Page 15, 9th June 1939

9th June 1939
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Page 15, 9th June 1939 — PRIEST'S PUBLIC WORK AT NOTTINGHAM Member of Seven Committees

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People: Francis Hays
Locations: Nottingham


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From a Correspondent Fr. Francis Hays, parish priest of Beeston, Nottingham, who has been for many years a member of the Beeston Town Council, has been unanimously elected to a seat on the Beeston and Stapleford Building Committee and to membership of the Town Planning Association.

Some years ago he became the leader of a Christian Social Crusade for the abolition of the slums and he carried out a big clearance scheme.

Bungalows at 5s. a Week He also introduced small bungalows at 5s. a week for aged couples and, as chairman of the Housing Committee, be built over 100 houses at Ds. a week for the lower-paid wage earners.

His membership of seven committees and his ceaseless activities for the welfare of the workers, has caused him to give up all idea of holidays for the last nineteen years to find time for his work as a priest and Christian social worker.

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