GRANGETOWN IN TIMES PAST
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Mick Traynor - Boer War Recruit + Others
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World War One 1914 -18
Parish, Priests and Processions
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1925 Ladies Parish Outing + More
A Tale from the Duckie + other stories
World War Two 1939 - 45
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Parish Outing c 1925
|The photograph ( supplied by Jimmy Rooney now living in Eston ) shows a large group of women with two Sisters of Charity and a young priest seated in the centre.|
Left Side of photograph
|There are so many on the picture that I decided to split it into smaller units.
Jimmy Rooney thinks it was a trip to York.
Agnes Mannix says - On the Left enlargement - sitting in Sister's row, 3rd left and next to the lady holding the child is Mrs. Ryan
Right Side of photograph
|Jimmy Rooney is on this side as a small child..sitting on his mother's knee.
So are many of my other relatives.
Agnes Mannix nee Mullen has a copy of the 1925 outing. Identified two - the statuesque woman turns out to be Kate Finn's mother i.e. Mrs O'Sullivan (Enlarged Right Photo) standing fifth from right - you can't miss her - she towers above the others.
In this group, on the far right is Mrs Conway. mother of Kevin- my great Aunt Maggie (formerly O'Neill )and
a lady on the front row whom I believe to my maternal grandmother whom I never ever saw (as she died the year I was born) because everyone says that she was the image of my own mother Winnie Traynor.
As she is sitting next to her friend Maggie Dooley, I take this as a strong possibility..If anyone can confirm this I would be happy to hear from them..
And Gerald O'Neill, my Uncle ( now living in Norton ) is almost sure that his own mother Mary Ellen is sitting a few places away to the left.
Who am I to doubt him ?
Mrs Fox of Bolckow Road is also on the photo.
So if anyone recognises a relative...I would be happy to include their names in the site for the benefit of us all.
Mrs Traynor ??
Is this the grandmother I never knew ?
Before she died, I showed this picture to my mother..she said it looks like my mother..but I don't remember the hat.
It seems to me that hats were compulsory on this trip...
Anna Rooney formerly Burke
Jimmy Rooney's mother.
Further Information on Parish Outing 1925
I recognise three ladies on the left of the photograph.
Pictured right is Mrs Gill who lived at 73 Bessemer street and her sister Mrs Rowden on the left.My grandmother Mrs Jane Burke of 75 Bessemer street is in the centre.
Two Nuns and a Priest from the Outing c 1925
|Still trying to identify the organisers....Agnes Mannix thinks that one Nun was Sister Mary.
When shown the the enlargement of nuns and priests: Margaret Welch definitely identified “little, thin one” as Sister Mary and the other as Sister Vincent. Did not recognise the priest.
Old Mrs Rooney?
Granny Rooney identified by Jim Rooney.
Mrs Margaret Conway nee O'Neill c 1925
Mrs Conway lost two sons in WW2..and never got over it.
She was my Great Aunt
The comic of Vaughan Street...couldn't have children..and in 1929 along with her friend Mary Traynor adopted her sister's baby twins James and John McElvaney. John became my Uncle. James - sadly did not survive.
Mrs Bridget Fox of Bolckow Road
Wife of Councillor Johnny Fox nee Quinn...mother of twelve.
Mrs Mary Ellen O'Neill ?
My Grandmother Mary Ellen (nee Mannix) - married to Big Pat...also mother of 12.( 6 died )
Fr Kelleher on UCM Trip to Whitby c 1939/40
|Always a popular curate in St Mary's and remembered with affection by all.
As far as possible, some of these faces have been recognised : by Melda Fox [Keatley]
Back Row : Mrs Lonsdale, and Mrs McNulty
Row 3: Mrs McMahon, Mrs Finn, Mrs Livingstone, Mrs Foreman, Mary Hanlon, Mrs Hooper, Mary Livingstone.....+ more
Row 4: Mrs Carr, Mrs Collins ( Convent Housekeeper) Mrs Walsh, Mrs Terry, Mrs Bennett, Cassie Bennett (Walsh), Winnie Traynor, Mrs Hanratty,
Front Row: Mrs Davis, Cassie Conway (Thickett) May Jeffers.. (above Fr K) ..Mrs Manix? Mrs Donaghy ? Ellen Duggan, Mrs Rogers (hat)
On the Whitby photo standing at the right is Mrs Agnes Rynn says Agnes Mannix who dates the photo at about 1941 because she remembers Fr Kelleher as a dynamic priest who only stayed two years before being recalled to Ireland and during that time Agnes herself was evacuated to Malton with three other girls from Grangetown, Betty Harris, Rhoda Jinks and another ? whom I have forgotten
He was as popular with the men and started the YCW movement in Grangetown with Bill O'Hanlon, John Mannix and Joe Mullen.