Coleraine Historical Society News

15 June 2021 – The Castlerock Poisoning Sensation- Geoff Warke

The Castlerock Poisoning Sensation Speaker Geoff Warke, Chair Coleraine Historical Society Tuesday 15th June 2021 7.30pm  Geoff`s story tells of a dramatic incident, described in many newspapers as a `sensation`, that gripped the small village of Castlerock in 1892.  Seeking to purchase an ingredient for a summer cordial, the local Presbyterian minister Rev Dr William

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18 May 2021 – The History of NW 200 – Mervyn White

Link to the talk on FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/colerainehistoricalsocietyni/videos/4117842381628167   Tuesday 18 May 2021  The History of the NW 200  Mervyn White The talk covered the race from its inception in 1929 up until the 90th anniversary which took place in 2019. It contains very interesting information covering the 90 years with up to date details on the

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20 April 2021 – Homes for Heroes – Nigel Henderson

Tuesday 20 April 2021 Homes for Heroes Nigel Henderson About 45 Members and guests tuned in to watch Historian Nigel Henderson, from The History Hub Ulster,  present ‘Homes for Heroes, Coleraine & Portrush Area’ on Tues 20th April. Nigel took us through the 3 types of ‘cottages’ built for WW1 Veterans, expertly researched and beautifully

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19 January 2021 – Tom Fraser – The Creation of Northern Ireland

ZOOM Meeting – Recorded – 50 minutes 19 JAnuary 2021  – The Creation of Northern Ireland – Professor Tom Fraser     Professor Thomas G. Fraser MBE is Emeritus Professor of History at Ulster University.  Educated at the University of Glasgow (MA, Ewing Prize) and the London School of Economics (PhD in International History), he

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24 November 2020 – Launch of The Bann Disc, Vol 26

  24 November 2020 – Launch of The Bann Disc, Vol 26 Zoom Lunch Zoom launch of our annual journal – The Bann Disc,  Volume 26. The Bann Disc reflects on the fantastic wealth of history and heritage that exists in the greater Coleraine area and is a compilation of articles, stories and photographs from

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17 November 2020 – The Robert Anderson Memorial Talk

17 November 2020 – The Robert Anderson Memorial Talk It is hard to believe that two years have passed since the untimely death of Robert Anderson, our previous Chairman, on 4 November 2018. As a tribute to Robert, our November talk was thereafter designated The Robert Anderson Memorial Talk. This year, for the second such

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20 October 2020 – Andrew Kane – Old Coleraine Elections

  20 October 2020 – OLD COLERAINE ELECTIONS Andrew is a Trustee of the North of Ireland Family History Society and active member their Causeway Coast and Glens Branch. He is also a member of several other local history groups in the Coleraine area where his family have lived for at least 12 generations. He

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25 August 2020 -1st Zoom Meeting – Discovering Mountsandel

 Coleraine Historical Society’s First  ZOOM Meeting 25 August 2020 – Discovering Mountsandel   Rachael Garrett has been Secretary of Mountsandel Discovery and Heritage Group (MDHG) since its establishment in 2017. She has a keen interest in local history and the archaeology of Causeway Coast and Glens. As a result, Rachael has pursued a career in

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Harry Gregg

The well known  footballer from Coleraine passed away on 17 February 2020 aged 87.

Harry spoke to our Society on 17 November 2009

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12 November 2019 -Launch of Bann Disc Volume 25

    The launch of volume 25 2019 took place in the Sandel Centre on Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 7pm and the event was well attended. Chairman Geoff Warke welcomed members and guests and thanked the editorial committee for the production of this year’s journal. The guest speaker was Helen Perry of Causeway Coast

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Outing – 21 September 2019

15 members of the Society visited St. Paul’s Church in Articlave, built in 1691. We were the first group to take the newly established heritage tour conducted by the organist Brian Simpson.

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Outing 22 June 2019

The first day after the summer solstice presented fine weather for our small but enthusiastic group which set off on the outing under the sure guidance of Maurice, our Causeway Coach driver.

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