At the civic reception for Hillsborough 0ld Guard are L to R: Roy Boreland, Thompson Crossey, Pearl Finn (Secretary), Harry Shortt (Chairman), Councillor Allan Ewart (Mayor), Colin Lillie, Bertie Emerson, Ena Shortt and Nan Lillie. (back row) Alderman Edwin Poots MLA, Councillor Andrew Ewing, John Palmer, Robert Finn jnr, Robert Finn snr, Ernie Cromie, Melanie Finn, Alan Finn, Ronald Copeland, Philip Nelson, Stewart Finn, Jackie McQuillan, Florence Finn, Elizabeth Boreland and Councillor Jennifer Palmer.
THE Mayor, Councillor Allan Ewart, has hosted a civic reception for members of Hillsborough Old Guard in Lagan Valley Island in appreciation of their four years of hard work in compiling a book entitled 'Beloved Of My Heart - Little Hillsborough Town'.
After an enjoyable supper, Harry Shortt (Chairman) and Pearl Finn (Secretary) presented the Mayor with a copy of the book signed by all members of Hillsborough Old Guard.
The book, which was launched at a social evening in Hillsborough Village Centre on Friday 4th December 2009, provides an insight into the history of Hillsborough and, more importantly, village life.