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Cumberland Street

Postby Micheál » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:31 am

Those Britain From the air pics hold lots of interesting 1933 detail . . . .

The sea side of the street

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Stop the Tram - I need a bag of coal and some bread

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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Rocker » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:33 am

Amazing photos. Wasn't the place so much more beautiful then. Will have to walk around and see the changes.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby jwdalk » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:50 am

Everything looks a lot cleaner, (although I'm sure that it wasn't, with horse doings, coal smuts and smoke etc.), but what strikes me is that, particularly Cumberland Street, looks like a model. And weren't there so few people around?
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby skins » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:03 pm

Interestingly, I think that's the first time I've seen photos of Boland's Model Bakery.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Thomastown » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:50 pm

Hi Skins
Brilliant photos of Cumberland St. Great to see The Model Bakery.
My Grandad & my Dad were Bakers there till it closed down in the early 50s
Have some photos I will post when I get the hang of it, also I knew a man who lived in no 31 Cumberland St (he was an old IRA veteran) told me some great stories.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby skins » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:34 pm

Hi Thomastown,
Thanks to Micheál for finding the photos. My own Da worked there for most of his working life, before being shifted in to Grand Canal Street. Look forward to seeing your photos when you get a chance. Cheers.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Micheál » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:51 pm

It was Gulliver wot found 'em!

I just spotted some interesting detail

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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby skins » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:11 pm

Yep, well done to both of yez.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Thomastown » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:32 pm

skins wrote:Hi Thomastown,
Thanks to Micheál for finding the photos. My own Da worked there for most of his working life, before being shifted in to Grand Canal Street. Look forward to seeing your photos when you get a chance. Cheers.


Thanks Micheal & Gulliver
Super Photos.

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That's very interesting about your father working in the Model bakery.
I can remember some of the Bakers apart from my Father that worked in the Model Bakery.
They were The Leddy's,Dan Jennings,Tom Brett,Jim Dunne, Ned Mc Caul, Kevin Fitzpatrick, John Fitzpatrick and Paddy Mathews.
Maybe you remember some more?
Like your Dad they all transferred to Grand Canal Street.
I think the Model was used as a Depot for a short while after.
I remember some of the delivery men, they were Billy Cooke,Jimmy Earls and Jack Shelly.
Jack Shelly delivered around Sallynoggin in a horse & cart.

As I said I have a few photos but with image shack gone I am not sure how to put them up on the site.
If you have info on how to do this it would be great.
enjoyed talking to you.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Rocker » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:41 am

morning Thomastown. Ask Grammer about the site he uses to put up his photos. It is free. I havent got round to doing so yet.

I just loved all your photos.Hope you can sort out and get posting again.

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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby skins » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:30 pm

Thomastown,
I don't know if you've seen the old posts on the "Bolands" thread from 2009. I put up a photo of a Boland's tug-o-war team on it, but it disappeared when Imageshack went the subscription route some time ago. Here's a link to it through Google Image:
https://www.google.ie/search?q=boland%2 ... B640%3B404

A daughter of Jack Matthews put up a pic of her Da with some other Boland's staff members at a function, on the "You know you're from Dun Laoghaire, when...." page on Facebook, if you have access to it.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Thomastown » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:20 pm

Rocker wrote:morning Thomastown. Ask Grammer about the site he uses to put up his photos. It is free. I havent got round to doing so yet.

I just loved all your photos.Hope you can sort out and get posting again.

Great history there.

Thanks Rocker, looking forward to getting back on the site,great way to spend a winter's evening.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Thomastown » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:29 pm

skins wrote:Thomastown,
I don't know if you've seen the old posts on the "Bolands" thread from 2009. I put up a photo of a Boland's tug-o-war team on it, but it disappeared when Imageshack went the subscription route some time ago. Here's a link to it through Google Image:
https://www.google.ie/search?q=boland%2 ... B640%3B404

A daughter of Jack Matthews put up a pic of her Da with some other Boland's staff members at a function, on the "You know you're from Dun Laoghaire, when...." page on Facebook, if you have access to it.


Thanks Skins
Just had a look at the link you provided.Very enjoyable.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Snowhite » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:06 am

Fantastic Photo's of Cumberland St, my mam lived in No26.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby grammer » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:41 am

Snowhite wrote:Fantastic Photo's of Cumberland St, my mam lived in No26.


My grand parents lived there too.
Seems anyone of any importance had ancestors who lived there. :D :D :D :D wuu wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Sinead » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:55 pm

So Grammer and Snowey are not really from Dun Laoghaire - they
are from Monkstown!

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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Strum » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:51 pm

Sinead wrote:So Grammer and Snowey are not really from Dun Laoghaire - they
are from Monkstown!

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I never knew that. I take it you mean York Rd is the boundary?
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Sinead » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:54 pm

York Road is the boundary for the Parishes

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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Sputnik » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:25 am

My Great-great-grandparents were married out of No. 1 Cumberland Street in 1848. I'm sure it wasn't The Harbour Bar back then, probably just a little cottage.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby grammer » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:06 pm

Sinead wrote:So Grammer and Snowey are not really from Dun Laoghaire - they
are from Monkstown!

Sinéad

Hmmmmmmm ---But they were married in St Michael's -does that count????? dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow :D :D :D :D
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Navanman » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:09 pm

Wow , Wow and Wow again. Brilliant. I don't remember the bakery but I vaguely remember the entrance.

It would be very interesting to compare these to snowys photo of the funeral.



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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Thomastown » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:51 pm

2 Bakers at work in Bolands Model Bakery.

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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby skins » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:01 pm

Nice one, TT.
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby bugrock » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:45 am

Hey TT, what's he got wrapped around his arm?
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Re: Cumberland Street

Postby Holla » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:04 am

bugrock wrote:Hey TT, what's he got wrapped around his arm?


Its a sack they were used for taking the hot baking trays out of the ovens,I think I know one of the men in the photo
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