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Post by grammer » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:51 am

Navanman wrote:I remember going into Murdochs to buy my first Phase tester and looking for one that I could get replacement lamps for :oops: :oops: :oops:

Our first TV was from Totterdells. It was a PYE and I was sure Charles Mitchell could see me when looking "out of the TV". To get "colour" we got a blue perspex that hung over the front.

Our first true colour TV was from RTV Rentals.


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Yeh remember the clip on perspex screen -- :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Post by Toss » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:38 pm

grammer wrote:
Navanman wrote:I remember going into Murdochs to buy my first Phase tester and looking for one that I could get replacement lamps for :oops: :oops: :oops:

Our first TV was from Totterdells. It was a PYE and I was sure Charles Mitchell could see me when looking "out of the TV". To get "colour" we got a blue perspex that hung over the front.

Our first true colour TV was from RTV Rentals.
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Yeh remember the clip on perspex screen -- :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
HA HA everyone must have had had those blue screens ..... black n white became 50 shade of blue and we thought it was brilliant, how simple life was back then :roll:


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Post by Sinead » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:54 pm

Did none of yis ever go to Gordons?
Seamus O'Connor was another stalwart of Murdochs. He is heavily involved in
The Borough Historical Society and can regularly be seen at antique and coin
fairs around the Borough and surrounds.

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Post by keeper » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:17 pm

Yes Sinead ! Remember it well, especially on wet cold days when you went in they always had a Paraffin Stove lit and I still remember the smell of the fumes from it !!! Esso Blue strike a chord ????



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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Post by Navanman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:19 pm

Keeper now there are 2 words I had forgotten about - "Esso Blue". I remember the smell as well.


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Post by Strum » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:07 pm

Another close-up. The walk on yer man there haha. :D
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Post by keeper » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:51 am

Yep Strum ! Long neck and square shoulders !! Like a Gin bottle !! Bet you he walked into the back of that van :lol:
He was probably a very important person judging by his stride !! Cool hat too !!!



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Post by Rocker » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:09 pm

keeper wrote:Yep Strum ! Long neck and square shoulders !! Like a Gin bottle !! Bet you he walked into the back of that van :lol:
He was probably a very important person judging by his stride !! Cool hat too !!!
Ha :lol: :lol: :lol: he does look like a gin bottle.


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Post by grammer » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:44 pm

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Post by Sputnik » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:41 am

Navanman wrote:The only 2 people I remember from Murdochs were Tony Crimmons and Andrew Smith (who incidentally was an alter boy with me). We also got our paraffin from Murdochs and a shop on York Road (cannot remember the name). Remember the man in McGoverns shop down at the park organising ticket for my father to Lourdes.


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The shop on York Road was Paddy McCabes. (Cash Stores)
Paul Dunphy and Yikey Watson also worked in Murdochs in the late "70's and '80's.


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Post by Harjoe » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:06 pm

I can remember the store being built facing my house on Lr Georges st my brother in law Tony Hennessy worked during the 1950 the store at the top of Library Road was the stables hence the horse shoe door Bill Mullen ( Sauscer) used to take me with him on deliveries I can remember going to Castle Park School in Dalkey in the early 1950s.
When the new store was built I parked my Mini Bus there every night because I had a lot of band gear in the bus and the carpark was well lighted but I removed the bus before the store opened at 9 am,Shamus O Connor ,Sonny Moran and Tony McGuirk also worked in the new store .



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Post by Thomastown » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:35 pm

Was this the forerunner to the 45A?
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Post by Thomastown » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:44 pm

Old Mounttown Roundabout replaced by chaos.
Farmboy you would remember this well.

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Post by grammer » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:38 am

Good ones TT.


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Post by Rocker » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:25 am

Great photos Thanks Thomastown. Love thinking back on the good old days when roundabouts were manageable.


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Post by Denis Cromie » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:30 am

Great ones TT.



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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Post by Strum » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:46 pm

Good ones TT. I remember a discussion about those "Five Lamps" as they were known and it was supposed to be restored. Like everything else that was supposed to be "restored"



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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Post by slipper » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:28 pm

Fair play cha TT great 'photo's thank for posting. wuu wuu wuu



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Post by skins » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:50 pm

Rocker wrote:Great photos Thanks Thomastown. Love thinking back on the good old days when roundabouts were manageable.
Yep, you can't beat simplicity, (and I should know, being of that persuasion myself!).


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Post by Rocker » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:40 pm

Thomastown wrote:
Denis Cromie wrote:Great stuff Thomastown. I remember the house with the horseshoe surround,I think the Larkin family lived there.

You are right Denis. Billy Larkin used to shoe the horses.
On frosty mornings he had to put frost nails in their shoes.Later on they turned it into living quarters.
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