THIS YEAR, 1978, Lisburn Historical Society celebrates its Tenth Birthday, and this year we publish our first journal. Over time, various people have recorded some of Lisburn's past and in the past decade a great incentive to looking back in Lisburn was given by Frederick Kee, with his occasional articles in the Ulster Star which were published in 1976 as a book under the title of Lisburn Miscellany. The tremendous response from this book encouraged the committee to set in motion the publication of this journal, and they were further encouraged when Mr. Hugh Bass, the Society's First Chairman continued with a History of Alexander Boyd, published in October, 1977.
The contributors to this first Journal include Frederick Kee, one of whose articles, "The Sunday School Trip" brings to many minds a delightful picture of a forgotten past. The articles span the old Hertford Estate from Miss Black's, "John McCance" to Mrs. Best's "Profile of Aghalee." Mr. Dixon reminds us that Lisburn has County Down's interests. I hope you find these articles as interesting as I have.
The Committee wish to thank all those who have contributed to this Journal. The illustrations of John McCance, The McCance Hunt Cup, and Robert Williamson are reproduced by courtesy of the Trustees of the Ulster Museum. We gratefully acknowledge the Irish Times for Material used.
|THE SUNDAY SCHOOL TRIP||by Frederick Kee|
|JOHN McCANCE OF SUFFOLK (1778-1835)||by Eileen Black|
|A SECULAR HISTORY OF AGHALEE||by E. J. Best|
|HENRY MONROE AND THE REBELLION OF 1798||by Samuel Dixon|
|ROBERT WILLIAMSON OF LAMBEG HOUSE||by Eileen Black|
|IN THE GLOAMING||by Frederick Kee|
|O MULL OF KINTYRE|