Page 4 - Centenery History
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Contents


                   A message from Liam Neeson                        5
                   Foreword by Chairman of Ballymena Festival        7
                   Dedication                                        8
                   A note from the author                            9

                   Section 1: The History of Ballymena Festival 1916–2016   11
                   Ballymena ‘The setting’                           12
                   In the Beginning                                  14
                   The Inaugural Festival                            16
                   Festival Fever                                    19
                   The Twenties                                      24
                   The Thirties                                      28
                   After The War                                     35
                   The Fifties                                       39
                   The Sixties                                       47
                   The Seventies                                     52
                   The Eighties                                      56
                   The Nineties                                      60
                   The Twenty-First Century                          65


                   Colour Photograph Section                                  between 70 and 71

                   Section 2: The Hall of Fame                       71
                   The Visionary                                     72
                   The Secretary                                     74
                   The Teacher                                       77
                   The Chairman                                      80
                   The Tenor who thought he was a baritone           83
                   The Singer                                        86
                   The All-Rounder                                   88
                   The Musician                                      90

                   Section 3: In their own words                     93
                   Elizabeth Bicker                                  94
                   The McCann family                                 96
                   The Richards family                               97
                   The O’Donnell family                              99



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