Family begs council to save historic building
Thursday, 26 January 2017
AN Antrim man has offered to purchase an historic local building to save it from the wrecking ball.
Karl McMeekin was 'horrified' to learn that Antrim and Newtownabbey Council intends to demolish the gate lodge on the Steeple Road as part of its plans to develop the adjoining parkland.
The building dates back to 1834, but Mr McMeekin insists this is about more than mere bricks and mortar - for if the lodge is tumbled, part of his own family history will be reduced to rubble too.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian
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