Bus trip to travel back in time

Tue 02 Sept 2014

The focus of the event will be on both the First and Second World Wars, and the event will take guests on a route from Ballycarry to Whitehead and Larne before returning to the village.

Tour guide will be Dr. David Hume and he will be outlining some of the sites connected to wartime including the First World War airship station at Bentra in the First World War, the Redhall army camp at Ballycarry in the Second World War and the role Larne Lough and harbour played in both world wars.

“We will be looking at some of those connected to the wars as well as sites of interest,” he said.

“This is, of course, the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War as well as the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, the mobilisation order for which was signed by a Ballycarry man, General Sir James Steele, so it should be an interesting evening,”

The tour concludes with a complimentary refreshment at Millar’s Bar, which is sponsored by Tony Gawley of Millars, and tickets for the event are on sale priced £8.00 in C. F. Beattie in Ballycarry and Larne Tourist Information Centre, and can also be reserved by emailing ballycarryfestival@gmail.com

The tour takes place after the launch of an exhibition on the impact of the First World War in Ballycarry and District next Tuesday, September 2, in Ballycarry Community Centre. The launch will take place along with a coffee morning, which takes place between 10am and 12 noon, and everyone is welcome with admission being free.

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