• Bare feet - Niall McAuley
  • Young girl wearing a smock or pinafore to protect her clothes and keep her warm. - swordscookie
  • Niall, you missed out on this dog! - swordscookie
  • Smoking a clay-pipe. - RETRO STU
  • Lipton's Teas. - RETRO STU
  • Early Photo Editing - erasing the top of both shafts and inserting the missing parts of W in white - DannyM8
  • Blacked out cow crotch;
    udderly strange! - Philip Ward
  • Ribbon
  • Chimney of one of Waterfords 4 bacon curing factories - ofarrl
  • More then Likely Francis E. Barnes bacon curing factory at the bottom of Summerhill. - ofarrl
  • Mooooooo! - Ruby Lace
  • Shillelagh? - La Belle Province
  • Fancy a beef tea? - bobbyblack51

Fancy a Cuppa?

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Bustling market scene at Ballybricken Green in Waterford. Would imagine this refreshment van did a brisk trade in tea and coffee that day. And what a beautiful milk jug!

That's M.J. (Michael J.) Phelan's Hotel in the background at no. 14. And Poole Photographic Studio scratched out some of the sign behind the van, which reads Lipton's Tea 1s/4d (1 shilling/4 pennies).

We know that Phelan's Hotel is now Smak, East European Store thanks to Niall McAuley, and here's an approximately contemporary map from blackpoolbeach.

Thanks to swordscookie for his family tale (and for id-ing the Bull Post):
"My wifes family came from just off to the left of this shot off the Yellow Road. The cattle fair took place there right into the '60's and her younger brother loved going there when down on holidays. He invariably came home covered in cow dung as he was very small and got slapped by many a cows tail as he wandered about."

One of our NLI Facebook people, Niall Ahearne, told us that:
"The tall building to the right hand side of the photo used to be Mackeys Public house. It was known locally (to those 'in the know') as "Lourdes" because if a man wanted an early morning 'cure' badly enough he'd always get a drink in there very early in the morning by giving a discreet (I suppose) knock on the side door!" Niall also said: "do ye see the tall chimney above the "r" in the Waterford sign? I would venture to suggest that that was from the old Strangman's Brewery in Mary Street, later to become Cherry's Brewery and now part of Diageo! I used to live in Mary Street from early 50s to mid 60s!"

ofarrl contributed this 1926 Pathé Newsreel footage of a wonderfully behatted crowd being addressed by Captain W.A. Redmond (son of John Redmond?) at Ballybricken Green.

Date: Wednesday, 4 May 1910

NLI Ref.: P_WP_2103

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  1. Ace31_2010 9 months ago | reply

    Nice old photo.

  2. johnmoriarty1 9 months ago | reply

    If only we knew then what we know now ?

  3. TEXASJOHN 9 months ago | reply

    I hope that they used loose leaf tea and not tea bags. My Grandfather in Liverpool said that tea bags were filled with the sweepings off the tea factory floor!

  4. beachcomberaustralia 7 months ago | reply

    101,959 + views !! What happened?

  5. DannyM8 7 months ago | reply

    they all wanted a limerick!!!!

  6. beachcomberaustralia 6 months ago | reply

    154,635 views - rapidly going viral!

  7. beachcomberaustralia 5 months ago | reply

    185,554 views ... (25/11/2013)

  8. beachcomberaustralia 4 months ago | reply

    201,260 views ... (10/12/2013)

  9. rogertutu1 4 months ago | reply

    adoro fotos preto e branco,,muito linda

  10. Northern Pike 4 months ago | reply

    The buildings still exist!! (checked google maps)

  11. beachcomberaustralia 3 months ago | reply

    251,768 views ... that's over a quarter of a million! (27/1/14)

  12. DannyM8 3 months ago | reply

    so it is - why so popular?

  13. beachcomberaustralia 3 months ago | reply

    Perhaps it is me checking on all the views! - 256,856 on 1/2/14

    Or perhaps everybody Fancies a Cuppa?

  14. DannyM8 3 months ago | reply

    Carol will be a hard act to follow, I wonder if it will be a New boy Carol or a New girl Carol?

  15. beachcomberaustralia 2 months ago | reply

    282,562 on 26/2/14.

    How many other items in the Library are getting about 1,000 views a day? Even if Flickr's algorithms are offbeat, that number of views is not to be sniffed at.

    [With apologies yet again for my dangling preposition]

  16. muugii_xas 2 months ago | reply

    good every loketly bye

  17. wegobeach2 5 weeks ago | reply

    So interesting to be able to catch a glimpse of what life was like then.

  18. beachcomberaustralia 5 weeks ago | reply

    300,085 views on 15/3/14 (beware the Ides of March).

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