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When: 01 January 1906

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In this one, the memorial to Lord Dufferin and Ava has just been unveiled, and the "looky loos" are getting more reckless in their quest to get a good vantage point...

Date: Friday, 8 June 1906 (thanks Niall McAuley) Can we get the time of day?

NLI Ref.: L_ROY_02838

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jun/2013 08:38:35

    Streetview Unveiled in 1906, per the DIA City Hall itself was officially opened by Lord Leiutenant (Earl of Aberdeen) 1 Aug 1906 (per its DIA ref).

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Jun/2013 08:40:37

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Thank you, Niall. And the day and the hour? ;)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jun/2013 08:42:59

    The memorial was unveiled by the Marquess of Londonderry on 9 June 1906 says Belfast City Council Heritage Directory

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Jun/2013 08:44:32

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Fantastic! But there's still the little matter of the time of day? :D

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jun/2013 08:45:17

    The base of the Dufferin statue is made up of a turbaned Indian astride a cannon and holding a sabre, as well as a snowshoed Canadian with a musket, sitting on a dead moose. Seriously!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Jun/2013 08:50:08

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Sounds very tasteful! Presumably trying to cram a career over many geographic locations into one memorial? Presumably the Marquess of Londonderry must be one of the behatted gentlemen (as unveiler - if that's a word)?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jun/2013 08:52:09

    Naughty moose!

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    derangedlemur

    • 24/Jun/2013 08:57:52

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Did someone call? It's odd. The sun appears to be from more or less due west at about 60 degrees above the horizon. Did city hall used to face the other way? The latest it could be from the height is about three o'clock but the sun looks too far west for that.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Jun/2013 09:26:51

    The occasion hit the headlines in Australia - "Newsy Notes from Ireland ... " - trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/20828551

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Jun/2013 09:30:04

    The sculptor was Frederick William Pomeroy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._W._Pomeroy

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    O Mac

    • 24/Jun/2013 09:43:28

    Shadows suggest noon. .ish

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Jun/2013 09:50:37

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02] Deffo never faced the other way. This was taken from Donegall Square West... And where have you been hiding yourself? Was almost thinking it was safe to post a photo of Larne... :)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Jun/2013 09:51:57

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Lovely Newsy Note, but quietly shaking fist at them that no mention of time is given! :) Would imagine that the poetically inclined might find the moose, never mind anything else, quite inspiring?

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    derangedlemur

    • 24/Jun/2013 09:58:37

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Ah. I assumed it was north. In that case, it's about 12 noon. There's no mystery. There's also no mystery about my disappearance - I was on holiday in France.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jun/2013 09:59:53

    There is a report in the Irish Times, Page 7 Friday 8 June 1906 So maybe the 9th of June is in doubt?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Jun/2013 10:02:46

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Will check immediately, if not sooner! Checked and you're right - it was Friday, 8 June 1906...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Jun/2013 10:06:46

    I think we broke the Belfast City Council heritage Directory page :(

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Jun/2013 10:18:04

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Honestly, I can't take you lot anywhere! Still no time of day in any of the newspapers, but the Irish Independent of Thursday, 7 June 1906 said:

    The Marquis of Londonderry, who has been in attendance on the Prince of Wales, is expected to reach London to-day from Madrid, leaving later on for Mount Stewart. He will reach Belfast in time to unveil the Dufferin Memorial.

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    O Mac

    • 24/Jun/2013 10:56:48

    June 8, 1866 The Canadian Parliament meets for the first time in Ottawa. Was unveiling timed to honour 40th anniversity?

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    ccferrie

    • 24/Jun/2013 15:18:56

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] The sun looks to be coming from due south in the earlier photo, suggesting 12 noon. It has moved a bit further to the west in this one. I would hazard a guess that the unveiling was at 1pm but that the spectators had gathered some time before that.

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    martindevlin

    • 21/Aug/2013 09:16:03

    I suggest that this image was recorded at lunch time judging by the number of workers standing on the ledges outside many of the windows and the large numbers of people at the windows, such activity would not have be tolerated during working hours.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Aug/2013 09:20:10

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/60329026@N07] Not even on such a special occasion?

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    martindevlin

    • 21/Aug/2013 16:44:24

    It would appear that my previous comment was incorrect as there are ladies in their Sunday best (complete with hats) at many of the windows and I have highlighted some children sitting on the window ledges on the second floor, accordingly it is probable that some of the prople at the windows are family members of those working in the building