The boys and girls of Bettystown...Where are they now?
We received this note from a reader who travelled south from Armagh over 50 years ago for a week's camping with pals...
"Back in the late 1960's early 70s, and a group of young fresh faced teenagers from county Tyrone came with their local boys club to Bettystown to spend a week camping. It was, for most, probably their first time away from home, myself being one of them .
"We stayed in a field beside what I think was a post office. And in the evening we were allowed to walk down to a small shop on the right hand side on way to the beach. It seemed to sell everything but it had a duke box and we would listen to flower power songs like 'Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair' by Scott McKenzie' and Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' .
"We would chat with local girls and talk for ages. Innocent times! Our names? Sean, Joe, Brian.
And some of the local girls, Mary and her sister, also Anne and others some of them lived on same road, in a bungalow I think?
"We all had the most wonderful time and although now in my 60s I still treasure those memories and often wonder how life was for them.
"Maybe some of your readers may recall?