‘Digger’ unearths facts for historic society

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Local man Chris Scott entertained Killultagh Historic Society with “a terrific night of history, facts and craic” at its recent meeting.

A spokesperson said: “Chris took the audience on a trip round Glenavy with slides, old maps and newspaper cuttings and other memorabilia which he has collected over the years, explaining that he had found a new site which dealt with newspaper cuttings and he was able to glean a lot of information from it and used this to assist his searches for some of the people who helped make Glenavy into a thriving village.

“Chris also holds walking tours in Glenavy and is hoping to broaden his field and take in Dundrod, Budore and Stoneyford by minibus.

“Readers of the Ulster Star may know Chris as The Digger and he can be contacted by email at diggerarticle@outlook.com.”

The next meeting of Killultagh Historic Society will be held on Thursday 28 April at 8pm in Crumlin Leisure centre.

Guest speaker on the night will be Cormac McSparron and his topic for the evening will be early Bronze Age burials in Ireland.

For more information telephone Philip on 078 0178 4561.