Limavady’s past explored in old photographs

Hunters New Breadvan from the 1950s: Tommy Tucker Mailey poses beside the new breadvan with Willie Canning at the bottom end of Ballyclose Street. Tommy was probably very happy to get a new vehicle to replace the original horse-drawn bread cart. Courtesy of the Nelson McGonagle Collection.
Hunters New Breadvan from the 1950s: Tommy Tucker Mailey poses beside the new breadvan with Willie Canning at the bottom end of Ballyclose Street. Tommy was probably very happy to get a new vehicle to replace the original horse-drawn bread cart. Courtesy of the Nelson McGonagle Collection.

The latest exhibition to open at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre provides a unique glimpse into by-gone days in Limavady.

The Nelson McGonagle Collection, featuring a lifetime’s collection of local photographs, opens its door on December 5.

Its aim is to give people in the area an insight into relatives and friends in days gone-by.

Highlights of the extraordinary display include almost forgotten sights such as horse drawn milk vans, tinsmiths, turf cutters and potato gatherers, alongside historic sports teams, families, local and historic views of the town.

The Exhibition is free and continues until January 14, 2017.

Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre is open every Monday – Wednesday and Saturday from 9.30am - 5pm and from 9.30am – 9.30pm every Thursday & Friday.