Take a new look at seats in Diamond

The Mayor of Ballymoney, Alderman Bill Kennedy, has a look at the new seats along with locals Seamus Kelly and Stephen Hargin.
The Mayor of Ballymoney, Alderman Bill Kennedy, has a look at the new seats along with locals Seamus Kelly and Stephen Hargin.

It’s one of the most popular meeting places for locals and visitors to Ballymoney and now seats at The Diamond have been given a new look.

Symbols representing the history of people of the area and the industries they were involved in as well as demonstrating the skills of the local craftsmen of the area from centuries ago have been produced and incorporated into the seats just outside the Diamond bar.

An historic market town, the surrounding area is also rich in agricultural land and the museum has numerous examples of instruments crafted years ago. All these aspects have been represented in the symbols which Mayor Bill Kennedy, praised and said would prove a talking point. “The seats are a popular spot where people congregate to watch town life and to ‘chew the fat’. This will provide an added attraction to a town where facilities and the general look has improved greatly of late,” he said. The symbols were created by local sculpture, Susan F Hunter.