Given the current restrictions due to COVID-19, June Fest 2020 is working on a range of online events and projects to foster community engagement and enjoyment.
The June Fest Management Committee is currently working on a project that documents the history of businesses in Newbridge down through the years.
Local photographer, Martin Connelly, has recently taken photographs of all business premises in the town. In a sense, Martin has ‘captured a moment in time’ and we need your help to document the history of each of these buildings over the course of the next several months.
We are looking for photographs (from any era), the names of the businesses that operated from these premises and the families that ran those businesses. Besides if you have stories, even legends about either the buildings or the businesses that operated from them, we would love to hear from you.
We realise that old photographs are precious, and you may not wish to part with them. However, they can be scanned and sent to us. If you need assistance with the scanning, we will be only too pleased to provide it.
In providing information to us, please, if you can, be specific about the number of the building on a particular street – as most of the photographs published will be of groups/blocks of buildings.
June Fest will archive this information online with the aim of (in due course) producing a physical record collating the business and architectural history of our ever-changing town.
We would like to thank Newbridge Down Memory Lane for letting us use their platform and Leinster Leader who has kindly made this a weekly feature in the Newspaper. For week #1 we will be launching the project with this photo of Moorefield Terrace.
If you wish to contribute photographs, other memorabilia or stories, please email us at – junefesthistory@gmail.com or leave a comment below. Many thanks – June Fest
Criteria
  1. Previous Business Names
  2. Previous Business Owners/Tenants
  3. Old Photographs of the Buildings
  4. Stories of Interest

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