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Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby 29eire23 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:56 pm

I remember Paddy Brock the slop man and his handcart. He always had a smiling face and I often wondered what happened to him . Ithink he became a harbour Constable .
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:02 pm

There is a lot about him on this site. :D
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:56 pm

Paddy lived in Cross Ave., just across the road from Docker Farrell's shop. He kept pigs in Tivoli Terrace Nth.,near the Grammer School's field.
And you're right he ended up working as a Harbour Constable. Paddy was Pat Devlin's ( Manager of Bray Wanderers) uncle.He always seemed to be a real happy man.
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Enviro500 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:38 pm

29eire23,

Yes,you will remember that dear Paddy was OUR Slopman and called weekly with the Pony & trap and the slops slowly cooking on the cart as he made his rounds.. I lovely man, friendly with everyone and was popular with the kids too. I always remember he had the 'Shiniest' head of any man,always tanned up there. I cannot remember when he gave up the pigs. I did not know he became a Harbour Constable...SO THERE YOU ARE TWO WELL REMEMBERED FOLK...Shiela Myler and Paddy...both in the same business...Once again great memories of our beloved Town.

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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby cambria49 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:57 pm

I well remember Paddy as a Harbour Constable - that would have been very early 1980s. Always smiling and always had a joke. His nephew, Jim Devlin, was also a Harbour Constable.
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Navanman » Wed May 09, 2012 9:08 pm

I seem to remember a slopman coming around for slops for pigs that were in the house beside the firestation - may be wrong?
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Harjoe » Wed May 09, 2012 10:00 pm

That man was Mickser Reid who lived beside the fire station
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby murphs » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:26 pm

There was another Slopman who also had a hand cart.
He also worked as a porter down in rail station in Dun laoghaire
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Strum » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:58 pm

Welcome to the site murphs. :D
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:19 am

Welcome murphs,knew Paddy well.I think Paddy's name was mentioned before on the site.
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Jemser » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:52 pm

Paddy Brock, used to come down "the back lane" in Mulgrave Street on his pony and trap and he was always very friendly. He would open the back gate and collect large bins of food waste and peelings. He would always ask me "how's your Granny, tell her I was asking for her" and then he'd jump up on the trap and ride off standing up. In those days a small bin lorry also went down the back lane at Mulgrave Street, it was green and yellow I think with a domed roof and sliding doors on the side, which opened bottom to top. Also the single decker Bray bus came down Mulgrave Street on it's way to Marine Road. Could you imagine a bus trying to get down Mulgrave Street now, like trying to get a camel through the eye of a needle.
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Rocker » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:28 am

murphs wrote:There was another Slopman who also had a hand cart.
He also worked as a porter down in rail station in Dun laoghaire


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I think he was the fellow who had a plot of land up near the church on Silchester Road. Don't remember his name.
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby murphs » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:25 pm

Hello Denis

Hope all is well with you.

You will remember me as I was a comrade of yours in the LP back in the 70s before I moved to Denmark.
You would of met me more recently at Union Conferences.
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:39 pm

Well it's good to have an old mate on the site,but I'll tell you now murphs it's riddled with Nogginers,so watch your back. :lol:
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Sinead » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:30 pm

Welcome aboard Murphs - the man you are thinking of is Frank Tracey - a neighbour of Denis
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Re: Paddy Brock ( the slopman)

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:29 am

Hey murphs that Sinéad one knows stuff,I'd forgotten about Frankie who sadly died a couple of years ago.
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