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And what sounds do you remember from your childhood? Was it traffic? Or trains, or what would it be?

I think only trams really, you see, when I was growing up there were very few cars, we didn’t have a car but then lots of our friends didn’t have a car either, you didn’t feel awful, now if there was no car in the family... and lots of families have two cars now but... I did have a school friend and her father had a car, but it was still a bit unusual… but the tram dashed past our house quite frequently but eh, it didn't make much noise, it was quite a nice noise, the tram going out to Howth was a lovely tram, it made a beautiful noise...


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Childhood, Street life

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"Leslie Greer remembers the sounds of her childhood." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #332 (accessed March 20 2018, 7:40 pm)