Tuesday, 7 August 2018

1939 paper, Garden of Europe signs and Some 1966 Roses



Doe a deer.... baby deer at Beauford photographed by Chris Grayson

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An Old One from Scoil Realta na Maidine


Scoil Realta na Maidine teachers photographed by John Hannon

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A Blast from the Past

Recently a friend bought an old house. When she started her refurb. she pulled up all the old carpets. In the days before underlay, people used to use newspaper to  cover the concrete to keep damp from rising up to ruin the floor covering. It is a sign of how good this insulation was that the first paper laid down was the Evening Press of 1939 and it was there in 2018 intact. She shared a few pieces of these newspapers  with us.

Seems like they were bombarded from morning 'til night by advertising even back then.




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Road Works are Gas




One day as I was passing the John B. Keane Rd. sign workmen were replacing it after laying their gas pipeline.

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Repainting the Signs


Faded signs are being repainted this summer.






The MacMahon tree is beside The Garden of Europe and provides bay leaves for the town.

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Roses in 1966



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On a bank Holiday break in Listowel





It was lovely to meet my former pupils, Brita Whelan and Darina Harman, their families and Jake.

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