A street scene


'A picture paints a thousand words'. This is evident from two images of Blackrock Main Street, one taken in 1906 and the other taken in 2005. They are taken from a similar angle and illustrate how much change can occur on a street. Different methods of transport develop; the horse and cart together with trams have been replaced with cars and buses.

The tramlines have been removed and the footpaths widened. The range of shop fronts has greatly changed, although some of the buildings have survived. Findlater's famous clock is gone as indeed is their shop, the Bank of Ireland occupies the site today. The tramlines curved away at the entrance to Findlaters, thereby making a space for deliveries.

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