Tuesday, 26 April 2016

"A Kist O Wurds" - Episode 34 - Series 38 - April 24 to May 23



The theme of this week's radio broadcast is 'Connections':
  • Introduction
  • Second Spring Gathering
  • Ulster-Scots Project in North Belfast
  • Scots-Irish in Maine, USA circa 1718 and a link to Somerset Forest, Coleraine
  • Some Bushmills Global Connections - Nevin Taggart





Innova - Tripping the Light Fantastic on the North Coast

It hardly seems like two years since we were thrilled by Innova on Britain's Got Talent. This delightful video was filmed on location on the north coast during the competition. I held the gate open for the young dancers as they left Dunluce Castle!


Innova (Full) - BGT 2014 from Casey Antwis on Vimeo.



Saturday, 23 April 2016

Causeway Tram - Back on the Rails


Crawling gently over the broken rail - April 23


A helping hand back on the track - March 28


Crack occurred where the stabilising bar was added in 2009


Did the offset throw the bogie off the rail?



Stabilising bars were added after the 2009 derailment

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Martha Craig - Correspondence with the Office of President McKinley

Thanks to Molly Kodner for obtaining a copy of this correspondence




McKinley was greeting visitors in the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition on September 6, 1901, in Buffalo, New York, when he was shot twice at close range by lone assassin Leon Czolgosz. As McKinley collapsed, he was caught and supported by his aides, among them Cortelyou. As he was held in their arms he whispered, "My wife... be careful, Cortelyou, how you tell her. Oh, be careful."


I wonder if these letters arrived in Chicago before Martha departed on her Hiawatha quest or if they were forwarded.