R J Patterson plaque unveiling

Photographs from the Blue Plaque unveiling ceremony

Location of plaque:- The Mall Presbyterian Church, Armagh
Date of Plaque unveiling: 20th September 2019

Photographs Left to right

  1. Guests gathering for the unveiling of the Ulster History Circle plaque to R.J. Patterson at the Mall Presbyterian Church, Armagh
  2. The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Rt. Rev Dr William Henry and Lord Kilclooney
  3. Dr Myrtle Hill, Ulster History Circle; the Moderator, and Rev Peter Gamble, minister of the Mall Presbyterian Church
  4. Guests listening to the speeches
  5. Rev Gamble speaking
  6. The Moderator addressing the crowd
  7. The Moderator unveils the plaque
  8. The plaque to R.J. Patterson
  9. The Moderator, Rev Gamble, Myrtle Hill, the Lord Mayor and Billy Scott
  10. The Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Cllr. Mealla Campbell
  11. Historian Billy Scott speaking about R.J. Patterson in the church hall

 


Thomas Sinclair plaque unveiling

Photographs from the plaque unveiling

Photographs- Left to right

  1. The daughters of Col. Robin Charley and Derek Kinghan, descendants of Thomas Sinclair with Arlene Foster, MLA, First Minister.
  2. The First Minister unveils the Blue Plaque.
  3. A large audience of guests watch the unveiling.
  4. Chris Spurr, Chairman Ulster History Circle, Ian Crozier, CEO Ulster-Scots Agency, sponsors of the plaque, with the First Minister, Arlene Foster MLA.
  5. William Chambers from Sinclair Seamen’s Presbyterian Church talks with Ian Crozier and Arlene Foster.
  6. The Ulster History Circle with Ian Crozier and Arlene Foster MLA.

Ambrose Ricardo plaque unveiling

Ambrose Ricardo. (1866-1923)

Date:- 22nd August 2019.
Location – Sion Stables, 120a Melmount Road, Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone, BT82 9ET
Plaque unveiled by – Celia Ferguson (formerly Herdman), great-niece.

Funded By – Derry City and Strabane District Council.

  1. A young Ambrose Ricardo watching the cricket in Sion Mills.
  2. Chris Spurr, Chairman Ulster History Circle with Celia Ferguson (formerly Herdman) the great niece of Ambrose Ricardo.
  3. Oliver Breen, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Association with Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle.
  4. Chris Spurr, welcomes guests to the ceremony from the pulpit of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Sion Mills.  The church which Ambrose Ricardo instigated to be built in 1909.
  5. Dr. Peter Collins, Senior History lecturer, St. Mary’s College, Belfast speaks of the Londonderry Feis and the Ricardo/Herdman families.
  6. Tony Herdman, great nephew of Ambrose Richardo sings Percy French – ‘The Emigrant’s Letter’, accompanied by guitarist Patrick Bonar from Burtonport, Co. Donegal.
  7. Celia Ferguson unveiling the blue plaque, with Councillor Michaela Boyle, Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, sponsor of the plaque.
  8. Celia Ferguson with colleagues from the Sion Mills Buildings Preservation Trust.
  9. Celia Ferguson with Col. David Twigg, Major Jack Dunlop and the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Association.
  10. Celia Ferguson with friends and family including her brother Tony, friends from Australia, the Fraynes, cousins, the Shackletons and McFerrans

William F. McFadzean plaque unveiling

Date of unveiling – 11th November 2016.
Location – ‘Rubicon’, 370-372 Cregagh Road. Belfast.
Plaque unveiled by – Nigel McFadzean, great nephew of William McFadzean

Plaque funded by – The Ulster-Scots Agency.

Photographs – left to right

  1. Chris Spurr, Nigel McFadzean, Alister McReynolds, Ian Crozier and Paul Clements.
  2. l.r. – Leonard Quigg, great nephew of Sergant Robert Quigg VC with Nigel McFadzean, great nephew of William McFadzean VC.
  3. Nigel McFadzean unveils the blue plaque.
  4. Photo of Billy McFadzean outside his home ‘Rubicon’. (with kind permission of Nigel McFadzean)

Edward Barry Bingham plaque unveiling

Date of unveiling – 1st June 2016.
Location – Bangor Castle, Bangor, Co. Down.
Unveiled by – Alderman Alan Graham, Mayor of Ards & North Down and Tom Campbell grandson of Barry Bingham VC.
Plaque funded by – The Ulster-Scots Agency.

Photographs – left to right

  1. Ian Crozier, CEO Ulster-Scots Agency and Chris Spurr, Chairman, Ulster History Circle address guests.
  2. The Band of the Royal Marines Scotland.
  3. Edward Barry Stewart Bingham VC, Commander of the HMS Nestor at the Battle of Jutland.

Sir Crawford McCullagh plaque unveiling

Date of unveiling – 5th July 2016.
LocationAbbeydene House, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim.
Unveiled by – Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council (Somme Commemoration Committee) Councillor John Scott.
Funded byAntrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

 

Photographs from the Blue Plaque unveiling ceremony

 

Photographs – right to left

  1. Sir Crawford McCullagh.
  2. Chris Spurr, Chairman Ulster History Circle welcomes guests to the event.
  3. NVTV records the ceremony for future broadcast.
  4. Guests in front of Abbeydene House, the former home of Sir Crawford McCullagh.
  5. Mayor John Scott unveils the blue plaque to Sir Crawford McCullagh.
  6. L.r. Chris Spurr, Chairman Ulster History Circle, Mayor John Scott, Alderman Fraser Agnew, Ethy and Tim Clifford owners of Abbeydene House.
  7. Group photograph on the steps of Abbeydene House, after the unveiling.
  8. Susie Cunningham, the great grand-daughter of Sir Crawford McCullagh speaks with Alderman Fraser Agnew and Mayor John Scott.

John O’Connor plaque unveiling

Photographs from the Blue Plaque unveiling ceremony

 

Photographs – right to left

  1. John O’Connor.
  2. St. Columbas Terrace) Banbrook Hill, Armagh.
  3. Dr Myrtle Hill, Vice-Chair, Ulster History Circle.
  4. Dr. Hill opens the unveiling ceremony.
  5. Councillor Garath Keating, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council who unveiled the blue plaque.
  6. Poet, Paul Muldoon.
  7. Dr. Myrtle Hill and Lord Mayor, Councillor Garath Keating with invited guests.

 


John Wallace Crawford (Captain Jack) plaque unveiling

Photographs from the Blue Plaque unveiling ceremony

 


Photographs left to right:-

  1. John Wallace Crawford ‘Capt. Jack’.
  2. Chris Spurr, Chairman Ulster History Circle welcomes guests and by-standers as Liam Logan (left) records the event.
  3. Local archivist, Maura Harkin.
  4. Author, lecturer and historian, Alister McReynolds reads the poem ‘Donegal’ written by John Wallace Crawford.
  5. Maura Harkin unveils the blue plaque.
  6. Guests and local by-standers watch the unveiling.
  7. L.r. – Derek Reaney, Ulster Scots Agency, Ian Crozier, CEO- Ulster Scots Agency, Ida Fisher, Ulster-Scots Agency Board, Ray Lannon, Chairman, Colgan Heritage Group, Chris Spur, Chairman,Ulster History Circle, Sean Beattie, Ulster Local History Trust, Maura Harkin and Kieran Fegan, Monreagh Heritage Centre.