Tradesmen of 1916

So who were the town’s tradesmen way back in 1916 ?

Cycle and Motor Agents 

Frank Hill Canal Street

J Hutchinson Water Street

S Lockhart & Co Hill Street

Rea & Ross Hill Street

G B Rowland Hill Street

Troy, O’Neill & Co Merchants’ Quay

Fowl Dealers 

George Murphy Market Street

P Murphy & Sons Abbey Yard

E McAteer North Street

T McGlade Sugar Island

M Morgan Monaghan Street

P Marley The Mall

Mosler & Co Hill Street

William Rafferty Water Street

F Spence North Street

John Treanor North Street

We older folk search for continuity in an ever-changing world!

Tonight I will play Bridge with Margaret Rowland whose husband was partner in Rowland & Harris Motors of Railway Avenue. We presume this was the same family of the Hill Street Agents ninety years ago.

We all recall Hutchinson‘s Cycles of William Street.

Why even the street is almost gone today.

As to the fowl dealers, we remember Eddie McAteer, and of course Sean. And Paddy Murphy’s of Abbey Yard, thankfully still trading. The current Paddy has a message-boy’s bike hung on one wall. I always intend to photograph it. I will soon!

That F Spence could be grandfather to my near neighbours Louis and Geraldine.  I’m just not sure!

There will be other names here that are more familiar to you. Tell us on Threads!

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