Friday 21/6/46 McGladdery - Sheeting (68/72) - Friday 21st June
This weaver got a 9½x10½ 67" N8291 Beam into his loom, with which he was not
satisfied. I explained that it was all we had at present and would change it
the first opportunity. He said to take his notice, I told him Saturday was
the day and I would do so. He then came back again and said he would only
work a week, that he was going to England, stating he had had work etc. etc.
casting up about ? while other ?. I told him if that was so I would let him
away when he had his cloth off. The Tenter? on Thursday night before
stopping time told me that McGladdery was not going to start the plain?
loom, that he was going on the Bureau. As it was better for me to make his
position clear I asked him of he was intending to leave when he had his
cloth take off, he said yes, I then told him he was leaving of his own
accord, that was about 10 or 15 minutes past 8.00 on Friday morning, about
an hour & ¼ or hour and ½ later I was working at a boom? above his and on
going past his loom to Mechanic shop he came out and stopped me and wanted
to know if I was going to break? him on the Bureau. I told him there was a
form which came out from there to be filled in and if he left voluntary we
could not say we had no work, when work was available. He then lost
his temper completely, talking a lot in very excited way about the Green?
Road, if he came from there he would be alright, mentioning Johnny Mooney,
Mick T??ley, Kathleen McGrath, and, as he said 'other papists they could get
everything.' I tried to pacify him but in vain. I told him he was a bad boy
and I did not want to have any trouble with him. He then seemed to get worse
saying he would fight this to the bitter end. I then told him to do whatever
hell? he wished and before I was aware he attacked me several times. He
seemed by his attitude from the start to want to do this as he was very
aggressive all the time.
My dearest Lettie?, I cannot settle to write letters, am on the trot all the
time. We have had a wonderful holiday, not a dull minute. Weather cold for
first three or four days but very hot ever since. I'm as brown as a berry.
Edie is red as a beetroot. Been the best holiday we have ever had. Will send
you an account of our doings? later on. Took some photos and have a good
collection of cards. This is the sort of holiday you should take in the
summer. Several folks on board are looking quite different after their two
weeks ? We start for home on Sunday. This is Friday in Las Palmas. Love from
(1) Lisbon. 2 days - Motor run to Cintra about 17 miles of most
gorgeous scenery. Motor run round city visiting all places of interest.
Madeira 1 day - Very warm, motored to see the sights, very pretty
place but spoiled by ? of bypass. Would have loved two days here, plenty to
(2) Santa Cruz 2 days - Motored to Orotava? about 20 miles, half of it
through banana plantations. System of irrigation very novel. Saw them being
packed, very interesting. Peak of Tenerife?, 13,000 feet high, can be seen
130 miles at sea. Very hot here. Return there to-morrow for cargo?
(3) Las Palmas Friday and Sunday - I think the most enjoyable ? we had
was to-day, delightfully warm and everywhere something new. Pulled and ate
oranges from the trees. Saw the cave dwellers at Atalaja, half savages they
are. Port of Las Palmas very busy, very fine shops or ships?
Weavers Book, no idea who wrote it or what Weaving Factory but there are
some interesting bits and pieces in it
(1) Lord Donegall's "Influenza cure" (white mixture)
1 Grain Caffeine - 4 Grains Phenacetine - 7 Grains Asperine
Chemist will make up in powder form or Tablets, Dose one every 3 hours
(1) Wm. McConnell 55166, 15 Holland Crescent,
390 Upper Newtownards Road
(2) J. Nesbitt - J. McCaffery - B. Sheridan -
J. Vallely - J. Downey
(3) B. Malone - D. Rowland - L. Smith - R.
(4) J. Nesbitt - K. Mc? - M. McGrath? - A.
(5) J. Nesbitt - Chambers - K. McConville - D.
McCavitt - O. O'Neill
(6) J. Watson
(1) T. Colligan
(2) T. Colligan - Hughes - O. O'Neill - B.
Sheridan - Mrs. McConnell - D. Black
(3) T. Colligan - W. Connelly - M. E. Quinn -
M. Campbell - ? England
(4) T. Colligan - J. McCavitt - O. Sheridan -
Harris? - Mrs. Allen
(6) J. O'Hare
(1) P. Sheridan
(2) F. Maginnis? July 38 4 years
J. Lockhart out of his time
A. McKelvey 3/1/38
R. Martin 12/11/35
J. Gray 26/4/37 2/1/34?
K. Kelly 8/4/40
Mgt. Jennings, Newry
(3) R. Copeland ???
H. McPolin, Hill Street, Bunford ?
(4) ? J. ??? 1 John Mitchell Street?
Mrs. Barbour, "Hendre" ??? ??? Ryhl?, N. Wales
(5) 62 Deramore Avenue
(1) Mounting Instructions June 1939
(2) Old Cemetery - No. 1 Row
William Magowan; John McKee; M. McKee 5/11/38?
No. 2 Row - Essie Brown (Deaney?); John Hall, J. Blacks Ground;
Robert Greer, Maytown; John Black, 30 July 1936?; Annie Baxter, 19th Sept;
No. 3 Row - Mrs. Adams, Craigmore, Belfast; Chas. B????, 28/5/39
No. 4 Row - Mrs. Johnston; Mrs. McCullough; Wm. Harris, Belfast; Mary
Smith, 12th July 1938
No. 5 Row - John Qua's Child; Mrs. R. J. Brown; Mgt. Morrow (Graham);
Grace Martin; Miss Wright; R. J. Brown; Mgt. McFadden, High Street (Wright)
No. 6 Row - Mrs. Priestly, The Close; Agnes White, Divernagh 13th
July; W. Cully 11/7/38; Richard Copeland; Maria Do? (Copeland?) 10/4/39
No. 7 Row - Wm. Maxwell; Annie Maxwell
No. 8 Row - empty
(3) No. 9 Row - John Malcomson; Jane
Malcomson 17th March 38
No. 10 Row - Pattons Child Wm. Nelsons Ground; Mrs. Greer
No. 11 Row - Mrs. Cromwell, College Square; Jas. Cromwells Child;
John Cromwell 1/5/34; Martha Barron 14/4/39 (Di???)
No. 12 Row - Mrs. Hall, Kingsmill 1 grave; David Graham; Ellen Lowry
No. 13 Row - Mrs. Baird, Craigmore; 20/3/41 Thomas Hannoway, Newry;
22/5/41 James Gillen Reid, Newry; 5/5/41 Richard Wilson, Mull???, Stewarts
No. 1 Row - Robt. Moorhead; Wm. Roy or Ray; x Sam Nelson; George
Maginnis; Joshua Bradley, Donnally; Wm. Gray; x Sarah Nelson; Louisa
McKnight, 28th May 1940; Alex. Moorhead, 20th Nov. 1941; Mgt. Roy or Ray,
5th Nov. 1941
(4) No. 2 Row - Mrs. Haire Jackson,
Bessbrook; Mrs. Livingston, Maytown; Mrs. Henning, Mullinglass; Mr. Beattie,
Mt. Calfield; Mrs. Beattie, Mt. Calfield?; Waddell Morrow, Newry, July 193?;
Emily Morrow, Newry, 15/6/41; Wm. J. Rowland
No. 3 Row - Mrs. Wm. Blakely; Mrs. Dan Smith; Mrs. W. Freeburn, 2nd
April 1940; Wm. Clarke, 21st Nov 1941
No. 4 Row - Mrs. Stevenson; Mrs. H. Cromwell, Divernagh; H. Cromwells
Child, Divernagh; Jas. Cromwells Child
No. 5 Row - Wm. Douglas
No. 6 Row - Joe Shilds Girl? High Street; Samuel Hanna; John
Connelly, Divernagh; Mr. McCrum, Thos.? Street
No. 7 Row - Auterson two children Newry
No. 8 Row - Jack Cowan 1 child & 1 Boy, Newry
No. 9 Row - George Wallace; David Clarke, 15th Oct. 1938
(5) New Cemetery Methodist Side 1st Row
- M. Chapman, Thos. Street; Agnes Andrew, Fountain Street; William Lockhart,
Maytown; Wm. Lockhart child, Maytown; Mabel Bingham, Morrows Ground; Thos.
Lockhart, Maytown; Mrs. Beck, 15th July 193?; x Mr. Wm. Chapman, Thos.
Street; Gertrude McClelland, 4/12/3?6
No. 2 Row - Albert Holmes; Annie Cunningham; John Pilkington; Lily
Gray; Mary Graham, Divernagh; David Alderdice; ?Mrs. Henning?, Mullaglass;
Mrs. Paul, College Square; Wm. Chapman; Mrs. McKelvey, Thos. Street; Sam
Paul (Jun) Child 16th March 1938; Mrs. Magowan, Fountain Street; Wm.
Sterritt, 4th Dec. 1941; Thos. McCord, Millvale 1939
(1) No. 3 Row - Mrs. Donagh, 7th Dec. 1938; Richard White, 7th
Sept. 1939; Matthew McElroy, 27/9/39; John Beattie, Feby. 1940; Do. (John)
Potts, Feby. 1940; John Morrow, 9th Feby. 1940; Joseph Ledie, 20th May 1940;
James Morrow, 26/2/41; (Bradley) Moffats Child 11/10/41; Thos. White, 24th
(2) Betty? Alavin?, 27 Abbey Street, Armagh
(2) Loans J. McD, 51 Bradley, T. Rowland
- 81/2 P. McCush, 10?; 61/2 W. McGrath, 10/; 251/2 J. Mooney 20/; 55/6 J.
McDonald 12/; 193/4 P. O'Hanlon 12/; 89/90 J. McGrath 10/; 33/4 M Downey
10/; 5/6 H. Graham 12/; 27-8 R. Gorman 15/; 131/2 K. Rushe 10/; 127/8 Clara
Feighan 10/; 187/8 D. Mooney 10/; 61/2 J. Mulligan 12/; 141/2 M. O Hun???
6/; 281/2 Wm. Bradley
(3) 1473508 Bdr. Gray J. H., L. Troop, 11th
Battery, 3rd Search Light Regt. R.A. B.E.F.
(4) & (5) Lists of names (weavers)
Sample Handkerchief July 1927