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The year in pictures - 1992

Images from the archive showing Northern Ireland life in 1992

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Left to right are: Brian Simpson, HRA chairman, Lord Berkeley, guest speaker and Headhunters runners-up Nigel Johnston, Alan Devers and Selwyn Johnston

Local railway museum gets prestigious ‘Oscar of steam’ at top awards ceremony

On Wednesday this page highlighted Saturday’s Heritage Railway Association (HRA) Annual Awards in Birmingham.

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Whitehead's winners: Left to right, Peter Scott, RPSI locomotive department, Lord Berkeley, Canon John McKegney, RPSI chairman and Robin Morton, RPSI events convenor

Northern Ireland’s steam train heritage gets highest esteem at national awards

“There’s bubbly at six o’clock,” repeated the smiling gentleman welcoming a constant flow of people into the grand reception hall of Birmingham’s MacDonald Burlington Hotel.

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VIDEO: 1992 in Pictures

Looking back to pictures in the papers

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Air ace Betty Skelton, with her stunt plane behind, posing with a Wilton's Humber Car, in Belfast in 1949.

Centenary of the suffrage act marked with just some women from pages past

Tuesday’s centenary of the introduction of the Representation of the People Act was commemorated here and across the UK.

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PICTURE SPECIAL: 1990 - Images from the archive

A video compilation looking at images from the archives

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Engine Number 43 pulled the last train from Ballymoney to Ballycastle in July 1949

Memories of playing on a runaway train that went down the hill 75 years ago

For 62 years Ballycastle Railway’s narrow-gauge line between Ballymoney and Ballycastle operated without serious incident until almost exactly 75 years ago.

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LOOKING BACK: Dipping into the 1990 picture archive

Looking at Faces & Places in the news

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IN PICTURES: How we were - a look back to 1989

Rounding off the 1980s with our look back to 1989.

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Rear of Westland Row Station, Dublin. First D&K train. 1834. Painting by John Harris

Digging spuds, smuggling stockings and building of first commuter train

Aletter arrived recently in Roamer’s mailbox from Declan Wynne in Drogheda about some of the steam-train memories that were shared on this page last year.

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 Able Seaman Nicholas Crawford with two comrade infantrymen

Every picture tells a story but very few prompt a commemorative exhibition

Last year Bangor artist Leslie Nicholl shared a moving story on Roamer’s page about an exhibition that he was compiling entitled ‘The Stretcher Bearer’.

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IN PICTURES: The images that made the news pages in 1989

In 1989 Northern Ireland was still gripped by violence and destruction

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GALLERY: Looking at people and places in the papers in 1989

Delving into the archive to bring the images from the late 80's

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'Looking Back' 1988 In Pictures

Remembering some of the events which made the news at the end of the 80's

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Young survivors at Auschwitz-Birkenau, liberated on 27th January 1945

Harrowing account of girl with mental illness who died in a Nazi gas chamber

There have already been many memorial events leading up to tomorrow’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), some of them mentioned recently on Roamer’s page.

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IN PICTURES: Then and now - famous NI faces when they were young

Northern Ireland has produced more than its fair share of famous faces over the years.

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Lonely Planet writer and travel expert Fionn Davenport and Orla Farren

For world’s top must-see places put Northern Ireland on your bucket list

Fionn Davenport, one of Ireland’s best-known travel writers, last year penned a vivid despatch from Tombstone, Arizona, America’s iconic “cowboy town”.

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IN PICTURES: A look back at life in Northern Ireland - 1988

Examining the issues and images which shaped the news in Northern Ireland and beyond 30 years ago.

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RETRO: How things looked in 1987 in Northern Ireland

The next stage in our Look Back feature
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