One of the old buses that used to service Cork City now lies derelict in Half Way, on the road to Bandon in Co Cork. Credit to Tomas Bukowski for the photo taken in 2010.
The offices of Suttons Coal Company burned down in 1963, long before I was born but I think my Dad might have been working there at the time. The beautiful Victorian red brick building was demolished and replaced with an ugly modern building of the 1960s that is now called Gardner House.
These photos are some of my first glimpses at what the original building looked like. I wonder if anyone has photographs of the construction of the new building? Did Suttons employees all relocate to the coal yard in Monahan Road during construction?
All photos come from The Cork City Fire Brigade Social Club. I don’t know who took them unfortunately.
Note: While researching this post I came across this wonderfule PDF that goes over the architecture of the city in the 20th century although they do get the date of the Suttons fire wrong. I had no idea there was a Swiss Roll factory on MacCurtain Street!
Shane Murphy on Facebook says,
Green Boat – owned by the Passage Railway Company. Provided a ferry service from Merchants Quay to various places in the harbour. There was talk not long ago about resurrecting it…
Note the Brian Boru Bridge is raised in this photo. It no longer does so.