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The entire population of the Roe Valley must have heaved a collective a sigh of relief when they learned about the new phone rates to some very popular telecommunication countries from this phone box in Main Street.
At these rates, even those of us who don't know anyone in Morocco, Bulgaria or Turkey - well past the holiday season - must be tempted to send someone there so that they can phone them and take advantage of these rates.
One only has to watch the length of the queue forming outside this phone box to realize just how useful this new service really is.
Market Street in October
The shadows are getting longer, the days are shorter but people still enjoy the place as they have done for so many years.
The holes in Main Street
The top photograph shows the gap left by the Alexander Hall
and the two buildings next to it and the bottom one shows the yawning
space next to the Court House where once stood a lovely old Georgian
building. Even though there are still quite a few houses left one can't
help wondering which one will be next.
Catherine Street is suffering from the same disease and
Tommy Housten's old house has still not been replaced.
We feel sure that this is all due to too much paperwork
though it could be a unique way of fighting urban sprawl.
This is due to the moon having an elliptical orbit around the earth and its current distance is 30 000 miles closer than it usually is, which makes it about 30% brighter.
You can learn much more about this via this website:
The Seagate plant
Our photograph shows the back of the Seagate plant in
Limavady - which is very appropriate because this is all Limavady will
see of the firm after the second half of next year.
There had been many rumours that the plant was going to
close. These were always loudly and with great honesty denied by
the local management. Now it appears that more than 900 people will
lose their jobs - which is also a great loss to the local economy.
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