Historical talk on Homes for Heroes

Coleraine Historical Society will continue their monthly programme with a talk on Homes for Heroes, Coleraine & Portrush Area. The speaker will be Nigel Henderson.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 2:40 pm

Nigel Henderson will be talking about the cottages built for veterans of the Great War in the Coleraine and Portrush districts in the 1920s. The talk will include a brief background to the cottage-building scheme and brief details of the numbers of cottages built in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1939.

Nigel will provide details of the three cottage-types constructed in the area but will focus on each of the sites where the cottages were built and, more, importantly on the veterans living in the cottages in 1932. For each site, details of the size of the plot, the price for which it was purchased and the vendor will be included.

Nigel Henderson is a history graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast, and is a member of History Hub Ulster.

Nigel Henderson

The talk is from 7.30 – 8.30pm via Zoom, Coleraine Historical Society members will receive an e-mail Zoom invitation from Chair Geoff Warke, via Society Secretary Joanne Deering.

Non members please check the Facebook page Coleraine Historical Society NI on how to view or the new website colerainehistory.org. The talk is free to all.

Full details of the Society and how to become a member are also available on the website where you will also find their online shop to order The Bann Disc Journal.

The programme of talks will continue on May 18 with The History of The North West 200 by Mervyn White.