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From Russia with Love. What Happened Thirty Years Ago – James Houston | Newtownabbey Branch | Hybrid Meeting

Monday, 8 January 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT

Talk for NIFHS Newtownabbey Branch, From Russia with Love. What happened thirty years ago by James Houston, on Monday 8 January 2024 @ 7:00 pm.

Often current events can prompt us to revisit our personal experiences of history or travel. Branch member, James Houston, will share his memories about travelling to Russia 30 years ago. It was a time of change after the fall of the Berlin Wall and, as well as touching on politics and trade, James will talk about enduring memories, occasional jeopardy and cultural surprises such as the world-renowned Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.

James grew up in England and recalls the ever present Cold War. Having come to live in Northern Ireland, he has become a keen family historian and student of Irish history. In a former life, James was an accountant and consultant who travelled extensively as part of his consulting role, latterly with a focus on capacity development overseas in sometimes challenging environments.

Hybrid event: on-site & on Zoom.  All welcome.

Members, guests and visitors are all welcome. Free.

Online – please book here to get the Zoom link.

Attend in-person at Mossley Mill (Spinning Room), just turn up and say “hello”. Light refreshments available.  Map

Please note the change from our previously advertised meeting.


Monday, 8 January 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
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Newtownabbey Branch


The Spinning Room Mossley Mill
Carnmoney Road N.
Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA United Kingdom
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