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Where: Leinster, County Wexford, Ireland

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When: 01 May 1955

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On a day where an east wind is expected to dump some snow on parts of the country, a visit to the summery south-east seems appropriate. Monkey Morgan paid a visit to Wellington Bridge in Co. Wexford to take an image of a garage, service station, and home there. As you can see there is a shiny new two storey house and an old thatched cottage, so change is taking place!

Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan

Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection

Date: May 1955

NLI Ref: NPA MOR1177

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    Dubris

    • 11/Feb/2021 08:46:51

    The garage has already been in operation long enough to build up a bit of a breaker's yard behind the old farm buildings.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2021 09:18:32

    Wallace Bros, maybe? est 1945

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    Simon_Bates

    • 11/Feb/2021 09:20:00

    Neville's Garage. www.google.com/maps/@52.2795147,-6.7220139,164m/data=!3m1...

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    Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes)

    • 11/Feb/2021 09:28:17

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/simon_bates] You just beat me to it. Here's the streetview. goo.gl/maps/4NMqS3pVTvmhZa8L8

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    Simon_Bates

    • 11/Feb/2021 09:30:37

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeegee I have an advantage in that its only down the road from where I live. ;)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2021 09:38:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/simon_bates Good job. Now we need the names of the people in the photo!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 11/Feb/2021 09:45:22

    'Monkey' made another pass over the garage and they all came out nearer the road - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000733932/HierarchyTree General question which I have been meaning to ask for yonks - why do houses in Ireland have those semi-circular entrance ways? A relic of horse and carriage turning places? To make a place look grander? RSVP

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    Foxglove

    • 11/Feb/2021 09:49:12

    "crop circles" in the field right of pic: it's an alien landing/comuter hub. all the people are looking up, is it a bird, is it a plane .. is it !...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 11/Feb/2021 10:03:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove Well spotted!

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    suckindeesel

    • 11/Feb/2021 10:07:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Somewhere to safely stop when you turn in if gate is closed

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    John Spooner

    • 11/Feb/2021 10:17:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland You want names? Here's a possible. James Coady, foreman In Mr. Neville's garage, who gave evidence as to the value of Mr Sinnott's car (New Ross Standard - Friday 18 December 1959) Fun fact: Neville's phone number (in a 1962 advert) was Wellingtonbridge 8. (and still was in 1965)

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    John Spooner

    • 11/Feb/2021 10:26:33

    No sign of Harry Neville, who "helped to make Neville's garage one of the leading garages in the south of Ireland", because at the time of his death in 1985 he had been "confined to a wheelchair for fifty-eight years". - (from a death and funeral notice in the New Ross Standard - Friday 01 March 1985)

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    John Spooner

    • 11/Feb/2021 10:34:03

    Another possible: Jim Clancy who died in 1988. His obituary says he worked at Neville's garage as a lorry driver and hackney driver, and left for Dublin "over 30 years ago" (i.e. before 1958). (Wexford People - Thursday 15 December 1988)

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    John Spooner

    • 11/Feb/2021 10:49:31

    Harry's brother Walter "Watt" Neville died in 1994 in his med-seventies. He was "a key figure in building up Neville Brothers garage to what it is today". His obituary (New Ross Standard - Thursday 11 August 1994) also says "He was a lover of films and photography and it was no surprise when he bought a cine camera and built a cinema in Ballymitty where he showed films for the public". and later "Wattie was the main architect in building extensions and also was the main builder of the house that the family now live in" So I wonder was it Watt Neville who commissioned Monkey Morgan to show off the shiny new family home?

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    John Spooner

    • 11/Feb/2021 11:09:51

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Traction engine. another snippet from Watt Neville's obituary: "He loved steam engines and vintage cars, motorcycles, and even had a penny-farthing bicycle. Many of his vintage cars were used in films and on television programmes. Wattie loved to chat over times and travel to steam rallies and vintage car rallies".

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2021 11:45:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner I am sure some of the people you mentioned are in the photo! Let's see if local knowledge can confirm?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2021 11:46:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I think the recessed gate is for safety allowing you to turn off the road safely before opening the gate?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2021 11:49:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove I am guessing that the circles are left over after small haystacks that had dried enough were brought into storage?

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    suckindeesel

    • 11/Feb/2021 12:49:38

    Very little of the original facade survives, even the petrol pumps are gone

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    cargeofg

    • 11/Feb/2021 14:01:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove Correct from cocks of hay.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2021 16:15:42

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you George, they tell me around here that I am rarely correct about anything! Mary

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2021 17:05:31

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Right again, Mary!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2021 18:30:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Niall, I will take that as a compliment! Mary.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 11/Feb/2021 20:39:15

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Thank you for the safety explanations about the gate entrance. Why though do many otherwise quite modest places have a semi-circular fancy-schmancy feature going on, when a straight wall would be adequate and a whole lot cheaper?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2021 22:12:10

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I have no idea why, I wonder if there is an answer?

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 13/Feb/2021 00:51:13

    www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/ Question: Why though do many otherwise quite modest places have a semi-circular fancy-schmancy feature going on, when a straight wall would be adequate and a whole lot cheaper? Answer: So vehicular traffic and horse-drawn carriages can safely pull clear of the road, whilst visiting the property. The home does not look complete. and there might have been plans for a gate across the entrance.

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    wahaj10

    • 13/Feb/2021 21:01:55

    Wellington Bridge today is home to numerous different establishments, including a supermarket, beauty salon, playground, restaurant, gas station, and garden, to name a few.

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    Maryade

    • 14/Feb/2021 17:06:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography They also help with sight-lines when pulling out onto a comparatively narrow road.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 15/Feb/2021 00:11:23

    www.flickr.com/photos/maryade/ Excellent point I overlooked. Interesting portfolio, by the way.