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This is a cracker of a shot from the Stereo Pairs Collection with terrific detail and all kinds of jewels in the form of merchandise outside the doors of the shops. Where is English Street and where did Peter Fitzsimons have his shop? I look forward to the information emerging on this during the course of the day!

With thanks in particular to Ger Cos (with corroberation from derangedlemur and BeachcomberAustralia), this is "location identified". As the corner of Church Street and English Street in Downpatrick, County Down....


Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_2219

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    Ger Cos

    • 31/Jul/2018 06:38:58

    Downpatrick Co. Down perhaps?

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    derangedlemur

    • 31/Jul/2018 06:57:51

    It says London on it. I'm guessing London.

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    derangedlemur

    • 31/Jul/2018 06:58:12

    Or Larne. When we don't know where it is, it's always Larne.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 31/Jul/2018 07:00:07

    Beautiful.

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    derangedlemur

    • 31/Jul/2018 07:01:29

    But, yes, https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] is correct. It's Downpatrick: Fitzsimons, Peter English Street Downpatrick Urban Down 54 M Bright Woollen Draper Roman Catholic Read and write Head of Family Not Married

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    derangedlemur

    • 31/Jul/2018 07:13:53

    Looks like it's here: www.google.ie/maps/@54.3289093,-5.7158867,3a,75y,166.69h,... It's changed a bit.

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    derangedlemur

    • 31/Jul/2018 07:16:59

    The OSNI is all just 6" with nothing identifiable marked on it.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 31/Jul/2018 09:26:57

    The 1882 Town Hall (now Down Arts Centre) gothic red brick is not yet there on the left (see streetview). Knocks a year or so off the date range... archiseek.com/2014/1882-town-hall-downpatrick-co-down/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 31/Jul/2018 09:53:28

    Snap-ish! A wider view - It's the "London Boot & Shoe House" on the right - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000560235 Spot the differences!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 31/Jul/2018 23:47:23

    Brilliant https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]. And quick :) Thanks so much.

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    Ger Cos

    • 01/Aug/2018 00:17:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Thanks a million :-)) fantastic photos and blog, makes you look at photos in a whole different way when you are trying to identify people or places :-)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Aug/2018 06:55:32

    There is also a mono reverse view from up Irish Street, possibly the same day or a similar date - no Town Hall, some boxes, shop awnings, and a strange cast iron thingamabob with a skew lid near a pillar box ... catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000338431

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/May/2019 11:44:50

    Dateswise, Peter Fitzsimons is in the 1877 directory at PRONI, but not the 1870, so this is after 1870.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/May/2019 11:55:06

    Telford of the London Boot House likewise first appears in 1877, so no help.