Places, — March 30, 2010 10:01 — 0 Comments

Upper Water Street: 1960s

In a previous generation (my own) the 1960s, Upper Water Street was still a vital commercial hub:  the following was the businesses and the residents then :

2   S E Graham, Publican

4   Fegan & Toners, Electrical Repairs

4b   Mary Toner

6   Hallidays Cycle Repairs

8   William S Heather, Publican

10  Michael Barry, The Glen Bar

12  Harold R Holt, Furnisher

14  Hamill, Ladies Hairdressers

16  Thomas E Crozier, Publican

18   Elizabeth Smith

20  B O’Hare & Co Grocers

20a  Joseph P Carlin (soon to open Newry’s first record shop on Hill Street)

22   Gilbert O Adamson Grocer

24   William McMurray, Decorator

26   Francis Blackenberry, Radio & TV

28   Alice Quinn The Temperance Hotel

30   Patrick Magee, Saddler

32   Annie Kelly

34  John Hogan, Hardware Merchants

     Smartware Ladies Outfitter

36  Susan Connell

      William Curlett

       Gracey Ladies Hairdresser

33   Garnett Holt & Co House Furnishers

35    P Rushe Greengrocers


It is my recollection that Jimmy Woods’ (recently deceased) family ran a boot repair shop along here too – but it appears not to be listed. Can any reader elucidate ?


… more later …


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