Taking a look back at the ‘Hiring Fairs’

ABBEY Historical Society’s monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 7.30pm in the White House at Whitehouse Park.

This month’s subject is ‘The Hiring Fairs’.

“We are looking forward to the visit of Jonathan Bell who is an authority on the fairs which took place in more than 70 towns across Ulster,” said Chair of the Society, Vikki Dundas.

“The fairs were rather like ‘outdoor employment agencies’ and were held every May and November. So come along and listen to this fascinating subject.”