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Back to the ubiquitous Poole Collection today and to the familiar Barronstrand Street in Waterford City. Dollard's and Whelan's shops are undergoing major works, which of itself is not remarkable but the posters on the hoarding should prove both interesting and informative? There are also a nice collection of horse apples on display so can anyone name the horse?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford

Date: Tuesday, 13 June 1911

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2298a

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Feb/2021 09:19:25

    13 June 1911 was a Tuesday, and the horse had no name ... We were here previously, two weeks earlier - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/10850856096/

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Feb/2021 09:25:51

    The Marine Bar was a newly-built 7-day licensed premises at no. 10 Merchants' Quay. (notice of auction Waterford Standard - Saturday 10 June 1911). 'Newly-built' seems to be stretching it a bit - the lease began on 25th March 1900. "The Shop and Bar are tastefully tiled and fitted with handsome Counters, Shelves and Glass Cases, with Mirrored backs, and Decorated Ceiling."

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Feb/2021 09:48:20

    Waterford Standard - Tuesday 25 October 1910:

    FRONT WALL ALLEGED TO BE DANGEROUS At the City Petty Sessions on Friday, the Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses, being the Corporation of Waterford, sought an order against Christopher Dunne, owner of premises in Barronstrand-street, occupied by Mrs. Dollard, requiring him to take down a front wall which is dangerous to the public.
    To summarise the rest of the account, Mr Dunne's solicitor Mr Keane said that during the construction of the Provincial Bank (is that the building on the left?) , several old walls had been removed which had caused subsidence. and he had photographs showing the subsidence. Struts had been put in place supporting the building, and hoardings keeping the public from the building at risk of collapse, but there had been complaints that the hoardings "caused much obstuction" After much debate and evidence from the Borough Surveyor, the magistrates agreed to adjourn the case until the next sessions.

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    cargeofg

    • 10/Feb/2021 10:02:10

    Excellent collection of posters in both plates. Mullingar Races are gone but replaced by Cunard and White Star Line posters. We have discussed both of these posters before. Nonetheless it does provide a reference date for both.

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    henharr1er

    • 10/Feb/2021 10:36:22

    This is an excellent Black and white Photo. Seen in Black & White Unlimited (pool) Your photo deserves a compliment from the special fish!!! Please be sure your photo is TAGGED "Black & White" Black and White unlimited (pool) post 1 comment 2

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Feb/2021 10:40:28

    There are several photos in the collection of Mrs Dollard's house. They are dated 1911, so can't be the photographs mentioned by Mr Keane in the 1910 case brought by the corporation, but he also mentioned that Christopher Keane Dunne had an ongoing case against the Provincial Bank , so I wonder if they were commissioned to support the case in seeking compensation. Edit: I see that https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] beat me to it (by 7 years) "As Poole was a commercial photographer I wonder was he contracted by the Dollards to take these photographs to help support a claim against the Bank for damage caused by the construction of their new building or the demolition of the old one?."

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Feb/2021 10:56:17

    In 1904 at Mrs R Whelan's jewellery shop there had been "a most audacious robbery." Between 5 and 6 pm a stylishly-dressed young man hurled a stone at the window and snatched a number of watches chains and bracelets, valued at £60 - £70, then disappeared. The police were actively investigating, but without result. (Waterford Mirror and Tramore Visitor. - Thursday 21 April 1904) STOP PRESS: A report in the Waterford Standard on Saturday 31 December 1904 says the perpetrator gave himself up to the police at Carrick-on-Suir some weeks later.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Feb/2021 10:58:09

    The posters are marginally clearer here - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000592716 The White Star Line poster (see note) mentions 'OLYMPIC' and 'TITANIC'. Not sure what the ship in the Cunard Line poster is - maybe the RMS 'Franconia' (1910) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Franconia_(1910) "Her maiden voyage in February 1911, was between Liverpool and Boston, USA. She was nicknamed the "bathroom ship" as she had more bathrooms and showers on board than the Mauretania. She was unusual, as she did not have staterooms on the upper deck, instead she had a library, gymnasium and a lounge and smoking room."

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Feb/2021 12:04:23

    Margaret and Ellen Dollard in 1911. Richard Moloney and family two doors down.

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Feb/2021 12:08:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia A Cunard advert in they Belfast News-letter on 21/6/1911 lists the Cunarders Mauritania, Franconia, Carmania, Lusitania and Ivernia to Boston and New York, ( and Ausonia, Ascania and Albania to Canada). LUSITANIA and MAURETANIA (were according to he advert) the LARGEST and FASTEST VESSELS in the WORLD. Best not buy your ticket just yet, though. A seamen's strike was "now a reality" (Evening News (London) - Thursday 15 June 1911) affecting amongst other ports London, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin and Southampton. The dispute wasn't settled until early July.

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    O Mac

    • 10/Feb/2021 12:38:29

    I see the facade was rebuilt further back in line with the adjacent buildings. I wonder was this done at the time or since. Street view. maps.app.goo.gl/uhtmExdiqBsx98oM6

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Feb/2021 12:45:20

    I think the facade rebuild is what's happening here. In 1926 there is Poole 3399, with the facade set back.

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    silverio10

    • 10/Feb/2021 22:37:06

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2021 11:51:07

    In POOLEWP 1737 from 1907 when the bank site was cleared, you can see the side view of Dollards Refreshment Rooms, and make out that the facade is cracking away from the house already.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2021 11:53:03

    1735 shows the rear of Dollards from the Bank site.