Warrenpoint Harbour in the 1970's

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Warrenpoint Harbour in the 1970's

#1 Post by Brian » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:18 am


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Re: Warrenpoint Harbour in the 1970's

#2 Post by Connor Sweeney » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:51 pm

I'd imagine the residents of Newry Street and Charlotte Street would have suffered from big black clouds of coal dust flying about on a windy day! We lived just behind Fishers yard in Newry (where The Quays is now) and every time we went down the back garden to play we came back as black as a boot!

Poor mother could hardly put a wash out without it getting destroyed.

Great photos - hardly a container in sight compared to these days.

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#3 Post by xpaddy » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:05 pm

Don't think I would have liked
to have lived near a coal yard.
Remember on my way to work
I would order the slack for my
Mother, from Kellys.
If the order was in before 9, there
was a good chance of same day
delivery.
Which was a God send sometimes.

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#4 Post by gerrybradley » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:25 am

I remember in the 60's the coal lorries spilling their loads while turning the corner at the Ulster Bar.We used to go out with buckets and brush it up.Every Little Helped.

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#5 Post by Padraigin » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:13 pm

Gerry, do you remember Francie? Don't know his last name, but he would give you a piece of coal, for luck?

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#6 Post by gerrybradley » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:33 pm

That's right Padraigin,every time you met him he wished you good luck.i don't know his surname either but I think he lived in the Alexian Brothers..he probably got his coal supply in Newry St as well.

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#7 Post by Eugene » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:23 am

gerrybradley wrote:That's right Padraigin,every time you met him he wished you good luck.i don't know his surname either but I think he lived in the Alexian Brothers..he probably got his coal supply in Newry St as well.
on the buses or in the band - He features in this topic...I forget how to copy the proper forum link! Brian may help with this!
His name was Francie McGivern.

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