The Frontier Sentinel for the hard border!

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Hill Street in Newry looks fairly flat though there are lots of hills nearby. There is plenty of traffic, and pedestrians out and about, and seemingly two newspapers in close proximity and in competition. The Newry Telegraph on the near side, and the Frontier Sentinel on the far side. That would seem to indicate that the shot was taken later than 1920, as in the date range, as there was no frontier to watch over until after 1922?

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Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1920

NLI Ref: EAS_1453

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    John Spooner

    • 08/Feb/2021 09:37:12

    The "Frontier Sentinel" was mentioned in the Newry Reporter on Tuesday 25 October 1904 - it wanted a share of the council's advertisements. Edit: the first issue was Saturday 15th October 1904 (as reported in the Irish News and Belfast Morning News - Monday 17 October 1904)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Feb/2021 09:40:39

    Mr French / Lawrence was there earlier - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000321206 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000333761

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Feb/2021 09:44:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Ah ha! So they were anticipating the partition of the island!!!!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Feb/2021 10:00:56

    Streetview - goo.gl/maps/xeAYyM1sVZyjcb8m7

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Feb/2021 10:04:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ has that bus plate "AZ 1394" after 1928. See comments ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/26737946663/

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Feb/2021 10:04:54

    Austin Car XI 6862 Looks like an Austin 7 model No bumper. Other models in the Austin range 14s and 16s had flat type or twin tubular bumpers fitted. Correction Austin 12 also had no bumpers and body work looks to wide for an Austin 7. XI was issued in 1922 and finished in Feb 1928

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    O Mac

    • 08/Feb/2021 10:38:47

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I knew that 5 years ago but I didn't know that today. Thanks for reminding me.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Feb/2021 10:59:24

    Fox's hairdresser at right has an interesting side hustle in sharpening lawnmowers and surgical instruments.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Feb/2021 11:10:55

    Does that sign on the bus say HMSC? Harold Matthew Stuart Catherwood? If so, then this is not a Sunday.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Feb/2021 11:17:56

    The HMSC timetable suggests possible times of day here

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    Foxglove

    • 08/Feb/2021 11:38:47

    the posture and expression on the little girl on the bottom right corner is priceless, so excited to see the photographer and equipment

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    Bernard Healy

    • 08/Feb/2021 12:42:34

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] I was wondering what HMSC might mean. This site gives a bit of history about the Belfast-Dublin route: www.classicbuses.co.uk/+Catherwood.html On August 27th, 1927 a new long distance service (103 miles) was opened between Belfast and Dublin serving Lisburn, Hillsborough, Dromore, Banbridge, Newry, Dundalk and Drogheda en route much to the anger of the Great Northern Railway. Five return workings were introduced between Monday and Saturday. Two additional workings were added in 1929 followed by a further journey in 1931. In October 1930 a further important extension was made to the Company's routes when a Dublin to Cork service was introduced. I note that behind the lamppost on the left we can see a shop advertising a "Great Annual Clearance Sale". I wonder if this was a springtime event?

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Feb/2021 12:48:49

    Looks later as "the letters I and Z were reserved for the Irish counties. The 'I' series was used first, but by the time it came to using the 'Z' series in 1926, the Irish Free State had already come into existence, and so it was agreed that the Northern Ireland would use the AZ - YZ series, while the Free State would use the ZA - ZZ series" per Wiki Is this a bit late for an Easons?

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Feb/2021 13:02:17

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy A fair percentage of people are wearing long coats but also a lot of men with jackets and no coats. But trees at end of street is in full leaf so I would say early summer.

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Feb/2021 13:06:41

    catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000557274 [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy] Cahill Bros.

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Feb/2021 13:16:59

    Packing case in the above companion plate has Worsley Ltd marked on it. They were incorporated in 1920 and received a Royal Warrant in 1935. See link to company history. www.wolsey.com/pages/history

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    O Mac

    • 08/Feb/2021 13:17:29

    suckindeesel That Leyland bus model the Leyland Lion was made between 1927 and 1940 so photo can't be any earlier. flic.kr/p/9DCubt

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    cargeofg

    • 08/Feb/2021 13:22:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Austin 12 ran from 1921 to 1939.

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Feb/2021 18:20:24

    Per,Bernard Healey's link above, the Dublin service operated between 1927 and Dec 1933 when they lost all services in the Free State to the GNR and the GS&WR. Date range 1927 - 1933. The journey time was 3 to 3 1/4 hours, which was some going considering the roads of the time and the fact that the modern bus service takes 2hrs 35mins. The Leyland Lion were used on the route and had 17 seats with tables and a chemical toilet, quite advanced for their time!

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Feb/2021 20:59:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Spotted an ad for Chlorodyne in the chemists shop. It was powerful stuff: "its principal ingredients were a mixture of laudanum (an alcoholic solution of opium), tincture of cannabis, and chloroform" per Wiki. Could do with an occasional drop of that.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 08/Feb/2021 23:13:16

    On the very far left there is a window sign for Player's No. 3 Cigarettes and Navy Cut down below, that logo was used in the 1920s, can't be more specific. Circa 1924 ish?https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/17732-1924-players-navy-cut-cigarettes-tin

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    cargeofg

    • 09/Feb/2021 09:55:40

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] A spoonful of that in the morning and you would be set for the day. Did you see the sign for the Almagam Rethreads at Ross and Ross. Tried to find if they were cycle or car tyres but no joy.

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    billh35

    • 10/Apr/2021 17:42:33

    AZ 1394 was a 1928 all Leyland PLSC3 which was bought new by Catherwoods. It seated 36 passengers. It passed to the GNR becoming No,284 in 1933. Catherwoods service only operated six days a week with no Sunday operation. Catherwoods faced stiff competition from Belfast based International Bus Service's which operated for a short period on the Belfast-Dublin express coach service in competition against Catherwoods offering a 7 day a week service. IBS eventually sold out to Catherwoods. The 19 seat luxury coach referred to earlier was only used for Catherwoods tour programme - it was not used in service

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Apr/2021 07:33:02

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you for the additional information and it's great to see you again!

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    billh35

    • 13/Apr/2021 17:47:19

    I do still keep an eye on what is going on! I just love the content you post!😍