Re-Photographing George's St

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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Strum » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:58 pm

Excellent Gulliver. Nice find. :D

I'm pretty sure the original Swastika Laundry sign is still under the one covering it now.
Opposite the PO. Take a close look. ;)
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Holla » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:55 am

Folks it may be an idea to get a photo of what was Walter Doyle shoe repair shop opposite ST Michaels hospital I say this because yesterday I had a peep at the planning notice on the door dated 15th Aug plans for a restaurant .
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:13 am

Will do, Holla
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Micheál » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:21 pm

Never noticed this site before -

Lots of pics of Georges Street
http://www.ihpc.ie/ihpc/main/Town.asp?iTownID=514&iCountyID=12

and plenty of other locations covered too - just use the navigation.

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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby farmboy » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:54 pm

Some goodies there Michael, nice find. 8-)
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Rocker » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:21 am

Micheál,

Great find. Never saw some o those before. just love the inside shots of the pavilion. They wee so far sighted and well before their ime to build such a gorgeous place.

Great shot of people walking on the pier and a man carrying the woman's handbag. i always remember the English men used to carry the wif's handbag as they strolled on the pier. The women had their specially bought colourful cotton dresses (with cardigans) and the white handbag and the poor man had to carry it ...he was in the light coloured trousers and decent shirt and cardigan. Our men would have died before they would have carried a handbag for the wife...
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:33 pm

Just a note to say that I will be doing another re-run of my talk on the history of Georges St (Upr and Lower) in Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club on Thursday of Next Week at 8.00pm. There is a nice bar there, and non-members are welcome. No charge

Thursday 16th Jan, 8.00pm
"A Pictorial History of Georges St, Kingstown/Dun Laoghaire 1890-present"
by Tom Conlon
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (West Pier, see picture below)

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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Micheál » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:17 am

Gulliver,

Great news. If you do any more of these, you'll need to change your 'handle' to Boy George.

And by the way, surely the Royal George would be a more fitting venue for such a majestic presentation on the Street named in honour or their patron?

Or one of George Davis' establishments?

Or failing that, how about The George?

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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Rocker » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:40 pm

Thanks for posting that Gulliver. I can't make it but, will spread the news. Loads of people were sorry they missed the last presentations. I was never in the Motor Yacht Club. Great opportunity to see these places too.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby spudseamus » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:35 am

Gulliver wrote:Just a note to say that I will be doing another re-run of my talk on the history of Georges St (Upr and Lower) in Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club on Thursday of Next Week at 8.00pm. There is a nice bar there, and non-members are welcome. No charge

Thursday 16th Jan, 8.00pm
"A Pictorial History of Georges St, Kingstown/Dun Laoghaire 1890-present"
by Tom Conlon
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (West Pier, see picture below)

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Hopefully you will be doing it if and when I get back to D/L !!
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Rocker » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:59 pm

Don't worry Spud...I'd say Gulliver would put on a special show for you in Dunphys whenever you visit. The drink and sandwiches in Dunphys are the best.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Micheál » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:58 pm

Dropped into "Pictorial History of Georges St III" last evening. Every bit as enjoyable as the first time.
Another full house.

Well done Gulliver

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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Holla » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:23 pm

One of these days I'm going to be lucky enough to see this great show.....well done Gulliver
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby spudseamus » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:13 am

Holla wrote:One of these days I'm going to be lucky enough to see this great show.....well done Gulliver


You and me too !
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Old Shops

Postby dunfort » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:26 am

Hi,
I’ve been searching the archives to see if any pics of the following shops exist? So far I’ve had no success. If anyone has any info, much appreciated.


1888-1904 30 Upr George’s St. Thomas Weir. Now McDonald’s Restaurant. Corner of Anglesy Lane

1899-1906 54 Upr George’s St. Robert Weir. Now Jewel In The Crown Restaurant.
8 shops up from Clarinda Pk Intersection

1904-1907 49 Upr George’s St. Thomas Weir. Now Vincent’s Charities
3 shops up from Clarinda Pk Intersection.

1907-1913 77 Upr George’s St. Thomas Weir. Now Walsh’s Carpets.
At the corner of the Mellifont Ave Intersection

1930-1970 Wavecrest Hotel Marine Tce.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby dunfort » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:30 am

Hi,
I see you've no photos of the area McDonalds - Park, but if you have any of the below I'd love to have a look.

1888-1904 30 Upr George’s St. Thomas Weir. Now McDonald’s Restaurant. Corner of Anglesy Lane

1899-1906 54 Upr George’s St. Robert Weir. Now Jewel In The Crown Restaurant.
8 shops up from Clarinda Pk Intersection

1904-1907 49 Upr George’s St. Thomas Weir. Now Vincent’s Charities
3 shops up from Clarinda Pk Intersection.

1907-1913 77 Upr George’s St. Thomas Weir. Now Walsh’s Carpets.
At the corner of the Mellifont Ave Intersection

1930-1970 Wavecrest Hotel Marine Tce.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Micheál » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:21 pm

Gulliver,

From 1918 Postal Directory of Dublin -
Ad for White Heather Laundry, 2 Upper Georges St

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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Navanman » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:20 pm

That picture of the factory remind sme of a similiar one for the factory that once stood on Cumberland St. where the VEC now is.


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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:41 pm

Quaint language in the ad - "If you are not satisfied with your present LAUNDRY, WE confidently solicit your Orders" and strange use of uppercase
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Strum » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:43 pm

Here's one for you Gulliver. ;) Or the now and then Topic.

c.1910s photo: Cinema Heritage Group Archive.





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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby jaytee » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:48 pm

Whos goin on Thursday night to Gullivers presentation in the motor yacht club?
I missed it last month so looking forward to it.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Snowhite » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:22 pm

I missed the last one aswell Jaytee, hope to get down Thursday night if at all possible, I'm going to Athlone for the weekend on Friday so will try organise my packing early (usually leave it till the last min) :roll: Have to pack all me Green Clothes :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Navanman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:51 pm

I am going Jaytee.


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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:13 am

Strum wrote:Here's one for you Gulliver. ;) Or the now and then Topic.

c.1910s photo: Cinema Heritage Group Archive.





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Saw that, Strum. I have a much clearer one dated 1915 which I will post later.

I will be showing on Thursday night a poster for The American Bioscope - a primitive travelling cinema for the night of Monday June 26 1905 showing in the Pavilion. Anybody got anything earlier for cinema in Kingstown? I can't post this one due to copyright restrictions.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Rocker » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:23 am

Gulliver wrote:Gulliver's lecture
"Re-Photographing George's St"
Wednesday 20th Feb 8.00pm at the Kingston Hotel
is effectively a pictorial history of the street, and also of Victorian and Edwardian photography. I have unearthed some spectacularly interesting pictures of all aspects of the street - well beyond my expectations, and over the next few weeks, I will preview a couple of them here. The first of them is below.

From a photographic point of view, this picture is clearly a very long exposure - I'd guess that it was a number of minutes. I'd also guess that some of the people in the picture were asked to stand steady for the duration of the photo, but another walked through the frame during the exposure. You can see three ghostly images of the person (or persons) walking in the foreground, and this means that the person stopped or hesitated at those points. The two people coming in from the right clearly moved also, but only a little, while the man smoking in the doorway was unmoved by events, and is very clear.

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Now to the picture.
The location is the junction of Georges St and Patrick St, the present location of Facet Jewellers.
The date is 1901 plus or minus one year. The sign over the "Bazaar" on the left says "Re-building - must clear"
The need to rebuild arose because this was the time of the widening of the street along the entire block from Waters shop right up to the corner of Mulgrave Street. If you look at this block today (Facet Jewellers No 1 to National Irish Bank No 10 (closed)), you can see that the building line for this block is set back 14 ft from the building line of the rest of the street. All of the frontages along the block were demolished and rebuilt 14 ft back. I have multiple pictures before and after. At the same time, across the road there was also a street widening, where the shop (Moynihans) on the corner of Georges St/ Marine Road was also demolished to widen Marine Road

Note that the pub Philip P Hynes and Co was where you bought your tea. There were many shops on the street which had a narrow range of foods. There was a flour shop, a fruit shop etc.

"Chas. Cook, Art Photographer" owned the Bazaar and sold a wide range of fancy goods and listed in his advertisement "presents, fancy goods, bog oak, crest china, pictorial cards, local views, toys, etc. and was still there up to the 1960s, albeit 14ft back from the location shown here. I wonder if he got compensation?

As for Waters Jewellers/watchmaker/optician - it was commonplace to go to the jeweller/watchmaker to buy your specs.

The building on the corner is one of the most interesting in terms of changes of use over the century. It was Philip Byrnes pub, then a hotel and restaurant, then a hostel over a bank, then a building society, and now Facet Jewellers.

A couple of pics like this could be the basis for a whole lecture, but I've got a whole collection.


I was bumping this up for amoynihan but, unfortunately the picture was posted on imageshack. Maybe Gulliver could repost?
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