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Saturday 20 September 2014

Old Ulster towns - Ballymena, from the Belfast Telegraph archives

Broadway Junction, Ballymena.   28/5/1963
Broadway Junction, Ballymena. 28/5/1963
A popular venue during the warm weather is the 'Moat Carry' in Harryville.  Used by many generations of young people for a dip, it is situated about 200 yards from the site of the new swimming pool.   27/6/1968.
A popular venue during the warm weather is the 'Moat Carry' in Harryville. Used by many generations of young people for a dip, it is situated about 200 yards from the site of the new swimming pool. 27/6/1968.
Glenhall Seabreeze, a bay mare owned by mr John Smith (right), of Glenhall, Coleraine, which gained first prize in the geld or mare class.   12/6/1968
Glenhall Seabreeze, a bay mare owned by mr John Smith (right), of Glenhall, Coleraine, which gained first prize in the geld or mare class. 12/6/1968

The name of the town Ballymena comes from the Irish Gaelic "An Baile Meadhonach" meaning "middle townland."

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