oldwarrenpointforum

It is currently Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:03 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Promenade Warrenpoint
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:36 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:38 pm
Posts: 698
Location: West Yorkshire
All

Image

Jim


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:54 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:11 pm
Posts: 3521
Location: Warrenpoint
Like that one Jim :-):-)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:10 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:17 am
Posts: 555
Location: warrenpoint
very nice one Jim :-):-)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:33 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:11 pm
Posts: 182
isn t joseph home such a lovely building and it still is it really sits out n this photo very good jim


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:58 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:25 pm
Posts: 1895
Location: Warrenpoint
First picture i have seen with a bandstand on the promenade


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:23 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:23 am
Posts: 1008
Location: Rostrevor
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?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:35 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:24 pm
Posts: 7522
Location: Warrenpoint
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 .....................................................


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:02 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:25 pm
Posts: 1895
Location: Warrenpoint
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.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:06 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:24 pm
Posts: 7522
Location: Warrenpoint
Yes !! there are some and on the forum too..........................Brian to the rescue, please .........................


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:42 am 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 06, 2007 2:30 pm
Posts: 10412
Location: Warrenpoint
here's one

Image

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


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:36 am 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 10:52 pm
Posts: 3142
Location: warrenpoint
1913

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:37 am 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 10:52 pm
Posts: 3142
Location: warrenpoint
1919
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:37 am 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 10:52 pm
Posts: 3142
Location: warrenpoint
1928

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:50 am 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:24 pm
Posts: 7522
Location: Warrenpoint
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.........


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:31 am 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:25 pm
Posts: 1895
Location: Warrenpoint
Great cards, particularly like the one with both the fountain and the bandstand....and the clothes they wore back then were beautiful


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:08 am 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:38 pm
Posts: 698
Location: West Yorkshire
All

Another one (postally unused so no date):

Image

Jim


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:20 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 06, 2007 2:30 pm
Posts: 10412
Location: Warrenpoint
Funny how things pop up - found a bit of history re the fountain online:

Quote:
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.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/warrenpoint-fountain/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:31 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 1:48 pm
Posts: 5173
I remember the Fountain very well.
The two women in the most recent photo.
Looks like Marie Davis on the left.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:10 am 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:48 pm
Posts: 833
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.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group