Fire Engine at Market Square, 1949 - ILC&LM Collection

Photos: Lisburn Fire Engine at a fire in Market Square, 1949

Purchased in 1939, and delivered to the Lisburn Fire Station in Railway Street in early September, this Dennis Light Four Engine served with the fire service in Lisburn until the early 1950s.  In 1949 the engine was involved in putting out a major fire at Duncans’ drapery store, Market Square.  The building was destroyed and replaced with the Ulster Building.  The site is now home to the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum.

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