|Lisburn Royal Black District
Chapter No 1 office bearers pictured at the exhibition and
banner display at the Pond Park Black Hall, Lisburn last
Saturday (15th August). L to R: Sir Knights - Joe Bell (Deputy
District Treasurer), Francis Beckett (District Committee),
Thomas McWatters (District Committee), Rodney Lockhart (Deputy
District Registrar and Royal Black Culture and Education
Committee), Matthew Tinsley (Deputy District Master)
and Colin Preen (District Registrar).
The recently formed Lisburn Black Cultural and Educational Society held a lecture, exhibition and banner display at the Pond Park Black Hall, Lisburn last weekend (Friday 14th and Saturday 15th August) to mark Lisburn Royal Black District Chapter No 1 hosting the County Antrim ‘Last Saturday’ demonstration in Lisburn in this the historic occasion of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Lisburn. On Friday evening, a lecture on the ‘Ethos and Basis of the Royal Black Institution’ by William Logan MBE, a past Sovereign Grand Master of the Royal Black Institution, was followed by a light supper. The exhibition of private preceptory banners and memorabilia remained on display on Saturday morning and afternoon for those unable to attend on Friday evening.
Lisburn Royal Black District Chapter No 1 consists of the
following fourteen preceptories:
Juniper Tree (Derriaghy) RBP No 2 (Worshipful Master - Ashley Green & Deputy Master - Kenneth Campbell); Pond Park Red Cross RBP No 13 (Worshipful Master - William Chambers & Deputy Master - James Dodds); Beaconsfield Chosen Few RBP No 14 (Worshipful Master - Andrew Farr & Deputy Master - Brian Belshaw); Lower Maze Scarlet Knights RBP No 124 (Worshipful Master - Philip Hartley & Deputy Master - Noel Crawford); Ballinderry Coronation Temperance RBP No 166 (Worshipful Master - John McCauley & Deputy Master - Norman Scandrett); Colane Primrose RBP No 249 (Worshipful Master - Wilfie Brown & Deputy Master - Derek Brown); Rising Knights of Lambeg RBP No 268 (Worshipful Master - Jeffrey Poots & Deputy Master - George Ferguson); Lily of the Valley (Dunmurry) RBP No 325 (Worshipful Master - William Parkinson & Deputy Master - Rev David McCarthy); McMichael Memorial RBP No 338 (Worshipful Master - Dennis Addis & Deputy Master - Stephen McNamara); Aghalee Star of Peace RBP No 357 (Worshipful Master - Stephen Montgomery & Deputy Master - Stephen Ayre); Lyons Royal Knights (Finaghy) RBP 452 (Worshipful Master - Stephen Brown & Deputy Master - Chris Davies); Killultagh RBP No 517 (Worshipful Master - Jack McClelland & Deputy Master - Frank Hamill); Brookhill Star & Garter RBP No 579 (Worshipful Master - James Magee & Deputy Master - Nigel Stewart) and Rushyhill Crimson Arrow RBP 1003 (Worshipful Master - Matthew Tinsley & Deputy Master - Chris Wright).