Co Down Spectator - 1 June 1935


HARRIS -- May 28, 1935, at his residence, Rosebank, Ballygarvin, Kircubbin, William Harris, second son of the late Samuel Harris.

JONES -- May 27, 1935, Anna Gore Jones, Killaughey Road, Donaghadee.

MOORE -- May 25, 1935, at her residence, Loughries, Newtownards, Agnes Moore.

M'CREADY -- May 29, 1935, at 12 Mary Street Lane, Newtownards, Henry M'Mullan (wee Harold), dearly-loved infant child of Adam and Annie M'Cready. His remains were interred in Movilla Cemetery on Thursday afternoon, 30th ult. "Suffer little children to come unto me." Deeply regretted.

PATTERSON -- May 27, 1935 (suddenly), at the Ards District Hospital, Samuel Kerr Patterson. Funeral took place from his late residence, Hill Head, Ballygowan, on Thursday at 11 a.m. to Family Burying-ground, Comber Churchyard.

PENNY -- May 26, 1935, at his residence, "Glenbrian," Grove Park, Bangor, Co. Down, James Vicary, dearly-loved husband of Vera N. O. Penny, and son of the late George C. Penny (late of Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle).

WARNOCK -- May 24, 1935, at a Private Nursing Home, John Askin Warnock, of Ballyferis, Ballywalter. His remains were interred, in Whitechurch Cemetery on Sunday, 26th ult.




Bangor International Fly Fisher. -- Commander P. V. Kilgour, Bangor, has been elected to represent Ireland in the international trout fishing contest against Scotland, on Loch Leven, on Friday, 29th May.

Don't Forget that Bangor Badminton Club are holding their Annual Flannel Dance in the British Legion Hall, Hamilton Road, on Friday, June 7th. Dancing 9 p.m. till 2 a.m. Admission 2/6 (including supper).

Ashore at Pickie. -- A small yawl called Aloma, owned by Messrs. J. Neill, W. M'Millan, T. M'Neill, and J. Bowes of Bangor, grounded on a rock at Pickie, on Tuesday evening. She was towed on Wednesday morning to the central pier by Mr. C. Scott's motor-boat Pioneer.

A Three-headed Tulip. -- Mr. John Oliver, 70 Church Street, Bangor, has had the distinction of growing a three-headed tulip in his garden. This very unusual specimen has blooms of crimson colour with white border. Tulips with two heads are comparatively common, but it is seldom indeed that three blooms are found on a single stalk.

Luna Park Amusements. -- It will be seen by advertisement that the Luna Park Amusement Centre, Queen's Parade, Bangor, will re-open for the season, on Saturday, at 7 p.m. Many new and attractive novelties have been introduced.

Bangor Swimming Club. -- Members and intending members are reminded in our advertisement columns that the Club practice nights will commence on Tuesday next, 4th June, and continue each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Miss Dorothy Brown, the hon. sec., will be in attendance and new membership cards can be obtained. It is necessary that membership cards be taken out without delay in order that the club list can be completed.

Seacourt Garden. -- We would remind our readers who are interested in horticulture that they will have the opportunity of seeing Mrs. Hadow's beautiful garden at Seacourt, next Friday, 7th inst., from 2.30 till 7 p.m. The funds of the Queen's Institute of District Nursing will benefit from the small charge of 1s which is asked for admission. It is hoped a great many will visit the garden and incidentally give their support to the very fine work that is done by the District Nursing Societies.

Local Successes at Belfast Dog Show. -- At the second annual members' show, organised by the Scottish Breeds' Canine Society, which was held in Belfast, on Saturday, Mr. J. G. Armstrong, Belfast Road, Bangor, with his puppy, Roy of Down, won third place in the Scottish Terriers' section. In the puppy class for Cairn Terriers, Messrs. J. M. Nolan and H. Laughlan, Brunswick Road. Bangor, won second prize with Cliffregg Vexa, and the third prize in this class was gained by Mrs. D. Ferson, James Street, Newtownards with Roy of Limard.

Treat For Ballystockart School Children. -- The children of the school at Ballystockart are to be entertained at the Comber Picture House, on Monday. When Mr. McDonald found out that the children of that school had not been at the entertainment he gave to the various schools on Jubilee Day, he told the management of the school that lie would not like any of the children of Comber and district to be missed, hence the matinee on Monday, at 4 p.m. We understand that the main feature film is the five-year-old wonder of the screen Shirley Temple. Supporting this picture is a stirring drama of the West.

The Roadhouse Cafe. -- An attractive and well-equipped addition to Bangor's catering establishments is The Roadhouse Cafe, Snack Counter and Roof Gardens, Queen's Parade, which will open to the public to-day (Saturday). Visitors to the Borough are assured of appetising, well-cooked meals at very moderate charges, served by a competent staff in highly artistic surroundings. The interior is picturesquely arranged, and the decorative scheme consists of a number of delightful scenes specially painted a vista of a road climbing a distant hill being noteworthy. The Roadhouse Cafe gives promise of being a popular resort for visitors and residents also.

Ballymena Successes by Miss May Nesbitt's Pupils. -- Eileen Moore won 1st place in Under 16 Grade. Mr. Dunhill, London, complimented her on lovely quality of tone and phrasing and rare expression for so young a player. She got total marks for sight reading. Olive Adair won second place in Intermediate Class and 2nd place junior. A very talented pupil, also the possessor of lovely expression and tone; total marks sight reading. Muriel Long, age 9, won 1st prize Junior, and showed wonderful expression and technique; also Kenneth Donnan, 3rd place, good technique lovely tone and phrasing. A very good performance.

Fatal Accident at Bangor. -- There was a very large attendance at the funeral to Seagoe on Saturday evening of the late Mr. Samuel M'Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry M'Reynolds, Drumnagoon, Portadown, who received fatal injuries when struck by a motor-car at Bangor on Wednesday night. The graveside service was conducted by Rev. Chancellor J. E. Archer, B.D., rector of Seagoe, the service in the house being conducted by Revs. W. G. Kerr, M.A., rector of Mullabrack, and W. F. Hayes, B.A., L.Th. The many beautiful wreaths included tributes from Portadown Football Club directors and manager, the Bangor Meat and Poultry Stores, the Butchers' United F.C., anti the M'Millan family, Newtownards.

At Bangor Rotary Club. -- Members of the Bangor Rotary Club, at their weekly lunch meeting on Wednesday, had the pleasure and privilege of hearing a talk by Dr. Allen, a brother of Mr. S. E. T. Allen, Ulster Bank, Bangor, who is home on furlough from Singapore where he holds an important administrative appointment. Dr. Allen mentioned that most European and Asiatic nationalities are represented in the membership of the Rotary Club in the international settlement city of Singapore. His vivid word picture of every-day phases of life in the bristling cosmopolitan port was listened to with rapt attention. A vole of thanks was conveyed to Dr. Allen on the motion of Dr. Rea, seconded by Dr. Martin. Rotarian J. F. Neill, president, was in the chair. Dr. Allen is accompanied by his wife.

The Charm of an Early Morning Walk. -- There was a large gathering at the luncheon meeting of the Belfast Rotary Club in the Grand Central Hotel on Monday, when a talk describing "A Morning Walk" was given by Mr. D. E. Alexander, a member of the new Rotary Club of Bangor. Mr. D. E. Alexander said that for a morning walk there was no better season than early spring. An early start was essential if wild life was to be seen at its best. Asking his hearers to accompany him in imagination, Mr. Alexander described a walk through Clandeboye Woods, starting at 6 a.m., and referred to the sounds and sights of the countryside -- the song of the lark, rabbits scurrying across the road, and other inhabitants of field and forest. Mr. Alexander's descriptions revealed him as a keen, acute, and sympathetic observer of nature. A cordial vote of thanks was parsed to the speaker.


An Early Orange Lily. -- Mr. Andrew Montgomery, Conlig, has brought to the "Spectator" Office a fine Orange lily bloom, grown in his garden. The flower is fully developed.


Glasgow Boy Scouts for Ballywalter. -- The 142nd Glasgow troop of Boy Scouts, are returning to Ballywalter again this year in July. We understand that their numbers this year will be much greater than previously.


Donaghadee Poultry Show. -- Much interest is being taken in the Poultry Show, which, as will be seen from our advertising columns, will take place at the residence of Mr. Alexander Adair, J.P., Craigboy, Donaghadee, on Thursday, 6th June. The show is being held under the auspices of the Donaghadee Young Farmer's Club, of which Mr. Adair is the president. Already many entries have been received for the various poultry and egg classes. The public will be admitted at 6.30 p.m., the admission price being sixpence. An interesting exhibit at the show will be that of Mr. W. R. Lewis, Northfield, Donaghadee. Mr. Lewis is showing a range of poultry houses as well as other poultry appliances.


New potatoes at Scrabo. -- Mr. Frank Herron, Castleavery, Scrabo, has a fine crop of new potatoes. On Friday last, at the Belfast Market, they brought 5/- per stone.

St. Mark's Sunday School Excursion. -- St. Mark's Church Sunday School excursion takes place on Saturday, when the children will be entertained to tea and games at Donaghadee. The choir excursion will not take place this year till the 22nd June. The date has been postponed in order not to clash with the dates of the Greyabbey Pageant.

Boy Falls From Tree. -- While little Wm. Gibson, aged 10, son of Mr. Wm. Gibson of Whitespots, Newtownards, was climbing up a tree near his home on Sunday evening, about 8 p.m., he slipped and fell to the ground, breaking his leg in two places. He was attended at once by Dr. Jamison, jun., after which he was conveyed to Ards District Hospital.

Ards Sportsman. Honoured. -- Billy Lawrence, Greenwell Street, Newtownards, salesman in the Shell Mex Co., shot, last week, in the team representing Ulster, against the Free State, in the Clay Bird Shooting Competition. We understand that he has now been selected to referee the Clay Bird Shooting International match at Dublin.

Clock for Regent Street Church. -- The Regent Street Presbyterian Church, Newtownards, has received from Mrs. Patton, of Ballymena, the gift of a clock, which has been placed in front of the gallery, Mrs. Patton is the widow of the Rev. Alexander Patton of Cloughwater, and a daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Watters, M.A., the first minister of the Regent Street Church.

Greenwell Street Annual Fete. -- Owing to the races in Bangor, which will be held on the 22nd June, Rev. T. M'Ilwrath has decided to postpone his annual fete for poor children to the 29th June, as the roads on the 22nd are likely to be thronged with traffic. All donations, no matter how small, towards "a happy day for the children" at Milecross will be very thankfully received.

Greenwell St. Service. -- Special children's services will be held in Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 12 noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Rev. G. T. Boyd, M.A., and the Rev. S. Stevenson, B.A., Glastry, will give special addresses at the evening services. The offertory will be in aid of Mr. Hugh Wilson's Jungle Tribes Mission. Full particular will be found in our advertisement columns (page eight).

Newtownards Shots. -- Newtownards men figured in the Inter-State Championship, at Ligoniel, on Saturday, when the Irish Free State won with 481 points to 445 for Northern Ireland. Mr. Wm. Wright got a third prize in one Sweepstake handicap, and a similar place was secured by Mr. J. Maxwell in the second sweepstake, while Mr. W. Lawrence, also of Newtownards, carried off the first prize in the five double rise.

The Lady Behind the Scenes. -- A striking character sketch of "England's Leading Lady," appears in the June number of "Nash's Magazine," written by the Countess of Listowel. The subject of the sketch is Lady Londonderry and her Ladyship in the course of the article is described as "one of the most brilliant figures of English social and political life" and one who "is greatly responsible for the formation of the National Government, more so than its protagonists are willing to admit."

Boy Scouts' Treasure Hunt. -- A treasure hunt for motor cars, in aid of the Ulster Boy Scout Bazaar Fund, will be held on Thursday, 6th June, starting from Conway Square, at 7.30 p.m. The total distance will not exceed 50 miles. Mr. Fred Earney is taking charge of the arrangements. Mrs. A. Dickson, jun., and Mrs. G. C. Roper (members of the Bazaar Committee) are also supporting the event. There will be a special prize for the best performance put up by a lady. Miss Dora Baxter is acting as secretary.

Ards Musicians. -- Congratulations to a little Daphne Young who, though only 7 years old, gained a 77 per cent, pass in the Trinity College of Music Examinations. Other successful competitors were: Jean Thompson (91 per cent., honours), Joan Wallace (84 per cent. honours), Anne Rea (81 per cent. honours), Meta M'Gimpsey in the First Steps Division (80 per cent. honours), Wallace S. Brown (88 per cent. honours) in the Preparatory Grade. Honours -- First Steps -- Harry and Roy Grant; Preparatory Division -- Beth and Willis M'Neilly, all of Newtownards.

Accident at Lacrosse Grounds. -- During the course of a cricket match at the Ards Lacrosse Club Grounds, in which Bangor were playing Gleneden, a break ball bowled by N. F. Quinn (Gleneden) kicked up suddenly over Mr. R. Johnstone's (Bangor) bat and struck the wicket keeper, Henry Howarth, Belfast, below the ear. He fell at once, stunned, to the ground, and failing to gain consciousness, Dr. Warnock was sent for. The Doctor had him conveyed to the Ards District Hospital where he is now lying. On enquiries being made at the hospital by Mr. Johnstone, the unfortunate sportsman's condition was reported as favourable.

Boys' Brigade Camp. -- Within a few weeks the camping season of 1935, will be well under way and for weeks past the boys of the 1st Newtownards Company of the Boys' Brigade have been making preparations in joyful anticipation of their annual summer camp. Last year's camp was outstanding in the annals of the Newtownards Boys' Brigade but this years promises to surpass oven that. This year's camp will be held adjacent to St. Anns, that delightful seaside resort, near Blackpool. The boys will leave Belfast on July 15th by a special daylight sailing, arranged by the L.M.S. In our next issue we will give details of the arrangements.

Interesting Newtownards Ceremony. -- To inaugurate the sixpenny telegram, an interesting ceremony will take place at the Newtownards Post Office, on Friday evening, at 3 o'clock, when, after the Prince of Wales has sent a sixpenny telegram to His Majesty the King, Mrs. Lavery, wife of Senator T. R. Lavery, will send the first telegram, at the new rate, from Newtownards, to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, in London. A silver pen suitably inscribed will be presented by Miss Brown, postmistress, to Mrs. Lavery, as a memento of the occasion.

Messrs. F. C. Glasgow & Son Ltd., offer 230 ladies' frocks, samples, at makers' prices. See advertisement, page nine.

Regent Street Sunday School Services. -- Sunday School Anniversary Services were held, on Sunday last, in Regent St. Methodist Church. The preacher at the morning service was Rev. John M'Caffrey, B.A. (Sandy Row Methodist Church); at the afternoon, Rev. G. F. M'Quitty, 1st Presbyterian Church, Newtownards, and at the evening, Rev. Robert Rainey, Donegall Road, Belfast. At all the services the praise was led by the Sunday School Choir and included the choruses -- "Rejoice ye Pure in Heart," "A Little Child May Know," and "I love to hear the story." A quartette, "God made my life a little light," were beautifully rendered by the Misses Maisie Tew, Annie Irvine, Connie Johnston and May M'Roberts. Miss Bertha Ardill was the special soloist at the evening service and sang "Pardoning Grace" and "The Lord is my Shepherd." Mr. W. S. Edgar presided at the organ. The offertory at all the services was devoted to Sunday School Funds.


Accident Case at Comber. -- As the result of a collision between a car and a bus at Tullynakill, near Comber, on Saturday night, George Giffin, Ormeau Road, Belfast, a passenger in the car, received head and facial injuries. He was thrown against and smashed the windscreen. The driver of the car, Gerald P. Brien, Camden Street, Belfast, suffered slightly from shock. Giffin was treated in Ards District Hospital, and allowed to go home. No one in the bus was hurt.




We regret to announce the death of Mr. Samuel Kerr Patterson, Hill Head, Ballygowan, at the age of 74, which took place suddenly at the Ards District Hospital on Monday. Mr. Patterson came of a very old family which settled in the Ards many years back. An extensive farmer, he also took a keen interest in public affairs and in 1918 was co-opted a Guardian in place of the late William Bennett. He was also a governor of the Ards District Hospital since its inception and represented Moneyrea district in the Rural Council. He took a great interest in stock breeding and was frequent exhibitor at local agricultural shows. He was also a member of the committee of 2nd Comber Presbyterian Church. He leaves a widow, four daughters and four sons (one of whom, Mr. S. K. Patterson, is Relieving Officer to the Guardians) with whom much sympathy is expressed.

The funeral, which was private, took place from his residence at 11 a.m. on Thursday, to the family burying ground, Comber Churchyard. The services at the residence was conducted by Rev. W. K. M'Lernon and at the graveside by the Rev. S. Anderson and Rev. J. E. Jones, minister of 2nd Comber Presbyterian Church.

The chief mourners were:-- Wm. John Patterson, David T. Patterson, S. K. Patterson, Andrew Patterson (sons), R. Patterson (uncle), J. B. Patterson (nephew).


Universal regret is expressed at the untimely death of Mr. T. Mayne, eldest son of Mr. W. Mayne, of Mount Pleasant, Ballycullen.

"Tom," as he was familiarly known throughout the town, was a general favourite with everyone. His genial personality and his kindly disposition won for him a place in the hearts of all who knew him. He had a host of friends and to these the news of the accident, -- which cut down this splendid young man in his 32nd year, in the flower of his manhood, -- came as a great shock.

In a time such as this, words cannot express, nor pen convey the sorrow that is felt, in the town for the bereaved mother, father, sisters and brothers, sufficient it is to say that his death has cast a gloom over the whole town whose streets he trod so often, whose people he knew so well.

To these words of sympathy the members of the Ards Rugby Football Club, of which his brother, Blair, is a member; the pupils of Regent House School, companions of his youngest brother, Douglas, and members of the R.U.C., to which his brother William belongs, wish to add their expression of sorrow and sympathy.

An athlete, a sportsman and a thorough gentleman, the figure of Tom Mayne will be sadly missed from amongst us.

We join with the people of the town and district in tendering to the parents, brothers and sisters our heart-felt sympathy in their great sorrow.

The funeral, which was private, took place on Thursday at 11 a.m., from his residence, Mount Pleasant, Ballycullen. The cortege proceeded to Movilla via. Frances Street and was attended by the chief mourners and personal friends. At the house and the graveside the services were performed by the Rev. G. F. M'Quitty, minister of 1st Presbyterian Church, Newtownards. The following were the chief mourners:-- Mr. Wm. Mayne (father); Wm. Blair and Douglas (brothers); J. C. Stevenson, (brother-in-law); Mr. Jones, Mr. Ritchie, and Mr. Jack Iveston; Malcolm Ritchie (cousin). Mr. T. C. G. Mackintosh, Mr. W. H. Simms, Mr. S. H. Simms, Mr. Wm. Irvine and Mr. T. Bradley also attended.

Messrs. W. L. Doggart & Sons, had charge of the funeral arrangements.


We regret to report the death of Mr. Wm. Harris, of Ballygarvin, Kircubbin, which took place on Tuesday after a short illness. On the previous Tuesday, Mr. Harris had been in the Belfast market selling some cattle. He returned home apparently in his usual health, but after tea suddenly felt ill and medical aid was summoned. As stated, he passed quietly away on Tuesday. He was an extensive farmer and was one of the best known and highly esteemed men in the Ards. In addition to his farming operations, which he conducted on first-class lines, Mr. Harris was an astute investor and one who was always au fait with the trend of events in the business world. His death has been learned with keenest regret over a wide area. Mr. Harris was a member of Glastry Methodist Church.

On Thursday the funeral took place to the Kircubbin burying ground, the cortege being of imposing dimensions. The Rev. R. A. Knowles, Glastry and the Rev. Cathcart, formerly of Glastry officiated both in the house of mourning and at the graveside. We join in extending sympathy with the relatives in their sad bereavement.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. W. L. Doggart & Son, Newtownards.


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