Project Description

Video: Our Town, Lisburn in the 1950s

A look back at 1950s Lisburn, including views of: Lisburn town centre. Street scene. Open air food market. General views of countryside. Church and local buildings, school. History of Lisburn. Lisnagarvey. Ruined castle. Wedding. Castle at Ballinderry. Linen weaving. Cottage. People going to church. Window shopping. Thiepval Barracks. Territorial army. Tanks and cannon. Fire station. Men rushing on motorbikes and bicycles. Fire engine rushing off. Wallace Park. Playground. Slide. Swings. Derriaghy – roses for export. Hospital. Lagan Valley. Maternity ward. Incubator. Nursery. Nurse with mask holding baby. Bow Street. Thatched whitewashed cottages. New housing. River Lagan and countryside. Canal. Boys playing conkers. Largeymore Primary School. Lisnagarvey Intermediate Boys School. Forthill – girls learn practical housekeeping. Girls doing gym. Friends School. Hand painted damask. Shirt production. Machine embroidery. Egg processing factory. Furniture factory – Saintfield Road. Lambeg – handmade pottery using Coalisland clay. Empire Day – Easter Parade. Sport – rugby, cricket, golf, soccer, snooker, darts, table tennis, hockey.