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Thanks to everyone who came along to the talk on Thursday night last at Crumlin when Glenavy History Talks & Tours presented a talk titled "Dundrod and it's distant past." Thanks to Killultagh Historical Society for the invitation.We had a look at some early records and maps, and heard stories of bigamy and a "boozed" up school teacher who came to the attention of the local Presbyterian minister in Dundrod in early Victorian times. If your group/ society would like a similar talk please do get in firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Antrim Guardian 16 02 2017The most recent "Digger" article in the Antrim Guardian centered around William James Collins, a former Schoolmaster, who was at Fourscore School, Glenavy and Massereene School, Antrim. The son of John Collins and Charlotte Ann (Nee Branagh),he was born on 8th February, 1880 at Aghnaliss townland, Ballinderry, County Antrim. He arrived at Fourscore school in January 1909. He was assisted initially by Junior Assistant Mistress Louisa Smyth Ingram. In July 1912 he left Fourscore School, and less than a week of his leaving date he married Evelyn Ingram, a sister of Louisa Ingram and daughter of James and Elizabeth Ingram from Crumlin. James Ingram was initially from Ballysessy, Glenavy. William James Collins is pictured here with pupils at Massereene School. He passed away suddenly in January 1938 and he is buried in Antrim cemetery. Thanks to Len Kinley for providing the photograph of William J. We are trying to identify the pupils in the photograph and we would be delighted to hear from anyone who can provide any names. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to everyone who came from far and near to the historical event at the Fourscore Hall last night. It was great to see the hall filled to capacity and to meet former pupils of the old school. Thank you for your support, and thanks to the officers and members of the lodge for their invite. Superb job by the caterers also!!Again, thanks to those who brought along photographs and memorabilia relating to the area. We had great feedback, which is greatly appreciated. A number of people made enquiries in relation to obtaining copies of material. We will be in touch with you over the next couple of weeks.The next event will be a talk at Crumlin Leisure Centre. We will be presenting a talk to Killultagh Historical Society - "Dundrod and it's distant past." The event will take place on Thursday 27th April, 2017 at 8pm.Membership of the society is not essential to attend this event. Everyone is welcome. A small cover charge is made by the Society for non-members.Look forward to seeing you at future events! ... See MoreSee Less