Christmas unveiling for Jim Canning commemorative plaque14th November 2011 | By: brendan64 | 1 Comment »
A special plaque to commemorate Coalisland councillor and local historian Jim Canning will be officially unveiled during the canal group’s annual Christmas walk.
The plaque, to be placed inside the Cornmill building, will be formally unveiled on Tuesday, December 27 as part of the annual Coalisland canal walk.
Mr Canning, who died last year, was a butcher in the town and a councillor for the area on Dungannon council. He was chairman of the Coalisland canal committee and produced several books chronicling the history of the area.
Plans to pay tribute to Mr Canning were discussed at a Coalisland canal committee meeting on Tuesday, November 8.
The cost of the plaque will be spread between three community groups, including the Coalisland canal group.
A new outdoor seat in memory of Mr Canning is also to be placed along a new section of the Coalisland canal walkway, near Derrytresk, where a base has already been put in place.
Dungannon council has agreed to fund the commemorative seat. Canal committee members were due to meet Dungannon council representatives on Friday, November 11 to discuss the plans.
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