BAIRD'S of ANTRIM 0184
This is when Baird's the undertakers had a bar in Church Street.
Taken during the 1940's on the shelves you can see the figurines of ' Winston Churchill ' and ' Monty '.

BAIRD'S of ANTRIM 0028
There has been a building on this site since 1605 and was then renovated in 1905, note the cobbled pavement. It was the First Pub, Eating House and Stabling for horses in Antrim and was then owned by three brothers called Ferguson. They had returned to Antrim from America after going there because of the Famine. The first undertakers in the building were called Blair and Baird, then in 1860 it was owned solely by James Baird and they had horses until 1950.Jim Baird told me that when they had the horses they had to be in the yard for 5am to get the horses ready.Date is Unknown.

BARBICAN GATE
This was originally the main entrance to the castle and was built about 1818 with Tudor towers.
Behind the windows in the centre above the gate is where the gatekeeper would have lived. Just below the windows are displayed the coat of arms of the Massereene and Ferrard families. The family motto reads Per Angusta ad Augusta - ' Through hard times to prosperity '
Date is Unknown.

BEST OF CHUMS 1772
Getting their photograph taken in the back yard of Harry Kelly's farm at Parkhall in the 1960's. are Marie Buick and Anne McCabe.
BEATTIE CHILDREN 2309
These are the Beattie children who lived out at Dunadray.
At the back is Muriel, then Kathleen with Ann and finally with a cheeky grin we have Carson.

BALLYROBIN PRIMARY SCHOOL 2685
Here we are at Ballyrobin Primary School were the teachers and pupils are having their photograph taken.
Back row from the left has teacher Miss Montgomery, Shaun Kirkpatrick, Billy Campbell, Anderson Rea, Billy White, David Campbell, Sammy Brown, Allister McCourt and teacher Miss Stirling.
The second row has Wilbert Rankin, Muriel Beattie, Edna Taylor, Eleanor Rea, Lesley Russell, Peggy Lougheed, Phyliss Campbell, Isabel Kirkpatrick and Hugh Rankin
In the third row are Noel Russell, Margaret Rea, Crawford Taylor, Marie Taylor, Evelyn Lewis, Beryl Kirkpatrick, June Kirkpatrick, Ronnie McQuillan and Ann Beattie.
At the front on the ground are Ian Russell, James McComb, Jackie Brown, Jimmy Jenkins, William McComb and Ronnie Brown

My thanks to Robert Wallace for giving me all the names.

BOY SOLDIER 2695
This young man playing soldiers while his father, older brother or possibly both away fighting in the Great War.
Sadly his name is unknown to me at the moment,so if you do reconize him please let me know.
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BOG HEAD 2712
This is Norman McCaig aged 2 at Bog Head back in 1938. Norman is sitting outside one of the mill workers thatched cottages with a kitten to play with.
BELMONT PARK 2759
Here we are in Belmont Park which used to be down in Riverside. Showing off his super tricycle is a young Paul Richards.
BB TROOP 2768
Now I want you all to get your thinking caps on and help me bring the Boys Brigade photograph to life for at the moment I have no names.
BAIRD FAMILY 2855
Standing outside their home at 1 Dublin Road are from the left Unknown, Rachel Baird and Unknown.
In front we have Tom Baird with his sister who is as lovely as ever Anna Baird.
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BRIAN THOMPSON 1610
This is Brian Thompson having his school photo taken when he was 7 years old.
Brian by the way is known to his friends as the "Big Man."
BANK PAD 2069
This photograph shows the row of terraced houses were the workers of the Beetling mill lived back in 1891.
Now people of today would know this row which is no longer there as Moylena Banks House, but back then it had a different name.
The only people known in the photograph are the man with the black hat and beside him is his wife who is slightly blurred at the end of the row.
They are George and Catherine Jackson and back then their address was Bank Pad, Moylena, Muckamore, Co. Antrim.
BRIAN McNALLY 2000
Standing proudly on the tracks of his new bulldozer is Brian McNally who worked for Leathem McCombe.
A few years later Brian along with his bulldozer under instructions from Antrim Borough Council bulldozed down Antrim Castle.
BASKETFULL OF KITTENS 2225
This Egugene Madden in June 1961 holding a basket of kittens. Looking down at them to pick one is his sister Josie.
BROWNIES, GUIDES AND SCOUTS. 1644
Stnding on the steps of their church we have 2nd Donegore Brownies, Guides and Scouts.
At the moment the year and everyone in the photograph is unknown.
BELMONT PARK 1684
Getting their photograph taken in front of the prefabs which made up Belmont Park down in Riverside in 1972 are the McDonald children.
On the left is William, then Debbie and finally Alan.
BELMONT PARK 1819
Standing outside his home in Belmont Park, Riverside in 1976 is John Young.
BELMONT PARK 1685
All smiles for the camera in 1967 at Belmont Park in Riverside are at the back Davy McClean, then Ina McDonald and Margaret McClean and in front we have Diane McClean and William McDonald.
BIRTHDAY PARTY 1823
Here we have Arnie Clarke's birthday on the Dublin Road in Antrim in 1969.
From the left the Loughran Sisters, Bill Flaherty, Martin Clarke, Damian McSorley, Kevin McKeever and the birthday boy himself Arnie. He now counts cash rather than candles nowadays in his role as a financial adviser.
BACK YARD 1544
Here we are in the back yard and posing for their photograph is Rachel Kyle nee Campbell, Jim Sharples and Millie who came from Muckamore. Now what should bring back memories to a lot of people is the bath behind them. This was a time when there was only a cold water tap in the kitchen, no inside loo or bathroom. so during the week you gave yourself a daily wash at the kitchen sink and then come Friday, Bath night. All the biggest pots where filled with water and heated up on the gas stove and then everyone had their turn of having a bath in front of the kitchen fire, so the older you were the better chance you had of cleaner water. When all had had a bath then the bath water was thrown out.
BOXER TRAINER 1252
On the right you have George Neeson on the 6th April 1923 aged 23 as the Army Boxing Trainer and by what's on the table he's good at the job.The boxer's name is unknown and the photograph was taken at Colaba in India.
BLACKBOURNE CHILDREN 1600
Here we have Liam Blackbourne having his photograph taken with his two sisters when the photographer came to Massereene National School.
Marnie with the lovely long ringlets is on the left while on the right is forever young Doris with pigtails.
BALLYNOE 1576
Standing in the road at Ballynoe getting their photograph taken before going on to a Wedding are John & Ina Craig.
BELMONT PARK 1488
Here we are in Belmont Park which was down in Riverside and these two young ladies, Annie Knox and her friend Mytrle Hannah have stopped to get their photograph taken. Behind them is someone's garden with a great show of Lupens and beyond that is the football field, the year is unknown.
BELMONT PARK 1487
This is Belmont Park which was in Riverside and getting their photograph taken are Anne Knox and Mildred Jackson in 1959.
The houses behind them are the Prefabs called because they were prefabricated and could be built very quickly.
Designed after the Second World War to ease housing shortage, the walls were made of aluminium and the roofs were made of Asbestos!
In the distance you can see 1st Antrim Presbyterian Church.
BLACK IS BLACK 1453
Here we have Willie and Minnie Black getting their photograph taken in Blackpool while on holiday. The year is unknown.
BOYS BRIGADE 1369
Getting their photograph taken in Antrim Castle Grounds we have 1st Antrim Boys Brigade football team of 1947.
At the back are Wilf, Bob Fawcett, Master Carson, Chris Quigley, Master McCullough, Unknown, W.E. Charles and Mr Johnston.
Seated are Unknown, Unknown, Jim Carson, Tommy Rodgers and Unknown. On the ground are Unknown and Master Hannon.
BEST OF FRIENDS 1489
Although of different ages these girls were inseparable and the best of friends.
Getting their photograph taken down Riverside we have Annie Knox, Doris McIlveen, Doreen Hamill and Anna Richie, the year is unknown.

BUSH HOUSE 442
These are the cooks at Bush House in 1936.
They are Jean Beresford, Lily Beresford, Cissy Dobbin and the last two are unknown.

BRITISH LEGION DANCE 1031
Here enjoying themselves on a night out to Hall's Hotel, High Street Antrim for a dance in 1960 we have some of the Lady members of the British Legion.
From the left we have Mrs Scott, Edith Hannan, Jean Peacock, Muriel Nicholl, Isobel Houston, Ray Millar and in the background is Sean Dobbin.
BURLON ROAD 396
Standing at the back Freddie, then Mary, Lily and Tommy McCreight outside their house in 1943.
BLACKPOOL 1159
On holiday in Blackpool and enjoying themselves these Antrim girls were caught on camera next to the "Hollywood" snaps.
It might be the 60's but "Hollywood" is not going to turn the heads of Margaret Battersby, Marie Hemming and Charlotte Harkness.
BALLYCRAIGY S.o.U. FLUTE BAND 487
Taken in Ballycraigy in the 1970's.
The band members names are unknown.
BIKE MAD 939
Standing beside the bike is Janie Ireland in 1953 with her daughter June who is sitting on her brother's motorbike who is the famous Len Ireland racing champion. June wishes her feet could reach the pedals!
BALLYCRAIGY 1207
This Jean Millar with Eleanor her daughter sitting on knee in Granda White's back yard at Ballycraigy. The year was 1954.
BAIRD'S PUB 2464
Well here we are in Baird's pub in the 1960's, yes they did have a pub back then.
Enjoying a night are these three lovely couples, Andrew and Molly Beresford, Jimmy and Vera Duckworth and finally Ken and Dawn Johnston.
BALLYCRAIGY S.o.U. FLUTE BAND 489
The band members names are unknown. Taken in the 1960's.
BABY IN A PRAM 1163
At the moment I don't know wether to smile or cry for the camera. I can't remember my name so if you reconize me please let me know.
BALLYBENTRA ROAD 1020
It is 1933 and these two houses stood near the corner of Ballybentra Road, Templepatrick.When the photograph was taken Maggie Smyth and Rachel Agnew lived beside each other.
B. SPECIALS BS
B.Row: Unknown, Unknown, Mr. Reid and Mr. Black.
F.Row: Unknown, Jimmy McKee, John Craig and Ernest Campbell. Year is unknown.
B. SPECIALS 1083
This bunch of Antrim lads getting their photograph taken down in Antrim Castle Grounds are in the uniform of the 'B - Specials' the year is Unknown.
Standing at the back are Unknown, Archie McQuilken, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown and Unknown.
In front we have Mr Reid, Unknown, Unknown and Davy Stirling.
BALLYMACRICKET PRIMARY SCHOOL 533
This Ballymacricket School in 1922, at the moment I have no names for the faces.
School Inspectors remarks:
March 1901: The walls of the school have been whitewashed and this, doubtless, will have a good educational effect upon the pupils.
Sept 1918: Floor should be swept after school is over and furniture dusted in the morning.
Feb 1940: See that the hand is supported by, and moves over the paper upon the little finger when writing.
Date unknown: Now that lighting is satisfactory, children should be expected to sit well at work
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BOYS BRIGADE 1373
At the moment all the smiling faces in this photograph taken in 1946 are unknown.
All I know is that it was at Carnlough in July and that this was No. 4 tent.
BELL FAMILY 1295
Here we have the Bell family in 1906, the parents are Gertrude and Thomas and the children are Susan who is on her mother's knee and standing is Maggie.
BELMONT PARK 1941
Standing outside her home at 14 Belmont Park, Riverside in 1981 showing off their matching jackets and fab badges.
We have Anna Young with her best friend Joane Kyles.
BOYS NIGHT OUT 1425
Enjoying a night out in the 60's we have Dougie Lynn, Clef McVeigh and Hugh Fleming.
While Dougie is wearing a normal collar, Dougie's is pinched in behind the tie and Hugh's is bang up to date with the cut away collar.
BROWN PORTRAIT 892
Looking a bit nervous at the camera in this portrait photograph is Annie Brown.
The year is unknown.
BAIRD FAMILY 1417
Posing for a photograph outside their home in Antrim we Willie Baird with his wife and son James. The year is unknown.
BACK-BREAKING WORK 1308
Building Haystacks was a back-breaking job but it had to be done even in 1928. Frank Scott on the left holding the wooden rake could tell you that bits of straw and dust got everywhere not only on you but inside your clothes. You would feel like you had a large cheese grater going up and down your back by the end of the day. The other two men are unknown.
BOYS BRIGADE 1369
Getting their photograph taken in Antrim Castle Grounds we have 1st Antrim Boys Brigade football team of 1947.
At the back are Wilf, Bob Fawcett, Master Carson, Chris Quigley, Master McCullough, Unknown, W.E. Charles and Mr Johnston.
Seated are Unknown, Unknown, Jim Carson, Tommy Rodgers and Unknown. On the ground are Unknown and Master Hannon.
BROWN PORTRAIT 891
This is Ellie Brown, who looks so gentle in this portrait photograph.
The year is unknown.
BROWN FAMILY 907
Here in their back garden we have the Brown Family getting their photograph taken in 1939.
The Blondie on the left is Margaret, then her mum Nan, sister Evelyn, Dad who is called Eddie and her little brother Bobby.
BROWN FAMILY 864
Here we have the Brown Family gathering for a Wedding photograph, sadly the year is unknown.
Standing from the left at this joyous occasion are Tillie Connon, Maggie Connon, Robert Brown, Johnny Connon, Martha Connon - Johnny's wife, Baby name is unknown, Lady unknown, Bob Connon and his wife Lizzie Connon. Seated at the front with flower petals scattered on the ground we have Leatisha Brown with Eddie Brown on her knee, Ina Brown, Ellie Brown, Grandma Connon and Granddad Brown with Annie Brown on his knee.
BROWN FAMILY 940
Taken in their back garden with the mother Nan Brown wishing the photographer would hurry up and take the snap! Not too sure on the left is Margaret Brown, her baby brother Bobby Brown and smiling as always her sister Evelyn Brown 1936.
BROWN SISTERS 865
It is 1935 and looking all pretty in the back garden of their Grandparents shop 'Renton's' in High Street we have Elevyn and Margaret Brown who is quite happy with a poke in her hand. God help her if she spills it on her dress!
BRITISH LEGION DINNER 984
Here in Belfast for their dinner we have members of Antrim British Legion in 1961.
At the back we have (from left) Edith Hannan, Unknown, Jo Davis, Elizabeth Hannan, Minnie Allen, Unknown, Hetty Lennon, Mrs Rankin and Caroline Stewart. In the middle row are Ellen Hume, Mrs Scott, Charlotte Rankin, Agnes Hannan, Helen Brown, Sally Fee, Margaret Scullion, Nellie McKee, Jean Peacock, Cassie Craig, Unknown and Unknown. In front the first lady is unknown, then Ellie McKillop, Sophie Bones, Mrs Craig and Sarah Wallace.
BRITISH LEGION 0103
These smiling faces all belong to the committee members of the ladies section of the British Legion in 1960.
At the very back are Betty Monaghan, Dorothy McKeown, Mona McMeekin and Phyllis Lavery.
In the middle row we have Mrs Craig, Unknown, Margaret Mercer, Edith Hannan, Nora Wilson, Unknown and Unknown.
Seated at the front are Unknown, Unknown, Mrs Binstead (Chairwoman), Gwen Wilson (Treasurer), Sadie Bain (Secretary) and Unknown.
BRITISH LEGION 615
Standing on the steps of the former British Legion headquarters at Riverside in 1941 as the Second World War raged across Europe
we have the Branch's first lady Standard Bearer Mona McMeekin. She is accompanied by Sadie Bain (left) and Betty Monaghan.
BALLYCRAIGY SCHOOL 2519
This is Ballycraigy School having their photograph taken probably before Ballycraigy estate was built for behind them you can see haystacks in the field.
At the moment neither the year or the childrens names are known unless you know better, if so let me know so we can bring this school photograph to life.
The first girl on the left in the back row is wearing a badge on her tie so she could possibly be a prefect or head girl.
In the front row 6th from the right is a little boy while the girl behind has her hands on his shoulders must be his sister, for no boy would allow a girl to do that!
BRITISH LEGION 0104
The secret is out, now we know why so many Antrim ladies wanted to be on the British Legion ladies committee this is what they did after a meeting.
Just look at those sumptuous cakes and yet one lady in particular to this day has still kept her figure!
Photographed down the Lough Road in 1960 we have Margaret Trimble, Unknown, Hetty Stott, Unknown, Unknown, Sadie Bain, Dorothy McKeown, Mrs Jack, Mrs Allen, Mrs Collis, Unknown and serving them all is Betty Monaghan.

BRIAN STEENSON 948
This is Brian Steenson rounding one of the many corners in the Isle of Man TT races on his BSA. The photograph was taken at Governor's bridge in the production TT race in '70. Tragically he was fatally injured a few days later in the Senior race riding his Seeley.

My thanks to Rupert Martin for the above information.

BROWNIES PARADE 0050
The Brownies are just starting to walk up Church Street from High Street in a parade through Antrim in 1964.
In the background you can see the house that was two shops one of which was a woollen shop and was pulled down to widen the entrance into Riverside.
Also High Street Presbyterian Church and Orr School are still in their original state.
BUTLIN'S 2237
This photograph was taken in 1965 and back then every child wanted to go there.
For all the rides were free and you didn't need your parents with you for you were well looked after.
The parents of course enjoyed it as well for they could relax or take part in many of the events that went on.
What was the name of the place for it is still going today? BUTLIN'S and this the Morgan family at Mosney from Antrim.
On the left we have Mum Margaret, Dad Harry and children Henry Bernadette and Charlie.