Elsie Kelsey Mayors Parade ILC&LM Collection

Copyright: ILC&LM Collection

Photo: Mayor’s Parade litter float, c1979

Elsie Kelsey was born and brought up at Demiville House, Halftown, and was the first female mayor of Lisburn Borough Council (1978-79). She stood for the Ulster Unionist Party. Here she is photographed at the annual Mayor’s parade, admiring a council float dedicated to litter!  Do you remember the event?  Let us know!

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