The photographs were all taken in 1913.
The card was Postmarked Bandbridge 9.45pm 1st December 1913.
To: Mrs Walker P.O. Crumlin, Co.Antrim.
Hope you received cards safely am sending balance in a few days
There is a little light got at the one of R.T.C. but will try and darken.
CRUMLIN PARK 370
The name of this park is unknown at the moment as well as the date.
It has to be after 1918 according to the field gun in the playing area.
CRUMLIN WAR CANNON
This is Margaret and Elizabeth Deacon posing in front of an old war cannon
in Crumlin Park which is now Crumlin Community Centre and playing fields.
I wonder are the two little children in front of them theirs?
The year is unknown.
CRUMLIN W.A.C. SESSION
At the bottom of the photograph it says Crumlin WAC Session 1931-1932.
Sadly all these people in the photograph are unknown, so please Crumlin folks
get your thinking caps on and help me out.
ULSTER WOOLEN MILL
Here at Ulster Woolen Mill the door is open to let in some fresh air and here
the workers are quickly having their photograph for prosperity.
1st in the back row is Thomas Prichard then John Murphy in the middle of the
middle row and 3rd from the left at the front the young lad seems to holding
a hank of raw wool.
ULSTER WOOLEN MILL
These are some of the workers of Ulster Woolen Mill, 2nd from the left in
the back row is Thomas Prichard
John Murpy is standing 3rd from the left. If you know any of the others and
the year, please let me know.
ULSTER WOOLEN MILL
Here we are inside Ulster Woolen Mill with some of the workers getting their
All are unknown except for the man on the far right his name is John Murphy.
If you any of the rest and what the machinery behind them was for please get
CRUMLIN COMMUNITY CENTRE
This is a Pre-School Playgroup enjoying the amenities in the Centre.
The child on the hobby horse is Sarah Christie the child on the floor is Kathryn
Christie they both are in the Crumlin play group photo. The year is probably
My thanks to Margaret Christie for the above information
on two of the girls.
This is an art form that you simply just don't see any more. Thatching a roof
is a highly skilled job, but in the 19th century even the most humble homes
often boasted a neatly trimmed thatch. Sadly practically all of them have
long since vanished, but this lovely shot of a craftsman tending the roof
of the Crosskeys Bar near Toome - one of the finest examples in the area -
is a wonderful reminder of how things used to be. The year is unknown.
ULSTER WOOLEN MILL 2621
Here are some of the workers of Ulster Woolen Mill having their photograph
taken during their 1/2 hour break.
At the back 2nd from the right is John Murphy and 3rd rom the right is Thomas
Prichard and bottom right is Anthony Hamill, sadly the rest are unknown.
As you can see it was a hard life and a dirty job and the young lads in the
front have got bags under their eyes.
ULSTER WOOLEN MILL
Here we have two workers outside Ulster Woolen Mill enjoying the sun, on the
right is John Murphy with his young apprentice who is Unknown.
CRUMLIN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
This is Crumlin Intermediate School's under 14 soccer team in 1964
Standing at the back we have Jim Beresford (Teacher), D. Nelson, H. Tipping,
B. Minford, J. Curry, T. Doyle and J. Morris (Teacher).
Seated are D. Hanlon, K. Bain, M. Thompson, E. Marsden and I. Calvert.
On the ground are B. Coen and D. Mackay.
ULSTER WOOLEN MILL 374
This is the Ulster Woolen Mill, it must be a Sunday for there is no one to
be seen the year was 1910.
Postmarked Belfast 3.30pm 6th January 1911.
To: Mrs Walker Post Office, Crumlin.
Dear Mrs W. I hope you are A1 and how are J. and
Mabs doing at school. I am kept very busy at school these days but having
a nice time in the evqs. with Agg. Anything fresh in C. since I left
With love and kisses to J. and M. and yourself
Your S. Friend Blauclie.
CRUMLIN ROVERS FOOTBALL TEAM
This is Crumlin Rovers Football team over 114 years ago back in 1896!
At the back on the left we have John Bawn, Willie Elliot, Arthur Christie,
Eddie Johnston, Robert Leslie, John McGarry, Willie Murphy and Hugh Gettingby.
Seated are James Henry Bawn, Sam Leslie, Willie Bawn, Jim Heffron and finally
CRUMLIN ARP 2642
These are the wardens of Crumlin A.R.P. and ambulance Service. The A.R.P.
stands for Air Raid Protection, this gives you an idea when the photograph
was taken, yes, during the dark days of World War II in 1939
Right at the back we have Davie Kelly, Jimmy McConnell, Willie John Davisson
and Billy Costello.
In the 4th row are Henry Mccormick, Billy Grant, Bob Ross, Harry Hunter, Billy
wilson, Jimmy Palmer, Sam Gordon, Arnold Nixon, David Martin, Wesley Boyd,-
Jim Maginnis and John Murphy.
3rd row has Isabel Arnold, Betty Martin, Lily Wilson, Winnie McClure, Jessie
Martin, Mary Hunter, Bella Prichard, Maria Price, Elsie Palmer and Annie McCormick.
Seated are Tom Denholm, Doris Cormican, Jimmy Leslie, Nurse McCullough, Dr
William Hunter, Eric Gardiner, Jean Leslie, Jack Ingram, Janet Canning, Dick
Denholm, Annie Nixon and Wilfred Blair.
On the ground are Norman McQuillan, Willie Christie, Billy Adams, Sam Mc Quillan,
Davie Price, Roy Wilson, Billy Davidson and George Moore.
This is the McCollum family who stopped their daily chores to have this photograph
taken.On the left mum Annie, dad Henry and their little son Joe.
CRUMLIN ROVERS 2910
Time may have taken its toll on the picture of Crumlin Rovers - but then it
was taken back in 1896! Crumlin may have been a small town in those days,
but they still fielded a top class squad. Included in the back row are John
Brown, Willie Elliot, Arthur Christie, Eddie Johnston, Robert Leslie,
John McCorry, Willie Murphy & Hugh Gritingy. Seated at the front are James
Henry Brown, 'Saw' Leslie, Willie Brown, Jim Heffron & Andy Connolly.
thanks to Babs Learoyd for giving me the correct name of the mill.
ALEXANDER TERRACE 3311
In the front garden of their home in Crumlin, behind them to the left is the
start of Alexander Terrace. The building behind them is Bob Mair's garage.
On the left is Fred Mc Dowell then Victor Campbell and his daddy Norman Campbell.
In front are Fred's two sons (twins) on the left is Pete and Douglas.
CAMPBELL WEDDING 3632
This wedding was taken Crumlin and perhaps in Halon's photographic studio.
On this such a joyous occasion is the is the Bride Annie Campbell(nee Prichard)
and her husband Normam Campbell who are on the left and on the right are the
best man and bridesmaid are Norman & May Rae.
ALEXANDER TERRACE 3312
It's 1947 and family and friends have gathered together to have their photograph
taken here at Alexander Terrace in Crumlin by Fred McDowell.
In front is Norman Campbell, to his right is Victor Campbell, behind Norman
is Isobel McDowell then her son Peter, Doris Campbell, Douglas McDowell and
CRUMLIN INFANT SCHOOL 3448
It's that time of the year once again here for Class 3 at Crumlin Infant School
back in 1917 which was in Crown Street.
More than likely it's the first time any of them have seen a big box on a
tripod and worst of all being told to stay very still and so it shows on some
of their faces. Take for instance the first boy on the left in the back row
looks scared, the next boy does not know what to do while 4th along the girl
is a bit dubious, while at the end of the row the boy face looks stiff with
fear but from the waist down he is shaking that much that he is also moving
the teacher from the waist down causing the lines to appear in the photograph
and for her to look apprehensive. The first boy in the middle row does not
like this not one bit, 4th along the same row is pouting, the next girl is
not to sure while 2nd from the end looks like she is ready to burst into tears.
The only one who doesn't seem to care what is going on is the first boy in
the front row with his hands in his pockets and a cheeky grin on his face,
you can just imagine what he must have been like in class.
At the moment neither pupils or Teacher are known at the moment unless you
know, if so please let me know.
CAMLIN PICTURE HOUSE 3421
This is Camlin Picture House Programmes card - Front & Back for April
1934 in Crumlin the picture house was owned by Jimmy Hanlon.
Now you might be wondering what on earth is the swastika is doing on the card.
In the beginning of the twentieth century the swastika was widely used in
Europe. It had numerous meanings, the most common being a symbol of good luck
and auspiciousness, which is still used in various cultures today.
CAMLIN PICTURE HOUSE 3423
Here in Crumlin is the Camlin Picture House, the front was originally tin
but rusted badly so it was replaced with breeze block and plastered.
In the photograph above the light on the left hand side is what looks like
a man with film camera.
Also the step in the middle entrance you can see where it has worn down with
the amount of people walking on it.
CRUMLIN VIADUCT 3424
This is Mill road in Crumlin in 1930 and spanning the road is the railway
viaduct, carries the single-line railway track from Lisburn to Antrim. It
crosses both the road and the Crumlin river and was built in 1915 by James
Findlay and Co. Ltd. of Motherwell. In the distance is covered cart being
pulled by a horse through this mire of a road, it would be quite a while before
tarmac appeared but at least they have one solitary street lamp for the whole
of the road.
CRUMLIN VIADUCT 3425
It's winter time in Crumlin with snow on the ground and one solitary figure
trudging through the lush on the pavement here on the Mill Road.
The tracks on the dirt road show no motor vehicles have been here only horse
drawn carts. The photograph was taken before 1915 for the railway viaduct
was taken down that year and replaced with a new one. Now this bridge didn't
disappear like a famous one in Antrim it went to Windsor Park Football
ground and was used as a walkway over a street to the football grounds.
MOTOR RACING THROUGH CRUMLIN 3426
Here on the outskirts of Crumlin on the Mill road all the local people have
gathered to watch the racing cars fly past them. The race was before 1915
for the railway viaduct was taken down that year and replaced with a new one,
so many of these people would not have seen a motorized vehicle
ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE 3633
Out ebjoying the sunshine sitting in sunchairs are on the left is Doris Campbell
and her husband back in 1955. Standing behind them on the left is
Annie Campbell and Emily Mailey (nee Prichard)