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When: 16 June 1910

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This group of fit young men all prepared for cycling and athletics and dating from 1910 is today's offering from the Poole Collection. Waterpark College is/was a local secondary school in Waterford but I have lost track as to its continued existence. I love those early wide spread racing handle bars on the bicycles.

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Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: c.16 June 1910

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2085

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Dr. Ilia

    • 11/Feb/2019 09:00:07

    remarkable!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 11/Feb/2019 09:09:47

    Circa 16 June 1910 was circa a Thursday ...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2019 09:11:18

    I'm guessing they are in the actual park across the road, rather than on the school grounds. Not many trees on school grounds at the time. 25" map link. The school is still there: Streetview

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2019 09:25:17

    Previously at Waterpark: Science laboratory at Waterpark College, WaterfordFebruary 16, 1925

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Feb/2019 10:06:18

    Not a smartphone in sight!!

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 11/Feb/2019 11:21:48

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] not a chubby boy in sight, they are all lean and healthy looking.

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    derangedlemur

    • 11/Feb/2019 11:41:22

    Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look...

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Feb/2019 18:11:41

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] I had not noticed that Sean, very different to today. interesting!

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    Carol Maddock

    • 11/Feb/2019 20:16:36

    This is really gorgeous, Marys. These lads have been on my mind all day - wondering how many of them got caught up in WWI or the War of Independence/Civil War.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 12/Feb/2019 00:01:10

    www.waterparkcollege.com/pages/school-history.php