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Robert Hanna Montgomery
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Robert Hanna Montgomery, Const. 5072
R.U.C. Depot, Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 20-1-36

J. F. McGeagh, Draperstown 9 May 1908

R. H. Montgomery, 2 Downview Park West, Antrim Road, Belfast 15 1962

Joined R.U.C. 20:1:36 (19 years 1 month)
Joined Customs Excise 1:9:51 (3 years ? months)
In Nova Scotia Canada from 1:5:31 to 14 5/12 years 3:12:34 18 years
Constable 20.1.36 - Sergeant 1.7.43
Passed Head Constable Technical Examination June 1949
Official Customs Excise 1.9.51 (transferred from R.U.C.)

Stations in R.U.C.:- (R.U.C. Service 15 years 9 months)
Newtownards Depot - 20:1:36 to Sept. 1936
Enniskillen Depot - Sept. 36 to Dec. 36
Queens Street Bks. Belfast - Dec. 36 to April 37
Enniskillen Depot - April 37 to May 37
Galwally, Belfast - May 37 to July 37
Portstewart Barracks - July 37 to 15:9:37
Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh - 15.9.37 to 1.9.39
Donegall Pass, Belfast - 1.9.39 to Oct. 1939
Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh - Oct 1939 to 4.1.40
Cullyhanna, Co. Armagh - 4.1.40 to Oct. 1941
Newry (Armagh ?) Bks. Oct 1941 to 1.7.43
Custom ?
Londonderry Bks. (Victoria) 1.7.43 to 1.6.47
Donegall Pass Bks. - 1.6.47 to 1.9.51
Musgrave ? Bks. ? 1.9.51 to 1.1.53
12 Corporation Street
to 1.9.56 then to 146 Albertbridge Road (Ulster Bank) to?

Cap Size 7
No. 5072
Coat Black 5072 lining. Initials (left shoulder)
Main Coat 5072 Initials (on Ligune 5)
Heavy Coat White lining 5072 Initials right lapel?
Trousers Initials under left hand pocket

R. H. Montgomery, 17 Wheatfield Gardens, Crumlin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland


Newspaper Clippings

Derry boy wins scholarship - A Londonderry boy, Alistair McCleery, of Glasgow Terrace, has been allocated one of 12 scholarships to Ghana, sponsored by Thwaites Brewery. The scholarship entails a six-week stay in Ghana including ten days in the home of a native family

A List of Names associated with hospitals in Northern Ireland, maybe for examinations passed?
MID ULSTER - L. Brownlow, E. A. Campbell, F. E. McConnell, M. A. McGerr, T. P. Miler, V. A. Montgomery, M. P. Murphy, D. E. Turkington
MUSGRAVE PARK - M. Annett, J. Barbour, B. B. Kelly, S. Lindsay, S. C. Lindsay, K. C. McAllister, M. T. McAllister, P. M. McCormack, H. McCullough, B. McDonad, B. A. McElherron, A. J. Mairs, M. V. Marken, M. M. Porter, A. P. Rafferty, C. Rice, A. A. M. Scullion, N. M. Woods
ROYAL HOSPITAL - E. A. Arthur, E. Beggs, D. E. Bell, A. E. M. Brown, P. I. Caldwell, B. A. Condell, R. A. Cunningham, M. E. Doey, B. M. Donnelly, C. R. Enright, G. A. D. Falvey, M. R. Fletcher, A. P. Foy, B. A. Fusco, E. I. Gash, M. E. T. Greenan, E. A. Haire, J. A. Jones, M. T. Kane, B. E. Knipe, A. A. Lowe, J. M. McDermott, M. E. McVicker, D. A. Mackin, H. M. Magill, M. P. Mann, A. P. Meyler, Y. E. Millar, L. E. S. Mullin, M. C. O'Neill, D. P. Shephard, Y. S. Simpson, M. A. J. Speight, V. M. Thompson, M. A. Wilson, E. E. Y. Wolfenden, A. S. Woods
TYRONE COUNTY - W. R. Barton, I. E. Doy, M. J. McCann, S. E. McDonagh, R. M. McGillion, K. E. E. McMahon, K. E. Martin
ULSTER - N. R. Agnew, I. M. Campbell, H. E. Frazer, S. D. Miller
The following passed the final psychiatric examination :-
- J. Colvin, B. T. Connolly, A. McCartney, D. McReynolds
DOWNSHIRE - J. P. Galway, J. A. Hanna
GRANSHA - S. E. J. Evans
HOLYWELL - P. M. Allison, I. B. Kealey, M. Taylor
PURDYSBURN - O. E. Dunningan, S. P. Laverty, E. M. T. McAuley, I. W. H. McCartney, T. J. McKervey, H. G. Sherratt, G. O. Sullivan
ST. LUKE'S - P. P. M. McGurk, C. B. Stevenson, O. Woolsey
TYRONE AND FERMANAGH - S. A. E. Armstrong, M. T. Kelly
Final special care examination:-
- M. B. McGonagle, R. W. Turbitt
Final sick children's examination:-
- M. B. Arkinson, N. M. G. Baxter, A. Essien, M. L. Graham, R. Johnston, M. J. McManus, L. Shannon
ULSTER - D. A. Logan, J. S. Thompson
THE DEATH WATCH - Inside Story of an Execution Morning
The great climax to the murder of the man with the cleft chin has brought into open debate again the age-old British method of execution.  It is inevitable that other men will die in the same manner as Karl Hulten and other women stand in like peril to that which almost to the final hour beset Elizabeth Maud Jones.  But to-day public opinion would appear to be reacting again to the employment of what has been called "the barbaric scaffold."  It may be the first tentative steps to a revolutionary change in capital punishment - if not along completely abolition lines then in a form less primitive that "the rope, the drop and the prison chaplain."  The quotation is from a letter to "The Times" by Mr. Bernard Shaw, who seemingly favours euthanasia or " mercy killing" in cases of capital punishment.  He points out that on the authority of the Book our Genesis method of execution is precisely the same as that in operation 2,000 years ago.  Briefly recounting the now familiar history of Elizabeth Jones and the crime for which she was condemned G.B.S. continues:- "Unfortunately our method of putting such people to death is so primitive that when it has to be practised on a girl in her teens, everyone including the Sovereign, who has to sign the death warrant, and the Home Secretary, who has to decide whether it shall be carried out or not, is revolted by it.  "If the strip-tease girl had been told simply that her case was under consideration and she were presently to be found dead in her bed some morning, in a quite comfortable lethal chamber not known to her to be such, the relief to the public conscience would be enormous, and the survivors would acquire a wholesome sense of public obligation to make the preservation of their lives by civilisation worth while."  LAST GOOD-BYES  What is the "primitive" procedure by which a condemned person goes to his or her death when the final hope of reprieve has gone? Here, probably for the first time, is an authentic description of the last fleeting hours.  At 10 o'clock on the night before the execution, two of six prison officers who have shared the death watch, shake their prisoner by the hand and wish him good-bye.  Two others will have done the same thing eight hours earlier.  The remaining couple take over from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. next day.  From the latter hour two officers, who had not previously "sat" with the condemned man, keep the remaining two hours watch and accompany their prisoner to the execution shed.  He will probably have spent most of his last night writing letters or playing cards with his guards.  Few condemned men sleep at the end, though invariably they are quite calm and self-possessed when the realisation comes that there is no more hope.  At 7 a.m. the clothing in which the man has been tried and condemned is given to him, minus collar and tie, and the prison attire destroyed.  This, however, was not the procedure in the case of Karl Hulten, who, so it has been disclosed, went to the scaffold wearing prison clothes doubtless to preserve his American uniform from ignominy.  For breakfast porridge, bacon, bread and butter are served to men who are to die within the hour.  Some eat, some decline.  The majority are content with a cup of tea and unlimited cigarettes.  HANDSHAKES AND BRANDY  Between 8.30 and p the chaplain enters the condemned cell to give spiritual consolation.  If he wishes the prisoner may take Holy Communion.  The chaplain usually stays in the death cell until nine o'clock.  At that moment the following will be standing quietly outside the door: The governor of the prison, the under-sheriff of the county, the executioner, assistant executioner, medical officer of the prison, chief officer of the prison, hospital orderly and prisoner engineer.  On the stroke of nine the cell door opens and the governor says to the Under-Sheriff, "Your prisoner, sir."  Condemned persons are the prisoners of the High Sheriff of the County.  At the same time the executioner steps in front of the condemned man and offers to shake hands with him.  The gesture is invariably acknowledged.  The hospital orderly proffers a tot of brandy, and the executioner's assistant pinions the condemned man's arms behind him above the elbow.  All this takes a matter of seconds.  MACABRE MOMENTS  The two officers of the death watch then lead the condemned out of the cell to the execution shed, usually but a few steps away.  Here he is guided to a chalkmark on the trap.  The executioner then pulls a white cap over the head and face of the prisoner, adjusts the noose of the rope already suspended just above by a single thread.  At the same time the assistant executioner straps the prisoner's ankles.  The executioner gives a sign for everyone to step off the trap and quickly kicks the release bolt from the lever.  It is all over.  The medical officer immediately descends into the pit to satisfy himself that death has taken place.  The shed is then closed and locked and a guard left on duty outside for an hour.  At 10 a.m. the body is drawn up, placed in a coffin and removed to the mortuary.  Here it is viewed by a coroner and jury, and after formal evidence of identity by the Governor and the cause of death by the medical officer a verdict of "Death by judicial hanging or fracture of the vertebrae by judicial hanging" is returned.  Then the body is buried in a grave already prepared in the prison grounds, and all personal belongings concerning which the accused has made no specific request are buried with him.  At one time the condemned man's initials and the date of his death were cut into the prison wall near the grave, but this practice has been abandoned.  To-day the only record of a hanging is to be discovered on the official plan of the prison.


Death Notices 1956

Gorman - January 20, 1956 (suddenly), at Royal Victoria Hospital, Gerald, dearly-beloved husband of Margaret Gorman - Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Daughter and Son-in-law, Vic and Ernest Snodden, and Granddaughter Pauline, 56 Candahar Street.  Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Brother-in-law Joseph Sayers, and Family, 36 Elm Street.  Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Daughter and Son-in-law, Mabel and Bob Bingle, London.  Deeply regretted by his Sisters-in-law, Brothers-in-law, Nephews and Nieces.  The Officers and Members of Kane Memorial L.O.L. No. 890 tender their sincere sympathy, A. Harper, W.M.  The Officers and Members of Botanic Temperance R.B.P. 1019 deeply regret the death of Sir Kt. Gerald Gorman and tender sincere sympathy, David Lindsay, P.M., Reg.
Hanley - January 20, 1956, at Throne Hospital, Whitewell, David, the dearly-loved husband of Beatrice M. Hanley, Cloona Cottages, Dunmurry. Funeral to Knockbreda Burying-ground, Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife and Family
Henderson - January 20, 1956, at his residence, 1 Prospect Street, Carrickfergus, William, beloved husband of the late Sarah Henderson.  Funeral to Victoria Cemetery.  Officers and Members of Straid Temperance R.B.P. 42 regret the death of their esteemed member, Sir Kt. W. Henderson, R. Cameron, Reg.
Heslip - January 21, 1956, at her residence, The Linfield, 2 Sandy Row, Belfast, Jane Margaret, widow of William Henry Heslip. Funeral to Dundonald Cemetery.  Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Son and Daughter-in-law, William and Margaret, and Grandsons, 105 Tildarg Street.  Officers and Members of Magdalene Church Defenders' Temperance L.O.L. 515 and R.A.P.C. 615 deeply regret the death of the mother of their esteemed Deputy Master, Br. W. J. Heslip and tender deepest sympathy, Jas. H. Martin, W.M.; Albert Rogers, W.M.  Officers and Members of Magdalene Church Defenders' Temperance R.B.P. 1076 deeply regret the death of the mother of their esteemed Member Sir Kt. W. J. Heslip, Thos. Keery, W.M.
Hewitt - Officers and Members of Light and Freedom L.O.L. 873 regret the death of the wife of Br. T. Hewitt, P.M., W. Johnston, W.M.
Smyth - January 20, 1956 (suddenly), at her residence, 3 Humber Street, Elizabeth, dearly-loved wife of Robert Smyth. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Son Hugh, Daughter-in-law Lily and Granddaughter Eileen.  Deeply regretted by her loving Daughter and Son-in-law, Lucy and Robert Graham, and Grandchildren, 44 Oakdene Parade.  Deeply regretted by her loving Son and Daughter-in-law, Robert and Rene Smyth, and Grandchildren, Bertha, Allan, Ian and Allison, 41 Finnis Drive.  Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Son and Daughter-in-law, Victor and Greta, and Grand-children, Elizabeth, Victor and June. (It's only good-night, dear mother, just as we used to say)
Stead - January 20, 1956 (suddenly), at Ards Hospital, William, dearly-loved husband of Jane Stead, Drumfad, Millisle. Funeral to Churchill, Carrowdore. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife, Son and Daughter, Robert and Jean; Son and Daughter-in-law, William and Martha, and Granddaughter Jean Elizabeth
Thompson - January 20, 1956 (suddenly), at her residence, 1 Belfast Road, Comber, Susan, daughter of the late George and Agnes Thompson. Funeral to Comber New Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Family Circle.  Officers and Members of Comber White Flag L.O.L. 244 regret the death of the sister of their esteemed Member, Br. David Thompson, and tender their deepest sympathy, J. L. O. Andrews, W.M.
Tobin - January 20, 1956, at his residence, Tollyarnon, Castlederg, Frank, dearly-loved husband of Elizabeth Tobin. Funeral to New Cemetery, Castlederg
Toman - January 20, 1956, at his residence, 21 Waterford Street, Belfast, Stephen, dearly-beloved husband of Ellen Toman, R.I.P. Funeral from St. Paul's Church to Milltown Cemetery.  Deeply regretted by his Daughter, Son-in-law and Grandchildren, Margaret and Danny McAreavey
Twaddell - January 20, 1956, at her residence, 13 Sunnyside, Mossley, in her 94th year, Elizabeth, widow of Daniel Twaddell. Funeral to Ballintoy Churchyard.  Officers and Members of Cliftonville Social Club regret the death of the mother of their esteemed Member, Thomas Twaddell, S. W. Smiley, Chairman
Warmington - January 20, 1956, at his residence, 35 Lismoyne Park, Belfast, William James, dearly-loved husband of Isabella Warmington
Wilcox - January 21, 1956, at Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn, Jane Elizabeth, dearly-loved wife of Thomas Wilcox, 2 Kempton Park, Moira Road, Lisburn. Funeral to Hillsborough Churchyard.  Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Son and Daughter-in-law, Fred and Letitia Wilcox, Shonamar, Dromore Road, Hillsborough

Death Notices 1951

Bamford - Officers and Members of Aircraft L.O.L. 2000 deeply regret the death of the mother of Br. Bamford, and extend deepest sympathy, S. McCullough W.M.
Cameron - February 27, 1951, at her residence, 19 Queen Street, Ballymena, Agnes, widow of William Cameron. Funeral to Ballymena Cemetery
Cardwell - February 26, 1951, at her residence, 6 Boyne Square, Jean, dearly-loved wife of James Cardwell. Funeral to Dundonald Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Husband and Family; also her Granddaughter Eleanor.  Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Son and Daughter-in-law, Tommy and Elizabeth Cardwell; also Grandchildren, 24 Severn Street.  Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Sister-in-law and Brothers-in-law, Eleanor and George Herron, Margaret and Andrew McConnell, also Nephews and Nieces
Dale - February 26, 1951, at his residence, 96 Hatton Drive, Thomas, dearly-loved husband of Sarah Dale. Funeral to Dundonald. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Son and Daughter-in-law, William and Elizabeth dale, also Grandsons, 36 Malcolm Street.  Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Daughter and Son-in-law, Florence May and Samuel Morrow, and Grandchildren, 93 Cregagh Road.  Deeply regretted by his Daughter and Son-in-law, Johanna and William Robbins, and Grandchildren, 39 Mayflower Street
Foreman - February 24, 1951 (result of an accident), Robina Foreman. Deeply regretted by her Friends at University Road Moravian Church
Hamilton - February 26, 1951, ay City Hospital, Mary, widow of W. J. Hamilton. Funeral from her late residence, 47 Frome Street to Dundonald Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Sister and Brother-in-law, Elizabeth and James Downey, Nephews and Nieces, 90 Templemore Street; also her Sons and Families in Australia.
McDermott - February 26, 1951, at Musgrave Park Hospital, William (ex-R.U.C.), dearly-beloved husband of Alice McDermott, 27 Innisfayle Gardens, Belfast. Funeral from his Brother-in-law's residence, 28 Mountjoy Street, Londonderry to Glendermott Parish Church Burying-ground
part entry - MacErlean - February 25, 1951, at a Private Nursing Home......

Man and Wife injured - David McCabrey, aged 66, and his wife, Jessie A. McCabrey, aged about 60, of Lille Park, Finaghy, were knocked down by a motor car while out walking last night between Finaghy cross-roads and Dunmurry. They are detained in the Royal Victoria Hospital

Impartial Reporter ...
Series of Lorry Crashes - Enniskillen Young Man For Trial - Said He Drank "Jungle Juice"
William Thomas McCaffrey, of 7 Henry Street, Enniskillen, was, at a special Court in Enniskillen on Tuesday, before Mr. T. Allen, M.B.E., J.P., returned for trial, in custody, to Fermanagh Assizes, on a number of charges. The making of depositions lasted over four hours, and 16 witnesses were examined.  Seven charges were preferred against McCaffrey - (1) for taking and driving away a lorry, IL 4344, the property of Conor McManus, on 5th February, without the owner's consent; (2) committing malicious damage to the lorry to the amount of 220 17s; (3) committing malicious damage to a motor car, ZD 1016, the property of John McNulty, on 5th February, to the amount of 47 19s; (4) committing malicious damage, on 5th February, to motor car, IL 4571, the property of Robert Dickie, to the amount of 41 15s; (5) reckless driving; (6) driving at a speed dangerous to the public; and (7) in a manner dangerous to the public.  Head Constable Gregg prosecuted and Miss Noreen Cooper, LL.B., represented accused.  EXCAVATOR DAMAGED  James McDermott, employed by Drysdale Company as an excavator driver, said that on 5th February when he had finished work at the Diamond, Enniskillen, he parked the excavator inside the barrier at Galligan's door.  Half of the street here was under repair and it was in the portion under repair that he parked the excavator.  The following morning he noticed that it had been damaged.  Robert Gorby, Holborn Hill, Belturbet, hackney car owner, gave evidence that on 5th Feb. he was at a dance in Enniskillen Townhall and parked his car at the Imperial Hotel.  About 9.15 p.m. he was standing on the Townhall steps and heard the noise of a lorry approach.  He then heard a crash and saw a big lorry pass.  It was going pretty fast.  The left hand door of the lorry was swinging open, and the door came into contact with witness's car, putting a large dent in the roof.  The lorry did not stop.  The damage to his car amounted to 3 15s.  CAB "TOTALLY WRECKED"  Robert John Black, contractor, Enniskillen, said that on 6th February, he examined McManus' lorry.  The cab was totally wrecked.  His estimate for making good the damage was 220 17s 6d.  Wm. R. Donaldson, Erne Engineering Company, said that it would cost 47 19s to repair McNulty's car.  Conor McManus, quarry owner, Silverhill, gave evidence that he owned motor lorry IL 4344 and did not give accused permission to drive it on 5th February.  When he saw the lorry on 6th February, the cab was off it completely and the back loading board was bent up and broken.  CARS DAMAGED  John McNulty, The Brook, Enniskillen, owner of hackney car ZD 1016, said he parked the car outside the Munster and Leinster Bank in Townhall Street on 5th February, and when he saw the car again about 10.30 p.m. he found that the front left mudguard and the two doors on that side were damaged.  The door pillar and running board were also damaged, and the back bumper.  William E. Dickie, Bloomfield Park, Enniskillen, whose car, IL 4571, was parked in Townhall Street on the same night, said that when he saw the car about 11 p.m. the front mudguard was damaged, both left hand doors scraped and dinged, the front one having the handle taken off, and the back left-hand mudguard dinged and a piece torn from it.  "PIECES FELL TO GROUND"  Henry A. Burke, solicitor, East Bridge Street, Enniskillen, said that on Monday, 5th February, he was passing along East Bridge Street towards the Townhall and when he came as far as the "Impartial Reporter" office he heard a crash and noticed an unlighted lorry in contact with a car parked opposite the Royal Hotel.  Some pieces of the car fell on the ground.  The lorry came on towards witness.  At the same time a lorry coming from the direction of Belmore Street stopped opposite witness.  The lorry he had first seen mounted the footpath and witness stepped into the doorway of the "Impartial Reporter" office.  The lorry passed between witness and the stationary lorry and when abreast of the stationary lorry it stopped for a moment.  As it moved off, the back part came into contact with the rear of the stationary lorry.  The lorry, which did not appear to have a cab on it, looked like an ex-military vehicle of some sort.  He did not know the driver.  LORRY MOUNTED FOOTPATH  Robert Gerald Dickie, Bloomfield Park, gave evidence that on 5th February, when he was driving a motor lorry along East Bridge Street, about 8.30 p.m., he noticed a lorry coming towards him without lights.  The lorry appeared to have no cab and was travelling about 10 m.p.h.  The unlighted lorry mounted the footpath and passed him on the right hand side.  When passing it scraped the side and bent the rear corner post of witness's lorry.  Eric Morrison, driver of McManus's lorry, gave evidence that on 5th Feb. he parked the lorry at Maguire's pumps in Henry Street after he had finished work.  He next saw the lorry when he went with the police at midnight the same night to Celtic Park.  The cab was badly damaged, the two doors were missing and the loading board at the back was wrecked.  One door was found the following morning at the Diamond and the other in Townhall Street.  George Hurst, Topping and Co., estimated the damage done to Mr. Dickie's car at 41 15s.  "HEARD A SMASH"  John Hanley, Shore Road, Enniskillen, said that about 9.15 p.m. on 5th Feb., when he was going down Eden Street, he heard a smash.  He turned back and sae a lorry passing towards the East Bridge, going very fast.  When he got as far as the Townhall he heard a couple of crashes further down the street in the direction of the East Bridge.  He walked down Townhall Street and saw a lorry door lying in the street.  When he returned he saw another door lying at the Townhall beside a mechanical digger.  POLICE SERGEANT'S EVIDENCE  Sgt. T. F. Murphy, R.U.C. Depot, Enniskillen, stated that he had been walking in Belmore Street on the night of 5th February, and heard the noise of a lorry on the road behind him.  IT WAS BUMPING AND RATTLING  When it came to the War Memorial he saw a large ex-Army type lorry being driven at a fast rate for that class of vehicle.  He saw the driver, but did not know him at that time, but he recognised the accused.  After passing him the lorry kept up the same speed going round the curve at the War Memorial, and when he was some distance down Belmore Street he heard the lorry strike an empty tar barrel a glancing blow.  LORRY DID NOT STOP  Const. E. C. Drew gave evidence that at about 9.20 he was ob duty on the East Bridge, accompanied by Constable Gray, and heard the sound of a lorry approaching from Townhall Street.  The lorry came into view as it rounded the Orange Hall.  It had no lights and was travelling between 25 and 30 m.p.h.  Const. Gray stopped into the road immediately and signalled the driver to stop.  This was ignored.  The constable also shouted to the driver to stop, but he drove on at the same speed.  Witness got a good view of the driver as he passed.  There was no door on the left-hand side.  Accompanied by Sgt. Greene and Constable Gray, witness went to Celtic Park and found the vehicle which had refused to stop.  WHAT SERGEANT SAW  Sgt. J. A. Greene told the Court that when he was going down Water Street on the night of 5th Feb., he heard a crash in the direction of High Street, and the sound of breaking glass and wood.  He turned round to go back towards the Diamond and saw a large ex-Army lorry crossing the Diamond.  The lorry was travelling fairly fast and as it disappeared round the corner of the Townhall he heard a series of crashes from Townhall Street.  The left-hand door of the driver's cab was open and swinging about.  He went down Townhall Street, and outside the Munster and Leinster Bank found two cars, ZD 1016 and IL 4571, both damaged.  He saw a lorry cab door lying opposite Nugent's Entry.  He went up towards the Diamond and at the Imperial Hotel found a car, ID 5000, damaged.  Where the excavator was parked he found another lorry cab door, a reflecting mirror and pieces of broken wood and glass.  Later that night witness went to accused's house with Const. Gray.  Accused made a statement in his presence to Const. Gray.  After seeing him they went to Celtic Park and found there a lorry, IL 4344, which he identified as the lorry he had seen cross the Diamond.  ACCUSED'S STATEMENT  Const. Gray said that at 10.20 p.m. on 5th Feb. he called at accused's home and got no reply to his knocking.  He again called at 11.20 p.m. accompanied by Sgt. Greene.  Accused was there and witness explained to him the nature of his enquiries and cautioned him.  He made the following statement:-  "I am a labourer employed by Johnston and Acheson, Enniskillen.  I was not at work on this date, 5.2.51.  I left home about 10.30 a.m. and stayed about town all day.  I did not come home for my dinner.  I went into Magee's public house in East Bridge Street about 11.30 a.m. or 11.45 a.m.  Lawrence O'Reilly, Forthill, Enniskillen, was with me.  We drank stout and cider.  This drink is known as the 'jungle juice.'  We had a good many drinks and left the pub about five or six p.m.  O'Reilly went home for tea.  I came home to Henry Street but I did not enter my home.  As far as I can remember I went to Maguire's petrol pumps in Henry Street and took a lorry belonging to Conor McManus, Silverhill.  This lorry is parked there every night.  After I took the lorry I drove it through the town and down to Kidney's sawmill, where I left it.  I had no permission from any person to take this lorry.  I would not have taken the lorry only I had so much drink taken.  I don't remember hitting anything when going through the town.  After I left the lorry I met Lawrence O'Reilly again and we went to the Acorn Snack Bar and had some chips.  Gerald Traynor, Derrychara, came into Magee's pub after dinner time and had some drinks with me.  After having the chips in the snack bar, O'Reilly and I left the snack bar and went into the Regal.  It was after ten p.m., because the girl had left the paybox.  We stayed until the picture was over and then I came home."  This concluded the evidence for the Crown, and Head Const. Gregg asked that accused be returned for trial to Fermanagh Spring Assizes in custody.  Miss Cooper asked that the accused be granted bail, but this was opposed by the Head Const., and accused was returned for trial, in custody, to Fermanagh Spring Assizes.


Clogher R.C. Diocese - Very Rev. Patrick McQuaid, P.P., Brookeboro', has been appointed Parish Priest of Bundoran, to succeed the late Very Rev. Denis Canon McGrath.  Rev. Patrick Cullinan, C.C., Fintona, has been appointed parish priest of Brookeborough


Belfast Telegraph 21/1/56 - Public Mischief' Sentence is Upheld - Bailey's appeal is dismissed
The Appeal of William Henry Bailey, 49 year old civil servant, of Roslyn Street, Belfast, against conviction and sentence of a year's imprisonment for causing a public mischief during police investigations into the Stranix murder, was dismissed by the Northern Ireland Court of Criminal Appeal to-day.  The jail sentence was affirmed.  The Lord Chief Justice, Lord MacDermott, who, with Lord Justice Porter and Lord Justice Black constituted the court, said that the evidence disclosed a grave and deliberate offence, and they could see no grounds for interfering with the sentence passed.  Since the hearing of the appeal, he said, they were given an opportunity through the courtesy of Professor Newark, of Queen's University, of consulting the calendar of justiciary rolls in Ireland kept in the University library.  CASE IN 1297  On the question of "raising a hue and cry without cause" they found an entry dated June 15, 1297, concerning a Co. Tipperary case in which a man was sent to jail for "raising hue upon himself unjustly" for an injury caused by himself.  This showed that a deliberate attempt to get the wrong man arrested was regarded as criminal in Ireland soon after the introduction of the English Common Law.  The Lord Chief Justice dealt at length with a number of cases which had been determined in English courts as recently as 1955 he acted in a manner calculated to divert the efforts and waste the time of those charged with the duty of bringing criminals to justice, and calculated also to render innocent citizens liable to suspicion and arrest.  Whether his conduct was of a quality or kind the law had already recognised as criminal, seemed to their Lordships the crucial question of the appeal.  The Court, however, unanimously held that there was a misdemeanour and affirmed the conviction.  Bailey was found guilty of a public mischief offence at the last City Commission in October.  He was accused of causing the mischief by making false statements that he and two other men took part in the murder of Samuel Stranix
[It was learned after the Court's decision that it is possible the appeal may now be taken to the House of Lords]


Post-Mortem On Woman Who Died Suddenly
The death of Mrs. Millicent Florence Millard (62), of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, who died suddenly at St. Martin's Hospital, Bath, on Wednesday, and whose funeral was stopped because the City Coroner of Bath, Mr. W. P. Pitt, has ordered a post-mortem, has now been shown to have been from natural causes.  Mrs. Millard was admitted to the hospital on November 3.  She was expected to be transferred to a Trowbridge nursing home on Wednesday, but she died shortly before she was due to leave the hospital.  The post-mortem examination took place yesterday, and the pathologist stated yesterday, and the pathologist stated in his report that the death was "completely natural."  It was stated to-day that the order for the post-mortem was given because Mrs. Millard's death took place so suddenly.


Poteen Seized
Sergeant Atkinson and a number of Castlederg constables raided a house at Scraghey, near the Donegal border, last night and seized a quantity of poteen


Child's Story of House Breaking - Woman who stopped her on way to school - Case at Custody Court
An 11 year old girl went into the witness box at Belfast Custody Court to-day and alleged that a woman stopped her on two successive mornings on the way to school and asked her to go to a house which they broke into.  The girl, and Sarah J. Prendergast (24), Balkan Street, were charged with breaking into the house of Mrs. Comiskey, Garnett Street, and stealing a camera and two overcoats.  The girl said that on the first morning they pushed open the front door and took the camera, which witness pawned on Prendergast's instructions.  On the second morning they went up the entry into the yard of the house, Prendergast broke a window, and pushing out the broken glass put witness through the window to open the back door.  Prendergast took the overcoats, which witness pawned again on instructions, Prendergast getting the money on both occasions.  Mr. J. H. Campbell, R.M., said it was obvious that the child was "under the thumb of Prendergast," who was fined 5 and placed under a rule of bail.  Condition of the bail was that she did not associate with the girl, who was placed on probation


27.2.51 Ulster's railways are going the way of the canals

On the Lagan Canal - Ninety ton barge a fair load for one horse


1951 - Prize winning cattle at Balmoral Show


4.7.1972 Belfast Newsletter - Death of Mormon President
Mr. Joseph Fielding Smith (95), president of the religious group that his ancestor founded, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), has died in Salt Lake City, Utah, of a heart attack.  Mr. Smith, whose name-sake founded the Mormon Church in 1829, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bruce McConkie, a church spokesman said.  He had served as the 10th president of the 3,500,000 member church since January 23, 1970, upon the death of Mr. David O. McKay.  A successor will be chosen by the Church's first presidency, made of three members, and the council of the 12 apostles.  The process usually takes about three weeks and Mr. Harold Lee, first counsellor to Mr. Smith, has assumed the duties of acting president.  Mr. Smith's father, also named Joseph F. Smith, was the sixth president of the church.  The late president had served the Church for more than 70 years from his first mission in Great Britain in 1899.  He had held the posts of Mormon historian, president of the forum of the 70 and president of the council of the 12 apostles.  After Germany invaded Poland, Mr. Smith supervised evacuation of all American missionaries from Europe during World War II.  He was a prolific writer on doctrinal and historical subjects.  He is survived by 10 of his children. His third wife died in 1971.


Belfast Telegraph 26.7.1957
Former County Inspector dies (Author of the "R.U.C. Court Guide")
The death took place in Enniskillen to-day, a week before his 84th birthday, of Mr. William Atteridge, former County Inspector R.I.C. and R.U.C. He was a native of Co. Limerick.  He had served in the Merchant Navy until 1892, when he joined the R.I.C. as a constable.  In 1906 he was promoted head-constable, being stationed mostly in Loughrea.  He was promoted District Inspector in 1910 and served in Tubbercurry, Moate, and in Belfast District "B" from 1914 to 1920, when he became County Inspector of Co. Clare, where he remained until the Treaty in 1921.  After his transfer to the R.U.C. he served in Belfast and Armagh and was County Inspector of Fermanagh and Antrim until his retirement in 1933.  He was awarded the M.B.E. for his services.  Mr. Atteridge leaves two daughters, Mrs. Maude Adams, Enniskillen, and Mrs. K. Kelly, a doctor in York.