Barbour Float Lisburn Rally for Peace ILC&LM Collection

Photo: Barbour Threads Float, c.1970s

How wonderful is this photo?  It shows a float designed and by workers at Hilden Mill, home to Barbour Threads. We believe the photo dates from the 1976 and shows a float designed for a peace parade, part of a province-wide movement protesting violence.  Do you remember the event?  Let us know!  Get in contact!

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