A truck transporting a large fuel tank gets stuck on Bridge Street in Callan, County Kilkenny.

A lorry bringing the large tank from Dublin to Dungarvan in County Waterford gets stuck at Bridge Street in Callan, County Kilkenny. The stricken vehicle attracts attention from passersby, eager to investigate the matter.

Bridge Street in Callan, County Kilkenny.

The petrol tank is wedged fast in shop fronts on both sides of the street, thereby blocking the main route to Kilkenny, Clonmel, Dungarvan and Cork. Pedestrians however can still manage to squeeze past on either side of the obstruction.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 May 1966. The footage shown here is mute.

Bridge Street in Callan, County Kilkenny
Bridge Street in Callan, County Kilkenny in 1966.