‘Through the Lens’ exhibition

Pictured at the launch of the exhibition at Coleraine Town Hall are; Helen Perry, Museum Service, Rachael Crawford, Museum volunteer and organiser, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mayor, Barbara Harding, Museum volunteer and organiser, and Sarah Carson, Museum Service. INCR49-318PL
Pictured at the launch of the exhibition at Coleraine Town Hall are; Helen Perry, Museum Service, Rachael Crawford, Museum volunteer and organiser, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mayor, Barbara Harding, Museum volunteer and organiser, and Sarah Carson, Museum Service. INCR49-318PL

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, opened Coleraine Museum’s ‘Through the Lens’ exhibition in Coleraine Town Hall on Friday.

The exhibition, curated by Coleraine Museum’s volunteers, Rachel Crawford and Barbara Harding, displays a small selection of photographs from the Chronicle and Constitution negatives archive.

Stephen Smyth of Smyth's Country Sports Coleraine pictured with a photograph of the old Smyth's of Coleraine which included his late father Russell. INCR49-319PL

Stephen Smyth of Smyth's Country Sports Coleraine pictured with a photograph of the old Smyth's of Coleraine which included his late father Russell. INCR49-319PL

It focuses on shops and businesses in the town with photographs dating from the 1960s to more recent times.

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, thanked the curators, “I want to thank Rachel and Barbara for all their work on the archive, and in bringing together this fantastic exhibition which is a display of local history and will be reminiscent for many people.”

Sarah Carson, Collections Access Officer said, “Over the years, an abundance of photographs, taken by photographers of the Chronicle and the Constitution newspapers, have resulted in a huge archive of images, currently on loan to Coleraine Museum.

“Our volunteers have taken on the momentous task of scanning these negatives and making them accessible through this brilliant exhibition which is testament to all their hard work. When visiting Coleraine and doing your Christmas shopping,

Hugh McGratton at the launch of the exhibition at Coleraine Town Hall. INCR49-322PL

Hugh McGratton at the launch of the exhibition at Coleraine Town Hall. INCR49-322PL

“I would encourage you to call into the Town Hall and see how many shops and faces you recognise.”

The exhibition runs from the 19th November until the 23rd December 2015, from Tuesday to Saturday, 11am until 4pm in Coleraine Town Hall.

For further information, please contact Collections Access Officer, Sarah Carson 028 7034 7234.