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Category: History

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has agreed to add the name of a local soldier, John Allison, to the Second World War Memorial in the Memorial Park, Ballymena. Back […]

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VICTOR MCCracken, from the North Road, was born in Belfast nearly 70 years ago, his parents brought him to live in Carrickfergus when he was one day old. Victor was […]

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The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has presented a World War Two veteran with a silver poppy on his 100th birthday. William Boyce was presented with the recognition award on […]

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The former Warrant Officer’s house and Guard Room in Carrickfergus (a Grade B1 listed building) is the latest building to be restored, thanks to the Townscape Heritage Initiative. The THI […]

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The Titanic sits near the dock at Belfast, Northern Ireland soon before starting its maiden voyage. The icy waters where the Titanic sinking occurred, as seen just days before the disaster. The Titanic begins its sea […]

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V E Day began with Mr Churchill’s broadcast officially announcing the end of the war in Europe. Londoners took to the streets in celebrations which continued for nearly two days. […]

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The R.M.S. Titanic Page Index The R.M.S. Titanic – Carrickfergus The Titanic construction Background Vital Statistics Travelling Arrangements The Titanic’s Catering The Voyage Disaster Strikes The Board of Trade’s Official […]

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Captain Lattimore was born in Carrickfergus and later lived in Larne. Many of the crew of the ship were also from Carrickfergus. In 1888 a crack clipper captain called Ralph […]

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The song Carrickfergus is an Irish folk song named after the town of Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland’s County Antrim. The song’s roots are unknown, however, it has been linked to […]

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William III (Dutch: Willem III; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702) was a sovereign Prince of Orange of the House of Orange-Nassau by birth. From 1672 he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange (Dutch: Willem III van Oranje) over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, […]

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