Hugh Mallon

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My story on ‘The Hobbies’ brought back to Martin Auden memories of his grandfather, Mr Hugh Mallon who frequented the ‘Housey Housey’ each night. As Martin added, ‘Hugh was there more for the social aspect than for the prize money’. This is my own story of Hugh Mallon who I remember from those early Bingo days.

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Tom McKeown delivers milk

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In the mid 40’s every boy tried hard to get an after-school job. I was no different. My first job was in Frank Sweeney’s chemist shop – now Connolly’s Shoe Shop. My job was washing medicine bottles using a bottle brush and a bath of cold water. All the old bottles that were returned to the shop had to be washed and dried for reuse and I was paid 3/6d for this task.

 

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