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PADDINGTON . CORONATION

". PROPOSAL.

I A TOWN HALL CLOCK.'

A public meeting was held last night in tho Paddington Town Hull to consider n proposal to raise . funds for the pur

chnhu of a clock for the Town Hall towoi- in commemoration of tho Corona- tion. The Mayor of Paddington (Alder- man George Walker, J.P.) presided.

Apologies were read from Mi*. David Storey, M.Li.A., Charles Hclnirich (ox Mayor), J. H. Joyce, O.F.M., and Father, Kennedy.

Tho Hov. J. _Fulton moved the follow- ing motion :-," That . this mooting ot lalcpnyers, residents, and others inte- rested in the borough "ol' Paddington (a) heartily npproves of the idea of celebrat- ing flin Coronation of our Gracious Sove- reign by placing a suitablo clock in tho Town Hall tower at as early a.date as possible ; (b) the said clock to havo tho ¡lours indicated on tho dial (not as on ordinary clocks) by the letters of tho phrase ' TCdward the VII.,' or ' Edwar dus, 1902 ;' (c) Wo also desiro an cITort to bo made to have the clock completed and started on Now Year's Eve, and that it then lie handed over'to tho caro of the borough council to hold and man ago in trust foi* tho residents of Pad- dington ; . (d),and that wo pledge our- selves to support by contributing and working for tho said object." Ho said that he had received the support of great numbers of leading residents in" this mat- ter. Ho thought that the time was pnst when they should ask the Government foi everything they wanted.

Mr. C. W. Oakes, MM-.A., seconded the

motion.

Mr. .). Duly snld that a suitable clock might bo obtained for nbout üfiOü.

Tho motion" l-ocoived support from seve- ral speakers, and was carried unanimous-

ly

A' representative committee was ap- pointed to give effect to the wishes of

the meeting. Mr. C. W. Oakes, M.Li.Ai,*' was ' elected honorary secretary, and Al dcrmun Georgo was elected honorary,

treasurer.

Tho meeting closed with . a vote of thanks to tho chairman.

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