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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:58 am

More great photos Thomastown. What i wouldn't give for a slice of a Fuller's cake. There is no decent cake shop nowadays.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby keeper » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:21 pm

Oh yesssssssss Rocker ! What a treat when the Mam on occasions would head up the steps to buy a chocolate cake ! last shop on that block, always thought it was Fannings Record shop, now I'm not sure, Fennings seems right too, I'll check later 'cos I still have old 45s with their stamp on the covers. The building just past the phone boxes, public toilets :?: seem to remember Noel White had a garage up that lane also, later to be White and Delahunty or were they a team from the start :?: what were the other shops along there, I forget :cry: great snaps.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:50 pm

Rocker wrote:More great photos Thomastown. What i wouldn't give for a slice of a Fuller's cake. There is no decent cake shop nowadays.


Yes Fullers was always a step above the other Cafe's.
Table cloths and serviettes, very posh not that I was in there too often.
I agree their cakes and coffee were truly delicious.
My favourite was the Ritz Cafe upstairs.
They had a Jukebox and were up to date with all the records.
Happy days.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby grammer » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:30 am

Yep the Ritz was the place to be.
I think it was Fenning's record shop -I spent an awful lot of time in there-
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Jemser » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:18 am

I really appreciate all your efforts TT, some of these photos bring back great memories. After all a picture is worth a thousand words, many thanks.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:14 pm

At the time of the photograph Fullers was no longer on Marine Road. The
Café/Restaurant was being operated by Ann and Frank O'Donnell.
Thomastown, thank you for the photos, definitely brings new interest on the
site.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:22 pm

Sinead wrote:At the time of the photograph Fullers was no longer on Marine Road. The
Café/Restaurant was being operated by Ann and Frank O'Donnell.
Thomastown, thank you for the photos, definitely brings new interest on the
site.

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Thanks Sinead
Cant say that I remember The O Donnells all though I must have passed it thousands of times.
reminds me of the poem "What good is life if full of care ,we have no time to stop & stare"

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:28 pm

Not a lot of change over the years.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:31 pm

Laurel & Hardy outside the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire.
Year?

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:00 pm

1953. ;)
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:13 pm

Great photo of Killiney Thomastown. That was before they dug down to build the car park on the left hand side of the road. I wonder if the couple were posing for the photo. Those pushchairs had the baby facing the pusher so it looks like the man and woman turned around to have the photo taken. ??
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:53 am

Rocker wrote:Those pushchairs had the baby facing the pusher so it looks like the man and woman turned around to have the photo taken. ??


Well here's my take on it Rocker. Yes posed-ish. Get yer magnifing glass out. The baby is facing the camera and actually looks like a chimpanzee but that's just shadows I hope haha.
The man is definitely walking and the woman is a nanny or nurse maybe, badge on hat, but she is posing because she is pushing the (first buggy ever I've seen that old) with only one hand which nobody does and certainly not a nanny, and if you ever pushed a buggy it goes all over the kip trying to push it like that, and her awkward shy left arm is the posed giveaway.
I reckon the photographer was waiting for a car to approach and said, ok step aside so I can see the building behind you on the hill and start walking towards me now. Snap!

The amazing thing then was that I bet that photographer was under one of those cameras on a tripod with the cover over his head, and you only had one chance before you had to reload film and start all over again.

I'm reading too many detective novels. :D
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby skins » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:18 pm

I reckon the Nanny has stopped to show the child the "puff-puffs , or the sea , or something. The man is just passing her out.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby slipper » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:23 pm

I reckon you're right there Skins!
See how the 'photo's start a debate, it's great to have them being posted again.
Thanks to all for posting and please keep 'em comin' ! wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:19 pm

Makes sense too Skins. :D
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby skins » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:54 pm

Rocker,

Here's one of the "lost photos" that I posted a long time ago. It shows the Congress Band (Glasthule) playing in Sorrento Park, and includes my Da.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:27 pm

Great to see such photos. There use to be a few bands around Dun Laoghaire in the 50's/60's not so many nowadays. I remember a Mr. Wallace from the Noggin he was in a band and he was also a soccer referee.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:06 am

Skins,

That is a great photo to have. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:02 pm

Yeah great photo to have.
It's a shame the bandstand on the east pier is not used any more. There were always bands there during the summer.
Why did it stop all of a sudden mid 80's I think? Surely not insurance?
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:43 pm

When I was a kid the terminus for the 7a was at the shops facing the Noggin Church.
Now i dont have a clue where it goes.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:23 pm

Salthill Railway Station I assume.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:57 pm

More great photos Thomastown.

The poor 7A doesn't exist anymore, it is just No 7 and it goes to Cherrywood past Loughlinstown.Long ole journey!

Blackrock Church / Seapoint Ave.
Monkstown Rd. (Alma Rd.)
Monkstown Church
York Rd.
Dun Laoghaire (Marine Rd.)
Glenageary Rd. (Corrig Rd.)
Glenageary Rd. (Silchester Rd.)
Glenageary Rd. (Longford House)
Sallynoggin Rd. (Pearse Villas)
Rochestown Ave. (Killiney Shopping Centre)
Churchview Rd. (Granville Rd.)
Churchview Rd. (Wyattville Rd.)
Loughlinstown / Cherrywood

Wasn't Salthill Station so nice in the good old days?
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:18 pm

The 7 went to Sallynoggin. The 7a only ran during the summer months from
Dublin to Dun Laoghaire and they were infrequent. The last stop was at
Findlaters and the terminus was in The Gap between Mulgrave Street and
Patrick Street. The first stop going back to Dublin was at Skeffingtons the
sweet shop.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby slipper » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:56 pm

More great 'photo's, thanks TT keep 'em comin' please!

Sinead I think you've got that ass about face re 7 & 7a !
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:10 pm

I don't know before the mid 60's but after that the 7A and 58 Terminus was in Pearse Villas in Sallynoggin. The only bus that went any further towards Bray was the 45A.
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