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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A treasure trove of historical documents relating to life in Derry and dating back to Victorian times have been uncovered in a house in Inishowen.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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30 at 30: The Christmas toys of the 1980’s

Time-honoured tradition dictates that this Christmas morning thousands of wide eyed children will bolt out of bedrooms and shoot down the stairs to see what the ‘Big Man’ dropped off.

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The foot of Thomas Street as it met with Rossville Street photographed around 1961. Eamon's  grandfather's house was first on left, after Toland's store.

Taking a walk down memory lane in Creggan

Creggan man, Eamonn Baker recalls the halcyon days of his youth filled with the memories of football and ice cream

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Derry Journal archives: 1979 Christmas bomb attack leaves pensioners homeless

Derry Journal archives: 1979 Christmas bomb attack leaves pensioners homeless

At around 10.30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th, 1979, an IRA bomb exploded on Spencer Road devastating the business centre of the Waterside. Dozens of businesses were affected as they geared up for the Christmas rush and the attack also left residents of the street homeless.

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Striking workers at Milanda Bakeries in November, 1979.

From the Derry Journal Archives: TROUBLE AT MILANDA!

When British Bakeries announced the closure of it’s Mother’s Pride plant in Derry almost 16 years ago - in October, 1999 - it signalled the death of the last industrial bakery in the city.

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The protesting factory girls make their way back down Bishop Street away from the courthouse.

Derry Journal Archives: Angry scenes as factory girls stage protest in July, 1970

It is a well known fact that for many decades the women of Derry were the bulwark of this city’s workforce. They worked hard for what they earned and quite rightly took pride in their work ethic and the bonds forged on the factory floor between these women remains famed to this day.

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Derry Journal Archives: Four nights of Violence, October 1970

Derry Journal Archives: Four nights of Violence, October 1970

Following four nights of violence in a row in Derry in October, 1970, the city’s MP John Hume forthrightly condemned those involved and said their actions were “totally discrediting” the case of the people of the area.

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British troops gathered at the junction of William Street-Rossville Street in August, 1970.

Another ‘long hot summer’-August , 1970

Almost exactly one year after British toops entered Derry in 1969, as the time for Apprentice Boys Relief of Derry parade approached again, violence began to escalate in in August, 1970.

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Willie Curran pictured at his Creggan home. DER2515MC030

Willie’s photographs tell a remarkable story of Derry

Creggan snapper’s images compiled in new book

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