Speaker for 19th March 2019

President John McGlade welcomes Nina McNeary with Speakers Committee Chair Des Moore (R)

Coleraine Probus and the Garden of Secrets

Guest speaker at the recent Probus meeting was Nina McNeary, who came along to tell the members about “The Antrim Gardens Project”. The tale she told was of a mystery worthy of an Agatha Christie story, and it certainly gave 'the little grey cells' an airing.

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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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