All aboard the "Cherry-bounce"

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Where: Northern Ireland, Antrim, United Kingdom

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When: 01 January 1900

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Happy tourists or day trippers loading up outside McNeill's Hotel in Larne, Co. Antrim, under the watchful eye of the local constabulary. We think McNeill's was near Dunluce Street. Have hazarded "charabanc" as a tag for the large vehicle, but absolutely open to correction...

Date: Circa 1900

NLI Ref.: L_CAB_03803

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    marinela 2008

    • 29/Dec/2011 14:36:37

    Happy New Year !

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    Gerry Ward

    • 29/Dec/2011 23:23:18

    Larne (where I have reason to travel to each day) has changed a bit since 1900!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Dec/2011 12:55:46

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerryward But the name McNeill lives on! So Curran Road is the right location??

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Dec/2011 12:56:30

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Happy New Year to you too! :)

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    Gerry Ward

    • 30/Dec/2011 16:29:34

    It is Main Street at that point - it is incorrectly labelled on Google maps!

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    MisterBenz

    • 31/Dec/2011 16:16:26

    The large coach would indeed be called a Char-a-bancs (or charabanc in English) the smaller ones are typical Irish jaunting carts.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 31/Dec/2011 16:26:56

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/henkenmieke Thanks for the confirmation! Have seen also that Hannah, the housekeeper in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women called it a "Cherry-bounce"... :)

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    RETRO STU

    • 02/Jan/2012 15:22:02

    The Charabanc driver must be quite skilled at his job - he has to manage three horses in unison.