Digital Derry’s Past
Around the world, communities are examining the issues
of preserving cultural identity, documenting l...
Portrait of Magee
staff 1884-1885 -
Magee University
College
From a postcard of Wooden Bridge, Derry 1863
White Horse Inn, Campsie 1902
Community Memory
Some communities currently have no multimedia
assets archived, others simply want to organize the
materia...
Derry buildings - Northern
Bank – Apprentice Boys
Memorial Hall. – Carlisle
Road, Presbyterian Church.
– The Walls and the...
Railways & Stations -
Opposite Lough Swilly
Railway - Station Strand
Road. - Frank Longs
1924. - Shirt Factory on
right. -...
Derry Buildings -
Townhall, The Diamond
- View up Shipquay
Street circa. 1900
The Magee Photographic Collection
The Magee campus of the University of Ulster is
fortunate to possess a large collection ...
Derry Buildings - Old Townhall, The Diamond - Old
Townhall, built 1823. - Demolished by fire. Statue of
Ferguson,removed t...
Amelia Earhart. - Young
boy - Gallagher,
Farmhouse of Gallaghers
in Springtown. - Amelia
Earhart b1898. - Set off
from New...
Magee Community Collection

http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/mcc
Steam Locomotives - No.2 at Londonderry(L.& L.S.R) in front of
The Diamond, Derry. - Hiring fair in progress (Rabbles) - An
opportunity for rural labour to secure jobs on personal contr...
Shipquay Street, Derry – Guildhall with no
clock.
Guildhall ruins(after fire)
circa 1910
Digital Derry’s Past
Around the world, communities are examining the issues
of preserving cultural identity, documenting l...
Croskery Leebody -
Prof - 1875 Prof - 1865
- Died - 1886 - Doherty
Given Witherow - Prof -
1879 Prof - 1870 Prof -
1865 - ...
Factory workers
leaving work at
Tillie &
Hendersons
factory
Amelia Earhart with plane
Community Memory
Some communities currently have no multimedia
assets archived, others simply want to organize the
materia...
Tillie and Hendersons. - Wm Tillie set up first shirt factory (as
we would recognise them). Tillie introduced the sewing m...
One of the earliest
known photographs of
Derry. The Strand
Road embankment and
Magee University
College from across
the Fo...
Owencarrow Viaduct, Creeslough. County Donegal pre 1925
Photograph from the album "Photographs of the City of
Londonderry War Savings Campaign 1939-1945. Field-Marshal Sir
Bernar...
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  1. 1. Digital Derry’s Past Around the world, communities are examining the issues of preserving cultural identity, documenting local history, promoting tourism and examining their shared heritage. Until now, many communities have relied on official records, tradition, customs, stories (both oral and written), language, myth and similar means for the preservation of cultural identity and community memory. It is possible that on-line technologies may provide a means of augmenting community memory through the provision of highly interactive and widely distributed means of gathering, indexing and archiving multimedia assets.
  2. 2. Portrait of Magee staff 1884-1885 - Magee University College
  3. 3. From a postcard of Wooden Bridge, Derry 1863
  4. 4. White Horse Inn, Campsie 1902
  5. 5. Community Memory Some communities currently have no multimedia assets archived, others simply want to organize the materials they already possess into a cohesive whole. The Magee Community Collection began the journey of exploring the tools, processes and the documentation of processes involved in building community memory through on-line technology.
  6. 6. Derry buildings - Northern Bank – Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall. – Carlisle Road, Presbyterian Church. – The Walls and the Northern Bank. – 2nd Photo- Post 1894- Electric Street Lamp – 3rd photo-Pre 1894 - Shipquay place - Golden Teapot visible - Gas lighting – No Tramlines are visible. Notice the use of granite slabs for cleanliness. post 1894
  7. 7. Railways & Stations - Opposite Lough Swilly Railway - Station Strand Road. - Frank Longs 1924. - Shirt Factory on right. - Valentines Beer Making- Coopers To left of photo. - Bus in background 1920's. - Sir Basil Mcfarland - Gates backgound - Barrels going to Buncrana for Herring. 1924
  8. 8. Derry Buildings - Townhall, The Diamond - View up Shipquay Street circa. 1900
  9. 9. The Magee Photographic Collection The Magee campus of the University of Ulster is fortunate to possess a large collection of nearly 4,000 photographic negatives of pictures of Derry and the North-West of Ireland, dating from the 1860s up to about 1970. This collection was established by the Institute of Continuing Education in Magee in the early 1970s and has been an invaluable source of information for local historians. For many years, resources were not available for the maintenance of the collection or to make access readily available. In 1999 digitisation of most of the collection widened access.
  10. 10. Derry Buildings - Old Townhall, The Diamond - Old Townhall, built 1823. - Demolished by fire. Statue of Ferguson,removed to Brooke Park 1932. Austins of the Diamond set on fire by sparks. - View from Shipquay Street pre - 1890
  11. 11. Amelia Earhart. - Young boy - Gallagher, Farmhouse of Gallaghers in Springtown. - Amelia Earhart b1898. - Set off from Newfoundland May 20 1932. - Landed Mc Cready's Lane, Ballyarnett 21st May. - Plane: A Lockheed 'Vega' Emelia Earhart was lost, with co.pilot - Frederick Noonan, in July 1937
  12. 12. Magee Community Collection http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/mcc
  13. 13. Steam Locomotives - No.2 at Londonderry(L.& L.S.R) in front of
  14. 14. The Diamond, Derry. - Hiring fair in progress (Rabbles) - An opportunity for rural labour to secure jobs on personal contract. Those hired left home and lived in with the employer. These hiring fairs came to an end on the outbreak of World War Two when legislation concerning mobility of labour came into force and made them untenable. circa. 1924
  15. 15. Shipquay Street, Derry – Guildhall with no clock.
  16. 16. Guildhall ruins(after fire) circa 1910
  17. 17. Digital Derry’s Past Around the world, communities are examining the issues of preserving cultural identity, documenting local history, promoting tourism and examining their shared heritage. Until now, many communities have relied on official records, tradition, customs, stories (both oral and written), language, myth and similar means for the preservation of cultural identity and community memory. It is possible that on-line technologies may provide a means of augmenting community memory through the provision of highly interactive and widely distributed means of gathering, indexing and archiving multimedia assets.
  18. 18. Croskery Leebody - Prof - 1875 Prof - 1865 - Died - 1886 - Doherty Given Witherow - Prof - 1879 Prof - 1870 Prof - 1865 - Resigned - 1895 Died - 1884 Died - 1890 - McMaster Graham - Prof - 1875 Prof - 1878 - Resigned - 1910 - Magee University College
  19. 19. Factory workers leaving work at Tillie & Hendersons factory
  20. 20. Amelia Earhart with plane
  21. 21. Community Memory Some communities currently have no multimedia assets archived, others simply want to organize the materials they already possess into a cohesive whole. The Magee Community Collection began the journey of exploring the tools, processes and the documentation of processes involved in building community memory through on-line technology.
  22. 22. Tillie and Hendersons. - Wm Tillie set up first shirt factory (as we would recognise them). Tillie introduced the sewing machine into Derry shirt-making. Founded in 1856. Photo circa 1920s.
  23. 23. One of the earliest known photographs of Derry. The Strand Road embankment and Magee University College from across the Foyle River. Notice the absence of brick professorial buildings at Magee, and other buildings now standing.
  24. 24. Owencarrow Viaduct, Creeslough. County Donegal pre 1925
  25. 25. Photograph from the album "Photographs of the City of Londonderry War Savings Campaign 1939-1945. Field-Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery receiving the freedom of the City of Londonderry in the Guildhall. 1945

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