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Subscriptions To The Shankill Buildings for 1880

List of the Subscriptions to the General Fund
for the Purchase and Fitting-up of the
Shankill Buildings Premises.

The Lurgan Parochial Magazine.
July 1880.

 

THE SHANKILL BUILDINGS. – The Committee of the Shankill Buildings have just issued their first report. From it we learn the gratifying fact that the establishment has been so appreciated during the year that there is an urgent demand for increased accommodation. But, in face of the fact that a debt of nearly £550 is due to the Belfast Banking Company in connection with the purchase and fitting up of the premises, the Committee are naturally unwilling to incur the additional expense which the improvements would entail. As, however, it is very necessary that there should be as little delay as possible in providing the additional accommodation, a special fund has been started for that object, and Mr. Robert Mathers, who has already given a handsome subscription towards the general fund, has promised to contribute £20 to the special fund, provided nine others give a similar amount each.
We sincerely trust that Mr. Mathers’ good example may be speedily followed, and that nine gentlemen will be found with sufficient public spirit to enable the Committee to take advantage of this offer. We also hope that many others who have not yet contributed anything towards the undertaking will now do so, and enable the Committee not only to do all that is necessary to make the Buildings a complete success, but also to reduce considerably the heavy debt with which they are burdened. At present the establishment in its various branches – the coffee and refreshment rooms, and the reading and recreation rooms – is doing a great work ; and it is the duty of those who desire to ameliorate the condition of their fellow-men to aid the promoters in their endeavours to stem the tide of intemperance in the way which experience has proved to be the most successful.

The following is a List of Subscriptions to the General Fund for the Purchase and Fitting-up of the Premises, as Published along with the Report : –  

 

Subscribers Name   Amount of Donation
  £. s. d.
The late Robert Douglas’ Legacy 300 0 0
Colonel Waring (J.P.) 100 0 0
Rev. Dr. Campbell 100 0 0
James Malcolm (J.P.) 100 0 0
Samuel A. Bell (J.P.) 50 0 0
John W. Greer (J.P.) 25 0 0
Robert Mathers 25 0 0
The Misses Greer 20 0 0
Mrs. Richardson – Kircassock 15 0 0
James Clendinning 15 0 0
James Taylor 10 0 0
James Johnston – Hill Street 10 0 0
James Johnston – High Street 10 0 0
Alexander Cordner 10 0 0
Mrs. Hardy – Armagh 10 0 0
W. F. Burnley – Edinburgh 5 5 0
M. C. Close (M.P.) 5 0 0
Sir C. Brownlow 5 0 0
E. W. Verner 5 0 0
James F. Duncan (M.D.) – Dublin 5 0 0
Thomas Reburn 5 0 0
W. J. Fleming 5 0 0
Admiral Tucker 5 0 0
C. Johnston 5 0 0
John J. Bell 5 0 0
Thomas Clarke 5 0 0
John Macoun 5 0 0
William Macoun 5 0 0
William Allen 5 0 0
Robert and R. H. Livingston 5 0 0
William Baird 5 0 0
David Malcomson 4 0 0
James Campbell 3 0 0
Miss Tucker 2 2 0
Joseph Allen 2 0 0
John Dill 2 0 0
W. H. D. Moore 2 0 0
James Alexander – Holywood 1 0 0
John Ross 1 0 0
Edward Harper 1 0 0
A. Christy – Belfast 1 0 0
J. L. Douie 1 0 0
E. J. Parkinson 1 0 0
James H. Monroe 1 0 0
G. R. Carrick 1 0 0
William Ross 1 0 0
Henry Greer 1 0 0
John Gilchrist 1 0 0
John Robinson 1 0 0
James Robinson 1 0 0
 
Subscribers of 10s each
James Arbuckle
John Bratty
F. W. Magahan
John Long
Thomas Morrison
William Mahaffy – High Street
Mrs. Robert Ross
H. Megarry
Samuel Taylor
James Finch
George Turkington
Richard Wiley
Alexander Greer
Andrew Geddis
Miss Julia Greer
William Taylor
W. J. Green
 
Subscriber of 7s  6d
Miss Browne
 
Subscribers of 5s each
Daniel McNiece
William Mahaffy – Castle Lane
Thompson Gamble
A. H. McKee
W. H. Irwin
John Chapman
Thomas Vallentine
John McCollum
A Friend (per Rev. A. J. Moore)
William Hewitt
 
Subscriber of 2s  6d
William Nelson
 
Subscriber of 2s
Edward Halliday

 

The above Subscriptions, amounting in all to £919  19s  6d, and £1  2s  3d, interest on the Bank Account, and £16  11s  1d, proceeds of Concert in Town Hall, make a total of £937  12s  10d on the credit side of the account ; while the items on the other side, consisting of the amounts paid for the premises, solicitor’s costs, alterations and repairs, furniture, sundries, and interest on the bank account, amount altogether to £1,482  8s  6d. There is thus a balance of £544  15s  8d on the wrong side of the account, towards the liquidation of which Mrs. Richardson, of Kircassock, has given a further subscription of £10, since the publication of the report, leaving £534  15s  8d still due to the Bank.

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