WW1 REFUGEES IN THE 'POINT.

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WW1 REFUGEES IN THE 'POINT.

#1 Post by dukestreet » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:44 pm

BELGIAN REFUGEES AT WARRENPOINT
The scheme for the reception and entertainment of Belgian refugees at Warrenpoint has been attended with a satisfactory measure of success. The movement originated with Mrs. Alexander Fisher and Mrs. C. O’Hare, who, as the result of visits to the townspeople, obtained many promises of subscriptions. A general committee was then appointed to carry out the arrangements; Bayview House, Donaghaguy Road, was taken at a reduced rent from Mr. Mallie, while Mrs. McGrath of Airdrie, Scotland, gave the use of Cedar Cottage, Back Seaview, for six months free of charge, and, in addition, contributed £5 towards the furnishings. Numerous people assisted in the equipment of the premises. There are now 11 Belgian refugees in Bayview House and 8 in Cedar Cottage. The list of subscribers is a large one, and the subscriptions vary from 1/- to 2/- weekly. Some of the subscribers paid one month’s subscriptions and others six months in advance. It is also worthy of note that £16-6-0 was realised as a result of a Whist Drive originated by Mrs. W. Watson Glenny. Mrs. Adam Turner kindly supplied, free of charge, an omnibus to convey a party of Belgian refugees from the boat to the train in Belfast. The refugees upon arrival in Warrenpoint were brought to Bayview house and Cedar Cottage on cars provided, free of charge, by Messrs. Jones Sons & Company, Mrs. Smith Fern Hill, Mr. T. O’Hare, Mr. Carvill, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Kelly and Mr. E.O’are. Coals were supplied for the premises by Mrs. McClusky, Mr. T. O’Hare and Mr. Curlett. Several days work was done gratis Mr. Archie Wilson, Ballymaconaghy. The local doctors are kindly acting as honoury physicians, and the Committee of the Warrenpoint District Nursing Society have kindly allowed the District Nurse (Nurse McMahon) to act in case of emergency. Miss Colvin has generously given the use of a room at The shelbourne for meetings of the committee, of which Miss Kewley is the Hon. Sec., andMrs. Brill the Hon. Treas. Detailed particulars of the financial statements can be seen during office hours at the Town Clerk’s office in Warrenpoint.
The membership of the various committees is as follows:-
General Committee –
Mrs. Alex Fisher, Maureena;
Mrs. Perfect, Rathturret;
Mrs. C.S. O’Hare, Cloughmore house;
Mrs. E. O’Hare, The Villa;
Mrs. J. Crawford, The Square;
Miss Docherty, Seaview;
Miss Harbinson, Well Road;
Miss Hughes, Park View;
Miss McCartan, The Square;
The Misses Murphy’s, Athelby Terrace;
Mrs. Ruddell, 3 Cloughmore Terrace;
Mrs. H. Campbell, The Cottage;
Mrs. W. Watson Glenny, Mereham Terrace;
Miss Metcalfe, The Rectory;
Mrs. William Johnson, Mereham Terrace;
Miss Colvin, The Shelbourne;
Miss Grimshaw, Cooleen;
Miss Kewley, 4 Cloughmore Terrace;
Mrs. Brownrigg, Methodist Manse;
Miss J. Campbell, Dromore Lodge.
House Committee – Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. C.S. O’Hare, Mrs. Ruddell, Miss Grimshaw, Miss Colvin, Miss Hughes and Miss Kewley.
Interpreters – Mrs. E. O’Hare, Miss T. Murphy, Miss Netta Campbell, Miss Grimshaw, Miss Crawford and Mr. Jack Crawford.
Employment Committee – Miss Howard Sinclair, Miss Harbinson, Miss Docherty, Miss Crawford, Messrs. Alex Fisher, C.S. O’Hare, J. Foster, w. Johnson, Dr. G.W. Connor, T. Green, E. Brill, T. Pettitt, J. Crawford and Louis O’Hare.
Hon. Physicians – Dr. W. Watson Glenny, Dr. Howard Sinclair, Dr. Theodore Bell and Dr. W.H. Mayne.
Collectors – Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Ruddell, Miss McCartan, Miss T. Murphy, Miss Docherty, Miss Kelly and Miss K. McGuffin.
The Newry Reporter 22nd December 1914.

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#2 Post by Padraigin » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:48 pm

Where was Athelby and that Terrace and the Cottage???

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#3 Post by Charlotte's Treat » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:36 am

Athelby Terrace was front shore between the nursing home and the park entrance I think.

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#4 Post by Brian » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:56 am

Charlotte's Treat wrote:Athelby Terrace was front shore between the nursing home and the park entrance I think.
I know there is postcard with those buildings showing and it's named "Athelby Terrace" but according to this thread that means there were in fact two Athelby Terraces? (entirely possible by the way) viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4427&p=49250

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#5 Post by the gap » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:50 pm

Padraigin wrote:Where was Athelby and that Terrace and the Cottage???

Ceder Cottage is Springfield Rd Purdy family.

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#6 Post by Jacana » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:30 pm

A question was asked as to the location of "The Cottage"

The address is 34 Seaview .....

Previous owners:

Mrs H Campbell then Mr John Purdy and more recently Mr M P Lee. Hence the name of the right of way through from Springfield Road to Seaview was over many years referred to as " Campbell's Lane", Purdy's Lane" and latterly "Lee's Lane"? Will the name be changed once again !!!

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#7 Post by Jacana » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:49 pm

A further update.
There is another property along Seaview which was known as " Seaview Cottage"
This is not to be confused with "The Cottage" at 34 Seaview.
"Seaview Cottage " is No.38 Seaview.
This was the home of Mr S Connor ( S Connor & Son. Chemists , Hill Street Newry) and latterly
"Seaview Cottage" was the residence of Mr A J Forde ( Newry dentist) and Mrs Ailsa Forde.
Currently the home of the Hughes family.
Just a little bit more history !!!!

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