Tramless Patrick Street in Cork

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Where: Cork, Ireland

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When: 01 June 1937

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We've seen this snippet of Patrick Street in Cork before, but that was when it was very much be-trammed (technical term). It looks as if trams were gone as a mode of Cork transport by the time this Valentine Collection photograph was taken...

Date: May or June 1937 (These Three playing at the Savoy)

NLI Ref.: VAL 880

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    robinparkes

    • 14/Jan/2014 08:44:02

    Lovely crisp photo. Wrong side of the border for me so all I can do is appreciate the photo.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jan/2014 08:48:46

    The trams discontinued operations permanently on 30 September 1931

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jan/2014 08:52:51

    The Savoy building: terraced single-bay three-storey former cinema, built 1932 (per the NIAH)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Jan/2014 08:53:55

    1936 - "These Three" starring Miriam Hopkins - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/These_Three en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miriam_Hopkins

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jan/2014 09:09:30

    "These Three" was playing in Dublin in March through June 1937.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jan/2014 09:10:38

    The Irish Times - Page 8 Saturday 19 June 1937 SAVOY A soul shattering drama of the eternal triangle! Probably the Savoy in Dublin, I can't tell without full access...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Jan/2014 09:55:39

    The time on Mangan's clock might be 16:15, or 14:20?

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    dorameulman

    • 14/Jan/2014 10:28:56

    I love this photo of Cork, this is definitely not Dublin. I recognize Cashes on the right and no mistaking Patrick's Hill. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Jan/2014 10:46:27

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Not at my desk right now. Will check for date of "These Three" in the online newspapers later...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Jan/2014 13:54:45

    Right, checked some newspapers, and earliest mention of "These Three" playing at the Savoy in Cork is 19 May 1937 (in the Irish Press), right on through June. By the very start of July, "These Three" had moved on to the Savoy in Limerick. So this one must be May or June 1937!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Jan/2014 13:56:56

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Not to worry, Robin. They also serve who only appreciate the photo! :)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Jan/2014 13:57:16

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dorameulman Our pleasure, Dora!

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    DannyM8

    • 14/Jan/2014 14:50:39

    That's the second photo in the last few weeks which has been dated from "playing now" details in the photo, Golden Globes all around........well done

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 14/Jan/2014 15:08:35

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] And nobody cares "who" we're wearing! :)

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    TEXASJOHN

    • 14/Jan/2014 18:53:20

    Just showed this to my Mom. She enjoyed it very much! Mom said that she thinks there was a Woolworths across from the Savoy. She said that the Savoy had an organ that would rise up from the basement just before the picture would start! Thank you.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Jan/2014 20:27:30

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] TexasJohn, your Mom is always right ...

    " ... One of the most popular features of the cinema was the C[r]ompton organ. The University Concert Hall in Limerick now houses the organ. Fred Bridgeman played the organ before the screening of the main feature on Sunday nights and the audience sang to the music as the words were displayed on the cinema screen. ... "
    From www.corkpastandpresent.ie/places/stpatricksstreet/selecte... See also youtu.be/o5dU-IohbNM?t=4m

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Jan/2014 20:32:06

    A new challenge - name those cars ... ! And buses!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Jan/2014 11:45:11

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Tell your Mom we're delighted that she's enjoying the photos, and fantastic information about the "organ that would rise up from the basement"! And so lovely that http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia was able to add the name of the organist...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 15/Jan/2014 15:43:14

    The organ is very 30s: www.pipeorganpage.ie/sites/default/files/organ-images/ul_...

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    oscarmachado

    • 16/Jan/2014 02:20:20

    Todo bajo control

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    Ben's Mate Bill

    • 17/Jan/2014 09:37:12

    In 1931 the Irish Omnibus Company put 6 new Leyland Titan TD1s into service in Cork to replace the last of the trams. In January 1934 the IOC became the Great Southern Railway's Omnibus Department which in turn became Coras Iompair Eireann in 1945.

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    belgianwaffle

    • 18/Jan/2014 02:52:27

    My father and aunt remember the organist and have mentioned him in the past. I seem to remember that they said he died in some bizarre railway accident. Anyone hear about this?

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    guliolopez

    • 18/Jan/2014 14:32:32

    Well. I'm late to the "Cork party" yet again. The date seems firm, the location without question, and as we've discussed this stretch of Pana to death (including Bridge St in background), I really don't have much to add. (Though it is nice to note the arrival of the tricolour, absent from earlier photos of this stretch of Patrick St, and now proudly evident above the Savoy (#108) and Old Savoy Restaurant (#112).) I would like to note that [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]'s mother is also correct about Woolworths - which was at 39-41 Patrick Street. (A stroll back down and across the street, where PTSB Bank is now). The Cork Woolworth's was institution in itself well into the 1970s - always good for a bit of brus/bross.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Apr/2015 14:26:46

    I have just added this photo to our 50,000+ Views Album. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651136879037/