Kilroot dinner dance

50 March 24 1970 Kilroot SM Farm

Kilroot Agricultural Society, the organisers of what is probably the oldest ploughing match in the province, last week held a dinner and old time dance in Larne.

Mr John McDowell, chairman, presided and welcomed the 150 guests.

Mr W T Millar, of Muckamore, a former well-known ploughman and now a judge and official in ploughing circles, congratulated the society on its progress. He also thanked the members of hospitality and entertainment.

Mr Samuel Simms, honorary secretary, expressed thanks to those who supported the function or contributed to the programme. Mr David Robinson, an official of the society, also spoke.

Prizes for spot dances were won by Mr and Mrs Harry Brennan, Mrs Robert Boyle and Mr William Booth and Mr and Mrs Barry McKee.

Among those present was Mr William Farquhar, of Monkstown, Newtownabbey.

Still engaged in farming despite his 75 years, Mr Farquhar said the work kept his mind clear and the activity kept him fit.

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