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    Default Drive round Dublin in 1965

    Fascinating CIE driver training film of Dublin city centre as I knew it.



    Cars parked in the middle of College Green and double-parked on D'Olier St, no traffic lights at all, Guards on point duty; lovely stuff.
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    Love it. Cars were the feckin' business back then before aerodynamics knocked the fun out them. It's also nice to see how many old buildings we still have from those days.

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    And no litter.

    Dame Street Tech looks well
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    Really interesting, thanks for posting it. Amazing how little litter there is around the place.

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    That's a gem of a clip.

    The most surprising thing is how little has changed. More pedestrianised streets, less parking and all but the City Centre has generally been preserved as it was then.

    Interestingly, there are probably more cyclists using the City Centre now than there are in that clip.

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    Look there is no beggars. or traffic lights the cops kept the traffic going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franker65 View Post
    Really interesting, thanks for posting it. Amazing how little litter there is around the place.
    I suspect that's not totally down to efficient litter patrols, but more down to people having enough respect not to simply drop rubbish where they stand.....

    Great clip stats....

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    Quote Originally Posted by emulator View Post
    I suspect that's not totally down to efficient litter patrols, but more down to people having enough respect not to simply drop rubbish where they stand.....

    Great clip stats....
    Or maybe people in 1965 were just too poor to buy things that needed wrappers and packaging and what not - not so many fast food takeaways in those days either, I'd say.

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    Glad everyone likes it. On the subject of litter, did anyone notice the street-sweeper's handcart that the bottom of Westmoreland Street?

    As for the free-flowing traffic, well, there was a lot less of it. Apart from all the buses on O'Connell Bridge trying to turn onto the North Quays. Many's the time I sat in one of them; it was the longest part of my three-mile trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    Look there is no beggars. or traffic lights the cops kept the traffic going.
    Yes, I wonder who removed all the beggars. They were there.
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

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