Fane Valley CrossingAltnamackan, Lurganearly, County Bridge, Armagh/Monaghan Unapproved Road
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This crossing was spiked in 1956-57.
The Fane Valley Co-op is located just across the border on the Northern side of the crossing and was used by farmers from North and South, it was blown up a number of times. It was rebuilt each time and is still trading today.
A massive concrete barrier was placed at the bridge by the British Army to stop people from using the crossing. A large crane was hired by a local person and this was used to lift the barrier out of the way. The crossing remained open from that point on.
This was a main smuggling route.
This was regarded as mainly a Protestant area. A local resident said "that you always had the feeling that the British Army were in the area watching."
On one occasion the British Army would not allow the Protestant Minster to cross from the South into the North to attend his church and take the service.
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