IN PICTURES: More old photographs from the News Letter photograph archives (1982)

Today we have another selection of photographs from the News Letter archives dating from 1982.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 10:00 am
Mr John Kinahan, left, marketing manager, Arthur Guinness (Belfast) handing over trophies to the Holywood Yacht Club team which won the Guiness Inter-Pub/Club Charity Quiz, run in association with the Holywood Round Table. The team beat the Holywood Social Club in the district final. In the picture are Norman Bennett, captain, Austin Treacy, Tom Smeltzer and John Bingham. Also included are John Galbraith, scorer, Roy Williams, questionmaster, and Geoff Hunt, timekeeper. Picture: News Letter archives
Mr John Kinahan, left, marketing manager, Arthur Guinness (Belfast) handing over trophies to the Holywood Yacht Club team which won the Guiness Inter-Pub/Club Charity Quiz, run in association with the Holywood Round Table. The team beat the Holywood Social Club in the district final. In the picture are Norman Bennett, captain, Austin Treacy, Tom Smeltzer and John Bingham. Also included are John Galbraith, scorer, Roy Williams, questionmaster, and Geoff Hunt, timekeeper. Picture: News Letter archives

There are several interesting photographs including one of Mr John Kinahan, marketing manager, Arthur Guinness (Belfast), handing over trophies to the Holywood Yacht Club team which won the Guinness Inter-Pub/Club Charity Quiz.

Meanwhile we have two old photographs from a ploughing demonstration which was held at the Ulster Folk Museum at Cultra.

See who you might see from days gone by.

This noble looking sculptured head of Shakespeare in Donegall Square South, Belfast, seen being given a new look by painter Mr Milton Barker, recalls one of the Bard's lines, spoken by Kent in King Lear: "You have that in your coutenance which I would fain call 'master'".

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Bertie Hanna from Saintfield pictured giving a horse ploughing demonstration at the Ulster Folk Museum at Cultra, Holywood, Co Down, in February 1982. Picture: News Letter archives
Katharine Kinney, a librarian at the Ulster Folk Museum at Cultra, Holywood, Co Down, holds Rob and Dick during Bertie Hanna's ploughing demonstration at the museum in February 1982. Picture: News Letter archives
Careful planning saves time and money – Alan Cowan, the manager of Beattie Transport at The Maze, selects the best route with driver Wilfie Flannigan in February 1982. Speaking to the News Letter about a new EEC directive which reduced the length of time that lorry drivers could spend driving in a day he said: “I do agree with stopping people from driving for 16 or 18 hours days but if a professional cannot drive for 10 hours then he shouldn't be in the job. Of course he may have 32 tons behind him but anyone can drive a car for any number of hours without the benefit of nearly as much experience.” Picture: News Letter archives
A 22-year-old West Belfast woman won a £700 Receptionist of the Year award in February 1982 reported the News Letter. Yvonne O'Donnell who worked at Beechmount Leisure Centre in the city's Falls Road. She came tops in the Vendepac Business Receptionist Contest for 1982. Yvonne had been at the centre for four years. She said that patience is an important quality needed for her job. Picture: News Letter archives
Above, pictured at the St Valentine's Day Ball held by A Division (Musgrave Street) of the RUC in the City Hall, Belfast, in February 1982, are Chief Superintendent George Martin, second from left, Divisional Commander, his wife Nan, Superintendent Cathal Ramsey, third from right, Sub Divisional Commander with his wife Moira and Superintendent David Turkington and his wife Eileen. Below, Superintendent Ossie Dixon and his wife Ellen with Chief Inspector Tom Quinn and his wife Catherine. Pictures: News Letter archives
Above, pictured at the St Valentine's Day Ball held by A Division (Musgrave Street) of the RUC in the City Hall, Belfast, in February 1982, are Chief Superintendent George Martin, second from left, Divisional Commander, his wife Nan, Superintendent Cathal Ramsey, third from right, Sub Divisional Commander with his wife Moira and Superintendent David Turkington and his wife Eileen. Below, Superintendent Ossie Dixon and his wife Ellen with Chief Inspector Tom Quinn and his wife Catherine. Pictures: News Letter archives
Sir Thomas Brown, chairman of the Eastern Health and Social Services Board, speaking at the launch of the Cancer Scanner ‘Bricks’ Appeal which was launched in February 1982. The people of Northern Ireland were being urged to help build a £200,000 home for an advanced cancer scanner. They had already managed to gather £600,000 to buy the scanner - “one of the most advanced in Europe” - and to run it for three years. But they needed a purpose built unit to house the machine and its “technical” equipment. Mr Scott McAlpine, the Cancer Scanner Appeal committee chairman, said that an order had been placed for the machine but that it would not be delivered until the unit had been built. He said he hoped the building would be ready to use “this time next year”. Picture: News Letter archives
Actress Liza Goddard with her pop star singer husband Alvin Stardust in a Mazda RX7 at the Ulster Motor Show at the King's Hall in February 1982. Picture: News Letter archives
Housing Executive tenants, angry at the proposed 22 per cent increase in rent, gathered outside Belfast City Hall in February 1982 to protest at the increase. It had been hoped to hold a “Big Sleep” protect at Belfast City Hall but bad weather put the plans on hold. Picture: News Letter archives
Orignal cap - It may still be only snowdrop time in the country but there is a real breath of spring diown at City Hall where flower sellers' lavish display of daffodils, narcissus, anemones and tulips attracts the attention of passers-by and the custom of many. PHOTO BY - D LAMOND MACNIE, BRUSLEE, BALLYCLARE