W.E.CHARLES WALLACE 803
This is Mr. W. E. Charles Headmaster of Massereene School being presented with a radio and a table lamp on his retirement by Miss Bell. At the back we have Mr Leslie (teacher) Rev Hawkins. The two other ladies are teachers also back in 1953.

W.E.CHARLES WALLACE 802
This is Mr. W.E. Charles at his presentation dinner on him leaving Massereene National School..
On his right is Mrs.Collis and serving the tea is Mrs.Agnes McElrea.

WAGE PACKET 1449
This is a Mr. Hamilton's week's wage packet from Short Brothers & Harland Ltd. What he worked at is unknown, the date is 28th August 1949.

WALLACE 254
This is Mr. Wallace showing his sons the cup he won for playing Golf, as you can see Brian is very interested in it.
Date of the photograph is unknown.
WHO'S DRIVING? 1777
Standing smiling innocently in front of McCabe's butchers delivery van which none admits to driving we have from the left Vel McCabe, Jackie Jenkins
and her brother John Jenkins.
WHAT'S THAT? 1780
Looking very apprehensively at the rose in 1970 is Arlene McCabe while being held by Bruce Richards.
W. A. LOMAS 2281
Hurtling round the bend on his 500cc Guzzi is W. A. Lomas
WISHING 2365
This is Sam Ankattell's yard off High Street in Antrim back in 1952.
Now sitting astride Jack Brett's racing Porcupine works A.J.S. who had just returned from practice for the Ulster Grand Prix is Antrim man Bobbie Cameron.
Probably wishing the bike was his!
WATTERSON CHILDREN 2369
Here we are just off the Dublin Road at the home of the Watterson family at 34 Green Park Drive. Having their photograph taken in the front garden are Yvonne Watterson with her brother Keith Watterson.
WILDERNESS LODGE 2746
This is Wilderness Lodge which used to be at the corner of Oriel road and the Ballymena road opposite St. Comgalls and the reason for the photograph is unknown to me at the moment. As you can see all the pupils boys and girls are together for the photograph plus the whole of the back is adults.
WILSON'S WEDDING 1898
This is Grannie and Grandad Wilson on their Wedding day.
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BETTY WILSON 2889
This lovely school photograph takenin 1951 at Ballymena Intermediate is of Betty Wilson aged 12 years old. Betty has not changed a bit.
PHOTO BOOTH PHOTO 2890
Just recently engaged David Selfridge and his fiance Betty Wilson decided to get their photograph taken for prosperity in the early 70's
I like David's 'Elvis' sideburns and pencil tie, I bet he was wearing 'Winklepickers'. It was also a great place to grab a quick cuddle!
WHITE WEDDING 1554
This is Nathaniel White with his bride Eliza White nee Cloony in their back yard after their wedding. The year is unknown.
WEDDING 1628
Now this wedding taken in the 1930's is unusual in that the bride and groom are unknown but the rest are!
Seated on the left is best man Robert Patterson, on the other side is bridesmaid Mary Murphy and behind her is Jimmy McCabe.
WEDDING 1639
The sad thing about this wedding photograph is the the best man on the left is the only person known and his name is Bobby Patterson.
WILLIAM CRIEGHTON 1926
Sitting on his tricycle smiling for the camera in the 1940's is William Creighton.
William has no problem showing off his tricycle which was a Raleigh and a bell to tell people he was coming.
Taken in the back garden of their house in Castle Street and you can see they were growing vegetables.
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.
HOCKEY SUPPORTERS 2669
Here are a few local men on the sidelines enjoying the match.
The only two men known are Billy Allen 2nd from the left and Joey Wallace 2nd from the right.
WHERE'S THE BOYS? 1301
Where are the boys? I would say behind the camera for the girls are too well dressed to be out in the fields at Antrim in 1928.
The girls at the front seem to talking, the one on the left could be saying " I think he fancies you " and of course the reply " Do you think so?"
WILSON WEDDING 1501
It is 1908 and this is the wedding of William John Wilson and his Bride Mary Jackson.
In the back row the only person known is John McClenaghan who is 2nd from the left.
WILSON WEDDING 258
Standing at the back of Hall's Hotel in June 1968 we have Groom Willie John Wilson, his bride Florence Wilson nee McCaughey
Bridesmaids Lorraine Gayle and Masie Wilson and the Best man Leslie Bell,
In the background you can see Jimmy, Sammy and John Wilson.
WILSON CLYDE 1057
Standing proudly with his winning cups and rosettes for his Pigs and Ploughing is Wilson Clyde in 1960.
WILSON WEDDING 257
Standing outside Duneane Parish Church in June 1968 we have the Best man Leslie Bell, ........Groom Willie John Wilson, his bride Florence Wilson nee McCaughey,......... Bridesmaids Lorraine Gayle and Masie Wilson.

WILSON WEDDING 259
Here we have Florence Wilson nee McCaughey on her Wedding Day in June 1968 at Duneane Parish Church.

WINNING SNAP 983
This is Rita Agnew when she lived at Ballybentra, Templepatrick on the 3rd January 1936.
The photograph had actually appeared in the "Belfast Telegraph's Child Photograph Contest" and of course it won!
It had been sent in by Rita's Mum Mrs. A. Agnew and the winners prize money amounted to the princely sum of 10 shillings and sixpence!
WILLIAM PORTRAIT 896
This is Lily William nee Brown from Dunadry - the year is unknown.
WILLIAM PORTRAIT 887
Looking very prosperous in his tree piece suit with the watch chain is Dick Williams who was married to Lily Brown from Dunadry husband.
Take a look at the length of the fashionable trousers - the year is unknown.
WEIGHT JUDGING 1121
This photograph was taken at the Antrim Agriculture show in 1957 which was being held at the Antrim Castle Showgrounds. Here these men are trying to judge the weight of the cattle in the pen to win a prize. On the left is Andrew Beresford, Unknown, Unknown and smoking his pipe Sam Steele.
WHO'S WHO? 881
Here we have all dressed up in the back garden and nowhere to go as if they would dare - is Eddie Brown and his wife Nan Brown.
Or is it the other way round!
WHO DID IT? 974
The boys have been asked a question and their expressions tell all!
At the back on the left is Jack Rea with a smile giving nothing away, next boy is unknown but his face says ' don't you dare say it was me!' and then Jack Rea with a look that says ' No Way!'. In the front we have another unknown boy who's face says ' I wish it had been me', the two girls are unknown, then Ken Rea's face saying ' Gross' and finally Master -Palmer who thinks its ' disgusting '. The question the boys were asked back in 1952? Who kissed out the unknown girl's front teeth!
WHO'D BE A MOTHER? 1138
This amusing farmyard scene was taken at the Jackson farm, Nib lock.
Just look at the lorry in the background, straight of Walton's mountain.
WALLACE WEDDING 250
This is Jimmy Wallace the Groom with his Bride Jeannie cutting their Wedding cake, where the wedding took place is unknown. Date of the photograph is unknown.
WALLACE 236
This is Bristow Wallace who was a skipper on one of the Lough Neagh Tourist boats. Seated in front of him is his faitfull companion Shun, the man behind is unknown and so is the year.
WILLIAMSON FAMILY 2510
You are looking at four generations of the Williamson family out in the back yard in 1967.
At the back on the left we have Brian Williamson with his father John Williamson, then seated is John Williamson senior
gazing down at his great-great-grandson Conagh Williamson.
JOHN WILLIAMSON 2509
This is John Williamson in the back yard of his home at Killgree in 1959.
John had come out to see how they were getting on laying the pipes so he could his yard all nice and tidy again.
WALLACE 237
This is Bristow Wallace relaxing in his rowing boat down at the Lough shore on the 23rd August 1934. Bristow would take tourists out on to Lough Neagh
MARTHA WHITTLEY 2558
This is Martha Whittley at the age of 12 having her photograph taken at Mercer Bros, 51 Ann Street, Belfast.
Martha with her lovely long hair and bespoke dress along with the laced up leather boots had travelled from Kings Moss in Glengormley for the occasion.
JANE WHITTLEY 2557
This is Jane Whittley Henry with her baby daughter Sarah from Antrim having their studio photograph taken.
The photographer was Robert Lyttle of 44 Dublin Road Belfast who also the official photographer to the Irish Football Association Ltd.
WATER BAILIFF'S HOUSE 472
This is the Water Bailiff's house on the Sixmilewater River and the Bailiff then was called Ernie Gibson.
The year is unknown.
WATER BAILIFF 477
This is the Water Bailiff's Hydrofoil heading out into Lough Neagh.
The year is unknown.
WOLF HOUND 831
After Antrim Castle was burned down in 1922 they salvaged the stone statue of the wolf hound and placed it up on the wall just inside the main entrance to the right.
It was damaged and in the photo is missing a hind leg and a front leg.
Thankfully it has been fully restored and sits proudly outside the Antrim Forum.
WAR GUNS PLAQUE 072
This is one of the plaques that was next to the guns which were placed one at the top of Fountain Street next to the water pump and the other was in Market square next to the water pump there.
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WALLACE 395
This is Billy Wallace and the photograph was taken in a studio in 1949 to send to his mother.
On the the back it reads " To Mother with Love & Kisses "
Colour of Uniform Khaki, Beret Burgundy with black band.
WORLD WAR 2 SOLDIERS 641
The two lads were in the Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers and were stationed at Dungannon, the photo taken just before the start of the Second World War.
The sergeant on the right is unknown but the lad on the left is Matthew Boyd from Antrim. Matthew was a driver and sadly died in a military convoy in England shortly after the beginning of the War. He is still fondly remembered by Billy Elliott who recalls Matthew taking him to the cinema in his youth in Dungannon. When you think about it such a lot of promising lives were lost too soon.
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WILDERNESS LODGE 420
This Wilderness Lodge which used to be at the corner of the Randalstown Road and the Ballymena Road and at one time was a Convent.
Date of the photograph is unknown.
WALLACE'S 248
In this protrait photograph we have Johnny Wallace (18 months) and his mum Katherine Wallace.
Date of the photograph is unknown.
WELCOME 797
A welcome and loving smile from Granny Scott at the Folly. That is why all children love their Grannies, they spoil them. The year is unknown.
WALLACE'S 314
This is William Wallace who was aged 3 when this photograph was taken in 1926.
Behind and beside him are his sisters Betty, Anna and Kathleen Wallace.
WALLACE FAMILY 2162
Here we have Billy Wallace and his wife Josepephine Wallace proudly showing off their twins Anne and Helen while in front is their other daughter Marie.
This photo was taken at their home in Castle Street in 1964.
WALLACE WEDDING 2136
Cutting the cake on their Wedding day is the Groom William Wallace and his lovely Bride Josephine Wallace nee McMullan.
WALLACE TWINS 2163
These lovely twins are Anne and Helen Wallace who were born on the 8th December 1962 and lived in Castle Street.
WALLACES 2154
This is Josephine Wallace with her husband William the night before they left for Scotland.
What is unique about this photograph is that it was taken using flash powder. What you had was a wooden handle with a small metal oblong tray on top. Next you poured the flash powder on to the metal tray and set it alight as you took the photo.
WALLACE'S 045
This is one of the Wallace's boats and the man second from the left is Tom Wallace.This was taken in the 1920's and they were getting ready to take some tourists from Hall's Hotel out on the Lough.
WANT A DRINK? 2164
This is Josephine Wallace from Castle Street in Antrim out for a walk with daughter Marie back in 1957.
They have stopped by this water pump, one of many that could be seen in towns and villages. To get a drink you turned the knob above the face and the
water poured out of the face's mouth, this is a posh one for many did not have the trough to catch the water so you did not get splashed.
WALLACE 235
This is Bristow Wallace who was a skipper on one of the Lough Neagh Tourist boats.
Seated in front of him is his faitfull companion Shun. Date of photograph is unknown.
WALLACE WEDDING 249
The Groom and the Bride are Jimmy and Jeannie Wallace.
The Bridesmaid is unknown but the Best man is Jimmy's father Samuel Wallace. Date of the photograph is unknown.
WILSON WEDDING 1783
Pictured after their wedding at we have the Groom John Wilson and his bride Elenor Wilson nee McCabe who was wearing a pale lilac 2 piece suit..
On the left is Best man Robin McCabe and on the right Bridesmaid June Neeson wearing a pale blue 2 piece suit.
WALLACE 240
This is Jimmy Wallace wearing his International Football Shirt and Cap.
Date of the photograph is unknown.
WILDERNESS LODGE 420
This Wilderness Lodge which used to be at the corner of the Randalstown Road and the Ballymena Road and at one time was a Convent.
Date of the photograph is unknown.
WOLF HOUND 831
After Antrim Castle was burned down in 1922 they salvaged the stone statue
of the wolf hound and placed it up on the wall just inside the main entrance to the right. It was damaged and in the photo is missing a hind leg and a front leg. Thankfully it has been fully restored and sits proudly outside the Antrim Forum. Soon it is to move back to Antrim Castle Grounds from whence it came.
MARTHA WHITTLEY 2560
Once more having her photograph taken Mercer Bros Studios in Ann Street Belfast but two years later at the age of fourteen is Martha Whittley.
Martha now a teenager, still letting her hair grow and still wearing laced up boots.
WOODVALE HOUSE 3011
This is a postcard and on it it says Woodvale - Antrim.
On the back in the address section it says 'Miss W S. Kelly, Park Hall House, Antrim.'
On the correspondence section it says 'Woodvale Co. Antrim.'
WILSON FAMILY 3287
This photograph of the Wilson family was taken outside their family home and is actually Drumacrow which is on the Coleraine – Garvagh road.
At the back on the left is Matthew Wilson who was born 15th July 1869 and died 11th October 1894 aged 25. Next is Jane wilson born 11th July 1864
and died 24th July 1942 aged 78, William James Wison is next and was born 17th March 1861 the date of his death is unknown. Beside him is their father
Robert Wilson born in 1824 and died 15th December 1903 aged 79. His wife and their mother is next Annie Wilson nee Woodburn born 1838 and died
30th July 1903 aged 65. Next to her is George Alexander Wilson born 15th September 1859 and died 8th April 149 ages 82. His sister Annie Wilson is
next to him was born 24th November 1867 and died 2nd October 1949 aged 82. Finally next to Annie is Robert John Wilson born 13th January 1863 and
dided 7th February 1936 aged 73.
In front on the left is Joseph wilson born 27th January 1873 and died 17 February1930 aged 57. His sister next to him is Mary Wilson born
31st January 18866 the date of her death in not known. Next standing is David Wilson born 13th August 1878 and died 3rd January 1920 aged 42.
Seated is Elizabeth Wilson born 2nd May 1871 the date of her death is not known. Standing next to her is Charles Thomas Wilson born 20th February 1881
died 17th July 1909 aged 28. Seated below him is Maggie Wilson born 16th October 1878 the date of her death is not known. Finally we have
Richard Smyth Wilson born 20th November 1874 and died 15th January 1956 aged 82.