A proposal that a children’s playground be opened on a Sunday was thrown out by Carrick Council in June 1968.
After a heated discussion, Councillor Sam Steele failed to find a seconder for the motion.
Mr Steele said: “Children are running wild on the quay on Sunday afternoons. If some of our parks are open, they could be off the streets.”
Councillor Martha Beattie said: “Surely people can send their children to Sunday School. ”
Alderman Jim Craig added: “Charles Legg was a God-fearing man and I have no intention of having a park named after him opened on a Sunday.”
Councillor Ernest Totten claimed that if a local park was open, it would be used by children coming from Belfast.