Drumcondra Grand Cinema (1934-1968). Photo taken in 1968 before it closed for good. Building is now a Tesco. Images @dubcilib pic.twitter.com/mMqnp0Iwls
— DCLA Reading Room (@DCLAReadingRoom) July 25, 2019
The Drumcondra Grand Cinema – known as ‘The Drummer’- was the first cinema in Ireland to be specifically designed for sound films.
Now a Tesco Metro.
Thanks Mick O’Farrell
Beautiful building. What a travesty that facade wasn’t saved.
Indeed a pity. Any idea what make of car is parked next to the phone boxes?
Hah, yes but the old one’s a Triumph Herald.
It was popular in the evenings!
Triumph Herald, great little car!
Did the Herald not have a split grille? I’m happy to be corrected, of course.
Edit: I see two votes for the Herald, so my memory is clearly faulty.
There were variants: there was a version with a split grille, also a Vitesse and a convertible which was popular.
I presume engine access was very good because the entire bonnet and wings tipped forwards. But then I’ve never had my head under one!
nevermind the Herald
there’s a VW Transporter panel van on the rhs there (IF you can find one) worth many many multiples of that oul Herald
TOB, I think you could be thinking of a Wolseley? (as a child I always liked their very cool trademark lit up grille badge for some reason)
The minibus version of that vintage VW van was effortlessly gorgeous :
Then its successor was the most charmless bland box on wheels.
Martco – Before I had a close look I thought it was from the BMC Oxford-Cambridge-15/60 family, though not a Wolseley! They had very distinctive front ends with tall, squarish grilles.