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There’s a certain charm about old pictures; they evoke memories of long ago, in very different times than today.
This is Hill’s Mill probably in the very early 1960s.
The three ladies on the right are Marie Kelly, Swannie Howlett and Annie Howlett, and the Morris Minor on the left belonged to Howard Hill. Just look at the bicycles (all black) left on either side of the road while people were at work. No doubt, they would still be there when they left work that evening.
I’m sure somebody out there knows the name of the man walking the donkey up the road. Something else was going on that day also – down at the mill gate, there’s a picket – men standing there with a placard.
If anybody knows what was going on or has any information about the photo, please drop a line to Lucan Newsletter or email: email@example.com.
Thanks to Peter Brady and Elizabeth Allen for putting this picture my way.