our journey, down Strand Street towards Victoria Street, on the
right we come across Drumgold Street. My memories of this street
are the chip shop at the top, Okell's Brewery on the left and
the Dogs Home public house on the right.
next road on the right is Wellington Street. The shop at the top
of this street was a sweets and tobacconist run by Billy Corrin,
famous for home made ginger beer. He had one arm and was often
seen trading on the promenade with his three wheeled ice cream
bike. On the left was the roller skating rink and Louis Tousaud's
up Victoria Street from Duke Street, the building at the top is
the new Midland Bank head office....
looking down towards the Promenade we see that the Villiers has
disappeared and been replaced by a stone copy of the bridge of
the new Ben-my-Chree. It is a pity that the planners didn't apply
the same building code as Strand Street.