HC Deb 03 March 1896 vol 38 c26

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he will consider the desirability of establishing a telegraph office at Hilltown, county Down; and whether he is aware that Hilltown is situated on the main road between Newry and Castle wellen, at a distance of about 11 miles from either town, that it is a resting place for tourists at foot of the Mourne Mountains, and that fairs are regularly held there?


The question of extending the telegraphs to Hilltown was carefully considered in 1894, and it was then found that a guarantee would be necessary, but the Postmaster General will be happy to have further inquiry made, and he will communicate the result to the hon. Member.