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New pathway to the past... BBC's archive footage portal a gem

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The growth and decline of the Ulster railway system, beginning with the rail link established between Belfast and Lisburn in 1839.

The growth and decline of the Ulster railway system, beginning with the rail link established between Belfast and Lisburn in 1839.

The growth and decline of the Ulster railway system, beginning with the rail link established between Belfast and Lisburn in 1839.

Having long argued that we should never lose sight of the Troubles I can only applaud a bold new BBC initiative which lets people keep the conflict in focus.

For by opening up their archives to the public, the corporation is providing salutary reminders of the way we were during the violence and hopefully never will be again.

The Beeb's Rewind portal has made it possible for anyone and everyone to access nearly 13,000 clips of old footage dating back to the 50s, 60s and 70s.


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