Included are several photos from around Methodist College, Belfast, and Victoria College, Belfast.
There is also an old photo of the Reverend Ian Paisley who had taken up hymn-writing and a verse from his pen was to be heard by millions across Britain. Hymnal standard Rock of Ages, written by former Church of England rector Augustus Toplady in the 19th century, concluded a nationwide BBC radio service from Martyrs’ Memorial Free Presbyterian Church in Belfast. Added to the four verses by Toplady was a fifth from Rev Ian Paisley, “bringing Rock of Ages to a heavenly conclusion”.
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Calculating the resistance of an electrical component at Methodist College, Belfast, in October 1987, are pupils, from left, Andrew Young from Lambeg, Richard Sefton from Comber, and Erin Logan from Ballyclare. Picture: News Letter archives
Pictured in October 1987 is the principal of Methodist College, Belfast, Dr James Kincade. Picture: News Letter archives
Plight of homeless in Northern Ireland: Young people were warned in October 1987 to think twice before leaving home. The growing problem of youth homelessness in Northern Ireland had spiralled over the past two years, reported the News Letter. The Youth Homelessness Group in October 1987 launched A Place of Your Own, a booklet to equip young people for making one of the biggest steps in their lives. The Housing Executive said that of the 2,000 people it believed to be without a home of their own, 25 per cent were under the age of 25. Meanwhile the Simon Community had revealed that, over the previous two years, men and women under 25 formed 41 per cent of all referrals. Pictured launching the guide are, from left, Lord Blease, Geraldine O'Donnell, council for the homeless, the Reverend Norman Taggart, International Year of Shelter for the Homeless committee, and Brenda Kent, Simon Community. Picture: News Letter archives
Court jesters: Medieval minstrels, left, Noel Reilly from Malone Road, Belfast, and Billy Lyttle from Glengormley, entertain the crowd at the Lughnasa Medieval Fair at Carrickfergus in July 1992. Picture: Eddie Hanvey/News Letter archives