Armed raiders make off with £3000
In September 1971 armed raiders held up the sub-post office at Finaghy and made off with:' an estimated £3000.
It was the second time in five months that raiders had successfully robbed this particular post office. In April three masked men with revolvers got away with £11,000.
During the raid in September three men were involved, There were about 15 customers in the premises. Suspicions,. were aroused when a young man with a duffle bag came into the premises. Two of the men in the Post Office, were armed and one of then told the people not to panic.
Lisnagarvey school fete success
MORE than 2000 people attended the fete at Lisnagarvey Secondary School on September 1969.
Over £830 was raised towards the fund for a mini-bus for the school.
Mr Samuel Semple, head-master said: "The success of the venture exceeded my most optimistic expectations.
"I deeply appreciate the wonderful co-operation of pupils, staff, parents, the parents' association and friends."
There was a host of side shows disco and kiddies too.
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Road not wide enough for prams to
In September 1969 a Finaghy housewife and mother of two small children challenged the logic behind and extensive new road system near their home.
Finaghy Road North had been reconstructed and widened but one part had been left untouched.
That was the bridge over the main Belfast - Lisburn railway line.
The lady said the bridge was much too narrow to cope with the increasing flow of traffic on the road and the single footpath was quite inadequate and a real hazard.
She said: "I can't understand why the council should go to the trouble of building the lovely new road then leave this narrow bridge as it is.
"Many mothers like myself are really concerned about their children having to use the bridge on the way to and from school.
"The footpath isn't wide enough to take two prams on the roadway."
As well as the flow of lorries from a new housing estate each day - the bridge became congested around 4pm when workers form a local engineering factory stopped work.
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