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by Malcolm McLellan
Mon August 21, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Do You Know ???
Topic: Who are these folks?
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: Who are these folks?

Boy in the first picture looks like Gene Osborne.
by Malcolm McLellan
Fri June 2, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: I Remember Hamlet
Topic: About Russ Lancaster
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: About Russ Lancaster

RUSSELL HAROLD LANCASTER, JR.
August 13, 1941 - February 16, 2017
by Malcolm McLellan
Tue May 16, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Our Hamlet forum
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Our Hamlet forum

Thanks David for providing us with this site where we can recall
and share memories of our home town. I have learned a lot and
look forward to something new every day.
by Malcolm McLellan
Sat May 13, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: Prayers & Obituaries
Topic: Clyde Eugene Wilson, Jr.
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Clyde Eugene Wilson, Jr.

Retired U. S. Navy Cmdr. Clyde Eugene Wilson, Jr., 85 passed away May 7, 2017 in Summerville, S.C. He was born in 1931 in East Spencer to Clyde E. Wilson, Sr. and Julia G. Wilson. He was raised in Hamlet, N.C. and was a member of the Hamlet High School class of 1949. He served in the U. S. Navy for ...
by Malcolm McLellan
Sun March 12, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: Prayers & Obituaries
Topic: John Charles Butcher
Replies: 0
Views: 159

John Charles Butcher

John Charles Butcher, born June 10, 1939, went home to be with Jesus and his beloved wife March 10, 2017, at the age of 77. John was born in Hamlet, NC and relocated to Jacksonville, Fl. during his long career with CSX. John is survived by his five children: Wayne Abernathy (Teresa), Valerie Sadler ...
by Malcolm McLellan
Thu February 2, 2017, 12:04 am
Forum: IRH-Bill Creech
Topic: Bill Creech 1989
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Bill Creech 1989

WILLIAM HERBERT CREECH JR. died in 2008 at the age of 91.
by Malcolm McLellan
Wed January 25, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: The Dinette 1947
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: The Dinette 1947

F. A. Tuthill opened The Dinette in 1947, I was there. The Dinette is still listed in the 1950 Hamlet phone book. It became The Pink Platter later when Mr. Tuthill sold it to open Hernando's Hideaway, a supper club on US 1. F. A. Tuthill is the father of Ronnie Tuthill, born in 1943, who was a star ...
by Malcolm McLellan
Tue January 24, 2017, 4:11 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: The Dinette 1947
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: The Dinette 1947

I worked for Mr. Tuthill when the Dinette first opened in 1947. It was still the Dinette in 1950.
The Pink Platter came later. I never knew it to be the Dinette again.
by Malcolm McLellan
Mon November 21, 2016, 10:15 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Purity Cafe ad 1936
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: Purity Cafe ad 1936

I guess you are thinking about the Quick Lunch which was next door toward the railroad tracks.
It was like a diner and not a part of the Purity Cafe. Other than good food it was known as a
place where train passengers could quickly buy cartons of cigarettes and was open 24 hours
a day.
by Malcolm McLellan
Mon November 21, 2016, 12:43 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Purity Cafe ad 1936
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: Purity Cafe ad 1936

Yes.
by Malcolm McLellan
Sun November 20, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Purity Cafe ad 1936
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: Purity Cafe ad 1936

In 1925 the Purity Cafe was located on Main St.across from the Union Hotel. In 1942 they moved into the former Post Office space at 4 Main St. across from the Terminal Hotel. The man you remember was called "Louie The Greek" whose name was Louis George Alexakus, Sr.(1909-1994). He came to ...
by Malcolm McLellan
Thu March 24, 2016, 8:57 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: First Presbyterian Church Hamlet
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: First Presbyterian Church Hamlet

Holy Week Worship Services
March 21-25, 2016
First Presbyterian Church, Hamlet, NC
Lunch served each day for $3.00
by Malcolm McLellan
Fri October 9, 2015, 5:46 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: graduated from HHS X 2 & attended 3 jr-sr.
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: graduated from HHS X 2 & attended 3 jr-sr.

The Class of 1935 was the last to graduate with eleven grades.
She then went back another year and graduated in the Class of 1936
the first class with twelve grades.
by Malcolm McLellan
Thu July 10, 2014, 10:36 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Pender Store in Hamlet
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: Pender Store in Hamlet

Pender Grocery was located on Hamlet Avenue five stores west of Roses 5 & 10. After the end of WW II, Pender moved across the street to a new building constructed between Hamlet Hardware and Enterprise Hardware and became a Colonial Store. Around 1949, Colonial Store moved to west of the bus sta...
by Malcolm McLellan
Tue July 8, 2014, 2:58 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Pender Store in Hamlet
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Pender Store in Hamlet

Does anyone remember a Pender store in Hamlet? What kind of store was it and
where was it located?
by Malcolm McLellan
Mon July 7, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: A&P 1935
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: A&P 1935

A&P in 1935 was located on Hamlet Ave. next to Rose's 5 & 10 (west).
by Malcolm McLellan
Thu January 9, 2014, 5:10 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: HAMLET HEDGES
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Re: HAMLET HEDGES

Bruce, the barber shop you remember on east Main Street was
Kendall's Barber Shop next to Stinson's Furniture Co.
by Malcolm McLellan
Thu January 2, 2014, 11:28 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: HAMLET HEDGES
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Re: HAMLET HEDGES

Sorry, I do not.
by Malcolm McLellan
Wed January 1, 2014, 9:46 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: HAMLET HEDGES
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Re: HAMLET HEDGES

Thanks Freddie. Good information. Do you know who
maintanes the hedges now?
by Malcolm McLellan
Wed January 1, 2014, 2:43 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: HAMLET HEDGES
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Re: HAMLET HEDGES

Must be Fred Case.
by Malcolm McLellan
Sun December 29, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: HAMLET HEDGES
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Re: HAMLET HEDGES

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Front Street, Hamlet
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by Malcolm McLellan
Tue November 5, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Seaboard Terminal and Hotel
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: Seaboard Terminal and Hotel

This is a Frank Marchant picture taken in 1910. As for the post,
my guess is that it was a gas light.
by Malcolm McLellan
Tue November 5, 2013, 2:37 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: Hamlet Snow Storm circa 1910-1920

This picture was taken in the middle of Main Street in 1912 in front of what is now Birmingham Drugs. This picture appears in "More Than A Memory" a Hamlet history published in 1997. It identifys only the same people you listed. The Terminal Hotel would have been east or below where the pi...
by Malcolm McLellan
Sat July 27, 2013, 9:51 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Richmond Theater
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

Re: Richmond Theater

Anyone remember what year it was destroyed by fire?
I don't know the answer.
by Malcolm McLellan
Wed April 17, 2013, 12:22 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Old Hamlet Building:
Replies: 20
Views: 8328

Louis George Alexakos, Sr. (1909-1994) residence at
time of his death was 113 East Main St. (little white house)
phone 582-4591. He had lived in a room at the Terminal Hotel
for 31 years until it was destroyed by fire April 9, 1993.
by Malcolm McLellan
Mon January 21, 2013, 1:59 pm
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Hamlet - five SAL lines?
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Hamlet:
1. east to Wilmington
2. east (brakes of at east junction) to Charleston & Savannah
3. north to Raleigh
4. south to Columbia & Savannah
5. west to Atlanta & Birmingham
by Malcolm McLellan
Wed December 19, 2012, 11:11 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Swift Company
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Swift & Co. is a food processing Company. This
building was used for the distribution of meat
products in the area. This building was built in
1924 by the Lackey estate to house Swift & Co.
and Star Fruit Co. and had, for the day, modern
refrigeration.
by Malcolm McLellan
Tue December 18, 2012, 11:13 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Swift Company
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

This is the building on Main Street that the city converted
into a museum to house the "Tornado" engine. Across the
street from the new Welcome Center (Stinson's Furniture
building).
by Malcolm McLellan
Thu December 13, 2012, 9:23 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Another celebrity railroad traveler
Replies: 18
Views: 5648

The land on the southeast corner of Raleigh & Charlotte streets
after the Seaboard Annex Hotel was demolished in 1925 was
named Warfield Memorial Park in honor of the Seaboard president.
Southern National Bank (now BB&T) was built on this property.
by Malcolm McLellan
Thu December 13, 2012, 5:15 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Another celebrity railroad traveler
Replies: 18
Views: 5648

Jody are you saying the fact that Wallis' uncle S. Davies
Warfield (1863-1927) chairman & President of the Seaboard
Air Line Railway from 1918 to 1927 might have had some
influence on her choice of the Seaboard?
by Malcolm McLellan
Thu December 13, 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Another celebrity railroad traveler
Replies: 18
Views: 5648

King Edward VIII gave up the throne in 1936 in order to marry a divorced American socialite named Wallis Simpson in 1937. Upon his abdication he was given the title Duke Of Windsor and she became the Duchess Of Windsor. They lived in retirement in France for most of the rest of their lives. During W...
by Malcolm McLellan
Wed December 12, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Who's Phone Number Was This?
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Crew clerk SCL Hamlet yard
by Malcolm McLellan
Sat December 8, 2012, 11:30 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Hamlet PD Phone Number
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Police 222
Fire 76
by Malcolm McLellan
Mon December 3, 2012, 11:35 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Pink elephant in Mary Love Cemetary
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

The pink elephant grave stone in Mary Love cemetery marks the grave of Joseph W. Mitchell (1904-1969). It was done by Cohen Ludwig, a noted master carver and eredted in 1970. Mr. Mitchell was a committed convervative and requested the Republican Party symbol for his headstone. His wife Elizabeth Bea...
by Malcolm McLellan
Tue November 13, 2012, 12:47 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Town of Hamlet Trivia:
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

(1)
(2) The area known as Sandhills was known in 1872
as Shorteidge Mills and in 1873 named Hamlet.
(3) Sycamore Tree
by Malcolm McLellan
Sat November 3, 2012, 11:00 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Old Hamlet Building:
Replies: 20
Views: 8328

Louie The Greek's name was Louis G. Alexakos.
When he died he was living in the little house between
the Post Office and Dr. Cloniger's office on Main Street.
by Malcolm McLellan
Fri November 2, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Old Hamlet Building:
Replies: 20
Views: 8328

In 1905 the Happy Houligan Resturant (saloon) was at
that location. Although I am probabily the oldest member of
this site, I was not a customer of Happy's.
by Malcolm McLellan
Sat October 27, 2012, 11:33 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: New category
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

Frederick Clinton Branch (1922-2005) was the first
African American officer to be commissioned in the
US Marine Corp. in 1945.
by Malcolm McLellan
Sun June 24, 2012, 7:37 am
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Can you help identify?
Replies: 11
Views: 5745

My guess is 1947-48 at the country club. The boy dancing
with the girl in the plaid skirt & dark blouse is Buck Knotts.
The boy smiling over the girls head is J. S. Nolan.
by Malcolm McLellan
Tue May 29, 2012, 8:58 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Retouched photo
Replies: 22
Views: 8602

For those that have a copy of the Hamlet history published in 1997, More Than A Memory. On page 42, there is a picture taken in 1904 from the Express Co. looking west from the depot area, which shows a clear view of both the school and the hospital. I agree with Jody that the school is the better lo...
by Malcolm McLellan
Sat May 26, 2012, 9:56 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Retouched photo
Replies: 22
Views: 8602

This a view from Hamlet Hospital about 1912.
Photo by Frant Marchant. From th General
Negative Collection, N.C. State Archives, Raleigh, NC
by Malcolm McLellan
Sun September 11, 2011, 11:30 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Do you remember??? Hamlet Coca-Cola
Replies: 14
Views: 6266

Mrs. Jernigan's book of Hamlet history says 1948.
by Malcolm McLellan
Sun September 11, 2011, 7:32 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Do you remember??? Hamlet Coca-Cola
Replies: 14
Views: 6266

I think it was moved after the end of Word War II about 1946 0r 47.
by Malcolm McLellan
Tue August 9, 2011, 11:57 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: When Was The Hamlet Theater Closed?
Replies: 12
Views: 4306

When Was The Hamlet Theater Closed?

Does anybody know when Dr. Williamson Closed the Hamlet
Theater?
by Malcolm McLellan
Sat July 30, 2011, 2:13 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Do you know??? Hamlet News Messenger last edition
Replies: 7
Views: 4102

According to the Library Of Congress records it
ceased operation on Jan. 18, 1995.
by Malcolm McLellan
Fri July 29, 2011, 10:14 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Do you know??? Hamlet News Messenger last edition
Replies: 7
Views: 4102

Paper was sold in 1976 to the publisher of the Richmond
County Daily Journal and ceased publication as The
Hamlet News Messenger in 1993.
by Malcolm McLellan
Sun March 27, 2011, 10:34 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: W. R. Land Co., 1911
Replies: 9
Views: 4717

Belk's was on Main Street from 1932-1950 when they purchased
W. R. Land Department Store and moved to Hamlet Avunue. If
they were ever on Hamlet Ave & Bridges it was prior to 1932.
by Malcolm McLellan
Sun October 24, 2010, 11:28 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Please tell me about old Moncure Hospital
Replies: 13
Views: 7995

The Moncure Hospital was built during World War I by Col. William Moncure, Sr., who was Chief Engineer (Civil) and General Manager for the railroad in Raleigh, NC He built the hospital in Hamlet for his son, Dr. William M. Moncure, Jr., who operated the hospital after he returned from military servi...
by Malcolm McLellan
Fri September 10, 2010, 11:17 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Old aerial photo of Hamlet
Replies: 11
Views: 3949

The First Baptist Educational Building was dedicated May 6, 1962.

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