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Thomas Clarke Place
« on: Saturday 08 June 24 10:09 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know when Duke Street formally changed to Thomas Clarke Place? Did it become Thomas Clarke Street first?

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Re: Thomas Clarke Place
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 June 24 10:35 BST (UK) »
based on the name I would suggest sometime after 1916, maybe after 1921

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Re: Thomas Clarke Place
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 08 June 24 11:01 BST (UK) »
In the newspapers of 1920, there was a range of suggested name changes to streets - Duke St. was proposed to be changed to Thomas Clarke St. However, it is now called Thomas Clarke Place, so I am wondering when it was formally changed and why did 'St.' change to 'Place'?

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Re: Thomas Clarke Place
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 June 24 12:18 BST (UK) »
The change in street names was initially proposed by the Mayor at the WBC meeting on 01/09/1920 & unanimously carried. The minutes state that "One great advantage of the proposed change was to substitute the names of Irish Martyrs for those of English notabilities" !!   
Dalton: Wexford Town/Ireland
Curran: Ballyvaloo/Blackwater/Co Wexford/Ireland
Clowery/Farrell: Wexford Town/Ireland
Flood: Enniscorthy & Wexford/Ireland
Ormand/Kirwan: Blackwater/Co Wexford/Ireland
Shortman: Bristol/Westbury-on-Trym/Manchester
Trull: Uley/Dursley/Glos
Cross: Dursley/Glos
Hazard: Bristol/Manchester


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Re: Thomas Clarke Place
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 08 June 24 12:47 BST (UK) »
According to the Council minutes in June 1932 only 4 of the name changes were subsequently voted through by the residents - and didn't include the Duke St/Thomas Clarke Street change:   
Dalton: Wexford Town/Ireland
Curran: Ballyvaloo/Blackwater/Co Wexford/Ireland
Clowery/Farrell: Wexford Town/Ireland
Flood: Enniscorthy & Wexford/Ireland
Ormand/Kirwan: Blackwater/Co Wexford/Ireland
Shortman: Bristol/Westbury-on-Trym/Manchester
Trull: Uley/Dursley/Glos
Cross: Dursley/Glos
Hazard: Bristol/Manchester

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Re: Thomas Clarke Place
« Reply #5 on: Monday 10 June 24 15:38 BST (UK) »
Excellent, thanks for the Council minutes. Looks like the Duke St. change was sometime after 1932.

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Re: Thomas Clarke Place
« Reply #6 on: Monday 10 June 24 17:10 BST (UK) »
Looks like the Duke St. change was sometime after 1932.

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https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=527516.18


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Re: Thomas Clarke Place
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 15:24 BST (UK) »
Previous post prompted me to have a look through Council minutes.
It would appear the name 'Thomas Clarke Villas' was agreed in 1967, but 'Thomas Clarke Place' came into use in 1968