Brian McGuigan (far right) and some of the staff and members of Reach Across at a reception in the Nucleus prior to their first anniversary in August 1996.
Brian McGuigan (far right) and some of the staff and members of Reach Across at a reception in the Nucleus prior to their first anniversary in August 1996.

OF TIMES GONE BY: Derry and Inishowen in pictures - August 1996

In August 1996 Michael McLaughlin and Liam Downey discovered a message in a bottle at the Isle of Doagh in Inishowen that had been posted by Argentinian sailor Francisco S. Sanchez in a Coca Cola bottle a year previously in the Caribbean Sea; Seamus Deane published his first novel ‘Reading in the Dark’ about growing up in Derry in the 1940s and 1950s; and celebrity Chris Evans was among the guests at the wedding of Ailsa Orr and Andrew David Mitchell in Rathmullan. As ever the ‘Journal’ photographers were out and about.

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