Georges Street, Dungannon

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An interesting photo and another of our stream selected by Flickr Explore because of its interestingness . This selection does increase traffic to our stream.

We find ourselves in County Tyrone, with a view down a very busy Georges Street, in contrast the modern street views show a street that is a shadow of the image we see from over 100 years ago,

Thanks for all the comments - If you have the time I suggest that you read through them all.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: 1880 - 1900

NLI Ref: L_ROY_03924

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    derangedlemur

    • 26/Feb/2015 09:25:12

    Not much left of it these days: www.google.ie/maps/@54.502678,-6.77243,3a,75y,304.04h,86....

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    O Mac

    • 26/Feb/2015 09:53:33

    A bad case of "cart before the horse".

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    Vab2009

    • 26/Feb/2015 09:54:31

    I found the marriage of the son of the proprietor of the Northland Arms Hotel in 1863.http://www.cotyroneireland.com/marriages/cookstown3.html

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    Vab2009

    • 26/Feb/2015 09:56:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] It looks so much less grand now.

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    Vab2009

    • 26/Feb/2015 09:56:59

    The Savings Bank was still there in 1910.

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    Vab2009

    • 26/Feb/2015 09:59:56

    And recently www.property.ie/property-for-sale/1-Savings-Bank-Street-D...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Feb/2015 10:00:11

    The hotel was bombed in 1971 by the IRA.

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    Vab2009

    • 26/Feb/2015 10:03:23

    A WWII account "Sometime about early summer 1941 it was proposed that I go and stay for a day or two with Uncle Sam and Aunt Logan at 10 Wheatfield Gardens Belfast. As I could not travel by myself and Uncle Paul was on one of his occasional visits it was decided I should go with him. However he had business to do in the west of the province so I left with him and went to Derry then to Strabane and Omagh and stayed the night in The Northland Arms Hotel in Dungannon" www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/77/a8876677.s...

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    Vab2009

    • 26/Feb/2015 10:04:50

    A postcard from 1911 looks little different to the image above. www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/dungannon-georges-street-n...

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    Vab2009

    • 26/Feb/2015 10:07:24

    Trouble in Dungannon in this extract from the Belfast Telegraph in November 1918 OUTRAGE AT DUNGANNON. UNION JACK SET ON FIRE. During Sunday night a large Union Jack, which had been floated all week from the balcony of the Northland Arms Hotel, George's Street, Dungannon, in honour of the Allies' crowning victory, was set on fire and completely destroyed, the pole being much burned also. As the flag was a considerable height above the street level, the inflammable substance by which it was set alight must have been attached to a pole. Neither Mr. Wherry, the proprietor (whose son, Second-Lieut. J. H. Wherry, is a prisoner of war), nor any of the other occupants were aware of the outrage until the premises were opened this morning. It may be added that the hoisting of a Union Jack on the Technical Institute, Ann Street, on receipt of the news of the cessation of hostilities, was heartily boohed by a crowd, who sang the "Soldiers' Song."

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Feb/2015 10:19:24

    There are a number of other photos of George's Street in the NLI, including the same view taken in 1990.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Feb/2015 11:33:34

    It's sad to see a street so greatly changed and IMHO so ticky tacky! Great work Viv, some real stories from the town and street!

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Feb/2015 12:23:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Sharon, the picture you link to was taken as part of the The Lawrence Photographic Project. In 1990/91. This was a project where one thousand photographs from the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland were replicated by a team of volunteer photographers, thereby creating a record of the changing topography of the selected locations. There are a number of examples which were posted on this stream a few fears ago.

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    Eric Spies

    • 26/Feb/2015 14:32:54

    very good composition, well captured!

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    le cabri

    • 26/Feb/2015 17:26:54

    Great work. Keep them coming

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 26/Feb/2015 17:33:22

    Wow, sehr cool.

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    alexandrefenyvesi

    • 26/Feb/2015 18:40:06

    Excellent black and white.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Feb/2015 20:27:31

    BLACK at right: census 1901 gives John Henry Black, Hotel Proprietor. By 1911, it's Joseph Wherry, so this shot is certainly before 1911.

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    The Cider Squire

    • 29/Apr/2016 09:48:09

    My grandmother's family the Graves lived there

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    John Spooner

    • 05/Dec/2016 00:46:06

    I think this might have been taken in late July 1882, or possibly the first couple of days in August. discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C15160055 but someone would have to go to Kew to confirm that it's the same photo.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Dec/2016 10:35:52

    The Savings Bank is on the site of the Old Court House on the 1833 6". It is marked as Savings bank on the 1854 6". No John Henry Black, Hotelier, in the 1877. or 1880 street directory. But in 1901: Black, J. H., Northland Arms Hotel, and auction mart, George's Street

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Dec/2016 10:44:35

    Edit: this was already linked by https://www.flickr.com/photos/vab2009 above I think the Hotel was previously managed by James Hughes: May 29 1863 Married on the 26th May, in Cookstown, by the Rev. Lawrence A. Byrne, Curate of South Ardtrea, MR. JAMES HUGHES, proprietor of the Northland Arms Hotel, Dungannon, the eldest son of MR. JOHN HUGHES, of Killilea, Armagh, to ELIZABETH, the youngest daughter of MR. WILLIAM HARBISON, of Moneymore Co. Londonderry The 1877 and 1880 street directories linked above says he is at the Ranfurly Arms Hotel, which is in market Square. perhaps he ran both hotels?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Dec/2016 10:55:03

    Black was here in 1895 and 1890. In that 1890, the Ranfurly Arms is now run by Mrs. Hughes...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Dec/2016 11:00:11

    Black is not in the 1884 directory.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Dec/2016 11:37:23

    Beyond the hotel, I think I see a John Best. No sign in 1884, in 1890-96, John Best, Baker and Grocer, is in Irish St. Aha! In 1897, John Best is on George's Street! Again in 1899. So I think this is after 1896!