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Grim looking as you might expect given the Victorian attitude to death the Graves Office looks even less welcoming than a cemetery! I had occasion to visit one some time ago and the amount of information they contain is simply amazing and the staff could not have been more helpful. It would make you want to book your stay there;-)

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date:Between 1901 - 1954

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0719a


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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Sep/2021 08:04:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/ Are you pulling our legs? J. P. Graves offices ??

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Sep/2021 08:18:56

    JP Graves, Sawmills Waterpark

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Sep/2021 08:19:40

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia. Next to the Neptune Foundry. It's a Top filling station on streetview now. Closed in 1958 according to a facebook page I found. A picture on the same page shows this building with Graves signage and a Renault 4, TWI 577, which must be into the 80s.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Sep/2021 08:20:17

    James Palmer Graves (1822 - 1901) - www.wikitree.com/wiki/Graves-4553 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590722 - Exterior of saw mill catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590720 - Interior catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590721 - Jetty Edit @ [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Snap!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Sep/2021 08:30:09

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Why would I be pulling your leg? You're thousands of miles away and it's a very serious matter:)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Sep/2021 08:33:45

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland A grave matter! In fact, ... there be trouble at t' saw mill.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 30/Sep/2021 08:59:34

    Not 100% sure if this is the right spot - if it is, the manholes or coal holes have survived - goo.gl/maps/QPWWy2VaZLCLz8HR7

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    suckindeesel

    • 30/Sep/2021 12:31:44

    The sawmill interior shot is interesting. Note the shaft drive above, with pulleys which drive the machinery below via belts. Very typical of that era. Note also the unguarded saw blade which would whip your arm off in a second.

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    ofarrl

    • 30/Sep/2021 15:24:42

    The photo above appeared in the February 1897 issue of Timber and Woodworking Machinery magazine with the caption Messrs. Graves & Co.'s New offices. The firm was founded in New Ross in the early 1800's by W. Graves and was in business until November 1985. I believe the office building survived a little longer, not sure when it was demolished.

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    suckindeesel

    • 30/Sep/2021 20:12:57

    On the 25" arcg.is/0vPPaW

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    an poc

    • 07/Oct/2021 09:19:07

    Graves were known for their hay barns. Their enamel plates can still be seen on many barns around Co. Waterford.