During the period of general Covid Lockdown in 2020 a number of people from the Coleraine area met on Zoom to discuss the Northern Ireland Centenary and the idea of undertaking something historical as an appropriate project.
The discussion turned around key figures connected to the area and attention turned to a relatively unknown person, Andrew Bonar Law, a Prime Minister for a short while and key figure in the period during which Northern Ireland was established.
The idea started with a discussion on a permanent Memorial to Andrew Bonar Law. It was agreed that the possibility of a bust being placed on permanent display in Coleraine Town Hall would be appropriate. This would be central to raising awareness of the person himself, his achievements, his legacy and his links to the Coleraine area. The project has three main objectives:
- to have a bust of Bonar Law erected in Coleraine
- highlight the local links to this unique political figure
- promote understanding of the life and career of Bonar Law