Stonehouse History Group

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- promoting  interest in the History of Stonehouse & the locality.

       Stonehouse Summer Carnival and Race Day Saturday May 26th 1945.

This is a magical snippet of cine film of Stonehouse people enjoying a summer show in 1945. It looks like it is taking place on Hoffmanns playing fields.

                            Do you recognise anyone?


Stonehouse Summer Carnival and Race Day

Stonehouse Summer Carnival and Race Day Saturday  May 26th 1945.

Here is a Newspaper cutting from 24th August 1945 showing the Carnival Queen and her attendants at the event.


The Carnival Queen was Mary Ann Conboy and the child Attending was Wendy Reynolds.


Mary came over from a small town called Ballymoe on the county Roscommon/Galway border in Ireland during the war to work at Hoffmans.