Programme for the 2019-20 Season
Saturday 14 September 2019 at 1.00 pm
25th ANNIVERSARY EVENT
To be held at the station house in Shane’s Castle. Will include a buffet lunch and a talk by Rev Canon Derek Kerr on the theme of Royal Bits and Pieces.
Thursday 3 October 2019 at 8.00 pm
This talk will be presented by Dr David Johnston, a Gracehill resident, and will cover the establishment and work of the Moravian village.
Thursday 7 November 2019 at 8.00 pm
MILLS AROUND RANDALSTOWN: water power to steam power
Sebastian Graham has undertaken comprehensive research into the mills of Northern Ireland and this talk will focus mainly on what he found in our own locality.
*Thursday 2 January 2020 at 7.30 pm*
AGM, followed at 8.00 pm by
THE SUFFRAGETTES IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Josephine Herbison from Antrim and District Historical Society will present this talk.
Thursday 6 February 2020 at 8.00 pm
FROM THE WORKHOUSE TO THE TOWER, A TALE OF THREE CITY HOSPITALS
A talk by Norman Campbell.
Thursday 7 March 2020 at 8.00 pm
THE MOURNE WALL
This talk by Ernie Wilson and will cover the construction of the Mourne Wall and some of the personalities involved.
Thursday 2 April 2020 at 8.00 pm
MACARTNEY OF LISSANOURE AND CHINA
Linda Houston will talk about the life of George, 1st Earl Macartney, the diplomat who led Britain’s first embassy to China.