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Where: Burrow Cottage, Woodstown Lower, Woodstown, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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This lovely shot from the Poole Collection of the beach at Woodstown, County Waterford has a number of attractions. Soft sand, boys making sand castles, fish traps in the distance, a beached boat and a lady with an impossibly narrow waist.

Confirmed to have been taken at Woodstown Strand, the consensus is that at least some of those pictured may be members of the Poole family. Perhaps on holiday or a day-out from the busy photography studio in Waterford. Maybe around 1900 or so....


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely c.1900s.

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0245

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    abandoned railways

    • 15/May/2018 07:34:29

    The side of Burrow House. maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,669691,605667,11,9

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    domenico milella

    • 15/May/2018 07:47:47

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 15/May/2018 08:09:57

    Spent every July of my childhood on that strand (no matter what the weather)! Wish I was there this sunny May morning...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/May/2018 08:11:00

    Mr Poole was at the Saratoga Hotel, just a comb along the beach, on 7th May 1905 -[https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5727375875] Ed. And 23rd May 1909, with his wife - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5750104912/]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/May/2018 08:31:48

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] What was the line of sticks for?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/May/2018 08:44:50

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I think some sort of Fishing?

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    Carol Maddock

    • 15/May/2018 09:03:16

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Perhaps fishing? In my day (a lot later than this photo), there was netting sometimes for catching basking sharks. And there were groynes (no smut, Beachcomber!) too.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/May/2018 10:11:39

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The groynes !! There is another undated almost-reverse view with the same children and wasp-waist-woman (who has put her jacket on, same hat with feather). Poole family?? - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590135 In the background of catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590135, there is a house suffering erosion, different to the wooden defences seen in - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590419 and catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590420 (both 1905) So we are NOT in 1905, and could be in 1909, except Mrs Poole's hats don't match, if wasp waist is Mrs Poole. Or a completely different visit is more likely. It's complicated!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/May/2018 10:42:52

    The Pooles in the 1911 census - www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Waterford/Water... And in 1901 - www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Waterford/Water... The children in this photo look under 10 - could they be Bertram, Violet and Boyam, with wasp waist mother Elizabeth, pre 1900 ?

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    La Belle Province

    • 15/May/2018 12:54:35

    The lady is also wearing the requisite leg of mutton sleeve that makes a waistline look even more tucked in

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    highthorn(Nicky)

    • 15/May/2018 13:40:23

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] russianside.blogspot.ie/2016/10/the-woodstown-scotch-fish...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/May/2018 14:18:47

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province] Any guess at a date for that outfit?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/May/2018 21:32:15

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thanks for the fascinating info on the 'Fish Weir'. I see now it is marked on the 25" map. Hoping for a c. 1895 date and Poole family confirmation ...

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    Carol Maddock

    • 16/May/2018 07:52:37

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Lovely! Thank you.

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    La Belle Province

    • 21/May/2018 12:42:59

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] The combination of leg of mutton sleeve and small hat with aigrette = 1895 to 1900.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/May/2018 05:49:55

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province] Thanks! Right at the earliest end of the official date range.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 28/May/2018 10:00:08

    Great composition