ON HOLIDAY 3429
Here on holiday in a sunny July 1931 and having their photograph taken the
two young girls have taken off their coats to show off their outfits.
On the left we have Mary Jane Magill, Mary Magill, Sally Gillan and in front
is Margaret Gillan.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now
of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
TREVOR McILROY 3438
This is a very young Trevor McIlroy having his school photograph taken. A
little birdie told me that Trevor has since flown the nest and built his own
nest while another little birdie has told me that Trevor's a really big birdie
now for he has just had his 40th birthday! in August 2013.
McNEILLY BROTHERS 3427
The McNeilly Brothers are all smiles and no wonder for Raymond, Ronnie, Eric
and David are sitting on Drew McGaffin's motor bike.
Drew has just ridden in the 1949 Mid-Antrim Motor Cycle Race.
RARING TO GO 3625
Can't wait for the photograph to be taken outside their home in Antrim is
Joan Riha nee Mailey who was a nurse. Now the dog in front of her is unknown
but the girl behind her is, she is Sue Beattie, it's 1935 did you know Joan
was only the second female to own and ride the bike round Antrim!
MUCKAMORE VILLAGE 3485
This is the second row of the Muckamore houses which are next to the Sixmilewater
river and it is June 1981.
Now the buildings you see right over the river they are out-houses where they
had primitive water flushed toilets that were still in use at that time.
They where built there for it was the most convenient modern way to get to
get rid of your waste although can you imagine having to go down there in
the middle of the night and even more so if it was the middle of the night.
Or during the day with snow on the ground and remember it would not be too
warm in there. The two rows of houses were built back to back and this left
an entry wide enough for a horse and cart. ow the front row of houses because
they had no river at the back of their gardens they had dry toilets. So at
regular intervals a man would come with the horse and cart and at the back
of dry toilets
was a steel plate which the man lifted and then shoveled out the contents
and into the cart. The air in the summer would have been not very nice, but
there were no complaints from the residents who were glad enough to have a
job in York Street Mill and the tied house that went with it.
Here receiving a farewell present from Grace Clarke in the middle is Joan
Mailey on the left at a farewell party at Holywell Hospital. For Joan who
was nursing Sister was leaving and Emigrating to Australia back in 1956, the
man on the right in unknown.
THE MAILEYS 3629
Standing outside their home called 'turgracy ' on the left is Ronald Mailey
next to his father Alex Mailey who was a sergeant in the Air Ministry Police.
He was stationed at Aldergrove 23 MU back in 1950,
EMILY MAILEY 3631
This is Emily Mailey ( nee Prichard) sitting in her home at the range reading
the paper while waiting for the kettle to boil back in 1939.
Well the ovens are on as you can tell by the dial on the oven door perhaps
Emily is cooking some buns for lunch!
Here we are in 1957 were the people in the photograph are celebrating a reunion.
At the back on the left we have Carson McQuillan and next to Carson is Sam
Seated on the left is Marilyn Devlin and Elizabeth McQuillan. The Devlins
and the McQuillans both lived on the Carmavey Road at Nutts Corner. They all
now live in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
THE MELODY ACES 3496
Now for some local celbrities - The Melody Aces who provided the music for
many a dance at Hall's hotel in the late 1940s and early 1950s. On Saxophone
is leader John Nutt, who actually lived in Antrim Courthouse. Leslie Allen,
on accordion, lived on High Street which is now a flower shop.
On drums is John Carson, who lived up Spinddler's Entry on Church Street,
which is sadly now demolished. Perhaps because he is looking away, it is harder
to say who is on the piano player is. The best quess Frank Boal, who lived
in Riverside at the end of the river wall.
MAILEY WEDDING 3630
Singing the registar at her Wedding is Maureen Mailey and her husband Ron
Mailey and in the background are the Best man and Bridesmaid sadly Unknown.
Shortly after the Wedding Maureen was killed on a motorbike in 1958. Later
on in life Ron met and Married a Naney Gilbey and lived very happily having
three daughters and a son in Auustralia and now Ron is a great grandfather!
WILLIAM MURPHY 2096
This bonny young lad happily having his photograph taken in the early 1950's
is none other than local popular Digger man - William Murphy.
SADIE MURPHY 1149
Sitting on the upturned boat down at the Lough shore we have Sadie Murphy.
Sadie was very well known in Antrim town having worked most of her life in
Anketell's shop and before that with Adam H. Erwin.
The Year is unknown.
MURRAY CLUB APPRENTICE BOYS OF DERRY 466
This is the Murray Club Lodge photographed outside the Protestant Hall in
Railway street in the 1930's.
The only member known to me at the moment is a Sam Hannon,
PADDY MARKS 1655
The year is 1977 and a street party is in full swing on the Dublin Road and
Heather Talbot is being held in the arms of Paddy Marks
OLD DUBLIN ROAD 2223
Standing on the pavement outside her home beside her car on the Old Dublin
road is Celia Madden. Now students of Antrim Tec fondly remember Celia for
Maddens used to have a small cafe at the side of the bar where Celia gave
them lovely soup during their school break.