Bushmills at War exhibition starts

THE Bushmills at War exhibition opens in the Hamill Hall on July 16.

This year the opening ceremony will be performed by Keith Beattie of Ballymoney Museum.

Also speaking will be Charlie Wormington otherwise known as “The Roamer” in the News Letter. Bill Canning of Antrim will also speak.

There will be many new exhibits and a number of local items have been presented for annual exhibition.

The show gets bigger every year but unfortunately it is not possible to give all the exhibitors space who want to come along.

A spokesperson said: “We have the usual people who help us every year and Vince Cooke will be there as usual with his American Jeep, all the way from Birmingham.”

John Pattison is bringing his usual display of items and the organisers are hoping to have a space for a nursing display by Isobel Lapsley.

There will be the usual display of medals, uniforms, artifacts brought from the Battlefields, grenades, scrolls, photographs, rolls of honour etc.

The ladies of Bushmills Presbyterian Church will be in chare of the teas and everyone can be assured of a very high standard of service from them.

Admission is, as usual, free with a donation made to the Presbyterian Church which is entirely at the discretion of the visitor.