September 1980: Principal Miss McConnell with her pupils at Aughnamerrigan Primary School, Co Tyrone. It was “business as usual” for the school despite its having been officially closed by the education board. Around 30 pupils, including two new ones, turned up when the two-classroom school, between Greencastle and Gortin, opened for the first day of the new term. Parents of children who lived within a two-mile radius of the school, built in 1921, were determined to keep it open in spite of the Western Education and Library Board’s plans. Picture: News Letter archives
September 1980: Principal Miss McConnell with her pupils at Aughnamerrigan Primary School, Co Tyrone. It was “business as usual” for the school despite its having been officially closed by the education board. Around 30 pupils, including two new ones, turned up when the two-classroom school, between Greencastle and Gortin, opened for the first day of the new term. Parents of children who lived within a two-mile radius of the school, built in 1921, were determined to keep it open in spite of the Western Education and Library Board’s plans. Picture: News Letter archives

IN PICTURES: Through The Archives – looking back at the 1980s

During lockdown the News Letter team have been busy looking through the News Letter’s photographic archive and have picked out the best photographs from bygone days.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 3:58 pm

Here is another selection of old photographs, today’s selection comes from the 1980s.

See who you might see from days gone by.

Do you have an old photograph that you would like to share? Email: [email protected]

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