A ‘Lockdown look back at Lanimers’ – Week 1: 1985

We hope all our friends and supporters are safe and well in these difficult times.

At 8.15pm this evening, and every coming Thursday over the next 6 weeks, we will be taking a look back down ‘Lanimer Memory lane’ with the Premiere of a recently digitised video of Lanimer Day from the the 1980’s on wards.

Over the next 6 Thursdays, a “new” video will be released every at 8.15pm on the lead up to what would of been our now cancelled Lanimer Week 2020.

We hope these nostalgic memories from the 80’s, 90’s and ‘noughties’ will bring some comfort to our followers in these difficult times.

First up is a trip back 35 year as we take a ‘lockdown look back’ at Lanimer Day 1985.

Our Lanimer Queen Cheryl Reilly was Crowned by Miss Grizel Rankin. Our Lanimer Procession was led by Lord Cornet John Armstrong.

Shown below is a scan of the original pull-out from the 1985 Lanimer Brochure detailing all the entries in the Procession. How many can you remember?

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Lanimer Procession Programme – 6th June 1985

Stay tuned till the very end of the video – there is a special extra of the National news coverage of the day; something that used to happen every year! A huge thanks to Cheryl’s Mum and Dad, Joy and Brian for helping us with this footage!

Do you spot anyone in the procession, court or crow that you recognise? If so – please feel free to share this vidoe share with them!

Have you any special memories of Lanimer Day 1985 – If so, we would love you to share them with us via our social media pages.

Remember – the link below goes live at 8.15pm tonight (30th April 2020), we hope you enjoy!

Please check out our Official YouTube channel for lots more Lanimer content

Lanimer Day Procession & Crowning – 1985