Another in the Janine Masters series of photos. You may have seen this one before – I know I have – but I’d never noticed a few of the interesting features!
Look again at the street lantern, above the girls’ heads and at the junction of High Street with
So too does that pram! And the styles! The teenage girl would be curiously out-of-place today! Is she hurrying because she’s late for Mass in the Cathedral? I wonder if she’s still around?
That lad must have been close to the age where he’d receive his first ‘long trousers’! (I trimmed the snap! They’re definitely short!). I can’t remember but I seem to recall I was around ten when I donned long trousers first. Would that be about right?
The other two children are curiously interesting too – the taller girl ‘giving off’ to her young sister? [‘AND where’s that child I left you minding?’]
But best of all is the toddler wandering alone across the main road from about the entrance to St Patrick’s Church. Just imagine that happening now!
Some of our local representatives thought there weren’t enough pitted tracks, grooves and potholes on
They don’t even calm the traffic, if that was their object!
God spare us from Councillors in search of popular issues!
I guess this photograph is no more than sixty years old. I don’t have lists from then but here is a list of the residents of
2 W J Gordon
3 Thomas Wilson
11 Hanna Fegan
47 Joseph Lockhart
48 George Walker
49 Joseph Hanna
50 J Mallaghan
51 Joseph Weir
52 Joseph Marshall
56 H Cunningham
57 Sarah Lowans
59 Sarah McKee
60 Frank Kane
61 Susan Martin
63 Wm C Sutton
63a S Cunningham
64 Samuel Smith
65 John Scott
67 Thomas Cox
68 Waddell Morrow
71 Susan Martin
72 David Boyd
73 M McAteer
85 William Hughes
103 Mary Young
105 George Allely
111 Susan Martin
113 David Boyd
117 J Stevenson
There are, of course, THREE Susan Martins, living at three separate addresses!
Note the mix of names from both communities! I believe this street remains well-mixed! Our most frequent guest from
Gerry Mac, another frequent visitor, grew up here.
AND my old mate Harry Hourican still lives on
Originally posted 2006-03-30 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter