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No. 6

Front Cover: Quoile Bridge


  1. The Quoile.....Berkley Farr
    • The history and taming of a local river over the centuries.
  2. Whiterock Dance Hall.....William Stranney
    • The origin and life of a Ballylucas dance hall in the 1930s and 40s
  3. Excavations at Castle Ward.....Emily Murray, Philip Macdonald and Malachy Conway
  4. What I Never Knew About John De Courcy.....James Fitzsomons
    • A legend (probably false) about the Norman Knight who invaded Ulster in the twelfth century.
  5. A Moment Frozen in Time - Strangford, Sunday 31 March 1901.....Colm Rooney
    • Colm continues to chronicle the inhabitants of the village streets on Census night 107 years ago.
  6. A Footnote.....Sean Nolan
    • Sean explores the previous and subsequent occupants of one of the dwellings listed in the 1901 Census of Strangford
  7. Omar Pasha.....David Maxwell
    • A colourful and bedecked Dervish
  8. Minnie Magee.....Berkley Farr
    • The story of a 98 year-old resident of a local townland
  9. The Fordes of Seaford.....Patrick Clarke
    • The story of fourteen generations of a well-known Seaforde family
  10. A Rare Map of County Down.....Frederick Pyne
    • The mystery of an eighteenth century map and its creator solved
  11. D.J. McNeill Collection.....Lesley Simpson
    • Leslie describes the extent and range of DJ's 30,000+ photographs in the Down Museum
  12. Francis Joseph Biggar - Ireland's Cultural Crusader.....Roger Dixon
    • The life and legacy of a Belfast lawyer, strongly associated with Ardgless, and his cultural and historical interests.
  13. James Connor 1877 - 1918.....Malachy Ellesmere and Joan Magee
    • The life and career of a local football legend of the early twentieth century
  14. A Cuckoo in the Tomb - Trouble at the Wallace Mausoleum, Downpatrick 1861.....Finbar McCormick
    • Controversy about burial arrangements in a local churchyard in the nineteenth century
  15. Townland Victory.....
    • New road signage helps preserve townland names and memories.
  16. Lady Bangor's Memories of China 1906.....Raymond Atkinson
    • Lady Bangor's visit to the Dowager Empress of China
  17. The Ingenious Innings of Inspiration - Amanda McKittrick Ros Revisited.....Peter Cavan
    • The life and colourful career of a Drumaness author, friend of Mark Twain
  18. Downpatrick's Architectural Heritage.....Peter Rankin
    • A review of what has been lost and some successes
  19. Frank Maxwell - a Tribute.....Ronald Buchanan
    • A tribute to a founding member of Lecale Historical Society.
  20. Book Notices.....Gordon Wheeler
    • Review of four historical publications connected with County Down.
  21. Recent Periodicals: selective contents lists.....Gordon Wheeler
    • [Inverbrena, No 12] Strangford. Memories from Inverbrena, 2007
    • Journal of the Upper Ards Historical Society, No 32, 2008
  22. Review of the year, 2007/8.....Berkley Farr
    • Some of the main activities of the Society over the past year.
  23. Notes on contributors
    • Short notes on each of the contributors to the 2007 Review
  24. Lecale Historical Society.....
    • Information about the origins and purpose of the Society and about membership costs and benefits.
  25. Lecale Review
    • Request for articles, photographs etc for inclusion in the journal
  26. Lecale Historical Society: Members at 31 March 2008.....
    • A list of all of the Society members at the end of the membership year.

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Updated: 20 November 2009