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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby keeper » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:26 pm

Glad that worked out ok for you TT, did the plane you observed feature in the video ?
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Holly » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:23 pm

My mother is from Ballsbridge and worked (as did most of her 5 sisters) in the Swastika Laundry on Shelbourne Road initially but then she was moved to Dun Laoghaire. It was strange to keep that name on it alright.
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Thomastown » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:47 pm

keeper wrote:Glad that worked out ok for you TT, did the plane you observed feature in the video ?



Yes it did Keeper.Have not got around to watching all the episodes yet.
What with the Titanic Commemoration coming up I will be a right couch potato.
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Thomastown » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:53 pm

Holly wrote:My mother is from Ballsbridge and worked (as did most of her 5 sisters) in the Swastika Laundry on Shelbourne Road initially but then she was moved to Dun Laoghaire. It was strange to keep that name on it alright.


Hi Holly

I remember tourists taking photos of the delivery vans.No big deal to us,we were so used to seeing them.I wonder would they be allowed to use the Swastika sign today?

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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby grammer » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:36 pm

There used to be a Snowwhite laundry too -I wonder is that still on the go????? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby spudseamus » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:07 am

the Swastika is about 3000 yrs old -- the one you are thinking of is the Nazi one which Hitler used and is different mostly because he straightened it up
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Mariner » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:22 am

the laundry had "estb 1912" on the swastika logo
to indicate that they were using it years before that political party usurped it
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Enviro500 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:24 pm

Gang.......re Swastika,

Nazi Party logo was tilted at 45 degrees whereas the ancient Hindu sign was as the Swastika Laundry i.e ,flat . In addition the Roman Army used it in some of their Legionaire Divisions in Europe and Britain and I am also told it was found at Mayan & Aztec sites in Mexico & Central America in pre Columbus times, before the Spaniards arrived...and THEY made all the poor savages attend the their version of Christian Brothers and the Domo Convent...or be cooked alive.
I think we had that choice too, Eblana Av vs. Kingstown Grammer....I always liked their Blazers but did not fancy being cooked (No, I said Cooked!!!) by Lofty Flynn or Mary Davis !!!!!

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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby keeper » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:08 pm

Enviro ! good info there, think Lofty had a Swastika tatoo somewhere on his person, he certainly was trained by the Gestapo :twisted: :twisted: speaking of "tilting " things, didn't someone get paid an obscene amount of money for "tilting" the 'oul Shamrog on our National Airline's fleet, and that after years of research for a new logo :roll: :roll:
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Enviro500 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:46 pm

Keeper,
A correction there, I think HE TRAINED THE GESTAPO.....and I was not aware of Aer Lingus having a p.r livery change. CIE forked out a fortune to the Swedish firm who designed the "Broken Wheel" roundal in 1964 in place of the beloved green "FLYING SNAIL"...and by 1987 we had Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann plus the Railways and even more costs, At least the founders of the Laundry, the Brittain family used the SWASTIKA from 1912 until about 1974...
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby keeper » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:51 pm

Yes Enviro, on mature reflection, you are correct, he probably did :twisted: :twisted: Aer Lingus logo changed a good few years now, it was a very small tilt, no one noticed it much, a rip off !! My fondest memory of the Laundry was their little delivery vans, suitably marked with the Swastika, they seemed to be around for ever, I wonder has anyone got a colour photo of one on the site ? also, were they battery driven ?
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby spudseamus » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:30 am

keeper there is one here somewhere :D
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Enviro500 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:23 am

Keeper,

I posted one via Strum a couple of years ago...I a bet the old Jewish community on the South Circular Rd were'nt their best customers. A bit like me living on the Shankill Rd, in Belfast, that is !!!
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Re: Swastika Laundry

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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby spudseamus » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:51 pm

Enviro500 wrote:Gang.......re Swastika,

Nazi Party logo was tilted at 45 degrees whereas the ancient Hindu sign was as the Swastika Laundry i.e ,flat . In addition the Roman Army used it in some of their Legionaire Divisions in Europe and Britain and I am also told it was found at Mayan & Aztec sites in Mexico & Central America in pre Columbus times, before the Spaniards arrived...and THEY made all the poor savages attend the their version of Christian Brothers and the Domo Convent...or be cooked alive.
I think we had that choice too, Eblana Av vs. Kingstown Grammer....I always liked their Blazers but did not fancy being cooked (No, I said Cooked!!!) by Lofty Flynn or Mary Davis !!!!!

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I would agree Enviro BUT have a look at that pic of the sign in Dun Laoghaire ?? :shock:
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Enviro500 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:44 pm

Spud,
I seen it but look at the vans and all the advertising ....I think it was a BROWNSHIRT doing a nixer and mixed up with the angle " Drinken ein Grossen Bier" ...You know a lot of them escaped to the FREE STATE after the war with help from those Fascists in the Vatican and "Fair maidens dancing at ther crossroads DEVALERA " was a big enthusiast...The names come to mind, Albert Luykx, and the guy that sprung Mussolini, Otto Skorenzy all led charmed lives there...

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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby keeper » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:40 pm

Thanks Strum,Spud, I feel a proper ninny, never thought of going back to Page 1 :? just got involved of late, mea culpa and n all that :(
Enviro ! Had a few nasty experiences on the Shankill myself, fair play for you living there and living to tell the tale !!!
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby spudseamus » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:24 am

Enviro500 wrote:Spud,
I seen it but look at the vans and all the advertising ....I think it was a BROWNSHIRT doing a nixer and mixed up with the angle " Drinken ein Grossen Bier" ...You know a lot of them escaped to the FREE STATE after the war with help from those Fascists in the Vatican and "Fair maidens dancing at ther crossroads DEVALERA " was a big enthusiast...The names come to mind, Albert Luykx, and the guy that sprung Mussolini, Otto Skorenzy all led charmed lives there...

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: now ya could be right there LOL
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Thomastown » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:58 pm

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Forgot about Kelso Laundry. How many Laundries were there?
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:21 pm

T.T.
Lift the photo, there should be a C.I.E Loco diesel crossing overhead !!
Kelso must be afer 1967..as I left by then and do not remember them...

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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby grammer » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:29 pm

old eagle eye enviro
you are on the ball !!!!!!!!!
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Enviro500 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:45 pm

Grammer,
it is a guess, Is there a loco above....Otherwisw I am going 'plum loco'....as Hoss would say in Bonanza...

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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Thomastown » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:04 pm

Enviro500 wrote:Grammer,
it is a guess, Is there a loco above....Otherwisw I am going 'plum loco'....as Hoss would say in Bonanza...

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Hi Enviro
Yes you are right,there is a Loco above but because of the laundry topic I only put up Kelso Electric Van.
I take it you have seen the photo in a book.
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby grammer » Tue May 01, 2012 12:14 am

:D :D :D :D
and there I was thinking it was a photo you took yourself TT. :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Swastika Laundry

Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:17 am

Found this interesting link today to a blog about the Swastika Laundry.

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