Talk on Beresford family at Society

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Coleraine Historical Society’s monthly talk programme continues with an account of the Beresford Family by guest speaker Aaron Callan.

The talk - at the Sandel Centre on Tuesday, May 17 at 7.30pm - will also focus on Henry Barre Beresford (1781-1837) who was a major force in Co Londonderry politics and society.

An obelisk was built in his honour just outside Limavady.

There are four slate plaques on the monument, one of which says: “This pillar was erected by the tenants of the estates of the most noble the Marquess of Waterford in this county to commemorate the virtues and talents that distinguished and adorned their late agent, Henry Barré Beresford Esq’’.

Guest speaker Aaron is Secretary of the Roe Valley Historical Society.

Ad mission to the talk for non members is £3.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits but is free to existing members.

This is the last in the series before the Summer break, the talks evenings resume on Tuesday, September 20 at the Sandel Centre venue with guest speaker K. McCormack’s talk entitled ‘The Fridiswide Mystery – Eccentricities of the Earl Bishop’ – one not to be missed.

Look out for further details in early September.