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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.’
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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.
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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.
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