Trust welcomes special guests to the White House

Raymond McIlrath, Jacqui Dixon, Mayor Billy Webb, Joan Christie OBE, Vicki Dundas (Trust Vice Chair), Geraldine Bardgett (Trustee) and Alister Bell. INNT 06-511CON
Raymond McIlrath, Jacqui Dixon, Mayor Billy Webb, Joan Christie OBE, Vicki Dundas (Trust Vice Chair), Geraldine Bardgett (Trustee) and Alister Bell. INNT 06-511CON

MAYOR Billy Webb, in his role as Chair of the White House Preservation Trust, welcomed Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Co. Antrim, Mrs Joan Christie OBE, and Jacqui Dixon, the Chief Executive of Newtownabbey Borough Council, to the White House recently.

Mrs Christie and Mrs Dixon were given a guided tour of the borough’s oldest building, which has been painstakingly restored by the Trust to create an impressive educational and exhibition facility.

Joining the Mayor in welcoming the special guests to the historic Whitehouse Park property were Raymond McIlrath, Restoration Project Manager, Alister Bell, Trust Secretary, Vikki Dundas, Trust Vice Chair, and Geraldine Bardgett, Trustee,

“I was delighted to welcome the Lord Lieutenant and the Chief Executive on their first visit. They were given a tour of the restored building and viewed the extensive exhibition. They commented on the high standard of finish and quality of the exhibition and both said they would be back again with family,” alderman Webb commented.

The White House is open to the public from 2pm to 5pm, Monday - Saturday. Admission costs £2.50 (Adults) and £1.50 (Concessions).

For more information about the White House telephone: 028 9080 1690 or log on to www.thewhitehouseni.com