Plaque unveiled for Jimmy Millar

A ceremony was held to unveil the plaque for Jimmy Millar.
A ceremony was held to unveil the plaque for Jimmy Millar.

A special memorial plaque has been unveiled for former community activist Mr James Millar, or as he was widely known Jimmy Millar.

The plaque was unveiled during a ceremony at Drumard Community Hall.

Lisburn Councillor Jonathan Craig said: “Jimmy chaired the Lisburn North Community group for 26 years and in that time also successfully ran what became known as the Wednesday club, a large group of senior citizens organising several trips a year for them as well as frequent outings.

“Where Jimmy excelled though was his ability to effectively lobby elected members about community needs in the Drumard and Ballymacash areas. His direct pressure successfully lead to the traffic lights at Ballymacash avenue, Knockmore road junction, indeed he was responsible for the Windermere housing development a £26 million public housing scheme and the new play park and 3G pitch which is shared with the Ballymacash primary school.

“Remarkable achievements for a man who spent his final years serving his local community expecting nothing in return. He was a very worthy winner of the Mayor’s awards for volunteers in 2008 and no doubt would be very proud of this latest accolade, carried out by the Wednesday club still going 34 years latter now a chaired by Margaret McIlmail. Gone but not forgotten and much missed by his family and friends like myself who had the privilege of knowing him.”