Lambeg 'houses should be for Lambeg people
IN June 1958 it was successfully argued that Finaghy, Dunmurry and Lambeg Housing Committees for Lisburn Rural Council should not be amalgamated.
The Council Chairman has suggested the committees be amalgamated, saying it was up to the people of Dunmurry and Lambeg to help Finaghy people get houses.
However, a council member opposed the suggestion, saying he "did not want people from Dunmurry and Finaghy coming into Lambeg."
He continued by saying that he "did not want the houses to be grabbed out of the hands of the people of Lambeg
Maghaberry residents left in the dark
IN November 1986 there was mounting anger amongst Maghaberry residents after they were left in the dark following a series of unprecedented power cuts.
Over a period of four years local residents complained they have been subjected to frequent electricity stoppages, which caused disruption in their lives.
The Northern Ireland Electricity Service said they were aware of the problems in the village and had begun an overhaul of the overhead supply lines to the village.
Looking back at news from Lisburn's past
Members of Dromore Angling Club who finished third in the Benson and Hedges Fly Fishing Championships in England in October, 1986. Included are Donald and Trevor McClearn, Brian Bingham, Freddie Steel and Niall Cromie
Residents from The Square wanted a change
IN 1966 it was reported that the residents of the Square in Hillsborough were "not keen to have their homes numbered in the normal way."
The Star said the local residents had asked Hillsborough Rural Council to change the name to 'Downshire Terrace'.
The residents were unhappy after received notification from the Council that it intended to number the houses in the Square and in a letter to the Council, asked for the renaming.
Residents further pointed out that one of the people who lived there, whose main door was in Main Street, had been given a Main Street number, when the resident would prefer to have a 'Downshire Terrace' address.
Residents also suggested that one day the National Trust may take over the terrace as an example of 'Ulster vernacular Georgian architecture' and that `Downshire Terrace' would be more appropriate in National Trust literature rather than `The Square' or 'Main Street
IN July 1966, the Star reported that a new school could be on the cards for the area.
It was reported that Down County Education Committee planned to build a new school at Ravarnette.
The idea was also agreed, in principle, at a meeting of Hillsborough Rural Council.
Talks between the two bodies were held with regards to the site for the new building.
It was recommended that before any agreement on a sale of land was reached, the Council's amended layout housing plans for the area must meet with the approval of the County Planning Officer.
At the council meeting, a consulting engineer submitted amended plans, which would accommodate the proposed new school.
And in a report he pointed out that the new layout would allow for approximately 56 further new homes, which, with the existing 44, would bring the total to 102.
The consulting engineer said he was not in a position to say whether this number of houses would be required at Ravarnette but in order to ascertain the boundary of the new school site in relation to the proposed development it was necessary to see the full development.
Earlier in the meeting, the clerk, referring to the talks with the Down Education officials, said no business had so far been done.
Nice shoes....they were billed as the most sought after style in Ulster...the Ulster Toe and on offer in Lisburn in 1958.
Star tracks down hero
IN July 1958 the Star tracked down a local hero who saved a young boy from drowning in the River Lagan.
The Lisburn construction worker was hailed as a hero after saving the three-year-old boy.
It was reported that the man, who was working in a field at the other side of the canal, took off his shoes and dived into the canal, swam across to the other bank, dived under water and rescued the boy.
He handed the boy over to the police but left without revealing his name. After the incident the Star managed to track down and name the local hero.
Local workers go on strike
STAFF at a Derriaghy wholesale grocery firm predicted a 'prolonged and bitter strike action' at the end of 1986.
An official strike by 44 AT-GWU workers began in November.
Fourteen lorry drivers and 30 warehouse staff called the strike after annual pay rise negotiations broke down between the union and the management.
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