There really was a Hill Charley

In the reports of the 1905 events the newspapers give the name of one of the timekeepers as Hill Charely. I thought this was likely tone a misprint or error.

One of the readers of my book decided to do investigate it further and, sent me a message confirming that there is in the 1901 census a Hill Charley. He was 43 years old and a Flour Trade Manager living in 2 Tennyson Ave, Bangor and was born in Holywood (County Down). He think he is almost certainly our man. 

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