Soldiers on the Farm
On 8th October 1942, members of the British Army with little farming experience harvested a 10-acre crop of corn they had sown earlier in the year near an Ordnance Site at Ballygrooby Lodge, Shane's Castle, Randalstown, Co. Antrim.
James Magennis V.C.
On 8th October 1999, Belfast City Council erected a permanent bronze and stone memorial in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. This came after a long campaign by Magennis’ biographer George Fleming and Major SH Pollock. James’ son Paul Magennis attended the ceremony led by Lord Mayor of Belfast Bob Stoker.