IN PICTURES: Derry was a sports mad city in the 1960s
Derry Journal: The 1960s - A Decade in Focus is the eagerly awaited fifth volume of photographs from the amazing archives of Ireland’s second oldest newspaper.
As with its best-selling predecessors, the new book - which is now available in shops, newsagents and online - is jam-packed with images that will appeal to those who love Derry and its past.
The book, a joint initiative from the ‘Derry Journal’ and Guildhall Press, is filled with hundreds of beautifully reproduced black and white photographs of a city and its people that looks hauntingly familiar, but one that many of us have never seen before.
In the book, you come face to face with people from the past and wonder where they came from, where they have gone and what their story is.
All aspects of life are featured - children at school; days out at the seaside; local theatrical productions; sporting fixtures; people just going about their everyday lives and, of course, the outbreak of the ‘Troubles’.
The images featured on these two pages are just a snapshot of the vast array of photographs from the 1960s that are available from the ‘Derry Journal’ archives.