Garryowen venue for Great war talk

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The Garryowen Hall on Ballymena’s Waveney Road will be the venue on Thursday evening for a talk on Ballymena in World War One.

The main topic of discussion will be the social, economic and political scene which the people of the district found themselves in 1914. The speaker will be Times Editor, Des Blackadder.

There will also be an exhibition of World War 1 memorabilia. The exhibition will be open for viewing from 6 pm with Des speaking from 7:30 pm.

Meanwhile, The Buffs Club, Connor on Saturday, November 1, from 1 to 5pm plays host to an event entitled ‘From Carson’s Army to Kitchener’s Army’.

There will be an exhibition of Lambeg drums reflecting the journey of many young men from the Mid Antrim area. During the day there will be a display of drumming and fifing.

A local collector will be exhibiting his large collection of World War One memorabilia.