100 years ago
SALISBURY, 13 January 1917. — The ordinary meeting of the Salisbury Town Council was held on Wednesday evening, present were the Mayor (Mr H L Lezard), the Deputy Mayor (Mr E C Pullbrook), Messrs J Pascoe, D E McCausland, B Wright, G Elcombe, J C Penman and H Landan, with the Town Clerk (Mr W W Jenkins).
It was resolved to grant Mr W McChlery the option of renewing his leases on the commonage for 25 years from December 31, 1926.
The Chairman of the Commonage Committee (Mr Elcombe) explained that some time ago, plot holders, principally at Hatfield, asked the Council to grant extensions of their leases for 25 years after the expiry of the present leases as they had no way of obtaining any benefit for improvements they might make.
This was agreed to. The proposal in this case was merely to bring Mr McChlery’s position into line with the others.