Peter for Premier
A FORMER Lisburn Youth' footballer was set to join football's elite as his side Watford', clinched a 2-0 play-off win. over Bolton in 1999
Peter Kennedy helped to steer Graham Taylor's side towards a £10m windfall as Watford won the Division One play-off in front of a 70,000+' crowd to join the Premier League.
Peter's family and friends were amongst the fans at Wembley to witness a dream day.
Peter would visit the likes of Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and Highbury the following season, with Peter relishing the visit to Anfield, his boyhood club. "That will be very special," he said.
Back from the Holy
THREE Lisburn people arrived home in June 1966 following three weeks' holiday in which they covered some 7,000 miles and visited about a dozen countries, including the Holy Land.
For the locals it was the holiday of a lifetime and their eight day sin the Holy Land gave them first hand knowledge of a country the majority of people only read about in their Bibles.
Highlights of the tour were walks to the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, on the shores of the Dead Sea and visits to Bethlehem, among many interesting places.
Looking back at news from Lisburn's past
Mr Boyd's class at Brownlee Primary School in 1955. The school is celebrating 100 years in 2013 and would like donations of any old photographs or documents that can be used for display. All originals will be copied and returned.
Footbridge on Moira Road is `not enough'
THE Ministry of Home Affairs said that far more radical safety measures were needed for the Moira Road, in June 1969.
In a letter to Lisburn Borough Council regarding the provision of a footbridge and other safety measures, the Ministry said that following an examination, further measures were needed in addition to the mere provision of a footbridge.
The Ministry said that an order for the introduction of a 30mph speed limit from a point west of the junction with the Ballinderry Road to the junction with the Lower Lissue Road would be laid before both Houses of Parliament for approval in mid-June.
The Ministry said a careful study had been made of the injury accidents during the period January 1, 1966 and February 15, 1969, on the 1.63 mile section of the road between Ballinderry Road near where the 40 limit began to where it ended.
Those totalled 23 injury accidents of which 18 took place in the 0.8 mile section from the Ballinderry Road junction to Gamble's factory, the point to which the 30mph limit was to be extended. Eleven of the 18 accidents involved pedestrians.
The existing road had extremely narrow footpaths varying from four feet to barely nothing at all.
A SOPHISTICATED horse box which was under construction at the Maze in June 1985 would transport quality blood-stock from the British Isles to the Middle East, the Star reported.
The four horse stud box was being specially designed for Arab owners, with the capture of the prestigious order being the latest coup for the enterprising Brown Brothers.
They were the only manufacturers in Ireland of motorised horse boxes and were able to relate their success story to an influential VIP visitor after the factory on the Moira Road received a visit from Sir Kenneth Cork, a leading city accountant and company specialist.
Sir Kenneth, who was obviously impressed with what he saw, also heard from Brian Brown, the company director alongside his brother Kenneth, of the possibility of a Norwegian export order.
During his visit, Sir Kenneth watched work progress on a number of luxury horse boxes.
The Brown family's links with horse transportation went back over four generations.
In the 1800s they ran an establishment for the repair and maintenance of mail coaches, carriages and other types of horse drawn vehicles.
Brown Bros. manufactured a range of vehicles in which horses were transported to a variety of events.
Schoolboy's bravery recognised
A LISBURN schoolboy, whose quick thinking saved the life of a fellow pupil, was awarded a medal for outstanding bravery in July 1966. The eighteen year old Friends' pupil was presented with the Chief Scouting Award, for rescuing a drowning boy from a swimming pool.
DEMOLITION orders in respect of a number of houses in Market Lane
(commonly known as Piper's Hill) were to be issued by Lisburn Urban
Council in June 1958,
The Town Surveyor told members at a council meeting that landlords had agreed to seal up the houses, but no sooner were the boards put up than they were broken down.
It was suggested it was time Council take the necessary steps to deal with the house
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