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Corporaton Place, Dublin city (1963)

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Caption   Corporaton Place, Dublin city (1963)
Programme   Poor Old Flea (The)  
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Description   Children playing in the courtyard of flats in Corporation Place, off Corporation Street in Dublin's north inner city, in July 1963. These flats were known locally as Corporation Buildings or 'The Buildings' and were knocked down in 1972. A young girl is walking by in the foreground holding two small cardboard boxes in her hands. Part of the flats can be seen in the background; there are sheets hanging out to dry on the balconies. Corporation Street was originally named Mabbot Street and is now called James Joyce Street.

Several photos of these flats were taken for a feature in the RTV (RTÉ) Guide of 2 August 1963, which publicised the repeat broadcast by Radio Éireann of 'The Poor Old Flea' on 6 August 1963. This was a song-cycle for choir, piano and percussion composed by Gerard Victory and based on Dublin children's street songs. It was performed by the Radio Éireann Singers and first broadcast on 21 December 1961.  
Collection   RTÉ Guide  
Photographer   Bedell, Roy  
Date of photograph   01/Jul/1963 - 31/Jul/1963
(01/Jul/1963 - 31/Jul/1963)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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