Bishop Foy School, Waterford, cricket group : commissioned by Rev. Mr. Seymore

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Where: 1, Grantstown Close, Grantstown Ave, Grantstown Village, Waterford, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1932

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A cricket eleven of likely young men with the appearance of education, privilege and a great future ahead of them. Given the date of the shot the possibility of them being involved in the war that was to come in 1939 must have been very high? Who was Bishop Foy and who were these handsome young men?
This will be the last from the Poole collection for the rest of the week.

Many thanks to the "usual suspects" Niall McAuley, Beachcomber, DannyM8 and Dunlaoghaire Michael for their help on this.
We learned that the Bishop Foy school was founded back in the late 1600's early 1700's by - would you believe - Bishop Foy. He wanted to help educate poor Protestant boys at a time when such education was not generally available! The school was funded by rents from lands acquired by the Bishop and it went through good and bad times and was eventually closed down in 1967. The Reverend gentleman in the photograph was "Frederick Wilfrid Seymour MA who was headmaster of the Bishop Foy school from 1915 to 1932, around the time when this photograph was taken!


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: ca. 23 June 1932

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3917

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2016 08:02:01

    Vanished Waterford

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2016 08:11:17

    The DIA has the school built on the Mall in 1907, having previously been at Grantstown House then outside of the city, now in a suburb (Streetview)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2016 08:15:33

    An ugly ESB block was built on the site in the 60s, now the House of Waterford Crystal

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    DannyM8

    • 19/Jul/2016 08:18:21

    The teacher bought his suit in the same shop as Mr Eliot!!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/Jul/2016 08:28:15

    Per this Munster Express article - Even when Bishop Foy’s was based on The Mall its playing fields were maintained on the lands there referring to Grantstown House.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Jul/2016 09:07:02

    The fellow on the left in the dog collar is Frederick Wilfrid Seymour M.A. who was headmaster of the school from 1915 to 1932, according to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] on his photo of the hockey team [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14275400509] The NLI also has a different photo of the hockey team - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000594549

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/Jul/2016 09:12:26

    Nathaniel Foy (d. 1707), Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was quite a character - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Foy And details of the charity set up to finance the school - books.google.com.au/books?id=b9sKAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA321&am...

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 19/Jul/2016 10:19:12

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Or maybe it was the same suit doing the rounds

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 19/Jul/2016 10:37:17

    "Here a Whizz, There a Whizz, everywhere a Whizz Wizz". This Ad from The Times 28 April 1929 flic.kr/p/KeqDNm

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/Jul/2016 10:06:47

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thanks! For the last 24 hours I have had 'Old MacDonald had a farm ... ' as an earworm. E - I - E - I - O

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    jamica1

    • 20/Jul/2016 17:29:42

    They have a Facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/Bishop-Foy-School/167030723501634