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Re: Lure of the Lagan

Joe Reid
Hello Lisburn!
I left for England more than sixty years ago and still fobdly remember swimmin
in the Lagan, mostly between Wright’s and The Pier.
us Hilden boys swam at "The Point" or "The Beetlers" at Lambeg. For those who do not remember "The Point" was halfway between Hilden Locks and Lisburn Locks where the Lagan river and canal joined. "The Beetlers" was a small pool at Lambeg Bleaching works where the Beetling rollers ( tree trunks )were soaked before being prepared for assembly into the beetling machines.

Re: Lure of the Lagan

when i lived in mckeown street we used to walk to ravarnett river to swim, if we could afford it used to swim at the maze