VICTORY DAY 255 and 355
In the Left photo standing just off Railway Street near were the
'Tec' used to be we have waiting to go to a Fancy Dress Parade to celebrate
Victory Day on the 8th June 1946 in Antrim are Edith Buick and Anna McCabe,
standing behind them is Pauline Carson.
Behind, you can just see the rooftops of Massereene Hospital. The photo
on the right they are on their own.
VISITING GRANNIE AND GRANDAD 1034
Visiting Grannie and Granddad is great especially when they are Sam and Rosetta
Rainey in 1948. They let you do what you want and looking at young
Samuel's knees he has been enjoying himself! His sister Margaret McNeice is
on the left thinks he's great for a brother, while his other sister Elizabeth
McNeice thinks boys are not ' Sugar and Spice and all things Nice' like girls
On the windowsill you can see the old bug sprayer, the way it worked was that
you filled up the round part at the top with insecticide, then you held the
long section which worked like at bicycle pump and you could then spray your
plants to protect them.
It is the 8th May 1945, Germany has surrendered and the world celebrates with
As this photograph shows Riverside had joined in the celebrations. On the
left wearing a tartan skirt is Grace Clarke, then Ruth Hamil with her head
turned, following her is Unknown, the two boys giving their chums piggybacks
are all unknown.
Now the big fellow is Bobby Law then Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Bill Fee with
Thompson Clarke on his back and the rest are unknown.
This photograph was taken just at the end of Riverside before you turn at
the end of the whitewashed houses to go round to the factory.
The Hannans, Percys and Wallaces all lived along this side. Aggie and Robert
Wallace lived in the first one pained white.
This is Evelyn and Margaret Reade visiting their Granny in January 1958
This is Leslie Vaughan an Antrim man with a friend who is Unknown serving
in the Royal Artillery in Tunisia in 1943.
The Royal Artillery On the ground they manned their guns, fought as infantry,
built roads and landing strips, In the air, Gunners found
themselves flying spotter planes, parachuting and landing by glider. At sea
they manned the guns of armed merchantmen. and much more
besides. By the end of the war there were nearly 700,000 serving in the Regiment
- about two-fifths of the British Army and about equal with the whole of the
Royal Navy. East Africa from July 1940 until February 1941. Tunisia 1943,
Italy 1943 -1945, crossing the Rine March 1945