This is Mrs N. Minford proudly opening the new bridge in 1967
Here we have twelve Volkswagens going over the bridge after the
opening in 1967.
TEMPLE OF LIBERTY 1572
This was the Temple of Liberty at Toomebridge after the fire in 1915.
It was designed, built and endowded by John Carey in 1860.
TOOME EEL FISHERY 2304
Here at Toome Eel Fishery in 1962 we have John Kennedy & Lawerence McQuillan
unloading their catch of Eels.
TOOME EEL FISHERY 2305
Holding on tightly to their haul of eels at Toome Eel Fishery in 1962 are
Lawerence McQuillan, John Kennedy, Paddy Doyle and Robert McDonald. In the
background you can see their boat.
This is the main street in Toomebridge on a lazy morning while on the left
side someone is looking over the bridge perhaps looking for the Eels.
Just a bit further on is the railway crossing and next to it is a little girl.
The first small thatched cottage could possible be where the man who operates
the railway crossing gates.Then you have a few shops and also on the other
side to. Now the lorry making it's way up the road has a large tank on the
with small barrels as well, it could be diesel, while up ahead under the slooping
roof is a blacksmith working away.
The year is unknown.
This is Main Street in Toomebridge in the early 1900s, must have been summer
when you did get hot weather for all the windows are open in the street.
On the left is doorway with two signs either side can anyone say what it was
used for? Further down is a man standing in the doorway with his long -tailed
shovel leaning against the wall. On down is a shop and another one further
down and next to it a house with a thatched roof.
Further on with a man standing in the middle of the road carrying in messages
there seems to be a railway crossing, if I'm wrong please let me know.
While coming up the road is a man with a horse and cart and here in the foreground
on the right is a lad with a satchel.