IN PICTURES: Through The Archives – looking back at October 1989

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Kasis, the Standard Poodle, got the brush-off in a nice way from owners Paul Bradley of Sheffield and Eric Harrington of Rotherham at the Belfast dog championships at Balmoral in October 1989. Picture: News Letter archives
Kasis, the Standard Poodle, got the brush-off in a nice way from owners Paul Bradley of Sheffield and Eric Harrington of Rotherham at the Belfast dog championships at Balmoral in October 1989. Picture: News Letter archives

Today’s selection from the News Letter’s photo archive looks back at October 1989.

Included are several photos from the Belfast dog championships which was held at Balmoral in Belfast.

We also have a number of old photos from Dromore Horse Fair in October 1989.

Cheryl Harkness of Newtownards with Tulatis Peblu, the Saluki, owned by Granville Francis of Newtownards, at the Belfast dog championships at Balmoral in October 1989. Picture: News Letter archives

See who you might see from days gone by.

Do you have an old photograph that you would like to share? Email: [email protected].

Jane Monaghan from Drogheda displayed justifiable pride in her Boxer, Dionne, at the Belfast dog championships at Balmoral in October 1989. Picture: News Letter archives
A face off between Jason, the King Charles Spaniel, and Sultan, the Great Dane, at the Belfast dog championships at Balmoral in October 1989. Picture: News Letter archives
Victoria Gardiner, 10, from Lurgan was pretty sure her pony Mr Appleby could win most events at the seventh annual Dromore Horse Fair which was held in the Co Down town in October 1989. The News Letter reported that thousands of horse enthusiasts from Great Britain and Eire, as well as every county in Ulster, had travelled to the fair. There were 17 showing classes, which were all well supported, but it was the well groomed heavy breeds which stole the limelight. Picture: Trevor Dickson/News Letter archives
The experts cast a beady eye over the stock during judging at the seventh annual Dromore Horse Fair which was held in the Co Down town in October 1989. Picture: Trevor Dickson/News Letter archives
Pamela Morton, 10, keeps a firm rein on her pony Sally at the seventh annual Dromore Horse Fair which was held in the Co Down town in October 1989. Picture: Trevor Dickson/News Letter archives
Lynne McCormick, seven, and her dad Robert put Cindy Sue through her paces at the seventh annual Dromore Horse Fair which was held in the Co Down town in October 1989. Picture: Trevor Dickson/News Letter archives
There was a lot more to the seventh annual Dromore Horse Fair which was held in the Co Down town in October 1989 than Clydesdales and the like. Poultry specialist Alfie Weir from Banbridge, Co Down, brought along this inscrutable Silver Laced Hamburg rooster for be sold at the fair. Picture: Trevor Dickson/News Letter archives
Many thanks for News Letter read Richard Mills for sending in this old photograph of Fireagh Pipe Band from Omagh, Co Tyrone, believed to be have been taken circa 1950s. Richard writes that the band are looking proud with their new uniforms. Picture: Courtesy of Richard Mills
Pictured in October 1989 is a talented quintet who were involved with the Shankill Musicians' Collective and only to happen to impart their skills to young hopefuls. And right, Alan Williamson at the controls of the 24-channel, 16-track recording deck – the latest model on the market. Fundraiser Nina Wardle told the News Letter: “It is terribly important thing for children. With cutbacks in the education and library boards we are helping fill a gap. It is every kid's dream to have equipment like this to use and we would appeal for funds to keep going.” Picture: News Letter archives
Pictured in October 1989 is a talented quintet who were involved with the Shankill Musicians' Collective and only to happen to impart their skills to young hopefuls. And right, Alan Williamson at the controls of the 24-channel, 16-track recording deck – the latest model on the market. Fundraiser Nina Wardle told the News Letter: “It is terribly important thing for children. With cutbacks in the education and library boards we are helping fill a gap. It is every kid's dream to have equipment like this to use and we would appeal for funds to keep going.” Picture: News Letter archives
Elizabeth Woodcock, 66, of Kirkliston Park, east Belfast, show her medal for 50 years of successful insulin treatment to Ulster Hospital Sister Moyra Campbell, left, and staff nurse Pauline Upton. The Belfast pensioner had been attending Dr Ken Nelson's diabetic clinic at the Ulster Hospital since 1973 having become diabetic in July 1939 aged 16. Dr Nelson said: “Elizabeth is the sixth person to attend our clinic to achieve this distinction of 50 years of successful treatment with insulin. Today Mrs Woodcock remains in good health and good diabetic control and does not have evidence of diabetic complications. The award of the Nabarro Medal to Mrs Woodcock with serve as encouragement to other diabetic patients.” Picture: News Letter archives