Lurgan Business Directory 1945
From the Directory of Belfast and Ulster
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There is a market day each Thursday and a fair day the second Thursday of each month. Shops half holiday is Wednesday. Population at the 1937 census 13,766.




Church of Ireland. Parish Church. Church place. Rev. W. J. Gransden, M.A., Canon of Dromore.
Presbyterian Church. First High Street. Rev. David Porter, B.A. Hill Street— Rev. W. J. M'Clure. R.A.,
Methodist Church, Queen street - Rev Henry Smith. High street - Rev G. A. McIlwrath.
Baptist Chapel, Windsor Avenue—Pastor F.W.G. Hutchinson
Friends' Meeting-House, Queen street 1 Elim Church, Windsor avenue — Pastor Frances.
Roman Catholic Chapel, North street. Right Rev. Monsignor Daniel V. O'Hagan. PP. I V.G., Dean of Dromore;
Salvation Army, Union street. Major W. Mitchell.


Postmaster—Alfred Noble

Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths —Isaac E. Bell, Clerk of Union


Lurgan. Lurgan College — Headmaster. Mr. V. L Harper. B.A.
Model School—W. H. Thornbury. Principle.
Carrick P.E. Schools—D. M'Dowell—Principal.
P.E. Schools—King's Park— C. R. J. Anderson. Principal
St Peter's P.E. School. North street- Peter Murray. Principle
Convent P.E. School, Edward street.
Lurgan Technical School. William Street. G. C. Tyrell. B. Sc. Principle

School Attendance Committee—Wm. J. Gaskin; officer. Henry Mahaffy; secretary. R. Jones, Jun. Meeting held second Thursday of each month at 8 P.M.. in Lurgan Courthouse


Bank of Ireland—A. H. Little, agent
Belfast Banking Co., Ltd.—Manager, Alex Minnis
Northern Bank, Ltd., Market street—Manager, J. Adamson
ULSTER BANK, LTD., Market Street- Manager. P. R. Aston. T.N.: Lurgan 46.

Gas Works, William street—W. R. Gracey, sec

Electricity Board (Northern Ireland) Lurgan Area—William J. Adair.

Newspaper—" The Lurgan Mail," Windsor avenue. 'T.N. 40

Railway Station, William street—W. Jefferson, stationmaster

Mechanics' Institute, Market street—Hon Secretary, D. Anderson: librarian, J. Gibson.

British Legion, (Lurgan Branch), Alexandra Sq.—J. Donaldson, secretary

Free Library— E. Holywood librarian

Shankill Buildings—Parochial hall and refreshment rooms. Church place.

Lurgan Catholic Young Men's Association, Church place—Peter Murray, hon. secretary

R.U.C. Barracks, Church place—District Inspector, Capt. W. A. Coote

Lurgan Union—Clerk, I. E. Bell: rate collectors, Robert Jones, John Tavlor, Henry J. Gracey.

Board of Guardians meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 11 o'clock

Clerk of Petty Sessions—Victor S. Moore

Guardians—Charles Carson. Samuel Green, James Campbell. John Arnold. Dynes Gilpin, John M'Alindon. David Geddis. Geo. W. Annesley, John Moffatt. J.P.; William J. Moffett. J.P.: Joseph Jackson. Jun.: John G. Gracey. J.P.; Wm. Faloon, Alfred Gilpin, J.P.: William H. Irwin. Henry Wright, Samuel J. Watson. J.P. (chairman); Hugh M'Keon. David C. Malcolmson. George Johnston Alfred L. Martin. John M. Bannon. John H. Walsh, T. A. Robinson, Thomas J. Robinson. W. O. Wilson. Robert S. Knox. H. W. Thompson. Ed. Sullivan. John News. A Gibson. J.P.: Jas. Allen. J.P.: James Weir, John Dobson

Relieving Officers—Messrs. J. Sandford, Avenue Road. Lurgan ; and J. Topley, Portadown.

Lurgan Hospital—W. W. Bassett. F.R.C.S.; Dr T. B. Pedlow; matron. Miss Milligan.

Lurgan and Portadown District Hospital—Board of Governors: S. J. Watson. J.P.. chairman; Mrs. Waring. J.P.. C.B.E.: Mrs. A. Blane, Hugh M'Keon, Dynes Gilpin, Wm. Faloon. William Mullen. J. Walshe. J. G. Gracey. J.P.; Samuel Green. W. F. B Baird. George Johnston, John Moffatt, J.P.

Petty Sessions Office, Courthouse—W. S. Hamilton, clerk

Rural District Councils—There are three Rural District Councils in this union, viz:—Lurgan, Moira, and Aghalee. Lurgan and Moira Councils hold their monthly meetings in Lurgan, and Aghajee Council meet at Aghalee. Clerk of Lurgan and Moira Councils, W. J. Comer; Clerk of Aghalee Council, William Sinclair, Lisburn.

Urban District Council—Chairman. P. A. Monroe. J.P.; clerk and registrar of stock. W. R. Gracey: medical officer of health, Robert Pedlow. M.B.. B.Ch. ; sub-sanitary officer. R. Peel ; rate collector, Robert Jones, sen. : weighmaster. John Magill ; water superintendent. Robert. Burns: town surveyor—Anthony Webb.

Child Welfare Committee—Mrs. G. Greer (Woodville), chairman; welfare visitor, Sister E. Flack, 186 Union street

Brownlow Arms—Mrs. M'Caffrey
Commercial—Patrick M'Greavy

Our grateful thanks to Mary Lennon

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