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A meeting of friends and supporters of the Mornington Cricket and Football Clubs was held in the Council Chambers, Mornington, last night to consider ways and means of raising money to put the Unity Ground in order, and make it fit for a playing area. The Mayor of Mornington (Mr W. J. Bolt) presided. He said he considered a playing area to be very necessary, and the most effective way to achieve the object the residents of Mornington had in view was to join with the Dunedin City Council in improving the Unity Ground. He was willing to render any assistance within his power.

Mr P. Shaw said that an informal committee had been at work for some time, and the encouragement given by friends and supporters was most satisfactory, and the proceedings had now reached a stage when money was necessary. The ground opposite the Mornington municipal buildings, they were advised, could not lie made to suit the purpose the sports clubs had in view. The Unity Ground, like the one referred to, belonged to the City, and the City Council had promised £75, the Garden Fete Committee £25, and the Patriotic and General Welfare Association £IOO. It would take another £75 or £IOO to complete the work, and he felt sure there should be no difficulty in raising this amount. The Employment and Relief Committee associated with tho Patriotic Association wanted work a useful nature for the unemployed, ?nd the improvement of the ground referred to was a work that could legitimately be subsidised by tho association. Mr Sincock and others spoke at some length as to the ways by which money could be raised, and a committee consisting of the Mayor of Mornington, Crs Sincock, Harraway, and Patton, tbe presidents and vice-presidents of the cricket, and football clubs, and Messrs P. Shaw, D. Anderson, J. Haig, I. Brown, T. Fraser, M. Oaradus, J. Hope, R. Kilroy, and W. Rae was set up to consider ways and means of raising money, with power to add to their number.

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RECREATION GROUND FOR MORNINGTON, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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