April 25, 1910

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Presenting the fantastic interior of Flynn and Young's, Fishmongers & Poulterers of Conduit Lane, Waterford (telephone no. Waterford 104 should you wish to place an order). I'm hazarding salmon as being on sale, but there are lots of other fish in evidence, so all suggestions as to "make and model" of fish are welcome...

Date: Monday, 25 April 1910 at 12.45pm

NLI Ref.: P_WP_2015a

Niall McAuley, Pinkolive Hax, and 39 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Nick Stewart2 35 months ago | reply

    Fantastic photo. I see a rabbit too!

  2. RETRO STU 35 months ago | reply

    They all look hungry for business. I'd bet you could wander in there and be unable to resist leaving without having first bought something. I'd imaging their necks would be on the line if any of them 'failed' to make a sale. Shop assistant work was tough back then whatever they were selling, so I understand.

  3. RETRO STU 35 months ago | reply

    I am wondering if they are two separate businesses sharing the same premises?

  4. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 35 months ago | reply

    And interesting demarcation of roles judging by clothes and where they posed? Accounts people in their cubby; butcher types to the right in full whites; storesmen/delivery people at the left?

  5. RETRO STU 35 months ago | reply

    ....and must have been a very brrrr freezing place to work in during the colder months. No insulation in the roof space.

  6. dorameulman 35 months ago | reply

    Excellent documentation of a moment in time. I love the tiny office in the corner with 3 people inside :)

  7. desmondg47 35 months ago | reply

    Premises were where the boutique Cummin's and Stone are now on the east side of Conduit Lane near the junction with High Street in Waterford

  8. Niall McAuley 35 months ago | reply

    Thanks, do you mean in that building, or just a building on that site?

    Streetview

  9. ofarrl 35 months ago | reply

    This is in an area of Waterford known as Blackfriars. The Medieval Blackfriars abbey was right across the street from Flynns & Youngs.

  10. desmondg47 35 months ago | reply

    Niall,
    Flynn's actually owned the big corner shop on High Street /Conduit lane as well. The shop in the picture is the actual Cummins and Stone premises converted.

  11. ofarrl 35 months ago | reply

    There are a couple of photos taken outside Flynns & Youngs in the NLI catalogue this is one Outside Flynn & Young's - snapshot

    I have also seen an old postcard on eBay a while ago showing the outside of the shop and a view down the street. The original of it does not seem to be in the librarys catalogue unfortunately.

  12. desmondg47 35 months ago | reply

    Is that a block of ice hanging up on the left side of the shot?

  13. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 34 months ago | reply

    That Outside Flynn & Young's shot is gorgeous. I'll have to add it here one of the days.

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