D. O'Connor, Provincial Stores, 41 Barronstrand Street, shopfront : commissioned by Mr. D. O'Connor

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Where: 72-73 Meagher's Quay, Waterford, X91 V962, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1931

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From yesterdays people who might cast pearls to swine to todays people who might insure those Pearls? Mr. D. O'Connor of 41 Barronstrand Street was proud of his shop and decided to immortalise it by ensuring it would be posted on Flickr.

From today's input, we were reminded that we'd visited this stretch of Barronstrand street before - making this 1931 image something of an "after" shot to an earlier "before" shot from 1907. It seems the entire frontage of this magnificently busy and eclectic premises was shifted backwards a few feet - to better align with other newer buildings on the street.....


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: ca. 9 January 1931

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3787

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    B-59

    • 06/Dec/2016 08:55:12

    Streetview

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    B-59

    • 06/Dec/2016 09:01:44

    Mulligans Pharmacy is there since 1969 www.mulliganschemist.com/m_p_home_mulligans.php

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    O Mac

    • 06/Dec/2016 09:13:26

    T'was a Friday.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Dec/2016 09:41:07

    In the 1911 census, between the Bank and the Church we had: Bridget Dollard ( a restaurant) , Richard Moloney, a Grocer and Provision Dealer.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Dec/2016 09:44:59

    In the archive, there are Poole photo's of Mrs. Dollard's house having work done in May/June 1911.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Dec/2016 09:51:05

    In this Lawrence you can see that #40 is Whelan, jewellery, and Moloney is in #39, out of today's shot.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 06/Dec/2016 10:07:57

    Looks like it was empty in 1926.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 06/Dec/2016 10:14:53

    I love the selection of magazines/newspapers - Our Girls, Our Boys, Topical Times, Good Needlewo[man? ], World Radio and Popular [on the?] Wireless.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Dec/2016 10:23:47

    In this Poole from 1907, you can see Dollards and Whelans as they were before the 1911 bank works.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Dec/2016 10:28:30

    Just out of shot to the right, #39 in 1926 was M. Brazil

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Dec/2016 10:42:55

    I like the "Entirely British" wireless receiving valves. We had two valve radios in the house in the 60s (they were old enough then, I'd say), with a green cat's eye tuning valve at the top corner, and Athlone on the dial with Moscow and Berlin.

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    guliolopez

    • 06/Dec/2016 11:11:44

    No need to refer to the census for confirmation of denominational affiliations here :) And no shortage of diversity in products either: iconography, apples and bananas, toys, reading material - you name it, O'Connors have it :)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Dec/2016 12:16:14

    The Book of Good Needlework

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 06/Dec/2016 13:59:09

    I guess we already have a date, but Pearl Assurance was founded 1914. now part of the Phoenix Group. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Group

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Dec/2016 01:00:11

    Thanks all for the input. Map, description and detail all updated. As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] hinted at, I'd actually forgotten that we'd visited this stretch of Barronstrand Street previously (and indeed this very premises - prior to significant works). As below. It was pointed out at the time that the building frontages of numbers 39, 40 and 41 were "moved" a few feet back - to align with the bank frontage. Something quite clear from today's shot.... www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/10850856096/ www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6526401227/

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 07/Dec/2016 09:00:06

    Wonderful capture !!

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    victor98_2001

    • 07/Dec/2016 09:39:42

    Excellent shot

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    RETRO STU

    • 07/Dec/2016 12:33:04

    Spillers Ltd - most likely the flour millers and pet food manufacturing company. They acquired Spratt's pet foods in 1960. www.gracesguide.co.uk/Spillers

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 07/Dec/2016 14:21:50

    Ahem oaktree_brian_1976, Pearl Assurance's life business in Ireland was subsumed into "The Irish Assurance Company" in 1936. This company (founded from the amalgamation of several domestic and British players who needed a bailout) was later renamed "Irish Life Assurance" and retained a regional headquarters in Waterford until about 15 years ago.

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    Insomnious247

    • 08/Dec/2016 04:12:37

    Great shot!

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    miguelangelortega

    • 08/Dec/2016 14:22:53

    Beautiful bw image - The process has given to the reality a new, deeper and more interesting dimension - Congrats. www.miguelangelortega.es/blancoynegro Via yesterday's Explore at #141 on Fluidr

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 09/Dec/2016 13:45:50

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] point taken lol. interesting