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winds from the North and a more than adequate supply of moisture in the
air above the Roe Valley - locals would say that there is nothing unusual about that - have produced the first
early snows this Autumn.
The white slush could only be
closely examined on higher lying regions, like Benevenagh, but if this
early snowfall is a hint of things to come, we could be in for a very
cold winter with huge snowmen looming everywhere.
sorry tale of the replacement for the Alexander Memorial Hall, whose
dilapidated remains can be studied on the left, has just had another
The place was knocked down
because it was felt to be unsafe. Two or three adjacent houses were
bought and the resultant large site in the centre of town was very
sensibly earmarked as ideal for a civic centre - museum and all. Work
started and was then stopped by building control and a year ago the
project was cancelled because they couldn't get access rights. (Strange
that it took 11 years to notice this problem).
The council has now very sensibly
decided to re-launch the project. Here at the News Browser we hope that
they get on with the job as soon as possible. May we suggest that a
facility is included that helps people in search of their ancestors?
Every year dozens of people from around the world travel to Limavady to
walk the soil their forefathers trod and find out as much about them as
they can. There is no central facility available to help them - apart
from the Notice-Board on this website.
We would urge our readers to take
a look at The Notice Board. Who knows, your bit of local knowledge
could be making somebody's day.
readers may have noticed this strange plane flying low and slow over
the valley and Lough Foyle. After all, one doesn't spot a twin engined
propeller plane very often these days.
It's a converted DC-3 which
belongs to a firm called Bell Geospace. They specialise in geo-physical
surveys using a state of the art 'Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometer'.
Basically this means that they
can detect very slight variation in the earth's gravitational field and
- with the help of other information as well as a powerful computer-
tell you whether you happen to be sitting on a pot of gold rather
than just a bog standard multi-million dollar oil well.
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