Down the Co-op for the best views of the city?

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A cracker of a Poole image today showing a shop front with a cluttered window display! The Co-Operative Stores is a grand title but is it part of a group or chain or a stand alone local initiative? And where is it????

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: between ca. 1901 and 1954

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0828

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Nov/2021 09:02:24

    Here ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/27653735780/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Nov/2021 09:06:02

    Looks like Mr Poole has just moved in, and is awaiting renovations. 'Similar Items' shows lots of repairs needed at 134 The Quay.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Nov/2021 09:16:14

    The Vikings have moored a longboat there again! - goo.gl/maps/DN4RgzTErSCtVTpy7

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Nov/2021 09:46:29

    1 THOM 1909-10 84 Poole, Photographic Stores 134, Quay 2 THOM 1909-10 91 Poole, Photographers 34, The Mall, Waterford

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Nov/2021 09:57:32

    Aside Evidently Queen Victoria was fond of 'Irish Bog Oak Ornaments' (see note). Via https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy/13716250843/

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    John Spooner

    • 29/Nov/2021 10:05:44

    In December 1901 (and for some time before and after), no 134 appeared in adverts for not only "POOLE'S STORES AND SELECT LIBRARY, The Book, Stationery, and Photographic Stores" but also "Mr. GOODMAN's Photo Studio 134, Quay, the best Studio in the South of Ireland (on the first floor, no flight of stairs to ascend)." I wonder if this caused some confusion. In the Waterford Mirror and Tramore Visitor. - Thursday 16 August 1900 Mr Goodman felt moved to point out: "Kindly Note. Mr Goodman's Photographic Studio, 134, Quay, Waterford, is on the first floor." I can imagine potential Goodman customers turning up at Poole's shop and asking for the studio, only to be directed to 34 Mall. H Goodman advertised his studio at 99, Quay in May 1917. PS. I wonder how customers reached the first floor without ascending stairs? Surely not a movable boudoir.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Nov/2021 10:46:59

    1 THOM (?) 1909-10 72 Goodman, Harry Photographer 88, Manor Street And in 1911 census, Harry Goodman is on Custom House Quay.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Nov/2021 11:55:04

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ has another Poole card which artfully shows both premises, and details of a "wishing stone" - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3775837631/There is a wishing stone near this Tower, (entrance to it through Poole's Stores), and it is said, that if anyone place both hands on it and at the same time wish and believe, their wish will come true.

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    suckindeesel

    • 29/Nov/2021 12:43:49

    No. 134, alas, is no longer standing. On the 25" of 1901 arcg.is/1maavC

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    philipgmayer

    • 29/Nov/2021 13:45:18

    Co-op Stores in the UK always included the name of the town where they were situated. I'm guessing that Mr Poole was cashing in on a current "fashion". www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/973948588/in/photolist... Toxteth is part of Liverpool.

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    John Spooner

    • 29/Nov/2021 13:48:09

    This appeared a couple of times in the Waterford Standard in April 1894 Waterford Standard - Saturday 21 April 1894 whereas this advert started to appear regularly towards the end of the year Waterford News Letter - Saturday 29 December 1894

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    John Spooner

    • 29/Nov/2021 13:55:42

    The earliest advert of the Co-operative Stores which mentions bog-oak goods was in the Waterford Standard on Saturday 11 April 1896. They also sold "Reginald's Tower" Club Notepaper and Envelopes.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Nov/2021 14:27:51

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner So Poole opened the Co-Operative Stores in 1894 (and the holy pictures are from that time), and renamed it Poole's Stores around 1900, and this picture is from that range.

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    philipgmayer

    • 29/Nov/2021 14:42:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley I should have said that Liverpool's first Co-op opened in 1863. My photo shows the date that particular branch was built.

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    suckindeesel

    • 29/Nov/2021 20:44:14

    A much later shot (detail) of Pooles Stores [https://flic.kr/p/2mMQEtP] From theNMNI www.nmni.com/collections/history/photographs/green-collec... Undated, but marked "WAG 2364, is it possible to date from that.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Nov/2021 20:49:52

    There are several even earlier photos of No. 134 which show ... "City Pharmacy" - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590130 and "W. F. HAR??" - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590120

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Nov/2021 21:11:33

    And of course Mr French / Lawrence / STP were there even earlier, when it was "WHITE WHITE" and 133/134 were five windows wide. At some time in the 1880s there must have been a drastic rebuild - STP - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000564671 Same day CAB - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000339738

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Nov/2021 21:17:09

    And much later (c. 1910?) Poole's Stores has acquired two massive lamps and a big sign to attract trade from the hotel and steamers - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000191805 *stops now!*

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    Salty Windows

    • 29/Nov/2021 22:02:43

    Waterford entrepreneurs! They were way ahead of the times down there back then: waterfordwhispersnews.com/2012/11/17/reeling-in-the-years... :-)