ULSTER BANK 017
This is the Ulster Bank in 1927 and as you can see it is the Annual Livestock Fair with the cattle being sold further down the street.
In the foreground you can see a man in a bowler hat sitting in what looks to be the sidecar of a motorbike.

ULSTER BAR 936
Sitting here in the Ulster Bar enjoying a pint and a bit of the craic is Tommy Loughlin 'Crooner' on the left with two of his friends.
The year is unknown.
ULSTER BAR 736
The Ulster Bar although no longer here the name still lingers on as the Ulster Bar Corner.
The year is unknown.
ULSTER BAR 1105
Sitting having a quiet drink and a bit of the craic in 1970 we have Charlie Clarke Senior (Chuckie's his son), his brother Thompson Clarke,
Dan Allen and Sam Hannan.
ULSTER BANK 2289
The Ulster Bank in Market Square in the 80's.
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ULSTER BAR 1893
Sitting against the Ulster Bar enjoying the sunshine in the 1960's
we have the one and only Tommy "Crooner" Laughlin and beside him is Sammy "Yorkie" Kyles.
ULSTER BAR 1738
Here we are in the good old Ulster Bar which was on the corner of Church Street and Railway Street. Serving behind the counter is Mervin McKittrick and at the window is Ernie Preston. On the left in the front is tom McMaster, then Sam Duckett and James (Midge) Fleming Senior, the man behind James is Unknown.
ULSTER BAR 1462
Belting out a tune before they wet their whistles in the Ulster Bar in 1975 we have some of the members of Ballycraigy band.
The only one known is second from the left Eddie Baird.
U D R 1386
This is the 1st (County Antrim) Battalion of the Ulster Defence Regiment "C" company at the Steeple Barracks in Antrim in 1970. It was Remembrance Sunday and they were getting ready to march off to meet up with the Royal British Legion. Just between the first and second men on the left you can just see in the trees a building which was and still is the Top of the Town bar. Today Parkhall estate is in front of it.
UP THE LADDER 1070
This is Leana Craig looking not too happy and who would blame her, perhaps she doesn't want a ladder in her stockings! Holding on to her and looking very happy is John McNeely with a pair of boots on and a shine to match his face. What on earth they are doing on a ladder at the top of a hedge is anyone's quess and so is the year.
U.T.A. BUS 826
The good old faithful green U.T.A. bus in 1953 waiting to take people on a trip.
UP THE HILL 2200
Sitting near the top of the hill we have on the left Jean Harkness , John Young, Elizabeth Young and seated in front all smiles is Dorothy Young.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
ULSTER GRAND PRIX 2813
Taking a break from their testing prior to racing in the Ulster Grand Prix in 1948 here on the Seven Mile Straight are Louis Carter and Rex McCandless.
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The maid, the lady, the dog and the place and date are all unknown
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The lady at the moment is unknown.
UNKNOWN 308
The lady and the date are unknown but it was taken down near the Loughshore.
UNKNOWN 290
This prosperous looking man is unknown.
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The Lad on the motorbike is unknown as well as the date and place.
Motorbike has the name " New Imperial " on it. The gear change is on the side of the tank and the horn is worked by hand.
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The two ladies getting the train to Belfast at Antrim Railway Station are unknown along with the date.
Back then was when you knew who had money for then you could travel either 1st Class, 2nd Class or like the rest of us travelled 3rd Class.
UNKNOWN CHILDREN 2123
Sadly the children this portrait photograph are unknown but going by the style probably around the 1920's.
They must have been from a wealthy family going by the boy's outfit with his leather gloves and buttoned boots and minature cane.
The girl also is wearing leather gloves and has a small umbrella on her lap and what a lovely frilly hat she has.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 897
The couple in this portrait photo are unknown and the year - the girl has a ring on her left hand so they could be married or engaged. He looks smart in has uniform - does anyone recognise it? The cap badge has the number 2370 on it.
UNKNOWN 2346
Sadly this gentleman's name is unknown to be at the moment. He had gone to Belfast to have this portrait photograph taken in Reid Brothers studio's. Could he possibly be a local minister?
UNKNOWN 2348
This prosperous looking gentleman in his three piece suit is having his photograph taken in a studio.
At the moment is name is unknown, could possible be either a Fleming or a Millar.
UNKNOWN GROUP 2349
Now these unknown ladies are fairly enjoying themselves at a fair.
They are so excited at what is taking place, something we take for granted today and don't bat an eyelid at having it done.
We would put the money in the slot whereas these ladies pay the photographer who is there.
This is your original photo booth back in the early 1900's!
UNKNOWN 2347
This young man having his photograph taken is unknown. It must have been taken during the winter for he has an overcoat on plus a scarve. Now he could possibly be a Fleming.
UNKNOWN SOLDIER 2692
This smiling soldier who is having his photograph for his family or loved one is sadly Unknown.
Did the smile stay on his face when he reached the trenches, did he survive? was he wounded? was he crippled? or was was he like many others never found.
UNKNOWN COUPLE 2691
Out for a walk in possibly the Antrim Castle Grounds in the 1920's this couple are sadly unknown.
UNKNOWN FOOTBALL TEAM 1886
This Antrim football team from the 1900's is unknown to me. The monogram on their shirt has three letters, the first one is the letter B the second could be T or F and the last one is unknown. In front of the player on the left on the ground there is a soda bottle.
UNKNOWN 1151
Standing getting their photograph taken these men are very proud of what they do. But what do they Do?
UNKNOWN LADY 2696
This well dressed lady out for a walk takes a break to lean on the gate to have her photograph taken. Even though the sun is shining we know in this country that does not mean anything so she also has her umbrella with her. Her name in unknown to me but is she unknown to you? if she is'nt let me know please.
SCHOOL UNKNOWN 2734
At the moment the pupils and teachers in this school photograph are all unknown.
I think it could possibly be St Comgalls but I am sure you will let me know.
Now the little boy on the ground fourth from the left is really to young to be in school.
Back then though you could take your younger brother with you as long as you looked after them.
This allowed the mother to be able to go out to work.
UNKNOWN WEDDING 2087
Sadly this couple being photographed on their Wedding Day are Unknown.
To look at them you would think they were not old enough to marry especially the Bride with her bouquet of White Lilies.
UNKNOWN SISTERS 1664
Here we have three sisters from Antrim getting their photograph taken in the early 1900's.
Standing in their lovely sailor suits and beautiful soft leather lace-up boots their names are unknown.
UNKNOWN 1152
Standing getting their photograph taken these men are very proud of what they do. But what do they Do?
UNKNOWN CHILD 1663
Sadly this little boy from Antrim getting his photograph taken is unknown.
Yes, I did say a boy for back in the early 1900's boys wore dresses until they were around five!
UNKNOWN 1307
Taken around Antrim in 1928 the two ladies are belived to be either from the Scott or McElrea families.
UNKNOWN WEDDING 1311
Just look at this beautiful wedding photograph, the men with their bowler hats and fob watch, while the ladies style is of the 1930's.
I have no information about the photo and so the lives of these people are lost.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 902
I wonder what this beautiful unknown girl with eyes to drown you is reading ?
Isn't her linen blouse with the lace on it lovely.
UNKNOWN 1299
The girl is unknown but it was taken outside Antrim in 1928.
Was she out with her boyfriend? Look at the bike it has a bar across it, also only one brake back then and that is on the front so you braked very gently.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 886
The portrait of the young lady is unknown
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 894
The girl in the photograph is unknown.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 888
This beautiful portrait of a mother and her daughter are sadly unknown.
UNKNOWN 313
The two ladies, the place, the date plus the dog are all unknown.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 901
This unknown girl looks like she would be a handful for her parents. Probably wanting to do that awful dance the Charleston!
What next Rock and Roll !!
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 900
Just look at this photograph - she is a photographers' dream - sadly she is unknown.
Look at the quaint little shoe broach - the Mother of Pearl buttons and the beautifully embossed pattern on her linen blouse.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 899
This wistful looking girl is unknown.
UNKNOWN 942
The lady in the back garden and year are unknown. The photograph must have been taken during the winter for the pump behind her is wrapped in hay to stop it from freezing.
UNKNOWN 353
At the moment the lady and the baby along with the place and year are unknown.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 2490
This beautiful studio photograph taken in 1895 of this couple who sadly I do not have their names, they could possibly related to the Parks or the McComb's.
All I can say is that they came from the Antrim area and where married, they would not have stood so close to each other with her hand on this shoulder.
UNKNOWN NEESON 1253
This well-to-do chap getting photograph taken at Thomas Erwin Studio 76 Church Street Ballymena.
All is known is that he is an Neeson and on the back of the photo was the address 12 Charles Street Ballymena.
UNKNOWN 798
This photograph was taken possibly in 1954 at the Protestant Hall.
The schoolchildren and why they are there is unknown at the moment.
UNKNOWN NEESON 1254
All that is known about this photograph is that she is an Neeson.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 2559
Sadly the two ladies who look like sisters having their photograph taken at Mercer Bros Studios in Ann Street Belfast. Now the girl seating is wearing a beautiful butterfly broach at her neck. The photograph is only a proof photo as you can see by the number at the top.
UNKNOWN 333
The two people in the photograph are unknown but he is carrying either running or Golf shoes in his left hand.
ULSTER GRAND PRIX 2971
Racing round the corner on their 500cc BMW in the 1954 Ulster Grand Prix is Willie Noll and Fritz Cron.
UNKNOWN 311
The lady is standing next to gate entrance in the hedge, in the background is a pathway and in the distance some houses. The shadow in the foreground is from the lady taking it.
Both the lady, place and date are unknown
UNKNOWN 312
Here's a little chappie enjoying himself on the beach at Portstewart, he's not lost but I don't know his name. The weather can't be that great as the people behind him all have coats on. The three dark figures in the background on the promenade are three old ladies all dressed in black.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
ULSTER GRAND PRIX 2972
Racing round the Quarry Bends at Dundrod in the 1956 Ulster Grand Prix is Walter Schneider and Hans Strauss on their 500cc BMW.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
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