This beautiful protrait is of Rachel Kelly who later became a Baird.
The date is unknown.

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This is the inside of Kirk's shop and as you can see they sold everything from pots and pans to drink and paint. Above the man in the background attached to the ceiling is a reel of string for back then they used to wrap your goods up in brown paper and then tie them up with string.
Kirk's shop was situated on the corner of Railway Street and High Street and was known as Kirk's Corner. The man in the middle is Robert Burn and next to him is Andy Bersford.

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The photograph was taken from the tower of All Saints Parish Church in 1955, this was so you see John Kirk's fleet of vehicles. Kirk's was not only in High Street but went the same again up Railway Street and naturally enough back then it was called by the locals 'Kirk's Corner'.
Smiling prettily for her school photograph is Kathy McCullough aged 5 in 1973
Here we are at the Kettyle Wedding and standing proudly with his Bride Mary is John Kettle having their photograph taken with their guests. Now John had lodged with Jimmy and May Baird at their house in Spa Terrace while Mary had lodged with Ivan Gillespie and his wife. Mary Baird or known to her friends as May is next the bridesmaid on the right. While James Baird (Jimmy) can just be seen at the very back, his head is next to the bridesmaid's head. Their son Jim Baird is the young lad in the shorts at the front and behind him is Ivan Gillespie.

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This is the tally book you had when you went into Kirk's shop. You purchased what you needed and it was put into the book and you paid up at the end of the week. Sadly the name has been removed and what was inside this book has been cut out.

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This is Captain William Kinley of the Merchant Navy at the grand age of 57 aboard his ship getting ready to sail from Liverpool in a convoy.
These brave Merchant sailors did not hesitate to sail out into danger but what many people do not know is that they were all classed as civillans.
If their ship was sunk that was when their wages stopped and did not start again until they got a position on another ship, a bit unfair.
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This warehouse of Kirk's was in Railway Street and here the men are loading the lorry up with sacks of animal feed back in 1915. The lorry is a Dennis 30cwt flatbed and as you can see no side windows only a curtain! The windscreen is in two parts and the drivers side is again in two parts, this allowed the driver to open the top section for fresh air. Also the lorry had solid tyres and is missing a headlight.
KIRK'S 2795
Situated at the end of High Street and the corner of Railway Street we have Kirks. The one to the left is the hardware section as you can see by the items outside, next to the door on the right is the one essential item every Antrim family had to have, to use on a Friday the good old tin bath. The ones on the left were used mainly for boiling the washing and hot water for the bath. Old John Kirk used to stand at the doorway when the young lads
were walking past he had in his hand behind his back a couple of pennies with which he was able to make a fast clicking noise which amazed the boys.
The shop on the right was the grocery section and back then people used to buy on a daily basis and so you buy things during the week and pay up on Friday. The goods were not sealed up like todays goods, the sugar was in sacks and then put into paper bags when you asked for it. Same with the butter they gave you what you asked for, remember no fridges so during the summer you bought small amounts. Kirks had a warehouse at the back full of sacks contained animal feeds, this of course attracted the mice and mice being what they are went everywhere including the grocery shop.
Anna McCabe remembers her father telling her when he was a young lad they used to watch the mice scampering in the front window eating the cheese!
Yes this is me with lovely long blonde curls at the tender age of 15 months in 1943. Wish I had the hair now !!
Here's a young Antrim man who later in life became well known in the area, it is of course our own Ken Wilkinson.
Standing in front of the good old black and white telly in the early 1960's Ken has on his 'Winkle Pickers' (shoes) which today are back in fashion.
Having their portrait taken in 1914 is Elizabeth Kerr with her brother Harry Kerr.
Getting covered in confetti after their wedding in Eskylane Church in 1952 we have the Groom Hall Kennedy and the Bride Betty Kennedy nee Ireland.
The pageboy is Philip Scott and the flower girl is June Ireland.
This is the Killead Black outside their hall getting their photograph taken, the year is unknown. The only man known is a Mr. Mackie and he is in the second row on the far right.
This is Killead Lodge and striding out in front is Lesley Steele.
These are the pupils of Killead Public Elementary School back in 1939 getting their photograph taken, later that year England declared war on Germany.
At the back are J. Whiteside, Master Anderson, W. Heaney, E. White, D. Heaney, A. Martin, B. Finlayson, H. Bohms, C. McRoberts, J. McCord and M. Cummings.
This is Killead School and here we have the class of 1947. Mr Graham was the Headmaster who is on the left and Mrs Minnis the teacher on the right.
The boys at the back are Bobby Redmond, Willy Williamson, Raymond Redmond, Geoff Pankhurst, Thomas Adams, Norman White, David Adams, Malcolm Graffin, Davy Whiteside, Tom Williamson, Joe Robb, Robert Thompson, Eric Rainey, Albert Graffin, John Reid and William Letson.
In the girls row are Shirley Cummings, Nancy Letson, Joyce Poots, Dora Russell, Muriel Wilson, Sally Killen, Charlotte Graffin, Eva Smith, Martha Rafferty, Betty Quigley, Betty Spence, Lyla Russell, Peggy Thompson, Eileen Adams, Mary Rafferty, Betty Poots and Jean Hyde.
Seated at the front are Joe Thompson, Raymond Hyde, David Williamson, Lesley Rankin, Jim White, Jean Thompson, Norma Graham, May White, Ena Quigley, Eileen Graffin, Helen Quigley, Myrtle Thompson, Sadie Wilson, Pasty Pankhurst, Bertha Beggs, Margaret Young, Susan Thompson, Colette Graham, Harry Martin, Ian McMaster Leslie Martin, Wilbert Hyde and Lyle Reid.
Getting their photograph outside Killead Primary School we have the class of 1948.
In the back row are John Reid, Raymond Redmond, Eric Rainey, Joe Robb, Arty Quigley, Albert Graffin, Robert Thompson, Willie Williamson and Willie Letson. Next is Mrs Minnis (Teacher), in front of her is Wilbert Hyde, Unknown, Patsy Pankhurst, Aggie Bickerstaff, Jean Hyde, Dora Russell,
Peggy Thompson, Charlotte Graffin, Lyla Russell, Mary Rafferty, Betty Poots, Unknown, Eileen Graffin, Margaret Young, Robert Redmond and behind him the headmaster Norman Graham. The next row has John Thompson, Betty Poots, Jean Thompson, Collette Graham, Unknown, Norma Graham,
Mary White, Agnes Robb, Myrtle Thompson, Sadie Wilson, Sue Thompson, Bertha Beggs, Unknown, Wilma McMaster, Unknown and Raymond Hyde.
On the ground are Unknown, Lyle Reid, David Williamson, John Russell, Leslie Rankin, Unknown and Brian Swann.
In the next row standing are E. Smith, M. Letson, K. Barclay, M Robb, E. Brown, P. Finlayson, G. Wilson, -M. McCord, M.Mackey, K.Killen, P.Cummings, I.Gibb, K.White, B.Erskine, J.Rainey, M.Spence and N. Smith.
Seated are D. Finlayson, B. Murphy, S. Rainey, B. Linley, Master Williamson, D. White, M. Rainey, Master Williamson, M. Murphy, N. Hyde, M. McRoberts, L. Gibb, F. Hyde, S. Letson, M. Quigley, J. Letson, J. Letson, W. McKernon and K. Erskine.
On the ground with legs crossed we have Master Barclay, J. Killen, J. Heaney, N. Adams, B. McRoberts, S. Steele, A. McKendry, D. Thompson,
Master Anderson, W. Smith. W. Spence, B. Rainey, S. White, M. Robb, N. McKernon, D. Whiteside and S. Park.
Standing in Kilyn Entry getting their photograph taken with Alexander Irvine in 1938.
On his right we have David Laughlin known to his chums as Dogger and in front of him one of his sisters The lady and the rest of the children are unknown.
This is Kilyn Entry off Church Street in 1960 just before they started to pull it down. This is David Laughlin and his sister Alice Laughlin standing outside
the home that they grew up in. The local townspeople had to tell the demolition workers to stop as they didn't know that the town well was there in case they fell in!
In this group photograph is Best Man Eddie Kinnen, Groom Jimmy Kinnen, Bride May Stewart, Bridesmaid Elizabeth Stewart and Maggie Kinnen.
The little girl giving May the horseshoe is unknown. The wedding was on the 31st March 1956.
This is Jim Knox and his sister Anne Knox in their back garden, Church Street in 1945.
In between them is their mother Annie Knox nee White.
This is Jim Knox with his big sister Anne in their back garden, Church Street in 1945.
Anne with her ringlets and big white ribbons doesn't look to happy about getting her photo taken.
This is the inside of Kirk's shop and as you can see they sold everything from pots and pans to drink and paint.
Above the man in the background attached to the ceiling is a reel of string for back then they used to wrap your goods up in brown paper and then tie them up with string.
Kirk's shop was situated on the corner of Railway Street and High Street and was known as Kirk's Corner.
The man in the middle is Robert Burn and next to him is Andy Bersford. The year is Unknown.
Here we are at a race meeting at Kirkistown in the mid 1950's.
On the left is Len Ireland, John Magee the driver and John Agnew.
In their back garden in 1953 at Riverside we have Jean Knox with her baby sister Hilary on her big sister's knee who is called Anne and her big brother Jim.
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This is John Kirk's two shops on the corner of High Street and Railway Street.
Railway Street as you can see is just a dirt road and High Street is the same except for the wide strip of concrete down the middle.
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Taken in the 1900's this portrait photograph of Kitty is all that I known of her.
On the back of the photograph she had written "Yours Sincerely Kitty xxxxx."
This is Second Mate Thomas Kinley in 1927 at the wheel of a merchant sailing ship at the age of 21.
By the time of the Second World War Thomas was a Captain in the Merchant Navy and served in British waters and the Atlantic.
This is Tom Knox who was in the A.D.B. Memorial Pipe Band in 1945.
Tom is getting his photograph taken with his two children Anne Knox and her brother Jim Knox in the back garden in Church Street.
We are outside Ardenveigh Gate house on the Birch Hill Road back in March 1913 and a very special day for the couple in the photograph.
Seated is James Alexander Kelly and by his side Kathryn Kelly nee MacGregor his Bride for this was their Wedding Day.
Seen here outside the family home at Parkhall we have in the centre Henry Kelly with his sons.
On the left seated with the dog is Harry Kelly, behind him standing is Thomas Kelly and on the extreme right also with a dog is Charles Kelly.
This is Henry and Annie Kelly of Parkhall. The Kelly family lived at Parkhall from at least 1818 to 1961.
Now Henry had a quarry on his land which he run quite successfully and Annie cooked the meals for all the men that worked in the quarry.
Also Kathyrn Kelly another family member was the cook for Justice of the Peace Harry Balfour Murray.  
This is Henry Kelly in 1852 standing outside his home Parkhall House which was on the Birch Hill Road.
Now that is not Ivy on the front of the house but apple trees and so the Kelly children had only to open a window to get an apple to eat!
This is Sergeant Alex Kelly having his photograph taken before going off to fight in WWI.
Alex was in the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers). On the 1st July 1916 when his company was heavily shelled he showed great coolness. Taking charge of a party of men he built a barricade in the enemy's trench and repulsed a bombing party three times.
Later Alex carried wounded men to the dressing station and afterwards, though wounded he continued to fight till exhausted from loss of blood.
This lovely photograph of these two fine young men was taken before going off to fight in the WWI
Sadly the lad standing is Unknown but seated is Harry Kelly.
This is James Alexander Kelly who was in the Masonic Order Lodge 651 all set to go to a parade.
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KIRK'S 1992
This is John Kirk's shop in High Street Antrim which was on the corner of Railway Street and next to it was Joan Kirk's shop,
As you can see Joan's shop sold a lot of hardware by the galvanised buckets and pots sitting outside, and hanging up is a riddle. In the shop window there is every type of oil lamp you can think of, from the plain Tilly lamp to most decorative lamp for the parlour. On the shop window is an advertisement in two places in white lettering most of which I can make out as follows: "Cornelius W ??Tehou and Sons Ltd SLASHERS". Can anyone explain?
Now the man in the middle of the two shops holding the plough is the General Manager of Kirk's Robert Burns.
In the John Kirk's shop window you can see hanging up ham joints and below on the shelf various tins with wording below saying Irish Hams and Bacon.
The man in the uniform next to his bike is from the Post Office, the lady and the man are assistants in the shop and finally the delivery boy with his bike.
This letter says it all.