Derry City Council finally pay their [ground rent] debt

As they promised at the time, the BBC report an update on Derry City Council’s attempt to frustrate the legacy of Raymond Saville Conolly de Montmorency Lecky-Browne-Lecky.  After his death in 1961 the amateur actor’s dying wish was that two charities, the Actors’ Charitable Trust and the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, would benefit from revenues from his estate – including the ground rents from properties he owned in Londonderry.  One of the ground rents involved was for the City Swimming Baths on William Street, run …

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Derry City Council to meet charities over £10,000 ground rent debt

The latest BBC report promises to keep us up to date with any developments on the story of Raymond Saville Conolly de Montmorency Lecky-Browne-Lecky’s legacy to two charities – the Actors’ Charitable Trust and the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund. After his death in 1961 the amateur actor’s dying wish was that the charities would benefit from revenues from his estate – including the ground rents from properties he owned in Londonderry.  There’s an account of his funeral here, an account of the auction …

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