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Billy Bingham presenting a cheque for £100,000 to Lady Dunleath, president of the Northern Ireland Council for Orthopaedic Development in February 1982. Included are Mr Jimmy James, chairman of NICOD, Mrs Thelma Greeves, organising secretary of NICOD, and Mr George Abbott from Bristol. Picture: News Letter archives
Billy Bingham presenting a cheque for £100,000 to Lady Dunleath, president of the Northern Ireland Council for Orthopaedic Development in February 1982. Included are Mr Jimmy James, chairman of NICOD, Mrs Thelma Greeves, organising secretary of NICOD, and Mr George Abbott from Bristol. Picture: News Letter archives

IN PICTURES: Looking back through the News Letter photograph archives (1982)

Today we have another selection of photographs from the News Letter archives dating from 1982.

By Darryl Armitage
Thursday, 11th March 2021, 12:00 pm

There are several interesting photographs including pictures of more than 1,500 Orangemen from East Antrim paraded through Larne mid February 1982 to show their support for Protestants living in border areas of the province. Hundreds of people lined the streets of the town for the march which was accompanied by 20 Lambeg drums. The Orangemen from five districts represented 55 lodges from Carnmoney to Larne and from Carrickfergus to Sixmilewater.

Meanwhile we also have a selection of old photographs relating to the South Belfast by-election which was called following the assassination of the Reverend Robert Bradford by the IRA on November 14, 1981. The include the Reverend William McCrea of the DUP arriving at Belfast City Hall to hand in his nomination papers.

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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