On 3rd Feb 2011, The Lord Mayor Gerry Breen presented Dublin City Archivist, Dr. Mary Clark with a key that belonged to Thomas Dudley (affectionately known as 'Bang Bang'). Thomas Dudley was a big fan of cowboy films and in the 1950s and 60s he travelled all over Dublin staging mock shoot outs with people using a large church key as his 'gun'.
“Bang Bang was a great and entertaining character from Dublin. Many people remember his energy and his love of fun and humour. This year marks the 30th anniversary since his death and I think that it is very fitting that his key will now remain in safe keeping in the city he gave so much joy to,” said the Lord Mayor.
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