CASTLE STREET 027
The castle grounds are to your left, then you have 'Frenchman's House' and the Royal Irish Constabulary barracks. To your right you can see McKeown's shop, Patrick Magill's pub, also Samuel Rea's Antrim Saw Mills worked here. Sadly all the buildings in this street were later demolished, but can still see two of the places, Rea's and the Barracks. They were removed and rebuilt brick by brick to their former glory at the 'Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra.
Date is Unknown.

CASTLE PUFF 038
This was originally the manse for the Unitarian Church.
Guests who were not quite elegant enough to stay at Antrim Castle were lodged here at the Manse. Local people at the time classed them as being ' Puffed Up ' and to this day that is what the building is known as, Castle Puff. At the time of the photograph it was being run by a C. Burrowes who bought and sold all types and makes of furniture also silver and small arms. Date is Unknown.

CASTLE STREET 049
Here you can see the Scouts and in the distance the Girl Guides marching along Castle street towards the town to celebrate Empire Youth Day in 1954. The building to your right is the old Brew Centre, beyond the hedges the small building was the Band room. Across the road the sign saying OFFICE is the entrance to Samuel Rea's Antrim Saw Mills. Of the people in the photograph I can tell you that the man in the bottomleft hand corner is called Bertie Goudy, the man on the motorbike is the late Jimmy Huston, behind him on the bike is his wife Isabell Huston nee Gibb and the young chap walking behind is Matt McCullough.

CASTLE STREET 1782
Seen here walking with the lodge down Castle Street on the "Twelth" in 1973 we have on the left Ken Williamson, Billy Kingsbury and Dougie Lynn.
The band behind them is the Albertbridge Accordian Band from Belfast.
CASTLE STREET 2263
It's the 1980's and we are in Castle street or what is left of it. As it it is slowly torn down for new development which hasn't lasted as long as this street did.
CHURCH STREET 2264
Here we are in Church Street in the 1980's and sadly all the buildings from Nicholl's shop on the right down to Railway street are ready to be demolished.
31years later the place only one building has built, the library, when you look at these buildings in all shapes and sizes with their own unique character could probably be still in business today.
CASTLE STREET 2284
This is a view down Castle Street from the Market Square in the 1980's.
On the corner and closed down but not forgotten is Pat Smyth's pub.
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THE FAMOUS FIVE 2583
Here we have the famous five, the Crawford sisters never have I seen such a beautiful sisters portrait photograph which was taken in Belfast.
At the back we have Madge Jennings and Sarah Simpson. In front are Hanna Simpson, Lizzie Nelson and finally Martha Rea.
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CLARKE BROTHERS 2719
In the studio having their photograph taken are the Clarke brothers, standing is John Clarke and seated is Charlie Clarke snr.
St. COMGALLS PRIMARY SCHOOL 2732
Here we are at St. Comgalls Primary School in 1980 and class 5C are having their photograph taken.
The teacher is Mrs Crosgrove and here are some of the names of the pupils, Gavin McKenna, Michelle doran, Naomi Letters and Brian McNally. Now where they are in the photograph I do not know just yet, but I'm sure you will be able to tell along with the rest of the pupils.

CREAVERY PRIMARY SCHOOL 2825
It's 1916 and we are here at Creavery Primary School for their annual photograph.
I wonder if any of the children including the Teacher had lost a brother, a son or a Daddy, for the battle of the Somme had taken place that July.
Starting at the back on the left is Patrick Allen, Jim Crawford, John Kennedy, William Kennedy, George Crawford, Norman Clarke, Tom Swann, Robert Wilson and the Teacher James Clarke.
In the middle row are Sara Wilson, Margory Swann, Meta Crawford, Eileen Clarke, Aggie Cupples, Mary Kennedy,Sarah Fleming, Aggie Swann, Maggie Warwick, May Swann, Tracy Barnett and Ella Fox.
Seated are John Warwick, Jim Warwick, Sarah Warwick, Annie Thompson, Jim Fox, George Dennison, Ruby Crawford Elsie Clarke, Ena Crawford and Annie Kennedy.
AUDREY CRAWFORD 2688
Seated to have her photograph taken at C.H. Pidduck Royal Studio of 79 Royal Avenue Belfast, is Audrey Crawford.
The reason being, Audrey was celebrating her Confrimation.
CASTLE STREET 2597
This is Castle street in the 50's and you are looking towards the bend in the street where the street's original name came from 'Bow Lane', beyond the bend the street ends at St Comgalls.
The motorcyclist in on a Honda moped, the car behing him I'm not sure of but the car behind it everone will reconise it, a Ford Zepher which became famous as a police car in the TV series 'Z Cars'. Of the two ladies having a natter one of the is Mrs McWilliams standing outside her home, next to the 'Do it yourself Centre' and down the entry was McCormicks taxi and funeral undertakers premises.
Now apparently the entry on the left led to the Antrim Castle grounds, but the lady in the house next to it, one of her windows looked into the entry and anyone going down the entry she would open the window and ask them where they where going before they proceeded any further.
CASTLE STREET 2598
Standing here in Castle Street in the 50's you can see in the distance the Barbican Gate and the trees behind the railings next to the castle wall. Left is Freddie McClung's shoe shop, then The Antrim Arms, across the road is Miss Crawfords drapery shop.
JIM CONNELL 0075
This photograph of Jim Connell who was in the RAF was sent home to his mum around 1943.
Jim wrote on the photograph the following words: To MOTHER from your Son Jim xxx
CLOTWORTHY 077
These are the stables at Clotworthy at the turn of the century before the great fire destroyed Antrim Castle and the stables where then turned into living accommodation for Lord Massereene and his Family. In the foreground is a lady dressed in all her finery posing for the camera and behind her is one of the grooms with a horse. It's not saddled so it has been brought out for the photograph.
COAL LORRY 1009
Sitting on the running board before setting off to deliver the bags of coal is William McFarlane and seated beside him is young Alex Agnew.
The photograph was taken in 1948 at Ballybentra Road in Templepatrick.
COAL LORRY 1008
All ready at Dunadry in 1936 to set off to deliver the coal to their customers we have leaning on the lorry Alex Agnewand behind him to give a hand is Willie Agnew.
COMMONWEALTH DAY 2761
It's 1961 and Commonwealth Day and here we are in the Castle grounds were they were holding sports events.
This is Billy McConnell of 1st Aldergrove Scouts being presented with a prize by Mrs Hawkins wife of the Rev Hawkins while looking on is Anne Weir.
COOKERY LESSONS 1118
This is Chef Smith from Bonnybridge in Scotland who travelled around giving cooking demonstrations on the 'Esse' cooker which they were promoting.
This was taken in a church hall in Antrim and as you can see the ladies who are unknown are busy taking notes - it was in the late 50's.
JACK CAMPBELL 1549
Getting his protrait photograph taken in 1936 is Jack Campbell.
MINNIE COOPER 2596
It's 1928 and little Minnie Cooper in her beautiful outfit is having her photograph taken in a studio.
SARAH ANN CRAWFORD 2576
This Elementary Certificate from 'THE TONIC SOL-FA COLLEGE' which was established in 1875 is for Miss Sarah Ann Crawford from Creavery.
Sarah had worked hard to obtain this achivement and was now qualified in Musical Memory, being in Time, in Tune and in Sight singing.
It states at the bottom " This certificate marks a stage in the pupil's progress. It does not certify ability to teach."
THOMAS COULTER 2706
It's that time of the year when the school photographs are taken and this time it's the turn of Orr Memorial School back in 1953.
This is young Thomas Coulter who back then lived at 21 Market Square.
CASTLE STREET 2141
Enjoying the sunshine while sitting on the windowsill of Wallace's home in May 1957 is Audrey Love with Marie Wallace on her knee.
CASTLE STREET 2139
Outside their home in Castle Street which was next to St Comgalls in July 1957.
This is William (Billy to his friends) and Josephine Wallace proudly showing off their baby daughter Marie.
CASTLE STREET 2143
Standing outside their home in Castle Street on the 4th June 1967 with St Comgalls in the background.
We have Grandad Billy Wallace, holding his right hand is Helen and hold his left is the other twin Ann.
Standing proudly in front is Marie Wallace.
COMMUNION 2145
This is Marie Wallace in 1962 after her Communion in St Comgalls in Castle Street.
CASTLE STREET 2142
Standing at their front door in Castle Street in 1951 we have from the left Josephine McMullan, Mum Helen McMullan, Gran Annie Hamilton and Audrey Love. The dog's name is Prince but I hope he hasn't got a cold for he's licking his nose!
CASTLE STREET 2144
Here we have in Castle Street Cavanna Wallace with Audrey Love in 1956.
Audrey is holding Marie Wallace who had just been baptized at St Comgalls and they were now Marie's Godparents.
CHIMNEY CORNER 2006
This is Nellie & Dennis Butterfield enjoying the moment back on the 9th March 1968.
They were attending the Wedding reception of Nellie's sister Moreen McCaughey. Nellie's coat by the way was Salmon Pink with a browm handbag and brown shoes with Salmon Pink stripes.
CLADY RANGERS FOOTBALL TEAM 1910
This is Clady Rangers Football Team back in 1956.
At the back are Norman Young, Basil Kinnen, Crawford Wilson, Joe Young, Bertie Orr, Frankie Corrigan, Johnny Kinnen, Sam Busby and William Craig.
In front are Andy Francey, Francis Skelton, Dennis Young, little Mervyn Thompson, Bryan Beggs and Sammy Kyle. In the background are two Unknowns.
CARSON FAMILY 1731
Being photographed outside the family home we have the Carson family with relatives.
On the left at the back is Granda Carson, next is his wife Granny Carson with Sam Carson in her arms, then Catherine Anne Adair and George Carson.
In front are James Carson, Ben Carson, Martha McClean, Mary Smyth and Nellie Suitters.
CHURCH STREET 1514
In the back garden in 1945 at Church Street getting their photograph taken with Tom Knox in his band uniform is Mrs Steele sporting the headgear of the uniform and her daughter who is unknown.
CASTLE STREET 1765
Standing at the back door of their house at Castle Street in 1961 we have Marie Buick with Anne McCabe and her sister Suzanne McCabe.
CAMPBELL'S PUB 1545
Here is Campbell's pub which was in Market Square, it is 1942 and war in Europe was still raging on.
Standing outside the pub is Ellen Campbell, her husband Campbell who owned and their granddaughter Margaret. Now we do know that it was an American soldier who took the photograph so perhaps he said "Come on Margaret Rose give us a salute" and Margaret obliged while still holding on to the cat.
CHICKEN OR THE EGG? 1551
Which came first "The Chicken or the Egg?" now Margaret Rose Kyle back in 1944 had heard this saying. But Margaret had a new one, which came first "The Chicken or the kitten?", for she has the hold of a hen that reared these kittens for when the mother cat would go off the hen took over and looked after them!
CLEGHORN 1706
This is me Cleghorn at Islandreagh with some of my friends and their house in the background.
On the left is Lilian McQuillen then Elizabeth McQuillen, Jim McQuillen, Elsie McQuillen, Doris McQuillen and Thomas McQuillen.
Well where is Cleghorn you may ask? Well I'm the cow of course!
CHILD'S PLAY 1767
No play stations or TV back then in ... That's when children were children and they amused themselves. Here in the backyard of their home in Castle Street Anne McCabe on the left and Marie Buick on the right had no problem enjoying themsleves on their see-saw made from a plank and an old Singer sewing machine frame. While in the background sitting down knitting away is Eleanor McCabe and also knitting while standing is Mary McCabe.
CHURCH STREET 1509
Standing at her back door in Church Street in 1947 is Mrs Annie Knox nee White and her daughter Anne.
The man is unknown so if you know him let me know.
CAMPBELL'S PUB 1546
Standing outside their pub which was in Market Square in 1942 we have Ellen and Sam Campbell with their Grandson Sammy Kyle
CASTLE STREET 1766
Sitting on the windowsill of Sammy McCabe's butchers shop in Castle Street is his son Robin McCabe as you can see worked there.
Next is Alex McDonald and finally Raymond (Tiddler) Lynn who worked at Franklin Young's garage in High Street
CHURCH STREET 1484
This is Annie Knox's School photograph when she was at Bruce School in 1946.
CREAVERY PRIMARY SCHOOL 1503
This Creavery Primary School in 1939.
It was in a very bad state and I have done the best I can with it if you know anyone in the photograph and also the year I would be most gratefull.
CASTLE STREET 1495
Out for a walk along Castle Street from their home in Riverside we have Sarah Jane Knox nee Kyle and her husband William Knox.
They were photographed outside the Fire Station the year is unknown.
CLOSE YOUR EYES 1320
At her Grannie's house in Fountain Street in 1937 is Joan McElrea putting baby doll to sleep.
CREAVERY PRIMARY SCHOOL 1502
This is Creavery Primary School class of 1935 and as you can see by the ground there was no tarmac in those days.
At the back are Sarah McClenaghan, Joe Millar, Jeannie McCollum, Robert Millar, David Millar, Joe Buick, Bella McKee, Alex Fletcher,Nellie Moundell, Rosaleen McKowen and John Cupples. The middle row has May McCollum, John Duncan, Mary Crawford,.Sam Fletcher, Jeannie Millar, Robert Hanna, Jim Fletcher, W.J. McDonald, Isa Black, Jim McDowell, Betty Cupples, Isobel Millar, .Patsy Ruckham and James Clarke the Headmaster.
Seated at the front we have Graham McKee, Craigy Duncan, James Adair, Robert Duncan, Margaret Moundell, John Fletcher, Johnnie McKowen,George Buick, Josphine McCollum, Robert McDonald, W.J. Buick, Lizzie McDonald and Billy McClenaghan.
CHURCH STREET 1483
Sitting on the windowsill along Church Street in 1945 we have Sammy McIlroy. His arms are around Annie Knox and her brother Jim Knox. Anne has clutched in her right hand a couple of biscuits.
CHURCH STREET 492
This is Ballycraigy band just coming into High Street from Church Street.
In the background you can see All Saints' Parish Church and just part of the house that was two shops, one of which sold wool.
The photograph had to be taken before1964.
COTTAGE 617
On the road to Kells just outside Antrim.
CHURCH STREET 491
Here the band are coming down Church Street and in the background you can see McCabe's the butchers.
The band members and the Lodge are unknown, it was taken in the 1960's.
CASTLE STREET 943
This is the old RIC barracks in Castle Street before it too made way for progress.
CORNERED ! 1156
It looks like poor Roy Simpson is well and truly cornered by three lovely lasses in the 60's. On his left is June Neeson, to the right is Marie Hemming and in front with a mischievous grin on her face is Kathleen Peel.
COUSINS 1317
Standing holding her cousins hands in 1936 is Joan McElrea..
On her left is Sammy Scott and on the right looking rather nervously at the camera is Moore Scott.
CAMBRIDGE HOUSE 118
This is the 6th Form of Cambridge House and all smiles for the camera in 1955. They are proudly showing off their outfits which they had to make for their Senior Certificate. From the left we have Adel Tinsley, Joan Nesbitt, Phyllis Valentine, Lynda McCord, Mari Rowan, Mari Millar, Marion Blackbourne, Unknown and Margaret Kerry.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 1428
Snapped by a street photographer in Belfast having travelled from Antrim in December 1934 we have Mrs Margaret Ferguson with her daughter
Ester Stevenson and holding her grandaughter Eileen. As you can see by their faces the stress of Christmas Shopping hasn't changed much over the years!
CHURCH STREET 667
Next to this thatched cottage in Church Street is C.J. McCormick Cycle Agent who of course sold bicycles. The sign says he sold B.S.A. bikes which back then were the top of the range, a must for all boys. The boy at the side of the entry is looking into a very famous place, it's Poque's Entry!
The other boy looking at the camera with the long stick could have been fishing or else going to drive the cows to be milked.
The centre section of the road has been concreted. The year is unknown.
CHURCH STREET 668
This aerial view was taken from All Saints Tower in the 1970's and you can see
the demolition of the houses behind the main houses in Church Street.
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CHIMNEY CORNER 2373
Seen here enjoying themselves on a night out at the Chimney Corner.
On the left we have Ken Hamilton and Berty Carnwath from Antrim.
CRAWFORD FARM 2514
This is the Crawford farm at 21 Creavery Road back in the 1900's.
On the left we have R G Simpson, William Crawford, Sarah Ann Crawford (nee Dennison), Hannah Simpson (nee Crawford) and cousin Aggie Stewart.
The farm is still occupied by Wilbert Crawford, son of William Crawford while Wilbert's son William operates a joinery business now from the farm.
CELIA O'NEILL 1877
This beautiful girl getting her photograph back in 1929 is Celia O'Neill then aged 14.
CHURCH STREET 838
This group of local youngsters are clearly enjoying the long break from school holidays during the hot summer of 1947. The shy one with the hand over her mouth is Edith Blair, and she is pictured with two friends unknown and then Margaret Myles and Ann Knox. Note the lovely vintage truck parked on Church Street delivering goods in the background.
CHURCH STREET 837
Taken in 1949 the man on the right is just passing Maggie Ann Jaminson's shop and further down was McCabe's butchers.
Back then they had a great selction of different coloured cars, as you can see you could have black or black.
CHIMNEY CORNER FOOTBALL TEAM 1268
Here we have the Chimney Corner Football Team of 1956 - 1957.
Standing at the back (from Left) Jack Hemmings - Trainer, Sammy Agnew - Left Back, R. Steele - Right Half, R. McFarland - Goalkeeper,
J. Kennen - Right Back and A. Geddis - Inside Left. In the front are J. Doubis - Outside Right, S. Quinn - Centre Half, R. Wasson (Capt) - Left Half,
J. Nicholl - Inside Right, A. Geddis - Centre Forward and Norman McCauley - Outside Left.
CHRISTMAS PARTY 1326
Here we have Irene holding part of Matt McCullough's sporran and enjoying themselves at a Christmas party.
They were very pleased to have their photograph taken with Antrim's very own " May McFetridge ".
COVA INN BARMEN 1937
Standing behind the bar in the Cova Inn in the 1960's second from the right is Charlie McStocker.
CHURCH STREET 970
Church Street - summertime 1947 and this little girl in her sandals was going to get water at the water pump which was in front of Pogues Entry - which is just behind the photographer. The girl's name? why it's Patricia Mackreth with her bucket,
Across the road is the Solicitors, the railings to the right belong to the Methodist Church which used to be the library.
COOKERY LESSONS 1119
This is Chef Smith from Bonnybridge in Scotland who travelled around giving cooking demonstrations on the 'Esse' cooker which they were promoting.
This was taken in a church hall in Antrim and as you can see the ladies who are unknown are busy taking notes - it was in the late 50's.
CHURCH STREET 666
In this part of Church Street you can see Gracies and Ivan Gillespie's and of course towering above them all is All Saints' Church.
The year is unknown.
CHRISTENING 1878
This is Terence O'Neill. next to his wife Sadie O'Neill they were the Godparents to Francis Madden son of Celia and Francis Madden who is in her arms.
They were in the back garden after the christening at St.Comgalls in 1962.