Lisburn town and environs contain a treasure trove of local history. This book explores a wide range of topics as we visit the Maze, Kilwarlin, Lissue, Hillsborough, Glenavy, Lambeg, Hilden and Ballyskeagh. Subjects that attract attention include archaeology, industrial heritage, transport, health and social welfare, sport, arts and crafts, and music. We meet with local dignitaries, men and women, who, having lived in or passed through the wider Lisburn area, went on to make a major impact in their chosen field at home and abroad. At the human level we find romance, bravery, faith, dedication, charity, heroism, tragedy, and the celebration of war and peace. We see history reflected in the colours of stained glass, as Lisburn, Past and Present provides a window to the history of people, places and things.