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My grandfather, John Solan was in the FLPB of Dublin. I have their record with the band photo on the cover, but my father and his brothers have passed away. I was hoping someone may be able to identify my grandfather in the picture of the band. John and my family relocated to Syracuse, NY in the 60s.
Jeff Solan

JFSolan

Saturday 28th November 2020, 12:49AM

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  • Hello JF, I am the volunteer in Drogheda about 20 miles north of Swords and am not sure if there is a Swords volunteer, I am taking the chance to answer as I was born and reared in Swords until the mid 1960s when I left as a teenager and saw the band play. I do not recognise the name however but think if you put the photo up on Facebook page for Swords Down Memory Lane there should be someone to identify the various people, it is a private page you apply to join, now while a lot of stuff is back to the 1960s and further there is mainly from the 1980s on but I see a good few people I went to school with on it so you should get some information, a lot of these type of pages are very good at that as people like the challange and debate the people etc

    You could also try the library as the Swords branch is the local histroy section, https://www.fingal.ie/fingallibraries , they may access the local paper for the time whihc was the Drogheda Independent now the Fingal Independent, fairly sure it would be in the paper for the record launch etc

    Good Luck

    Pat

    St Peters Louth

    Saturday 28th November 2020, 10:44PM