Marjorie Lyle

Miss Marjorie K Lyle was the first female insurance broker in Ireland, a local councillor in Portrush and founder member of the Ulster Enterprise Voluntary Committee which superseded LEDH.

She was a member of the Alliance Party from its inception and started her own firm in Portrush in the 1930s before moving to Belfast and then London.

When she sold her business and retired she was able to finance writing her book, ‘Out of the Past’, based on family letter and diaries.

Researcher: Gillian Popplestone

PRONI Reference for Diaries: D3601/2/D/15

Bio & Researcher's Notes

Marjorie Lyle Diary Entries

4th January, 1973
Memory alone is not an adequate guide...
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14th January, 1973
Will these horrors never cease...
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7th February, 1973
There was much intimidation and hooliganism as was to be expected...
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26th February, 1973
I felt wretched, really quite ill...
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8th March, 1973
There was trouble last night in Belfast…
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17th March, 1973
Good day worked 2 hours on the book...
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23rd April, 1973
Alliance Party Conference in the Ulster Hall...
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