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The mystery of ‘Dapper Dan’ has been solved

National Monuments writes:

A few years ago we posted a photo of a rather distinguished looking gentleman beside a wayside cross at Carpenterstown, Co. Westmeath

Fondly nicknamed ‘’Dapper Dan’ by the staff of the NMS Archive and Photographic Units, we are delighted to say that his identity has been discovered during the ongoing cataloguing of our Topographical File collection.

May we introduce you to a 30 year old Welsh born – Mr. John Hugh Williams, Assistant Surveyor with the ‘Board of Works’ (now The Office of Public Works) who was based in Mullingar until 1917…


Thirty three years later

John Williams In 1940.

Still dapper, in fairness.

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