Flashbacks! October 1983

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The Derry Journal archives from this month 29 years ago are full of interesting stories.

There was a three page special on the Female Five where hundreds of local women ran for charity. One local lady celebrated her 100th birthday and there was a serious flooding problem in Southend Park.

Ten grandmothers who took part in and finished the Foyle Female Five, front from left, Kathleen Nash, Monica McAnaney, Anna Herron, Eileen Coyle. Standing, from left, Mary Gallagher, Anna Harrigan, Mary McCorriston, Margo Duddy, Monica Lestrade and Kathleen Henderson.

Ten grandmothers who took part in and finished the Foyle Female Five, front from left, Kathleen Nash, Monica McAnaney, Anna Herron, Eileen Coyle. Standing, from left, Mary Gallagher, Anna Harrigan, Mary McCorriston, Margo Duddy, Monica Lestrade and Kathleen Henderson.

This small snapshop from the photographic files of that time is just a tiny example of what the Journal archives hold. For more see our nostalgia sections every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.