Old Newry: Hilarious early footage from Newry Market’s appearance on TV show

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Friday, May 8th, 2020

Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive (DFA) is a free public access resource containing hundreds of hours of moving image titles, spanning from 1897 to the present day.



With a mass of footage available, a simple search for ‘Down’ throws up some fantastic hidden gems.



Explore footage of former US President Dwight Eisenhower in Hillsborough in 1959, the Irish Cup Final in 1952 and a clip from the Kilkeel Prawn Festival, 1962.


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In this episode of UTV production Hot Pursuits, presenter Pamela Ballantine takes the teams to South Down where the contestants go head to head in a fun sales challenge on a busy market day in Newry.



Hot Pursuits involves two teams comprising of two workmates from major local companies as they compete in a series of challenges and games.

Contestants in this episode are from team 3M (Tim Slavin and Paula Graham) vs. team CEM Computers (David Hughes and Hilary Elder).



The full series is available to watch on digitalfilmarchive.net.

The Digital Film Archive can be accessed from the comfort of your own home at www.digitalfilmarchive.net or via special terminals at DFA partner sites across Northern Ireland – including library branches, museums, art centres and universities.

In Co. Down there are 3 terminals; the closest at Newry City Library.



A full list of DFA Partner sites can be found HERE.


Keep up to date with all the latest Northern Ireland Coronavirus / Covid-19 news HERE


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