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Re: Now & Then

Post by Sinead » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:00 pm

Micheál

I love the pictures/photos you are posting. I hate to say that I remember Blackrock as shown it in the older post
the Dalkey one I don't know if I remember it or have just been told about it. Dalkey, the shop on the left with the
woman window shopping was a drapery shop by name of Cullen's. I do remember travelling on Trams when I was
a child.

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Re: Now & Then

Post by Strum » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:05 pm

When did the Trams stop? I have recollections of being on Trams at a very young age, early 60's, but it may have been a Holiday to Blackpool?



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Re: Now & Then

Post by Gulliver » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:16 pm

Trams 7 & 8 routes stopped Aug 1949


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Re: Now & Then

Post by Sinead » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:35 pm

Strum:

You may have been on the Howth Tram

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Re: Now & Then

Post by Gulliver » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:21 pm

Howth tram ended May 1959


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Re: Now & Then

Post by Strum » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:30 pm

Ok thanks folks it must have been Blackpool about 1963. Ta for the info. :D



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Re: Now & Then

Post by jwdalk » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:00 pm

And here's a film about it. Three things that struck me watching this:-

1) Summers WERE better in the way back when

2) So many people smoked (mostly the men)

3) Littering was acceptable

http://www.europafilmtreasures.eu/PY/26 ... pon_a_tram


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Re: Now & Then

Post by Rocker » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:39 pm

JW,

That was marvellous. I was transported back to my childhood. We had a married in "relative" McGlues who drove the Howth tram and we used to go out on a Sunday and take the tram up to their house for tea. They lived in the tramway house at the top. I had forgotten the excitement we used to feel going out there.Thank God someone preserved that film it shows the social scene at the time. We always wore hats and the lads skull caps on a Sunday.


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Re: Now & Then

Post by jwdalk » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:51 pm

Really glad you enjoyed it and that it brought back memories. :D


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Re: Now & Then

Post by Navanman » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:43 pm

That is an excellent film. I was never on the Howth Tram but I also never knew it seemed to go all around the head of Howth.

Does the route still exist? allbeit with no track.


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Re: Now & Then

Post by Micheál » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:27 am

Here's a new take on the "Now & Then" theme both in terms of photographic skill (almost as good as Gulliver) and technical presentation method.
Unfortunately the subject matter is tragic - but then again - a great testimony to the fight back

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013 ... ter/100469

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Re: Now & Then

Post by Rocker » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:44 am

Micheál,

This is amazing, but, God love them there is so much to do and the matter of the radiation is hushed up! We had planned to go there this time last year but, because of the mayhem we didn't. I rang a lot of the aid agencies and they said that Japan was coping but, just how much coping can one country do on it's own? They are a quiet, diligent and resigned people and I hope they can rebuild the country.


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Re: Now & Then

Post by Micheál » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:07 am

Might have a go at this some day if I can only get a copy without the water mark - and a cherry picker

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A lot of interesting material in the RTE Stills Archive
https://stillslibrary.rte.ie/indexplus/page/Home.html



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Re: Now & Then

Post by Strum » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:16 pm

I wonder where that was taken from? Knox Hall? Nah too far back. Up a Tree?



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Re: Now & Then

Post by Micheál » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:22 pm

Theres quoite a few 'gate lodges' near the road. Probably a rooftop position.

By the way, the Rte site is chock full of Dun Laoghaire material.



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Re: Now & Then

Post by Strum » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:31 pm

I know Michael but they have that damn watermark on them.



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Re: Now & Then

Post by Gulliver » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:39 am

And the RTE price list for photographic material is v high


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Re: Now & Then

Post by Strum » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:48 pm

There are quite a few do-able ones here. Some great photos, Enviro will wet himself with the transport. :D

Not D/L but...

http://www.vintag.es/2013/03/wonderful- ... ublin.html



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Re: Now & Then

Post by Rocker » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:47 pm

Great find Strum.


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Re: Now & Then

Post by Micheál » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:22 am

This one is simply marvelous.
Look at the guy on the motorbike with P&T the van behind him. At first glance, you'd swear he was wearing a cowboy hat.

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Re: Now and Then

Post by Strum » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:46 pm

I have a few lined up. ;)
Google Street maps is good for photos 3-4 years old now. Get them while you can. ;)

I tried but It's impossible to get the same angle standing on the street because the Google mobile camera is mounted high up on the transport they use...also the magic 360 degree camera they use. :D


This is my block under construction 4 years ago and tonight.


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Re: Now and Then

Post by Micheál » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:15 pm

Spot on Strum

What are you feeding them trees?

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Re: Now and Then

Post by Strum » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:49 pm

Micheál wrote:Spot on Strum

Cheers Micheal. ;)


What are you feeding them trees?


Dead neighbours. :D



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Re: Now and Then

Post by Navanman » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:21 pm

Exactly MIcheál - the trees are 2 storeys high after a couple of years.

You are spot on there Strum about the Google photos. I never thought about when they will be updated.


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Re: Now and Then

Post by Rocker » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:39 pm

Great idea Strum...never thought of grabbing the Google maps photos.
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Dead neighbours. :D
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