Macosquin Members in World War 1 Style

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Posted September 8, 2014 by Lowerbann in Local Areas

A day that thirteen members of Macosquin WI and one Aghadowey member will never forget happened during the recent visit of Queen Elizabeth to Northern Ireland.  On the day of the Queen’s visit to Coleraine they accepted Coleraine Borough Council’s invitation to take part in World War 1 (WW1)  commemorations to acknowledge the contribution the Royal British Legion has made to improve the well-being of veterans and their families.  They distributed flowers, representing the flowers from 1914, which were displayed in everyday homes and presented to loved ones during this period.  These were distributed to onlookers during the Queen’s walkabout in the town.

To depict WW1 times, ladies dressed in costumes of the era and are pictured in the photograph waiting with their baskets to travel to Coleraine Town Hall prior to the arrival of the Queen and Prince Philip.

Furthermore, and again dressed in period costume, on 4th August ladies attended the Vigil in Coleraine marking the outbreak of WW1 and provided and served Tea and Cake to the public who were attending the Vigil.


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