The Dutch House

Rhoda
The Dutch Houses were real old timber buildings. They were lovely.

Doris
They had two windows with a mixed display. It was a bit posh and expensive. They sold clothes and china. G.A Dunn and Co was opposite it.


Mabel
It was a very upmarket department store. The Dutch House was out of my pocket.

Terry
It was the Irish Linen and Hosiery Association.

Esme
It was pulled down by the Americans.

Terry
It was believed the Dutch House could have been saved.

Peter
They tried to pull it down manually with ropes. It started to creak but nothing happened then an American lorry came along and they used that – but they still had a job to do it.

Mabel
It wasn’t pulled down straight away. We were standing opposite it during one of the Victory parades at the end of the war. I have a photo of the parade and you can see some people standing on one of the balconies.

See The Dutch House on the walking trail