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Lurgan Trade Directory 1935
From the Directory of Belfast and Ulster
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Lurgan 1908

Lurgan is a linen and cambric manufacturing town in the north-east of County Armagh. It is situated twenty miles south-west from the City of Belfast, on the line of the Great Northern Railway, and a mile and a half south from Lough Neagh. The population of Lurgan at last census was 12,499, a decrease of 54, or .44 percent, under previous census. The annual value of rateable property amounts to £30,560 and the township is annually increasing.¬†An imposing War Memorial in the centre of the town was¬†unveiled by the Governor of Northern Ireland on May 23, 1928. Lurgan may be said to be the cradle of the Irish linen cambric industry, and to the success and skill of its inhabitants and those of the surrounding villages in the fine linen and damask manufacture, and in later years the handkerchief hemstitching and finishing business, is to be attributed the progress of the town. In all there are 22 factories in the town. The new register shows a large increase in the voting strength within the urban area. This now contains 6,001 Parliamentary voters and 5,931 Parliamentary and Local Government electors.


1935 DIRECTORY FOR LURGAN
PLACES OF WORSHIP

CHURCH OF IRELAND PARISH CHURCH - CHURCH PLACE
Ven. A. G. Hannon (M.A.)Archdeacon of Dromore
Rev. J. Quinn (B.A.)-
Rev. J. McCullough (B.A.)-
Rev. G. A. Boulger (B.A.)-
Sydney P. B. Smyth (A.R.C.O.)Organist
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - HIGH STREET
Rev. W. B. Sproule (B.A.)-
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - HILL STREET
Rev. W. J. McClure (B.A.)-
METHODIST CHURCH - HIGH STREET
Rev. A. E. Carson (B.A.)-
Rev. W. R. Nelson-
METHODIST CHURCH - QUEEN STREET
Rev. John B. Jennings-
BAPTIST CHAPEL - WINDSOR AVENUE
Paster S. Carser-
FRIENDS' MEETING HOUSE - QUEEN STREET
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ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL - NORTH STREET
Right Rev. Monsignor Daniel V. O'Hagan (P.P., V.G.) - Archdeacon of Dromore
Dr. M. O'Hare (C.C.)-
Wm. Ronan (C.C.)-
D. Galley (C.C.)-
J. McNulty (C.C.)-
B. Armstrong (C.C.)-
P. Campbell (C.C.)-
SALVATION ARMY - UNION STREET
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PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

POSTMASTER
John P. Boyle-
REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGES
Mr. James CalvertClerk of Union
REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS
Dr. R. PedlowDispensary - Union Street
Miss A. AgnewAssistant
MUNICIPAL FIRE BRIGADE STATION - UNION STREET
Robert BurnsSuperintendent

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
LURGAN COLLEGE
Mr. V. Harper (B.A.)Headmaster
Miss FrazerHeadmistress
MODEL SCHOOL
J. F. HillHeadmaster
A. S. P. LightbodyAssistant
J. ThompsonAssistant
Miss GrahamAssistant
Miss WeirAssistant
Miss GreerAssistant
Miss SholdisAssistant
Miss WrightAssistant
Mrs. UprichardAssistant
Miss HarrisonAssistant
Miss DunlopAssistant
P. E. SCHOOL - WINDSOR AVENUE
Rev. W. B. Sproule (B.A.)Patron
John SavagePrincipal
Miss AllenAssistant
Mrs. S. EwartAssistant
GEORGE'S STREET P. E. SCHOOL
Rev. W. J. McClurePatron
D. McDowell (M.A.)Principal
Miss UprichardAssistant
Mrs. McClureAssistant
P. E. SCHOOL - JOHN STREET
Archdeacon A. G. Hannon (M.A.)Patron
Francis Sloan (B.A.)Principal
George KnoxTeacher
Miss HaireTeacher
Miss BairdTeacher
Miss LongTeacher
Miss SimpsonTeacher
Miss MahaffyTeacher
ST. PETER'S P. E. SCHOOL - NORTH STREET
Very Rev. Monsignor O'Hagan (P.P., V.G.)Manager
T. P. KevillePrincipal
Thomas KellyAssistant
Peter MurrayAssistant
F. DonnellyAssistant
J. K. LaceyAssistant
P. WhyteAssistant
P. E. SCHOOL - QUEEN STREET
Rev. W. B. Sproule (B.A.)Manager
Miss BrattyAssistant
Miss LivingstoneAssistant
P. E. (METHODIST) SCHOOL - QUEEN'S PLACE
George WilkinsonTeacher
Miss MullenTeacher
CONVENT P. E. SCHOOL - EDWARD STREET
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CONVENT TECHNICAL SCHOOL - CHURCH PLACE
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE
Meetings held second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in Lurgan Courthouse
J. S. Carrick-
Henry MahaffyOfficer
R. Jones (jun.)Secretary
LURGAN TECHNICAL COLLEGE - UNION STREET
Meeting of Technical Committee first Friday in each month at 8 p.m.
H. O. Armstrong (J.P.)Principal

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