JOHN JOHNSTON 106
This is John Johnston aged 84 relaxing in the sun at the Gate house on the
Randalstown road in 1935 and enjoying a puff on the pipe. In his younger
day he was the gamekeeper up at Tardree when it was part of the Antrim Castle
Estate. Later in life he was put in charge of the utilities at the castle
such as the water and gas, for by then they were using gas to light the
JACKIE JENKINS 1436
This delightful wistful little girl from Antrim is none other than Jackie
Jenkins back in 1962.
JARDEN CHILDREN 2670
Here we are at the side of Muckamore National School, today is the annual
school photograph, but because there four pupils from the same family ther
getting an extra photograph taken of just them. These are the Jarden children
who at Bloomfield house in Fountain Street, Desmond, Eric, Billy and Annie.
FAMILY GATHERING 2742
Here in their back garden at Bloomfield house in Fountain Street, the Jarden
children, Desmond, Eric, Billy and Annie are having their photograph taken.
Behind them is the clothes line and on it are the old long wooden pegs.
This is Jane back in 1956 having her photograph taken at these gates.
Now can anyone tell me, where Jane was that day?
JACKSON OUTING 1145
Down at Larne for the day we have out along the sea front Joe and Sadie Jackson
form Antrim in the 1930's
JENKINS FAMILY 1434
This is the Jenkins' family and from the left are Margo then their mother
Bridget and Hillary.
They have come from Antrim to Ballymena to do what all ladies like to do Shop!
JONES WEDDING 3032
It's not only a beautiful sunny day but a memorable one for this happy couple
after their Wedding in Antrim Parish Church on the 9th July 1955.
The happy Groom is Roland Jones and his Bride who captured his heart is May
Jones nee Fleming.
St. JOSEPH'S PRIMARY SCHOOL 3239
A bit too big for St. Joseph's Primary School Music department is the then
Minster of Education Dr. Brian Mawhinney who was visiting the school.
Now if you recognize yourself please let me know.
MARY and JOSEPH 3240
All smiles during rehearsals for their nativity play are Darren Waring (Joseph)
and Joanne McLean (Mary) and behind them other members of the cast.
JAMESON WEDDING 3283
What a beautiful Wedding photograph definitely the Groom and Best man are
only extras, this could be Hollywood instead of Antrim in the 1930's.
Seated on the left is Best man Joe Jameson the Groom's brother, the Groom
James Jameson and now his beautiful bride Una Jameson nee Rea. Una is wearing
a Pill box hat with Gypsophilla or also known as Baby's Breath. Her bouquet
is made up of Gladoli with ferns, the wedding dress seems to be made of lace
from the waist down. The Bridesmaid with her 'Gloria Swanson' look is the
Brides sister Eva Rea also holding a bouquet of Gladoli. Did you know for
I didn't the flowers Gypsophilla's meaning is 'Lover
of chalk' referring to the soil it grows in. The Gladoli has
a few meanings: 'Sincereity', 'Strength'
also 'Natural Grace'. They are
Named for the shape of their leaves, gladioli from the Latin word gladius,
meaning sword, symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent
infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the
givers heart with passion.
made this photograph full size so you could see the detail of the dresses.
This smartly dressed young man in a three piece suit with a rose in his lapel
is called Jim that is all I know. Now the photograph has been made into a
postcard which he didn't post. On the back in the address section he has written
" To Miss Kelly"
and on the communication side Jim has written, the first word is squiggle
and can't be made out but the rest is" you
know your-self From Jim". Now that's a cryptic message
and no mistake.