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Search is on for best of bygone Belfast

Life in Belfast in a bygone era is being brought back to life in a new heritage exhibition.

Treasured old images of life, work, love and laughter in the Belfast Hills, taken by an array of Kodak instamatics, negatives and old-style Box Brownie cameras, will be on display at Belfast City Hall - the flagship of a new Heritage Lottery landscape scheme to raise the profile of the hills that border the city.

The Belfast Hills cover 5,000 hectares of broad, rounded hills which frame the communities of Belfast, Newtownabbey, Antrim and Lisburn, with public sites within including Cave Hill Country Park, Black Mountain and Colin Glen Forest Park.

Outreach officer Jo Boylan is urging people to have a rummage through their old snaps for further images to complement the exhibition. “This display will be a lovely pictorial representation of the memories of daily life that went on in the Belfast Hills - an area which was a great big playground for children who could escape the smog-filled city streets.”

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