MAIN STREET 366
This is the Police Station on Main Street, Crumlin around 1912.
The poster on the door next to the Police station reads " Royal Navy
and Royal Marines " and where the nearest recuitment center is. Next
shop is Mr. R. Wilson's who is a Tailor. Then we have a little girl standing
outside her house with her hands on her waist posing.
MAIN STREET 386
It appears that life moved at an altogether more sedate pace in Crumlin back
in 1911. There were few cars on Main Street then, and horses and carts were
not just wheeled out for festival days. The shop on your right certainly served
the townsfolk well, offering cigarettes, tobacco, pipes, 'Pratts Spirits'
and even a horse clipping service! Though it may not be clear here, the next
shop up is actually a butcher's, as there is a leg of beef hanging up outside
the window - and below on the ground are turnips. Behind the horse and cart
standing sideways is the daily horse and coach with the number 160 on the
front of it. The picture can be dated quite accurately because it is actually
a postcard, which was sent to Fintona in County Tyrone on July 6, 1912.
The charming message, written by 'Em' reads 'I
expect you are having a fine day to yourselves. Weather lovely here. It's
5pm and no sign of that tel yet.
Whatever are you doing? It continues: 'No news for a letter today. Everything
just as usual. Will be expecting a long letter tomorrow. Give that gentleman
on Sunday a chance and put a word in for me'.
MAIN STREET 376
Taken around 1912 to your right you can see part of a thatched cottage. Next
is a shop with the owner and his wife standing proudly outside. The shop owner
has a pocket watch on. Further up the the street is a man sitting reading
a newspaper perhaps the Antrim Guardian? In the distance are two cars parked
and beyond that the Pakenham Memorial Monument. Halfway down the photograph
to your left is a parked car and in front of it a man on a bicycle. Coming
on down you see a thatched cottage and on the edge of the kerb is Water Pump
with a long Handle. In the foreground sticking out is an awning belonging
to another shop and as you can see no tarmac roads yet.
MAIN STREET 363
The photograph was taken in 1911 and the town by then has gas street lighting.
The first shop to your left has a sign on the window saying " Dodds Moor-Ill
and Scour Drenches have no equal ". The small sign says " Dougalls
something Fly Dip ". The next shop is the Post Office with a young lady
standing outside it. Next to her is a young girl and a middle-aged lady dressed
in black with a small boy in front of her. Further up the street is a man
standing outside his shop with a large apron on. Behind the man posing on
his horse and cart on the far gable wall is an advert saying " Gillen
The card is Postmarked Bandbridge 10am 23rd May 1912. To: Mrs Walker Post
Dear Nadavin, Kindly say by reference if this
is the Brew Sherry P.O that you require. Mr Harding is away now traveling
& J. finish all customers orders I have the others put in Lauds. Will
let you have all in a few days
Waiting your reply
Yours Truely Mrs Harding.
MOUNTCOTTAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
This is outside Mountcottage Primary School which was on the Dungonnell Road
at Crumlin in 1960.
These are the pupils of the class of 1959-1960 and at the back from the left
we have Ken Williamson, Tommy McKinstry,John James McKinstry, Albert Campbell,
Jim Wilson, Brian Hall, Ken Bickerstaff, Walter McNeilly, Ronnie Whiteside
and Philip Grayson.
Front row has Sylvia Bickerstaff, Carol McKinstry, Gladys McKinstry, Kathleen
Bickerstaff, Maureen Robinson, Roberta McNeilly, Irene Campell &Viola
Seated are Walter Grayson, Sam Gilmore, Philip Wilson, David Grayson, Raymond
Bickerstaff and Norman Gilmore.
Absent that day was Mervyn Campbell, Robert Campbell, Wilfred Campbell, Rae
Campbell and Norman Robinson.
MISS HURRELL 2628
It's May 1928 and this is Miss Hurrell having her photograph taken.
MISS HURRELL 2630
This lady is Miss Hurrell, is the outfit for her Confirmation, Wedding or
is she becoming a Nun? let me know if you do.
MISS HURRELL 2627
It's May 1928 and this is Miss Hurrell having her photograph taken.
MILL ROAD 383
To the left of the photograph the name on the oblong sign looks like 'Plowery'.
The next premises are selling Bycles and have signs for Shell, Mobil and B.P.
The horse and cart further down are facing the camera and the state of the
road tells you it hasn't a tarmac surface.
Postmarked Crumlin 1.30pm 17th July 1924 (1d) To: Miss M. Walker, 181 Crumlin
Co. Girl Guide Camp, Newcastle. Co. Down.
Many thanks for yrs glad all are having such a
topping time, hope to see you soon again.
WEDDING GUESTS 2626
Obviously taken in the 1920's this group of wedding guests seem to be having
a great time.
The only person known is on the left Miss Elizabeth Dobbin.
In this beautiful wedding photograph sadly only the best man on the right
is known, he is William Murphy.
If you do know the rest please let me know for it's a shame not to bring the
photograph to life.
WEDDING GROUP 2636
Sadly this lovely wedding group are all unknown, but if you know different
please get in touch.
MURPHY WEDDING 2643
Here in the studio after their wedding in 1931 we have the groom John Murphy
with his bride Elizabeth Murphy nee Dobbin.
The best man is Harry Dobbin and the bridesmaid is sadly unknown. Taken at
12 Lombard Street Belfast by G Webb.
MISS HURRELL 2634
It's May 1928 and this Miss Hurrell taking a rest leaning against the tree.
MAIN STREET 380
This is Crumlin Main Street to the right is a shop called R. Lowery, but what
they did I do not know. The main building is the bank with a crowd of men
standing in front of it. The year is unknown.
MAIN STREET 681
This is Main Street in Crumlin and to your left you can see the sign for the
Pakenham Arms Hotel. Below that is another sign R. Wilson Funeral ? Next sign
on the white building is Wilson, it's a garage. The car the man is getting
into I am told is a Humber, the 7th car down is a Ford Popular. The year is
MAIN STREET 362
The photograph was taken at five past one in the afternoon looking towards
Main Street but the date is unknown.
The two people with bikes are men either side of the girl standing in the
middle of the road.
To the left are two men with four children and a very small girl beside them
and next is a thatched cottage. Over to your right behind them is a Deliverly
van and the driver standing next to it posing for the camera. In the far background
is a horse and cart heading out of the town and either side of it are two
IN THE BACK YARD 2638
Sitting in her back yard we have Margaret McCormick and standing next to her
the little girl is unknown.
Perhaps the little girl is asking can she have go on the three wheeler behind
them. Also behind Margaret is a tub which in my day when I was small was used
to give you a bath!
A NIGHT OUT 2647
Here enjoying a night out in Crumlin we have Billy McCluney, John Murphy with
their lovely wives Lizzie Murphy and Mrs McCluney.
MAIN STREET 385
This is Main street, Crumlin in 1913.
To your right you can see two lots of thatched cottages and not to much traffic
about as the two boys in the middle of the road can prove.
Out clubbing for the night and having a great time from the left we have
Arthur Butcher, Brian Murphy, Rosie Ward, Mrs Butcher, Gerald Butcher, Tommy
Steele, Breidge and Willie Butcher.
GARDEN GROUP 2641
Out for a Sunday walk in the public gardens the Murphy family stopped to have
their photograph taken. On the left is Sean, Elizabeth, William and John.
MAY QUEEN 2631
Only Elizabeth Dobbin is known in this photograph in which the people all
seem to be celebrating an occasion.
Could the girl in white be a May Queen? As you can most of the people here
have flowers on the coats while the lady at the far right has her coat covered
in flowers and also her hat. If you know the occasion please let me know.
SUNDAY WALK 2629
Out for a Sunday walk along the cobbled road these two young men stopped to
have their photograph taken.
On the left is William Murphy and the other lad his his dapper suit with a
rose in his lapel is at the moment unknown.
BOYS NIGHT OUT 2644
Out for the night these well dressed lads seem to having a good time and they
are Hugh McCauley, Brian Murphy and Paddy McGee.
Here sitting in their back garden the group are all unknown.
If you know any of them please let know and the man at the back.
Behind them in the field is something that you will never see now a haystack!
Standing posing next to the rose bush back in 1928 we have on the left Elizabeth
Dobbin, her friend Miss Hurrell, the dog is Unknown.
McDOWELL WEDDING 3362
Here we are standing outside the church after the wedding of Fred McDowell
and his bride Isabel McDowell nee Hanlon in 1928.
The people at the back are all Unknown so at the front on the left is Kate
Hanlon the mother,then the father James Hanlon, next is Fred's sister her
name is Unknown, then the Groom himself Fred McDowell but we don't know who
is linked to his arm, I hope it's not the Bride!
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH 2639
This lovely family photograph is of the Murphy family, dad is William Murphy
while seated is mum Sarah and on her knee is their daughter Margaret. William
is holding on to their son John to make sure he stays in the photograph.