Historical Society meeting

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The next meeting of Banbridge Historical Society will take place on Thursday November 5, in The Old Town Hall, at 7.30pm.

Paul Clements is going to talk, about that well known Ulster writer, musician and actor, Richard Hayward. Paul also intends to show slides and a short DVD.

Richard Hayward had a lovely sense of humour with an enthusiastic appreciation of Ulster popular culture about which he wrote many books, ‘In Praise of Ulster’ being perhaps the most well known.

Richard Hayward worked for some time in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre before coming to Belfast. He helped form Belfast Repertory theatre and gained international fame as aa actor in many Hollywood movies, including ‘A Night to Remember.’

During the 1940s and 50s, Richard Hayward was a popular after dinner speaker. Unfortunately he was killed, in October 1964, in a car crash.

Banbridge Historical Society is always pleased to welcome visitors, who are charged £3 for the evening’s entertainment and light refreshments.