In a regrettable incident in Limerick, black flags were displayed from one of the windows at the local Mechanics’ Institute to mark the passing of a member last Wednesday. However, due to a misunderstanding, the police moved to seize the flags, assuming they carried a political message. Upon bringing them to the Constabulary Barracks, the true purpose of the flags was clarified by the inspector, resulting in the flags being promptly returned. While an unfortunate mix-up, this moment offers an opportunity for reflection on the importance of clear communication and respect during times of mourning or commemoration.
Nottingham Evening Post – Friday 27 June 1902