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Posted by JDP on June 26, 2001 at 18:30:33:

In Reply to: BONFIRES posted by Tempus on June 25, 2001 at 11:21:09:

The biggest bonfire in town was at the bottom of Baines`s hill on the pound round. Tom McHugh`s builders yard at the junction of Marian Row and Newport Rd. was a great source of materials and with Anthony in our enclave we had easy access. We would use the handcart for days before bringing waste wood etc from the yard and tyres from Josie Bourke`s. The big worry in the immediate run up was to be ready to ward off raids on our stockpiles by savages from rival gangs. Once we acquired a huge cabledrum from the ESB which formed the centrepiece of our fire.
Queen cakes, flagons of cidona, taytos and can sweets,gobstoppers, blackjacks, patsy pops, tupenny wafers, macaroon bars.
The ash smouldering for days, the wire from the tyres.
And once there was an accident Tempus when our contemporary was burned, and it never dampened her enthusiasm for participation in life to the full.

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