Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Phoenix Beer advert on the right Bought by Guinness in 1955
22 September 1964 was a Tuesday ...
The only other photo Mr O'Dea took (or catalogued) for 22/09/1964 was this of his trusty Austin Cambridge ZIK 382 outside the station at Tramore - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000307168 .
I wonder if these posters were actually in Tramore ?
"Gas - The Housewife's Friend."
Does that include the husband farting after a lovely home cooked meal on one of those free-fitted Gas Cookers?
Who are TF and PJ, and what is their relationship to James O'Dea? Why has he captured their mute memorial on a public noticeboard?
the poster to right is for phoenix ... but I cannot think what refr... might be (refrigeration?)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] TF = The Fitter and PJ = Pipe Joint !!!!!
I'd be nearly sure that the photo was taken at this building at Waterford station.
The brickwork, soffit and vents match... tho gutter has been replaced.
Vent detail is the same. Vent is below fifth course below soffit course in both street view and above.
Eason was there earlier... showing original gutter as above.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Brilliantissimo!
(except for the flickr link)
I wonder what the interest was, seems an odd thing to photograph?
I remember the old gas slot meters, they were always an attraction for petty thieves. The meter reader with his leather satchel full of pennies, later shillings, going from door to door would be very vulnerable in today's climate.
Is it coincidental that the gas works were located right behind the station?
Though no idea if it was still there in 1964
Brewed locally in Waterford
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That was the Tramore gas works, long gone. Waterford's gas works were at the Waterside and were still in operation up into the 1980's at least.
I'd agree with O Mac that photo above was taken at Waterford North Station.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes, lost the thread there, but a bit distracted today
In the 1950' and into the 1960's Waterford Gas in common with the other surviving town gas companies in Ireland was fighting competition from the ESB for customers. The poster would have been part of that battle.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you.
Our father Joe O'Regan was manager of the Waterford Gas Co. 1952 to 1967 a time when the coal gas era ended. Gas works and the ESB experienced fuel shortages during WW11, most of the smaller works like Tramore failed in the post war years. The ESB like the coal gas industry in its early years initially focused on providing light. As generating capacity increased due largely to the now defunct turf-burning stations, the ESB began to compete for the cooking and heating market and their marketing also targeting the housewife. Our father rightly or otherwise saw the ESB as unfair subsidised competition and reports of the ESB marketing caravan in Waterford would have been discussed hotly at our dinner table! Gasworks were usually located beside rivers for a number of reasons, but I suspect Tramore works was located beside the railway station because its coal came by rail, in fact in its early years it probably ensured the survival of that wonderful and still missed little railway line.