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25/10/2021

#ThrowbackThursday | Recognise anyone in this gallery of classic Longford black and white photographs

Caption: Survey by Longford students finds that pedestrian crossing is unsafe: A traffic island in Longford town with no visible beacons on which three second years students from St Mel's College stand....A zebra crossing with no markings on which an old lady crosses....And a totally blind corner on an exceptionally busy road. The three students are John O'Rourke, Dara McShane and Cathal Kyle. A survey carried out in February 1993, during which they spoke to 100 adults that used the pedestrian crossing at St Mel’s Cathedral, found that 91% of people felt it was unsafe. Photo by Joe McDonagh

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In this week's Longford Leader #ThrowbackThursday gallery, we feature a selection of classic photographs and captions from 1993. We hope the photos bring back some happy memories and don't forget to tag and share with any of your friends that you recognise. 

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If you have photographs from yesteryear that you would like to see published in the Longford Leader, you can email them to newsroom@longfordleader.ie  and please ensure to include caption details and the year / date on which the photo was taken

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