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Aerial Images (Page 1 of 2)


Photographs of the village over the years

Image of Newbuildings taken in 1952 which shows how small the village was then.  Note the railway line on the top right going to the top left. Building work has just started on the first four houses in Foyle Crescent Image of Newbuildings taken in 1952 which shows how small the village was then. Note the railway line on the top right going to the top left. Building work has just started on the first four houses in Foyle Crescent.
Image of the village taken in 2006 which show how it has grown in just over 50 years. Image of the village taken in 2006 which show how it has grown in just over 50 years.
The village in 1952.  On the right hand side above Foyle Crescent you can see the railway line crossing a bridge over the diverted road which was cut into an embankment when the railway line was built in the 1900's.   After the railway line closed in the 1950's this road was closed and a new straight section of road re-instated. The village in 1952. On the right hand side above Foyle Crescent you can see the railway line crossing a bridge over the diverted road which was cut into an embankment when the railway line was built in the 1900's. After the railway line closed in the 1950's this road was closed and a new straight section of road re-instated.
Newbuildings in 2006. The blue roofed buildings on the left are the former IAWS warehouses which were built in the 1970's but are now closed and awaiting re-development. Newbuildings in 2006. The blue roofed buildings on the left are the former IAWS warehouses which were built in the 1970's but are now closed and awaiting re-development.
Taken in 1955 this picture shows the construction of the first stage of Foyle Crescent nearing completion.Beside the river is a small building which was known as Taken in 1955 this picture shows the construction of the first stage of Foyle Crescent nearing completion.Beside the river is a small building which was known as "The Cabins" which belonged to the former Foyle Fisheries Commission and housed their fishermen during the summer when salmon fishing was carried out at Newbuildings. Behind the cabins you can see the overgrown ruins of the old industrial site which existed up to the 1850's.
Taken in 2006 this picture shows that Taken in 2006 this picture shows that "The Cabins" are still there but have been converted in to a private house. The old industrial site is now completely overgrown and behind it is Edgewater Nursing Home which was built in the 1980's.
This picture shows the cabins and the remains of the old industrial site. Behind the fishery cabins the fishermen laid out their draft nets to dry at the end of each week during the fishing season.  Two of the fishing boats can be seen in the water. The boats were built by Andy walker who lived in the house beside the main road.  Once built they were dragged down lane to the river. This picture shows the cabins and the remains of the old industrial site. Behind the fishery cabins the fishermen laid out their draft nets to dry at the end of each week during the fishing season. Two of the fishing boats can be seen in the water. The boats were built by Andy Walker who lived in the house beside the main road. Once built they were dragged down lane to the river.
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