January 26, 1970

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Where: Cork, Ireland

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When: 26 January 1970

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Cars parked on St. Patrick's Hill in Cork City. Added this one, as it's a mirror image from up the hill of this photo from circa 1900...

Date: Monday, 26 January 1970

NLI Ref.: ODEA 69/10

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    eyelightfilms

    • 26/Jan/2012 10:08:10

    Is this Cork?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Jan/2012 10:10:16

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms Hold your horses there, Quick Draw! It is indeed... :)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jan/2012 10:20:28

    must... resist... urge to identify all car models....

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Jan/2012 10:28:21

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Resistance is futile!

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    eyelightfilms

    • 26/Jan/2012 10:37:54

    For cars here we have, from left to right: Back end of a VW Van, and maybe quite an early one. Fiat 125. Ford Cortina Mark II. Volvo 144. Morris Oxford. Peugeot 404. Renault 4. VW Type 3, Notchback. Quite a rare car. Fiat 850. Next visible is a Triumph Herald or Vitesse. Most likely a Herald. Two BMC 1100 or 1300s. Ford Zephyr or Zodiac Mark III. VW Beetle and then a Mini. From Right of frame. Mercedes Benz Fintail. Probably a W111 220. VW Type 2 Pick-up. Mini, Mark II. Morris Minor 1000, 948cc version. Renault 4. Morris Oxford.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jan/2012 10:54:10

    Whew, off the hook!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jan/2012 10:59:21

    Obligatory Google Street View link.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Jan/2012 11:21:11

    Round of applause for that tour de force performance http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms! What is a BMC?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Jan/2012 11:22:04

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Obligatory, but always welcome! The old double yellow lines have done a lot to help constriction on the hill...

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    eyelightfilms

    • 26/Jan/2012 11:30:37

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] BMC is, or rather was, British Motor Corporation. Basically the amalgamation of Austin and Morris, and the other brands they owned in the sixties. Before they changed the name to British Leyland, then Leyland, then Austin Rover, then Rover and then kaput. Those cars could be either Austin or Morris models. They're identical apart from the front grill. It's a long shot, but the cars could also be Riley, Wolseley, MG, or, extremely unlikely in Ireland, Vanden Plas models. All identical cars apart from the front end, the interior trim and the price. Badge engineering at it's finest.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Jan/2012 11:34:45

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms Thanks!! I'm going to add the information you've given to our catalogue record for this photo if that's ok with you...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jan/2012 11:39:16

    What is the VW pick-up carrying? Metal milk churns?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Jan/2012 11:45:52

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Don't think so. Whatever it is seems more angular/triangular... And is the driver actually in that VW?

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    Swordscookie

    • 26/Jan/2012 12:11:43

    Eyelight films (I'll have to learn to use your glyph) is that a Morris Oxford five down from the van or a Peugeot? NLI I think you're right, the driver appears to be in the van!

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    instinctive mind

    • 26/Jan/2012 12:49:55

    Nice Photo of a nice looking City. Looks also like Allentown, Pennsylvania,America.

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    eyelightfilms

    • 26/Jan/2012 14:17:01

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie] I think you're right. It's Peugeot 404. Look at that "lip" around the rear window. PEUGEOT 404 I remember when they were quite common. Haven't seen one in years. Makes me wonder about the car on the right side then. Different from the Peugeot.

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    Swordscookie

    • 26/Jan/2012 14:49:57

    I think that might be a Morris Oxford or its Austin equivalent whose name escapes me. It had a slightly 'softer' peak above the tail lights than the Peugeot!

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 26/Jan/2012 15:50:51

    They look like Calor gas bottles on the pickup. Was there still a public gas supply in Cork in 1970? I remember North Sea gas arriving in Cambridge in about 1970. Before that, Town Gas was made from coal. It was poisonous and students used to stick their heads in the oven to commit suicide.

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    dorameulman

    • 26/Jan/2012 16:14:05

    Round of applause to you all this is just a brilliant thread to read, from the photo of Cork and all the comments. Great stuff :)

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    eyelightfilms

    • 26/Jan/2012 16:16:21

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie] The Austin Cambridge is what you're thinking of, and yes it had slightly more rounded tail lights. Austin Cambridge

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    artland

    • 26/Jan/2012 16:55:03

    Congratulations! This is a wonderful shot! You are invited to post it to: artland

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    dprandovszky

    • 26/Jan/2012 17:30:20

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms I think that maybe a volvo 164 rather than a 144

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    eyelightfilms

    • 26/Jan/2012 17:47:19

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Could be a 164 or a 144.

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    ^Callahan^

    • 26/Jan/2012 18:57:36

    Top

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    Patrick_Foto

    • 26/Jan/2012 22:30:39

    Does anyone have an upto date shot (from top or bottom of the hill) to show how different it is now? There would be much more traffic at least

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    eyelightfilms

    • 27/Jan/2012 08:07:42

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcdonnell] About here, but taken from further back on a longer lens.

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    guliolopez

    • 27/Jan/2012 11:00:04

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcdonnell] There's more than a few on Flickr. This one taken from further up the hill. This from further down. That part of the city hasn't changed much in 40 years. And the road layout is the same. (However you can only park on one side now. No bad thing given how much bigger modern cars are). In the background the big difference is the redevelopment of Merchant's quay. (The older buildings replaced by the 1980s redbrick shopping centre.)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 27/Jan/2012 16:17:17

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie Slightly confused. Could one of ye put a note on the Peugeot / Austin?

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    eyelightfilms

    • 27/Jan/2012 17:16:14

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland The one about fourth down on the left is a Peugeot 404. The car on the right, beyond the Morris Minor and Renault 4, is definitely not a Peugeot, and is probably a Morris Oxford.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 27/Jan/2012 21:25:51

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms Thanks!

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    Volkmar71

    • 19/Feb/2014 12:51:06

    One Year after i was born. Now i see how old i really are :-)

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    chrisrbatey

    • 19/Jul/2014 18:45:34

    The rear of the van is indeed a VW Type2 T1 Splitscreen van. www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6904898948/ The late T2 Bay Window vans had only one set of louvres. www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4342374738/

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    Lawrence Peregrine-Trousers

    • 25/May/2018 21:53:23

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] A pre 1963 one with narrow tailgate, as the louvres stick out rather than in.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Mar/2020 09:40:46

    The Morris Minor in the centre "UYI 303" might be Mr O'Dea's car in 1970, 'cos of this sighting at Sallins in 1968 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306138