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ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM LISBURN MUSEUM

The Mayor at Castle Gardens with children from the three schools

The Mayor at Castle Gardens with children from the three schools: St Joseph's Primary School - Mrs Lena Law with Connie Bealtie Sarah Walters; Forthill Primary School - Mrs Ferguson with Ben Bradford, Ben Edmonds and Naomi McLaughlin; Brownlee Primary School - Mr Colin Elliott with Andrew Mc Cluggage, Finbarr Mercer and Hayley Steele

Children help plant Castle Gardens bulbs

CHILDREN from three local schools joined the Mayor Councillor James Tinsley to help recreate the Castle Gardens of previous centuries last month.

Pupils from St. Joseph's, Brownlee and Forthill Primaries planted some Dutch daffodils at the site as part of a long legacy of community involvement in the restoration scheme at the Gardens.

All three schools also visited Castle Gardens before work began in 2003.

The scheme is nearly complete and Spring 2008 should see the gardens flourish as they did in previous centuries.

Murder Mystery Evening should appeal to city's amateur sleuths

STAFF at Lisburn Museum wish everyone a very happy new year and invite them to attend an event which should prove popular with amateur sleuths next month.

The 'Murdery Mystery Evening' will take place in the Assembly Room on Wednesday February 13.

A spokesperson said those attending will join a cast of 'dastardly characters' in period costume and watch the drama unfold over supper in elegant surroundings.

Tickets cost 10 which includes the buffet and further details are available from Museum Reception on 9266 3377.

Society holds first meeting of the new year

LISBURN Historical Society's first meeting of the new year will be held in the Museum on Wednesday (January 9).

This will take the form of a 'Members' Night' when interesting and unusual objects belonging to members will be examined and discussed by local 'experts'. The meeting will begin at 7.30pm.

Brian Mackey, Curator, and the Mayor, Councillor James Tinsley, admire the elegant 18th century 'Waringstown tablecloth' which was loaned from Winchester City Museum and was recently on display in Lisburn Museum. Santa at the Museum with five week old baby Mya Culbertson and her mother Mrs Denise Culbertson.
Brian Mackey, Curator, and the Mayor, Councillor James Tinsley, admire the elegant 18th century 'Waringstown tablecloth' which was loaned from Winchester City Museum and was recently on display in Lisburn Museum. Santa at the Museum with five week old baby Mya Culbertson and her mother Mrs Denise Culbertson.

 

Famous tablecloth on show

Film series a major success

THE recent exhibition at Lisburn Museum of a unique early 18th century Irish linen cloth, known as the 'Waringstown tablecloth' provoked much admiration for the craftsmanship evident in the early days of damask linen hand loom weaving.

The cloth is owned by Winchester City Council and was discovered 30 years ago in the Council's archives.

No-one there had any knowledge of how the cloth came to be in the possession of the Council

but Winchester City Museum was kind enough to lend it to Lisburn Museum which it regarded as a fitting place to display such a treasure.

The tablecloth, which is thought to have been woven on a draw loom about 1730, has an elaborate woven design which includes pictures of lords and ladies in the coronation procession of George II and a map of the city of London together with the woven words ' WRAUGHT IN WARRINGSTOWN'.

THE series of Christmas films shown at Lisburn Museum in the run up to the Festive Season proved a major success.

Each screening drew a near capacity audience and Santa brought his own special magic every time.

All proceeds from the ticket sales are being donated to 'Make a Wish', the Mayor's special charity for his year in office.

This grants magical wishes for children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses. The December competition question was 'Which of the Christmas films shown in the Museum did you like best and why?'

The winner of the 25 gift voucher for the Museum Shop was Mrs Libby Chapman of Magheralin who chose 'It's a wonderful Life' because 'it is a hopeful film with a message that every life has worth and impacts on others'.

Ulster Star
04/01/2008