Plaque to be erected at River Braid as a poignant memorial to tragedy from several decades ago

The McNinch Bridge in Ballymena. Picture: Google Maps

A PLAQUE is to be erected at the River Braid in Ballymena as a poignant memorial to a tragedy from several decades ago.

The minutes of a meeting of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council said: ‘The Chair drew Members’ attention to the circulated Report which sought direction on the erection of a plaque in recognition of the tragic death of two young boys at the River Braid in 1961.

‘She provided further details and advised that a relative of the two boys had requested Council’s consideration of permission to erect a plaque on Council property at McNinch’s Bridge, Ballymena, to serve both in memorial of the boys as well as to warn members of the public of the dangers of rivers.

‘Members were in unanimous agreement to the request and on the proposal of Cllr Mrs Adger, seconded by Cllr Henry, it was recommended: That Council approve the request to erect a plaque on Council owned property at McNinch’s Bridge, Ballymena.’

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