Some of the North West of Ireland Railway Society members, pictured in October 1996. They had been fighting for more than 25 years to preserve the long and historic tradition of the railway in the north west.
Some of the North West of Ireland Railway Society members, pictured in October 1996. They had been fighting for more than 25 years to preserve the long and historic tradition of the railway in the north west.

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

In October 1996 a bitter behind-the-scenes row involving several Derry left-wingers broke out at the Labour Conference in Blackpool; John Gilliland, of the Brook Hall Estate, became the first farmer in the UK to win approval for a biomass project to supply electricity to companies on both sides of the border; gardaí arrested five men and seized a jeep, a boat, camouflage netting, food, sleeping bags, radio scanners and mobile phones in a major operation in Malin Head.

By Kevin Mullan
Friday, 8th October 2021, 3:54 pm
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