Coleraine Historical Society News

19 April 2022 – Reflections on the Bann – Speaker Derek Sinnamon

  Reflections on the Bann Derek Sinnamon Coleraine Historical Society is delighted to announce a return to in-person talks on Tuesday 19th April 7.30pm, at The Sandel Centre Coleraine, the meeting will adhere to social distancing guidelines. Members unable to attend in person will receive an email zoom link.  The speaker will be Derek Sinnamon

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15 March 2022 – The Gaelic Harp – Guest speaker Mark Doherty

Talk on The Gaelic Harp by Mark Doherty Mark gave a most interesting and informative and fascinating talk on the history of the Gaelic Harp see video below. Speaker Mark Doherty Mark is a Belfast-born amateur historian and cultural enthusiast. He has fond memories of his days of youth spent in the company of relatives

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BILLY BONES – An Appreciation

   BILLY BONES – An Appreciation   On Monday 10th January 2022, we received the sad news that our member, and committee member, Billy Bones had passed away Billy was born on 25th July 1933.  As we know from the wonderful talk he gave to us a couple of years ago on his memories of

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BANN DISC Vol 27 Launch – 20 November 2021

The Bann Disc Vol 27 Launch Coleraine Historical Society 20 November 2021 Over 60 members and guests joined The  Coleraine Historical Society for the hybrid launch of The Bann Disc volume 27 at The Sandel Centre, via Zoom and on FaceBook live stream last Saturday morning 20th November 2021. The group was welcomed by Society

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16 November 2021 – 3rd Robert Anderson Memorial Talk – “A Thorny Subject”

If you missed the talk click to view –  and more…..    https://www.facebook.com/colerainehistoricalsocietyni/videos/215188840756631 A big thank you to Neal for a a very enjoyable, interesting and informative talk.   3rd Robert Anderson Memorial Talk – “A Thorny Subject” 7.30 pm  – 8.30 pm  Speaker: Neal Anderson   Coleraine Historical Society is delighted to host the third,

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19 October 2021 – Photography and Folklore Talk – Kenneth Wood

Photography and Folklore Talk  Tuesday 19 October 2021 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Coleraine Historical Society will continue their monthly programme with a talk on Photography and Folklore.  The speaker will be Kenneth Wood. This is a change to the original schedule. Kenneth Wood is a retired History teacher who hails from the county that

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Tuesday 15th June 2021 – The Castlerock Poisoning Sensation

The Castlerock Poisoning Sensation Speaker Geoff Warke, Chair Coleraine Historical Society Tuesday 15th June 2021 7.30pm A very well attended Zoom  meeting.  Geoff`s story told 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

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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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