There are several interesting photographs including one of Mrs Flora Shields handing over the medals her late husband, Major George Shields, to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers’ Museum. Major Shields medals had been stolen in 1964 when they were swiped from a shop during repairs. The turned up in 1980 in the East End of London. Mrs Flora Shields, the major’s widow, agreed to exchange the copies for the originals.
And there is also a photograph of Councillor Cedric Wilson launching the public petition demanding a full judicial inquiry into the Kincora Boys’ Home sex scandal outside the home on the Upper Newtownards Road in Belfast
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Model pupils show off work: Steven Lowe and Peter Cusick from St Malachy's College, Belfast, show their model figures to Education Minister Nicholas Scott, who opened an exhibition in the School's Art Gallery at the Arts Council Centre, Stranmillis, Belfast, in February 1982. Picture: Bob Hamilton/News Letter archives
Sisters Jacqueline and Ursula Hatton, aged six and nine, from Dunmurry, admire some of the items for sale at the Collector's Fair in the Scout Hall, Fountainville Avenue in Belfast in February 1982. Picture: News Letter archives
Pictured at the royal safety conference held at Parliament Buildings at Stormont in February 1982 are Mr J S Mullan, chairman of the royal safety committee, Mr Ivan Montgomery, president, Mr R G Trouton, chief road safety office at the Department of Environment, and Mr William Rutherford, a leading Belfast surgeon who was to lead medical research into the effectiveness of seatbelts
Lord O'Neill, president of the Northern Ireland Association of Youth Clubs and Lady O'Neill receive a cheque for £5,000 donated by Ford of Britain Trust from Mr Walter Carruthers, Northern Ireland Ford manager, right, in February 1982. The money was to go towards the fund that had been set up to carry out urgent repairs, estimated at £40,000, to the association's Hampton headquarters and residential training centre. Included is Mary Devine, fundraiser for the repairs appeal. Picture: News Letter archives