My Uncle John always took lots of photographs. Nothing was too inconsequential.
A frame from a programme on television, newspaper clippings, hens, dogs, cats, buildings, landscapes. Generous time was also given to his nieces, nephews, brothers, in-laws and friends.
Last week I wondered if there were any photographs of the old National School (st Josephs) in Killasser. It was demolished sometime in the early 1990’s with a new school being built near the parish church.
So yesterday, Tony showed me a picture that John must have taken around that time. The school was originally built in 1916 (Sean Cunney put me right on this) – and you can see where the original door was at the top of the steps (boot scraper in situe).
What I might have taken at the time to be inconsequential (“why did he take that?”) now provides a visual link with the past, something that would have been otherwise lost forever.