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Launch of the Irish Cedar - 1948

What we know about this image :

Taken on July 10th 1948, this is almost certainly the launch of  Irish Cedar which was 5627 gross tons and was built for Irish Shipping of Dublin.

At the ceremony are Sir William Gray and his wife (centre) and the priest is Father Francis Dunne of St Joseph's. The altar boys are from St Joseph's also and the second from the right is Jummy Cockerill.

As a note, a strange selection of hats is evident from a bowler, to an Edwardian creation on the right and a headscarf on the  left, possibly reflecting the war and lack of availability of new clothing.

Date (of image) : 10/7/1948

Donor : Josie Watts

Creator : Yeoman West Hartlepool


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