Old Maitland Mercury photos from July 26, 1988

Do you recognise anyone in these photos?

The Maitland Mercury has a long tradition of recording the city’s history as it unfolds.

Today, we are looking back at what was happening in Maitland on this day, July 26, three decades ago.

In 1988, July 26 was a Tuesday, and The Mercury featured a range of activities in their edition, including school events, musical moments, and sporting achievements.

There were also a few baby notices, which no doubt proved a proud moment for some local parents and families.

For added nostalgia, we added a few items from the featured advertisements.

They may appear a little cheaper than they do these days, but have been a part of our lives ever since regardless.

What were you doing in 1988?