The Pillars were a soccer team of Newry/Bessbrook some sixty years ago. Sadly the majority here have passed on. But still very much alive and the donor of the photograph, is Dickie Rodgers, third from the left at the back.
The Kilkeel Ramblers of 1945 consisted of Pat Hudson (the photographer here) and (L-R) Frank McCann, Helen Fearon, Alma Nicholson, John McConnell, Tony Cunningham, Teresa Hudson, Maura Morgan and Tom Quinn.
In the middle part of the last century there was many a pitch-and-toss school in and around Newry. The one I remember most was the one in Dromalane Park. It usually started after 10.30 Mass down at the football pitch.
A once-in-a-lifetime memory from Peter Hughes, who works as a librarian in Summerhill, Co Down . . . ‘I was born on 26th March 1967. I grew up in the town of Newry in Northern Ireland during the height of the ‘troubles’. It was just like any other working class town anywhere in Britain (apart […]