We have plenty more old photographs that we have uncovered during lockdown that we will be sharing with readers.
Here is another selection of old photographs, today’s selection comes from September 1980 and includes a couple from first day at school at Connor House in Bangor.
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Thousands of youngsters across Northern Ireland took their first major step into the wide world in September 1980 when they sat down at schools desks around the country. Here we see Primary One teacher Mrs Doreen McCracken at Bangor’s Connor House, with new pupils, including Lindsay McCurdy. Picture: News Letter archives
Andrew Connolly brought Kermit with him to share the experience of going to school in September 1980 when he started to attend Bangor’s Connor House. Picture: News Letter archives
At a press conference in Belfast in September 1980 details of the 19th Belfast Festival at Queen’s were announced. It was noted country music fans were celebrating the decision, after years of lobbying and protests,that the genre was worthy of a place in the programme, and Boxcar Willie had been booked for two Ulster Hall appearances, supported by Jean Shepard and Second Fiddles. At the press conference is festival director Michael Barnes and festival staff Anne Bailie, left, and Lindsay Brown. The festival was billed as one of the biggest in the UK and ran from November 3 to 22. Picture: News Letter archives
Mr Seamus Martin from Randalstown, with the President’s Trophy and Anderson Trophy. Pictures: News Letter archives