Tillie’s, Herbert Street and the ‘Lavender Lady’

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The Spring Waterside Voices is out now containing features on Tillie and Henderson’s, Lisnagelvin Bowling Club, happy days in Top of the Hill, and the Swinging Sixties.

John McCormack offers two articles. In Tillie’s Magic Sewing Machine he looks at the life of William Tillie, founder of Tillie and Henderson’s. In Anyone for Tennis, he writes of being introduced to the world of outdoor bowls at Lisnagelvin Bowling Club. Barney McCarron recalls happy days living in Top of the Hill in ‘The Folks who live on the Hill.’

In Music to our Ears, John Lynch takes us back to the Swinging Sixties. Mona ‘Gallagher’ Kistner contributes from the US, A Lifetime of Memories, a story of 1930s Herbert Street. Colm Cavanagh remembers his and Bert Mongomery’s 1996 efforts for a community footbridge across the Foyle in The Forum and the Peace Bridge. Isobel Arbuckle writes about Making Your Own Style, while Ernie Falconer recaptures his memories in 20 Years at the Voices.

He also explores the world of pigeon racing in A Dedicated Hobby. In Memory of my father, Niall Grimes contributes a moving memory of one of the Waterside’s most beloved men, Joe Grimes. In shops now.