Victoria College head girls Karen Irwin, left, and Fiona Parkes accompanied the board of governors chairwoman Joan Russell, deputy headmistress Dr C J Higginson, and headmistress Brenda Berner at a thanksgiving service which was held by the college in October 1987. Picture: News Letter archives
Victoria College head girls Karen Irwin, left, and Fiona Parkes accompanied the board of governors chairwoman Joan Russell, deputy headmistress Dr C J Higginson, and headmistress Brenda Berner at a thanksgiving service which was held by the college in October 1987. Picture: News Letter archives

IN PICTURES: Through The Archives – looking back at October 1987

Today’s selection from the News Letter’s photo archive looks back at October 1987.

Thursday, 12th November 2020, 12:00 pm

Included are several photos from around Methodist College, Belfast, and Victoria College, Belfast.

There is also an old photo of the Reverend Ian Paisley who had taken up hymn-writing and a verse from his pen was to be heard by millions across Britain. Hymnal standard Rock of Ages, written by former Church of England rector Augustus Toplady in the 19th century, concluded a nationwide BBC radio service from Martyrs’ Memorial Free Presbyterian Church in Belfast. Added to the four verses by Toplady was a fifth from Rev Ian Paisley, “bringing Rock of Ages to a heavenly conclusion”.

See who you might see from days gone by.

Do you have an old photograph that you would like to share? Email: [email protected].

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