Tuesday, 14 July 2015

My grandfather's beloved pigs.


"Old Gran" and family
Go that way







It is also a little ironic that my grandmother who took all these photos was a great granddaughter of Alexander MORGAN from near Keady, Northern Ireland.  There is still a P.J. MORGAN who has a family butcher shop in Bridge Street, Keady and is quite likely related.



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13 comments:

  1. That's some big pig, and I love his Scotch Bonnet.

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    1. And the guy hiding behind the tractor in photo one.

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    2. I love it too John, can't say I remember it though.

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    3. and the guy hiding behind the tractor is my dad, probably trying to keep out of the photo lol

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  2. Great photos... Lovely to see your Dad behind the tractor..I don't mind pigs,but boy, are they big...

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    1. They are very big Chris and a bit scary when you're a kid. We weren't allowed to go near the big ones. I remember one boar (his name was Fred) even had tusks! We used to make pets of the orphans. Pigs are incredibly intelligent.

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    2. What a great Sepia Saturday theme for you - I cannot imagine that many of us have such wonderful photographs of pigs in our family history archives. They are so huge too.

      Family History Fun

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  3. All the pictures are great. But my favorite has to be the mama with all those cute little piglets. Fun!

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  4. Nice to have the photos to prompt your memories.

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  5. I am always surprised at how big pigs get.

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  6. That is an extraordinary match to our theme - not the pigs and the Morgan butchery connections. Wonderful old photographs - you have really brought home the bacon with this post.

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  7. Great pig photos! The connection to the Morgans in Ireland is also neat to hear about.

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