Looking back... Lodge holds Gunpowder Plot commemoration

Cloughfern LOL 24 held its annual Gunpowder Plot commemoration service at Whiteabbey Methodist Church in November 1959.

This was followed by a parade through the village led by Johnston Star Flute Band.

Meanwhile, Rev R.R Cox, rector of St. Bride’s Parish Church, Kilbride, commented on the advent of television and commercial radio.

He said: “Some of our people are content to sit at home and watch television or listen to radio rather than attend public worship.”

Rev Cox acknowledged that television and radio can bring the message of God to thousands of people who “never dream of going to church”.

However, he pointed out that they could not receive the sacraments by radio or television.