|Mayor of Lisburn City Council,
Councillor Allan Ewart pictured behind the wheel of war vehicle with
L to R: David McCallion (War Years Remembered), Councillor Jenny
Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA, Alan Clarke and Gavin Campbell (Lisburn City Centre Management).
On Saturday 12th September Lisburn’s Market Square and Bow Street was transformed with a unique World War II re-enactment and display by War Years Remembered and Living History. Marking 70 years since the start of WW II, the event provided opportunities for all the family to get involved in the exhibitions, take part in a WW II style army patrol of Bow Street and jump behind the wheel of war vehicles. Those who really wanted to get into character were able to board Translink’s vintage 1940s bus and step off dressed up in pre and post war attire.
Speaking in advance of the event, the Mayor of Lisburn Councillor Allan Ewart said, “This event provides people with a great reason to come into Lisburn City Centre for fun and to find out about the history of the area and, on the 70th anniversary of the start of WW II, the country’s involvement in the World Wars. It’s great to see the Lisburn Historic Arts Group and Lisburn City Centre Management putting on these events for the city”.
Supported by Lisburn City Council Community Festival Fund, the event was planned to tie in with this year’s European Heritage Open Days (12th and 13th September) when a number of historic buildings were open with various displays including Castle House, Lisburn Orange Hall, the Irish Linen Centre and Castle Gardens.
|Getting on board Translink’s vintage 1940s bus are L to R: Alan Clarke (Lisburn City Centre Management), Councillor Allan Ewart (Mayor of Lisburn City Council), Councillor Jenny Palmer (Lisburn City Council Economic Development Chairman), Edwin Poots MLA (Environment Minister) and local artist Graham Catney.||Dylan Smyth pictured behind the wheel of war vehicle with passengers Andrew Shaw, Nicola Shaw and rear gunner Peter Clarke.|
|Enjoying the fun filled weekend for all the family in the heart of Lisburn’s Historic Quarter are Brad and Nicole Tunstall (left), Jonathan Fisher, John Curran and Matthew and Dylan Smyth (right). Included are War Years Remembered personnel.||Gareth and Suzanne McKeown with children Robyn, Bailey, Thomas and Georgia pictured enjoying the fun filled weekend for all the family in the heart of Lisburn’s Historic Quarter with War Years Remembered personnel.|
|Enjoying the fun filled weekend for all the family in the heart of Lisburn’s Historic Quarter are Philip and Marie Dean and their granddaughter Meadow.||Hannah Wallace and her daughter Amanda pictured with Eddie Lynn (War Years Remembered) who took on the role of Major in the 82nd Airborne.|
|Catherine, Shannon and Leagh Burrell pictured at Translink’s vintage 1940s bus.|