Coleraine Historical Society News

AGM and Dinner 17 March 2015

2015/16 committee Back row L to R: Nigel McIlwaine, Michael Thompson, Joanne Kennedy, Chris Kirkpatrick, Mike Jones.      Front row: Diana Kirkpatrick, Barbara Harding, Anne-Marie Huston Fifty four members and visitors attended the AGM and Dinner in the Lodge Hotel and it was an enjoyable evening. The after dinner speaker was  Dr. John Kerr who entertained

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Congratulations

In the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours our member Jennifer Cunningham was awarded the B.E.M. for services to Local History in the Coleraine area.

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Outing 2014

Under the guidance of our member, Jim Hunter, 46 members and guests set out on Saturday 7 June 2014 on a wet morning. Our first visit was to Limavady Workhouse folowed by Ebrington Baracks in Londonderry. Alan Armstrong gave an excellent presentation on the history of the Barracks. After lunch in Clooney Hall the next

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AGM and 30th Anniversary Dinner

Our AGM and 30th Anniversary Dinner were held on Tuesday 18 March 2014 in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine and 53 members and guests attended what was a very enjoyable evening. Our Chairman Pamela Henderson cut the anniversary cake. Member Jim Hunter gave an interesting illustrated talk on People and Places which covered the area of

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Congratulations

In the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours our Chairman, Pamela Henderson, has been awarded an M.B.E. for services to health care.

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Outing to Ballyscullion Park 2013

Outing to Ballyscullion Park, near Bellaghy, and Broughshane Village, 1 June 2013 Our first stop was the home of the Mulholland family, Ballyscullion Park, where we had tea/coffee and scones and then were escorted around the house by Rosalind Mulholland. The house, designed by Charles Lanyon, dates from 1840. In a walk around the grounds

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Clothworkers’ Building

A recent article in the Coleraine Chronicle stated that there were plans to refurbish this dilapidated, historic building. Good news. This work has now started. Update – the outside of the building has been painted and is looking very well. As yet the extension to the side has not commenced.

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Presentation to outgoing Chairman 16 April 2013

At our April meeting Jennifer Cunningham was presented with gifts to acknowledge her 13 years of Chairman of the Society. Our new Chairman is Pamela Henderson. Photo: Coleraine Historical Society member, Mike Jones, presents gifts to Jennifer Cunningham, as she steps down from the post as Chairperson.

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AGM/Dinner 19 March 2013

Our AGM was held on 19 March in the Lodge Hotel Coleraine and was attended by 46 members and guests. As the Secretary and Chairman were unable to attend, the meeting was jointly chaired by the Treasurer Diana Kirkpatrick and committee member Chris Kirkpatrick. Mike Jones acted as Secretary. A new Chairman, Pamela Henderson, was

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Presentation to the Museum September 2011

Members of the Coleraine Historical Society presenting items to the Museum which had been originally donated to the society from Campbell Owens from Belfast. Included, front row are The Mayor of Coleraine, Alderman Maurice Bradley; Sarah Carson, Collections Access Officer and Diana Kirkpatrick. Back row are Helen Perry, Museum Service; Chris Kirkpatrick, Trevor Adams, Jim

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Dig at Dunluce Castle – 28th June 2011

Members of the society observed & helped with the archaeological dig by Dr Colin Breen. Left: Jim Cameron, Julia Mullin & Chris Kirkpatrick with Dunluce Castle in the background Right: The dig at Dunluce Castle    

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Outing to The Sperrins – 4th June 2011

This was an enjoyable outing which first stopped in Draperstown, for morning coffee, followed by a tour of the village. It was then on to Moneymore to see the Model Village and have a packed lunch in the Old Courthouse. Next stop was Wellbrook Beetling Mill on the banks of the Ballinderry River followed by

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20th Anniversary Dinner 2004

The Society’s 20th anniversary dinner and AGM were held in the Salmon Leap in March 2004. From Left:- John Moulden, Joy White, Mrs Hamilton, ?,?,?, Jim Cameron, ?, Stanley White, Margaret Temple, Harry Williams, Pamela Hutchinson, Trevor Adams  

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