On Saturday morning our group attended the Good Relations Conference & Awards Ceremony at the Crusaders Social Club, Shore Road. The event was to celebrate and recognise the efforts and participation of various groups including Old Comrades, Baron Hall, White City, Alexandra Church Hall, Hubb Ladies Group (The Millies) and the Grave Diggers. Various group attained OCN accredited awards for their work in a cross-examination of Northern Irelands rich cultural and historical tapestry.
The morning started with registration with tea/coffee.
A warm welcome from the HUBB chair Kerry Johnston opened the morning discussions followed by David O Briens entertaining “Raised on songs and Stories”.
Fergus Whelan, a Historian and Author whose main area of interest is Radical Protestantism in Eighteenth Century Ireland was up next.
This was followed by round the table discussions and feedback from the audience.
Our Patron Dr Ian Adamson OBE then took the floor for a talk on “Why are they called the British Isles – Pretani Associates”.
Afterward there was a digital Evaluation and Quizdom then finally closing remarks from the HUBB manager Jim Crothers.
Lunch followed with the day ending with a performance from the
Hounds of Ulster.
A very enjoyable day for our members in attendance.