Sunday, 30 September 2018
WEST END IN DAYS GONE BY
I have received the most wonderful photo from Marina Carew Aita! It is an old picture of our neck of the woods, the West End, in all its glory. Marina is a school mate of the late Shirley Hipditch Ellizey. Marina and several other school friends of Shirley’s recently attended a get together hosted in Shirley’s memory by her family.
Marina said, “This photo was sent to me by Loretta Dawson O’Toole from the West End who obtained it from a friend of hers. Shirley’s family was delighted to receive it. Thanks again, Loretta.”
Marina went on to say that the photo shows the vicinity where Shirley grew up, Galgay’s Range, which is behind the white building opposite the trestle where Shirley regularly walked as a young girl.
Marina, this photo will bring tears to the eyes of so many St Patrick’s girls of a certain age. Galgay’s Range, that trestle, and the old Railway buildings, are embedded in fond memories of years gone by! Thank you so very much, Marina, for sharing this gem with us.