These are all from the same video I mentioned in the posting below, the image quality is fairly bad because it's photographs of a video. In some of them you might even see my reflection, or Aunty Isabel or Uncle James.
Gordon Simms had taken a video of the Four Masters as the demolition crew were clearing up after a bad fire. Basically, the demo crew were 2 of Flood's cranes (Flood's Garage is now where Super Valu is).
One crane a had a big weight suspended from it, and the other crane was pushing the weight against sections of the building that had to be knocked down. Looking at the video it appeared to be a long and tedious process. I'm sure these days a real wreaking ball would have showed up, but in them days, 1986, there wasn't a wile load of wealth about.
First up, the crane with the weight:
Now whose the fella in the foreground? Is he O'Donnell from St. Joesph's Ave?
The Fire Brigade and looking towards Main Street:
And I remember this fella, he lives (or lived) up by Marian Villas and didn't he used to sweep the streets too?