Our Town: Lisburn in the 1950s

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Details

Location

Lisburn

Year

1950s

Source

BBC NI

Format

film

colour

Length

38min 09sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI, Lisburn Museum

Rights Holder

BBC NI, Lisburn Museum

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Description

A look at Lisburn in the 1950s. The market can be seen at 00:55

 

Shot List

General views of Lisburn town centre. Street scene. Open air food market. General views of countryside. Church and local buildings, school. History of Lisburn. Lisnagarvey. Ruined castle. Wedding. Castle at Ballinderry. Linen weaving. Cottage. People going to church. Window shopping. Thiepval Barracks. Territorial army. Tanks and cannon. Fire station. Men rushing on motorbikes and bicycles. Fire engine rushing off. Wallace Park. Playground. Slide. Swings. Derriaghy - roses for export. Hospital. Lagan Valley. Maternity ward. Incubator. Nursery. Nurse with mask holding baby. Bow Street. Thatched whitewashed cottages. New housing. River Lagan and countryside. Canal. Boys playing conkers. Largeymore Primary School. Lisnagarvey Intermediate Boys School. Forthill - girls learn practical housekeeping. Girls doing gym. Friends School. Hand painted damask. Shirt production. Machine embroidery. Egg processing factory. Furniture factory - Saintfield Road. Lambeg - handmade pottery using Coalisland clay. Empire Day - Easter Parade. Sport - rugby, cricket, golf, soccer, snooker, darts, table tennis, hockey.

Credits

Narrator - Sam Hopkins; Restored by David Dillon for BBC NI.

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