President Jim Archer greets Rev. Dr. Ron Elsdon with Club Welfare Officer Cecil Spotton (L) and new member Derick Woods (R)Part 1
The President introduced this morning’s speaker, Dr. Ron Elsdon, the topic of his talk being “In the Beginning”. Dr. Elsdon is a recently retired Church of Ireland Rector who prior to Ordination enjoyed a distinguished academic career as a Geologist in University College Dublin having studied Geology at Cambridge University. Dr Ron commenced his talk with a health warning “Beware, put your armour on.” and proceeded to give members a fascinating account of how the age of the planet has been calculated over the last 350 years, ranging from Archbishop Usher’s calculation of 4004 years to that of Arthur Holmes at 4.5 billion years…And Part 2
Coleraine Probus 'In the beginning'…
Coleraine Probus President Jim Archer greets Jennifer Cunningham, with club members John McKegney (L) and Des Moore (R)Coleraine Probus and Local Memories
Coleraine Probus Club guest speaker at a recent meeting was Jennifer Cunningham with a topical talk for the 'average' member - “Unfolding Stories; Octogenarians”.
Coleraine Probus President Jim Archer greets Ken Parkes, with Club Members Norman Irwin and Jim Hillis (L)Coleraine Probus and the Golden Age of Silent Films
Club member Ken Parkes returned to the speakers' role when he gave a fun filled presentation on “The Golden Days of Silent Films”. Ken outlined the history of silent films together with the development of cameras and projectors; cinemas with in house musicians and Compton or Wurlitzer organs.
Coleraine Probus President Jim Archer congratulates Ken Parkes, with Club Secretary Graham MacDonald (L) and Second Vice President Des Moore (R)Coleraine Probus catch the train
When the expected speaker for a recent Coleraine Probus meeting was unable to attend, the clubs' sound and visual wizard Ken Parkes stepped in at very short notice with a video appropriately entitled “The Saving of the Settle to Carlisle Railway”.
Coleraine Probus President Jim Archer greets Ken Wood, with club members Norman Irwin (whom recently celebrated his 96th birthday) (L) and John Graham (R)Coleraine Probus and 'Remembrance'
Appropriately for a November meeting, Coleraine Probus were pleased to host Ken Wood, a retired teacher, photographer and WW1 historian.