Mourning Jewellery, ILC&LM Collection

Object, Mourning Jewellery


Made of bog oak, this necklace is a piece of mourning jewellery and was worn to remember an individual who had died. Note the inscription on the pendant: ‘In memory of’.

Advert: William Jellie, Undertaker, Lisburn, 1921

One hundred years ago, who could you contact to arrange your funeral? Local businessmen William Jellie was an undertaker and transport provider, based on Railway Street, Lisburn. He started his bus service in Lisburn in 1923 when he acquired a 40 seater motor charabanc (an open-top vehicle) which he hired to private parties. In 1924 he formed the Classic Bus Service which provided about ten round trips on weekdays on the very busy route between Lisburn and Belfast. He later extended the route to Armagh.

It was not until 1927 that the companies Spence and McCrea, William Jellie and Crothers and Dugan combined with several others to form the Belfast Omnibus Company (1927-35).

Mayor’s Festival, 2021

As part of the Mayor’s Carnival, 2021, we are sharing photographs and objects from the museum’s collection over the past 100 years. Follow us on social media:

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Mayor's Festival 2021


If you want to learn more about life in Lisburn 100 years ago, and the centenary of Northern Ireland, please view our online exhibition in the #VirtualMuseum: ‘Planting a Parliament: partition and foundation of Northern Ireland, 1920-22’

Planting a Parliament - Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum Exhibition