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Q. What do you get if you cross a medical person and a US law enforcement officer? A. You get Doctor Marshall. Come and hear Dr Marshall give a talk on a History of Mountnorris, in the Meeting Place, Poyntzpass at 8pm on Thursday 5th February
I found this while rummaging through an old house (with the owner’s permission) in Loughadian. The mice must have found it tasty. Can anyone guess what year the event may have been held?
Interesting video of the old railway gates being replaced by remote control gates in November 1996. And as the workmen said to each other “I hope this works”….. http://www.poyntzpass.co.uk/railway-level-crossing-video/
Great Talk and great turn-out this evening. 81 people came to listen to John Best talk about farming from the 1950’s up to today. The subjects covered ranged across combine harvesters, tractors, cattle husbandry, crops (such as wheat, barley, oats, flax and linseed), biodiversity, water quality, paint balling and much more. There were lots of nostalgic moments as John remembered many of the locals who helped on the Best farm and their wisdom on world affairs.
Just a reminder that our next Talk is on Thursday at 8pm in the Meeting Place, Poyntzpass.
As part of Poyntzpass 2014 Culture Night, a number of our members performed a play about Acton Lake. Part One of “The Monster of Acton Lake” is available on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGIobZ9EIEM
The IWAI are hoping to put gates on the summit level locks this year. This will give a 4 mile stretch of water for leisure purpose. It will also improve things environmentally.
Happy New Year to everyone. As a treat, tomorrow I will post the video “The Monster of Acton Lake”.