Northern Ireland Snapshots | Local history and famous landmarks in the 1940s, 50s and 60s
CHANNEL | BBC Northern Ireland
FIRST BROADCAST | circa 1960
DURATION | 2 minutes 22 seconds
James Boyce reports from this pretty Quaker village on the opening of new public toilets. The amenities are built on the site of the old fountain in the town square.
John Grubb Richardson established the modern Bessbrook in 1845 as a model village based on Quaker ideals. The selling of alcohol was prohibited and amenities such as schools, a dispensary and a community centre were provided for the workers in his linen mill. This village was the inspiration for later examples built by Cadbury at Bournville and Rowntree's at New Earswick.
A tour around Belfast's 'palace of variety'.
Death and despair await those who interfere with an auspicious tree.
Treasures from around the world on display in Ballycastle.
The lending library that once housed a mummy.
New amenities bring relief to Bessbrook.
The unsavoury tale of a disgruntled social outcast.
A visit to the melancholic Bonamargy Friary and graveyard.
Are there fairies on the hillside?
Grizzly tales of executions at Downpatrick jail.
The story of the wicked Lady Alice and the castle she tried to steal.
What was King Billy's favourite drink?
'Chance encounters with old, forgotten things' at the auction house on Chichester Street.
One hundred years' worth of domestic appliances gathered in one kitchen.
The Antrim home of writer Alexander Irvine is restored.
The well-known Belfast thoroughfare prepares for Christmas.
How an ancient site near Cookstown is connected with the Stone of Scone and Dean Swift.
Wartime hospital sold off brick by brick.
The music festival is in full swing on a sunny day in Clones.
Scenic photographs from around the region.
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