Balbriggan & District Historical Society was very proud to host a unique photographic exhibition of the people and places of Balbriggan taken in the year of 1893.
In 2016, the Society acquired a collection of photographs taken by Mr. Lewis Whyte, amateur photographer and Managing Director at Smyco factory on Railway Street. Many of the photographs were taken on a single day and capture the people and familiar places of our beloved town.
Since acquiring these photographs we have got them digitised and a selection of them printed. We feel that the conservation and exhibition of these albums is an important contribution by our Society to the cultural heritage of our town. To this end we held an exhibition in the Bracken Court Hotel on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October and were truly delighted to see so many of you there. Many people shared memories of the people and places featured in the photographs, as they marvelled at the wonderful transformation of the photographs from the tiny originals to the enhanced prints on display.The exhibition was launched on Friday the 19th October, and continued on Saturday, 20th between 12 and 6 p.m.
Looking forward to seeing you there and be sure to spread the word about this must see exhibition.