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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:25 pm 
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xpaddy wrote:
I see Mrs Perfect resigned in
1924.
I wonder what her complaint was
about?

They wouldn't give her a charabanc for her own personal use!!!


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Eugene - who knows.
Anything is possible.
I was thinking more along the
lines of "personality clash".


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23rd January 1926
M Hourican elected chairman and C.J. Slade vice chairman.
Other councillors elected for this year were: E Byrne, F Carvill, F.P. Connolly, J. Foster, E. Grant, J. Gray, M.J. McHugh, D. O’Neill, D.D. Persee, F.D. Russell

30th April 1926
Rate set at 12/9

Hackney licenses for 1926:
Horse cars 49
Motor cars 36
Boat Licenses 46
Boatmen’s Licenses 46
Charabanc’s 12 - Hugh McAnulty 4, James Nesbitt 3, A McClelland 1, Poots & Dunlop 4

5th July 1926
Letter from A Lane Joynt Esq. & GNR re excursion field in Great Georges street.

4th August 1926
Mr Francis Hourican’s offer of £11/10/0 for the market house and weighbridge accepted – “the weighbridge to be removed within one month at the owners risk and the road surface to be made good”

Vote of congratulation to Michael Hourican on his appointment as J.P. (notes say that he passed away at the start of September)

10th August 1926
Civic Reception held for Cardinal O’Donnell on his visit to the town.

6th September 1926
New Chairman C.J. Slade and Edward Byrne vice chair – Michael Hourican’s son William James was co-opted to replace him.

18th October 1926
Mrs Margaret Delahunt allocated no 5 Dromore Terrace
Allotments on Mr F. B. Smalls land ended.

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24th January 1927
Edward Byrne elected chairman Francis P Connolly Vice chairman.

8th February 1927
Lord Craigavon visited Warrenpoint

7th March 1927
“That the council are prepared to receive tenders for the public lighting of Warrenpoint by electric light”

31st March 1927
Adverts placed in 3 local papers for electric light

4th April 1927
Street name changes:
Back Seaview changed to Springfield Road
Gas Road changed to Clonallon Road
Marine Parade and Albert Street:
From Dock Square to corner of Thomas street – Marine Parade
From Thomas street corner to Great Georges street – Havelock Place
From Great George’s street to the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes convent – Osbourne Promenade

8th June 1927
Some legislation required on motor vehicles – council unsure what to do

July 13th 1927
Forester’s convention held in town, arch erected at town hall in Church street

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23rd January 1928
Edward Byrne elected chairman F.P. Connolly vice chairman

6th February 1928
Thomas McGivern applies for square for amusements

27th April 1928
Rates 12/5

7th May 1928
Thomas McGivern ordered to remove his hobby horses from the square – had been let to Mrs Copley – he was fined £25 for cost of removal, applied again and was not refused.

2nd July 1928
After much ado, licenses given to A. McClelland and J. C. Ingram to store petroleum in bulk. Hugh McAnulty and James Nesbitt granted on the 8th August.


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I see the McGivern Amusement Empire
was around then - 1928.
I take it this was Agnes and Kevin's Father.


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Annual Statutory Meeting 23rd January 1929 at 7.30pm

Present:
Messrs T Brown, H Carr, F Carvill, E Caulfield, F.P. Connolly, F Fox, S Gillow, J.D. Gordon, J Gray, J Mathers, T McGuigan, P McMahon.

E Caulfield took the chair for business of electing a chairman.

P. McMahon proposed by Carr & seconded by McGuigan
J Mather Proposed by Gordon and seconded by Gillow

By a show of hands there were 6 votes for Mather and 4 for McMahon – as neither got a majority the vote was deadlocked.

McMahon proposed meeting adjourned and Fox seconded 6 voted again not a majority

Gordon withdrew his original motion and proposed F.P. Connolly, seconded by Gillow
P. McMahon proposed by Carr & seconded by McGuigan

There were 6 votes for Connolly and 4 for McMahon – again neither got a majority

McMahon proposed meeting adjourned until the 28th and Mather seconded unanimously accepted

28th January 1929

Connolly proposed by Mather and seconded by Carvill
McMahon proposed by Carr and seconded by McGuigan
6 for Connolly and 5 for McMahon – no one elected
Adjournment proposals:

Gordon & Carvill – till 1st February at 12 noon
Carr & Fox – till 2nd February

Gordon withdraws proposal and changes to 1st February at 7pm
Only 6 in favour of this motion so it was lost.

There were a couple of other proposals similar to the above but in the end Connolly Proposed & Gordon seconded the adjournment until Monday 4th February at 7pm - 7 in favour so motion was carried.

Mon 4th February – Wednesday 6th February

All 12 present

McMahon proposed by Carr and seconded by Fox
Connolly proposed by Gordon and seconded by Carvill
5 votes for Connolly and 4 for McMahon – no one elected

Councillors sat all Monday night. At 7:45am Gray proposed adjournment until Monday 11th at 7pm – motion not carried as nobody seconded.

Eventually at 4:25pm on Wednesday the 6th Mr Mather announced that owing to the illness of Connolly he wished to withdraw Connolly and his supporters from the meeting. They were, Carvill, Connolly, Gillow, Gordon, Gray and Mathers

Of the remaining 6 Carr proposed and Fox seconded that McMahon be elected and this was unanimously passed, with Brown elected Vice Chairman

20th March 1929
P J Crawford resigns as Secretary. He was also the Rate Collector, Housing rent collector, Town Inspector and Sanitary Sub Officer – the last two posts would be filled separately from now on.

4th March 1929
Thomas McGivern allowed to put up his amusements for £3 per week – not to work them on Sundays.

29th April 1929
Rate 12/5

8th May 1929
Journalists from England visit again.

18th November 1929
Mr R Hamilton given the town hall for electric light exhibition at £5 for the week

P.J. Crawford passed away early December


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I see McGivern's weren't allowed to
operate their Amusements on a Sunday.
That would have been the busiest day.


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CHECKMATE !!....................picture of what was to become known as the "Long Council" as described in the minutes above ..................

I can see a few Grandfathers in there......................................


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23rd January 1930
Chairman P J McMahon (unanimous) Proposed by Carr and seconded by Caulfield. Connolly had been proposed by Carvill and seconded by Gillow but withdrew. Connolly was voted as vice chairman.

9th May 1930
Rate struck at 13/8

2 June 1930
36 boat licenses issued, along with 26 boatmen and 29 hackney licenses.

July 1930
Forester’s convention with arch in Church Street erected again.

7th July 1930
Street trading licenses for Marine Parade issued to:
Bridget Magee
Mary McCarthy
William McAteer
Thomas Magill
Thomas Hanna
Catherine Devlin
Christina Caulfield
Mary Connolly
Sarah Heaton

Licenses were not granted to:
Thomas Price
T Marley & Son
Peter P Price
J. McCavanagh
Margaret Kearney
J A Robinson
James Havern

1st September 1930
Notification sent to Mr V G Havern that his fireworks licence would not be renewed and he would have to re-apply

20th October 1930
V G Havern applied for (and got) his premises registered for “keeping of mixed explosives”


23rd January 1931
P J McMahon chairman, T J Browne vice chairman. Other councillors were:
H Carr
F P Connolly
J D Gordon
E Caulfield
J Gray
F Fox
F Carvill
J Mathers
T Greene
T J McGuigan
(T Greene replaced Gillow who had passed away during the year)

29th April 1931
Rates 14/-

1st June 1931
24 hackney and 28 boatmen licenses issued

23rd January 1932

Councillors:

Chairman F P Connolly
Vice chairman J D Gordon.
E Caulfield
T H Greene

New members were:
G Farrell
W J Hourican
D O’Hagan
C R Pedlow
P Fitzsimmons
R Linden
P O’Hanlon
J Savage

21st April 1932
Rates 13/6

Prince of Wales visit. (no details noted)

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23rd January 1933
Another deadlock on electing a chairman or adjourning the meeting until 11:20pm when adjournment was agreed until the 25th January at 7pm.

No agreement again and councillors sat all night until 12 noon.
Finally agreed to adjourn until 7pm on Friday the 27th.

At 12:15am on Saturday Connolly was elected by 6 votes to 5. J D Gordon was vice chairman.

28th April 1933
Rates 13/4

23rd January 1934
F P Connolly chairman J D Gordon vice chair.

27th April 1934
Rates 12/6

8th August 1934
Mixed bathing allowed at the baths. On the 20th of August a letter from Warrenpoint swimming club asked the council to reconsider. This was outvoted 6-5 O’Hanlon and Fitzsimmons left the meeting.

3rd September 1934
Mixed bathing confined to the gentlemen’s pond.

17th September 1934
Electricity in council houses connected – finished in January 1935

1935 nothing of importance noted

6th April 1936
Rates 9/3

22nd May 1936
Councillors:
Connolly chairman
Gordon vice chair
E Caulfield
M Fay
W J Hourican
T McGuigan
J Savage
T H Caulfield
T H Greene
R Linden
H O’Hagan
J Toombs

1937 and 1938 again nothing noted

16th January 1939
Mr Halliday to take air raid precaution classes for air wardens and Dr Rev Glenny to give lectures on first aid and sent on courses for gas.

6th February 1939
W J Hourican’s motion approved “That the scheme for the modernisation of the baths at an estimated cost of £10,000 be adopted, with the addition of a filtration scheme estimated to cost £1250”
Major Pilkington sent on anti-gas course

20th February 1939
J W Kelly to go on course for instruction for air raid precautions (anti-gas)

3rd April 1939
Rates 12/2

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22nd May 1939
E Caulfield chairman, M Fay Vice chair:
Other councillors, S T Chew, T H Greene, B Malocca, J Savage,H C O’Hagan, F P Connolly, R Linden, G R Shaw, D A West, J Moran.

3rd July 1939
After much trying to not prohibit amusements on the square a plebiscite (meeting) of residents was held. Results were: For amusements 31, against 14, abstained 4, empty/ruined 2. The motion was put on the 17th of July but did not get the 2/3rds majority needed in council, finally on the 25th August it was agreed to let the square to McGivern.

18th September 1939
Mr King the ARP warden was called up to the Navy
All new work now suspended order of the ministry of home affairs.

16th October 1939
Circular from the Ministry of agriculture re allotments. Decided to use land adjoining dump and proposed children’s playing fields – both owned by council.

6th November 1939
Complaint about the blackout being too strict, complainant said they were not in a vulnerable area and trade was being lost.
2 applications for allotments of 30 square yards at 5/- per year (abandoned 18th December)

18th December 1939
War bonus of 3/- per week to the surfacemen, park caretaker and town inspector.

Chief air raid warden Mr Keohane.

3rd January 1940
It was decided to seek allotment holders for the half road ? 6 applications for dumping ground field on the 5th February.
Rates 12/-

6th May 1940
Letter from Ministry of home affairs that the baths modernisation could not proceed.

20th May 1940
E Caulfield chairman, J Savage vice chair (Moran refused to allow his name forward for chair)

24th June 1940
Unanimous decision to close the baths from 2pm to 3pm for use by military. Also to have exclusive use of hot showers. Only 1d for swimming. The military also held a gala at the baths in august, admission 3d all proceeds to the military.

21st October 1940
Rescue of 3 men from sea by S Bradley

26th May 1941
Rates 13/-
E Caulfield chairman, J Savage vice chair

23rd June 1941
4 air raid shelters to be built by James Wilson and sons for £865/4/0

6th August 1941
Captain Hughes reports that the frontier hotel is overcrowded with military men.

1st December 1941
5th Battalion the Cheshire regiment leave town.
James Heather resigns as Fire Brigade captain due to ill health – replaced by T O’Neill.

9th December 1941
F P Connolly died. Replaced by Thomas J McGuigan.

9th March 1942
New field taken for allotments – to rear of duke street (possibly at bottom of bridal loanan)

1st April 1942
Rates 13/4

22nd May 1942
E Caulfield chairman, J Savage vice chair

Cinema burned down late 1942, rebuilding plans rejected.
Air Raid shelter built in Peter street

2nd April 1943
Rates 12/8

21st May 1943
E Caulfield chairman, J Savage vice chair
It is noted that Savages son was reported missing while in service but was now a prisoner of war by the Japanese, he was released at the end of the war.

4th August 1943
Thanks sent to James Brown MP for getting the Warrenpoint shipyard Co Ltd into being. It employed 700 men.

20th September 1943
Plea to Ministry of finance not to take the ornamental railings and front gates of park

1st November 1943
Mortuary and garage for ARP vehicles to be built in Charlotte street by P Carville & sons for £845/0


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13th December 1943
US Forces want to requisition the town hall – they are offered it for free provided the war dept do not requisition it.

US Troops thanked for children’s party on the 3rd of January.

6th March 1944
Joseph Livingstone replaces Robert Linden on council after he passed away.

3rd April 1944
Rates 15/2

22nd May 1944
Caulfield and Savage elected again

9th August 1944
Sympathy expressed about loss of life in plane crash

4th December 1944
Wm Megarry resigns as park caretaker and replaced by John Cunningham.

7th May 1945
Belgian soldier’s stationed at Poyntzpass to have baths on Thursdays for 2 hours at £1 per day

23rd May 1945
Caulfield and Savage elected again

20th October 1945
Samuel Colvin replaced Joseph Livingstone (resigned) on council.

5th November 1945
Approval from Ministry of Health & local government for building 30 houses adjacent to Dromore Terrace

23rd November 1945
Deputation to government to keep shipyard open.

4th February 1946
Council to apply to Ministry of Health & local government for 10 prefabricated houses to be constructed at the junction of Newry road and Lower Dromore road (Hall’s land) Also to endeavour to get the two fields behind this land. Permission & acceptance from Hall estate 3rd June.

Notice of requisition by council of the Bee hotel Marine Parade, Catherine Lodge Seaview (later withdrawn as tenant found) and No 1 Church Street lane.

1st April 1946
Rates 18/-

23rd September 1946
Council election. Members are: AP Davis, TH Greene, G Hughes, J McMullan, J Ryan, M Fay, G Heatley, G McAlister, HC O’Hagan, J Savage, DA West. Chairman Fay, Vice chair Heatley


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6th January 1947
Letter to L Wall Garland DFC wishing him every success in running Narrow water castle as a first class hotel.

Mortuary/Garage in Charlotte Street taken over by national fire service

3rd April 1947
Rates 19/-

5th May 1947
Letter re possible closing of shipyard

30th May 1947
Chairman Fay Vice chair Heatley

10th March 1947
H Lyttle & Son get contract of £66,012-11-0 to build 36 houses at Springfield road. Ministry at first refuses build but later removed opposition on September 6th.

24th May 1948
Chairman Fay Vice chair Heatley again

10th July 1948
Rates 14/6

4th October 1948
Loan of £69,000 for 36 houses and £1016 for the 10 prefabricated houses approved. JA Wilson sells to council for £125 a strip of land around the new housing site.
Gerald Heatley & Gerald Hughes resign from council. Must be an election (no co-opt) as both were from the west ward. Greene of East ward said they would not put up opposition. Patrick Barry and Charles McGreevy only names put forward so joined council on the 1st November.

It is noted here (no other info) that FA Munroe was the owner of the Imperial hotel on the 3rd of January 1949

Points system in use for new houses on the Springfield road.

Resident for 5 years in urban district [8]
Resident for 5 years in last 10 [4]
Living in unfit house [4]
Overcrowding [2]
Living in furnished accommodation [2]
Tuberculosis in family [3]
Husband and wife or widower with family [2]
Each Child (of above) [1]
Where children needed sex separation [4]
Served full time in service during war [2]
Person calculated to promote employment (ie an outsider) [1]
Other matters to take into consideration:
Ability to pay rent, reputation as a former tenant, details on application to be verified by council officers.
Total points put on application form.

END OF LA71/2CA/7


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I didn't know that Narrow Water Castle was run as a hotel in 1947.


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11 April 1949
Rates 13/6 – made up of: Poor 4/10 Town 1/- Sanitary 7/- Water 6d Public library 2d

26th May 1949
Chairman Fay, Vice chair O’Hagan

4th July 1949
Allotments ended in children’s playing field, Newry Street corner (fire station) and Gt Georges street.
Ministry of commerce to give grant of 33 and one third percent towards municipal baths improvements (up to a maximum of £3000)

18th November 1949
Tenders accepted for electrode steam raising unit and electrically driven pump at baths by PJ Murray of Newry at £849-14-6. This was found very expensive to run. Also, baths plumbing was overhauled by Messrs Shillington & Co Belfast for £785

2nd January 1950
St Leonards West approval granted for use as a home for aged people.

6th February 1950
New charges set for baths. Young swim 4d, adult swim 6d, towel 3d, costume 3d and deposit, Hot fresh bath 1/3d hot salt bath 1/9d spectators 3d

14th April 1950
Rates 14/-
Improvements to baths put cost up to £10,404-12

22nd May 1950
Chairman Fay Vice chair TH Greene

10th April 1951
Rates:
Poor rate 5/8 (county & Education charges 4/5 Drainage levy 3d Criminal injury charges 1/-)
Consolidated town rate 10/10d (Town rate 2/- sanitary 8/1d water 6d, library 3d)

7th May 1951
Paul McAvoy appointed baths superintendent.
Other employees that year were:
Ellen McVeigh (Female attendant)
Charles Reay (Male attendant)
Michael Hourican (Pond boy)
Brenda Smith (Pond girl)
It is also noted here that the ticket clerk for 1952 and 1953 was a Miss Halliday and for 1955 was Kathleen Tohill. The female attendant for 1952 was a Mrs Mullan and 1953 was a Miss B Smith.
The pond boy for 1952 was Raymond Magee and for 1953 was Sam Weir and the pond girl in 1953 was a Miss Reay.

August 1951
New public lighting was switched on early August, the railway between Greenore and Newry was closed in October 1951 after the port of Greenore was also closed.

5th November 1951
Shops inspector reported a breach of shops act 1946 on the weekly half holiday by Mr VG Havern. He was written to and told if repeated legal proceedings would arise. According to notes here, shops were allowed to open to 10pm only if selling the following: Bathing or fishing equipment, Photo supplies, Toys, souvenirs’ and fancy goods, Books stationary and postcards or food.


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28th May 1952
E Caulfield Chairman – DA West Vice Chair

1st September 1952
Tender of Messrs McMahon Bros fro 34 houses at Forth Road for £53,688-15-11 approved. £60,000 borrowed repayable over 60 years. Clerk of works to be Thomas Savage (or Hugh Carr) at £9-9-0 a week.

7th April 1953
Rate 16/-

28th May 1953
E Caulfield Chairman – DA West Vice Chair
Others in council: MJ Barry, M Fay, WW Hammond, G Hughes, J McMullan, HE Rungay, WTJ Gordon WJ Hourican, C McGreevy, G McNellis

Other events this year.
Gasworks to close from May 1st
Permission granted for a motor rally to use the square on the 25th April
Children’s playground finally ready
New Fire station opened 12th August

2nd November 1953
Forth road and avenue houses allocated to:
WJ McCartney, James Gerald Boyle, Bridgid Brogan, M Cole, John Dinsmore, Matthew Doran, Mary Galvin, Francis J Heatley, JJ Larmour, Desmond McCabe, Terrence McCumiskey, Constable McGarrity, JJ McKevitt, James McParland (Did not take house given to George Dinsmore) John Magee, Peter Moore, John Mullan, Leonard O’Hagan, John O’Hare, Patrick Ruddy, MD Slevin, John Sloan, Harry Smyth, Agnes Toner, John Ward (also did not take house given to Anne McCormack) William White, PJ Fegan, Thomas Rice, Margaret Cunningham, William McCoy, Margaret Wilson, James Quinn, Robert Waters, Gerald Hughes. Rent was to be 14/- a week plus rates.

7th December 1953
Housing trust to build 34 houses at Lower Dromore road.

4th January 1954
Tender by McMahon Bros of £1773-7-2 for laying out children’s playground accepted. Equipment costing £301-4-5 by Messrs Spencer, Heather & George Ltd.

M Marley buys up all the old iron gas standards at 6/- each

Carvill given approval to build another 12 houses at the Iveagh and forth road site at £15,724-16-0 (or £1,310-8-0 each) borrowed £21,000 for this extension.

1st March 1954
Pantomime club apply for town hall for the first time

2nd April 1954
Rates 16/4

4th April 1954
Congratulations to John Kelly on launching of “SS Ballymena”

28th May 1954
E Caulfield Chairman – DA West Vice Chair
Others in council: MJ Barry, M Fay, WW Hammond, G Hughes, J McMullan, HE Rungay, WTJ Gordon WJ Hourican, C McGreevy, G McNellis

8th June 1954
Post Office street renamed Mary Street

5th July 1954
Sympathy to relatives of recent Carlingford Lough boating disaster.

W Dinsmore appointed caretaker of children’s playground at £3 a week
Concrete road from Marine parade to sea view etc goes to Messrs Campbell & Maguire at £8,563-3-2 in August

4th October 1954
12 houses at Iveagh avenue allocated to:
William James Brown, Joseph Burns, William Burns, James Dinsmore, Brian Gallagher, Mary Halliday, David Hulme, William Kirkland, William Law, Edward McNeill, Frank Sherry, Elizabeth Rice (if not taken next two in line were B Leddy & W Dinsmore) Rent was 10/- a week plus rates

Arthur McLoughlin appointed town inspector.

27th May 1955
Caulfield chairman Rungay Vice chair others were:
MJ Barry, M Fay, WW Hammond (resigned September and replaced by Frederick Gibson), WTJ Gordon, WJ Hourican, C McGreevy, G McNellis, P Daly, S Tate, W McKinley

V Gilmore played for Ireland in amateur international match against England in September 1955

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9th April 1956
Rates 21/6

24th May 1956
Caulfield chairman – Rungay vice chair.

7th January 1957
Ministry of finance loan £42,000 for construction of 28 houses at lower Dromore road (Clermont Gardens) to be built by Carvill at £39,868-5-11 – same type of house as Iveagh avenue

24th May 1957
Caulfield chairman – Rungay vice chair.
Rates 21/2

15th and 16th June 1957
Minesweeper HMS Kilmorey to visit lough. A dance was held for the men in the town hall and the officers were entertained in the crown hotel.

2nd September 1957
Houses in Clermont allocated: Please note that the numbers of these houses were to change when the “new” section was added in 1960. The numbers here were as allocated at the time. The new numbers were to be: 1-8 changed to 112 to 119 and 9 to 28 changed to 78 to 97

1 – Dominic Bennett
2 – P J Carville
3 – John F McGrath
4 – William Irvine
5 – James McGivern
6 – Emmet McGivern
7 – Jane Hamilton
8 – Stephen McVeigh
9 - Derek McKinley
10 – Mrs F M McFarland
11 – John O’Toole
12 – Edward Magennis
13 – Arthur Gallagher
14 – Michael Watters
15 – John Whyte
16 – James Fitzsimons
17 – Stanley Lowry
18 – Albert McGuffin
19 – F H R Smith
20 – Joseph Treanor
21 – Anthony Reid
22 – Hugh Todd Harshaw
23 – Mary Sheill
24 – Paul McAvoy
25 – Thomas Simpson
26 – Arthur Larmour
27 – Kevin O’Callaghan
28 – Francis J O’Neill

Rents in Council houses approved by the ministry were:
Dromore Terrace 10/6
Prefabs 10/-
Clonallon Gardens and Springfield road 18/-
Clonallon Road 18/-
Forth Road & Avenue 16/-
Iveagh Avenue 12/5
Clermont Gardens 16/-


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21st April 1958
Congratulations to Edward McNeill and Vincent Gilmore on winning the FAI final with Dundalk against Shamrock Rovers

Rates 21/3

30th May 1958
Caulfield chairman – Rungay vice chair.

2nd June 1958
Carvill’s tender for 4 houses on Springfield Avenue at £7011 accepted by council. Allocated to: Peter J O’Hare, Daniel Madden, Miss Nannie Robb and Miss Elizabeth O’Flanigan (given on the 5th January 1959) rent 21/6

2nd March 1959
The 10 prefabs were sold to the council by the ministry for £100 each

6th April 1959
Brigid Carvill got loan of £1400 and a grant of £400 for improvements to 34 Church Street
It is noted here that there was dissatisfaction with the park caretaker for a few years.


20th April 1959
Rates 24/6

4th May 1959
Contract awarded to Carvill to build 79 houses at rear of Charlotte Street (Clermont Gardens) for £121,141-2-10d Eugene O’Hagan to be clerk of works at £12 per week. Loan of £134,000 taken out.

29th May 1959
Chairman M Fay - Vice chair Rungay

June 1959
Seamus Gallagher rescues young girl at Seaview

5th October 1959
Body found at sea by coal boat buried at Warrenpoint. It was later discovered to be a Gilbert Amos and his remains were exhumed at re-buried at Banbridge his wife paying for the cost.

7th December 1959
Dual Carriageway first mentioned.

21st March 1960
Paul McAvoy resigns as baths superintendent. He is replaced by Matthew Cole on the 25th April.
The clerks son (Father E J Crawford) is made bishop of the Western Solomon islands.

25th April 1960
Rates 24/6

27th May 1960
Chairman M Fay, Vice chair Rungay.
EV McNeill replaced by Daly 5th September 1960


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Great reading Brian, a pity it`s almost at an end ....................................


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I see my brother Seamus rescued a young girl at Seaview. I think i know who it was,may be she might want to tell us herself ;)


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I don't remember that Art,
I am curious now to find out.


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Was she a young girl from Clonallon Gardens, who just happens to be a member of this forum, and now lives in the London area?
Maybe she will recount her experience on the forum?
:cheers: :dance3: :friends:


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I cant say I recall the incident...........but following the hints.....could this be a case of mdPHEWw?!!!


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7th November 1960
V Crawford resigns as clerk (towards end of year) Kevin Grant of Osborne Promenade appointed to replace him on the 5th of December. Unfortunately this was not approved by the ministry (probably not qualified) and Noel Slattery of Lurgan was appointed on the 30th of December. This was somewhat contentious as he was “not even proposed”
A delegation led by LE Trodden and FV Harty protested about the clerk’s appointment on the 2nd January 1961
Councillors wanted to use £50 for a function to mark Mr Crawford’s retirement but the ministry refused so they all agreed to pay 25/- each.

Frontier hotel in No 1 Havelock place is noted as an abandoned building. A Mr Josef Kunglemann offered to buy it to convert into a factory for warp knitting.

25th April 1961
Rates 25/6

24th May 1961
Chairman P Grant (elected first time) Rungay vice chair.
Others were:
WF Gibson, C McNellis, S Tate, PD O’Hare, VG Havern, WTJ Gordon, W McKinley & J Rooney

End of LA71/2CA 9 5th June 1961

LA71/2CA/10

5th March 1962
Francis Burns 24 Church Street applied for a loan to buy the premises – this was granted and valued by the town surveyor at £850

25th April 1962
Rates 28/6

23rd May 1962
Chairman Grant vice chair Rungay
It is noted here that the foresters owned the imperial hotel in Thomas Street.

4th June 1962
Council planning to buy land from Mr Hall off the forth road to build houses. They were informed that Mr Hall had intended to donate the land to H Esler for the church. They decided to vest it.
Kevin Grant appointed rates and rent collector
Rungay resigns and is replaced by DA West as vice chair

5th November 1962
Gold club finally get new lease – Mr Hall had been thinking of building on it

30th November 1962
Irish Sea ferries to operate container service from docks.


New council May 1964
DA West, WF Gibson, P Burns, W McKinley, G McKevitt, WTJ Gordon, G McNellis, D O’hare, E Byrne, J McCart & P Grant.




This brings to an end the excerpts from the minute books as transcribed by Andy Eccles and then typed in here by myself. I hope you all enjoyed reading them, and my thanks once again go to Andy for taking the time to travel to Armagh and painstakingly write out by hand the information I have posted here. I hope at some point to visit the archives myself someday and continue the good work started by Andy. Of course, if anybody else wants to go feel free as the more people we have researching the better.

Brian.


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Eugene - that is who I thought it
might be.
Brian - I enjoyed reading the minutes
and will certainly miss them.
Thanks to you and Andy for
doing this.


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I have just had a chat with Seamus about the rescue of our beloved forum member,a few days after the rescue he was called out of his class by the headmaster to give an interview to two hacks from Newry Reporter he said the next week it was front page news and he also got fan mail from girls in Newry looking for a date(i wonder if Mona O Halon was one )A few days later the parents of the young lady sent him a card and thanked him again for his heroics and enclosed 10 shillings alot of cash then (even for an adult) our fella was as he said very rich until Daddy heard about the money and told him to give it back as saving the wee girl was rewarding enough.My father was the best man in the world to me but on some things a bit of the mark,anyway a few weeks later he got a letter from Ashford in Kent it was from aunt Nancy who was housekeeper to Father Woods. Nancy wrote in the letter how proud she was and enclosed 10 shilling note Seamus was rich again :-):-) The council recommended that Seamus recieved some sort of award from the Royal Humane Society as Seamus says he thinks it also had to be approved by the local police at the time ,a few months later he asked a policeman called Srg Moore about the recommendation to which the reply was it was just a normal rescue and nothing above the the call of duty.(Northbrook) maybe if our fella had told them where Uncle Mickey was he might have got something ;) A big thank you to my brother Seamus for saving this wee girl who has grown into a cracker @-->> Love ya Tiddles. Seamus retired last week after 50 years of work from the Dow mac- Blues and Royals-National Panasonic-UxBridge enjoy your retirement our fella love you lots. Billy Whizz xxx :rotfl:


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24th Sept 1900
“That the UDC should inspect vessels coming from Glasgow in consequence of the plaugue there”


The bubonic plague (or "Black Death") struck Glasgow in 1900, with 42 confirmed cases leading to 16 deaths (see http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSA05233&t=2&urltp=search.php%3Fstart%3D20%26end%3D40%26what%3Dmaps%26where%3D%26who%3D%26period%3D%26collection%3D%26search%3D99 )

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