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Men’s Society – April 2017

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It would be difficult to find anyone with more knowledge of his subject than the speaker at our April meeting.  The speaker was Peter Forbes and the subject – Blair Mayne and the SAS War Diary. We were delighted to welcome so many visitors to our meeting where the Chairman stated that he hoped that […]

Men’s Society – March 2017

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It is a wonderful thing to enjoy what you do for a living! This is certainly the case of the speaker at our meeting in March at which we were joined by members of our Mothers’ Union. Averil Milligan has an excellent gardening background having previously spent time at Hillsborough Castle and fourteen years at […]

Men’s Society – February 2017

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Four thousand seven hundred years of history in just forty five minutes – this was the task of our February speaker, Robert Bell, when he entertained us to “The Story of Tea” from where it began up to the present day. Robert is fourth generation in the history of SD Bell & Company, a business […]

Men’s Society – January 2017

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Our January meeting began with the sad report that two of our well known members had died since we last met. Bill Christie was a founder member of the branch, served in various roles both at branch and executive level and has been our Vice-President for a number of years. Derek Cheatley was a long […]

Men’s Society – December 2016

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The art of storytelling is an ancient tradition. Long before there was the written word our ancestors would sit around the fire and pass on their history from generation to generation (often with a certain amount of embellishment). The speaker at our December meeting is an expert in this art. Tony Macauley, well known author […]

Men’s Society – November 2016

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The word ‘privilege’ was used seventeen times by the speaker at our November meeting. This was not a ‘silver spoon privilege’ but rather one of service and honour to Northern Ireland and much further afield. Our speaker was Lord Eames OM, and the audience included CIMS members and friends, together with members of St Finnian’s […]

Men’s Society – October 2016

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In 1945 British and Irish Churches formed an organisation called ‘The Christian Reconstruction in Europe’ and later renamed ‘Department of Inter-Church Aid and Refugee Service’. In 1957 this group held the first ‘Christian Aid Week’. It was highly successful and became an annual event. In 1964 the organisation was again renamed and became ‘CHRISTIAN AID’. […]

Men’s Society – June 2016

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The final well attended meeting of the current year was held on the 21st April when we were privileged to have as our guest speaker Commander John Gray RN who holds the post of Senior Naval Officer Northern Ireland. John is not new to the Province having been born in Northern Ireland and completed his […]