Looking Back to Look Forward: Looking Back at Untold Stories

As part of the Looking Back to Look Forward Project , Mid and East Antrim council provided an opportunity for 20 volunteers from across the Borough to lend their time and research skills to uncover untold stories from across the last 100 years.

Each volunteer brought their own skills, experience and specialist interest to their research topic which linked in with the Looking Back to Look Forward project theme of exploring aspects of life across the Borough through the last century.

Over half the volunteers also carried out a study visit to the Ulster Museum to view the ‘Collecting the Past/Making the Future. Marking Centenaries 2021’ exhibition which explored the impact and legacy of the events of 100 years ago in Ireland, while encouraging reflections on the future.

Watch the volunteers discuss their personal highlights below, and visit the virtual exhibition to explore some of their findings.