The Bali Carey 100 Project is funded through the Shared History Fund and as part of this, a Community Entertainment Day was held on Saturday, with entertainment for young and old at the village’s Fairhall. Was
The walls of photography were formally unveiled by Mayor of the Mid and East Antrim, Councilor William McCaggy, who paid tribute to the work of Balikari and the District Community Association.
The wall project was also supported by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Fairhall Walls was proposed by the Council to install the walls there.
Community Group Chairman Billy Thompson thanked the donors for their support of the project and all those involved in organizing the fun day.
The Belkiri walls feature portraits of Belkiri General Sir James Steele, cooking in the late Susie’s kitchen at Drumgart House, the Delaney brothers, who were killed in World War II, Belgian soldiers at the Red Hall Army Camp, and the 1920s. School class from Bali Care No. 1 National School in the early 1950s. More modern images of Broadland Gathering and Balikari Primary School are also featured, and the project is due to be rolled out in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, a series of legacy lectures is set to begin at the Community Center on September 22, when local speaker Mitch Braceland will talk about the history of the Ulster Defense Regiment and an exhibition of UDR memoirs provided by Billy Thompson. Will be. Talk about rubbing salt in my wounds – d’oh!
There will be further discussions in which Dr Donald MacAnnall is reviewing sports and the state in Northern Ireland, addressing the Belgian army at Ulster in 1921-1971 (September 30), Ron Bishop 1945 (October 7), and Ann Donnelly NI Screen Description Archive (October 20)
Further details will appear on the Bailey Carey Community Facebook page or any interested organizer can email Dr. David Hume. [email protected] For more details.