Janine McDonald AzzouzWow!!! This house was my grandparents home. My Grandfather, Des Moore built this home for his family. Des and Jean Moore raised their 4 daughters in this home. I’ll look now for the original photos from when it was built! Hard to believe the price
Bonnie MitchellI thought it was the Moore house also. Donna was a good friend of mine
Carol McDonaldOur family home , built by our parents Desmond and Jean Moore in 1948. It had 2 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and living room, dinning room with wood fireplace, kitchen , bedroom and enclosed front veranda and room with washer and dryer. It had a septic system until the town put the water down Mullet St. So dad connected to town water at that time. They raised 4 girls in that home Carolann , Donna , Karen, and Cheryl. We had 2 grandmothers and a great grandmother live with us for a few years and there was always room for friends and relatives, Mom always had the kettle on and a meal for everyone , who visited. Many good days and evenings were spent with lots of friends having fun in that home!
As we wrote previously, after my grandfather (Des Moore) passed away in 2008 my grandmother (Jean Moore) sold his steam engine to Brian Walsh. For the last 10 years, Mr. Walsh and his team has meticulously restored or re-fabricated every part of the steam engine. It has been renamed “Steam Spirit” and just past weekend (August 23-27, 2018) made its first public appearance at “
” in England. Mr. Walsh had it shipped via truck, rail and ship to England for the 50th anniversary of the steam engine event. While there, the fair made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for largest gathering of steam powered engines in one location.
For years my grandpa’s steam engine took Morphy Street neighborhood kids for rides and was a conversation piece for anyone who stopped to chat with him! Now it is fully restored and has a new life with Mr. Walsh and his team! More details of the restoration and photos can be found on his website steamspirit.ca Thank you for piecing together these stories! Hopefully this update finishes the story of the Morphy Street Steam Engine! Thanks, Janine Azzouz (Des Moore’s grand daughter)
15th July 2018 – Preparing and packaging Steam Spirit for her first sea voyage to the Great Dorset Steam Fair proved to be more of an emotional challenge than a practical one.
The smokestack, governor, canopy and supports had to be removed for height clearance into the container. The rear deck and main hubs were adjusted to fit the 92 ¼” width of the entry door. The new firebox has 4 purpose built tie downs for travel and to relieve stresses on the undercarriage the firebox was jacked up and rested on solid blocking. Ten heavy-duty tie down ratchet straps secured her to the container sides. Read the rest here
Great Dorset Steam Fair achieves World Record– Click here