War Years Remembered Event Braid Centre Ballymena

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by davey war years, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Hello Guys and Gals

    Just a heads up on the latest event
    opened on Monday the 5th March through till Friday the 13th April 2012
    opening times 10am to 5pm daily Monday to Friday Saturdays 10am to 4pm
    Saturday 7th April EASTER WEEKEND EVENT special entertainment 11am to 3pm
    New items and displays out for the first time
    The Braid Centre
    Bridge Street

    hope to see you there
    thank you for your continuing support

    yours Davey War Years

  2. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Davey - "The Braid Centre" - is that the same venue as before?
  3. Davey - "The Braid Centre" - is that the same venue as before?

    Yes but displays changed new items etc and so far
    the people responses on what is on display has been great
    the children and teachers who have visited so far says it is right up there street excuse the pun (blitz street) lol

    say hello when your in

    yours David
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Award for man behind one-of-a-kind war museum

    "A County Antrim man whose collection of wartime memorabilia has developed into one of the most important exhibitions of military history in Ireland has said he was "humbled and honoured" to receive a prestigious award from the prime minister.

    David McCallion, founder and curator of War Years Remembered, received the Points of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers who are making a change in their community...."

    Prime Minister Theresa May praised David McCallion for "allowing thousands of people in NI to engage with their military heritage"

    The collection that started with a chocolate tin has expanded to include this World War Two Bofors anti-aircraft gun
    "... The visitor's eyes are drawn first to series of remarkable dioramas from a World War One officer's dug-out to a fully-equipped signaller's hut and the recreation of a 1940s home from the World War Two Blitz.

    Then there are the big guns and the vehicles, including two enormous anti-aircraft guns.

    There can't be many museums where schoolchildren are encouraged to try their hand swivelling the barrel on a 1938 40mm Bofors gun, a type used for air defence on the beaches at Dunkirk.

    "We don't like to put everything into glass cases where you don't have access to it and some items we do actually let people handle while we're doing the talks, and we even have replica uniforms for people to dress up in," Mr McCallion explained..."
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019

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