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Derry beat Tyrone in the Ulster Championship and city welcomes President Mary Robinson: It’s May 1992

Derry gives Mary warm welcome

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Flooding, tourism and selling fish to the desperate housewives of Grimsby: ‘The Journal’ in May 1967

Flooding, tourism and selling fish to the desperate housewives of Grimsby: ‘The Journal’ in May 1967

Derry the hub of ‘massive’ tourist area

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Glenoe, County Antrim

Picture Special: Nineteenth century Ireland has been revealed in a series of photochrom postcards

The spectacular images show still familiar sites and locations

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Members of the Christian Brothers Past Pupils Choir who appeared in concert at St Columbs College.

IN PICTURES: Times gone by in Derry

We’ve delved into the Derry Journal archive to take a walk down memory lane.

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St Columbs College pupils who won the u-16 Ulster Schools Chess Championship. Seated, from left, are Stephen and Adrian Gillen. Back, from left, are Richard Harkin, Charles Bradley, Cillian Logue and Damien McDowell.

IN PICTURES: Times gone by in Derry - 1992

We’ve delved into the Derry Journal archive to take a walk down memory lane. All the way back to 1992.

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Declan Devine, Fanad Drive, Derry, presents a football autographed by members of the Ipswich Town football team to John Martin Kelly, captain, Holy Child PS. Declan, a former pupil of the Creggan school, is currently on the books of Ipswich. Other members of the Holy Child PS team in the photo are Paul Loughrey, Eugene Mullan, Frankie Brenick and Emmett Casey. Also in the group are Michael McLaughlin, vice principal, and Paddy Heraghty, teacher in charge of football.

Of Times Gone By: 1992

We’ve delved into the Derry Journal archive to take a walk down memory lane. All the way back to 1992.

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American troops marching to their quarters. 1942

Do you remember the arrival of the US Army?

Around 120,000 US troops were stationed across Northern Ireland at the height of the deployment and it is estimated that during the Second World War around 300,000 ‘passed through’.

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Home from home in The Telstar and ‘Ken’s Den’ for many US servicemen in Derry

Home from home in The Telstar and ‘Ken’s Den’ for many US servicemen in Derry

For many American servicemen during the 1960s and 1970s Derry was home from home and seeing a US sailor around town was far from an unusual sight.

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Some of the receipts and documents found in the house in Inishowen.

Snapshot of a bustling, bygone Derry

A treasure trove of historical documents relating to life in Derry and dating back to Victorian times have been uncovered in a house in Inishowen.

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Greenhaw Badgers, St Johns Ambulance, winners of the Litter Bugs Extinct drama competition, receive their  award from Frank ONeill, Derry City Council. From left are Emer Torney, Maria Mellon, Caoimhe Fox, Kevin Healy and Kevin OKane.

‘Of Times Gone By’ November 1991

From the pages of The Derry Journal

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Mary Heraghty, principal, Heraghty School of Dancing, Derry, with her team which won the fairy reel title under 8 at the Ulster Dancing Championships. At front are Christine O'Donnell, on left, and Cliona Curran. At back are Maighread McCloskey, Stephanie Patterson, Lisa Dolan, and Bronagh McGonagle.

From ‘Derry Journal’ of October 1991

A look at 1991 in words and pictures

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Idle machines in the machine room of the Monarch Electric Factory at Blighs Lane after the plant closed down as the result of a dispute with a trade union
over the reinstatement of a number of dismissed workers

From the Tuesday Journal

Nostagia: 1962 revisited

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Residents of Elmwood Terrace survey the damage caused by Hurricane Debbie.

55 years ago: The day Hurricane Debbie came to Derry

Today marks the 55th anniversary of an incident that shook Derry to its very foundations.

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A group from Buncrana, accompanied by a number of Spanish visitors, enjoying the Rathmullan Regatta.

Times Gone By : Inishowen

From Derry Journal Archives of August 1991

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The Derry Juniors who were selected for the Northern Ireland team which competed at the Junior International Ten Pin Bowling Tournament at the Stillorgan Bowl in Dublin. At front, from left, are Brona Stewart, Tara Lynch, and Aine Dunne. At back are Noel McLaughlin, Christopher McMonagle and Kate Carlile, NI team coach.

Times Gone By : Derry

From Derry Journal of August 1991

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The Doherty family pictured outside their Benevenagh Gardens home just days before leaving for Australia.

50 years on: The family of 14 who swapped Derry for new life in Australia

It’s a truly remarkable story. The tale of a family of 14 - including four sets of twins - from Derry’s Creggan Estate who upped sticks and set off on the 14,000 mile journey to the other side of the world to begin a new and, hopefully, better life.

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Remember Free Derry Fleadh Cheoil?

Remember Free Derry Fleadh Cheoil?

These photos from the Journal’s archive feature the Free Derry Fleadh Cheoil which took place in August 1969.

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Remember the halcyon days of cinema in Derry?

Remember the halcyon days of cinema in Derry?

IT’S said pictures were more popular than prayers at the time when Derry boasted six cinemas: The Strand, The City, The Palace, Saint Columb’s Hall, The Rialto, and The Midland.

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22 words and phrases only Derry ‘wans’ will know

22 words and phrases only Derry ‘wans’ will know

What about ye hi?

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