21 April 2015 – Trevor Adams – N.I. Digital Film Archive

An evening of fascinating old film clips, commencing with the Lumiere brothers in the late 19th century and moving through the decades. The Film Archive is available to view in Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart.


17 March 2015 – AGM and Dinner. Speaker – Dr. John Kerr, Garvagh – Life of a GP

Characters and experiences over many years. A very entertaining talk.


17 February 2015 – Dr. Brendan Scott – The Ulster Port Books

These are based on research done by R.J. Hunter into Customs Books for Derry, Coleraine, Carrickfergus & Lecale Ports which are held by West Yorkshire Archives.

The records are unreliable e.g. cargoes leaving Coleraine diminished on arrival at their destination possibly due to corruption or inaccurate clerical work.

Imports in 1612 – 15 included house building materials, luxury items such as spices, figs, wine from France ans Spain, nets and ropes for the fishing industry and cloth from Scotland.

In July 1615 a consignment of weapons, ammunition and gunpowder were imported from Scotland.

Exports included cattle, grain and timber


20 January 2015 – Hugh Wade – History of Hugh Wade and Son

Hugh gave an illustrated talk on the 180 year old history of the business which commenced in Garvagh in 1835. As was the custom of the time, undertaking was combined with other trades e.g. grocery and public house. In 1937 Wades moved, as undertakers,  to the Waterside in Coleraine. By 1956 they had moved to Railway Road and then to Abbey Street in 1963. They took over T.MacFarlane and Son in 1967. The talk was well attended and enjoyed by members and visitors.

Hugh Wade and Committee
Hugh Wade and Committee


Members’ Night 2009


Speakers at Members’ Night 18.11.09. Back row :- Harry Gregg, Linda Gilmore Front row:-  Grant Cameron and Norman Hamill

* Programmes of Previous Meetings – click to enlarge *


Programme 1987-1988

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Programme 1988-1989

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Programme 1993-1994


Programme 1994-1995 * click to enlarge*


Programme 1995-1996


Programme 1996-1997 *click to enlarge*


Programme 1997-1998

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Programme 1998-1999 *click to enlarge*

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Programme 2000-2001


Programme 2001-2002

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Programme 2002-2003 *click to enlarge*


Programme 2003-2004


Programme 2005-2006 *click to enlarge*


Programme 2006-2007