Gallipoli - a local legacy revealed

Various events are being held in The Braid to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign over the coming weeks.

Next month, members of the Medal Society of Ireland will provide a guide to the Gallipoli Campaign speaking on ‘Origins of the Gallipoli Campaign’ and ‘The Landings at Gallipoli’. Local interest in the campaign will be provided by Ballymena Times Editor Dessie Blackadder whose talk in the Studio Theatre on April 25 from 1pm is entitled Blood, Sweat and fears... Ballymena men at Gallipoli. Admission is free.

A photographic display by award winning photographer James Hughes featuring Gallipoli battle sites where mid-Antrim men served during the WWI campaign will open on April 24.