Newtown Author In Talk About Birth Of A Borough


dn_screen The new edition, which has 224 pages and 133 illustrations, over 70 of which are in colour, charts Newtownards’s history from earliest times to the present day, and was published by White Row with financial support from Ards Borough Council. Councillor Colin Kennedy, Chairman of the Council’s Borough Charter Working Group, which has coordinated the celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the charter, is looking forward to the event: “Dr McCavery’s knowledge of this area comes from decades of research and writing and he is also a very engaging speaker, so not only will the audience receive an insight into local history, and its wider national and indeed international context, but also an enjoyable and entertaining evening”.

The lecture, ‘A borough is born and developed, 1613-2013’, takes place on 25 November 2013 at 7.30pm in the Londonderry Room, Town Hall Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards. Admission is £3, including refreshments.

Tickets from Ards Arts Centre, Tel: 028 9181 0803 or Ards Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 028 9182 6846 or visit or