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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Strum » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:37 pm

All I can tell you is that the paper isthe Irish Independent. That could be just a line under the sign Rocker but possibly an arrow. I'd guess in the 50's? When were those Tram rails and cobble stones dug up from the main street?
And in older photos I've seen the tram rail splits there and goes down Marine Road, but not in this photo. ;)



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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Rocker » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:46 pm

Thanks Strum.

Those old photos have lost a lot of definition. I'm still intrigued by the Lambs sign? I love old photos they tell such a lot. this one shows that the general people in the street at the time were relatively well dressed..well fed..well shod and lots of business going on. I love the jaunty cap and the sports coat.Wonder what was bulging in the jacket pocker??hope it was plenty of money>
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Navanman » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:27 pm

I just LOVE old photos of Dun Laoghaire. Thank you for putting this photo up. Can you see the shops in the original?

What is the shop beside Mays?

I also never noticed the ballistrade gone until Rocker pointed it out.

What is the large pole on the RHS?


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Strum » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:56 pm

These Cars should give a good indication of the year or close to it. The one on the right looks like an open
top type carraige or something like that?

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Harjoe » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:47 pm

Great Photo the paper seller may be Mr Scully who lived in Sallynoggin but that depends on what year ,it is not Scoop but the face is of a man who lived in Mary St or Cross Avenue cant think of a name just now . Denis may know better .
The other you can see McDonald's in the photo
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Sinead » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:21 pm

I think this paper seller lived in Patrick Street almost
opposite the clinic. Did he have a nickname of 'Clinker'
or was that Mr. Kenny? Memory is returning, I think
he is Clinker Lynch
Beside May's shop when I was young there was a ladies
outfitters. Miss Doyle was one of the assistants. There
was a pole in the centre of the shop. I think this shop
is now part of the telephone co. shop.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Rocker » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:08 am

Sinead wrote: There
was a pole in the centre of the shop. I think this shop
is now part of the telephone co. shop.

Sinéad

Oh Sinead.....all I can see are pole dancers of a certain vintage cavorting around....you are going to have to clarify...what was the pole for??
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby skins » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:28 am

She was there to serve the customers, silly!
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Strum » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:34 am

There was a pole in the centre of the shop.


Wasn't it a suporting pillar in the middle of the entrance to the shop. I think it was covered in small ceramic tiles like a mosaic?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Rocker » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:05 pm

Strum wrote:
There was a pole in the centre of the shop.


Wasn't it a suporting pillar in the middle of the entrance to the shop. I think it was covered in small ceramic tiles like a mosaic?


HID is adding his tuppenceworth...he remembers as a child cutting off the corner by running behind this entrance pole...taking a short cut as it was out on to Georges Street.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Strum » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:35 pm

That's right Rocker, there was no corner as such and the pillar supported the entrance over the shop. I'm sure I've seen a photo of it....somewhere. Look for old photos of the fire in St Micheals, maybe in one of them.
Or Gulliver may (no pun) have one. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby skins » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:38 pm

Lads, Sinéad was talking about a pole in the center of a ladies' outfitters shop next door to Mays. I think yiz are correct about a supporting pillar on the corner of Mays, wasn't there a kind of entrance porch?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Rocker » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:46 pm

O.K that is a photo of my Uncle Mick...I didn't put his name up as some of the extended family members might not like me even putting up the photo. He was born 1903 and I'd say he was about 40 in the photo which would put it sometime early 40's .
I was just intrigued the other day when I got the photo about the number of items in the background, shop fronts, people cars etc.

He did live on Patrick Street.......a character to boot!. ... well read, brains to burn .....talents unrealised.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Sinead » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:35 pm

Rocker:

I should have remembered it was Mr. McGuirk, he delivered the
papers to my home for years, at least I did have his place of
abode right.
The shops at the end of Patrick Street all had poles in them
they were the supports for the upper floor of the building.
Duckey Mays, the Ladies clothes shop, The Ritz, and the fish
shop all had them.
HID is correct that every child in Dun Laoghaire ran around
the pole outside Duckey Mays.
Great photo, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Strum » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:05 pm

skins wrote:Lads, Sinéad was talking about a pole in the center of a ladies' outfitters shop next door to Mays. I think yiz are correct about a supporting pillar on the corner of Mays, wasn't there a kind of entrance porch?



Ah sorry didn't know that. Cheers Skins. ;)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Strum » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:00 am

Found one of the corner pillar. 1979.



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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Holla » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:31 am

Nice to see the photo of mays,it looks closed always remember it bursting with goods hanging all over the place.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Navanman » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:03 pm

Strum - that is not the corner pillar inthe first photo.

The one in the first photo looks like a metal pole.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Strum » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:11 pm

When I was a kid it was always a concrete Pilar NM, just like the photo. The entrance was renovated a few times and I think 02 put the metal one in a when they opened first?


I think the one you mean is a tram/telegraph pole on this side of the road, corner of Marine.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby keeper » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:23 pm

That's the way I remember it also Strum !! I don't think I ever walked around the corner !! always went between the pillar and the shop door :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Rocker » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:07 pm

keeper wrote:That's the way I remember it also Strum !! I don't think I ever walked around the corner !! always went between the pillar and the shop door :lol: :lol:


Mays must have been so frustrated....everyone in Dún Laoghaire plodded through and they would have to clean it ......My favourite Jeweller in Dún Laoghaire...O'Connors has the most pristine white tiles leading into the shop and along the windows and i always feel guilty when I just go for a look in the window on wet dirty days...Norman or the family have to come and clean the tiles...sorry...
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Navanman » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:31 pm

The pole I am talking about is the tall pole with stripes around it. It is on the RHS of the photo.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Strum » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:49 pm

Yep NM. That's a lamp post/tramline pole and it's on the corner of Marine road. See the base of it at the little girl's feet. ;)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Navanman » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:26 pm

See that now :oops: I thought it was on May's corner.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Characters

Postby Strum » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:51 pm

Navanman wrote:See that now :oops: I thought it was on May's corner.


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