This was taken across the Sixmilewater river and shows
the castle after the fire.
To the right you can just see the steps that took you up to the the walled
Date of the photograph is unknown.
This photograph was taken two years after the fire in 1922
and shows the back of the Castle.
If you look at the wall in the foreground you can see where part of it has
been knocked down, could this have been to let the fireman get to the river
to draw water ?
This is David Baird aged around 12 to 13 years old.
He is standing at the back of the Castle next to a cannon.
Date of the photograph unknown.
Here is the Speakers Chair from the Irish Parliament and
was in the Oak room but was destroyed by the fire. Date is unknown.
ANTRIM PRIMARY SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM
This is the 1979 football team that played for Antrim Primary School, the
two teachers are Mr Smylie and Mr. Paddy Marks.
Standing in the back row (from left) are Campbell Weir, Gary McCrum, Stephen
Napier, Colin Rainey, Paul Morgan and Alan Dilworth.
Seated in the front we have Derek McCaig, Ian Turner, Stephen Francey, Harris
Feeny, Stephen Cochrane, Gary McCaig and Andrew Ferguson.
ANTRIM TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2617
These are the pupils of Antrim Technical School, I have had to do the photograph
in 4 sections, as it was a landscape, the other three will follow weekly.
At the back are Mairead Quinn, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Moria Giney and
Standing are Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Margaret Curry, Unknown, Unknown,
Herb Hewitt, Master Fletcher, Ronnie McNeely and Unknown.
Seated are Darwin Campbell, , Unknown, Unknown, Sadie Wilson, Unknown, Kathleen
White, Unknown and Unknown.
On the ground are, Unknown, Syd Doyle, John Gamble, John Ardbuckle, Danny
Marley, Willie Jones and Stanley McQuillan.
ANTRIM TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2618
These are the pupils of Antrim Technical School, this is part 2.
In the back row are Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Miss Wilson,
Unknown, Unknown, Patricia Logan, Miss Gynnis and Sandra.
Standing are Master Fletcher, Ronnie McNealy, Master Wilson, Unknown, Sammy
McHallen, Willie French, John McQuillen, Unknown, Sammy Craig and Tommy Ross.
Seated are Unknown, Miss McKinstry, Mary Chivers, Unknown, Unknown, Mr McDowell
Teacher, Mr Ramsey Teacher, John Bell Headmaster, John Davinson Woodwork Teacher
On the ground we have Unknown, Unknown, Stanley McQuillan, Unknown, Unknown,
Ule Campbell, Master Agnew, Christopher Wright, Jim Lewis and Unknown.
ANTRIM TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2619
These are the pupils of Antrim Technical School, this is part 3.
At the back are Unknown, Unknown, Miss Bush, Unknown, Lesley, Moria McGuinness
and Sandra Dunlop.
Standing are Hugh McColy, Davey Orr, Bertie Lewis, Loyd Richie and John Knox.
Seated are all Unknown.
On the ground are Unknown, Ronnie Curry, Neill Harvey, Brian Murphy and Unknown.
ANTRIM TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2620
These are the pupils of Antrim Technical School this is part 4.
All smiles at the back are Unknown, Unknown, Pamela Bush, Unknown, Unkown,
Marion Glover and the rest Unknown.
Standing are Larry Vinchey, John Knox, Ronnie Nicholl, Unknown, Bobby Whylie,
This lad is from Randalstown and played with "Free & Easy",
Geoff Murray, Wilson McDowell plays witn the Irish Rovers in Canada, Unknown,
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown and Raymond Kane.
Seated are Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Mariad McAteer, Olga Nimmons,
Unknown, Margaret Allen and Miss Parker.
On the ground are Unknown, Raymond Hume, Freddie Millar, Unknown, Gerald Beck,
Terry Lovell and Trevor Carson.
ANTRIM PRIMARY SCHOOL 459
The children are from Antrim primary School, their names, what they where
doing and the year are all unknown.
ANTRIM PRIMARY SCHOOL 549
This is Antrim Primary School and the teacher is of course Paddy Marks. The
pupils and the year are unknown.
ANTRIM PRIMARY SCHOOL HOCKEY TEAM 518
This is Antrim Primary School Hockey Team who won the School's Cup six-a-side
tournament in 1956.
B.Row: B. McCory, A. Gleghorn, I. Quigley and Paddy Marks (teacher and coach)
F.Row: A Peoples, N.Allen and T.Kelly.
ANTRIM NATIONAL SCHOOL 1126
This is the class of 1894 of Antrim National School.
Look at the stern expression on the Headmaster on the left and the master
on the right. No wonder none of the pupils are smiling, sadly none are known.
ANTRIM POLICE STATION 2594
This is Antrim Police Station back in the 50's when it was next to the Barbican
The car is a police car and it was a Wolsey.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 512
This is Antrim Hockey Club in 1965.
In the back row are A. Crawford, J. Creighton, D. Duffield, A. Carson, B.
McCabe, Paddy Marks and C. Carson. In front we have F. Baird, M. Campbell,
J. McKee and B. Harkness.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 514
Antrim has enjoyed peaks and troughs on the sporting field over the years,
but they have consistently punched above their weight on the hockey field.There
have been many great exponents of the game who have pulled on local colours,
such as the late Alvin Carson, but others have made their own indelible niche
too. Few would deny former mayor Paddy Marks a place on that list, and to
the left of this picture - taken in 1958 - you can see the sort of passion
that made him a local legend!
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 515
This Paddy Marks scoring a goal in 1958.
His team mates behind him are Alan Curry and Michael Campbell. It just shows
you how good Paddy was for the goalkeeper is GB Olympian Harry Cahill who
played for Belfast YMCA.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 503
This is Antrim Hockey Club in 1958.
B.Row: Allen Currie, Derek Cupples, Paddy Marks, R. Fawcett, G. McBurney,
Tom Allen and J.Patterson.
F.Row: Michael Campbell, Francis Baird, Robin Fleming and Sammy Wallace.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 511
This is the Antrim Hockey Team in 1957.
B.Row: Bobby Facwett, Norman Buick, Tom Allen, Dave Dulfield, Paddy Marks,
Ronnie Ludlow and Ricky Craig.
F.Row: Francis Baird, Unknown and George Harris.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 506
Here we stroll just back to 1991 and the annual prize distribution at Antrim
Hockey Club. Many of these men remain influential figures in the local game
though, sadly, some are no longer with us. In the back row you can see R.
Gibson, Ian Allen, P.Goodrich and S.Mawhinney. Immediately in front of them
are I.Creighton, M.Kane, T. Carson, Marks, D. Mailey, M.Mailey and J. Witherspoon.
Standing at the front presenting the cup to D.Haugh is the late Bobby Peacocke,
the PRO for the club and for many years a regular contributor to the Guardian.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 0076
Proudly showing off the Kirk Cup and the Irish League Cup for the season of
1928 - 29 we have members and players of Antrim Hockey Club in 1929.
In the back are T.Thompson, Jack McKillop, W.Morrison, W.Burrows, D.Guigley
and R.Clark. In front seated are N.Clark, J.McKillop, J.Hannon,
H.Curry, J.Wallace, G.Clark and T.Coulter. On the ground we have L.Campbell
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 508
This fine looking group of women carried the flag for Antrim in the 1930 Ulster
Hockey Finals at Coleraine. Clearly taken in a more modest age, they reportedly
still played like troopers in their bid to wrestle the White Cup from rival
Derry. Standing at the rear are Fran Johnston, Ena Finlay, Unknown, Miss Holmes,
Unknown and D. Forsythe (nee Campbell). Kneeling at the front are K. McKillop,
G.Smith (nee Beggs), Eileen Young, Jean Erskine (nee Young) and Miss Gamble.
Does anyone know who won?
ANTRIM LINFIELD SUPPORTERS CLUB 2463
This is Linfield Supporters Club in the Steeple Inn back in the 80's with
their special guest that night the great Derek Dougan who played for Wolverhampton
Wanderers and also as Northern Ireland's centre forward.
Among the members that are there are Lawrence Hutchins, Norman McCaig, Lloyd
Lyle, Robert Armstrong, Harry Moore, Gary Lyle, William Lyttle, William Coulter,
Howard Fenton, Derek McCaig and Crusaders football legend Jackie Burrows.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 654
This vintage picture, taken outside the ever-popular Massereene GC clubhouse
in 1913. No prizes for guessing that this yet another all-conquering Antrim
Hockey Club squad from yester year, proudly posing with the Junior League
- Davison Cup. At the moment the players are unknown.
ANTRIM PRIMARY SCHOOL 2386
As the pupils where getting their school photos taken Madge Creighton and
Betty Steele decided to get in on the act.Here they are in the 1980's when
they were members of the office staff at Antrim Primary School.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 556
This Antrim Hockey team after wining the Maxwell Cup in a Bangor six-a-side
tournament in 1966.
B.Row: F.Baird, S. Fawcett and Paddy Marks.
F.Row: R. Mailey, B.Harkness and B.McCabe.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 504
This is Antrim hockey Club the year is unknown.
B.Row: George.McBurney, Jim Bersford, Bobby Fossett, Tom Allen, and E. Rainey..
F.Row: Michael Campbell, Paddy Marks, Sammy Wallace, Joe Lavery, F. Baird
and Chris Quigley.
ANTRIM HOCKEY TEAM 836
This is the Antrim Firsts - Winners of the Anderson Cup - in late 40's or
Back Row L/R - Tommy Alexander, Billy Jarden, Percy Collins, George McBurney,
Joe Lavery, Bob Fawcett, Johnny Graham and Tommy Hannan.
Front Row L/R - Jimmy George, Tom Allen, Stanley Young, Billy Ludlow, Sammy
Wallace, Ronnie Ludlow, Morris Hilland and Alex McKee
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 582
This Antrim 3rds Hockey Team with the winners Braddell Shield in 1962.
B.Row: Tommy Rainey, Gerry Allen, Brain McCabe, Roy Jackson, John Greighton
and Victor Fulton.
F.Row: Alan Crawford, Albert Anderson, Alvin Carson, Bobby McCormick and John
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 913
The girl standing next to the arch which is still there in the castle grounds
is unknown and so is the year.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 519
Here we have Antrim Hockey Club proudly displaying some hard-earned silverware
on the steps of the Clubhouse at Massereene. I've been reliably informed that
this was taken in the early years of the 20th century, though I've been unable
to get the name of the cup on display.
The goalkeeper, third from the left in the back row is Paddy McCormick. Including
Sam Henderson in the second row who was a reporter for the Belfast Telegraph
- and in the front row either side we have Jack McKillop and David Quigley.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 517
The spectators look on in awe as Michael Campbell and Brian Craig team up
to score for Antrim. They were just one of the winning partnerships to have
made their mark with the squad during an illustrious spell as one of the most
feared teams in the local game. A number of players, including Alvin Carson,
went on to international glory.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 0502
This is Antrim Hockey Club team in 1959.
B.Row: W. Ramsey, J. Lavery, H. McGrugan, R. Fawcett, G. McBurney and Tom
F.Row: M.Campbell, Sammy Wallace, Paddy Marks (Captain), Francey Baird, J.Patterson
and the little boy is Brian Wallace.
Can anyone identify the boy on the right behind the goals?
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 548
Antrim Hockey Club proudly displaying more silverware, against the traditional
backdrop of the Castle Grounds. Pictured in the back row are V.Fulton, J.Creighton,
Alvin Carson, R. Fawcett and Joe Ashe. Seated at the front are Dickie Rowe,
J.Brown, Sammy Wallace, W.Williamson captain, C. Quigley and S.Kyle.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 849
This view taken in 1924 from the back wall of the castle and in the background
is the Deerpark bridge. The steps to the right lead up to the castle. Sadly
the steps have another story to tell and that is that one of the 'Lordies'
feel down these steps and broke his neck. Local man Rodney McCullough remembers
there being a tunnel next to the steps, but where it went to is unknown -
the cannon like a lot of things in Antrim has disappeared.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 473
This equestrian event took place in the Castle grounds, the man and the year
ANTRIM CASTLE 829
This photograph of the front of the Castle in 1953 lets you see some of the
Seated on the steps is Allen Gillespie in in front of him is Patrica Wilson
with her cousin Caroline McCrea. The picture was taken using a wooden 620
Popular box Brownie by Desmond Gillespie who still has the camera.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 474
This equestrian event took place in the Castle grounds, the Lady and the year
HOCKEY CLUB MEMBERS 1829
Out having a good time off the field are these members of Hockey Clubs at
Cliftonville's club dinner in the Wellington Park Hotel in 1965.
At the back are Peter Bowen - Cliftonville H.C, Brian Mairs - Friends School
Old Boys H.C, Paddy Marks - Antrim H.C, Derek Shaw - Lisnagarvey H.C.
and Roy Colvin - Ciftonville H.C. In front are Billy Hayes - Cliftonville
H.C. and Joe Turkington - Cliftonville H.C.
ANTRIM CASTLE 630
This postcard photograph of the castle shows a sign to the left saying Trespassers
will be prosecuted.
The back of the postcard is Postmarked: Antrim, 16th October 1917. To:
Mr. E. McMurray, Redlands, Randalstown.
Reads: Photos arrived here Jane will take them down on Sunday all being well,
excuse writing. M.Woods.
ANTRIM CASTLE 357
This is at the back of the castle and by now it is nearly all demolished
except for the front. To the right of the picture is the start of the Motte.
ANTRIM CASTLE 924
This photograph of Antrim Castle in 1932 shows in great detail the Jacobean
cut-stone armorial bearings. The lady in the doorway is unknown, the vandals
have not started yet as to your left the windows are still intact.
As King Charles I gave land to the Clotworthy family so a carved head of Charles
I with the Royal letters underneath; 'C' on one side of the crown and 'R'
on the other. Below these are two shields, one shows the coat of arms of Sir
Hugh Clotworthy and the other coat of arms is of his wife - Mary Langford,
and the date is between them. On the dextor, 'Castrum hoc cond'; and in the
centre, 'Decimo maii'; and under the initials 'H. C,' and
M. C.' on the sinister we have 'Anno domino 1613'. Below this is the inscription,
'Reno c. comes Massereene, MDCCIII', this was put there on instructions from
Chichester,we have 'Anno domino 1613'. Below this is the inscription, 'Reno
c. comes Massereene, MDCCIII', this was put there on instructions from Chichester,
4th Earl of Massereene. Next we have the arms of Clotworthy, 4th Viscount
Massereene, with the arms of Chichester impaled. Then on down on the circular
slab is the following: 'HOC CASTELLUM AUSPICE JOANNE CLOTWORTHY UNDECIMO VICE
COMITE MASSEREENE REFECTUM ET AMPLIFICATUM
EST A.D. MDCCCLXXXIX'.
ANTRIM CASTLE 356
This is the front of the castle stripped of all the coats of arms before they
finally demolished it.
This was April 1970 and a terrible sad day for Antrim folk.
After leaving the castle to fall into decay without looking after it the council
in their wisdom decided to bulldoze it down instead of trying to save what
was left. These photographs are slightly out of focus but they show what can
happen if you let it.
ANTRIM CASTLE 626
In this postcard photograph you can see how sadly the gardens and the banks
have been neglected.
It is Postmarked: Antrim, 19th September 1944. To:
Miss F. Horwood, 27 Maryville Avenue, Lisburn Road, Belfast. Reads; Having
a good time here today hope yours are well. I'll write tomorrow, Love Vera.
ANTRIM CASTLE 627
Here is the castle in 1908 with the front steps and the two lights either
ANTRIM CASTLE 629
This photo of the Castle was taken in 1919 and shows the grand entrance to
ANTRIM CASTLE 1055
This is Bobby Wilson looking at the back of the ruins of Antrim Castle in
1960 and the arched opening is where the tradesmen delivered their goods and
also the servants entrance.