|The 2003 Chairman of the Society, Finny O'Sullivan, with Mrs Joyce Best at the launch of the reprint of her successful book The Huguenots of Lisburn, the Story of the Lost Colony||Mr Fred Kee, founding member of Lisburn Historical Society and author of Lisburn Miscellany, which was first published in 1976.|
In 1997, Lisburn Historical Society published The Huguenots of Lisburn, the Story of the Lost Colony by Joyce Best, edited and compiled by Dr. Kathleen Rankin. Mrs Best has been a member of the Society for many years and has worked tirelessly on the topic of the Huguenots in the Lisburn area. The publication was sold out and a reprint was ordered in 2003.
The Society also undertook a reprint of Fred Kee's long out of print book, Lisburn Miscellany based on a collection of short articles which first appeared in the Ulster Star between 1970-74.
When first published, these articles evoked a nostalgic world and the subsequent passage of time has seen such changes in the fabric of Lisburn that these pieces provide valuable documentation of a past era. Not surprisingly, the reprint was immediately successful.
The following lectures have been given to Lisburn Historical Society in recent years. The Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month in Lisburn Institute of Further and Higher Education.
|October 2003||The Irish Guards||Captain N.P. Brennan|
|November 2003||Vernacular Buildings||Mr Richard Oram|
|December 2003||Songs and Stories from the Ulster Countryside||John Campbell & Len Graham|
|January 2004||Gate Lodges of Ulster||Mr J.A.K. Dean|
|February 2004||Tree Rings and Lough Neagh||Prof. Mike Baillie|
|March 2004||Railways — their pre-history||Mr David Laing|
|April2004||The History of Methodism||Rev. R.P. Roddie|
|September 2004||The Inca Trail, Peru||Mrs Olive Campbell|
|October 2004||W.B. Yeats and Sligo||Mr Damian Brennan|
|November 2004||A Century of Moving||Images N.I. Film & TV Commission|
|December 2004||A War-time Reminiscence||Mr Sam McAughtry|
|January 2005||Ulster Scots Entrepreneurs in North America||Mr Alister McReynolds|
|February 2005||Sir John Lavery||Ms Ann Stewart|
|March 2005||The Royal Victoria Hospital||Prof. Richard Clarke|
|April2005||The Battle of Moira||Dr Ian Adamson|
|September 2005||N.I. and the Spanish Civil War||Mr Ken Armstrong|
|October 2005||The Blessington Estates of the Marquis of Downshire||Mrs Kathy Trant|
|November 2005||War-time Bases around Lisburn||Mr Ernie Cromie|
|December 2005||A Glimpse into the Past War||on Want'|
|January 2006||Six Prime Ministers of N.I.||Mr Clive Scoular|
|February 2006||The History of Bakeries||Mr James Davidson|
|March 2006||The Manchester Family||Mr Jason Diamond|
|April 2006||The Brontës in Ireland Dr||Robert Logan|