EVA WHEATLEY 3083
This is Eva Wheatley nee Rainey who lived at Old Springfarm Road and at the
time of the photograph was expecting her 3rd child.
A little birdie told me that a couple of months back Eva celebrated her 80th
birthday, I bet she does not look any different !
MARY ANN WHITTLEY 3151
Sitting outside her thatched cottage home is Mary Ann Whittley nee Beattie
thinking of times gone by while reading the good book. Her daughter Sarah
went on to marry into the Herron family.
IVAN WHITTLEY 3158
Smiling for the camera for his school photograph is young John Whittley.
JOHN WHITTLEY 3159
Seated for his school photograph is shy looking John Whittley.
SARAH WHITTLEY 3160
Standing in her back garden with a lovely smile on her face is Sarah Whittley
This well dressed man in the studio photograph is a Whittley, sadly I do not
know his first name.
BACK YARD 3170
Standing in her whitewashed back yard is Mary Ann Whittley while the mother
and son are Unknown.
MARY ANN WHITTLEY 3184
Sitting here enjoying the chidren is Mary Ann Whittley, on her lap is Sarah
Heron holding tightly to her well loved Teddy, the other little girl with
dolly in Unknown.
OFF TO WAR 3204
Here marching up Main Street Ballyclare behind the band during the First World,
these men are enlisting to go and fight. The main difference between the men
here and the men in England, Scotland and Wales is that there was no conscription
here and so all these brave men volunteered and it was the same in WWII.
You want to know the name of the band? I thought you would all know by now
that there was only one band that was known throughout the land.
The MASSEREENE BRASS AND REED BAND of
In the background is the shop sign for Armstrong - there was a publican (he
was also a farmer) named Armstrong in the 1911 census, at 13 Church Street.
WILLIAM WHEATLEY 3223
This school photograph taken on the 12th January 1948 is of William Wheatley
at 14 years old in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
You might wonder why I am using this photograph, well William known to his
friends as Bill has been living in Antrim for now on 51 years.
Now a little birdie has told me the Bill will be 84 years old on the 4th January
JOHNNY WILSON 3420
Standing proudly to attention while having his photograph taken in a Studio
in 1918 is Johnny Wilson from Posy Row on the Rathmore Road in Antrim.
Johnny was a Royal Marine and served in the First and Second World Wars and
survived, Johnny is now resting in Plymouth Cemetery.
Johnny like many thousands of men in the North & South of Ireland fought
in both the wars when, if they had wanted did not have to fight for there
was no conscription here and yet they all volunteered to fight for what they
considered a just cause and many paid the ultimate sacrifice.
SANDRA WALLACE 3549
This is Sandra Wallace kneeling down in the middle of the road with her faithful
spaniel, good job the car in distance is driving away.
STANLEY WOODS 3745
Here sitting on the Ballysculty road near the Seven Mile Straight road is
Stanley Wood in 1951 fine tuning his bike for a race. Stanley was one of Ireland's
greatest motorcycle racers, Stanley was born in Dublin in 1903 and by the
time he retired to Minerstown in Co. Down in 1974 he had won 37 Grand Prix
races including 10 Isle of Man TT's and 8 Ulster Grand Prix's. In addition
to road racing Stanley completed in Trials, Grass Track, Sand Racing, Speedwall,
Ice Racing, Scrambles and hill climbs.
Standing behind on the left is Sam McComb and on the right is William McComb.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now
of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
So who is the Antrim Rugby player (right) with the 1980s haircut and moustache?
- - -It's Adrian Watson who has long since kicked
the whiskers into touch!
THE WARWICKS 1068
This is Evelyn Warwick in 1939 along with her brother Desmond, sister May
and in the front little David Warwick.
JIMMY WALLACE 240
This is Jimmy Wallace wearing his International Football Shirt.
Date of the photograph is unknown.
BILLY WALLACE 2132
This is Billy Wallace and no wonder he is smiling for this was the winning
smile in a local competition. Billy's prize? it was a Hairbrush and Comb!
It's Christmas morning, very early at it's still dark out and Jeffery Wright
is all smiles for he got what he had asked Santa for,a cowboy outfit,
slippers and a new bike with stablizers! Jeffery's that excited he doesn't
even see the biscuits on the table.
WHITESIDE PIGEON WINNER
Holding the the prize winning pigeon in 1940 is Granny Whiteside and holding
the winners cup is Sarah Whiteside.
SAMMY WALLACE 3821
Well-known Antrim Man Sammy Wallace is pictured here with former Playboy bunny
Angie Best at a function in Antrim Hockey and Rugby club at the start of the
1980s - and he seems reluctant to let her go! Sammy, who lived in Massereene
Street, had been a versatile sportsman I his prime, having played soccer and
hockey at a high level. Angie was in town with hubby George, who she had married
in 1978. The pair parted company in 1986, five years after she gave birth
to son Colum, but she would be forever asssociated with the Northern Ireland