RECENT ROYAL VISITS TO COUNTY LONDONDERRY
The Lord -Lieutenant says goodbye to Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, after Her Royal Highness officially opened the newly extended Library in Coleraine on the 7th February 2019. Also pictured is Cadet Sergeant Alicia Campbell , Cadet to the Lord- Lieutenant , who was carrying out her last duty of her Lieutenancy’s Cadet Year
In November the Princess Royal viewed the World War One Memorial Wood at Brackfield with its poetry path and extensive plantings and as Patron of the Woodland Trust who own and manage the wood.”
HRH the Duchess of Cambridge attended a special event held recently in the Empire Music Hall, Belfast to celebrate the achievements of young people and young entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities in Northern Ireland meeting inspirational entrepreneurial young people from the cultural and business sectors in Northern Ireland.
Two County Londonderry fashion designers met HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at an event in Belfast to recognise the entrepreneurial spirit of young business people : Ellen Yates, a handbag designer with her own shop in Portstewart and Hope Mccauley who is a fashion designer.
From L to R: Aoife Lennon, Hope Macaulay, Ellen Yates, Duchess of Cambridge, Denise Mullan and Cheryl McWilliams.
100th BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS
Miss Peggy Montgomery celebrates her 100th Birthday with family and friends at Rush Hall Care Home. Presenting a card from Her Majesty the Queen is Helen MarkDL.
It was special also special for Helen as she heard about Peggy's father, Hugh, who was the land steward at her husband's grandfather farm Carse Hall. He was Senator John Drennan and there were many stories told, not least about Senator Drennan's famous Clydesdale Horses that he worked with on the land.
Mrs Frances Greer had her family with her to celebrate her 100th Birthday. Frances was born in Dublin on 6th May 1919 and it's where she worked in Lennon's Sweet Factory. She met her husband Alexander and they got married on 24/6/1946. They settled in the Newtownabbey area and went on to have a family of 5 children.
Her son Tony said his mum was a very sociable lady, enjoyed knitting and walking. But most of all she is very family minded and loves the company of her family around her. Frances is now living in Magherafelt Manor Care Home where she appears to be very content. DL's Lorraine Young and David Cunningham presented Mrs Greer with her card from the Palace.
Bella Houston from Limavady celebrated her 100th Birthday along with 120 family and friends, some of whom had travelled from Australia, Scotland and England. Five generations all together for a very happy event.
Helen Mark DL represented the Lord Lieutenant of the County in presenting Bella with her card from Her Majesty The Queen.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
PRESENTATION OF QAVS to ASSISTANCE DOGS NI and CAUSEWAY COAST VINEYARD
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