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Urban District Council of Warrenpoint

First meeting 23rd January 1899

Elected under the local government (Ireland) act 1898: Members elected with votes in brackets

John Greene JP (177)
R A Jones (184)
Peter Crawford (173)
James Wilson (167)
James McMurray (150)
R H Doherty (195)
John Grandy (167)
Thomas Hollywood (166)
Edward Pedlow (151)
Robert McLouglin (172)
John Thompson (143)
Patrick Cunningham (206)
? Lewis (93)

John J Greene was unanimously elected chairman.

30th January 1899
Rate of 6d in the pound and water rate of 1/- struck (for 9 months only)

This marks the end of reference document LA71/2B/1

Start of reference document LA71/2CA/1

21st August 1899
Estimate of expenditure for 12 months:
Poor rates & county £976-17-11d
Roads and maintenance £321-0-0d
Additional fees and salaries etc £122-1-1d
Waterworks, interest on loans (6 months £430-0-0d) Total £1850-0-0d
To meet this rate of 4/8d in pound suggested even though it would leave a deficit of £102. Rate made up of 2/10 co & Union, 1/- road maintenance, 6d water, town 4d

28th August 1899
Michael Higgins appointed as rate collector. Salary 2 and a half percent of his collection and £25 per annum for all other duties.

11th September 1899
Clerk H keown retiring after 13 years

25th September 1899
Two surface men Christopher Trainor and Edward McVeigh appointed to maintain roads 12/- a week each.

10th October 1899
The town surveyor received an offer from a man called Havern for tons of broken stones at 4/9d a ton delivered - it is noted that a Hugh Haveran got a contract for road maintenance late 1899.

27 December 1899
Clerk’s salary up by £25 to £65 – board later raised it a further £5 in January 1900


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23rd January 1900
Mr Green unanimously elected chairman

9th April 1900
Rate estimate Poor Rate 1/- county 1/10 water 1/- town 8d = 4/6 confirmed on the 23rd.

23rd April 1900

James Haveran got contract for watering cart at 5/- a day

24th Sept 1900

“That the UDC should inspect vessels coming from Glasgow in consequence of the plaugue there”


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22 April 1901
New rate struck of 4/- in the pound

31st May 1901
Carl Millar got water cart at 5/- per day of 8 hours. Miss McGuffin still gets bathing boxes

Concrete footpaths were laid between 1900- 1902

24th June 1901
62 hackney car licenses granted

29th July 1901
UDC finally agree with the county council to pay half the cost of maintenance of the county road (post road)


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23rd January 1902
Greene elected chairman again

10 February 1902
Mr Cox of Liverpool applied for and got permission to erect a small stage for a troupe of musicians on the promenade during the summer.

24th February 1902
Mr Turnbull gets the square for “his machines” (about the 3rd year)

10th March 1902
Application from a company in Liverpool called “Merry Mascots” to use the promenade granted. They also asked for the town hall on 3 nights per week.

14th April 1902
Estimated rates – town 6d, poor 1/-, county 1/-, roads 6d, water 1/-

12th May 1902
Miss McGuffin gets bathing boxes at £4 per year
Carl Millar got water cart again

28th July 1902
Mr Savage referred to the want of a town park for Warrenpoint and set up a committee to look into it.

22 September 1902
Mr Savage proposed a establishing a free library in Warrenpoint. A committee was set up.

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23rd January 1903
Mr Greene elected chairman again

26th January 1903
Turnbull gets square again for his hobby horses

9th February 1903
Mr Harris of Liverpool to get promenade as last year. Mr Hewson and Mr Cox also of Liverpool got same.

23rd March 1903
Rate struck 5/-
Mr Connor referred to the pressing need of proper bathing accommodation at Warrenpoint. Committee set up.

April 27th 1903
Mr Cox of Liverpool wrote to the council for permission to erect a marquee on the promenade (agreed) the price of the town hall to be 15/- per night if 10 bookings took place, and 20/- if a less number. Also, that no further erections of any kind of marquee to be allowed or permitted on the promenade.

10 June 1903
Water cart to Millar at 6/- per day
Miss McGuffin gets bathing boxes for £2

28 September 1903
Mr Savage referred to the proposed free library and suggested that another letter might be sent to the Carnegie. It was agreed.


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11 January 1904
Greene decides to resign from council (after 11 years as chairman)

23rd January 1904
Mr James Savage unanimously elected as chairman (John Connor would not go forward)

11th February 1904
Turnbull refused permission to use the square for his hobby horses
Nigger Troupe and Orchestra to get promenade (please note that this is a direct quote from the minutes and is not intended in any way to be racist or offensive – it is simply the name of the performers)
Rate struck at 4/3d


23rd February 1904
Bathing committee gets approval for their plans up to £100

25th April 1904
A large deputation led by Francis Keenan in favour of amusements in the square came before the council. The chairman informed the deputation that their views would receive careful consideration and due attention.
Water cart to Millar at 5/6d

9th May 1904
Mr Turnbull appealed against refusal to use square but lost the resolution by 8 to 3
Mr Grey of Belfast got permission to place a spring board on the promenade. Also that “permission to be given for the erection of a pavilion for the use of the band”

23rd March 1904
Francis Keenan allowed town hall free for a public meeting of ratepayers
Miss McGuffin gets bathing boxes at £2

27th June 1904
“That as Toft & Turnbull brought their machines to the square without permission, that they will take proceedings against them to have them removed. Also Turnbulls application for water for the machines from the 27th June was refused.

29th June 1904
David Turnbull asked for permission to light up the large lamp in the square from his electric plant – refused.

8th July 1904 (special meeting re above)
Instruction given to solicitor “to take such proceedings as necessary to compel Messrs Toft and Turnbull to remove their machines from the square”

25th July 1904
Kelly gets market house and weighbridge for £6 He also gets 5% of the tolls

21st November 1904
Mr J Edgar Connor proposed “that we appoint an expert engineer in conjunction with Mr Clarke to give us a report including instructions and guidance and probable cost of a suitable site for bathing accommodation in Warrenpoint” Mr Edward Pedlow seconded the resolution which was passed unanimously.


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23rd January 1905
Savage re-elected chairman

6th February 1905
Mr Price of Liverpool applied for sole rights of the promenade for the summer. His application was granted but not sole rights.

20th February 1905
Liverpool boys brigade visit application granted as in previous years
Street committee given full powers to have houses numbered

6th March 1905
Town hall for use of boys brigade Armagh granted

16th March 1905
That the Warrenpoint urban district council provide suitable and convenient land and buildings on that portion of the foreshore on Carlingford Lough opposite the junction of Best's row on Queen Street with the shore road according to the plans prepared by Mr W Kaye Parry to be used for public baths and public open bathing places.

3rd April 1905
On the motion of Mr McComish, seconded by Mr McGuffin the clerk was instructed to make application to the local government board for sanction to a loan of £4000 for the proposed bathing station.

17th April 1905
Car Licenses to remain at 62

1st May 1905
Rates 4/- in the pound

15th May 1905
Application for the erection of a pavilion on the promenade for amusement was granted

5th June 1905
Mr Plews, manager of the Great Northern Railway wrote offering better facilities in weekly return tickets 1st and 2nd class from Armagh, Banbridge, Dundalk, Lurgan and Portadown during the summer months.

3rd July 1905
A man called Tuling given permission to entertain on promenade. A bandstand for the promenade was proposed.

17th July 1905
Application for promenade from Mr Hourican

31st July 1905
Complaints made about the entertainment on promenade


14th August 1905
Scale of charges agreed for bathing:
Hot bath first class 1/-
Cold bath first class 6d
Hot bath for working classes 2d
Cold bath for working classes one penny
Public open bathing places or swimming baths 3d
Instructions to Kaye Parry & Ross to proceed with building swimming baths for £4500

Professor De Wane permission to erect a pitch on the square for Pierrot’s at 5/- for 9 weeks.

21st August 1905
Attempt to get a flax market for Warrenpoint had been going on. “That a resolution from this council be sent to the secretary of the Irish Agricultural Organisation urging the department to select Warrenpoint as a suitable place for holding a flax market.


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That makes interesting reading Brian, I really enjoyed reading that.... There is some useful information in that.
Thanks for posting.


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23rd January 1906
Savage elected chairman unanimously

5th March 1906
Liverpool boys brigade given town hall for summer

18th May 1906
Rate of 4/6d struck
19 tenders received for building baths – 6 lowest sent to engineer

23rd May 1906
Engineer favoured Messrs H&J Martin Accepted at £4750
Martin & Connor Drogheda brought before board
Miss McGuffin gets bathing boxes (£2)

6th June 1906
Local government board gives loan of £5,500 to be repaid over 20 years

21st June 1906
Application from Mr Sharples for hobby horses on square granted at 30/- per week in advance

21st July 1906
“that the lord lieutenant be asked to lay the foundation stone of the new baths”

24th July 1906
lord lieutenant not available so Mr Savage proposed to lay foundation stone

25th July 1906
“That Mrs Captain Hall of Narrow Water be asked to lay the foundation stone at 3:30 on Monday the 6th August next and that Captain Hall be asked to accompany her” Unanimously voted for.

10th August 1906
Mr Arthur G Willbond appointed clerk of works for the baths at £3 a week and postage

17th September 1906
The clerk was to write to Captain Hall asking if he would receive a deputation on the question of providing a public park for Warrenpoint (meeting took place on the 29th of November)

3rd December 1906
“That the urban council take on lease from captain Hall at the yearly rent of £12 the land bounded on the North by Great Georges Street, on the East by Best Row, on the West by Prince’s Street and on the South by the promenade for the purpose of a recreation ground or public park”

17th December 1906
First instalment to building of baths paid - £490
Ormeau Swimming society apply to give an exhibition of swimming at opening.


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23rd January 1907
Mr James Savage re-elected chairman

4th February 1907
Plans of park to be drawn up by the town surveyor assisted by Mr Thomas Smith of Daisy Hill. Plans shown on the 11th – cost £434 10/- It was agreed to seek a loan of £1000 from LGB, reduced to £800 on the 21st July

7th March 1907
Mr Savage agreed to pay for the park gate and railings at £89 14/- Gates designed by Musgrave’s Ltd. Other railings and plain gates to cost £157 – went to Bayliss Jones & Bayliss
Thomas smith to lay out the grounds for £202 10/- 6d
An agreement was made to install a bandstand as well.

18th March 1907
Liverpool boy’s brigade application for town hall 27th July – 2rd August granted
Lease of park signed

2nd April 1907
Board of Works loan of £800 granted
Bandstand and windshield by W MacFarlane & Co – diameter 24ft cost £222
Water cart to Millar again

15th April
Complaints made about delay in baths work

6th May 1907
Pump in Church Street ordered to be removed

20th May 1907
Rate of 5/3d confirmed

24th May 1907
Contract for base of bandstand to Patrick Carville at £27 10/- 0d

10th June 1907
David Gamble appointed caretaker of new park at £1 per week (starts on the 24th)
Shield ordered for bandstand – with coat of arms £7 7/- with date only £5
William Sharples to get square again at £2 per week

17th June 1907
Shield with coat of arms ordered.

15th July 1907
Percy French wanted to book town hall for Wednesday 28th of August but the amusement committee had already booked it.

16th July 1907
Letter from Percy French booking town hall Thursday 29th for his entertainment
Birkenhead boys brigade to get town hall free for one week

16th September 1907
Mr Savage taken suddenly ill

7th October 1907
Letter of resignation received from Mr Savage, was asked to reconsider but on the 21st of October his second letter of resignation was accepted. (Mr Savage passed away in early January 1908)

4th November 1907
James Wilson appointed chairman until 23rd January 1908


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Excellent, a superb history of the formative years of Warrenpoint ......................................


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They are very good, and I do have quite a lot more (up to the early 60's I think) some of the minutes coming up are very much of the time and may be uncomfortable reading but as they are recorded minutes and part of history I will of course be reproducing them here. It takes me a while to transcribe them over but I don't mind


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Brian - I like to read these minutes.
It gives you a sense of what went on
long before we were born.


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Brian wrote:
They are very good, and I do have quite a lot more (up to the early 60's I think) some of the minutes coming up are very much of the time and may be uncomfortable reading but as they are recorded minutes and part of history I will of course be reproducing them here. It takes me a while to transcribe them over but I don't mind

Good work Brian, let`s have it warts and all ................................................


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21st January 1908
Trouble with outer walls on new baths – cracks appeared – 2 buttresses inserted
The council made arrangements to attend the funeral of the late James Savage the following day.

23rd January 1908
James Wilson JP unanimously elected chairman

17th February 1908
A letter was read from the directors of the gas company offering to dispose of the works to the urban council at the par price of the shares. (It had been in financial difficulties and could not continue the main supply out to Moygannon Bridge)
It was decided that on the 24th to ask Mr Gillespie of Glasgow to make a thorough examination of the works, and an estimate of the expenditure necessary to put the works in proper order and condition. He charged £10 for doing this

2nd March 1908
Liverpool boys brigade get town hall from the 25th July to 1st August
An engineer from a Belfast electricity firm to come and answer questions free of charge

16th March 1908
Mr Pegg of the electrical firm of Miller, Wilson & Pegg attended the council and gave a very full explanation of the probable cost of the introduction of electric light in Warrenpoint

23rd March 1908
Messrs A Gillespie and son report. Discussion on gas company’s offer of £2,250 – it was agreed to offer them £2000

6th April 1908
Rate of 5/3d struck
Agreement made with gas company directors for £2125

23rd April 1908
Water cart to Carvill for 6 months at 4/8d per day for a 5 day week – present one was only operating one day a week.

11th May 1908
Miss McGuffin gets bathing boxes at £2

11th May 1908
Motion of Mr Connor seconded by Mr Ingram and passed unanimously “That their excellences the right honourable royal Lord Aberdeen and lady Aberdeen be respectfully invited to honour Warrenpoint with a visit for the purpose of opening the new municipal swimming baths early in the month of June next”

20th May 1908
Agreement was made on the opening hours of the new baths: Monday to Saturday 7am to 9pm Sunday 8am to 11am Mr Sherman appointed superintendant at £40 per annum.




22nd May 1908
Lord Lieutenant cannot attend so Captain Hall asked to open baths. The event was then to be organised by the Bathing and Amusement committee. (John Connors JP, James Wilson, Joseph Carroll, Edward Pedlow, John Corky, Dr Mayne & John C Ingram)

Baths was handed over to the council on Thursday the 28th of May, opening date set for Whit Monday at 12.20 pm

1st June 1908
Mrs Phoenix appointed lady attendant at the baths at 12/- per week Miss Rose McAnulty as money taker at 10/- per week.
Birkenhead boys brigade granted town hall for one week after Liverpool boys leave.

15th June 1908
Seeking loan for gas works of £4000 over 50 years
To dispose of the bandstand on the promenade at any amount over and above £20

25th June 1908
Agreed to open baths from 2.30 to 5.30 on Sundays. Increase of 2/- a week for Mrs Phoenix & Miss McAnulty from 1st July
Arthur Pearson appointed assistant to Mr Sherman at 15/- a week from June 9th rising to 17/- a week from 1st July

20th July 1908
Mr Sherman to get an extra 5/- for Sundays

22nd September 1908
A public enquiry held into buying of gas works. This is compulsory before local government board would sanction a loan.

12th October 1908
Resolution “That the council take the necessary steps by giving public notice, to obtain a provisional order in the next session of parliament to the object of purchasing the gas works undertaking. (this was rescinded on the 28th)

18th November 1908
Improvements to baths suggested. Lighting the deck and kiosks with gas.


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They certainly were careful with the rate payers money, a few wheelers and dealers there ...............................


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The pay for the attendant and cashier for
the Baths seems high for the 1900's.
I see they agreed to open the Baths on
Sundays, a month after the official
opening.
I wonder why they waited that long.
Sundays would probably have been one of
their busiest days.


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Not really, 10s from 1900 would be worth about £40.10 today using the retail price index. I imagine Sunday opening was down to public pressure - as you say, it would be a busy day for them.


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Great stuff there, Brian! Keep 'em coming.
And Percy French appearing there too. Now that would have been a good show.


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yep, there was always a rumour that he played (and stayed) here and there we have proof of at least that :D There could be some newspaper coverage of that day so I will add it to my list of things to look up next time we are in Newry Library.


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I wonder what Mr. Turnbull did to get up their noses?!!
Great records Brian.


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I was wondering the very same thing, Eugene.
The St. Joseph's Nursing Home site also mentions Percy coming to town.
http://www.mercycarehomes.com/GenJO.html

"From the 1890s until the outbreak of the First World War it was a very popular resort. Often guests were entertained by the World renowned Percy French. However the first World War saw a decline in the Hotels popularity, so in 1922 it was sold to the Sisters Of Mercy for the princely sum of £11,332. In 1923 it became Our Lady Of Lourde Boarding School, which became so popular that young girls came from all over Great Britain and Ireland to attend. In 1929 there were over one hundred borders .
Bishop Mulhern who was unhappy about the school since its inception had all the boarders transferred back to Newry in 1930."

I wonder why the good bishop was unhappy.


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23rd January 1909
Joseph Carroll unanimously elected chairman

22nd February 1909
Sanction from LGB of £1450 for new work to baths, council unable to sanction loan for gas while they have intention of improving water supply at estimated cost of £8,170.
Contracts of £680 11/7d and £227 10/- to Messrs John Dowling & Son of Belfast for work to baths including new slipper baths (approved march 9th)

9th March 1909
Approval of loan for £336 by LGB for improvements to park

22nd March 1909
Liverpool boys brigade town hall (free)

5th April 1909
Application from Terrance McAnulty, John Kelly and James Carvill asking council not to license the motor car during season.

19th April 1909
Rates £5/3
Mr Butler seems to have owned the hackney cars, and offered council £1 per year license
Town clerk gets £30 increase to £100 per year (from April 1st)

10th May 1909
Baths superintendent (Mr Sherman) salary now £52 per year

14th May 1909
Carroll and Johnson met the lord lieutenant and he agreed to re-open the baths on whit Monday 31st of May

17th May 1909
Baths employees for the season:
Superintendant – Mr Sherman
Assistant superintendant – Michael Boyle
Manager – Margaret Flannigan
Assistant manager & wash woman – Ellen Berry (possibly Barry?)
Engine man – William Gallagher
Pay Office – Rose McAnulty

16th August 1909
Plans for new post office approved

6th December 1909
Tenders sought for purchasing ladies bathing boxes.


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3rd January 1910
Plans for new rink sanctioned

24th January 1910
Joseph Carroll re-elected chairman. James Wilson Vice chairman

14th March 1910
“That one plot lying next to the Great Northern Hotel be taken in hands this season, and the necessary work carried out by a committee as soon as possible for the purpose of a tennis court in the park”

16th May 1910
License for boatmen from the 1st of June at 5/- per year per boat and 1/- per man. There were 29 applications from Warrenpoint (later reduced to 26) and 22 from Omeath.

27th June 1910
Joseph Havern appointed as boy Assistant at the baths at 5/- per week.

8th July 1910
Charges for Tennis –
6d per hour
3/- per week
5/6d per fortnight
8/- per month
£1.1/- per season

7th November 1910
Agreed to allow E.J.Burrows of Cheltenham to print an official guide book free of charge.

9th January 1911
Mr Edward Pedlow elected chairman

17th April 1911
Rate struck at 6/-
J & R Thompson ltd of Belfast to get contract for new water supply at £8990 (chairman and clerk managed to get an £8 reduction)

24th April 1911
Plans submitted for new foresters hall agreed

19th June 1911
Animated picture company of Dublin wrote asking to use town hall for a show. They were charged £1 per night

17th July 1911
Sharples granted square for hobby horses after residents said they had no objections.

Dr Taylor made and named the new street “Slieve Foy Place” at his own expense and handed it over to the council in early 1911


23rd January 1912
Pedlow and Wilson re-elected as chair and vice chair.

6th May 1912
New rate of 5/9d

18 November 1912
Waterworks completed.

END OF DOCUMENT LA71/2CA/1


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Document LA71/2CA/2

23rd January 1913
Patrick O’Neill (JP) of the Victoria hotel unanimously elected chairman

25th March 1913
Agreement to build houses for the working classes – 2 sites suggested, on the Bridle road at rear of the old session house, or at the junction of Newry road and (lower) Dromore road (Warrenpoint side)

5th May 1913
Rate set to 5/3d in the pound

12th May 1913
Lord lieutenant & Countess Aberdeen visit Warrenpoint to turn on the water supply to the municipal gardens.

28th July 1913
Wm Havern got licence for boat at 2/6d per year


23rd January 1914
Patrick O’Neill re-elected chairman
Mr Sherman hands in his resignation as baths superintendent (left at end of month) he was replaced by Mr Edward Brady.

6th April 1914
A row took place over an article in the Daily Mail that appeared on the 24th of March about Warrenpoint. The article referred to interference by a priest, and relations between the different religions. A resolution condemning the Daily Mail was sent to all papers.

20th April 1914
Rate struck at 6/3d in the pound

4th May 1914
Sharples refused the square

11th May 1914
It was agreed to take 3000 copies of the “official guide” at £50-8-0d

4th June 1914
Hackney licenses granted from 31st of May to 1915 to the following:
Bernard Mallon
Bernard Fegan
Francis Carvill
James Carvill
James Morgan
Con Rooney
Patrick McGivern
John Thomas Caulfield
Edward Caulfield
W.S. Tate
W Croxton (Craxton?)
Henry Sloan
John Nugent
Margaret Connolly
Felix McClorey
W.P. Hourican
John J Hourican
Francis A Hourican
Thomas Burns
John Bradley
James Carvill
Patrick Carvill
Patrick Cole
Patrick McAnulty
Robert Nugent
Patrick Morgan
Patrick Carvill
Stephen Magill
Joseph Robinson
Robert Coffey
John Turley
Hugh McAnulty
Bernard Kelly
Bernard Ward
Peter Grant
P Ward
John Magill
Hugh Magill
Edward Magill Jr
Edward Magill Sr
W Magill
Henry Shields
Edward Small
John McCoy
Stephen Treanor
James McGeourn
Robert Lavery
John Carvill
Michael Woods

Extra licenses were refused to: Bernard Fegan, John Bennett, John Thomas Caulfield, Edward Caulfield, Edward O’Hare, David Warnock, George Bradley, Hugh McAnulty and John Morgan

18th September 1914
That part 3 of housing of the working class act 1890 be adopted in the urban district of Warrenpoint by the UDC of Warrenpoint.

During August and September 1914 plans were afoot to relieve the distress because of war. The tourist industry was badly hit, Plans were introduced to revamp the square, build working class homes, widen the road to Rostrevor, improve streets and knitting socks ect for the war effort.

19th October 1914
Talk of helping Belgian refugees (some came to the town)

2nd November 1914
Town Clerk gave 3 months notice.


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More interesting stuff to browse through Brian, great work ...................................


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23rd January 1915
P O’Neill re-elected chairman
New members introduced: Felix O’Hare, Edward Byrne and M Hourican

9th April 1915
No rates refund to refugees.

3rd may 1915
Selling wrack (seaweed) at 3d a load to locals (Ringmackliroy, Dromore, Donaghaguy etc) 1/- a load to all others.

Rates made up of:
Poor rate 2/-
Town 2/6d
Sanitary 1/11d
Tech Instruction 1d
Irish education 1d
Advertising 1d

17th May 1915
50 bags of Canadian flour allotted to Warrenpoint for distribution to the poor. Given by the LGB. Another 50 were sent on August 2nd

7th July 1915
Recruiting meeting held when Lord Wimbourne/Wimborne visited Warrenpoint.


24th January 1916
P O’Neill re-elected chairman
New market day arranged. First to be held on Friday 18th February 1916
Rate 6/11d

1st May 1916
Resolution passed unanimously:” That the council viewed with horror and detestation the recent insurrectionary outbreak in Dublin, and express satisfaction the revolt has been so promptly quelled. The council in this time of national peril believe it to be the duty of everyone to render what assistance they can in supporting the authorities to maintain law and order in the realm, and protect the country from the danger that at present assails it.”
Copy instructed to be sent to the lord lieutenant.

20th November 1916
Circus field not taken by council for allotments.


23rd January 1917
O’Neill re-elected chairman

5th February 1917
Mrs Stevenson given town hall to use as a soup kitchen.

16th April 1917
William Gallagher appointed baths superintendent

15th April 1917
Rate struck at 6/10

3rd September 1917
A monthly cinematograph license was granted to a Mr Desmond Fitzgerald at a monthly fee of 5/-

5th October 1917
W. James given town hall for cinema show

14th November 1917
Allotment field taken again from Mr Johnston for £27-6-3 for the year

26th November 1917
Permission given to proposed shipyard (Messrs J & R Thomson) to get water supply.


23rd January 1918
O’Neill re-elected chairman

15th April 1918
That the members of Warrenpoint UDC protest most emphatically against any attempt by the government to enforce military service on Ireland as such an action is unconstitutional, unwarranted and unnecessary. Carried by a majority.

24th April 1918
Rate struck at 7/9


23rd January 1919
O’Neill re-elected chairman

28th April 1919
Rate struck at 9/-

6th August 1919
Resolution passed against Mr Hall for selling the docks to a Mr Kelly (a private individual) Mr Kelly offered to sell to the council at the price he paid to Mr Hall plus out of pocket expenses.


5th January 1920
Council houses to cost £800 and £890 – land cost was £250 per acre (239 building sites)

30th January 1920
Mr G Shanahan elected chairman by 6 votes to 5

7th April 1920
Free gas supply to barracks ended

30th April 1920
Rate struck at 10/- in the pound

5th July 1920
That the council request the down county council to have the speed of motor cars fixed at a maximum of 10 (ten) miles per hour within the urban district of Warrenpoint.

6th September 1920
Resolution calling on all influential Protestants to help restore a spirit of Christian charity about the riots in Belfast. Also, see what could be done to help Belfast refugees who had come here.

1st November 1920
That this council expresses its deep sorrow at the heroic death of Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork after weeks of hunger striking in prison, and that the meeting stand adjourned as a mark of respect to his memory. Further that copies of this resolution be sent to Mrs MacSwiney and alderman O’Callaghan, acting lord mayor of Cork.


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24th January 1921
Mr MG Shanaghan Unanimously re-elected chairman

7th February 1921
Expression of regret at the murder of Constable Cummings and wounding of two others

18th April 1921
Rate of 12/4d in the pound

3rd October 1921
James Kelly hands in the key of Market House. Council to look into it’s future. Town inspector to look after weighbridge in meantime. Mr B Kelly of Duke Street was the only tender (£7) accepted on 17th October

6th December 1921
Minister of home affairs sent a circular re transfer of powers to them.

A resolution was passed which in effect denied the right of the minister of home affairs (NI) any authority re the council.

“That this council representing the ratepayers of Warrenpoint, the great majority of whom decline to acknowledge the authority of the Northern Parliament, consider that at the present stage of the Irish peace negotiations, any alteration in our present procedure would be highly detrimental to the best interests of our common country. (passed 6 to 5 with one abstention)
For: M.G. Shanaghan, T.H. Caulfield, J Connolly, J. McGivern, F.G. O’Hare, P. O’Neill
Against: H. Allision, J. Hickey, R.A. Jones, W.H. Mayne, E. Pedlow
Abstained: P. McGivern




20th January 1922
Mr MG Shanaghan Unanimously re-elected chairman

20th April 1922
Major James Rosborough was appointed commissioner for the Urban District and the council was dissolved.


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25th November 1922
Sealed order from the Minister of home affairs stated:

[A] The Urban District was divided into two wards. The east ward returning five members and the west ward returning seven members
[B] Major James Rosborough would cease to exercise and perform the powers and duties of the Warrenpoint UDC on the 16th of January 1923
[C] The elections would be held on the triennial system
[D] The election of the UDC Councillors would take place on the 15th day of January 1923

6th January 1923
Letter from the Ministry stating that new officers had to make a declaration of allegiance.

23rd January 1923
New Councillors:

It is noted that the religion of each councillor is now recorded (P=Protestant C=Catholic)

Mrs E.S. Perfect (P) (Possibly our first ever female councillor?)

Messrs:
T. Brown (P)
E. Caulfield (C)
T.H. Caulfield (C)
M.J. Durkin (C)
M.J. Lee (P)
T. McGivern (C)
E. Pedlow (P)
D.D Persee ? (P)
M. Savage (C)
J. Williams (C)

T.H. Caulfield elected as Chairman 6 votes to 5 and J. Williams as vice chair
John McGivern elected to council but did not accept – F.J. Clement took his place.


“It is hereby resolved that this newly elected council places on record at its first meeting the fact that the great majority of the inhabitants of the town of Warrenpoint are strongly opposed to the partition of Ireland and they desire to be relieved at the earliest possible date from the authority of the Belfast Partition parliament which is enforced against their wishes, and that the councillors representing the said majority have signed the declaration prescribed by the said Belfast Partition Parliament under the coercion of its act and entirely without prejudice to the rights of the inhabitants of Warrenpoint to be excluded from the boundary which would sever the town from the rest of Ireland and this council demands that the boundary commission provide by clause XII of the treaty made between Ireland and Great Britain on the 6th December 1921 be set up forthwith in order that the unanswerable case of the town of Warrenpoint and of the districts known as South Armagh, South Down and East Down may be presented and the inhabitants relieved from the forced authority of a parliament to which they most strongly object”

This resolution was again passed 6 to 5

27th April 1923
Rate struck at 11/10

4th June 1923
V. Havern was one of the people seeking a job as clerk of works on the steamrolling contract for the main road, and again in the 23rd of April – he was not considered.

2nd July 1923
Bernard Kelly given 1 months notice to quit the market house (no rent paid)

15th October 1923
Thomas McGuigan Post Office Street co-opted onto council in place of F. J. Clement who had resigned

14th November 1923
Daniel Fitzpatrick, Balmoral Hotel, co-opted to T. McGuigan’s seat since he did not accept it.


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I see the first female councillor was called Miss 'Perfect'. Is there a hidden message for us in that? :rotfl:


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23rd January 1924
Thomas H Caulfield unanimously appointed chairman – Joseph Williams vice chair.

4th February 1924
Mr J Lee resigned his seat

18th February 1924
Contract to J Wilson and sons to build coal store at the baths for £15-10-0. Bertram J Glenny was co-opted to replace J Lee in council.
Circus field was rented for excursions entertainments etc.

2 April 1924
Mr J Durkin resigned his seat, John Fitzsimons of Post Office street was co-opted but refused on the 23rd of April – Henry Heatley was co-opted then on the 26th of May. Decision was taken to build 10 houses at £300 each - (Dromore Terrace) Ministry gave a grant of £60 per house and permitted UDC £40 free of interest for each house in relation to new working class house builds being planned.

28th April 1924
Rate struck at 12/2

16th June 1924

Speed limit for motor vehicles now set at 20mph
Mr J.L Jackson gets cinema license (£1) for new picture house being built in Queen Street .

28th June 1924
Visit by 65 members of the institute of journalists.

6th August 1924
Mrs Perfect moves that Mr McAvoy the town surveyor should resign. She had been complaining for a long time about him. Only the chairman backed her. She walked out and resigned on the 1st of September. After being asked to reconsider, she said she would do so only if the council would adopt a modified version of the resolution. This did not happen and she formally resigned on the 6th of October. John Foster was co-opted to her seat on the 10th of October

1st September 1924
Mr James Heather appointed Captain of the fire brigade.
Site for 10 houses bought from Captain Hall for £170. Ministry of housing was asked for permission to borrow £3,850 under the housing for the working class act.

17th November 1924
Messrs Flynn & McNeill’s tender of £3935 to erect 10 houses (Dromore Terrace) accepted

15th December 1925
Resolution passed authorising the UDC to appoint a committee to submit to the boundary commission “a statement in relation to the right of the inhabitants of Warrenpoint to be excluded from the jurisdiction of the government of Northern Ireland”

5th January 1925
B. J. Glenny resigns – replaced by Charles Joseph Slade on the 19th January.

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23rd February 1925
Thomas H Caulfield again appointed chairman – and Joseph Williams again as vice chair.

The following licenses were issued:
Boat men’s – 48
Boats – 31
Horse drawn hackney – 51
Motor powered hackney – 20
Charabanc – 5

A scheme for building houses for soldiers and sailors beside the council houses was discussed.

29th April 1925
Rate struck at 12/-

18th May 1925
4 men appointed to the fire brigade – J Duffy, E McGivern, W Dinsmore & H White.

8th June 1925
Messrs Poots & Dunlop apply for licenses and permission to operate a charabanc service to Newry & Rostrevor (not approved by 2/3 majority needed on the 6th July)

10th July 1925
Motor charabanc hackney stand sites agreed. (not longer than 1 hour at a time)
[a] East side of Queen street between the Belfast bank and Dr O’Tierney’s house (Seafort)
[b] 2 opposite Hugh McAnulty’s in Church street
[c] 1 opposite garage of James Nesbitt in Church Street
[d] 5 in the square – north side of the main road between the Ulster hotel and large lamp in the centre.

Horse drawn charabancs to be located on the shore side of the main road between the baths and our lady’s boarding school.

7th September 1925
Agreed to install a telephone – after many years of refusing to do so..

7th December 1925
Dromore road houses to be allocated to persons actually working in the urban district. Rent to be set at 7/6 per week inclusive of rates. There were over 30 applications, the houses were allocated to: Robert Wilson, Mrs J Williams, John Dowd, Thomas McGivern, John Duffy, Edward McGivern. William Steenson got Dowd’s house on the 1st of February.

Rent collector Patrick J Crawford appointed at a commission of 5% of rents collected.

21st December 1925
Letter to council from William Johnson solicitor about paying himself for the cost of the journalist visit – he states that “I consider the publicity given in the early summer of 1924 was justified by results. The railway company during the year 1924 carried 79 organised excursion trips to Warrenpoint with an aggregate of 39,145 passengers. Of the 79 trips, 54 trips were conveyed on weekdays with an aggregate of 27,240 passengers, and 25 on Sundays with an aggregate of 11,905 passengers.

The railway informs me that during the year 1925 the number of trips increased from 79 to92 – these figures are of course exclusive of the numbers carried by motor charabanc and bus etc. It was pleasant to see the English visitors starting to return in 1924 and coming again in 1925 in very increased numbers, although these numbers are still far short of the pre-war days”


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:45 pm 
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I see Mrs Perfect resigned in
1924.
I wonder what her complaint was
about?


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