IN PICTURES: Take a look through the Ballymena Times’ archive

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

Friday, 16th April 2021, 7:24 am

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

More every week in the Ballymena Times.

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

David McGookin (right) of Ballymena Rider Training presents a cheque for £2000 (proceeds of the Easter Egg Run) to Heather Miller who is Community Fund Raising Co-ordinator with Marie Curie Cancer Care and Roger Moore who is assistant manager of the Marie Curie Charity Shop, Wellington Street. BT19-104JC

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.

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Management and playing members of Carniny Youth FC Under 14 and Under 15 teams who travelled to Preston to take part in their Easter Cup tournament, received Ballymena Borough Council kit-bags from the Mayor of Ballymena Cllr Maurice Mills. Back L-R, Davison and Robin Park (U15 managers), Cllr Mills, Stephen Barr and Stephen Armstrong (Under 14 managers), David Lamont (Ballymena Borough Council Sports Development Officer). Front, L-R, Clinton Armstong, Samuel McIlveen, Simon Boyd, Zak Barr and Joe Scullion. BT15-170CS

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Young Ciaran Martin, winner of the Ballymena Library Easter Egg competition, receives his prize from Maria Higgins (Branch Library Manager), Roberta McAuley and Angela McCrystal. BT14-218AC

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Pupils from Beechgrove School with some of the Easter Eggs collected as part of the Ballymena Rider Training annual Easter Egg Run organised by David McGookin. Proceeds from the event will go towards Marie Curie and the Hospice, while the eggs collected with be donated to Castle Tower school. BT12-269AC

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Members of Ballymena Active Ageing Club who wore their Easter bonnets at the club’s Easter dance in the Seven Towers Leisure Centre. L-R, Jo Higgins (co-ordinator), Teresa Graham, Sarah Bell (who judged the Easter Bonnet competition), Olive Dougan and Doris Armstrong. BT15-101JC
Pupils from Braidside Integrated Primary School and Hazlewood Integrated Primary School Belfast, who took part in a football fun day at Ballymena Showgrounds and the Ecos Centre, which is organised as part of the Ballymena United Football in the Community Scheme, with Ballymena United manager Tommy Wright and Coaches Jim Hagan and Geoff Montgomery. BT20170CS
Pupils from Braidside Integrated Primary School and Hazlewood Integrated Primary School Belfast, who took part in a football fun day at Ballymena Showgrounds and the Ecos Centre, which is organised as part of the Ballymena United Football in the Community Scheme, with Ballymena United manager Tommy Wright and Coaches Jim Hagan and Geoff Montgomery. BT20170CS