The Family History Group met on Tuesday 20 October on Zoom and together we watched a short video, ‘Billy Church A History of Billy & Derrykeighan Graveyards’.
The present Church at Billy was built in 1815 and there are records indicating that there was a Church there in 1305 and some ruins of the old Church are still in existence. The oldest headstone in the graveyard dates back to 1620.
Robert Quigg VC, a recipient of the Victoria Cross, awarded for his actions during the Battle of the Somme in the First World War has his grave in Billy Church graveyard.
The members enjoyed this so much they all requested that a link to the video be forwarded to them so that they could watch it a second time. Many thanks to Kathleen for making us aware of this video.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 November at 11:00am when we hope to investigate and discuss ‘Brick walls’!
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