A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

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A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#1 Post by Richiemac » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:28 pm

As promised here is a copy of the photographs from the album which records a holiday to this area in 1899 by a family as yet unnamed.
Refer to viewtopic.php?f=23&t=10419
Each photograph has been titled as it appeared in the album.
Some photographs in the album have appeared on this site a few years ago but the majority haven't.
Permission has been kindly given to upload these, thank you.

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Titled "The visitation"

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Titled "On the SS Newry"

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Titled "South Eldon"

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Titled "A corner of the drawing room"

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Titled "Another corner"

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Titled "His canine majesty Carla"

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#2 Post by btq1 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:12 pm

excellant
delighted
well done

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#3 Post by Eugene » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:38 am

Lovely pics.....I wouldn't fancy negotiating my way through the drawing room after the Christmas party!!! :drunk: :xmasmad:

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#4 Post by greengreengrass » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:03 pm

These are lovely.........wouldn't like to be dusting the drawing room! Looking forward to the rest of them....

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#5 Post by Marion » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:48 pm

Lovely!

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#6 Post by redbig1111 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:15 pm

First class, my ones loved looking at these. Great for the children to see

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#7 Post by dutchman » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:36 pm

It's good to see old photographs from this area and I am looking forward to see the rest of them.

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#8 Post by Liz » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:43 pm

South Eldon was a guest house run by the Misses Pearl and Sarah Kells (aunts of Dorothy Kells/McComb) in the 1960/70s. I think it may have been No.16 Seaview which is indeed a few houses past the Balmoral.

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#9 Post by the gap » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:26 am

Liz wrote:South Eldon was a guest house run by the Misses Pearl and Sarah Kells (aunts of Dorothy Kells/McComb) in the 1960/70s. I think it may have been No.16 Seaview which is indeed a few houses past the Balmoral.
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One of my calls on Saturday was to Miss Kells always a good order of roast beef and chickens,and not forgeting 6pence tip thank you Happy Days.

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#10 Post by Brian » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:53 pm

Just to (finally) bring closure to this post, this is South Eldon today - No 17 Seaview - I'm not sure it's occupied at the moment as it looks a little run down, I've cropped out the name from above the door and added it to the bottom of the photo.

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#11 Post by the gap » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:10 pm

Sad to see is allowed to go to ruin and if it was for sale they would want a kings ransom for it.Should be some sort of law about the up keep of houses.

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#12 Post by dabarry » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:55 pm

Sad indeed, houses of this quality,
and location, shouldn't look like this.

Owners should be obliged to maintain
the exterior at least.!

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#13 Post by xpaddy » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:24 pm

How awful to see this house now
in such a run down condition.
It is in a beautiful location,
and probably would take a lot
of money now to repair it.

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#14 Post by Brian » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:19 pm

I'm sure there may be some reason why the house is in that state, but it begs the question as to why it was not also allocated a nice free paint job in the same way that Cole's Corner, the Osborne and another house on Osborne terrace were? I think I read somewhere that there was more money available to do a few more property's up, and that would be a prime candidate - however, maybe the current owners are in the process of doing something? It looks like it may have been flats at one stage, if I had the money I'd be jumping to get in there!

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#15 Post by xpaddy » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:28 pm

Brian - I know if I had some
extra spare change, I would
definitely invest it on that
property.
You couldn't beat the location.

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Re: A trip to this area in 1899 (Part 1 of 8)

#16 Post by dabarry » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:14 pm

That chimney is in serious
need of attention.

When the frost comes it is
likely to split apart.

Postmen beware.!! :)]

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