Cromwell was no Darling but Darling was?

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Where: N Ireland, Fermanagh and Omagh, UK

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When: 01 January 1930

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Yesterday we had Cromwell's Bridges, and today we have Darling Street in Enniskillen. The bridges acquired the name Cromwell, but I know of no streets named after the "butcher! However this lovely image shows a street named after somebody called “Darling”! So we have a bridge, petrol pumps, cars parked a la carte, a cyclist pedalling up the hill, and another leaning on the crossbar and chatting with someone across the street! What I like most of all is the lad with the milk can heading up to get it filled!!

+++ UPDATE +++
Good work done on the date here. 1900-1939 nicely narrowed to 1926-1939 (thank you, Niall McAuley) as a companion Eason Photographic Collection photo shows the full roof writing of Erne Engineering Company Motor Works, only partially visible on our bridge photo here. That company dates from 1926. And as to the unusual street name itself, John Spooner unearthed that it's named after an Edward Darling who leased that land in 1777.

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1939 1926-1939

NLI Ref: EAS_2090

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Feb/2021 09:15:48

    The two cars look like they are having a good gossip.

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    O Mac

    • 16/Feb/2021 09:16:00

    Street view maps.app.goo.gl/FCHFAaqapNrCSuw67

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Feb/2021 09:18:57

    nearer 1920 than 1900: I see a woman with a knee length outfit up the street.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Feb/2021 09:24:35

    In nearby EAS_2092, we see the roof writing at left says ERNE ENGINEERING COMPANY MOTOR WORKS. a quick Google suggests that company was incorporated in 1926.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Feb/2021 09:25:17

    That one gives a date range of 1900-1939, better I think.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Feb/2021 09:29:17

    Mr French was there earlier (about 1910?) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000325032 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000338661

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Feb/2021 09:30:28

    Theo Multiple Pump

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Feb/2021 09:40:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley That is a very unusual name, which man was that;-()

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Feb/2021 09:56:40

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley]'s other photo has a title which has flipped, same typeface as this (see note) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000557844

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    cargeofg

    • 16/Feb/2021 10:14:04

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] It is the petrol pump Mary. www.petroliana.co.uk/View.asp?ID=121 Car on right is an Austin 7.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 16/Feb/2021 10:23:48

    I wonder if Darling Street might be named after this charming character? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Darling General Sir Ralph Darling, GCH (1772 – 2 April 1858) was a British Army officer who served as Governor of New South Wales from 1825 to 1831. He is popularly described as a tyrant, accused of torturing prisoners and banning theatrical entertainment. He was born somewhere in Ireland in 1772. I have no evidence that the street is named for him, but I haven't found any more likely candidate. IGNORE THAT - JOHN SPOONER HAS A BETTER ANSWER

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    cargeofg

    • 16/Feb/2021 10:37:58

    Car on left is a Standard. Radiator etc all look the same as a Standard 9 but windscreen is different.

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    John Spooner

    • 16/Feb/2021 11:01:28

    From Old Enniskillen on Facebook: Across the top of Hall’s Lane, named after James Hall, a coach agent living here in 1803, & onwards we pass into Darling Street, named after Edward Darling who first leased the land from 1777.

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Feb/2021 14:04:29

    The XI reg series (Belfast) started in 1921. However, the Austin 7 was produced between 1923–1939, giving 1923 as earliest possible date. Theo pump could deliver up to six different petrol types from one pump www.gracesguide.co.uk/Theo_and_Co Examples on internet usually dated c. 1930

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    KenjiB_48

    • 16/Feb/2021 14:16:29

    I hope the lad on the bridge wasn't actually walking up to buy petrol, having run out on the road!

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    John A. Coffey

    • 16/Feb/2021 17:10:46

    Cromwellsfort Road, Dublin 12

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 16/Feb/2021 17:34:56

    Crown gasoline? Super zoom mode doesn't help much.

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Feb/2021 17:54:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Cromwellstown, Co. Kildare

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Feb/2021 18:24:12

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50950565081/in/dateposted/] There was a Crown brand gasoline, not sure if it was related to www.crowncentral.com/history

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    John Spooner

    • 17/Feb/2021 09:24:31

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Shell produced a "Crown" motor spirit Belfast Telegraph - Wednesday 20 July 1921 (Belfast Telegraph - Wednesday 20 July 1921) In 1913 it was available in cans painted French grey (i.e. grey) and embossed "Crown" at 1s 6d a gallon including 3d Government duty per gallon. . "Shell" motor spirit was 1s 9d per gallon, and "Shell II" was 1s 7d. (Belfast News-Letter - Thursday 27 February 1913)

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    suckindeesel

    • 17/Feb/2021 12:59:13

    By 1916 the price had increased to 2s 1d, probably due to war shortages. A price which was virtually unchanged until the Suez Crisis. Even by the 60s the price hadn't increased much at 5s 9d per gallon www.gracesguide.co.uk/images/1/1a/Im19160304Auto-Shell.jpg