predicted a major tragedy, which sadly, came true . Now the huts have just a foundation as a memory. Question, will others ever return?
I remember old Folie (his real name was Skillen) at his house at The Crescent. I can remember he was fond of the company of young folk and would be free with his drink as he told their fortunes. His adopted son Tommy suffered a very sad end. Folie aka Skillen was brought-up as a Catholic but the Church took a dim view of his snake-oil selling, fortune-telling, and adherence to Aleister Crowley's teaching. ...see more
Does anyone remember FOLIE? Back in the 1950s when I lived in West Park there was a well known man, usually located at the end of the castle walk near Portnahapple, who was famous for his ability to see into the future. Folie was a very quiet person, well liked, who went about his business and bothered no one. I have been searching the web to find any information about him but so far been unsucessful. Did ...see more