4th September 2019
The Newry to Armagh Railway
Historian and author, Philip Donald, will discuss the development of the Belfast to Dublin line and the Newry to Armagh line. His presentation will include some little-known detail about the 1889 disaster.
2nd October 2019
In this fully illustrated talk, Richard Graham, a local historian, takes us on a voyage of discovery, looking at the buildings that have stood on the site since the late 18th century and at the key people of the town of Belfast who shaped its economy.
6th November 2019
Lord Pirrie – Mr. Titanic
Titanic expert, Mark Doherty, will relate the extraordinary life story of Viscount William James Pirrie, who, among many other roles, was Lord Mayor of Belfast and Chairman of Harland & Wolff. He was too, a close personal friend of monarchs and prime ministers.
4th December 2019
A Victorian Christmas
In a welcome return to our Society, Stephanie Lavery will, in her interactive style, bring to life typical festive events in big houses of the Victorian era.
8th January 2020
A Belfast Story
In a monologue which is poignant in parts but balanced with Belfast humour, Sharon Dickson shares the 2nd World War time experiences and stories of her mother’s family.
5th February 2020
Feathers & Fabric
Milliner and designer John Paul, will lead you on an interesting journey through time, exploring the history of hat wearing and the people who shaped headwear fashions.
4th March 2020
Powdered Dandy to Old Bear
Author, editor and historian, Peter Carr, will talk on the life of David Ker of Portavo and Montalto 1751 – 1811.
1st April 2020
Winnie and George
Alison Murphy will present the story of the unlikely union between James Connolly's Secretary, Winnie Carney, and the 36th Ulster Division's George McBride.
6th May 2020
7.30 pm. Venue to be announced.