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Arthur Henri Poole - Aeroplane on roof at Barrack Street, Waterford

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Arthur Henri Poole - Aeroplane on roof at Barrack Street, Waterford

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Thanks to ofarrl ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ ) (see comments below), we now have a lot more information about this photo. The crash happened in November 1920 as a "Scout" plane, carrying despatches from Fermoy to Waterford Barracks and manned by flying officers Briggs and McKiehan, crashed into the roofs of two houses opposite the Barracks. The house on the left was Mr Aspel's licensed premises, and the one on the right was privately owned by a Mrs McSweeney...Date: November 1920..NLI Ref.: P_WP_2891 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/P_WP_2891 )

Images from our photo collections that show those magnificent men (and women) in their flying, choo choo-ing, and driving machines... Oh, and we've cheated, we're adding boats and ships, jaunting cars and carriages, trams too and bicycles - we're completely shameless. So, basically any form of transport - air, sea, land - with the exception of two human feet...

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1911 - 1920
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National Library of Ireland
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