Cottage Hospital at Coleraine

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Where: Northern Ireland, Londonderry, United Kingdom

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When: 01 January 1904

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Cottage Hospital at Coleraine, and the court house on the left, I think. Plus a snazzy working fountain - something that isn't often captured in our earlier photos.

Proof, if any was ever needed, that whenever there's a camera about, children will manifest!

Wish we could read the sign (if that's what it is) so proudly displayed in the left hand cart, but no such luck...

Date: Circa 1904

NLI Ref.: L_CAB_07090

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Gerry Ward

    • 01/Nov/2012 09:20:33

    Google Street View

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Nov/2012 09:26:32

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerryward Thanks Gerry! What a riot of colour in comparison to our shot. Now added to our Flickr Map...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Nov/2012 09:42:25

    Foundation date: 1891 according to this page.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Nov/2012 09:45:47

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Excellent, thanks. So my guesstimate of 1900 is not wildly astray...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Nov/2012 09:49:25

    At OSNI, that fountain is on the 1904 map, but not the 1882 map.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Nov/2012 09:51:22

    The snazzy working fountain turned into a snazzy municipal floral display in [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerryward]'s Street View - oddly it's all gone when you go up Castlerock Street - GoogleMapsStreetView . Dust to dust ...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Nov/2012 09:59:36

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Great, so definitely after 1904!

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    Conor1970

    • 01/Nov/2012 10:19:13

    Very faint dog.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Nov/2012 10:41:05

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Maybe he was just hungry! Badum Tish! :)

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    Gerry Ward

    • 01/Nov/2012 11:13:55

    There are two photographs taken from the front of the Courthouse, looking in the opposite direction - here and here - abundance of children in both!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Nov/2012 12:12:58

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Not definitely after 1904, (the fountain may have been there for a while), but consistent with 1904, or 1910. In the 1922 map, the hospital is labelled "Maternity Home", and the fountain is labelled "W.T. Russian Trophy"? In 1949, the fountain is gone. This page about the war memorial in Coleraine (over at the Town Hall) make a mention that the "old Russian Gun" has disappeared. Aha! After 1850 many Coleraine volunteers continued to serve the Crown during Britain’s conflicts. That included the Crimean War in 1855. After the Crimean War a Russian cannon was presented to the town in 1859 to mark the contribution made by the Coleraine volunteers. .

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Nov/2012 12:21:44

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Oh right, I guess I was being too suggestible. Will leave as circa 1904 for the moment then...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Nov/2012 13:22:05

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerryward Very startling, Gerry! This shot looks very rural, but it was actually in quite an urban setting presumably (or at least on the edge of town)...

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    Peter Denton

    • 01/Nov/2012 14:22:03

    I love the ghostly apparition of the dog!

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    Swordscookie

    • 01/Nov/2012 15:38:31

    What were all those children doing there? I wonder were they there for hire? Probably for fruit or potato picking? They're quite well dressed for pickers but there is really no other explanation for their presence. I guess that poor old dog did not have his Ovaltine the night before and had been suffering from night starvation or was that another night time drink???

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    FrigateRN

    • 01/Nov/2012 21:24:34

    Even the dog (or his ghost) posed for the picture.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 02/Nov/2012 04:13:20

    snazzy? kind of a piddly little fountain if you ask me... :) It is very quaint.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 02/Nov/2012 04:17:24

    Sign says "Children for sale" haha