There are several interesting photographs including a selection of photographs related to a protest campaign which had been launched to save the schools threatened with the axe. Teachers, parents and taxi drivers all joined the campaign to save from Dunlamber Boys’ and Somerdale Boys’ Secondary Schools.
Meanwhile there are also photographs of industry minister Adam Butler when he had travelled to Carrickfergus in Co Antrim in February 1982 to launch a job creation scheme. Mr Butler was told by the mayor of the town, Mayor Alderman Ken McFaul, that he was “unwelcome”. Mr McFaul was joined by six other loyalist councillors who accused Mr Butler of “selling out to the enemies of Ulster”.
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Famed Whitehall farceur Brian Rix, president of Mencap, and his actress wife, Elspeth Grey, who were the guests of honour at the Institute of Public Relations dinner at the Dunadry in Co Antrim in February 1982. They are pictured with the institute chairman Brian Parker and his wife Happy. Picture: News Letter archives
Mr Trevor Hall, centre left, presents a cheque on behalf of Charles Hurst to Mr Alfie Gregg, treasurer of the Road Safety Council of Northern Ireland, to sponsor the Charles Hurst Road Safety Quiz. Included are Mr Stanley Mullan, chairman of the Road Safety Council of Northern Ireland, left, and Mr Ivan Montgomery, president of the Road Safety Council of Northern Ireland. Picture: News Letter archives
Anne Smith, a quilt maker from the Portaferry Road in Newtownards, Co Down, with a St Valentine's quality made of hearts and flowers – one of the items at an exhibition of her work in the Octagon Gallery, Lower Crescent, Belfast, in February 1982. Picture: News Letter archives
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Mrs Grace Bannister, received members of the Belfast Soroptomists' Club at the City Hall in February 1982. She is pictured with Miss Betty Irwin, second from right, president, Miss Margaret Lack, right, vice president, Miss Myrtle Boal, left, and Miss Dill Henderson, secretary. Picture: News Letter archives