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South Carnarvonshire Notes

Letter to the Editor.I


'Carnarvon Harbour Trust.


The Queen's Visit- to Ireland.


The Queen's Visit- to Ireland. HER MAJESTY AT, HOLYHEAD. ENTHUSIASTIC SCENES. The Queen, who arrived at Holyhead from Kingstown in the Royal yacut Victoria and Albert on Thursday evening, landed at the mail pier on Friday morning to continue her journey by train to Windsor. The morning opened cloudy, rain having fallen during the night. The town was gay with bunting at an. eapriy houPr. The railway company and the City of Dublin Steam- packet Co' steamers were gaily decorated with flags, while the railway company had strings of bunting along the line. During the early morning special trains arrived, by which thousands of people came into We town. The guard of honour was forag- ed of a detachment of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion Royal Welsh Fusilers, compris- ing the Royal Anglesey (Royal Engineers) Militia, under the command of Captain Sir Thomas Neave, Bart., and the Holy- head Company of Volunteers, commanded by Captain W. H. Edwards, J.P., Lieut. R. R. Williams, and Lieut. Darbishire. Amongst those on the platform were Sir Richard Williams Bulkeley (Lord-Lieuten- ant of Anglesey) with .j --agdalene Bulkeley, Miss Adeane, and Miss Neave, General Swaine, Colonel Platt, Mrs Platt, and Miss Platt, Colonel Wayne, tha Hon Mrs Wayne, and JVuss Ellis, Colonel WDi Carrington, Mr F. M. Cotton, C.E. (Govern- n-ent resident engineer,) Captain T. Clapp, (Queen's harbourmaster), Captain Kendal, (City of Dublin Company superintendent at Holyhead), Captain P«rry, (adjutant of Anglesey Royal Engineers), and' Captain. Binney, Captain Wyndham (of the Osborne), Captain Goderich, and the officers of the Colossus, Australia, and Galatea, (Captains White, Neville, and White), Sir Fleetwood Edwards, together with the fol- lowing directors and officials of the railway company-Lord: Stalbridge, Mr A. Fletcher, Mr Harrison general manager), Mr Turn- bull (superintendent of the line), Mr F. H. Dent (Chester), Mr Dawson, C.E., (division- al engineer, Baiigor), and Mr Guest, (stationmaster at Holyhead). Long before the hour fixed for the Queen's debarkation the vast reserved en- closures were filled with privileged ticket holders. Separating the two sets of en- closures was a large square, open space, crimson carpeted. Overhead, at this spot, the roof of the mail station was tastefully j decorated, whilst the supporting pillars, | which gave an aisle-like appearance to this section of the platform, were wreathed with eN ergreens. During the interval between the time the public were admitted to the platform and that fixed tor the departure of the Queen this open space presented an animated and picturesque spectacle, crowd- ed as it wa6 with a large number of naval and military officers of high rank and the directors of the London and Northwestern Railway Company a.nd its principal officials. Taking advantage of the period of waiting, Miss Adeane, by permission, placed in thE, Queen's saloon a large quantity of beautiful flowers. Precisely at 10.58 the guard of Lovour presented arms. A moment later the Queen appeared, accompanied by Princess Christian and Princess Henry of Battenberg. As the Royal Lady, looking remarkably well, came into full view, graciously and sweetly she bowed and smiled on her loyal subjects as she was wheel- ed steadily across the platform towards the Royal train. The band struck up the National Anthem, and the crowd cheered1 enthusastically. On the platform Sir Richard and Lady Bulkley, Miss Adeane, Lord Stailbridge, Captain Scovell Clapp, R.N., and Mr Hairison were presented to her Majesty by Sir Fleetwood Edwards. Her Majesty caused to be handed to Captain Scovell Ciapp a beautifully bound little notebook, on the back of which, in silver, was worked the Royal monogram, as a token of her appreciation of his services in connection with her arrival and departure from Holyhead. The Queen and her attendants having taken seats in the Royal train, which was in charge of Mr Harrison, it left the pier at five minutes past eleven, amidst loud cheers, and proceeded slowily through the town. There was a stay of about hvc min- utes at Holyhead Station to change engines, after which the train continued its journey to Windsor. As the train was departing the Royal salute was fired by H.M.S. Colossus, and immediately afterwards the Royal yacht steamed off for Portsmouth. The Royal train passed through Aber- gele at 12.15 at the speed of thirty miles an hour. Nearly 2,000 school children from Abergele and Towyn lined the banks above the station, which was elaborately decorat- ed with flags, and sang patriotic songs to while away the time. As the train passed her Majesty, wearing a white cap, could be seen waving her hand. Fog signals were afterwards fired.


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