Pic­to­rial his­tory of Bray up­dated

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AN­OTHER fas­ci­nat­ing edi­tion of ‘A Pic­to­rial His­tory of Bray, Co. Wick­low,’ by Henry Cairns and Owen Gal­lagher, was launched at Bray Town Hall last Fri­day night.

About 100 peo­ple came along to cel­e­brate the sixth edi­tion of the in­trigu­ing col­lec­tion of pic­tures com­piled by the two lo­cal men, both of whom are mem­bers of the Bray His­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety.

Pro­fes­sor Daithi O Ho­gain of UCD launched the event, with plenty of peo­ple swap­ping sto­ries af­ter­wards and flick­ing through the pho­to­graphs, span­ning 1860 to 1960.

When

Owen

and Henry be­gan com­pil­ing pic­tures in 2003, they re­ceived over 10,000 sub­mis­sions and have to date only used 5,000 of those!

‘We only in­tended to do three vol­umes and now we’re on six we could ac­tu­ally keep go­ing,’ said Owen, who said they are still get­ting pic­tures sent to them from all over Bray and in­deed all over the world.

‘Our books get sent all over the world too,’ he added.

This year they have brought out a spe­cial hard-back box-set of all six books. Both the col­lec­tion and the new edi­tion on its own are avail­able at the Town Hall Book Shop on Florence Road.

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