LADYHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL 070
B.Row: Bobby Cameron, Len Ireland, Herbie McCabe, Amanda Armour, Eileen Fleming, Betsy Fleming, Pamela Wilson, Jim Purdy and John Fleming.
3rd Row: Mrs. McIlwaine (Teacher), Tommy Fleming, Billy Ingram, Audry Beattie, Mable McCammond, Elizabeth McMahon, Mauve McCallum, Margaret (Marty) Purdy, Anna McCabe, Beatrice Purdy, Kenneth McKitterick and George Bates. 2nd Row: Bobby Armour, Muriel Flemming, Marion Clark, Dorothy Clark, Elsie Carson, Audrey Purdy, Kay Carson, Margaret Warwick, Mary McClenaghan, Joesphine McMahon, Olga Carson, Evelyn Armstrong,
Dorothy Armour, Ella Ireland, Doris Blackbourne, Joseophine Fleming, Mervyn McKitterick and Miss Allen (Teacher). F.Row: Liam Blackbourne, James McMahon, Norman Purdy, James Armour, Brian McCabe, Sammy Rantin, Donald Rantin, Derek Jackson, Artie Stevenson, Ian Stevenson, Derek McCabe, and Davy McMahon. The year is 1947

LADYHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL 926
This is the class of 1954 from Ladyhill Primary School and at the back we have Mrs McElwaine, William Fleming, Unknown, Sammy Warwick, Sammy Ranton, Andy Warwick, Bobby Reilly, Kenneth McClenghan and Unknown. In the next row are Vera Kennedy, Mary McCleanghan, Margaret Warwick, Martha Irvine, Chris McCleanghan, Dorothy Armour, Elsie Carson, Evelyn Armstrong, Marrion Clark, Miss Allen 'Head Mistress' and unknown. Following in front of them we have Ann Newell, Florence Hall, Audrey Cameron, Lucy Matchett, Kay Carson, Wilma Carson, Rene Clark, Miss Crawford, Miss Crawford 'twins', Pat Gage, Sarah Mary Armour and Margaret Price. Those seated are, William Hall, Pamela Heath,
June Ireland, Wilma Carson, Betty Millar, Mary Montgomery, Jane Montgomery and William Montgomery. Kneeling down at the front are
George Heath, Martin Terry, William Hall, Ann Simpson, Evelyn Hill, Josphine Fleming, Gilbert Rantin, Unknown,Unknown,Unknown and Unknown.
LADYHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL 1146
Here we have Ladyhill Primary School were lots of people have told me about their times there. The year of the photograph is unknown.
LADYHILL 1832
Here we are on the Old Ballynoe Road ,Ladyhill in 1938.
Sitting outside her house is Mrs Craig, beside her is Leslie Agnew in his Tartan outfit. Leslie was up visiting Mrs Craig who was his Great Grandmother.
LADYHILL 1833
Here we have Mrs Jean Agnew outside her home at Ladyhill just opposite the Quarry in July 1937.
Looking loving down at her son Leslie in the pram as she rocks him to sleep.
LAWTHER WEDDING 2070
This wedding photograph taken in 1950 is of Josha Lawther with his Bride Ethel Steele and her sister Catherine Jackson Steele, the Best man is unknown.
Now some information for the ladies: The bride's dress was light Blue, with matching hat, handbag, gloves and shoes in navy. The flowers were pink Carnations and she had Sandy hair and Blue eyes. The bridesmaid dress was a darker Blue with matching hat, handbag, gloves and shoes in navy.
The flowers were pink Carnations and she had Sandy hair and Brown eyes.
The Groom of course was in Kaki with Black hair and Brown eyes. The best man's suit was Navy and he had fair hair and Blue eyes
LOWE FAMILY 2433
Well here we are in Scotch Street in the Pound Loney area of Belfast in 1959 with three of the Lowe family being photographed.
At the back with his Elvis hair style is Sean Lowe who went on to emigrate to California and went home some years past. Next is his sister Betty Lowe now
a Graham and finally in front and the youngest of five children is Rosemary Lowe, her other sister & brother Eileen & Jim emigrated to Australia.
Now to hear the story behind the photograph we must rewind the years back to her parents. Her father John Lowe worked at a fair in Belfast. Her mum
Sadie (Sarah) Macmillan originally from Coleraine went to the fair, met John, they fell in love, married and had five children. Now when Rosemary was being
baptized, her Godmother Aunt Rita and Rosemary's sister Betty decided at the font that the Mary was not glamorous enough and changed it to Rosemary!
When Rosemary left school she went to work in Telephone House as a telephonist. There she got into the habit of having a telephone at her ear and to this day Rosemary can be found still with a phone clamped to her ear! Some time later Rosemary met,fell in love with and married Jim Drain and they emigrated to Brisbane Australia. But Australia was not for them and soon they were on their way home to Northern Ireland. Rosemary realized that it wasn't just going to be the two of them landing home it was to be three for Rosemary was expecting their first son. They came to Antrim and were housed in the just
newly built Rathenraw estate. Later they moved to the Greystone road and altogether had three sons Alan, Colin and Richard. Rosemary, now retired is a E-Bay addict and is well known not only around the town but also at local car boot sales as a avid bargain hunter.
Her nieces and nephews know her as Auntie Hopey! Now a little birdie whispered in my ear that Rosemary was 60 on the 21st December 2009.
LOWE FAMILY 2443
Here we have mum Sadie Lowe outside her home in Scotch Street, Belfast in 1949.
In her arms is Rosemary, well known in Antrim and in front of her is Eileen followed by Jim and Sean
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MAURICE LEITCH 2689
Taken all the way by his parents in 1936 to the Louis Morrison Photographer's Studio at 83 Royal Avenue Belfast to have this lovely photograph taken.
This little lad was born in Muckamore in 1933, later in his life he trained as a teacher at Stranmillis College in Belfast. He went on to teach at Antrim Primary School for a number of years before moving to London to be head of the BBC radio drama features in 1970. He has written radio and screenplays, nine novels which have won prizes and also a collection of short stories.
I'm sure by now you know who the lad is, it's are very own Maurice Leitch!
LADIES & MORRIS CAR 2694
These two ladies who, unknown are having a break from driving while out for a run in their Morris car are also sensibly members of the RAC.
GRANNY LOUGHLIN 2718
It's the early 1900's, nearly Christmas and before 2pm as Granny Loughlin deep in thought looks out the window at the rain coming down.
Now is Granny who is wearing a beautiful embroidered blouse with a throat brooch, has she just finished reading the rolled up paper in her hand? for her glasses are tucked in the pocket in the blouse. Perhaps Ganny Loughlin is waiting for someone to come so she can give them the present on the mantlepiece.
LAUGHLIN WEDDING 2118
This lovely wedding photograph was taken at the Ashleigh Studio in Belfast on January 1936.
The groom, Robert Laughlin lived in Castle Street Antrim and his beautiful Bride Nora Gillespie who came from Fermanagh but worked at Bush House.
Just look at her Bouquet, her wedding dress with the white fur on the sleeves and her Tiara, just sheer elegance.
LOUGH NEAGH 2120
It's early morning in the 1930's, this is Lough Neagh and yes these two men are skating on it for it had frozen over completely.
The man on the right is unknown but the man on the left is James Creighton who was the Head Gardener for Lord Massereene of Antrim Castle.
LAUGHLIN WEDDING 2119
In this photograph we have to go back 73 years to this wedding in January 1936.
Sadly on the left the Best man is Unknown but could possibly have been an Antrim man for the Groom is Robert Laughlin who lived in Castle Street.
His lovely Bride Nora Gillespie came from Fermanagh but worked in Bush House. The Bridesmaid with the trailing bouquet was her sister Emily Gillespie.
LOCAL ANTRIM LADS 1820
These local Antrim lads back in 1954 lived in Castle Street, Market Square and High Street.
At the back is Alan Crawford and Dessie Gillespie. In front are Stanley Coulter, John Coulter and Arnold Creighton.
LOANENDS CHURCH YOUTH GROUP 1890
Standing outside their church are the members of Loanends Church Youth Group in 1956.
In the back row are Wislon Kilpatrick, Kathleen Kilpatrick, Rev Derek Allen, Mrs Alice Allen, Allistar McCourt Willbor Rankin and Wallace Coulter.
At the front we have Eileen Price, Hubert White, Margaret White, Joan McQuillan, Elizabeth Devlin, Netta Scott, Molly Price and Jim White.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
LES GRAHAM 2805
Looking very intensley at his bike is Less Graham who was going in the 500MV Agusta Pre race in the 1952 Ulster Grand Prix.
LES GRAHAM 2817
Seen here in 1952 is Les Graham discussing the 500 MV Agusta pre race practice Ulster Grand Prix on the Seven Mile Straight Clady circuit.
LOANENDS UNITED FOOTBALL TEAM 2878
This is Loanends United football Team in 1960 and at the back from the left are Sammy Robinson, Dennis Young, Cedric Blackbourne, Alex McBride and Stanley Coulter.
In front are Unknown, Unknown, Nelson Mcdowell, Harry Price, Unknown and Unknown.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
BILL LOMAS 2882
Leaning over as he hurtles over Leathermstown bridge on his 350 Moto Guzzi in the 1955 Ulster Grand Prix.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
LIFEBOYS 1733117373
Getting their photograph taken in Antrim Castle grounds in 1947 are Antrim Lifeboys and their Leaders.
At the back we have George Millar, Bobby Cameron, Norman McCaig, Cecil Hannon, Victor Erskine and George Nicholl.
Standing in the middle are Warren McCabe, Herbert McCabe, Mervyn McKitterick, George Ferguson, Jim Beresford, Stanley Carson, Usher Hood, Sidney Quinn And George McFadden. Seated at the front are Jackie Baird, Miss Violet Bell, Rev Cannon Kerr, Mr. Tommy Moore, Mr. Bill Cameron and James Purdy.
THE LYONS 2790
Here we are at the Lyons family home and at the back on the doorstep is Lily Lyons and in front of Lily to the right is Mae Lyons. The lady and the child are unknown.
LADY UNKNOWN 2554
Sadly this lovely portrait photograph which was in an album is unknown, I can tell you that she was married at the time.
Let know if you recognize her.
LOANENDS PIPE BAND 2796
Here we are on the Seven Mile Straight road in 1957 and just passing Loanends Church is Loanends Pipe Band. At the moment I have no names of the members of the band. Over the wall you can just see someone's bicycle leaning against the church wall.
I can remember when I was about 12 years old I realised I was going to be late for Sunday School, so I hopped on my bike and made it just in time. When I came home my mother wanted to know why I was on my bike on a Sunday and when I told her, my mother was mortified for back then everyone
walked to church wether you had a car or not it was not the done thing to do, I was grounded for a week!
The original negative of this photograph belongs to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada.
LEN IRELAND 968
Here we have Len Ireland racing through Castletown, Isle of Man in the Southern 100 race.The year is unknown.
LORD O'NEILL 659
Standing in front of his car in Randalstown is Arthur O'Neil who sadly was killed in action during the First World War. At the side of his car is his chauffeur and, as you can see quite a crowd gathered - including two police officers! The reason for this may have been that cars were still a novelty in 1911 when this picture was taken. Certainly the solid rubber tyres would have made for a bumpy ride.
LOUGH NEAGH HOTEL 012
This hotel was in a way quite different from the other hotels in that it didn't have a bar or restaurant on the ground floor. It had a retail shops instead, J.Murphy the jewellers owned the shop on the right but the owner of the left one is unknown. The photograph was taken sometime in October, year unknown. Reason being is that the shop window is full of Standard fireworks.
LOUGH NEAGH 063
The skaters here are all unknown but enjoying themselves in 1893.
They used to hold mid-lough barbecues and roast cattle, have parties and you could go from one side of the lough to the other in a horse and cart.
LOUGH NEAGH 2243
As the sunrise sets over Lough Neagh in the distance you can see the ruins of Shane's Castle in the 50's.
This was a postcard photograph and was sent by Ruby to her friend Miss E. Kane of 23 Ballywilliam Road Portrush, postmarked 2nd March 1953.
It reads as follows: "I am keeping better, many thanks for sending on parcel so quickly. I had a nice long walk this morning, the weather is quite mild. I am glad you had a nice week-ending Belfast. Looking forward to seeing you soon again, Love from Ruby."
LENNON PORTRAIT 930
Such a beautiful portrait of the Lennon sisters from Antrim, their parents took them to
Belfast to get this photo taken - from the left we have Hetty, Janie and Emily.
Janie when she grew up married and had children, her son took up motorbike racing and became a champion - his name? Len Ireland!
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LAWTHER PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 112
It is 1956 and here we have the pupils of Lawther Public Elementary School out at Dunadry.
At the back are R.Steele, L.Wilson, Pauster McQuillan, Unknown, John Goodrich, Wilma Kinnen, Margaret Allen, Unknown, J.Wallace, Beth Rainey, M.Wells,Miss Spence,Unknown, Robert Wasson, Raymond Doole, Sammy Wells and R.Spence. In the 5th row: Mrs Ginn (Teacher),Unknown,D.Hunter, A.Goodrich,Unknown, Unknown, M.McComb, Unknown, Unknown, Miss Slavin, Bill McCormick, Unknown, N.Hunter and Mr.Ginn (Head teacher). Now to the 4th row: B.Elliott, Ronnie Maybin, John McQuillan, Tully Lynn, Carol Fox, Mary McQuillan, Miss Spence,Margaret Steele, Mari Millar, Wilson Steele, Maxi Millar,Gerald McCaig, Jim Millar and D.Beck. Unto the 3rd row: Jim Craig, Malcolm Ashe, M.Doole,Unknown,R.Wilson, M.Gillispie, Miss Wells, Unknown, Miss Millar, Ann Millar,Unknown,C.Gray, C.Kirkpatrick,N.Faloon and Unknown.Half hidden away we have the 2nd row: Andrew Wilson, Edmund McQuillan, Unknown, Unknown, T.Graham, Pearl Craig, Betty Craig, Unknown, Miss Doole, Joy Millar, Unknown, Unknown and Master Fallon. And now to the front row: Unknown, Master Hunter, Unknown, John Craig, Unknown, E.Gray, Elenor Spence, Miss Wells, A.Wallace, Unknown, Unknown, M.Barnes, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, John Gray, Samuel Wilson and Unknown.
LOADING COAL 1051
Loading up the carts with coal at Larne Harbour to take back to Antrim!
To the left you can see the empty bags ready to be filled to load unto the cart. The year is unknown.
LAWTHER PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 112
It is 1956 and here we have the pupils of Lawther Public Elementary School out at Dunadry.
At the back are R.Steele, L.Wilson, Pauster McQuillan, Unknown, John Goodrich, Wilma Kinnen, Margaret Allen, Unknown, J.Wallace, Beth Rainey, M.Wells,Miss Spence, Unknown, Robert Wasson, Raymond Doole, Sammy Wells and R.Spence. In the 5th row: Mrs Ginn (Teacher), Unknown, D.Hunter, A.Goodrich,Unknown, Unknown, M.McComb, Unknown, Unknown, Miss Slavin, Bill McCormick, Unknown, N.Hunter and Mr.Ginn (Head teacher). Now to the 4th row: B.Elliott, Ronnie Maybin, John McQuillan, Tully Lynn, Carol Fox, Mary McQuillan, Miss Spence,Margaret Steele, Mari Millar, Wilson Steele, Maxi Millar, Gerald McCaig, Jim Millar and D.Beck. Unto the 3rd row: Jim Craig, Unknown, M.Doole, Unknown,R.Wilson, M.Gillispie, Miss Wells, Unknown, Miss Millar, Ann Millar,Unknown,C.Gray, C.Kirkpatrick, N.Faloon and Unknown. Half hidden away we have the 2nd row: Andrew Wilson, Edmund McQuillan, Unknown, Unknown, T.Graham, Pearl Craig, Betty Craig,
Unknown,Miss Doole, Joy Millar, Unknown, Unknown and Master Fallon. And now to the front row: Unknown, Master Hunter, Unknown, John Craig, Unknown, E.Gray, Elenor Spence, Miss Wells, A.Wallace, Unknown, Unknown, M.Barnes, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, John Gray, Samuel Wilson and Unknown.
LOL 201 1791
Striding out in front for LOL 201 is Philip Martin. Behind Philip is Willie Steele and to Willie's left is Gordon McCaig. Behind Willie is Harry Scott,
Harry Ireland, Willie Trimble, Unknown and then Jimmy Wallace carring a Deacon Pole. The Band behind is the A.B.D. Pipe band from Antrim.
LAWTHER PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 859
This school photograph was taken in 1935 of the class of Lawther Public Elementary School, Dunadry.
Standing at the back we have Betty McGrath, Wilbert Milligan, Bertie Patton, Bertha Gray, Gorgon Morrow, Molly Porter, Gordon Johnston, Herbie Spence and Peggy McQuilken. In the middle row are John McGrath, Tom Johnston, Elsie May, Master Spence, Dorothy Greddis, David Spence, Marion McGrath, James Patton and Allen McGrath.
Seated with their arms folded are Beatrice Patton, Danny May, Master McQuilken, Sandy Spence and Peggy May.
LAWTHER PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 570
This is the class of 1939 of Lawther Primary School at Dunadry and all smiles for the camera.
Along the back row we have from the left Alan Craig, Sam McCombe, Jogn McGill, Willie Montgomery, Danny Davidson, Willie McGill, Norman Hawker, Jack Davidson, Jim Young, Gilbert Lynn, Wesley McQuilken, Frank Skelton, Sidney Quirey and Bobby May.
In front of them are Hilda Hall, Evelyn Brown, Maureen Craig, Sadie Skelton, Evelyn Kennedy, Ruth McCormick, Margaret Jackson, Margaret Shannon, Barbra Ashe, Lizzie Skelton, Ina Logan, Sally McCombe and Martha Kirkpatrick. Now seated and with his head down we have Erskine Campbell,
Betty Cairns, Margaret Davidson, Ellen Skelton, Freda Craig, Ruby Logan, Ellie Ashe, Mary Wilson, Margaret Brown, Margaret McCombe, Jean Geddis Maureen French and Phyllis Young. On the ground with their arms folded are Bobby Brown, Maurice Leitch,Willie Hall, Dennis Young, Bertie Jones, David Hall, Tommy French Jimmy Kirkpatrick and Willie Craig.
LAWTHER PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 845
This Lawther School photograph with all these fresh well scrubbed faces was taken in 1954.
B.Row: Mr.Lamont (Teacher), John Goodrich, Crawford Taylor, Robert McMullan, Fulton McClure, Britton Logan, David Fletcher, Ronnie Patton, John Fletcher, Ivan Foxe, Derek Steele, Samuel Quigley, Taylor Kirkpatrick, Willson Steele and Mr. Lamont (Teacher). The Lamont teachers were not related. The Lamont on the left when he was lowering the flag to half-mast for the death of King George he dropped dead.
3rd Row: Molly Rainey, Tillie Lynn, Ailleen Lamont, Margaret McQuillan, Elsa McQuillan, Betty Quigley, Frances Quigley, Dorothy Steele, Jean Spence, Olga Lamont, Margaret Kennedy, Annie Brown and Anne Spence.
2nd Row: Wilma Kinnen, Bertha Rainey, Evelyn Reade, Mary McQuillan, Ruby Gillespie, Margaret Reade, Elizabeth Warnock, Marie Craig, Mrs.McBride (Teacher) was the minister's wife and her daughter is Muriel further along the row, Pamela Mullan, Ansy Skelton, Margaret Warnock,
Isobel Spence, Margaret Steele, Norma Quigley, Muriel McBride and Mavis Gillespie.
F. Row: Master Quigley, Unknown, Canning Taylor, Gerald McCaige, Bobby Cairns, Arrell Kinnen, Master McQuillan, Ian Alexander, Leonard Wilson and Raymond Doole.
LAWTHER PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 110
This is the Lawther Public Elementary School class of 1931. Some of the faces are blurred because they moved while the camera was taking the photo.
In the back are Albert Topping, Hugh Worthington, Samuel Steele, Margaret Steele, Margaret Moore, Levina Preston, Kathleen Scott, Bessie?, Miss Steele, Miss Steele, Unknown, Master Spence and Charlie Scott. The middle row starts with Unknown, Master Shannon, Kenny Preston, George McCaige, C.McNall, Walter Parker, Bertie Patton, Bertie Steele, Master Spence, Master Shannon and Master Patton. With all arms folded in the front are Master Wassen, Master Patton, Miss Smith, Miss Skelton, Miss Smith, Miss Steele, Miss Smith, Miss Smith, Miss Skelton, Miss Skelton,
Master Magill and Master McMullan. Hugh Worthington in the back row went on to become an air gunner in the Second World War but was sadly lost.
LOUGH HOUSE SCHOOL 1124
This is the class of 1941 of Lough House School Aghalee and the boy cross-legged at the front on the right is Stephen Gilchrist from Antrim The rest of the children are unknown.
LOAN ENDS PRIMARY SCHOOL 1137
All smiles for the camera these " Bright Sparks" or should I say " Model Pupils " belong to Loan Ends Primary School in 1957.
At the back are Miss Fisher (Vice Principal), David Wallace, Unknown, Roy Kirkpatrick, Unknown, David McGregor, Alex Mackay, Samuel McClurken, Unknown, Unknown, William Devlin Unknown and Mr. Logan (Principal). In front of them we have Ann Falkener, Unknown, Maureen Wallace, Ruby Erwin, Edna Kirkpatrick, Eleanor Johnston, May Gowdy, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Margaret Wallace, Evelyn Thursbey, Ann Devlin, Margaret Scott and Mavie Mackay. The front row has Unknown, Jean Adair, Helen McQuillen, Rosemary Patterson, Hannah Taylor, Unknown, Irma Brown, Linda Kirkpatrick, Helen Logan, Unknown, Agnes Jones, Unknown, Elizabeth Wallace, Unknown and Ann Harper.
Seated on the ground are Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, David Taylor, Unknown, Bill Jones, Norman Kirkpatrick, Unknown and Unknown.
LODGE 2467
Here we are in the sixties and outside Antrim railway station are members of a lodge waiting for a train.
Among the members are staff from Holywell Hospital Sam Jackson, George Jackson, Alex Fleming, Andrew Reresford, Herman Taggart, Gaston Gamble, Gilbert Rantin and Jimmy Carson.
LOUGH NEAGH 234
The man with the white cap on is the skipper Bristow Wallace who took the tourists out on to the Lough sightseeing. Two of the men are wearing watch chains and the lady has on a very daring dress. Taken in the 1930's.
LOUGH NEAGH 238
Here you can see the tourists disembarking after being out on the Lough with skipper Bristow Wallace.
Date of the photograph is unknown.
LOUGH NEAGH 243
Here we have the skipper Bristow Wallace with the help of one of the tourists tying up the boat after a trip on the Lough. Date of the photograph is unknown.
LOUGH NEAGH 239
All set to out on to the Lough with skipper Bristow Wallace are more tourists and perhaps a few locals.
It must have been a cold day looking at some of the coats and look at the ladies hats.
Date of the photograph is unknown.
LOUGH NEAGH 246
Here is Bristow Wallace relaxing in his boat at the slipway on the Sixmilewater river in August 1934.
Just above Bristow to the right you can see an old square type car.
LOUGH NEAGH 252
Tourists ready to come in after a trip on the Lough. Date of the photograph is unknown.
LOUGH NEAGH 706
Sailing out into Lough Neagh in 1923 are two boys and girls with a man rowing.
On the shore watching is possibly a father who is smoking a pipe and his young son.
LOUGH NEAGH 253
A load of happy looking tourists, look at the hat on the lady to your left.
In the bottom left hand corner is the skipper Bristow Wallace. Date of the photograph is unknown.
LOUGH ROAD 839
A group of friends out for a summer stroll along the Lough Road in Antrim in 1958. Pictured at the back are Charlie 'Chuckie' and Norman McCaig.
They are accompanied by Dennis King, Gillian Beattie, Andy 'Biffo' Blair, George McLaughlin and Betty Davis.
The baby's name is Irene Meehan - but do you remember those cute little harnesses with the bells on them?
LOUGH NEAGH 904
Look at this beautiful old car with it's running board, chunky headlights and turning indicators. Well back to the ladies in the photo, the first lady is unknown but the other lady is Auntie Claris. The man who took the photo is in the services, who do I know? his cap is on the roof of the car!
LOUGH ROAD 1060
Out for an afternoon walk these ladies are strolling along the Lough Road towards the shore in 1959. In the background you can see Massereene Golf Club house.
LOUGH SHORE 298
Taken down at the Lough Shore the only person known is third from the right Jeannie Baird.
The date is unknown.
LOUGH SHORE 127
This is Joan Nesbitt with her Vespa scooter and her brother Roy on behind down at the Lough shore in 1959. In the background to the left you can just see Massereene Golf Club House.
LOUGH SHORE 329
Ruby Baird, Aggie Baird and Eileen Swan were clearly enjoying a relaxing day at the Lough Shore when this picture was taken! Also of note are the buses and car in the background, harking back to the time when Antrim was still very much on the tourist map - sadly the year it was taken is unknown.
LOUGH SHORE 350
This is Herbie McCabe and Hugh Buick on the shore at Shane's Castle.
The year is 1933.
LOUGH SHORE 330
Sitting enjoying the sunshine down at the Lough shore are Aggie Baird, Eileen Swan, Ruby Baird and the little girl is unknown. The date is also unknown.
LOUGH SHORE 461
Enjoying a day down at the Lough Shore we have in the back row: Graham ?, the other three are unknown.
M.Row: Helen Craig, Graham ?, Unknown, ? Davis, Unknown and Unknown. F.Row: ? Davis and Jean Woods. The year is unknown.
MRS. LINDSAY 2112
This studio photograph of Mrs Lindsay was taken in the early 1900's. Sadly that is all I know of this lovely Lady.
LOVE EVERLASTING 2553
Sadly the couple and the children are unknown but as you can see their Love is Everlasting!
LOWDEN WEDDING 1084
This beautiful photograph taken in a studio in 19 , was of the marriage of Thomas French and Jeannie Lowden.
Standing on the left is David Lowden, then the groom Thomas French the other man is unknown.
Seated on the left is Jeannie French, then the Bride Jeannie French nee Lowden and the last lady is unknown.
LYLEHILL P. E. SCHOOL 2422
Here we have the pupils of Lylehill PE School having their annual photograph taken, the year is unknown.
At the back we have from the left Hugh McBurney, Bertie Crooks, Cecil Cummings, Jim Coulter, Ivor McKay, George Fleming, Drew Johnston, Noel Rea, Sammy McCrea and Francis Calvert.
Second row has Miss Best (Teacher), Davy Coulter, Billy Parkes, Sammy Lindsay, Rex Cummings, Alex McBride, George Johnston, Dessie Hall, Sam Carlise, Francis Coulter, Billy Richie, Robert Ogilby and Ben Hoey (Headmaster).
In the Third row are Ronnie Charlton, Neilly McBride, Pat McKay, Kate Moore, Mavis McKay, May Lindsay, Margaret Hall, Elsie Walker, Brian Williamson and Barry Rea.
Finally the front row has Matt Walker, Ruby Walker, Esther Parkes, Elizabeth McCrea, Annie Ogilby Eileen Nesbitt, Frances Rea, Lilah Ogilby,Noreen Johnston, Kate Moore, Elizabeth Hoey, Anne Charlton, Miss Coulter, Kathleen Walker, Catherine Hoey, Fleming McBurney and Tom Carlisle.
VISITING TIME 2721
Seen here visiting Ria Lynn is Granny Lynn, Granda Kitts and sitting on her knee is Irene Kttts, back in the 1930's.
LYLEHILL P. E. SCHOOL 2423
This photograph of Lylehill P E School pupils was taken in the field next to the school, the year is unknown.
From the left at the back are Geo Cameson, Robert Crawford, Sam Lindsay, Brian Russell, George Russell, William Parkes, Brian Williamson and Jimmy Ford.
Second row has Francis Calvert Barry Rea, Anne Charlton, Belle Moore, Noreen Johnston, Elsie Walker, Marie McCoy,Miss Ford, Mabel Bannor, Eliz Hoey, Hester Crawford, Neilly McBride and John McBride.
In the third row we have Ethel Barron, Linda Sherrard, Unknown, Minnie McBurney, Lena McBurney, Catherine Hoey, Kathleen Walker, Unknown, Ester Parkes, Unknown, Helen McGookin, Ruby Walker, Unknown and Miss P Williamson.
Finally seated on the ground are Unknown, Master McCoy, David Carlisle, Tom Carlisle, Ronnie Charlton, Davy Coulter, Matt Walker, Flening McBurney and David Walker.
Catherine went on to hold the position of Minister of Sport for about 4 - 5 years, also the headmaster was her uncle!
VISITING 2722
Seated here all smiles we have Irene Kitts, Pauline Bennet, Ria Clarke and Annie Clarke, back in the 1930's.
LOUGH NEAGH QUEEN 0135
The borough of Antrim is blessed by its close proximity to Lough Neagh, creating a maritime history which spans back generations. Most local people will recall the Maid of Antrim cruiser, which brought countless families out unto the choppy waters for day trips before it was sadly 'decommissioned'.
This is the Lough Neagh Queen, its steam driven predecessor, which operated those same routes back at the turn of the 20th century. Owned by the Lough Neagh Cruising Company, the 'Queen' could carry 30 tourists, as could her sisters 'The White Heather' and 'Peacehaven'. The fact that the Lough was so well served 100 years ago speaks volumes about the thriving tourist trade at that time. Did you know that between 1820 and 1860 merchant steamboats operated on the lough too, travelling all the way from Belfast via canals, then up the river Bann and out into the North Atlantic? In the past the Lough has seen many great navel battles including the Anglo-Irish battle of 1643 - even the Vikings at one time controlled these waters.
The year is unknown.
My thanks to Joan McKee for lending me her photograph.