Lord Mayor Visits Local History Group PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Glover   
Friday, 06 April 2012 10:15

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Carrickfergus town has come through many changes in the past, it was for many seen as a prosperous town to live in with great employment opportunities which attracted people to come and live there. It went through several periods of “boom and then bust” as employment was created and then closed down and the movement of people reflected these changes. The Irish Gate residents are taking part in a programme made possible through Peace III funding through the Carrickfergus Antrim and Newtownabbey Partnership and facilitated by the WEA which looks at the history of those changes and the impact on the people living in Carrickfergus. They will be capturing little bits of history that are important to them and others.

The group welcomed the visit of the Lord Mayor to their group which meets each Monday and were delighted to be able to chat to him about their memories of Carrickfergus up to the present day. This group is one oftwelve taking part in the Shared History programme and will be participatingin an exhibition of their findings in Mossley Mill at the end of the programme.