24 Jul 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Collegiate Guides off on trip to Switzerland
An image from The Impartial Reporter, July 22, 1965, captures a trip, 50 years ago, to Switzerland by Collegiate Guides. The party of Girl Guides from Enniskillen Collegiate School who set off last week for a visit to Switzerland. Miss Barbara Chapman (on left) who is Captain of Guides at the school, was in charge of the party.
21 Jul 2015 16:30 • Lily Dane
Village with a rich history looks to the future
The development of the Termon Complex in the Pettigo and Tullyhommon area is a major sign of progress in this beautifully scenic cross-border location, which is steeped in history and heritage.
17 Jul 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: James races Championship of the World
The Looking Back column has received one of its oldest photographs to date. James White Nawn, a native of Lisbellaw (born in 1873) is pictured as the Long Distance Champion of Ireland, 1897 to 1900. It records he ‘raced for Championship of the World. 6 Day Race. New York, San Francisco and Paris.’ James White Nawn, who went out to do medicine in New York, raced there in 1898. The photograph was kindly shared with the Looking Back column by Rosalind McMullen, whose grandfather Fred Nawn, who lived in Lisbellaw, was a brother of James White Nawn. James’s grandson is coming to visit Fermanagh in the near future, and hopefully this column will catch up with him.
13 Jul 2015 12:00 • Lily Dane
Death of one of County’s most senior citizens, Mary McManus (102)
One of Fermanagh’s most senior citizens, 102-year-old Mary McManus - whose 100th direct descendant is due in September - has died.
10 Jul 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Doreen’s Circuit of Track in MG Midget
This week’s Looking Back photograph is from an Enniskillen Motor Club event, held 50 years ago. The caption reads: Austin Frazer, of Darling Street, Enniskillen, giving instructions to his wife, Doreen, before she starts on a circuit of the track in their M.G. Midget.
7 Jul 2015 13:00 • Lily Dane
Virus resulted in diabetes at six, but health course has given Kirsten freedom and independence
“Diabetes isn’t going to stop Kirsten from being the person she wants to be in life.” This is the view of Tempo mother of four, Joanne Oldcroft, whose nine-year-old daughter Kirsten was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago after contracting a virus.
7 Jul 2015 11:04 • Lily Dane
Portora Boat Club's Cycling Dads en route to Athlone
A group of fathers representing Portora Boat Club’s Parents’ Support Group - who are currently undertaking a 400 miles’ cycle across Ireland - set off this morning, Tuesday, on the second leg of their journey (Enniskillen to Athlone).
3 Jul 2015 15:30 • Lily Dane
Student travels to Somme to reseach her adopted soldier
Delving deep in her research, Fermanagh teenager Alison Glass has been representing the county in one of the first ever initiatives of its kind, ‘My Adopted Soldier.’
3 Jul 2015 12:30 • Lily Dane
Fancy meeting Frank and Christine at Garden party
Selwyn Johnston from Headhunters Railway Museum unexpectedly bumped into footballer Frank Lampard and his fiancée Christine Bleakley, whose parents are from Fermanagh, at a farewell reception for the US Consul in Belfast.
27 Jun 2015 15:00 • Lily Dane
As boys prepare for Henley, crew of ‘82 recalls freak break that shattered dream
As young oarsmen from Portora Boat Club, Enniskillen, prepare to compete at next week’s Henley Royal Regatta, it brings back memories of the last Portora men’s crew to race at the prestigious annual event on the River Thames.
19 Jun 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Devenish School Pupils in 1958
Pupils at Devenish Primary School, Monea, in 1958. Past pupil Robin Ferguson, who is in the photograph (back row) kindly submitted this picture for use in our Looking Back column as he felt it would be of interest to readers. Included in the photo are: front row, Joy Acheson, Orville Elliott, Elizabeth Simpson and Evelyn Simpson. Second row, Ethel Irwin, Alice Cathcart, Betty Ferguson, Evelyn Elliott, Madeline Elliott, Wendy Hassard and Willie Little. Back row, Jimmy Dundas, Alan Elliott, David Brooker, Willie Elliott, David Cathcart, John Cathcart, Robin Ferguson, Eric Whittaker, Norman Brown, and Bert Ferguson. The young
people at the school were from the Monea, Springfield, and Derrygonnelly areas. Missing from the photograph is Mrs. Wells, the teacher.
12 Jun 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Ted setting off on special trip to ‘Hall of Fame’
The Impartial Reporter, June 14, 1990: Enniskillen swimmer Mr. Ted Keenan (right) who will travel to Fort Lauderdale at the end of June, being presented with a plaque by Mr. Caldwell McClaughry, Chairman of Fermanagh District Council. Looking on is Mr. George Deane, who has helped to organise the trip. See report in “25 years ago.”