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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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16 February 2021 –  `The First 100 Years of C.R.F.C & H.C. – More Than a Rugby Club` – John Logan

16 February 2021 – `The First 100 Years of C.R.F.C & H.C. – More Than a Rugby – Talk by John Logan Click on link to view recording: https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ap1n5tKTCPCU0yZcgDXgJ2TCPtgY John Logan talked on One Hundred Years of Coleraine Rugby Football, Cricket and Hockey Club. A very enjoyable and interesting  history. John is a Retired School …

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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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29 September 2020 – Billy Bones -Some Memories of the Derry Central Railway

Some Memories of the Derry Central Railway While most of us are familiar with Billy`s long association with pantomime in Coleraine, perhaps not so many will know that Billy started his working life on the railway, with much of his early career spent on the Derry Central line between Macfin and Magherafelt It was Billy`s …

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