Group Details

Saintfield Heritage Society
43 Main Street
Parish Church Hall (Woodrow Room)
Saintfield
Down
BT24 7AB
United Kingdom

Group Contact

Ian
Committee member

Co Down

The Society organises a series of talks every year and currently has over 80 members.

Saintfield Heritage Society was formed after a successful series of lectures given in the town between 1970 and 1973 known as the Anderson lectures. The founding father was Mr Cecil Patterson who organised a public meeting in 1974 at which it was decided to form a Heritage Society. The first chairman was Colonel Perceval-Price and the first Honorary Secretary was Mr Cecil Patterson. The principal object of the Society is 'to advance the public education in all aspects of the history of Saintfield and its surrounding districts, including the geography, folklore, customs, dialects, place names, etc. of the area.'