View of Café in George's Street : commissioned by Messrs O'Brien, Patrick Street, Waterford

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Where: 4-20 Great George's St, Waterford, Ireland

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When: 01 March 1935

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Getting away from matters bovine and agriculture, to the finished product and consumption thereof for today! A nice Poole shot of a café and bakery in Waterford. Cafés then and now have changed enormously with the range on offer changing even more so!

Per today's mapping contributions from B-59 and Niall McAuley, this café premises changed entirely - to a retail business. Although it's incredible to note that Walsh's pub a few doors down remained largely unchanged until relatively recently (as per first-hand accounts from JohnCoffey).....

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: c.9 March 1935


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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Dec/2016 08:57:24

    J&K Walsh at #11 is still there in Streetview. The café was Guiney's as of 2009.

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    • 22/Dec/2016 10:57:48

    There's an alternative view - . Signs in the windows seem to promote Buy Irish Week sponsored by the Irish Press.

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    • 22/Dec/2016 11:39:32

    The signs by the open door to #8 are for Charles S. Quinlan, solicitor. Who seemingly commissioned other images from Poole. Like this one of the aftermath of a fire. Which may have been business/client related.

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    • 22/Dec/2016 12:13:18

    Niall McAuley - I was in J&k Walsh public house not long before it closed, Mr.Walsh was blind, he also lived alone on the premises, he knew every inch of his shop by touch.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Dec/2016 23:21:49

    Thanks all! Map, description, tags, etc all updated. While the reduction in comments would suggest that we're clearly on the wind-down into the holidays (and will likely take a break for a while from tomorrow), if anyone can help explain what a "model bakery" might be, I'd consider it an early present :)

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    • 23/Dec/2016 08:18:07

    [] I am not sure what exactly is meant by a "model bakery", but the term seems to have been used as far back as the 1850s in a Trove search. And via Trove this 1909 gem about Master Bakers -

    ... Mr. L. O'Brien, son of Mr. M. O'Brien, The Model Bakeries Waterford, and Main street, Tramore, has been appointed judge of the Bread Section at the forthcoming International Exhibition, to be opened in London in September. He was nominated for the position by' the Munster branch, Master Bakers' Association.
    From 18/9/1909