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End of an era as angling club bow out after 74 years

Aidan Lavery (Chairman of Lisburn and District Angling Club) with a cheque for Action Cancer presented to Eddie Bell and Eva Dobson with members of the club US4708-405PM Aldan Lavery (Chairman of Lisburn and District Angling Club) with a cheque for NI Hospice presented to Irene Maitland (Chairperson) with members of the club US4708-406PM
Aidan Lavery (Chairman of Lisburn and District Angling Club) with a cheque for Action Cancer presented to Eddie Bell and Eva Dobson with members of the club US4708-405PM Aldan Lavery (Chairman of Lisburn and District Angling Club) with a cheque for NI Hospice presented to Irene Maitland (Chairperson) with members of the club US4708-406PM

EARLIER this year Lisburn and District Angling Club decided to disband after nearly three quarters of a century and divide the remaining club funds between two local charities - Action Cancer and NI Hospice.

The club, formed in 1934, was originally called the Lisburn Shooting and Wildflowers Club and during its early years organised fishing and shooting outings throughout Northern Ireland.

In the 1950s it changed its name to the Lisburn and District Angling Club.

The heydays of the club were in the 70s and 80, when there were approximately 100 senior and junior members.

However, in recent years the number of club members has decreased dramatically and so on March 5, 2008, the club decided to disband and it was agreed to divide the funds between the Lisburn support groups of the two charities.

After presenting the cheques to the charities last week, a spokesperson for the club said: Although we were sad at the demise of the club it was with pleasure that we presented a cheque for 1:347 to each charity to help them to continue with their good work."

Ulster Star
14/11/2008