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IN 1969 drive-in customers at the towns largest supermarket just couldn't believe their eyes. But the sign at the bay stated clearly: "This space is reserved for Helicopters."
The manager of the supermarket Crazy Prices at Bow Street was adamant.
He declared: "We don't rule out the possibility of a customer dropping out of the sky in his own private helicopter. For what other reason would we have provided the space?"
Lisnagarvey boys get scrubbing
IN 1969 boys from Lisnagarvey queued up to wash their teachers cars without the slightest sign of embarrassment.
For each lad knew that despite the risk of leg-pulling by his mates it was worth it to raise money for a school minibus costing £1,000.
The bus which held 20 pupils was to be used for extra-mural activities including transporting teams to sports events.
Car washing was only a preliminary to a grand fete which was held in aid of the mini-bus fund in the school grounds.
Acting as general co-ordinator was teacher Jim Mulholland. He first thought up the idea of the minibus.
He explained at the time: 'A number of the big Secondary Schools have bought their own bus. I thought it would be a good idea if we made the effort too."
Looking back at news from Lisburn's past
The end of a ten year smell saga?
IN 1969 the Burnhouse smell saga which had been dragging on for 10 years, looked as if it was coming to an end.
Early the following summer, Robert Wilson and Sons (Ulster) Ltd owners of the Burnhouse Animal Foods Products factory at Lissue, Lisburn planned to install a German odour control system.
And after years of consultations and research by experts it seemed that the public who had to endure the smell could look forward to a final solution to the problem.
Pressure to get rid of the problem had been brought to bear by both Lisburn Borough Council and Lisburn Rural Council over the years.
The Borough Council had even sought legal advice on the matter and was soon after backed up by the Rural body.
A thrilled Mrs. Linton said at the time: "I do hope that Burnhouse can proceed with the plan with all due speed.
"Happy will be the day when the matter is finally cleared up."
But this was far from the end of the saga, which went on for many more years until the Burn-
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