Speaker for 12th March 2019

President John McGlade welcomes Norman Thorpe with Club Secretary Graham MacDonald (R)

Coleraine Probus and memories of our Coastal Defences

The Limavady WW2 historian Norman Thorpe came along to a recent Probus meeting to talk about ”Coastal Defences”. Norman stressed how all the twenty-eight airfields in N. Ireland played a very important role in the defence of merchant ships in WW2 against attack from German U-boats.

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Speaker for 5th March 2019

President John McGlade seen here with Jeremy Lewis

Coleraine Probus go behind the scenes at the Riverside Theatre

The University and the town have recently been celebrating the 50th anniversary of ‘The New University of Ulster’ (NUU). One of the first additions to the Uni buildings, was the Riverside Theatre. The guest speaker for a recent club meeting was Jeremy Lewis, the theatre manager for around 40 years. Jeremy came along to tell the members all about the early years of the theatre and how it came to be built.

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Speaker/Visit for 26th February 2019

Vice President Derick Woods and club members thank Fred Williams for the fascinating visit to the RNLI station at Portrush

Coleraine Probus visit the Lifeboat Station in Portrush

Making a change to their usual routine, club members went to visit the 'Speaker of the week' at his work, for a recent club meeting. The man in question was Fred Williams and his work (as a volunteer) was at the Portrush RNLI Station.

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Speaker for 19th February 2019

Vice President Derick Woods greets Sean McGarry and Barry Torrens (L) with club member James Nesbitt (R)

Coleraine Probus and the 'Community Rescue Service'

There was a puzzled look on Probus faces when Vice President, Derick Woods, welcomed and introduced the morning speakers to club members. Sean McCarry and Barry Torrens, had come along to talk about ”The Community Rescue Service”. For most of the members this was an unknown service.

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