Saturday July 16 to Sunday July 24, 2011

The display will commemorate those from Bushmills and neighbouring districts.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Bushmills At War Exhibition - July 17-25


Amanda Moreno, head of collections at the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum in Armagh, Keith Beattie of Ballymoney Museum and Roamer of the News Letter will speak at the opening of the exhibition on Saturday.

There will be a new section this year on some sailors who were washed ashore in North Antrim during World War I. They are commemorated by two headstones at Billy Parish Church, four at Ballintoy Parish Church, four at Bonamargy Friary, Ballycastle, and one on Rathlin Island.

Robert Thompson has obtained photos of each headstone and some details of what happened to the ships. He's now looking for additional information about the sailors' families.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Hillsborough Garden Party

Glenda and Nora

Glenda Rodgers was invited by Joan Christie, Lord Lieutenant of Co Antrim, to attend the recent Garden Party at Hillsborough Castle. She was accompanied by her sister, Nora.

Joan introduced Glenda to Sophie, Countess of Wessex and told her about Glenda's WW II research and her book, "The Fallen of the Causeway Coast". They then had a five minute chat about the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The weather was dismal but this enjoyable occasion will remain long in the memories of these two quests from Bushmills.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Picasa Photostream

Picasa Photostream is work in progress. There will be albums of scenic views in and around Bushmills as well as photos related to the exhibition. The photos can be viewed as a slide show by clicking on 'Full Screen'. Enjoy.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Bushmills At War Exhibition - An Invitation

The 2010 exhibition will be held in the Dunluce Parish Centre, Priestland Road, Bushmills from Saturday July 17 to Sunday July 25 - 10.30 am to 7.30 pm [Sundays: afternoon only]

There'll be displays of photographs, personal stories and medals of individual service men and women, along with memorabilia honoring local hero, Rifleman Robert Quigg VC.

World War I: Robert Thompson, Riverside Road, Bushmills

World War II: Glenda Rodgers, Huey Crescent, Bushmills

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