Dog poses with humans in Lismore while spaniel goes shy :-)

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When: 21 August 1926

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Continuing the practice of posting on Bank Holidays, we have this lovely, happy, and varied group from the Poole Collection. At least three generations of a family gathered with lots of smiles and happy faces, and all centred around a fine looking dog!

Today in Ireland is a Bank Holiday celebrating May Day (just a bit late), and normally a great time for trips away, but not this year. Hopefully we will be out and about again soon?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Around 21 August 1926

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3391

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    xpisto1

    • 04/May/2020 07:59:25

    Smartly prosperously dressed boy, 2nd from right, is barefoot. Unusual?

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    Foxglove

    • 04/May/2020 08:01:19

    it's a pack ! I spot three of the beasts

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    Foxglove

    • 04/May/2020 08:03:10

    he is in holiday mode rather than poor, bare foot child too

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/May/2020 08:10:03

    Noticing a generation of men not present. Did they have something better to do, or did WW1 hit this family hard?

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    DannyM8

    • 04/May/2020 08:14:06

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Happy days πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•

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    suckindeesel

    • 04/May/2020 08:36:23

    'Becker', 'Becher' or 'Beecher', take your pick, see catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000592076/Flickr?ui=standard

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/May/2020 08:43:47

    This may be the house they are outside of - Maryville / Ardagh House, Lismore.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/May/2020 09:03:28

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] referenced the photo below which featured Edmund Richard Fane Becher. His father Edmond Waldo Becher married Martha Ussher (Roberts) Power of "Ardagh", Lismore in 1925. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/17256098971

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/May/2020 09:13:47

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] It's really complicated! Edmund Waldo Becher married two sisters. His only son (on the donkey) was killed in WW1. So who are all the women and children? Fascinating ... www.thepeerage.com/p27196.htm#c271954.1 "Edmund Waldo Becher was born on 21 March 1859.2 He was the son of John Richard Hedges Becher and Lucinda Jane Elizabeth Hull.1 He married, firstly, Ella Roberts, daughter of Richard Usher Roberts, in 1896.1,2 He married, secondly, May Roberts, daughter of Richard Usher Roberts, circa 20 January 1925 at Lismore Cathedral, Lismore, County Waterford, IrelandG.2 He died on 23 November 1930 at age 71.2 His will was proven (by probate) on 19 October 1930 at London, EnglandG, at Β£1454.2 He was buried at Lismore Cathedral, Lismore, County Waterford, IrelandG.2 Edmund Waldo Becher also went by the nick-name of Tom.2 He was educated between August 1876 and October 1877 at King William's College, Castletown, Isle of ManG.2 He was with the Duke of Devonshire's Estate Office between 1883 and 1928 at Lismore Castle, Lismore, County Waterford, IrelandG.2 He lived at Castle Farm House, Lismore, County Cork, IrelandG.1 "

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/May/2020 09:19:53

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Martha Power had at least 2 daughters and a son according to the 1911 census.

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    Swordscookie

    • 04/May/2020 09:20:00

    I have had a special place in my heart for young Edmond since you first posted the boy on the donkey and knew this was the house the moment I saw it. I also thought that there was a sadness about the older man but that might be my imagination running away with itself.

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    cargeofg

    • 04/May/2020 09:22:33

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet There is also in Poole collection a companion plate to boy on donkey WP1773. House and bay windows are the same in both 45deg bay with 12pane sash windows. In WP 3391 windows are two pane sash and bay or porch has 90deg wall. Perhaps we are at the rear of house.

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    Foxglove

    • 04/May/2020 09:33:26

    the second marriage made possible by the "deceased wife's sister marriage act 1907". there were bits of Leviticus working through my head.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 04/May/2020 09:51:49

    And when you've all finished your eccer for the day on this Poole photograph, you can relax with a quiz on thejournal.ie – matching our old photos with modern pub locations.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/May/2020 10:04:31

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove] Both sisters had previous husbands! www.thepeerage.com/p27196.htm#i271956 www.thepeerage.com/p28109.htm#i281081 (the elderly lady above)

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    cargeofg

    • 04/May/2020 10:13:28

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Know of pubs called Red Lion, White Lion, None called The Three Dogs. But knowing here some one will correct me.

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    DannyM8

    • 04/May/2020 10:20:24

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ George how did you know the name of my local???

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    cargeofg

    • 04/May/2020 10:28:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Ruff guess

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/May/2020 11:07:31

    We have met some of these people before - at the Penrose-Power wedding 2 years later. The bride, Laura Power was one of Martha Power Becher's daughters, and if I'm not mistaken, Edmond Becher and his wife are on the far right here: [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6092320634]

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    cargeofg

    • 04/May/2020 11:38:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet That looks like them on the right. Excellent history direct from James Penrose on this photo.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/May/2020 14:02:15

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] James, I thought you might be interested in this photograph? Regards, Mary

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    sam2cents

    • 04/May/2020 15:19:56

    It looks very lively, and not stiff and unnatural like most photos of this kind. They all look like they're having fun.

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    John Spooner

    • 04/May/2020 19:24:14

    As downloads of digitised material from UK's National Archives are currently free of charge, I downloaded the war diary of 8 Batallion Royal Munster Fusiliers for 1916, The entry for 19th July mentions the death of E R F Becher near the end of the day's entry, but isn't very specific. Probably easiest to click through to read what it says. 8BatallionRoyalMunsterFusiliers19thJuly1916

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    John Spooner

    • 04/May/2020 19:37:49

    The action seems to have been a series of raids beginning at 12:30 AM "The Batallion Bombers in 2 parties X & Y under 2nd Lt BECHER supported the enterprise on the flanks at BOYAU x13 and BOYAU x9 respectively." Catalogue reference: WO 95/1971/2

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    Flickr

    • 05/May/2020 04:15:43

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ May 4, 2020

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    momentous houses

    • 05/May/2020 04:16:39

    Great

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    LUIS FELICIANO

    • 05/May/2020 07:13:47

    Congrats on Explore!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 05/May/2020 07:43:02

    I am so delighted to see that this went on Explore. It really is a lovely happy shot with a great back story to go with it!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 05/May/2020 11:37:48

    I'm still trying to figure out who the kids and younger women could be. (There may be a hand-drawn partial family tree involved.) Some of my current conclusions: Laura May Power (later Penrose) is one possibility for one of the women, but as she was unmarried at the time, I wouldn't assume any of the kids were hers. (Anyone see any resemblence between the bride in the Penrose-Power photo and the women here?) Her sister Marjorie sadly died (in the Spanish flu pandemic) shortly after she got married, so can be ruled out. There was further a son, Richard Henry Power in the 1911 census, and Ambrose Power turns up in the 1901 census, but I think he may have been Martha/May Becher's stepson based on his age and the date of her marriage to Robert Power. Edmond Waldo Becher had a number of siblings, so these may be his nieces (in law) and grandnephews and grandnieces. I don't know if Martha and Ella Roberts had any further siblings, but Robert Power had at least one brother - the George Power who was a witness at the Power-Penrose wedding. Kathleen Gethin (one of the bridesmaids) was his granddaughter, and may also be one of the girls here. She would have been about 14 in 1926.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 05/May/2020 12:58:45

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] Merely an idea ... the lady to the right of 'Waldo' looks like the Duchess of Devonshire - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Cavendish,_Duchess_of_Devonshire . Could this tribe be various Cavendish children at Lismore Castle? See also - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Cavendish,_10th_Duke_of_Devo... (I thought Mitfords too, but they would be older - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitford_family )

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    le cabri

    • 05/May/2020 13:02:49

    Masterpiece

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    sharon.corbet

    • 05/May/2020 14:15:34

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] This would be the Cavendish grandchildren the previous Christmas.

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    Falcon JKF

    • 05/May/2020 18:17:36

    Delightful, old photograph.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 11/May/2020 08:00:15

    Well done my friend!

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    Aristide Mazzarella

    • 23/May/2020 09:24:17

    Beautiful