1957/58 baths log book - scans and notes

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1957/58 baths log book - scans and notes

#1 Post by Brian » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:41 am

Due to a very nasty flood one year, all the old log books (daily records) from the baths were destroyed except for one. This book, covering the season from 1957 to 1958 is full of interesting little snippets of information and indeed some observations of life as it went on back then by our very own Mr Paul McAvoy. By his own admission some of the writing is hard to decipher, but Paul himself sat down a few years ago and typed out some of the more interesting bits of information from the book.

So, here we present to you a few scans of the pages from the book and below those I have scanned in Paul's notes for you all to read.


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Once again my thanks to Paul McAvoy for allowing us to see this book.

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#2 Post by northbrook » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:58 am

Well done Paul, and he`s still at it more than fifty years on......... and may you continue for many more .

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#3 Post by xpaddy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:14 pm

Enjoyed reading these and
happy to know at least some
records were saved from the
flood.

Didn't know of anyone who was
expelled from the Baths for pushing.
Although I probably could name a few
who should have been. ;)

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#4 Post by greengreengrass » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:45 pm

xpaddy wrote:Didn't know of anyone who was
expelled from the Baths for pushing.
Although I probably could name a few
who should have been. ;)
Was just thinking that myself xpaddy...........but the craic was good all the same! So interesting to read Paul's notes.......so much extraneous information which is great to read.....didn't Peggy's 'stack' of pancakes sound delicious? I was about twelve at that stage and the baths were such a big part of my summer holidays in Warrenpoint. What a pity so many of the records got destroyed.

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#5 Post by btq1 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:48 pm

:-):-) :-):-) :clapping: :clapping:

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#6 Post by Jones Hill » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:40 am

Really enjoyed that Paul,fascinating thank you. Now who was the rascal [July 7th 1958] that pushed the young lady into the pool?..throughout this very busy period of admin and dispensing summary justice Paul was making preparations for the arrival of his first child,John who arrived in August of that year.John advises me that Paul now in his 90th year is enthusiastically preparing for a trip they plan to make together this coming summer to WW1 battlefields in Belgium and France .. some of these ferocious engagements would have included involvement by Paul's own father and I daresay other people with strong local connection's.
A personal observation's I must make is that any conversation with Paul McEvoy is lively,humorous,highly enjoyable and alway's informative.

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#7 Post by xpaddy » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:49 pm

ggg - the pancakes did sound delicious.

The temperature of the water was 60/61.
I don't think today I would dip my "toe" in if the
temperature wasn't around 80 degree.
We were a "hardy" breed. :D
I loved the Juke Box, it was over by the
boy's side.
One of my favourites was "Cry" by
Johnny Ray.
Great memories.

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#8 Post by forest wall » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:44 pm

Interesting snippet recording the discovery of the late Jimmy Bradley's body on the foreshore at Omeath. Jimmy had been missing since the previous October, when he went up to Daisy Hill Hospital to visit his ill brother, Dan, and hadn't returned home. It was assumed he had fallen over the wall in Canal Street while waiting for the bus.
For many years he had a milk round around the Point, and his pony and trap could be seen at the back door of The Crown on Saturday lunchtimes. Many's the lift I got on his way home. Jimmy, Dan, and George were good neighbours who were always ready to lend a hand. Long gone, but not forgotten.

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Re: 1957/58 baths log book - scans and notes

#9 Post by GREENGRASS » Sat May 01, 2010 7:26 pm

Very interesting stuff, the goings-on back in those days, many thanks for Paul for sharing some of his little snipets, its a pity the rest were destroyed in the flooding incident, God only knows what we could have being reading about, and who???

:-):-) :-):-)

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