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 Post subject: From the sky 1950's
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:02 am 
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First in a small series of photos that combine to give one overall picture. Stay tuned for the rest during the week :D

(and don't worry, I'll post up a complete version to save you the bother of stitching them all together)

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 Post subject: Re: From the sky 1959
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:30 pm 
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O I was born that year :-):-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:34 pm 
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Oh I will enjoy all those photo's..
Bobby and I were married on
the 14th of July 1959 ,

Thanks Brian.. ;--)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:32 pm 
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Kate - Remember that day very
well.
Hard to believe you will be
celebrating your 55th Wedding
Anniversary this July.
There is a photo of the guests,
on the Forum, taken outside the
Great Northern, where your reception
was held.
What a beautiful hotel gone. :-(


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I see the old Dow-Mac complex there,
where I got my first taste of Management
in the Construction Industry.

They closed down about 6 years after
this photograph was taken.

It's nice to have this photo', thanks Brian.


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Brian ..what year have you for the 2nd.pic?
No sign of Lower Dromore Rd. houses......these would have been built by 1959?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:11 am 
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I've renamed the post (sorry everyone but that's the date I was given) :[

anyway, I had a look and according to the council minutes on site, the The prefabs were built in 1946/7 and allocated in 1957, (they are there) The fire station is there (built in 1953) so for now it's "early 50's" until we can nail down just when the Lower Dromore road houses where built - a quick scan through the forum suggests mid 50's anyone any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:16 am 
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Today's photo (also posted on facebook) shows a nice view of the Bridal before it turned into what it is today. Also note the old lodge at the bottom of the photo.

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Eugene..

I started working in "Reeds"in 1955.
And Bobby was with "Carville"
Construction then..

They were building Lower Dromore Houses..
at that time..
I remember it well as I got a wave from there.
when it was break time..

We were romantic's at heart.. :--)


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the harbour house is there u can see Thomas st . the tide is out o it was lovely and clean u swim in the water then :-):-)


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I am becoming more confused over the date
of these photographs.
In 1960, just after I bought my first car, I was
motoring down Church St. with the intention of
cutting across the Square and down Newry St.
as usual.

I got a bit of a shock when I crashed over the
row of 10 X 5 kerbs that had been laid around
the square.
My first thought was, who the #### put those there.!!

I am assuming the white line, to the right of the
square is the very same line of kerbs.

But, if memory serves, I am sure they weren't there
before 1960.

Any other Member out there got an answer? ;--)


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Great to see post office street from the air can see the house I was born in


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fishylady wrote:
Eugene..

I started working in "Reeds"in 1955.


They were building Lower Dromore Houses..
at that time..

That's kind of the year I had in mind Kathleen....thanks!!


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Last 3 are really only the beach up to and including the baths.

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And the main photo itself

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Brian - enjoyed looking at
these.
No 5 shows the Star of the Sea
School, where many of us attended
when we were young.
It's nice to see the Statue in the middle
of the driveway, going up to the School.
We had many processions around the
Statue, especially during the Month of
May.


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Well done, Brian and thanks a lot for great reminders of wonderful days of my youth in the lovely wee town of the Point.


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Hi Brian, Like the pictures. Such dramatic changes in the whole area since these pictures were taken. Only thing that has not changed is the old swimming pool it's an eyesore.


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Whilst the Baths have been there for more
than a Century, and is certainly showing its
age, to describe it as an "eyesore" is a little
unfair.
I, and many others, have fond memories of
good times we had there.
As for the Old Lady, nothing that a little TLC,
and some cash, can't put right.
I look forward to seeing her regain some of
her former glory.


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Hi DaBarry, Lots of terrific memories myself in forties and fifties. But it has served its purpose. A newer up-to-date facility would be more beneficial. I know this is out of the question, at the moment, but planning ahead might help the community in the future. The present location is not suitable for a state-of-the-art facility due numerous difficulties. Enough parking and land etc.


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George - just wondering if you have
seen the Baths, since it has been
painted and cleaned up.
I'm sure you are aware, some of the
Forum members, got together and
spent hours working on this.
Granted, before all this took place, it
was definitely run down.
A seaside resort like Warrenpoint,
should have the Baths up and running
again.
I'm sure it would be of great benefit
to the Town.


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George Williamson wrote:
Hi DaBarry, Lots of terrific memories myself in forties and fifties. But it has served its purpose. A newer up-to-date facility would be more beneficial. I know this is out of the question, at the moment, but planning ahead might help the community in the future. The present location is not suitable for a state-of-the-art facility due numerous difficulties. Enough parking and land etc.



Hi George,

Good points, well put.
Can't see the investment needed to provide
an new indoor pool for the Town on the horizon.
However, everyone alive, be they Residents or
Visitors know the Baths are there.
Difficult to envisage the Town without the Grand
Old Lady.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:43 pm 
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On the subject of the baths (and yes I am going slightly off the main topic also but then again I can :D ) Back in October I mentioned some proposals

http://www.oldwarrenpointforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=11098

There will be further meetings held again this year to see how we can move things forward so hopefully we can still have something even if it's not a pool.


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Hi Brian, Will always be interested in what the future may have for the old pool. I know the Point people have a sentimental attachment to the facility. Its like being caught between a rock and a hard place: difficult to manoeuvre.


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