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BOOK LAUNCH 2 DEC 2004
The Way We Were in Fermanagh in the
Following on from his very successful book on Fermanagh in
the 1950s last year the writer John Cunningham has followed this
up with another book this Christmas on the ensuing decade the
1960s. This book will be launched with refreshments in the Minor
Hall in the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown at 8 pm on December
2nd, 2004 and all are invited to attend. The launch will be
performed by Breege Mc Cusker, writer and broadcaster, who is
currently President of the Clogher Historical Society. This book
follows the same format as last year with news items culled from
the local and national papers, the musical hits of the 1960s,
advertisements of the period, the sporting feats of the decade
and numerous photographs of Fermanagh personalities, teams,
weddings and the signature phenomenon of Ireland in the 1960s -
Those who were blessed to be teenagers or young adults passed
blissfully through a decade of carnival dances, young people
packing into cars that they might actually own, a period of
increasing wealth, a burgeoning youthful freedom never known by
their parents who had to survive a World War, the increasing
availability of black and white T.V. and the newly arrived
colour T.V. and the new and exciting music of the Beatles, the
Beach Boys and the Stones - the wrinkly rockers of today.
Out in the wider world according to the television and cinema
there was Flower Power and hippies who all seemed to proclaim
Universal Love and Peace in a haze of Pot and were
enthusiastically involved in "Free Love" - whatever that was. Of
course none of this came to Fermanagh or if it did, whoever knew
about it kept it very quiet.
Christmas is a time of chatting and reminiscence and the
handiest and most long lasting of Christmas gifts is a book.
This book will help the younger generation to find out what
Granny and Grandad were doing way back in the 60s and if you see
a far away gleam in their eyes when the scan through the pages -
wouldn't you love to know what it meant?
The book costs £10 with P&P £5 Airmail and £3 Surface Mail.
N. Ireland BT93 3ED
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