|Birth: ||May 17, 1881, Northern Ireland|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1961, Northern Ireland|
There were most impressive scenes at the funeral on Wednesday afternoon of last week of Mr. Raymond de M. Browne-Lecky, of Ecclesville, Fintona, when the remains were interred in Fintona old graveyard. It is understood that this will be the last burial in this ancient ground, and it is most appropriate because no one could have shown a more practical interest in Fintona and district than Mr. Browne-Lecky during his whole lifetime.
On Tuesday, November 25th, most excellent amateur theatricals were given by Mr. Raymond Browne-Lecky in Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone. "The Ghost," a play in one act, by Charles Pender, and "Her New Dressmaker" being the plays presented. In the former piece Mr. Raymond Browne-Lecky appeared as the ambitious would-be Member of Parliament, "Horace Overend," and scored a distinct success. Miss Margaret Waring made a very charming "Ethel Desmond," and acted throughout with great judgement, she wore a most becoming dress of grey and white ninon, the skirt draped "en Panier," swathed in "ciel" blue satin and a very attractive black velvet hat. Mr Cristie made quite a "hit" as "Frank Wakeley," and won great applause for his finished rendering of by no means an easy part. Mr. Wilson Guy deserves special praise for his excellent rendering of the part of "Peter" (an old servant), which was most admirably played. In the sketch, "Her New Dressmaker," Mr. Raymond Browne-Lecky fairly brought down the "house," appearing in the role of a young widow, "Mrs. Forbes," his "make-up" and disguise being so perfect that many of the audience were completely mystified, and refused to believe that the charming lady was, after all only a "mere man." Mr. Raymond Browne-Lecky's gown was as follows: - The "jupe" very full, "en cloche" draped with a "Volant" of "point d'Alencon"; the "corsage" in "crepe de chine," encircled with a "cincture of passementerie," "manches en gigot," veiled with a "Volant de dentelle," the Rev. J. Hunter was equally successful, and played his part splendidly; both actors received quite an ovation at the fall of the curtain.
Castletown Graveyard Fintona
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51288921
I would have loved to be in the audience of one of your performances.what a very interesting man and fascinating to read your review.Blessings to you.|
David W. Rixon
Added: Jan. 29, 2011