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Reports from Local Newspapers PDF Print E-mail
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REPORTS FROM LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

I was now on a quest. I visited the local library and used the microfiche to search through the local newspapers from 19944/45 for more information. I found that each camp had a committee to organise concerts and events. These are some of the articles I found:

 

29 September 1944 Belfast Weekly Telegraph

Gibraltarians' Tribute to Former Governor - Ceremony at Broughshane

Evacuees from Gibraltar now accommodated at the Camp at Dunaird paid tribute to the memory of a former Governor of their island on Sunday last when a large number of them assembled in First Broughshane Churchyard and a beautiful wreath was placed on the grave of Filed Marshal Sir George White, VC, hero of Ladysmith, who was Governor of Malta from 1900 till 1905.

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Visit of Bishop of Gibraltar ro All Saints' Church 2000 PDF Print E-mail

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Visit of Bishop of Gibraltar to All Saints' Church 2000

All Saints' Church, Ballymena had a visit from a group of Gibraltarians, led by their Bishop, Monsignor Charles Caruana. All the members of the group, including the Bishop, had spent time in Northern Ireland as evacuees. They had come to thank our people for kindness shown to them at that time. They presented the parish with a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Europe.



In Gibraltar the 'Shrine of Our Lady of Europe' has a long and interesting history. During a brief Spanish occupation of Gibraltar 1309-1333, the first mention of a Christian Shrine was recorded.

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