GEOFF DUKE 215
This is Geoff Duke at the Roy Hesketh Circuit in South Africa during his 1957 tour. Geoff became No.1 in the world at Motorbike racing

GIRL GUIDES 413
This photograph was taken at the Motte in the Castle grounds during the Summer of 1954.
Few places in Antrim served as a backdrop to so many pictures as the town's lovely castle grounds! Here we have the girl guides taking advantage of the leafy glades of the Motte for this portrait taken in the summer of 1954.In the back row we have Jean Jenkins, Jean McClung, Madeline Fleming, Pasty McClure, Maeve Harrison and Sadie Stevenson. Myra McMaster, Rosalind Magill, Eileen Leitch, Frances Coulter and Pearl Hanlon are perched
immediately in front of them. In the third row we have Margaret Mayberry, Pamela Fleming, Elizabeth Ferguson, Lila Jamison, Margaret Myles, Lily McCormick, Olive Fleming, Sadie Magill and Isobel Coulter. Just in front of them are Margaret Nilson, Agnes McBride, Ethel McKee, Sally Forsythe, Isobel Francey, Jean Russell, Annie McCormick, Ann Knox, Marie Hemings, Doris McIlveen and May Francey. Finally, at the very
front are Mrs.Burrows, Mrs. Surgenor, Doreen Hamill, Miss McFadden, Joyce Hanlon, Betty O'Neill, Edith Blair, Ruby McBride, Alice Kirkwood, Georgie Tosh, Mary Trimble, Jacqueline Trimble, Patricia Donaldson, Liffie Reid and Joy Fleming.

GIRL GUIDES 455
This group photograph was taken at Nutt's Corner Airport on the 6th May 1955.
It is of 1st Antrim ( B ) Company meeting Lady Baden-Powell who was the World Chief Guide.
Mave Harrison, Elsie Hamil, Patrica McClure, Rossaleen McGill, Sally Forsythe, Sentor Mrs. W.E.Greeves.M.B.E. Ulster Chief Commissioner, Lady Baden-Powell, Mary Heming, Lila Jaminson, Isabell Francy, Myra McMaster, Margaret Mills & Lily McCormick.
In the back row: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Olive Fleming and Rita Craig.

GIRL BRIGADE 404
Having a great time are these girls of the Antrim Girls Brigade. Phylis Nicholl, Unknown, Unknown, Lily Nicholl, Francis McKnight, Unknown, Marie Sharp, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Hazel Chambers, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown and Florence McNeilley.
Also in the picture are Tilly Borris, Jeannie Surgenor, Liffy Reid.and Mrs Fleming. Date is around 1953..

GEORGE BEST 1830
Here we have dear old George Best with his then wife Angie at a Sabb Sponsorship at Antrim hockey Club in the 70's.
GIVE US A PUSH 2104
All strapped in and ready to go is Philip Hannan for he has asked his brother Norman at the end for a push.
Now Norman's not too sure and Gary his other brother is doubtful as well. On the left is Sharon McQuillan being a good girl.
GENERATION GAP 2105
It's the swinging Sixties and sitting in the chair on the right is Sammy McQuillan listening to Radio Luxemburg on his portable transistor radio.
Behind him seated at the table is his dad Thomas and his expression tells you all about the Generation Gap!
GWYNNS TEMPERANCE LOL 419 2279
This is Gwynns Temperance LOL 419 at Antrim and kneeling in front we have
R Preston, E Nicholl, R Lynn, W Williamson (Jnr), E Kelso, M W and D Robinson.
Behind are S Clarke, N Young, D Lynn, R Ward, F Logan, J Robinson, Ian Johnston, K White, J Hume, E Shaw, W Young, G Law and finally W Johnston.
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GRAHAM'S BLACKSMITH SHOP 2725
This is Graham's Blacksmith Shop which was torn down to make way for the roundabout leading to Belfast International Airport.
GRAHAM WEDDING 2744
Here we are during WWII when this wedding photograph was taken at High Street Presbyterain Church in High Street Antrim.
In the back row you can just see Davey Quigley, then the minister Rev William Mitchell, Elizabeth Quigley and Mrs Graham.
The Best man is Unknown, the Groom is Mr Graham, the Bride is Lilian Quigley of 59 Fountain Street and the Bridesmaid is her sister Francis Quigley
GIFFEN WEDDING 1851
This is Roy Giffen the Groom with his Bride Elizabeth Giffen going off on honeymoon after their wedding 1972.
GIFFEN CHILDREN 1852
Just back from holidays and you tell where they were by Charmaine's cap in 1975.
On her left is her brother Dean, and her sister Elizabeth is on her right.
GIFFEN FAMILY 1846
Proudly standing with his daughter Agnes in his arms is Roy Griffen along with his wife Elizabeth in 1974.
Taken standing in their garden at and behind them a true Volkswagen Beetle.
GRANDDAUGHTERS 2084
Seen here visiting their Grandmother Adelade Kinzett who is standing outside her home in 1936.
We have on the left Moria Mackreth and on the right her sister Kay Mackreth.
GORDON WEDDING 1919
This wedding photograph was taken in 1914 and the Groom was of Tom Gordon and the Bride Margaret Nesbitt.
At the back on the left is Unknown, then her brother James Nesbitt, Miss Burnside and Father James Nesbitt. Seated are her brother Robert Nesbitt, her husband Tom Gordon, herself Margaret Nesbitt and finally her mother Margaret Jane Nesbitt.
Margaret's parents were not happy about the wedding as they belived their daughter was marrying beneath her station.
They emigrated to New Zealand and lived a very happy life and ironically Tom became a very rich man in his own right.
GANG HUT 1624
Showing off the finished building of his gang hut back in 1947 when he was ten is Beresford McCabe.
No electric drills or saws then not even a hammer all you needed was a hachet to cut the wood and the other end to hammer in the nails.
GROUP 1629
This group of people are at the moment are unknown to me although some of the faces are familar and the building behind them is also unknown.
The photograph was taken in the 1920's the style of dress dictates it as the lady seated third from the left is dressed in a Charleston dress with a headband.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT 1735
Being photographed on a girls night out we have from the left. Ena Fleming, Julia Hannan, Nellie Hannan, Kake Reford, Mary Fleming and Kathleen Beggs.
GRANNY CARSON 1734
Seen here with a twinkle in her eye is Granny Carson getting her photograph taken.
GRANDAD CARSON 1733
This is Grandad Carson having his Portrait photograph taken.
GEOFF DUKE 1579
The motorbike rider is Geoff Duke and he is getting the bike checked by the Norton tuner, manager Joe Craig from Ballymena in 1951.
Where they are is at the end of Quakers Town Road on the Seven Mile Straight. This is where many race teams came to tune the bikes and test them. Now the roads were not closed for them to test the bikes and this is the reason for the registration number plate, this allowed them to go on the public roads. The man looking on intently on the right is Harry McDowell from the Seven Mile Straight, beside him is the local Blacksmith Billy Porter. The man behind Geoff Duke is supposed to be Hall Coleman who lived on Quakers Town Road.
GUESTS 1499
This is Bobby Wylie and Alice Cubritt all dressed up and going to a neighbours wedding in 1967.
GARY'S CHRISTENING 1749
Family gatherings are usually for special occasions and so is this one for it was for Gary Hannan was three months old and had just been Christened.
On the left at the back is Sammy McQuillan, Doris McQuillan, Lilian McQuillan, Carol McMurtry, Norman McQuillan and Ann McQuillan.
In the middle are Thomas McQuillan, May Hannan holding her newly Christened son Gary and then Elizabeth McQuillan.
In front are Elsie and Jim McQuillan.
GLASGOW GREEN 1461
The year is 1973 and here in Scotland they are at the field on the 12th July.
The two drummers are William Baird and Nigel Crossey who have come over from Antrim with the Ballycraigy band.
GRANNY 937
I don't think that there is anything more wonderful than a Grannys' smile - especially if you’re a child for you know it's full of love and tenderness. The same goes for Granny Lennon outside her house in Oriel road - you just want to rush into her arms and get a big hug. The year is unknown.
GOOSEBERRIES 1324
All hands at the ready to start picking the gooseberries in the back garden at the Folly in 1923.
On the left is Agnes Scott, Ellen McElrea and the other three are unknown.
GILLESPIE WEDDING 1408
All smiles for the camera in this group photograph of Ivan Gillespie's Wedding Day,
In the group is Mr Rodgers and his wife, the rest including the Bride, Bridesmaid, Best man and year are unknown.
GILLESPIE WEDDING 1407
Here we have Ivan Gillespie with his charming wife on their Wedding Day.
The bridesmaid and the Best man along with the date are unknown.
GOOD MATES 1261
Getting their photograph taken at J. Phillips Studio of Royal Avenue Belfast in 1896.
On the left is John McCabe and his good friend Hugh Jackson both from Antrim. Later on they both got married, had families and ended up grandfathers, John to Anna McCabe and Hugh to Betty Steele.
GORTAGALLON PRIMARY SCHOOL 1039
This is the class of 1939 outside their school which is Gortagallon near Crumlin. Standing at the back are George Duncan, Victor Henry, Bob Duncan,
Rosaline Addis, Kenneth Henry, Billy Addis and Roy Courtney. In Front seated are David Hamilton, Eileen Rankin, Jean Duncan, Muriel McCartney, Clarisse McCartney, Elizabeth Logan, Betty Courtney and Jim Logan. Seated on the ground are Herbert Henry, Frank Courtney and Alan McCartney.
WEDDING DAY 1061
This is Tom Gordon and his Bride Margaret Nesbitt on their wedding day 1914 in New Zealand.
First we rewind time to when Tom and Margaret fell in love and starting courting, Margaret's family objected due to Tom being of a lower station, Tom then left and emigreated to New Zealand. Margaret however was not going to be parted from her true love and so she joined Tom in New Zealand
six weeks later. They then got married six weeks after that and lived a very happy life and ironically Tom became a very rich man in his own right.
Now that's what I call a "Love Story".
GREAT PALS 079
This portraiture is of Alexander Irvine and his great pal Jack London back in 1906.
Jack London was the instigator of getting Alexander Irvine to write and earn money from it.
GREEN FAMILY 462
This beautifully composed shot is of renowned photographer William Alfred Green and his wife Mary 9nee Shemeld) and their son Foster. It was taken back in 1914, just before Alfred took up residence at the Belfast Road in Antrim. His decision to relocate to the town was lucky for local historians, for his pictures from this period have become valuable historical documents. Sadly he died in 1958 at the age of 88, but his work lives on. His former home also bears a plaque commemorating his enduring contribution both to local life and the art of photography.
GREENACRES 1056
Sitting in a field in September 1955 on the farm of Mr. R. A.H. Wilson which was at Greenacres, Oldstone, Muckamore.
We have Patricia Wilson who is holding on to a lamb in each arm that were born in August.
GIRL GUIDES 585
Here we have a relaxed shot of 1st Antrim Girl Guides takin in the Castle Grounds in the summer of 1954. The young ladies are actually
taking a bit if a rest after scaling the Motte. Starting from the left we have, Sadie Stevenson, Marie O'Neill, Margaret Wilson, Edith Blair,
Joan Russell, Annie McCormick, Isobel Coulter, Alice Kirkwood and May Francey.
ANTRIM TOURIST ADVISOR 2406
Here we are back in the time when Antrim's Hotels were full of visitors eager to see and visit the sights.
Some did not have to go very far to enjoy a tour round Antrim with their very own Antrim Tourist Adviser.
Davy Gaynor was one of these advisors and made sure they went home with wonderful memories, but back then everything was prim and proper.
The girl by the way was from Lancashire and was called Flo Buxom.
GEOFF DUKE 1854
This is Geoff Duke as he hurtles up the seven mile straight on his Norton motorbike.
GOOD MATES 1144
Sitting on the bunker which was the usual meeting place on the Steeple Road waiting for their mates to appear to enjoy a good nights craic we have William McClenaghan and Sammy Fletcher. The year is unknown.
GIRL MEETS BOY 1075
Hello I'm Hazel the Ladle Campbell and this shy boy is my best friend James the Moley Craig.
We love playing in the snow here at Muckamore Village and it's 1953.
GORDON NEESON 124
Standing outside Rosegift Cottage is Gordon Neeson in 1931. Note the buttons at the tops of his short trousers, this was for your braces instead of wearing a belt. Gordon was ten then and had still another 3 years to go before he would be allowed to wear long trousers. That was for every young boy back then, even I wore them till I was 13 and that was in 1955! I don't think we would get to many boys now doing that.
GIRL GUIDES 524
This photograph of the Guides was taken at Nutt's Corner Airport on the 6th May 1955. It is of 1st Antrim ( B ) Company who were waiting to meet Lady Baden-Powell who was the World Chief Guide.
The guide on the right is Lila Jamison and some of the rest of the Guides there are called Mave Harrison, Sentor Mrs. W.E.Greeves.M.B.E. Ulster Chief Commissioner, Moria McMaster, Margaret Mills, Fleming and Lily McCormick.
GERALD FOREBERG 828
On the left is Adam Gillespie welcoming Gerald Foreberg to Hall's Hotel in 1959 after his historic Lough Neagh swim. He swam some 20 miles in the Lough from the South West to the North East, Gerald Foreberg as you can see is still in his swiming gear and looking forward to a nice hot bath.
GRACE GARDNER 2213
Here we have a lovely photograph of a young lady standing in a garden holding a beautiful bouquet of flowers. As you can see she is wearing leather gloves with a single button to close them and the chain around her neck has a moon shaped pendant with it.
On the back of the photograph was the words "Yours Sincerely Grace Gardner. May 1918".
GIRLS BRIGADE 408
The Inspection of the Girls Brigade is taking place in Church Streeet in 1950.
Hazel Campbell the Antrim brigade leader is with Lady McDermont who has just passed Doris Blackbourne
and is approaching Elizabeth Green.
GETTING A LIFT 1048
A summer's day in 1939 and Maud, Anne, Rita and Jack Agnew are off with Tommy Allen to get the coal off the lorry
which had broken down and deliver it to the customers waiting. So you see modern transport isn't as reliable as the good old horse and cart!
GALBRAITH PUB 1238
This the Galbraith Pub on the Seven Mile Straight road at the corner of the Old Ballyrobin Road, the year is unknown.
On the left we have the son William Galbraith, then his father Thomas Galbraith, mother Annie Galbraith and finally his sister Violet Galbraith.
The pub went on to become known as the Barley Corn pub and the goose by the way doesn't have a name.

GIRLS FRIENDLY 270
This was a girls day out from Antrim to Portrush.
Front Row: Pauline Carson, Ellie Fleming, Rene Richie, Nora Hannon, Jean McClendrick, Mary Fleming, Jean McMurray, Dorothy Allen, Dorothy Kelly, Edith Allen and Edith Rankin.
Middle Row: Annie Fleming, Kathleen Bates, Martha Wallace, Nellie Hannon, Aggie Hannon, Margaret Rankin, Mena Wallace, Dorothy Clarke, Mrs. Collis and Joy Fleming,
Back Row: Marjory Law, Margaret Carson, Jeannie Burrowes, Eve Carson, Unknown, Sis Rankin, Jean Allen, Ruby Taylor and Unknown.

GIRLS BRIGADE 407
This inspection was taking place in Church street in 1950.
The girl in the foreground is Doris Blackbourne, the Leader is Hazel Chambers who is walking with Lady McDermont as she inspects them.
The rest of the girls are unknown at the moment.

GRAHAM'S ORCHARD 256
Picking the apples in the orchard are Lizzie Lynn nee Armour and Miss Graham in the 1925.
This orchard was on the New Park Road and stretched as far as the Greystone Road.

GREENMOUNT HOUSE 186
Robert Thompson rebuilt the manor house in 1820 at Greenmount and it was surrounded by 200 acres of estate. By the 18th century the family had Bleach mills on the estate and other businesses not only in Ireland burt as far away as the West Indies. This made them powerful enough in the area to challenge the local aristocraties, the Massereene family by standing for election. In 1910 the estate was purchased from the family by the Department of Agriculture, fitted out as an Agricultural College and opened its doors in 1912 with eleven students. Students still study here today. Dated 1952.

GIRLS FRIENDLY 452
This photograph was taken in the Prodestant Hall in Railway Street and they are performing an Operatta.
B.Row: Nora Hannan, Unknown, Unknown, Evelene Kissick, Peg McBurney, Agnes Hannan, Isobel Wallace, Hetty lennon, Joy Fleming, Ann Millar, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Betty Holmes, Unknown, Unknown, Betty Stevenson and Eva Carson.
The rest of the cast and the year are unknown. A Mrs. Lizzie McKeen used to organize these shows.

GIRLS BRIGADE 406
This photograph was taken in the old Methodist Church which is now a furniture shop, back in 1954.
B.Row: May Gaynor, Martha McDonald, Eileen ?, Frances McKnight, Doris Blackbourne, Eileen Cupples and Margaret Scott.
3rd Row: Anne Graham, Florence McNeilly, Dorothy Steele, Elizabeth Steele, Marie Sharp, Shirley Carson, Milly Muffet, Margaret Allen, Hazel Cahmbers & Mrs. Telford.
2nd Row: Phylis Luke, Kathleen Craig and Lily Nicholl the rest are unknown.
F.Row: Alison Coulter, Stella Lynn, Helen Nicholl, Jennifer Allen, Marie Sharp, Helen Coulter, Eva Rea, Pearlie Coulter and Margaret Baird.
The baby was Mrs. Telford and was called Arnold. The photograph was taken by Cyril W Love, who also took a lot of wedding photos in Antrim at that time.
My thanks to Marie Collie nee Sharp for this extra information.

GIRLS BRIGADE 409
Walking down Castle Street is 1st Antrim Company on Youth Sunday 1954, carrying the colours is Florence McNeilly, behind her is Helen Nicholl, then the leader Hazel Chambers and behind her in the centre is Doris Blackbourne, the rest are unknown and the Brew office is in the background.
My thanks to Marie Collie nee Sharp for this extra information.

GREAT PALS 1831
Seen here at Antrim Hockey Club in the 70's the chap on the left is unknown but the other two are. It's Jackie Fulereton and George Best.

GIRLS BRIGADE DISPLAY 410
This young girl certainly got the girls' Brigade off to a flying start! The rising star is called Stella, while the man with the job of trying to bring her down to earth is none other than our own Bobby McVeigh - while walking off in the background to the left is Lily Nicholl. Sitting in the audience at the Protestant Hall
in Railway Street to the right is the Rev. K. Hawkins with Brown Owl, Mrs. Carson. The man behind the Rev in a white shirt is Frank Sharp and next to him is his wife Mary.
The date is unknown.
My thanks to Marie Collie nee Sharp for this extra information.

GIRLS BRIGADE 431
This is the Girls Brigade and these must be the new recuits, none of their names are known at the moment.
The G.B. Leader to the right is called Hazel Chambers.The date is unknown.

GIRLS BRIGADE DISPLAY 405
Date, People and Place are all unknown.

MOTOR CAR PERMIT 2676
This is Andrew Graham's driving license in 1919. Andrew who was 35, worked for George Reid, the managing director of York Street Flax Spinning Mill.
In the beginning it was horses and Andrew drove his boss around in a horse and carriage which eventually gave way to the motor car.
Andrew not only had this permit but his boss had one and when ever Andrew was driving on his own he had to have the bosses permit as well to show he was allowed to drive the car.