Red Star Boats 1950`s

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Red Star Boats 1950`s

#1 Post by patMG07 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:03 pm

The recent post about General Eisenhower led me to do a search for Eisenhower and Warrenpoint. By chance I came across this footage of a visit by Eisenhower to Hillsborough in 1959 plus some other scenes of fishing / motorbikes etc. It also includes some shots of the Redstar boats etc. towards the end and perhaps someone may recognise some of the faces.


http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-dwi ... enes-1959/

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#2 Post by joanne » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:29 am

Pat,thank you for finding this.Personally,I have never seen this footage before.That looks like Danny O'Neill on the boat(then again,I could be wrong ;--) )......but I particularly enjoyed the scenes of the beach showing the old custom house,the area of the beach I would have played on as a child and what about the hats for sale at one of the stalls :D

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#3 Post by joanne » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:33 am

joanne wrote:Pat,thank you for finding this.Personally,I have never seen this footage before.That looks like Danny O'Neill on the boat(then again,I could be wrong ;--) )......but I particularly enjoyed the scenes of the beach showing the old custom house,the area of the beach I would have played on as a child and what about the hats for sale at one of the stalls :D
Just noticed the year........not quite right for that to be Danny!

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#4 Post by patMG07 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:39 am

No problem Joanne. Just thinking, with all the visitors to Warrenpoint over the years there must be countless thousands of photos and miles of cine film out there lying around in attics all over the world, just waiting to be discovered.

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#5 Post by Brian » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:50 am

Indeed there is Pat, and with technology the way it is it's becoming easier to share it - so maybe we will start seeing more of this sort of thing :D

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#6 Post by Connor Sweeney » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:48 am

There has been a bit of activity on the Old Newry Facebook page about Warrenpoint in the past few weeks.

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#7 Post by patMG07 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:41 am

Some screen captures from that footage. I notice a customs officer on the beach. Also I wonder to whom the graffiti on the old buidings is referring to...??

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#8 Post by joanne » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:55 pm

Would the fella steering the boat be a McAllister? ~x(

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#9 Post by gerrybradley » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:30 pm

It might be Len Mc Allister??

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#10 Post by xpaddy » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:05 pm

Pat - these are great photos.
Remember very well people
being searched by the Customs,
whenever they got off the Boat.

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#11 Post by maurice » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:22 am

I think the young man steering the boat is "Rocky" McAllister,RIP.I remember him working on the boats,I can see us now sitting on the cradles used for hauling the boats up for the winter,we were waiting to see how many people would fall into the tide after a good drink in Omeath. This was when the boats were at their busiest,and were almost beached so as they could put the gangplanks on the bow post.We were never short of a laugh as this was a regular occurrence.I'm nearly sure two of the Devlin's possibly Micky and Patsy are in that footage one of them eating an ice cream cone?

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#12 Post by joanne » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:40 pm

maurice wrote:I think the young man steering the boat is "Rocky" McAllister,RIP.I remember him working on the boats,I can see us now sitting on the cradles used for hauling the boats up for the winter,we were waiting to see how many people would fall into the tide after a good drink in Omeath. This was when the boats were at their busiest,and were almost beached so as they could put the gangplanks on the bow post.We were never short of a laugh as this was a regular occurrence.I'm nearly sure two of the Devlin's possibly Micky and Patsy are in that footage one of them eating an ice cream cone?
:-):-) ,I thought it was a McAllister too.

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#13 Post by gerrybradley » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:44 pm

It may be Rocky/Len mc allister,but I saw him 2 weeks ago Maurice and he was alive and kicking.

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#14 Post by maurice » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:38 am

I noticed two positive faces in that film footage,another boy eating an ice cream was Liam Prince R.I.P and in that same piece is Gerry Hosier in the background.I hope I was wrong about Rocky McAlister not being with us any more, I am writing of the same man that worked on the harbour!

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