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Re: Bray

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:07 am
by Holla
That looks like a good read thanks rocker.

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:30 pm
by Denis Cromie
Good reading there Rocker.

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:31 am
by Rocker
We don't know the marvellous work that is going on right under our noses.
I watched Nationwide last evening and they did a report on Bray Lakers. I was moved to tears. If you get a chance watch it on the RTE player.
Here is the website for the lakers,

http://lakers.ie/

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:18 pm
by Rocker
Just tumbled on this today was looking through rootschat and they gave a link to SWilson...wonderful photos of Bray from bygone days.

http://www.swilson.info/wp/?p=555

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:19 pm
by Sinead
Don't know how you find these gems Rocker, thanks.

Sinéad

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:22 pm
by Rocker
Sinead,

I love looking at a site rootschat.org and the other day one of the helpful researchers referred a query to this site swilson. I don't know who he is but there are gems on his site and I hope he doesn't mind me sharing...here is an ad from the site of the Royal Marine Hotel

http://www.swilson.info/wp/?p=1392

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:28 pm
by jabra
What a lovely ad for the Royal Marine. It was I believe the first building in Dunlaoghaire/Kingstown to have electricity.

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:51 pm
by Strum
Posting for Rocker.



Image

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:21 pm
by keeper
Great photo ! Knew the Vance family well.

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:49 am
by Denis Cromie
Absolutely great photo,played a good few games with Jackie and a few less with Pat. All good people.

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:22 pm
by skins
Denis Cromie wrote:Absolutely great photo,played a good few games with Jackie and a few less with Pat. All good people.


I take it Jackie still lives in Bray? Do you ever run into him, Denis?

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:51 pm
by Denis Cromie
On and off. He plays golf in Bray, he was captain there a couple of years back. I met his brother Pat a couple of weeks ago and I was asking about him. He said that he was recovering from an illness but was doing fine. That's about as much as I know, if I hear anymore I'll let you know. I posted the photo on to me daughter, who knows Pat, so maybe I'll hear something back

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:06 pm
by skins
Great, thanks Denis.

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:56 am
by Rocker
The air show is going to be great. I have been watching planes doing manoeuvres all week. Roll on the Red arrows wuu wuu

If you find Bray too busy go to Killiney beach where you will see quite a lot with no queues and pushing and shoving.

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:16 am
by Sinead
I showed the photo of the Bray football team to a friend who lives in Killester, two of her uncles are on that
team! How small is Ireland.


Sinéad

Re: Bray

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:30 pm
by Rocker
you will all probably have seen the EIRE sign which was exposed on Bray Head following the recent fires. Four local lads started to restore the sign yesterday and it is looking great at the moment.

Bit of historical background " The signs were built by the Coast Watching Service by the summer of 1944 to warn "belligerent" aircraft that they were flying over a neutral country. Up to 150 tons of stone were used in some of the 83 signs dotted around the coast of Ireland. At the request of the United States air force the number of the nearby lookout post was added, turning the signs into air navigation aids. This assisted American bomber pilots in navigating across the Atlantic."
Ref Michael Kennedy - Guarding Neutral Ireland."


The one at Bray is number 8 and the lads will paint this next.


The four lads are Michael Larkin, Declan Carroll, Aidan O'Toole and Declan Hogan wuu wuu wuu