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No. 7

Front Cover: Quoile Bridge


  1. Down Cathedral.....Fred Rankin
    • The history of the Cathedral
  2. Bassett World Tour 1900.....John Bassett
    • The Ireland leg of a round-the-world trip.
  3. The Hidden House of Sir James Martin.....Frederick Pyne
    • The birthplace of the inventor of the aircraft ejection seat.
  4. Concerning the two oldest gravestones at Ballyculter Church.....Ralph Forbes
    • An interesting find.
  5. The County of Down & Liverpool Steam-Boat Company 1836-1839.....Michael McCaughan
    • A short and troubled business venture
  6. Thomas Hunter 1831-1915.....David Maxwell
    • Ardglass man educated New York
  7. Laverty's Shop at Ballylucas Four Roads 1895 - 1938.....William Stranney
    • The evolution of a family business in early twentieth Lecale
  8. Oakley in 1822.....Fred Rankin
    • Snippet from a long forgotten newspaper
  9. Ordnance Survey Memoir of Inch Parish.....Berkley Farr
    • The parish as recorded in the 1830s
  10. Inch Townland names and their Derivations.....W.J. Hanna (1861)
    • Extracts from 'Gossopings about the Parish of Inch' in the Downpatrick Recorder
  11. John Joseph (Joe) Gilmore 1900 - 1945.....Patrick Devlin
    • Pioneer aviator, inventor, daredevil and hero.
  12. Extracts from the 1909 Down Recorder.....Brian Gaffney
    • What the paper said on 27 February of that year
  13. A Chelsea Pensioner in Upper Canada.....
    • The story of Joseph Ellsmere: a native of Downpatrick
  14. A Moment Frozen in Time - Strangford, Sunday 31 March 1901.....Colm Rooney
    • The third and final chronicle of the inhabitants of the village streets on Census night 108 years ago.
  15. Railway's 150th Anniversary.....Michael Collins
    • A photograph and memories
  16. Map Innovation at Kilclief.....Albert Colmer
    • Modern technology in an unusual setting.
  17. Miss Sandes' Soldier's Homes.....Bryan McMahon
    • From Tralee to Tyrella
  18. Obituaries.....Ronald Buchanan
    • A tribute to five stalwarts of Lecale Historical Society.
  19. Book Notices.....Gordon Wheeler
    • Review of three books of local historical interest and several historical periodicals.
  20. William Tweedie.....Alastair Killen
    • Tribute to a local entrepreneur
  21. Review of the year, 2008/9.....Berkley Farr
    • Some of the main activities of the Society over the past year.
  22. Notes on contributors
    • Short notes on each of the contributors to the 2009 Review
  23. Lecale & Downe Historical Society.....
    • Information about the origins and purpose of the Society and about membership costs and benefits.
  24. Lecale Historical Society: Members at 31 March 2009.....
    • A list of all of the Society members at the end of the membership year.

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Updated: 21 November 2009