This image is taken from George McMaster's Collection. You can clearly see that businesses are starting to relocate in readiness for the demolition of the north side of the street. My thanks go to William Strannigan for these comments: '(this) photo contains, in the centre, a cafe owned by Joe Bramanti , run by a Benedetti who's brother I think was Giovanni Benedetti , who's became a millionaire from industrial cleaning clothes, and industrial rags. His daughter is the famous renowned violinist Niccola Benedetti . I spent a lot of time in that cafe, it was across the road from my grandfathers other bakery shop , J.Short and Sons.'
I. like many Irvinites, had a deep love of the mutton pies which you could buy, piping hot, in Short's bakery.