Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Thanks Flo

Arrhhh the power of the internet rears it's head today.
Postcard dealer Florence McCarthy from down in Eastbourne has just emailed me this old view of the village. (The old Black Boy pub can be seen quite clearly on the left hand side of High Street ( now the site of the pensioner bungalows))
She bought the postcard thinking it was a scene from Ireland.
I suspect it is a rare postcard from  the turn of the century.

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  1. There is a Newmarket in County Cork (as well as here in Suffolk) I think your postcard is Southern Ireland. Did she also send you one of Trelawnyd?

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    1. Jan... This IS HER POSTCARD....
      and it is Of Trelawnyd!

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    2. Just puzzled as to why it says High Street, Newmarket on it, I must be missing something!!!

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    3. Sorry jan
      Newmarket was Trelawnyds old name
      It was changed it the 1950s back to the welsh name
      Trelawnyd means " townfull of wheat"

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    4. Ah, now I understand, such a relief, really thought I was going bonkers. Will have a little read on the whys and wherefores of names becoming Welsh again.. I suspect us English had something to do with it!

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    5. The children at the school at the turn of the century were Not allowed to speak welsh
      And were punished when they did so, even though it was their native tongue

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    6. Can I reply to myself? it seems we are innocent, thank God!

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    7. That's what I was remembering, in reply to 11.01pm. Nice to talk, Bon Nuit.

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    8. She means the historically known town of Aghatrasna inThe Republic of Ireland.

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  2. A frozen moment in time.

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  3. Wonderful. Most of the time I am deeply in awe and love with the internet... most of the time...

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    1. Me too, Tom. John, how cool - what a great image to add to your collection!

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  4. What a great find!

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  5. That's worth framing and hanging on the wall or placing on the mantle.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. A time gone by. Will we ever see its like again? Yes, it should be framed.

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  7. What a neat thing for her to contact you about. Aren't old photos like that so nice? They always remind me of a simpler time.

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  8. Have you noticed that the handwriting on old postcards is always much the same. Perhaps it was known as 'Postcard script'.

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  9. I wonder if there were pubs in Africa called "The White Boy"?
    By the way, why are there no piles of wheat in this picture of your town full of wheat? The name's a lie! There should be a campaign to resurrect the name Newmarket.

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    1. I always wondered just why the pub was called what it was called....

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    2. The Black Boy could have also been the one who shined shoes or helped the blacksmith.

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  10. You need to take a pic at the same spot and post them side by side! (If the spot still exists...) Love when folks do that!

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