Dromore and District Local Historical Group Journal

Volume 1-1991




Old Photographs of Dromore
This old pump has recently been re-mounted in the Market Square between the Town Hall and the War Memorial. In the past, when in working order, it stood on the other side of the Town Hall, facing Neeson's shop. The photograph was kindly supplied by Eileen Boyle who is now the Proprietor of the Castle Bar. The date of the photograph is unknown but it is assummed to be around the turn of the century. Some members in the photograph have been identified, the child sitting on his fathers knee is believed to be Issac Weir, who sold herrings in the town for years. One of the young men is called Fred Murphy whose nephew, also called Fred Murphy still lives in Barban Heights to this day. It is also believed that the respectably dressed gentleman in the doorway was the manager of the bar, a Mr. Young who lived in Meeting Street in the town. If anyone knows any more in relation to the photograph the group would be interested to hear from them. "THE SPEAKING MEDAL" This ornate silver medal has come into the possession of a member of the Historical Group. As can be seen by the photographs, one side reads 'Presented by W. J. Doloughan, Esq. won by Geo. McCalister 2nd April 1891.' and the other'Backnamullough Elocution Class Conducted by Mr. Jas. A. McClughan'. Any information concerning it would be gratefully received and should be given to the editorial committee.
Old Pump in the market Square Old Bar circa 1900 The Speaking Medal
Nigel Nelson (11) of Gallows Street, the winner of the Historical Group's Time Capsule competition receiving his prize from the Group's chairman, Mr. Trevor Martin, at the town Civic Week in May, 1991. Winners of the Historical Group's 'Design a Poster' competition held as part of Dromore's Civic Week in May 1991. Entries were received from Dromore High, Dromore Central, St. Colman's and Tullymacarette Schools. The judges were Jim McKeever and Lynn Fisher of the Historical Group. Overall winning entry in Poster Competition: The Town Hall by Kathryn R. Patterson
Nigel Watson winner of the design a
Time Capsule competition
Winners of Design a
Poster 'competition'
Winner of Poster Competition
Can anyone identify the old gentleman on the tricycle? Although it appeared some time ago in a Belfast newspaper, it is thought that he may have been a local man. Information please to the editorial committee. No parking difficulties then! Car parked at Stanley Stewart's shop in Lower Gallows Street, 1935/36.
Cathedral Church of
Christ the Redeemer
"Old dog for the hard road...." Lower Gallows Street War Memorial

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