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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:05 pm 
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http://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/what-s-on/arts-culture-entertainment/demolition-hails-a-wave-of-nostalgia-for-the-old-shopping-centre-1-5474753

I suppose that's progress for you, I noticed a while back press reports that the old shopping centre was being knocked down, and seeing a few recent reports of the bulldozers moving in brought back a few memories of my own through the years - it was actually a place I visited more than once when I was growing up, I went there as there was a Peter Marks hair salon in it that my Grandmother and mother would go to every now and again.

I can remember a number of things, it was the first place I had a "studio" hair cut - and when we were waiting for the others to come out of the hairdressers we would wander around looking at the shops - my first experience of an escalator that went down (Foster's in Newry only went up)

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In the record shop there I bought many singles including Gary Numan's "are friends electric" and in the newsagents downstairs bought my first ever bar of "golden crisp" chocolate that is still sold mostly in the south (although you can get some in Linda's shop now)

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In later years I found myself down helping to install computers in a few places, and then after that putting lighting and sound systems into the pub upstairs along with Andy for it's party nights and disco's that were held in there, there was also a little radio station you may have heard of:

http://www.dxarchive.com/ireland_dundalk_radio_carousel_1984.html

So, it's now gone (or very nearly gone) to be replaced by a Tesco Extra Superstore next year

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Cheerio then, and thanks for the memories :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Another victim of " progress " consigned
to the memory banks.

I visited the Centre on numerous occasions
over the years.

Sad to see it's demise.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:08 pm 
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I visited there many times
whenever I was back on
holidays.
Even had my hair done at
that Hairdressers.
They must have accepted walk-ins,
because that was what I did.
I remember though it was a long
wait, because they were very
busy.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:02 pm 
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Ahh, the poor old DSC is gone then :-(
Spent some good times there.


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