Sunday, June 24, 2012

Londonderry Celebrated it's 290th Birthday!

On 21 June 1722 the little settlement of Nutfield was chartered as Londonderry, New Hampshire.  It had been originally granted to a small group of Scots Irish Presbyterians who arrived from Aghadowey, Northern Ireland in 1718.  Later, Londonderry was divided into Derry and Windham, New Hampshire.

A birthday party was celebrated on the Londonderry Town Common on Saturday 23 June 2012 for the 290th year of Londonderry, New Hampshire.  Townspeople turned out for fine weather, food and fun with fund raising to benefit the Londonderry Historical Society.  Enjoy the photos of the day, and we hope to see you next year for the 291st birthday party!

Londonderry's Historic Common was the site of the 290th Birthday Party

Londonderry High School's Drum Line opened the
entertainment for the afternoon

Tug of War was popular, as well as wheel barrow races,
frog jumping contests, and sack races for the kids

This little guy loved the pie eating contest! 

A 1931 Packard was a star of the day

All proceeds from raffles, food and Londonderry
themed T-shirts and hats went to the Historical Society

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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