Author Archives: Castleton Lanterns

Lights out for a shared moment of reflection

At the headquarters of 38 (Irish) Brigade in Lisburn, final preparations have been made at the Garrison Church where members of the Armed Forces and their families will gather at 10pm for a service during which the lights will go … Continue reading

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Free event: Historic Screening at Belfast City Hall 8th August

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York Street Men Remembered

Alexandra Presbyterian Church is made up of two church communities, that of Castleton and York Street. York Street was destroyed during the Belfast Blitz and the congregations merged.  While the Castleton Lanterns slides feature men who were part of the … Continue reading

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Mapping Limerick’s Casualties during World War One

Guest post: Liam Hogan – Limerick City Library Website Address: limerickww1.wordpress.com As part of Limerick City Library’s strategy to improve access to local history resources through digitisation, I launched a Twitter account which tracked life in Limerick 100 years ago … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Castleton Lanterns at the NI War Memorial

The Castleton Lanterns display at the NI War Memorial runs until the end of May 2014. Thanks to Culture Northern Ireland for the coverage. Read the article by clicking here.

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How Many Miles to Babylon? at the Lyric Theatre

The First World War Centenary is commemorated in dramatic fashion at the Lyric Theatre with a stirring adaptation of Jennifer Johnston’s novel How Many Miles to Babylon? this Spring. Rehearsals are well underway with an impressive line-up of Irish and … Continue reading

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Castleton Lanterns at the NI War Memorial 1 – 31 May

The Castleton Lanterns project will be having a display of our images in the NI War Memorial from 1st May – 31st May.  This display is part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. There will also be an illustrated talk … Continue reading

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Laganvillage Somme Society: Call for information

The Laganvillage Somme Society are working on a project looking into the lives of the men lost to the great war who are buried in Dundonald, St. Elizabeth’s and Knock cemeteries in East Belfast. Are any of your ancestors buried … Continue reading

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Castleton Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour for Castleton Presbyterian Church.  Please note additions and edits at the end. [1] The Memorial Plaque that was erected in the church records the following discrepancies with regard to the information supplied for the Roll of Honour: … Continue reading

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Private James Reid, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Identified as lantern slide 59 (LHS) James Reid was born in 1898 to David Reid and Sarah McLaughlin. David and Sarah married in Donegall Pass Presbyterian Church on Christmas Eve 1890. He is listed aged 5 on the 1901 census … Continue reading

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