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Seagate Limavady have closed
Above is the near-empty car park
at Seagate's Limavady plant which is usually a very busy place, no
matter what the time of day. The factory stopped production at the end
of September and nearly a thousand people lost their jobs. They will
have trouble finding a new job locally, considering that both the
Ballykelly army camp and Huco have shut their gates recently. These
days all manufacturing firms seem to migrate to the Far East.
Seagate opened in Limavady ten
years ago and will be sorely missed.
Recently we came across
this old photograph from the collection of the late Mr Harold Gough.
Local readers will be interested in the changed look of lower Main
The photograph is from the
fifties when the 'New' Post Office - which is now the former Post
Office - had only just been built. The Roe Cinema was still giving 'two
houses' six days a week and if you were tempted to turn left into
Connell Street or Tesco's car park you were likely to be involved in a
nasty accident. Notice also the splendid new concrete lamp post.
How times have changed! How the town has changed!
are happy to report that a large flock of Bewick's swans has arrived in
Myroe. Considering that the birds flew here all the way from Siberia,
they look surprisingly fresh and well rested.
Bewick's swans are the smallest
and rarest of the three species of swan found in the British Isles.
They were named in honour of the 19th century engraver and bird
illustrator, Thomas Bewick.
Lough Foyle is the most westerly
area of their territory and internationally important numbers of these
endangered birds winter here every year.
was hurt when this blue car careered across the road and smashed into
the fence. A joyride which ended without much joy, by the looks of
things. By pure luck nobody came up the road at the time.
The cows in the field yonder
instantly formed an escape committee and were ready for action when the
police arrived and foiled their cunning plan. Our condolences to the
owner of the stolen vehicle.
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