This is the front of Antrim Castle and as you can see this
was taken before the front steps were put in.
To the left you can see a bicycle, it does not have pedals you used to just
sit on it and push it along with your feet!
The coach belonged to James Baird.
photograph was used by the BBC in the Countryfile series on the 3rd June 2012.
This is Antrim Castle in 1895 and you can see part of the
splendour at the front of the castle.
At the back we have Florence Viscountess Massereene, Oriel Skeffinton, Ethel
Hunts, Violet Hunts.
Seated are Algernon Willian John Skeffinton, Constance hunts, Nora Hunts and
their mother Mrs Hunts.
Taken in 1915 the photograph shows Lord Windburn on the
steps of Antrim Castle along with four ladies all dressed in white.
In the foreground is a line of soldiers, what was happening at time is unknown.
This is the inside of one of the greenhouses at Antrim
Castle and in the background are Tommy Hannan and Willie Baird.
The date is unknown.
ANTRIM CASTLEANTRIM CASTLE
This is some of the staff at the back of the Castle.
Seated 3rd from the left is Mrs. Reannie Johnston, 2nd from the left in the
back row is the Butler. Partly hidden in the background is Willie Baird.
Date is Unknown.
ANTRIM HOCKEY TEAM 2607
While trying to score a goal Brian McCabe takes a tumble over the goalkeeper.
This piece of action happened at an Easter Tournament in Wiesbaden, Germany
ANTRIM AERIAL VIEW 624
This spectacular shot was taken in the skies over Antrim in the summer of
1943. Of special interest are some of the details of the town below. If
look closely you can see that Antrim Castle was still standing more than
two decades after it was devastated by fire, The walled gardens to the rear
castle, however, had by this stage fallen into neglect and were overgrown,
also so were the green houses. Castle Street, the Court House and High Street
are also clearly visible. Also notice the straight road which headed out
towards the Lough, more than 10 years before the Firfields estate was built.
The aircraft is an Avro 652A Anson Mark 1.
They were navigation, Bombing, Gunnery and radio trainer aircraft, and they
were returning form a war-time
training run over the Lough. The planes were also used by Coastal Command
squadrons to perform inshore maritime patrols.
ANTRIM CASTLE 633
Taken from the Deerpark Bridge this shows the beauty of the castle and the
The pathway to your left lead of to the sunken garden area.
The year is unknown.
ANTRIM CASTLE 0531
This photograph was taken on the steps of Antrim Castle.
B.Row: Captain Neills Richardson, Captain Oswald Webb, Unknown, W.H. Webb
DL J.P. and Major Clarke.
F.Row: Captain Charles Curtis Craig, Colonel A. Pakenham, Viscount Massereene,
General Sir William Adair and General Sir George Richardson.
ANTRIM AERIAL VIEW 622
To the left is Antrim Castle 4 years after the fire with its grand entrance
via the Barbican gate house.
Next to it is the Motte and the walled gardens and the two oblong white sections
are the greenhouses.
Then comes Castle street and the Court house in Market square. Over to your
right is Massereene Bridge.
The year was 1926.
ANTRIM AERIAL VIEW 623
This dramatic aerial view of Antrim taken 1926, in the foreground to your
left you can see Clotworthy House, in the days before it swapped cart-horses
for art courses! The devastating fire had swept through the castle four years
previously, but the impressive old building still stood proud beside the neatly
trimmed Motte. Immediately behind that you can just make out the long greenhouses
where Viscount Massereene and his gardeners produced their award-winning crops.
Also visible are All Saints' and First Antrim Presbyterian Church along with
Massereene Bridge and the Court House.
The picture must have been taken on a Thursday for coming down High Street
is a herd of cattle. Though the workhouse and the factories - with their towering
chimney stacks - are all long gone.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 1825
This is Antrim Hockey Seconds Team and no wonder they are smiling for they
have won the Irish Junior Cup & McCabe Cup for the 1974 - 1975 season.
In the back row (from the left) is Paddy Marks, W.Addison, C.Carson, M.Campbell,
J.Gleghorne, J. Fleming, J.McMeekin and W.Jarden.
In front are J.McKee, Doug Mailey, R.Mailey, Derek Mailey, S.Mailey, J.Orr
ANTRIM ARMS HOTEL 625
The hotel was owned by Fawcett's and was in High Street, standing is a man
and a policeman.
To the right we have A.E.Barr who sold newspapers, confectionary and fancy
The year was 1905.
This view of Antrim was taken on the Dublin road which is to your left and
was before they did the bypass.
The year is unknown.
ANGELS ? 988
I wonder what mischief these three have been up to? or as their mammy's would
say 'They're Angels'
at least back in 1937 Jack and Rita Agnew along with Billy McKee where!
ANTRIM BADMINTON CLUB
Here are the cheery members of Antrim Badminton Club smiling for the camera
back in 1952.
In the back row you can see Toni Johnston, Herbie Smyth, Tom Gordon, Joan
Godfrey and Bertha Roberts.
Included in the middle row are Joan McDonald, Joan Blackbourne, Maureen Blellock
and Joan Anketell.
Sitting at the front are Will Brown, Mrs. Petch, Jim Tweed, Mrs. Hanna, Alan
Abercrombie, Eileen Young and Keith Petch. while Eileen Leitch and Mary Jenkins
cross racquets on the floor.
ANTRIM AGRICULTURE SHOW 0499
This is Antrim Agriculture Show and this is one of the contestants from Belgium
The boy to the right behind the man judging is David Boyd. The year is 1951.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 1827
Here at the opening of their new clubhouse and grounds in Allen Park in September
1979 we have some of the younger members.
From the left Paddy Marks, C.Rainey, C.Lowry, B.Lavery, A.Smyth, B. Jarden,
P.Houston and M.McLaughlin.
ALL SAINTS' PARISH CHURCH CHOIR 0785
Here we have the All Saints' Parish Church Choir pictured in the grounds of
the Manse in 1955. In the back row you can see Maggie Hannan, Hetty Lennon
Dorothy Clark (Organist), Rev. Cannon Hawkins, Betty Holmes, Elner Bates,
Jean Kelly, Martha Wallace, Charlotte Rankin and Mrs Hill (Bank Manager's
wife). In the front row we have Eveline Kissick, Nellie Hannan, Madeline Fleming,
Tommy McClure, Joan McElrea, Nora Wilson, Peg McBurney and Agnes Hannan. The
choir had actually gathered to give Tommy McClure and Joan McElrea a present
for their forth-coming marriage.
ALEXANDER IRVINE 0078
This is Alexander Irvine when he was a Marine in the 1880's at the age of
This is Alice Holyord nee Renton outside her home. Alice ran Renton's shop
in High Street beside Orr School.The year is unknown.
ANTRIM HOCKEY 3RD'S TEAM 2350
All eager to start the game are the men of Antrim Hockey 3rd's team back in
At the back from the left we have Bobby McCormick, Tommy Rainey, Bobby Huston,
Drew Francey, John McCormick and Gerry Allen.
In front are Willie Creighton, Roy Jackson, Alvin Carson, Sammy Kyle and Alan
ALL SAINTS' PARISH CHURCH 0557
In this photograph of All Saints' Parish Church to your left you can see some
of the buildings in Church Street. On the right you can just see part of Orr
School, now Antrim Library. Then High Street Presbyterian Church, next to
it a house which was knocked down in the 1950's to widen the road into Riverside.
The house used to have two shops in it, can anyone tell me what they sold
and the names of the shops. The year is unknown.
ANTRIM GALS 2789
These Antrim Gals always had a smile for everyone back in the late 50's.
From the left we have Madeline Neeson, Evelyn Haggerty and Joy Devlin.
ANTRIM AND DISTRICT HOS 1787
Seen here with wife Freda and members of his family we have William McClenghan.
They were attending the Annual Dinner of Antrim and District HOS at Hall's
Hotel in 1976 with the following prize winning cups, McCabe Cup, Montgomery
Cup and the Lavery Cup.
ANTRIM HOCKEY TEAM 2426
This is one of the earliest photographs of Antrim Hockey Team proudly showing
off their winning run. Sadly at this moment I do not have any names or the
year it was taken.
ANDY BLAIR 0840
This freckled faced kid is none other than are own (Biffo the Bear) Andy Blair
ALEXANDER IRVINE 0411
Here he is sitting writing his famous book "My Lady of
the Chimney Corner" around 1912-1913.
AGNES SCOTT 0777
This is Agnes Scott aged 12 in 1924.
Agnes when she grew up married Jack McElrea who lived in the Frenchman's house
in Castle Street.
EILEEN SWAN 0280
This is Eileen Swan sitting on the wall at Tullymore Forest.
ADAIR PORTRAIT 0893
This teenager is Miss Adair with her wrinkly stockings and pointed shoes although
taken in the late 1930's she could easily pass for the sixities style.
ANTRIM HOCKEY CLUB 1826
This is Antrim Hockey team looking pleased and no wonder for this was the
opening of their new clubhouse and grounds at Allen Park in September 1979.
At the back (from the left) we have Paddy Marks, T.Carson, J.Campbell, A.Calcutt,
J.Gleghorne, B.McCabe and G.Houston.
In front are J.Witherspoon, S.Mailey, G.McCaig, J.Orr and J.Creighton.
AGNEW WEDDING DAY 1006
This Wedding Portrait taken on the 5th October 1932.
The groom is Alex Agnew and the beautiful bride is Sadie McCalmont. Sadie's
wedding dress was lace with a lace headdress.
AGNEW CHILDREN 0995
Seated out the back at Dundary during the summer in 1938 and all smiles we
have Ann, Rita, Jack and Maudie Agnew.
You wouldn't believe it but Ann and Maudie are twins!
Out enjoying themselves in1954 are Jack Agnew with his sister Rita Agnew at
an Orange Hall in Comber.
ADAIR FAMILY 0898
This group of smartly dressed girls posing for the camera are the Adair Family.
Standing in the middle we have Minie Adair on her left is Nan Adair - her
boots must have took some polishing and no laces all buttons! on the right
is Betty Adair and seated is Ruby Adair.
ALEXANDER IRVINE 0192
This is Alexander Irvine who wrote many books including a book called
" My Lady of the Chimney Corner "
which tells of his childhood days and describes life during the post famine
days of Irish folk.
He became the Pastor of The Church of Ascension in New York and in 1946
they brought back his ashes and buried them with his parents.
Date of the photograph is unknown.
ACROSS THE FIELDS 0909
In the centre of this group is Granny Whiteside in 1947 whose Christian name
was Amanda in the fields beyond Riverside.
The little girl is Minnie Martin, beside her is Tommy Whiteside and on the
other side of Granny is Moore Whiteside.
A.B.D. MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 0464
These are the band members of the A.B.D.Memorial Pipe Band and they and the
year are unknown.
This photograph was taken on the steps of the ruins of Antrim Castle, through
the window to your left you see one of the fireplaces. Through the window
on the right you can see part of an arched doorway. The banner behind the
pipe band I do not know who he is if you do please let me know and also the
band members. Above the man on the banner the writing says MURRAY CLUB APPRENTICE
BOYS of DERRY.
A.B.D. MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 0463
Leading the band from Kells down Castle Street is Drum Major Robert Nicholls.
First line: Ernie Smith, John Cochrane, Tommy McCosh and John Connor. Second
Line: Matt McCullough and Bobby Cameron. Third Line: John Fletcher. Fourth
Line: Frankie Owen and Dennis Young.
The year is unknown.
ANTRIM CASTLE GATE LODGE 0110
This was the gate Lodge for Antrim Castle in 1935 and was situated on the
ANTRIM SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR 0932
After intense pressure Antrim Secondary School choir beat all their rivals
to win the Anderson Challange Shield. Proudly standing with tem on the right
is the conductor Miss H. Livingstone.
Only two girls are known to me at the moment and they are Charlotte Harkness
and June Ireland on the right of the shield. The year is unknown.
A FATHER AND HIS SON 1030
The son standing feeding the ducks at the Lough shore and totally amazed while
dad has his arms around him protectively. The photograph was taken around
1960 by local man Desmond Davis, the father and son are unknown.
A.B.D. MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 0522
Taken outside All Saints' Parish Church in 1948 we have Samuel Fletcher,
William McClenaghan and Jim Fletcher.
ANTRIM SECONDARY SCHOOL
This is the school choir giving a carol service on the school
The guest of honour then was Mr. G.B.Newe,M.A.
Taken in a field which later became part of Massereene Golf
Club opposite the Sports Playing area on the Lough Shore Road in 1919.
In the crowd you have James Baird, W. McKeown, The Jamison's, The Holmes's,
In the front row you have the Unitarian Minister, Father McCauley, Methodist
Minister, Dean Carson then two
Presbyterian Ministers. The next two men are unknown.
Taken in Fountain Street in 1919, the back row has Jim Wilson,
Andy McKay and James Baird the other two men are unknown.
The front row from the left is John McCabe, Charles Burrowes, William D.
McKeown and F.T. Smith.
ANTRIM PRIMARY SCHOOL
F.Row: Adair Wilkison, Albert Whiteside, Jim
Knox, Clifford Allen, Jim Alexander, Doris McIlveen, Jacquline Gibson, Margaret
Wilson, Patrica Donaldson, Harry Cochrane, Sammy Whiteside, Rodrick Swann
and Millar Donaldson.
M.Row: Unknown, William Wilkison, Irene Thompson, Mary Trimble, Edith Blair,
Marie Hemming, Unknown, Marie Craig, Margaret French, Jacquline Trimble,
Georgina Tosh and Clifford Wilson.
B.Row: Mr.McIlwaine, Ronnie Millar, Unknown, John Kennedy, Jim Neeson, John
Russell, Sadie Stevenson, Jean Russell, Nellie Spence, Ann Knox, John Blair
and George McLaughlin.
Remember the old elastic Snake belts? two of the boys in the front row are
The photograph was taken in the Castle Grounds in 1956.