Friday Market at Warrenpoint

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Where: N Ireland, Newry Mourne and Down, UK

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Up to the North side of Carlingford Lough today to the square in Warrenpoint where a market is in full swing. This Royal Plate from Mr. French gives great detail of the fashions, the people and the buildings but not much information on the produce on sale/display. The clothing will probably be the best clue as to the date!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_11451

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    • 18/Feb/2022 08:39:53

    Seems to be a sheep market (you can tell by the baa-code). See also -

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    • 18/Feb/2022 08:44:56

    We were here previously. "1903 - 1907" ... [] ❓Edit - here is an oddity - this image is the same as another but different plate and catalogue numbers. How did that happen?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Feb/2022 09:30:43 that L_ROY_09880 is clearly not the same day, and probably not the same year - the corner shop in today's is Thom's Sweet Store, and in the other one The Bon Marché Souvenirs, a complete repaint.

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    • 18/Feb/2022 10:46:04

    Boaters are popular, so summer? The RIC are sporting their new flat caps, that gives a start date if I only could remember

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Feb/2022 10:58:58

    I can't find any reference to a Thom in Warrenpoint.

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    • 18/Feb/2022 11:13:53 L_ROY_09880 "Bon Marché" is earlier - only one white glass thingy on the phone pole on the opposite corner - thirteen on this "Sweet Store" photo. See megazooms. The plot thickens ...

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Feb/2022 12:16:40 Thom's Sweet Store and Tea Room announced that they had opened a branch at Warrenpoint (at the corner of Duke St & The Square) in the Portadown News on Saturday 03 June 1911 (and also 27th May)

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 18/Feb/2022 15:45:19

    An unusually Candid shot for its time. Not a single person gawking at the photographer.

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    • 18/Feb/2022 21:22:15[email protected]/ Probably taken from his first floor hotel window

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    • 19/Feb/2022 20:34:26

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    • 19/Feb/2022 21:02:32

    What an amazing photo

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    Brian McCalmont Warrenpoint

    • 25/Feb/2022 02:07:20

    May 2013 I think this was posted last (as I posted it on my oldwarrenpoint site at that time) As for the date of the photo I have an advert from Livingstone's in Newry who were opening and selling boots and shoes in "Bon Marche" in May 1909. As we know "Thoms" opened in 1911 so we can narrow that down a bit to between 1909 and 1911. The "Fair days" were always held on the last Friday of each month and I dare say if I spent a bit more time on it (and consulted my notes) I could probably get a more accurate date 😄