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Promenade Warrenpoint

#1 Post by silveryfox » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:36 pm

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#2 Post by Liz » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:54 pm

Like that one Jim :-):-)

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#3 Post by Bridalloanan » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:10 pm

very nice one Jim :-):-)

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#4 Post by grainne40 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:33 pm

isn t joseph home such a lovely building and it still is it really sits out n this photo very good jim

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#5 Post by Dee 2 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:58 pm

First picture i have seen with a bandstand on the promenade

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#6 Post by Adie » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:23 pm

Deirdre 2 wrote:First picture i have seen with a bandstand on the promenade
Me too D. I've never seen a bandstand here before! I wonder was the one in the Park built at this stage?

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#7 Post by northbrook » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:35 pm

Very picturesque, but not a very practical place to put a bandstand, as you all know I`m sure, it was eventually taken away and replaced with a fountain I would think probably after the one in the Park was finished .....................

Another great card Silveryfox .....................................................

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#8 Post by Dee 2 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:02 pm

northbrook wrote:Very picturesque, but not a very practical place to put a bandstand, as you all know I`m sure, it was eventually taken away and replaced with a fountain I would think probably after the one in the Park was finished .....................

Another great card Silveryfox .....................................................
The fountain's another new one to me Northbrook, didnt know there was one here.
I wonder if there are any photo's/cards out there with the fountain on them.

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#9 Post by northbrook » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:06 pm

Yes !! there are some and on the forum too..........................Brian to the rescue, please .........................

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#10 Post by Brian » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:42 am

here's one

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there are others, I'll dig them out :D

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#11 Post by btq1 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:36 am

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#14 Post by northbrook » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:50 am

northbrook wrote:Very picturesque, but not a very practical place to put a bandstand, as you all know I`m sure, it was eventually taken away and replaced with a fountain I would think probably after the one in the Park was finished .....................

Another great card Silveryfox .....................................................


Well there you go !! didn`t realise the bandstand and fountain were there at the same time........thanks for posting the dates BTQ1 ...................................very useful.........

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#15 Post by Dee 2 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:31 am

Great cards, particularly like the one with both the fountain and the bandstand....and the clothes they wore back then were beautiful

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#16 Post by silveryfox » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:08 am

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#17 Post by Brian » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:20 pm

Funny how things pop up - found a bit of history re the fountain online:
Location: Warrrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland

In the late 19th century, Major Hall, owner of Narrow-water Castle and landlord of the town, donated 7 acres of land to provide sanitation and drinking water to the town. The Warrenpoint Waterworks, later to be known as Donaghaguy Reservoir, was formally opened on 22 April 1876. Mr. Barton, Civil Engineer, presented a drinking fountain to the town.

This fountain was number 7 from Walter Macfarlane’s catalog manufactured at the Saracen foundry in Glasgow, Scotland. The font was a single pedestal basin with four decorative columns rising from a two tiered square plinth. Four salamanders descended the fountain pedestal as a symbol of courage and bravery. The basin had a scalloped edge and decorative relief. A central urn with four outstretched tendrils offered drinking cups suspended by chains. The terminal was a crane recognized as a symbol of vigilance.

The last 3 images reveal that the crane and drinking cups have been removed. The fountain was still in existence although not in use in the early 1950s. Its demise is not known although there is a rumour that it rests in a private garden.
Source https://memorialdrinkingfountains.wordp ... -fountain/

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#18 Post by xpaddy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:31 pm

I remember the Fountain very well.
The two women in the most recent photo.
Looks like Marie Davis on the left.

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#19 Post by dabarry » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:10 am

Quote : The last 3 images reveal that the crane and drinking cups have been removed. The fountain was still in existence although not in use in the early 1950s. Its demise is not known although there is a rumour that it rests in a private garden.

I remember it well and think it was
there in the middle 50's ....I stand
to be corrected on that.

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