Moores of Coleraine Celebrates Heritage as Part of 90 Year Celebration
An innovative new heritage project aimed at celebrating the special position Moores plays within its local community was today (Tuesday 15th March) officially unveiled by Councillor Michelle Knight McQuillan, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and Neville Moore, Managing Director of Ulster Stores.
A select group of dignitaries, local community members as well as the Moore family attended the special ceremony which was held in Café M on the ground floor of the department store.
The project was commissioned to coincide with Moores of Coleraine’s 90th anniversary. To celebrate, photographs, news articles and other pieces of special memorabilia were gathered to showcase the store’s historical milestones which date back to the day the store was established by John Moore on 1st October 1925.
As part of the project these collectables have been recreated in the form of a heritage wall which will be permanently exhibited in Café M, Moores of Coleraine’s ground floor café.
Commenting on the heritage wall Neville Moore, Managing Director of Ulster Stores which owns Moores of Coleraine, said: “Moores has stood on Church Street since 1925 or to put it another way for over nine decades. That’s a long time in a changing world and perhaps goes some way to explain the special place the store occupies not only in the town but within its local community.
Of course the store has evolved significantly since its early days. Today Moores provides an exciting range of products and brands across fashion, homewares, cosmetics and accessories departments within a modern and contemporary shopping environment.
I am incredibly proud that Moores remains a family owned store to this day, and proud of our history, heritage and strong links with the local community.The installation of our heritage wall pays testament to that history and to all those local people who have played their part to make the store the success that it is today.”
Mayor of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council said, “I am delighted to unveil the heritage wall in Moores of Coleraine following its 90th anniversary. Moores is a significant feature in the town for both residents and visitors so the heritage wall will bring enjoyment in reminiscing for many people throughout the Borough as well as visitors to Coleraine.”
Moores heritage wall has also been translated into a book which is available for customers to leaf through in Café M.
Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan along with the Moore Family L-R - Neville Moore, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mrs Anne Moore, Glenda Moore-Wilson, Ashley Moore and Wesley Moore.
Cathy Dickie, current employee at Moores for 28 years, Neville Moore, Managing Director of Moores and Kathy McNabb previous employee of Moores for 47 Years.