19 October 2021 – Photography and Folklore Talk – Kenneth Wood

Photography and Folklore Talk 

Tuesday 19 October 2021

7.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Kenneth Wood

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 Henry VIII labelled as ‘one of the most brute and beastly of the whole realm’. He prefers the term ‘Lincolnshire Yellabelly’, as those from that county are often known. The Yellabelly is a reference to the yellow waistcoats that the Lincolnshire Regiment used to wear.  His association with this part of Northern Ireland goes way back to 1970 when he met the Coleraine girl who would become his wife. He now lives in Portrush and spends many hours each week out walking the North Coast with his trusty Leica camera to hand. His photographs have been featured on the BBC for their weather forecasts, and can also be found each year on his North Coast Calendar. He gives these away   for free, and just asks that a donation to MacMillan be made, as they were so good to his late wife.

He also guides groups around the Causeway Coast and still continues to lead parties to the Battlefields of the Western Front, drawing on over 30 years of experience in teaching the Great War up to degree level and also writing a number of books on that conflict.  He frequently gives presentations about the Great War to local groups.

He is the tutor for the Causeway U3A Photography group.

Currently he is working on a new book, ‘Photography and Folklore – Exploring The Causeway Coast’ which he hopes to complete soon.

The Photography and Folklore talk will include both photos and tales that cover the Causeway Coast from Binevenagh through to Fairhead, and much more in between!

The talk is from 7.30pm – 8.30pm via Zoom. Coleraine Historical Society members will receive an e-mail Zoom invitation from Chair Geoff Warke.  Non members please check the Face Book page – Coleraine Historical Society NI | Facebook for any updates. Details are also available on the new web site Coleraine Historical Society ( The talk is free to all.


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