Coleraine Historical Society News

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

To be updated  – 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

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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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AGM and Dinner 2019

Our AGM and Dinner, held on 19 March 2019 in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine, was well attended by members and guests. Our Chairman, Geoff Warke, gave a review of the year and included a tribute to our late Chairman, Robert Anderson. After the elections to committee (see About Us page 3) an excellent meal was

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Re-Opening of Coleraine Library

The newly refurbished Coleraine Library was officially opened on Thursday 7 February 2019 by H.R.H. Princess Anne. Members of the Historical Society were invited to be in attendance in the newly formed Heritage Room which contains Local History and Family History material.  

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Member’s 100th Birthday Celebration

Norman arriving with his son and daughters Our member Norman Irwin celebrated his 100th birthday on 17 November 2018. A lunch, which was held in the Bushtown House Hotel, was attended by over 100 guests including the Mayor, Lord Lieutenant and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Co. Londonderry. Norman received a card from the Queen and

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Robert Anderson

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of our Chairman Robert Anderson. Robert passed away on Sunday 4 November 2018 after a short illness. He was a life long member of the Society, a committee member, frequent contributor to the Bann Disc and this year its new editor. Robert published many

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