One Day in July

condygrayThe Society was delighted to see a packed house for the talk entitled 'One Day in July' at the Killymaddy Centre on the evening of the 22 March 2015.


The talk was on the life and war career of 1st Ft Lt Fred A Barton USAAF who was tragically killed in an air crash in the townland of Eskragh on 1 July 1945.  Among the audience where relatives of those who had witnessed the crash on that Sunday morning.


 The Society was especially delighted to welcome Mr Douglas Condy (seen left with Jonathan Gray) who had himself witnessed the accident as a young man of 19.


'Once Upon a Time in Tyrone'

20160223 223400387 iOSThe Society was delighted to host a talk called 'Once Upon A Time in Tyrone' by Marianne Crossle on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 at Killymaddy.


The talk was excellently attended with visitors from our friends in other local societies as well as from further afield.


After a brief background on the family's historic origins the audience was treated to vivid memoirs of times spent at Anahoe along with pictures of the family.


Marianne also treated the audience to excerpts from her father's memoirs with a particularly charming piece about a local cobbler.


We hope that she can visit again soon.

Death of William (Willy) Hurson


willyhursonThe Society is saddened to record the passing of William (Willy) Hurson on 10th December 2015.


Willy was a Committee and founding member of the Society and everyone would like to record there deepest sympathy to his wife Monica, their children Peter, Willie and Marie as well as the wider family circle.


Willy had a great love for his local area of Tullyallen and its history and we are indebted to him for the legacy of articles he has left us on his experiences growing up in Tullyallen.


Historic Artefacts on Display


The Society would like to acknowledge the support of the DOE Historic Monuments Division in thier consent to the displaying of three local artefacts at its premises at the Killymaddy Centre.


killeeshilcross glencullcross fortedwardbutton

 The Killeeshil
Cross Fragment

c9th Century

The Glencull
Cross Head

c13th Century

 The Fort Edward
Yeomanry Cavalry Button


The Killeeshil Cross Fragment was discovered by the late Rev Brett Ingam in 1975 on the boundary of nearby Killeeshil (St Pauls) Church of Ireland


The Glencull Cross Head was also discovered in 1975 embedded in the wall of a farm in the townland of Glencull.  The Society would also like to ackknowledge the consent of Mr William Barbour to the removal of the artefact to Killymaddy.


The Fort Edward Yeomanry Cavalry Button was discovered in the Archaeological Excavations of Castle Caulfield by Archaeologists from Queens University, Belfast in 2011.


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