Vital Supplies of Cheap Coal in Dublin City, the post war years

Vital Supplies of Cheap Coal in Dublin City, The Post War Years

The availability of supplies of cheap coal in Dublin was very often a life line for post war Dublin residents

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin. Coal Delivery Dublin of quality cheap coal in Dublin

Traditional old coal merchants, Dublin Bellman

 For centuries Irish people have relied on supplies of cheap coal in Dublin as their primary source of heating. Indeed, the people have often depended on supplies of cheap coal in Dublin for cooking and lighting in their homes too. Coal Merchants in Dublin have always been a valuable member of the Dublin business community, often more so than other suppliers of goods and services. During the harshest winters of bygone days, a reliable and trustworthy Coal Merchant Dublin with supplies of good quality cheap coal in Dublin could be the difference between life and death to families in the freezing  post war Dublin. Families at that time, while large in number, lived in small poorly insulated draughty homes and relied on the local coal merchant Dublin to deliver a reasonably good quality cheap coal in Dublin directly to their home. Good quality cheap coal in Dublin was of course a concern for families primarily for heat at the time, but even then, the social aspect of an open fire was evident, where the entire family spent long, cold and damp evenings huddled together around a warm cosy fire. Stories and tales of legend were passed from generation to generation around the coal fires of Dublin family homes.  Traditional Irish Music played around the coal fire of an evening was often the only highlight of the weekend.

Coal Delivery Dublin, “The Bellman”

Coal Merchants Dublin were traditionally known as “bell men” because of the bell attached to the harness of their horse and cart. As they delivered cheap coal in Dublin , the bell would jingle to the stride of the horse hauling the cart load of coal across the cobbled streets of the city. The sound of the bell alerted the residents to the arrival of the Dublin Coal Merchants on the streets outside there homes. The residents would then come out from their homes to buy their coal from the Dublin Coal Merchant, often only a couple of days supply each time. To buy even a full bag of Coal at that time would have been an unaffordable extravagance for most Dublin residents. The Dublin Coal Merchant would have weighted out the coal on his coal scales on the back of his cart. Mostly selling cheap coal in Dublin at no more than a stone (6.5 Kgs) of coal or less each time, urually tipped into used cardboard boxes, shopping bags, small home made wooden carts, or even baby’s prams, the Coal Merchants in Dublin would be a daily sight in the tenements and developing housing estates of the day. Traditional Coal Merchants Dublin, such as Crumlin Fuel Depot, evolved from family traditions of being the local bellman of the day, often passed on from grandfather to father to son just like many other small family business’.

Good quality Cheap Coal in Dublin City.

Robert Hudson of Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin said today, “Quality supplies of cheap coal in Dublin city at the time was so important for so many families, for so many reasons. Coal delivery Dublin, while a daily sight on the city streets, really played a vital role at the time, as it has for millenia.”

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Editors note;

Robert Hudson is a 3rd generation coal merchant, Dublin. He has been at the helm of Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin for over 30 years now.

For more information visit www.coalmerchantsdublin.com

or call Robert Hudson on 353 1 459 3861

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