jos28 Registered User
#1

Anyone watch this last night. I enjoyed it, great concept for a programme.
From a genealogical perspective I liked the way they used the normal registers,census returns for the facts and then used newspaper archives etc to put 'flesh on the bones' so to speak.
Fabulous house with a very interesting history. I liked the way they showed a broader view of what was going on in the world geographically and socially at the time. Looking forward to next week.

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pinkypinky Moderator
#2

Have it recorded to watch later.

Hermy Registered User
#3

Watched this myself. I thought it was very good - a nice twist on genealogy TV focusing on the residence rather than the individual.
Although where it was warranted they stuck with the individual till the end.

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Jellybaby1 Registered User
#4

Enjoyed it very much. Extremely well done too.

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shanew Registered User
#5

caught one of these this afternoon - very good, well worth a watch

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mod9maple Registered User
#6

I managed to see it today too and found it fascinating. I actually started something the same a few years ago but never finished it. I still have my initial notes and hopefully I'll go back to it someday.

I lived in Stapleton Place, Dundalk from 1999 to Sept 2017. The house was built in the early 1830s, designed by the architect who built Dundalk's first proper hospital (which still stands at the top of the street). You can find old b&w photos online and of course it's in the 2 online censuses.

When I moved in the house had been converted into 4 modern apartments, but it seems from it's initial build right up to 1911 it housed people of wealth and status and high to middling social and political positions. In fact very like the house depicted in this show.

The details and history of the house, no 4, can be found on the Buildings of Ireland website.

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vicwatson Registered User
#7

I assume the one on this evening was a repeat of Thursday’s one?

L1011 Moderator
#8

mod9maple said:


The details and history of the house, no 4, can be found on the Buildings of Ireland website.


The asymmetrical nature with with the dormer vs velux on the 'twin' is making my eye twitch looking at it

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=LH&regno=13707004


My own house is rather boring and 1970s but had a very frenetic turnover of residents until the late 1990s and even then I believe there was a room rented out by the guy who's estate I bought it off so a similar study would need to be very detailed.

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SEPT 23 1989 Registered User
#9

Can't go wrong with BBC4

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mod9maple Registered User
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vicwatson said:
I assume the one on this evening was a repeat of Thursday’s one?


Indeed it was.

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mod9maple Registered User
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L1011 said:
mod9maple said:


The details and history of the house, no 4, can be found on the Buildings of Ireland website.


The asymmetrical nature with with the dormer vs velux on the 'twin' is making my eye twitch looking at it


It used to be a beautiful street. The old photos show it at it's best. They ruined the street - cut down the trees that lined it, put in a bike lane, it's crisscrossed above with multiple wires, parking either side, parking metres. Ugh!

vicwatson Registered User
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SEPT 23 1989 said:
Can't go wrong with BBC4


Yes you can, as it’s on BBC 2

L1011 Moderator
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mod9maple said:
It used to be a beautiful street. The old photos show it at it's best. They ruined the street - cut down the trees that lined it, put in a bike lane, it's crisscrossed above with multiple wires, parking either side, parking metres. Ugh!


The bike lane and parking are an unfortunate side effect of living in an urban area. Wires though - having lived for so long in a town that had a huge undergrounding effort decades ago I even find the cable TV 'overhead' that jumps between terraces odd and would find an urban streetscape with overhead cables unthinkable now.

(this has veered hugely off-topic...)

Hermy Registered User
#14

L1011 said:
...(this has veered hugely off-topic...)

Let's go further.

SEPT 23 1989 said:
Can't go wrong with BBC4


BBC4 has gone to hell - endless repeats, especially of the Top of the Pops variety, are ruining this once fantastic channel!!

L1011 Moderator
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Hermy said:
Let's go further.


BBC4 has gone to hell - endless repeats, especially of the Top of the Pops variety, are ruining this once fantastic channel!!


Why not...

They spent a lot of time re-editing TOTP to remove all the unsavoury presenters, they want to get their moneys worth from the content now

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