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MHS HERITAGE & CULTURE LTD TO CANCEL 2020 AGRICULTURAL SHOW DUE TO COVID 19

MHS HERITAGE & CULTURE LTD TO CANCEL 2020 AGRICULTURAL SHOW DUE TO COVID 19

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 crisis we have decided to cancel this years Agrigriculture Show. It is with a heavy heart we do so as the show has become such a huge success over the last few years and is very dear to our hearts here at MHS Heritage & Culture, however we are already planning next years show for Saturday 3rd July 2021 and intend for it to be bigger and better than ever.

In light of the ongoing lockdown we are planning a few Covid related video projects, which we are in the process of sourcing funding for.  One of the videos focuses on our Agri Show contributors. If this sounds like something you wish to be a part of or want to know more about do get in touch, although we will be contacting contributors in due course.

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email:info@maghera-heritage.org.uk

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Volunteer Recognition Event

Our recent Volunteer Recognition evening in Friel’s Bar Swatragh.

The  Heritage Centre wished to show all it’s volunteers their appreciation for all the many hours contributed by its members and directors.

Teresa Murphy who has recently joined the staff at the Heritage Centre was our compere for the evening and during her introductory speech thanked all the members of the organisation and said that she was delighted to be part of such an organisation that felt the Heritage & History of the area was so important in being preserved for future generations to inherit. Teresa also thanked the key players in the organisation for their innovative ideas, forward thinking, dedication, enthusiasm and commitment ensuring that the MHS Heritage & Cultural Centre remains in place for many years to come.

As a token of appreciation each of the following received a certificate and an inscribed plaque recognising the individuals contribution.
John Marquess for his expertise in the IT world, Joseph McCoy for his invaluable local historical knowledge, Pat Rafferty for his ongoing support and contribution to the organisation, Annette Rafferty for her continued support to the organisation, Jean Dunne for her continued support at front of house, Raymond McNamee for his general overall ability in organising events, Bruce Clark for his continued support since the organisations formation. Maeve O’Neill for her continued work as Editor of the Maghera Times. James Armour for his vision, hard work and enthusiasm ensuring the organisation’s sustainability since being formed in 2015.

The organisation paid special thanks to the Hutchinson Brothers who have been part of the musical scene at all our events’.

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First Meeting for Maghera Chamber of Commerce

Maghera Chamber of Commerce will hold their first official meeting  on Monday 11th November at 8pm in Walsh’s Hotel Maghera. The purpose of this meeting is to officially form a Chamber and appoint a chair, secretary, treasurer & committee.  If you are a business in the town or surrounding district, whether large or small please come along to the meeting on the 11th, have your voice heard and be part of the establishing of another first for Maghera.

Any queries tel:02879642677   email:info@maghera-heritage.org.uk or call in to The Hub, 7 Main Street, Maghera

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Christmas Edition of the Maghera Times

PrintThe December edition of the Maghera Times will be available to buy from next week!! . This beautifully produced, full-colour, magazine is not only a great read  – but would be a very welcome Christmas gift for friends and relations at home and abroad. With its wide range of articles, all based on Maghera and its surroundings, there is sure to be something to interest everyone. Articles range from a nostalgic look at shops and shopping in Maghera in the ’50s and ’60s to a description of the meticulous restoration of the Station Master’s House. Going back further, the archaeological work carried out on Tirnony Dolmen is explained together with some fascinating information on the building methods and rituals carried on by our ancestors 6,000 years ago. Closer to the present, local people who gave a great deal to the town are fondly remembered. Old buildings, such as Victoria House, although long gone are brought to life again in these pages. The surprising and  exotic adventures of two local men who fought slavery far away in Sierra Leone are uncovered and, in an amazing piece of research, the location of fox-hunt described in an ancient manuscript, has been found to be based in this area.

With all this and more, we have managed to keep the price of the magazine at £5 – which everyone who has seen our previous issues will have to say – is amazing value.

The Maghera Times will be available to buy from Monday 28th December in the Heritage and Cultural Centre at 17 Coleraine Road, from our website http://www.maghera-heritage.org.uk/ and from local shops.

The launch of the magazine takes place in the Heritage Centre on the 1st December after the MHS Annual General Meeting and all are welcome to attend.