Military history talks by John Pinkerton

Ballymoney Museum will be hosting two fascinating military history talks by former solicitor John Pinkerton. Both talks will take place in Ballymoney Town Hall and everyone with an interest in World War One & Two is invited to come along.

The first of the talks, Thursday, 5 December, 8pm, will be a general overview of World War One principally from a Ballymoney perspective. It will deal with the human cost and the cost in materiel.  In addition, John will explore the many technological developments that arose out of that conflict.

The second talk, Thursday, 12th December, 8pm, is a much more personal occasion for John as he gives an account of two of his relatives, George and John Pinkerton of Ballaghmore near Ballymoney, who both joined up whilst students at Queen’s University, Belfast.  Each of them served from 1915-1919, George in the British army and John in the Royal Navy.  They experienced the horror of war and, fortunately, returned home unscathed.  Two decades later, George enlisted once again and served in the army during WWII. However, John's luck had deserted him by this time and he was taken prisoner by the Japanese whilst working as a civilian dentist in what is now Malaysia.

Admission for each talk is £2, including refreshments.  For further information, please contact Ballymoney Museum Tel: 028 2766 0230 or Email: