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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby skins » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:02 pm

Thanks for sharing the memories, Lads. Imagine Strum not remembering corks in bottles! Others of you will recall the men going off early on a Sunday morning to a match, with "sangwidges" wrapped in grease-proof paper, and a green stout-bottle full of either milk or tea, complete with cork stopper.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:02 pm

The photo of Jack predates decimal currency as the prices are painted
in pounds, shillings and pence. Daily the window was cleaned of prices
and then Jack or Paddy would paint the prices up again as had their
father.
The bottling was done out the back yard and Mr. Power, on fine days,
served to a select few.
They also had a telephone at the foot of the stairs and you could use it,
if they liked you. I think you were charged 1d above the public box
price.
When I was young there were 'bins' on the left as you entered the shop
and these contained meal, porridge etc. sometimes in sacks. You brought
your jug up for the milk when they sold it loose.
Jemser talks of Jack doing the deliveries but they did have a messanger
boy with a real messanger boy's bike, I can't remember his family but he
was from George's Street close to York Road.

THOMASTOWN - between Skeffingtons and Cooks there was Scotts the
shoe shop, now O'Mahony and Ennis the Chemist. Thank you for posting
the photos, they really do revive memories.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:03 pm

Sinead wrote:The bottling was done out the back yard and Mr. Power, on fine days,
served to a select few.
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That's interesting Sinead. How did that work? Were they brewing it or got barrels from the brewers and then bottle it?


Haha Skins, I was only a whippersnapper then. :D
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby skins » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:22 pm

Many pubs used to buy in Guinness in bulk and bottle it themselves, the Guinness label would state that it was "bottled by so-and-so". I think it was discontinued about 1968, when new hygiene requirements were introduced.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Sat May 02, 2015 12:06 am

Sinead wrote:The photo of Jack predates decimal currency as the prices are painted
in pounds, shillings and pence. Daily the window was cleaned of prices
and then Jack or Paddy would paint the prices up again as had their
father.
The bottling was done out the back yard and Mr. Power, on fine days,
served to a select few.
They also had a telephone at the foot of the stairs and you could use it,
if they liked you. I think you were charged 1d above the public box
price.
When I was young there were 'bins' on the left as you entered the shop
and these contained meal, porridge etc. sometimes in sacks. You brought
your jug up for the milk when they sold it loose.
Jemser talks of Jack doing the deliveries but they did have a messanger
boy with a real messanger boy's bike, I can't remember his family but he
was from George's Street close to York Road.

THOMASTOWN - between Skeffingtons and Cooks there was Scotts the
shoe shop, now O'Mahony and Ennis the Chemist. Thank you for posting
the photos, they really do revive memories.

Sinéad



Thanks Sinead

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Sat May 02, 2015 7:11 pm

Thomastown:

I believe the shops were:

The Cinema, Gordons, Dewhurst, Skeffigtons, Murdochs, Cooks and Provincial Bank.

Don't have any Thoms Directories so cannot check if this is correct or not.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby skins » Sat May 02, 2015 7:55 pm

Here's a link to the 1969 Thom's, (post-Cook's, of course):
http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4 ... dfpage=293
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun May 03, 2015 10:57 am

I'd forgotten more than half of them shops,oh how some memories fade and disappear.Great to be reminded. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Sun May 03, 2015 3:55 pm

We all think our memory is great until we are posed with a
question about our youth and what shops were where, then
we really do have to stop and think.
Thomastown and Grammer are great with the photographs
they are really jogging the memory power within all of us.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Wed May 06, 2015 10:00 pm

This is one of the Photos I took of the Power Brothers.
Looking back I should have taken some inside the shop.
What a pity.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Wed May 06, 2015 10:06 pm

Thomastown:

That is a fantastic photo of them. Did they take off the overalls
to have the photo taken?

Thanks again for a great memory.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Wed May 06, 2015 10:28 pm

Sinead wrote:Thomastown:

That is a fantastic photo of them. Did they take off the overalls
to have the photo taken?

Thanks again for a great memory.

Sinéad


Glad you liked the Photo Sinead.
It was just a scorcher of a day.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Wed May 06, 2015 10:34 pm

This is an older for Rocker.


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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Wed May 06, 2015 11:04 pm

Aw brilliant photo of the brothers TT, a rare photo that. And so much in it.
I'm guessing 1974-5ish? Because I remember the Steiger Larger well haha, Bavarian Lager too, all familiar take-aways in the 70's, and a big Heineken can in the bottom right corner of the window. Great memories. Thanks for that.

That was a good camera. I zoomed in 7 times before it pixelated, if you know what I mean. Hope you don't mind I took the liberty and cropped them out for a close-up.
Don't mess with that man with the Knife. :D



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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Jemser » Wed May 06, 2015 11:56 pm

Terrific photo of Jack and Paddy there TT, thanks for posting. Looks like the photo was taken from a high vantage point? I think it is later than the 70s more like the 90s looking at the age of the two lads. Great memories of two fine gents of a bygone age. My uncle. Jimmy would send me up to Powers shop to get change of a five pound note in the mid sixties. Old John Power (the father of these two men) would always give me the change from his leather bag. He would closely examine the fiver and then one by none he would remove each pound note and flick it between forefinger and thumb, then blow hard on the side of the note. This was to make sure there wasn't two notes stuck together, he would repeat this for each of the five one pound notes he gave me, all this took a long time. I would then get back to my Grandmothers house and Jimmy Blowers would ask me to describe exactly what Mr. Power did. I was about ten years old at the time and didn't really understand why everyone was laughing so much. It was only as I grew older I realised that the fiver change was just to get Mr. Power to go through his ritual of making sure he didn't give me an extra quid. :lol:
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby keeper » Thu May 07, 2015 12:02 am

Enjoying this TT and Jemser, often went in there myself and these photos and stories really getting the memory cells going.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Thu May 07, 2015 12:40 am

Jemser wrote: Looks like the photo was taken from a high vantage point? I think it is later than the 70s more like the 90s looking at the age of the two lads.



Sorry yes of course. See what that Stieger Larger did to me.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby grammer » Thu May 07, 2015 12:47 am

Great photos TT--
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Thu May 07, 2015 12:49 am

keeper wrote:Enjoying this TT and Jemser, often went in there myself and these photos and stories really getting the memory cells going.


Me too Thomastown. Thank you also for that fabulous photo of the Rock. I really am so proud of it. Traced the family back to 1850 all around Sweetmans Ave. Tonight I was down there with friends and we walked around chatting about all the old characters and Odd bods (meself included) :lol: It was some great place to grow up. Then I also had the advantage that my Dad had grown up in Dún Laoghaire.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Holla » Thu May 07, 2015 7:11 am

Great photo TT just as I remember the lads,thanks for rooting it out and sharing.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Thu May 07, 2015 5:29 pm

Great photo altogether. I am surprised they took off the
overalls even in hot weather, they were never without
them when on duty. Paddy was a very good dancer and
brought many females to dress dances in his youth, my
eldest sister was one such female and I have to say Paddy
looked very handsome when he collected her.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby keeper » Thu May 07, 2015 8:23 pm

Any such thing as a dress dance anymore :cry:
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Thu May 07, 2015 10:07 pm

keeper wrote:Any such thing as a dress dance anymore :cry:



Anywhere around Temple Bar. :D
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Thu May 07, 2015 10:58 pm

Strum wrote:
Jemser wrote: Looks like the photo was taken from a high vantage point? I think it is later than the 70s more like the 90s looking at the age of the two lads.



Sorry yes of course. See what that Stieger Larger did to me.


Photo taken from the roof of my Truck in the early 90s
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Fri May 08, 2015 12:45 am

Thomastown wrote:Photo taken from the roof of my Truck in the early 90s
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Haha brilliant TT. I assumed you took it from the house across the road aswell. Funny. :D
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