POW Avenue in Belfast, complete with resident canine?

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Where: N Ireland, Mid and East Antrim, UK

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Somehow this image comes with a sense of déjà vu, and one finds it hard to square with Prince of Wales Avenue in Belfast, but that is what the catalogue says and we must go with that? A very rural, dare I say it, almost a seaside atmosphere on this one. Fine houses, well spaced out. would make a very desirable location. And as we know, when it comes to housing, it is all about location, location, location!!

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Huzzah for Rory Sherlock, who gave us a correct location for this one in jig time! Not Belfast, but rather Whitehead, Co. Antrim...

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1939

NLI Ref: Eas 809

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 19/May/2021 07:54:07

    It isn't the Prince of Wales Avenue in Belfast, which leads up to Stormont..... It is Prince of Wales Avenue in Whitehead, Co Antrim: www.google.ie/maps/@54.7503345,-5.7128268,3a,75y,296.12h,...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/May/2021 07:58:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Well done Rory! The confusion has not taken over completely - yet:-)

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 19/May/2021 08:01:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Good call on the 'almost a seaside atmosphere on this' vibe!

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    derangedlemur

    • 19/May/2021 08:03:22

    Definitely a sense of Deja Vu. We certainly had somewhere very like this before.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/May/2021 08:10:26

    Good dog!

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    robinparkes

    • 19/May/2021 08:12:14

    Whitehead where there are no streets :). Only the locals know what I mean.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 19/May/2021 08:14:31

    Hilarious! That dog's owner's great-grandson is still clipping away at the hedges on streetview - goo.gl/maps/9eoUCYwLE7HEjiyC7

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    derangedlemur

    • 19/May/2021 08:26:46

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Roads, avenues, parades and promenades, it looks like from the map. Judging by the dotted lines, some of them are a bit notional, too.

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    robinparkes

    • 19/May/2021 08:28:40

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Spot on. It's a standing joke here. I live only 16 miles from Whitehead. It's a lovely wee town.

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    derangedlemur

    • 19/May/2021 08:39:57

    They should twin it with the City of London - it has no roads; only streets and squares.

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    John Spooner

    • 19/May/2021 08:42:12

    What you could expect to find inside a PoW Ave residence (Belfast Telegraph - Thursday 03 September 1931) PoW

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    John Spooner

    • 19/May/2021 08:58:36

    Prince of Wales Avenue Dog News Not the name of the dog in the PoW Avenue picture, but neverthess the names of 2 resident dogs in PoW Avenue DOg news(Ballymena Weekly Telegraph - Friday 03 June 1955)

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/May/2021 10:06:21

    Hard to date this one. The 3rd Ed. (1900 - 1907) shows the same houses.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/May/2021 11:33:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Ladies fashions one hint - skirts are almost ankle length. I'll guess 1910.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 19/May/2021 11:41:07

    There is a sequence of Whitehead shots in the catalogue. EAS_0802 has a date written on it, 25/2/09 Likewise 801. 800 is Portrush (dated 07)

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/May/2021 11:43:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Yes, the're almost sweeping the ground. I'm probably just getting too reliant on handy advertising signs. Still, surprisingly little change over a century, no infill housing etc, just the addition of footpaths and electricity. It does look an idyllic spot, though probably very windy in the winter.

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/May/2021 19:58:41

    No entry for POW Ave in the 1901, but the 1911 lists 9 houses

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    silverio10

    • 19/May/2021 20:56:00

    Buenas fotos antiguas .