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The Society was founded in 1967 to promote the advancement of education by the study of local history in the Lisburn area.

Next Meetings

7th February 2018
The Ladies, Letters and Life of Brigadier Nelson Russell
Keith Haines, a former history teacher and Archivist at Campbell College, will recall the teenage years, the military service and career, and the post-Army years of Nelson Russell (1897-1971), who is closely linked with Lisburn.

7th March 2018
Clifton House
Louise Canavan, archivist for the Belfast Charitable Society, will outline the history of the building established in 1774 as the Original Poor House.

4th April 2018
Annual General Meeting followed by 'C.S. Lewis and World War 1'
This talk outlines the story of the impact of WW1 on the life of C S Lewis and his wartime friend EFC Moore. It is presented by Sandy Smith, formerly a lecturer at the University of Ulster, Schools Inspector and latterly Director General of the International Fund for Ireland. Sandy is the author of C.S. Lewis and the Island of his Birth.

2nd May 2018
Annual Dinner
7.30 pm. Venue to be announced.

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