MARY LEONARD LOWNDES, AGE 72, SWORDS
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Mary Leonard Lowndes had a busy childhood helping out in her family’s farm in Rush at a time when there was no running water, electricity or radio. Later she served her time for three years with Melia Foley, who was a dressmaker, before she set up her own dressmaking business in Swords. She was kept busy making coats, suits and carrying out alterations to wedding dresses and she vividly recalls the changing fashions of the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Mary’s husband Joseph had a vegetable round and spent much of his time loading up brussels sprouts, potatoes, cabbage and lettuce from the farmers in Rush.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Fingal (north Dublin), first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

40.89 MB

Number of files:

4

Product ID:

CDDNN01-07

Subject:

The life of a dressmaker

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe