Here is another selection of old photographs, today’s selection comes from the 1980s.
See who you might see from days gone by.
Mrs Nuala Morris, who was leading the parents’ fight against the Western Education and Library Board’s plans to close Aughnamerrigan Primary School, Co Tyrone, in September 1980, with her children Maresa, aged five, and Stephen, two and a half. Mrs Morris had told the News Letter: “We have had meetings with the board and took a deputation to the Department of Education in Bangor in July but have had no result.” She added that the parents’ committee was hopinh to meet Education Minister, Lord Elton, later that month. Picture: News Letter archives
In September 1980 a Belfast family was given VIP treatment by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company during a week’s break on the holiday island. Mr Brendan Laverty, his wife Ena and children Sharon, aged four, and Marie, three, were honoured guests of the company during the four and a half hour crossing to Douglas, because Mr Laverty was theo 34,000,000th passenger to travel with the company since the Second World War. Picture: News Letter archives
Adding a splash of colour to the Last Saturday celebrations held in Portadown at the end of August 1980. Picture: News Letter archives
Portadown District Master Herbert Whitten, second left, headed the Belfast Grand officers to the field at the Loughgall Road, Portadown, for the Last Saturday demonstration which was held at Potadown in August 1980. The demonstration heard of the need to resist the “growing irresponsibility, selfishness, materialism and vice of the present day”. Picture: News Letter archives