From the archives of September 1988

Mayor Marlene Jefferson presents house keys to Dan Coyle, Yeats' Court, one of the first tenants of the new NI Housing Executive estate at Ballymagroarty.  From left are Eileen O'Connell, housing assistant, Seamus Roddy, architect, Brian Harris, technical services manager, Michael McCafferty, group leader and Sam McPherson, district manager.

Mayor Marlene Jefferson presents house keys to Dan Coyle, Yeats' Court, one of the first tenants of the new NI Housing Executive estate at Ballymagroarty. From left are Eileen O'Connell, housing assistant, Seamus Roddy, architect, Brian Harris, technical services manager, Michael McCafferty, group leader and Sam McPherson, district manager.

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Anger at £200K. damage at Derry Mormon Church

The Mormon congregation in Derry are faced with a £200,000 repair bill for damage caused to their church at Racecourse Road by vandals.

Harry Wilson, on left, and Kathleen Carton, second from right, Moss Park, joint winners of the Best Kept Garden competition in the Galliagh Carnival. Included are Michael and Anne McNickle, Foreglen Nurseries, sponsors.

Harry Wilson, on left, and Kathleen Carton, second from right, Moss Park, joint winners of the Best Kept Garden competition in the Galliagh Carnival. Included are Michael and Anne McNickle, Foreglen Nurseries, sponsors.

The damage at the building has been directly or indirectly attributed to vandalism especially since the troubles.

A spokesman for the congregation said the continuing vandalism was particularly upsetting to members of the church - the first Mormon place of worship to be dedicated in Ireland.

Many church members, he said, had contributed time, money and effort, with long hours of voluntary labour, in the four years it took to build it.

The spokesman said that, in recent years, the building had suffered all kinds of attacks - broken windows, blocked drains, theft, and attempted arson.

Terry Graham, president, Derry Lions Club, presents a cheque to the St Mary's (Creggan) Parish Welfare Committee's outing for senior citizens, to Jenny McBride, treasurer. Included, from left, Dymphna McCay, Gerry Smyth, Nan Carton, Rev. Declan Boland, Mary Finn and Bridie McBay.

Terry Graham, president, Derry Lions Club, presents a cheque to the St Mary's (Creggan) Parish Welfare Committee's outing for senior citizens, to Jenny McBride, treasurer. Included, from left, Dymphna McCay, Gerry Smyth, Nan Carton, Rev. Declan Boland, Mary Finn and Bridie McBay.

Inner City info

office opens at

Waterloo Place

An information office for the Inner City Scheme has been opened by Mayor of Derry, Councillor Marlene Jefferson.

Manchester City star Dennis Tueart (on right) in action when he took part in a seven-a-side game at a coaching session at the Du Pont Recreation Centre.

Manchester City star Dennis Tueart (on right) in action when he took part in a seven-a-side game at a coaching session at the Du Pont Recreation Centre.

The Inner City Scheme, part of the ‘If Stones Could Speak’ project, aims to provide jobs for the adults and training for the young people of the city while, at the same time, providing an exciting tourist attraction which would enhance the city.

The information office is located next to Littlewoods, in Waterloo Place.

On display at the office are exhibits of craftwork fro the Youth and Community Workshop including jewellery, art work and pottery.

Anyone is welcome at the office to ask any questions they may have or merely to wander in and have a look around.

Sunny weather draws the crowds

to Ballyarnett Races

The good weather at the weekend brought a large crowd to the Quigley Brothers’ Field, Ballyarnett, for the annual Ballyarnett Horse Races, organised by the Derry Horse Racing Committee.

The event was a success for the committee, it being one of the best organised events in the north west racing calendar.

Among those at the event was Mayor Marlene Jefferson while a running commentary was given on all the races by well-known singer-songwriter Phil Coulter, and the betting trend was given by Cathal Curley.

The feature race on the six race card was the Ballyarnett Derby (Open), run over two miles and sponsored by the course bookmakers.

The big race was won by Killeen Boy, ridden by Dougie Thompson.