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carlisle pier

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:53 pm
by grammer
heard on the news today that demolition teams are on the Carlile Pier

they are gonna flat the lot apparently -but leave anything with historical links :-| :-| :-| :-|

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:00 pm
by Strum
Oh no. Better get a few last shots eh! :cool:

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:01 pm
by grammer
dead right strum -anyone near the pier use your camera quick--

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:38 pm
by KellyKid
grammer wrote:dead right strum -anyone near the pier use your camera quick--


http://www.dlharbour.ie/content/history ... e_pier.php

Here is a link to some pics on Harbour website - KK

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:40 pm
by Strum
Thats exactly what I tried to do today Kelly! I told them I was from the Heritage society, sent down by the Harbour Company to record the Pier for posterity.
They wern't having ANY of it! Even the Harbour Police tried to get me in...absolutely no way!
Richard Boyd Barrett was there being interviewed and no way was he getting in either!
Anyway it will be gone in six weeks apart from the Victorian steel construction which is marked as protected.



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That's the protected steel shed in the middle.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:43 pm
by Strum
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Maybe they wont let anybody in because it looks like Asbestos those panels they are taking off???



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:44 pm
by Strum
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:27 pm
by Snowhite
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:37 pm
by Strum
Haha much better Snowy! I never even went around the other side. What's with the little Lightship?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:39 pm
by Snowhite
Dont know ?? still waiting for someone to buy it I suppose ;-) What would ye's say if we all clubed together and bought it ????????

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:01 am
by grammer
ahhh brilliant everyone
great to see the photos
how many thousands -no hundreds of thousands of people have gone thru'
"the pier" since the 1850/60/70s
on their way to a new life -many never to return
and in the good days passing backwards and forwards to new homes in the UK and returning once /twice -maybe more often to the town and old home
others waiting for the train into the city and their connections to the towns and cities through out the country -many often stepping out at mainline stations and making their way down the old roads and boreens to the back of beyond and their families and homes

a part of the past is biting the dust now

in a few years time -who will remember ????

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:23 am
by Strum
Snowhite wrote:What would ye's say if we all clubed together and bought it ????????



Yeah what about both of them, they look so cute together haha!

More money in a lightship restaurant than farming Snowy! :cool: :D ;-)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:25 am
by Strum
Great ones Grammer. :cool:

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:45 am
by farmboy
Grammer, between you and Strum and Snowy theres a lot of pleasure to be gleaned from all your photos, great stuff altogether.! I,ve too much on at the moment but I,ll be back. :cool:

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:49 am
by grammer
regards to you both friend--

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:43 pm
by jobyred
Excelent work guys, the best photos ive seen. I went to take a look and i have to say it brought a great big tear to my eye to see it been hacked at with that JCB. My brother Noel worked the ramp there for years and my unckel Harry Shortall tied up the ferrys. I could go anywhere around that pier because everyone who worked there knew me. Imagine the amount of men who went to war from there and the millions who emigrated to find better lives. Mindboggling.... it will be sadly missed.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:28 pm
by Strum
jobyred wrote:Imagine the amount of men who went to war from there and the millions who emigrated to find better lives. Mindboggling.... it will be sadly missed.



Between all the shipping lines over the years I'm sure they can come up with an approximation of how many people went through the harbour since it was built???

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:55 pm
by jordo
Heard the photos are great Guys, looking forward to see them. :D

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:14 pm
by grammer
eye eye ;-) ;-)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:53 am
by spudseamus
ahh they wouldn't treat asbestos sheeting like dat would they? -- surly not :shock:

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:00 pm
by KellyKid
jobyred wrote:Excelent work guys, the best photos ive seen. I went to take a look and i have to say it brought a great big tear to my eye to see it been hacked at with that JCB. My brother Noel worked the ramp there for years and my unckel Harry Shortall tied up the ferrys. I could go anywhere around that pier because everyone who worked there knew me. Imagine the amount of men who went to war from there and the millions who emigrated to find better lives. Mindboggling.... it will be sadly missed.


My great-uncle Henry "Hen" Kelly also worked there - he used to bring me comics which were not yet available in the shops and I was the envy of all the lads in my class. I often asked him what he did and he used to tell me that he tied up the ferry too - I always wondered what he did the rest of the time. Harry Shortall is also a relation of mine on my fathers side.

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Picture shows three Kelly brothers taken in Royal St. George Yatch Club, from left to right:
Henry (Hen) Kelly - worked on the Carlille Pier "tying up the mailboat"
Joe Kelly - worked as a Pilot in Dublin Port
William "Willa" Kelly - my grandfather - who went on to work on the dredger in Dun Laoghaire and was at one time cox of the DL lifeboat.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:50 pm
by Strum
spudseamus wrote:ahh they wouldn't treat asbestos sheeting like dat would they? -- surly not :shock:



I think they have masks on but I'm not sure if Asbestos is dangerous in sheeting form like that, dunno though?
We had a shed at home covered in that sheeting growing up.
Actually it's still there!
I noticed a huge factory at the end of the M50 recently and that roof looks like the same sheeting aswell???

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:40 pm
by jordo
I didn't know the shed thingy was still there. I came across a photo on the 'Net taken from inside of it of the Marine Hotel, will look for it on Monday.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:35 pm
by Strum
Some more I rooted out. From about a year or so ago.



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No Lightships this time, and a UFO. Looks like the Top Hat Farmboy photo'ed off Killiney Beach! :D



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:36 pm
by Strum
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