MOTORBIKIN' 2190
Out for a spin on his BSA Bantam motorbike is Joe Young. His passenger and mate is Jimmy Kirkatrick.
MOTHER AND BABY 2690
Once more a lovely photograph with sadly no names and the mother had gone to the trouble of travelling to Belfast to have their photograph taken at C.H. Pidduck Royal Studio of 79 Royal Avenue Belfast. Can anyone help to bring this photograph to life and perhaps return to a loved one.
MERIDETH PORTRAIT 869
This charming portrait is of Granny Merideth dressed in all her refinery. The year is unknown.
MERIDETH PORTRAIT 868
This delightful portrait taken in Garfield Street, Belfast in 1938 is Miss Martha Merideth with a waist to die and came from Dunadry.
COACH DRIVER 302
The initials on his cap badge are C. M. S. and this tell us that he was a tourist coach driver and that he worked for Catherwood Motor Services.
MUCKAMORE CRICKET CLUB 2249
In the background is Muckamore Cricket Club and here is one of their teams from the 40's having their photograph taken.
Standing at the back are J McQuilken, V Hamil, B Marrs, J Graham, J Shaw, L Graham, A Francey and J Stewart.
Seated we have B Millar, T Millar, T McFadden, S Henderson, S Young, E MulHolland and J McIlveen. Finally seated on the ground are A Maitland and T Hawkins.
Now for cricket enthuslatsics: Muckamore had just played Ophir. Muckamore scored 84 - Ophir scored 6. V Hamil 5wk for 1. B Marrs 4 for 4 and No Balls 1. Ophir never played another match.
MERIDETH PORTRAIT 867
This family portrait taken in the 1920's is of Eddie Merideth and his wife who's name is sadly not known.
MILL ROW 144
Photographed around 1907 some of the workers from the nearby linen mills lived in the thatched cottages which they called Mill Row. On the left is a lady standing in her doorway, further is a man lounging against the wall and at the top of the road is a man on a horse. Coming down the right hand side are three boys and then next to the shed is a man wearing a straw hat.Now all these people including the horse would have had to stay very still for a couple of minutes because of the long exposure needed to take the photograph.
In the distance as always towering above the skyline is All Saints Parish Church.
MUCKAMORE TENNIS CLUB 2248
Here we are in the late 40's at Muckamore Tennis Club for a group photograph.
At the back in the 4th row from the left are Jimmy Tweed, Eddie Smith and Unknown.
3rd row has Betty Holmes, Maeve Harrison, Unknown, Unknown, Eileen Leitch, Margaret Craig, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown and Unknown.
2nd row consists of Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Iris Maitland, Vera Clarke, Audrey Bullock, Anne Harrison, Betty Caulfield, Meta Gleghorne, Essie Jardine, Unknown and Unknown.
1st row has Eric Rainey, Bill Jardine, Sally Gray, Alan Abercrombie, Eileen Young, Keith Petch and Edith Petch.
In front we have Patterson Craig, Raymond McMaster, Raymond Baird, Unknown, Unknown, E Petch, M Petch, Unknown, Jim McMaster and Unknown.
MACKEAN ACCORDIAN MEMORIAL BAND 1872
Standing getting their photograph taken in 1953 we have the Mackean Accordian Memorial Band. From the left are Sammy McQuillan, Freddie McCreight, Adam McFadden, Dan McGrubb, Norman McCaig, Bobby McGrubb, Tommy McCreight, Ella Bamber, Tommy McQuillan, George Bell, Jim McCaig, Elsie Boyd, Davy Bell, Jim Carson, Margaret McCaig, Albert Heming, Robert Bell & Bob Nicholl.
Kneeling are Rubin Reid, Billy Davis, Dennis Hunter and Bobby McVeigh.
MUCKAMORE TENNIS CLUB 2247
This group photo just shows you how popular the Muckamore Tennis Club was back then in the late 40's
At the back we have Patricia Wilson, Eileen Leitch, Ross Morrrison, Eileen Young, Sally Grey and Unknown.
Next row has Unknown, May White, Unknown as well as his child, Margaret Craig, Unknown, Eric Rainey, Cyrie Morrison and Billy Williamson.
Next row are Eric Jardine, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Joan Montgomery, Unknown, Audrey Bullock, Marie Abercrombie, Lily Ross and Jean Graham.
Seated we have Betty Holmes, Miss Entwistle, Essie Jardine, Alan Abercrombie and Eddie Smith.
At the front are Archie Campbell, Stewart Coulter, Jim McMaster, Billy Jardine, Jimmy Tweed, Unknown, Patterson Craig and finally Raymond McMaster.
MUCKAMORE TENNIS CLUB 2246
Here are some of the members of Muckamore Tennis Club having their photograph taken.
Standing at the very back from the left are Trevor Herbinson, Dennis McCrum, Noel McCurry and David Clement. The next standing row has Marie Johnston, Unknown, Brian McGunn, Maureen Herbinson, Harry Latimer & Norman Craig. Seated we have Unknown, Pat Bartholomew, Nigel Gould, Mr Ferguson Grainger, Lily Ross, Joan McCrum & Denise Johnston.
Kneeling are Audrey Whiteside, Judith Whiteside and finally Isabel Gaston.

MAY QUEEN 1109
It is May 1946 in Milltown and the little lady all in white in the centre is Elvina Keith the May Queen.
Holding up her train is Josephine Woods and on her left is Norma Napier. The rest of the children are unknown. Elvina Keith when she grew up became a Beauty Queen !

MAY QUEEN 1038
This is Castle Park down the Randalstown Road in 1950 and here we have some of the children dressed up for May Day.
In the back row are Mabel Paisley, Emily Rankin and Doris Paisley. At the front with her hands on her hips and shy smile is Helen Francy, then the May Queen herself Anne Hannan, also dressed up is Joan Mercer, then Edna Francy and Elizabeth Peoples.
MAXOL SERVICE STATION 1113
Antrim beauty Queen Elvina Keith filling up the car at the Maxol Service Station on the Ballymena Road which Elvina has just officially opened in 1963.
Personally I don't blame her, take a look at the price of the petrol that works out about 31p a GALLON !! The name of the Maxol attendant is unknown.
MAXOL SERVICE STATION 1112
Here we have Adam Erwin along with a representative from Maxol and the Council and cutting the ribbon to officially open the station which was on the Ballymena Road is Antrim's lovely Elvina Keith in 1963. Today the station no longer exists.
MASSEREENE GOLF CLUB 2244
It's 1995 and the Centernary clebrations of Massereene Golf Club.
They held an Exbition match and here in this photograph we have from the left John McConnell (captain), Stephen Hamil (professional), Jimmy Hagerty (professional), Sammy Wallace (Club President), Jim Smith (Club professional), Paul Russel (Club Ast Professional) and finally Jean McMaster lady captain). Stephen Hamil and Jimmy Hagerty both played their boyhood golf at the club.
HARRY MORGAN 2241
Now this portrait photograph of Harry Morgan was taken in 1955. Harry worked in the bar at Hall's Hotel and it was there that he met his wife Margaret.
MASSEREENE STREET 439
This is Massereene Street in July 1932.
The photograph was taken in the middle of the road in Bridge Street and as you can see the pavements were cobbled back then.
MASSEREENE STREET 322
Taken in Massereene Street in the background you can see Riverside and part of All Saints' Parish Church. The date is unknown.
The lady is Maggie Hannan and the little boy is Jackie Baird.
MASSEREENE WORKHOUSE 2513
This familiar building being photographed in 1895 was then the Massereene Workhouse.
The men at the doorway worked there, the man on the left is Nathaniel Simpson who was the Workhouse Master, the man on the right is Unknown. To the far right is a dog perhaps it is Nathaniel's.
MASSEREENE STREET 328
This photograph was taken at the back of Massereene Street and there must be some pigeon fanciers living nearby. Seated on the Ariel motorbike is Eileen Swan and in the sidecar is Maggie Hannan. The date is unknown.
MASSEREENE STREET 324
Taken in Massereene Street on the right is Annie Baird and Maggie Hannan. Behind them you can see All Saints' Parish Church and Riverside.
MASSEREENE STREET 331
Taken at the back of Massereene street, seated is Miss Eileen Swan and standing beside her is Maggie Hannan. Behind them you can see Riverside and Mill Row, it is greatly changed from then. The date is unknown.
CHARLIE MORGAN 2238
This is Charlie Morgan studying the No.1 hole at Massereene Golf Club. Quite rightly so for back in 1975 Charlie was the first juvinille at the club to win the 'Golfer of the Year' trophy.
MUCKAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL 2653
Here we are at the side of Muckamore National School and the girls are all set for their cookery lesson.
In the back row are P McCabe, L White, B Jackson and R Gregg.
The middle row has M Jackson holding an enamel mug, J Graham, B McCabe, L Craig, J Judge, G Steele and the teacher is Lousie Entwistle.
Seated are E McMeekin has a kettle, E Gregg a mixing bowl. M Hay an iron, M Long a pan, E Doole an iron and M Close has a large cooking pot. Now M Close's shoes have a large silver buckle on them while the shoes the teacher is wearing you can buy in the shops today with crossover straps.

MASSEREENE STREET 318
Taken at the back of Massereene Street, standing at the back we have Aggie Baird and Mrs.McBride nee Wallace.
Next is Maggie Hannan and Jeannie Baird, seated is Mrs. Baird.
The date is unknown.
MASSEREENE STREET 320
Seated on the trolly is Mrs. Baird with Jackie Baird on her knee. Behind her to the left is Maggie Hannan, the girl to the right is unknown and in front of her is Jeannie Baird.
In the distance you can see the houses in Riverside, the date is unknown.
MASSEREENE STREET 283
This is Eileen Swan with Maggie Hannan in Massereene Street, behind them is Mill Row and All Saints' Parish Church. Date is also unknown.
MASSEREENE STREET 316
Standing arm in arm in Massereene Street we have Eileen Swan and Aggie Baird.
In the background you can see All Saints' parish Church and Mill Row in Riverside. The year is unknown.
MASSEREENE STREET 306
Seated is Billy McGrath and to his left is Jeannie Baird and her sister Lily is on the right. The date is unknown.
MASSEREENE STREET 281
The lady on the motorbike is Maggie Hannan the rest of the people are unknown and so is the date. Someone likes to keep pigeons as behind them you can see their lofts.
MAGHERALIN FLUTE BAND 1894
This is Magheralin Flute Band just passing Paddy Smith's bar in Market square in the 1970's
I have no names as of yet.
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MARKET SQUARE 732
Here we have paddy Smyth's bar on the corner of Castle Street and Market Square in the mid 70's. Next we E.Craig's shoe shop, further up is the Citizens Advice shop and then The Silver Dollar, perhaps the lorry owned by W.J. Hanna is delivering potatoes to it. Sadly all these buildings were demolished to make way for the Castle Arcade.
MARKET SQUARE 856
It's early morning on Market day in 1927 and business is brisk. To the right is part of the Ulster Bank and in front of it is a baker's cart selling bread. Moving over we have a group of men with a couple of young lad with them having a discussion, have you noticed no one is bare-headed. The first stall is selling hardware goods, you can see pairs of Garden Shears hanging up. The second stall we can see is actually a small truck with a flat back and is selling poultry, rabbits ect. You may have noticed that some of the people are blurred, that is because back then the cameras were big and had a very slow exposure and any movement caused a blurr. To give you an idea the two men at the corner of the Court House have a camera mounted on a tripod.
MARKET SQUARE 1263
This is the Courthouse in the middle of Market Square in 1948.
On the left is the Bluebird café, next Tommy Thompson's and Rainey's barber's shop and that brought to the market yard. Over on the right is High Street.
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MARKET SQUARE 731
Taken in the mid 70's we have the Court House and to the right of it where some of the buildings that were demolished to make way for the Wellworths.
MILLAR CHILDREN 2334
I'ts 1910 and the two of the Millar children are here in Reid Brothers studio in Belfast having their photograph taken. Looking every inch the lady in her two piece suit with matching fur muffler is Sarah Duncan Millar aged 20. Standing next to Sarah is her brother Alexander who is wearing a three piece suit with knickerbocker trousers aged 8.
If you know these people or are a Millar, Fleming or related from the Antrim area.
Please get in touch with Ducie Hood from Australia who is trying to contact relatives here. you can e-mail her at this address: dhood44@bigpond.net.au
MASSEREENE STREET 1873
Here we have three generations of a family being photographed in the back garden in Massereene Street in 1946.
At the back on the right is Grandmother Margaret Gordon, next to her is her daughter Annie McCaig. Then the grandchildren Margaret, Irene, Norman and finally Jim.
MUCKAMORE BOYS 1844
This band of lads leaning against the wall at the start of the Seven mile Straight road in the 50's were called the Muckamore Boys.
We have from the left Bobby Houston (The Monk), Unknown, Jeffery Wallace, Dessie McClure, John Craig, Jimmy Kane, John McCormick and finally Archie Campbell. Now what sport do you think these lads played? Well I will tell you it was Cricket.
MUCKAMORE BOYS 1844
This band of lads leaning against the wall at the start of the Seven mile Straight road in the 50's were called the Muckamore Boys.
We have from the left Bobby Houston (The Monk), Unknown, Jeffery Wallace, Dessie McClure, John Craig, Jimmy Kane, John McCormick and finally Archie Campbell. Now what sport do you think these lads played? Well I will tell you it was Cricket.
MUCKAMORE TENNIS CLUB 2307
Here we have the Muckamore Tennis team showing off their silverware.
At the moment their names and the year are unknown to me.
MASSEREENE BRIDGE 571
This unusual shot of Massereene Bridge was taken from the tower of all Saints' Parish Church in 1952 - and the skyline has certainly changed over the last 50 years. The long building to the right was the Massereene Hotel, while on the left you can clearly make out Massereene National School. Both, sadly, have since been demolished - as have the row of small town houses overlooking the Sixmilewater river.