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December 29, 1931

Lovely shot of Christmas festivities at Waterford's Sailors' Rest. Particularly like the British Sailors' Society banner adorned by a dove with a twig in its mouth (as in the Noah's Ark story). And wondering if the Christmas crackers on the tables were Tom Smith's brand...


We didn't have a location for this Sailors' Rest that we first featured back on 17 July, although we knew this photo was ordered by a Mr Craig, until ofarrl commented:

"This was more than likely number 9 Henrietta Street, Waterford which was the address of the David Beatty Sailors Rest."


Date: 29 December 1931


NLI Ref.: P_WP_3883

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Taken on December 29, 1931