Carnlough New Year’s Day swim: pictures from years gone by

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper’s archive.

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper’s archive.

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Here are some from past New Year’s Day Swims at Carnlough.

The temperature was a balmy 10 degrees for the New Years Day Spina Bifida swim in Carnlough, one of the warmest in the swim’s thirty-six year history as reflected by one of the swim’s veterans John ‘Smudger’ Smith. However event organiser Billy McIlroy was taking no chances as he wore his winter clothes. BT2-118JC

If you have any old photographs that you would like to share with our readers, we would love to hear from you.

Do you have photographs from school? Maybe a sports team you played on? Or a special event that was a special memory?

We would love to see them. Send any old photographs, together with any details you have about the photo, to [email protected] and we will use as many as we can in the paper.

*Note: Some pictures may have been cropped for web publication purposes.

Jean Currie and her granddaughters Shanon and Jemma were at the Carnlough swim. BT2-116JC
Julie Barr and her twin daughters Erin and Amy watched the New Year’s Day swim in Carnlough. BT2-115JC
No holding back for this brave pair as they jump off the harbour wall into the cold Carnlough water. BT2-104JC
Megan McClements and Stephanie Rea at the Carnlough swim. BT2-101JC
A large crowd gathered in Carnlough to watch the annual New Years Day swim in Carnlough. Pic Gavan Caldwell