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Our February talk, Felix Larkin delivered a very informative and most enjoyable presentation about “Two gentlemen of the Freeman: Thomas Sexton and William H. Brayden” and their Bray links.
16th March 2017 – Guest speaker Dr Charles Hannon spoke about Roger Casement.
20th April 2017 – Guest speaker Tom Conlon spoke about Victorian Dun Laoghaire.
Thursday the 27th April, at Bray Harbour (Low tide at 6.30 pm). A visit to Bray’s 6,800 year oldSubmerged Forest off the North Strand. Speakers: Dr. Robin Edwards, T.C.D., & Dr. Jason Bolton, Archaeologist & Historian.
18th May – Guest Speaker Michael Lee spoke about his great grandfather Edward Lee, Drapery shop owner and member of Bray Council.
Edward Lee P.C. (drapery shop owner, Goldsmith Terrace, Bray) was first elected to Bray Urban Council in Jan 1900 and was Chairman in 1908. Edward was a successful business man and possessed a strong social conscience. He cared deeply about the welfare of his staff and fought hard for better housing of the working class and poor. He took the middle ground during the Dublin strikes and lockout; he tried to break the deadlock by offering suggestions of compromise between the employers and workers.