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    Default Derry Christmas 1944

    Came across this in the Derry Journal -an extract from a book that has gone onto my wish list.

    A very Derry Christmas 1944 - Nostalgia - Derry Journal

    Thought I would share it with the members - simpler times.

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    Where is Derry? Do you mean Londonderry?
    Cry your hardest now, it opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes and softens down the temper. So cry away.

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    Much simpler times indeed. Think i was born in the wrong epoch.
    Derry was much more lively before the New Bridge was built and the docks on the Strand was bustling with coal ships and huge Russian fishing boats. Russkies used to let us take as much Mackeral as we wanted.
    Moving the docks to outside Derry was ill-thought out. The hustle and bustle described by the writer of the docks is just what city centres need.
    A ferry service from Derry to Scotland made perfect sense in the past, with the Donegal/Derry-Scotland link.
    Why on earth did it ever stop?
    Good link Cruimh. Didn't see this in the paper.
    A good read of Christmas past

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    Where is Derry? Do you mean Londonderry?
    Don't you start . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    A ferry service from Derry to Scotland made perfect sense in the past, with the Donegal/Derry-Scotland link.
    Why on earth did it ever stop?
    I think it was largely supported by the migrant work force and as that declined it became uneconomic.

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    steaming the pudding over the fire... great memories. But your man in Derry never seemed to eat the pudding!

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    To hell with poverty - bought the book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    To hell with poverty - bought the book!
    Sure you're as rich as Croesus anyway Cruimh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    I think it was largely supported by the migrant work force and as that declined it became uneconomic.
    Also as roads became better and land travel became faster the longer ferry crossings hugging drivable shores died out almost everywhere. The ups and downs of Cork to Swansea being a good example. These days it seems the most successful ferry crossings are the shortest ones, with people more inclined to drive longer distances.

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