BERESFORD FAMILY 443
This photograph was taken on the steps at the front of Steeple House in 1926 and the photographer at that time touched up the faces.
Here we have the parents Samuel and Sarah Beresford and their children Andrew, Edgar, Norman, Samuel, Peggy, Lily and Jeannie.
The family lived in what was called the Back lodge, this is the one that leads to the Steeple House, the Front lodge is at the entrance to the Round Tower and the father was the caretaker of the Tower.

BERESFORD PORTRAIT 444
Jane and Andrew Beresford in 1910.
Aged 61 and 64

THE BERESFORD WEDDING 437
This is Lily Beresford and Bob Murdock cutting their Wedding cake in the back garden of Rose Cottage, Steeple Road in 1941.
The Bride's dress was pale blue with dark blue suede shoes.

THE BERESFORD WEDDING 436
Getting ready for their honeymoon the Bride and Groom are at the back of the car putting away their luggage.
The man to the left in the wedding party is the Bride's father Samuel Beresford and the year was1941.
This photograph was taken in the lane next to Rose Cottage at the steeple.

BOYS NIGHT OUT 2108
Now we back in time for it's Friday night and these local lads are having a quick drink in Paul McKenna's bar before heading to the dance in Hall's Hotel.
From the left we have Mervin McQuillan, Ivan Acheston, Kenneth McQuillan and finally Billy Murdock.
The year it was taken is unknown but take a look at Ivan's hairstyle, that might give you a clue.
BALLYROBIN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2313
All smiles for the camera are the pupils of Ballyrobin Public Elementary School out at Muckamore back in 1956.
At the back are R Harkness, H McBrien, Ian Kirkpatrick, E Glover, F Kennedy, B Woods and L Bell.
The third row has M Bickerstaff, S Woods, F Kennedy, M Judge, J King, Sam McComb, cBeatie, Davey Ceasar and M McBrien. In the second row are Unknown, N Moore, E McFadden, Miss Woods, M Reid, R Gill, A McBrien, N Irvine, E Irvine, R Judge, Miss Woods, Unknown and Unknown.
Seated at the front are J McFadden, A Russel, H Gilliland, I McComb, Unknown, Master Gill, R Davis and T Holmes.
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BOYS BRIGADE 587
This is the Bugle Band of the 1st Antrim Company of the Boy's Brigade caught on camera back in 1956. Standing to the rear we have (from left) Walter Chambers, Harry Clarke, John Creighton, Bobby Paisley, Norman Purdy and Scott McIlrea.
Seated at the front are Jim Beresford, George Nicholl, Jim Baird, Jim Purdy, Sammy Wallace, Lyndsey Peacock and Alfie Beresford.
BOYS BRIGADE 792
Here we have the Boys' Brigade pictured at Castle Street in Antrim - and the bare legs and shiny boots put this in the middle years of the 20th century!
Sadly at the moment I have been unable to put names to faces yet.
BRIDESMAID 119
Waiting for her sister who was the Bride we have Bridesmaid Joan Neeson then Kathleen Nesbitt and finally her mum Mrs Annie Neeson.
This was in 1959 and was at the back of Lough Neagh Hotel.
BOY SCOUTS 495
Boy Scouts on the march through the streets of Antrim in 1953. The young man second from the right is none other than John Boyd, but the rest of his
friends are unknown. The parade is moving along High Street towards Church Street, and behind the boys you can see the Post Office and Anketell'sshop which sold everything from groceries to hardware and cigarettes. In front of the Post Office is a motorbike with the registration GL47 - above Anketell's shop is the Lough Neagh Hotel. The 'double decker' U.T.A. bus has an advert on its side for Inglis bread.
BOYS BRIGADE 861
This photograph taken at Massereene School is of Antrim No.1 Company of the Boys Brigade in 1912.
Seated in the centre we have the 12th Viscount of Massereene, next to him is the Rev. Cannon Collis and then Joseph Tuff. The rest of the company are all unknown.
BOY SCOUTS 496
Here the Scouts are in High Street just opposite where the Allied Irish Bank was going to be built. The scouts and the year are unknown.
BOYS BRIGADE 793
Here we have the Boys Brigade in Castle Street. At the moment the year and they are all unknown
BOG HEAD 521
Sitting in his pram is Norman getting his photograph taken at one of the thatched cottages at Bog Head.
The year was 1936.

BRUCE MEMORIAL SCHOOL 341

.This is Bruce Memorial School in 1945 and was taken on the steps of 1st Antrim Presbyterian Church.
Front Row: Myra McMaster, Francis Coulter, Margaret Kyle, Jennifer Reid, Moria Coulter, Florie McVeigh,
....................Olive McMaster, Betty Thompson, Phylis Harkness, Maud Harkness, May Gainor and Marie Hemings.
2nd Row: George Nicholl, Michael Allen, John Anderson, George Mahwinney, Francis Baird, David McMeekin, Eric Rainey,.Scott McElrea, Albert Hemings, Norman Spence, Unknown and Sam Spence.
3rd Row: Unknown, Marlene Alexander, June McCormick, Mary O'Neill, Unknown, Stella Harkness, Lily Kane, Mary Scott,.Muriel Bane, Irene Clarise, Moveen Gilespie, Thelma Reid.
Back Row: George Clarke, Desie McClure, Usher Hood, Matt Quigley, Vic Balmer, Unknown, Unknown and Matt McCormick Footnote: Marie Hemings from she was born until she was 8 years old lived with the rest of her family in the Barbican Gate.

BOY SCOUTS 816
Here we have 1st Antrim Boy Scouts - their numbers bolstered by members from Muckamore and Randalstown - back in 1949. Though it is difficult to tell from this angle, this picture was actually taken at one of the sidings at Antrim Railway Station - and it was a very special day for the boys and their leaders. They were embarking on a long journey to South Corydon for a camping holiday, and it was the first time the local scouts had ventured out of Northern Ireland. In the back row we have N.Mawhinney, L.Graham, R.Watt, P.Moles, Jimmy Steele, Tommy McClure, Alan Meekin, Sammy Kyle, J.Reid and J.Clarke. In the middle you can see G. Curry, Elmer Bates, Bobby McCormick, Noel Bain, C.Ferguson, Unknown, Joe McCormick, Unknown, Unknown, Sidney Scott and Unknown. Seated at the front are Unknown, Archie McQuillen, Billy McMaster, D.Little, Scout Master Bobby Millar, Johnny Hemming, O. Ferguson and Assistant Scoutmaster Malachy Gorman. Billy McMaster went on to become a King Scout', while Archie McQuilken brought glory to Antrim by playing cricket for Ireland.
BOY SCOUTS 482
Here we have Mr. Gormon the Scout Leader with his arms folded watching the two scouts sawing away. The boy in the middle is Gordon Boyd. the place and the year are unknown.
BALLYCRAIGY 2374
It's the sixties and standing in front of a beautiful Volkswagan are the following children.
On the left is Robin, his brother Alan, his sister Jeanette, her brother Ivan and his brother Kenneth Hamilton.
BOY SCOUTS 815
Here the scouts are loading up the train in one of the sidings at Antrim station with their gear for a trip to South Croyden to camp.
The only scout known is on the right, it is Noel Bain in 1949.
B. SPECIALS 2327
Front row on the left Frank Reford.
BARRY McCULLOUGH 089
This is Barry McCullough aged 21 in 1971 who worked in Ankalon. Barry a keen badminton player was a member of the Ulster Minor representative team which won the inter-provincial championship that season.
BLUEBIRD CAFÉ 1155
Standing outside the famous Bluebird Cafe in Market Square is Miss McCready and Era McQuillan. The year is unknown.
BILLY McKAVANAGH 535
This is the late Billy McKavanagh pictured with his trusty Austin Bread van in 1938. Billy starting working for the Englis bakery in 1935,
and in those early days he used a horse and cart. Billy retired in 1970 and took up a new career as a farmer.
Born May 21, 1913 he was called home on June 7, 1988.
BEST FRIENDS 1003
Sitting at the hedgerow in June 1950 arm in arm are best freinds Mary Duffin and Rita Agnew.
Behind them is Mary's house which was 972 Antrim Road, Dunadry, sadly no longer there.
BIKERS 991
This is Alex Agnew and young Jack Agnew back in 1954 with young Jack itching to open the throttle and away!
BILL NOBLE 1018
This is Bill Noble sitting astride is Norton having a rest down at Drumaroad, Bambridge.
The year is unknown.
BOAT TRIP 1142
Sammy McClenaghan with his friend Kirk on a boat trip to the I.O.M. The year is unknown.
BESSIE READE 1033
Who's the baby with the beautiful eyes? Why this is cute little Bessie Reade in 1953.
BOYS BRIGADE 2417
Proudly having their photograph taken are these lads and leader of the Boys Brigade.
The only one known at the moment is Garath Millar in the back row.
DANIEL BLACKLEY 2427
Looking very immaculate in his three piece suit, bowler hat and showing his fob watch chain is Daniel Blackley who was Nellie McComb's grandfather.
BEST of SISTERS 1007
Standing at the back of their house on the Ballybentra road at Dundary in 1942, arm in arm we have Ann and Maud Agnew.
BOYS BRIGADE FOOTBALL TEAM 2351
It's 1959 and these fresh-faced lads belong to 1st Antrim Boys Brigade.
Now they are either just posing for the photograph or getting ready to play, reason? their kit is clean! Standing we have on the left Jim Francey, Sammy Wallace, Jim McCullough, Stanley Molloy, Robert Carson and John Crighton. Kneeling in front are Trevor Carson, Alvin Carson, Ronnie Nicholl, Freddie Millar and Robin Topping.
BOB SCOTT 1933
This portrait is of Bob Scott who came from Antrim.
BARBICAN GATE 655
This was the main entrance to Antrim Castle and this photo was taken in 1911.
BARBICAN GATE 534
This used to be the main entrance to Antrim Castle which you can see quite clearly in the background of this photo taken in 1911.
It was called the Barbican Gate, the archway next to it led down to the river where you could water your horse.
BELLEVUE 923
These two ladies are sisters on the left is Maggie Fleming and beside her is Lizzie Fleming taking a rest before climbing the steps to visit the zoo or go on the small train. Having come all the way from Antrim on a bus trip they are not going to miss out on anything
BARBICAN GATE 553
This photograph of the Barbican Gate was taken in 1940.
To the left is the Police Station and if you look at the top of one of the towers
you will see the Air Raid Warning Siren. You can also see smoke coming out of
a chimney this is because the Gatekeeper lived there with his family until 1952.
BAIN WEDDING 967
Taken in the Castle Grounds, in front of the Long Canal on their Wedding Day 3rd October 1932 we have Sadie Bain nee McElrea and her husband Jock Bain. Sadie's massive bouquet of Chrysanthemums came from Antrim Castle Gardens by kind permission of Lord Massereene.
Sadie said it was one of the Happiest days of her life, the rest of her happy days days were spent with her darling husband Jock.
BALLYBENTRA 1016
This is mum Sadie Agnew with her daughter Rita in the fields at Ballybentra, Dunadry in 1938.
Judging by the front of Rita's dress she has been having a great time playing!
BELLEVUE ZOO 2441
Here on the right we have Betty Lowe with her sister Rosemary who was 14 years younger than her back in 1959.
Now Betty was known for spoiling her little sister by taking her out all the time. In this picture they are getting ready to go into one of the most famous places in Northern Ireland. It's Bellevue Zoo, for they are standing where the car park is today and to the right behind them is where Rathcoole estate will be.
BARBICAN GATE 656
This was the main entrance to Antrim Castle and this postcard photo was taken in 1911.
It must been market day by the cattle on the street. The card is postmarked: Ballymena, 6th October 1911.
To: Miss S. Murray, Lombard Cafe, Lombard Street, Belfast.
BARBICAN GATE 660
Taken in 1961 from Castle Street with two ladies out for a gentle cycle and in the background the Barbican Gate.
BARBICAN GATE 628
This view of the Barbican Gate which was the entrance to Antrim Castle
which can be seen quite clearly in the background. The year was 1911.
BARBICAN GATE 661
This photo of the Barbican gate was taken from the Court House in 1961
by our very own Jackie Peacocke. The cars parked include Volkswagen Beetle,Austin Mini, Citroen, Ford and Vauxhall.
BALLYROBIN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1115
These are the pupils of Ballyrobin Public Elementary School and this is the class of 1932.
At the back are Thonie White, Jack Eakin, Essie Steel, Maisie Hamill, May Lyle, Josie Steel, Agnes Kirkpatrick, Tommy Graham and Thonie Taylor.
In the next row we have the Master Mr Craig, Ena Kirkpatrick, Harry Loughlin, Stanley Graham, Lizzie Ceaser, Essie Kirkpatrick, Lizzie Cunningham, Cissie Cunningham, Sammy Lyle, Sammy Stewart, Jean Jenkins and the teacher Eileen Brown. In front of them are Ronnie Mintford, John Jenkins, Jean McCourt, Ena Ceaser, Sarah Storey, Annie Rodgers, Mack Fleming and Bertie Major. Seated in the front are Leckie Rodgers, Maud Mintford, Jean Rodgers, Bell Kirkpatrick, Sammy Kirkpatrick, Hugh White, Bertie Rodgers, Eileen Loughlin, Betty Rodgers and Betty Hamill.
Sitting on the ground we have Samuel McCourt, Vincent Stewart and Jackie Rea.
BALLYROBIN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1116
This is Class 1931 and the pupils are from Ballyrobin Public Elementary School.
At the back we have George Arbuckle, his sister Lily Arbuckle, Johnnie McQuillen, William Arbuckle, Sam McCombe and Angie Finley.
In the 3rd row are Billy Carson, Aggie Milliken, Eunice Scott, Annie Hendron, Ellen McCartney, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Martha Hamill, May Boyd, Maggie Lough, Annie Cunningham and Bobby Scott. The second row has William Boyd, Madge Boyd, Annie White, Olive Fleming, Mary Lewis, Lily Beattie, Lissie Kirkpatrick, Isa Clyde, Ria Scott, Minnie Cunningham and John Craig. Seated in front we have Florence Fleming, May Lyle, Cissie Cunningham, Ena Ceaser, Lizzie Ceaser, Maisie Hamill, John Hendron, Thamie Taylor and Lizzie Cunningham. With their legs crossed we have Sammy Carson, Thannie White, Billy Cunningham, Albert Arbuckle, Johnny Boyd, Matt Boyd, Tommy Graham and Harry Loughlin.
BAND GIRLS 929
Such cheerful smiling faces from these girls of the Steeple Flute Band.
From the left we have Lendnim, Kate Rainey and Elizabeth Smyth - they refuse to reveal their ages
so I can't tell the year.
BALLYBENTRA ROAD 1015
Here we have Maggie Smyth just finishing off washing the dishes and looking forward to a well earned break of which there wasn't many back in 1938.
Her next door neighbour Rachel Agnew was waiting for her to finish and so bided her time crocheting or knitting which is what she was doing here.
They lived out at Templepatrick on the Ballybentra road.
BALLYBENTRA ROAD 996
Standing at their front door in 1940 is Jack's grandparents William and Rachel Agnew. Jack is standing next to them and beside him is his chum Ernie Smyth. The two houses stood on the corner of Ballybentra Road, Templepatrick.
BALLYCRAIGY MANOR 653
This drawing Ballycraighy House, was owned in 1800's by William Chaine who it is said became Ireland's greatest Bleaching Magnate overnight.
What happen was in 1823 a Joseph Redford an Exeter Bleacher who was experiencing a cash-flow problem was invited up to Ballycraigy House for a game of cards. William Chaine planted a professional card player in the game and the result was Joseph Redford lost and William Chaine won an empire consisting of Bleach works and greens, Beetling Mills, Workers homes, farms at Moylinny and Spring Farm ect.
Our very own David Alexander Irvine was at one time a stable lad here.
BALLYROBIN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2313
All smiles for the camera are the pupils of Ballyrobin Public Elementary School out at Muckamore back in 1956.
At the back are R Harkness, H McBrien, Ian Kirkpatrick, E Glover, F Kennedy, B Woods and L Bell.
The third row has M Bickerstaff, S Woods, F Kennedy, M Judge, J King, Sam McComb, cBeatie, Davey Ceasar and M McBrien.
In the second row are Unknown, N Moore, E McFadden, Miss Woods, M Reid, R Gill, A McBrien, N Irvine, E Irvine, R Judge, Miss Woods, Unknown and Unknown.
Seated at the front are J McFadden, A Russel, H Gilliland, I McComb, Unknown, Master Gill, R Davis and T Holmes.
BALLOO 1141
Standing outside their house at Balloo we have Sadie and Mary Jackson along with Jean McDonald. The year is unknown.
BACK YARD 132
Here we Joan Nesbitt on the 19th September 1959 in the back yard of Lough Neagh Hotel with one arm round her brother Roy on the left and in her right arm is Desmond Warwick who later became her husband.
BAIN WEDDING 966
Pictured in the Castle Grounds after their wedding service at All Saints' Parish Church in Church Street, we have on the left our very own Sadie Bain nee McElrea, the Bride. Next to her is her handsome husband Jock Bain, then the Bridesmaid Muriel Scott and the Best man Joe Scott. Sadie lived in Castle Street in the Frenchman's house and because her father worked for Lord Massereene, he gave Sadie permission to pick the chrysanthemums out of his gardens to make the bouquets. It is a day Sadie will never forget the 3rd October 1932.
G. BELL 2580
This is a Mr G Bell taken Saturday 29th May 1926 sitting astride his beloved Royal Enfield.
BALLYROBIN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2315
It's 1954 and having their photograph taken are the pupils and teacher of Ballyrobin Public Elementary School.
At the back are Mrs Minnis (Teacher), F Gartell, F Kennedy, K Beattie, L Rea, P Cassidy, A Beattie, J Kink, A Kirkpatrick and Unknown.
Next row has M Reid, A Minnis, S Millar, N McFadden, I Russel, H Storey, J McComb, S McFadden, T Kirkpatrick, Timothy Lyle and Unknown.
The girls seated are I McComb, H Gilliland, Michelle Lyle, J Holmes, V Gilliland, H Irvine, J Letson and Penny Lyle.
The boys on the ground with their arms folded are F Kennedy, H McBrien, J Millar, C Beattie, S Mccomb, M McBrien, I Kirkpatrick, E Glover, Davey Ceasor and Unknown.
BALLYROBIN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2314
The reason these children of Ballyrobin Public Elementary School look very solemn is that back in 1922 you has to stand or sit very still if you didn't you would be blurred like the boy left in front row.
At the back the boys are John B Gilliland, Willie Rankin, Master Gilliland, B J Graham, Unknown and Unknown.
The girls in the middle row are Aggie Gilliland, Sarah Carson, Lizzie Jenkins, Jeannie Graham, Miss Miadam, Meta Craig, Miss Kirkpatrick, Myra Martin and Catherine McComb.
Seated in the front row are Unknown, Forde Gilliland, Unknown, Tommy Graham, Sam McComb, Mary Lewis, Tony Martin and finally John Craig (Dr).
BREAD VAN 0034
It's ironic when you think about it, you had hundreds of these vans in the late 1950's and now today 2005 they are making electirc cars.
When you look at this van just below the number plate you can can see the steering joint which ran back to the front wheels.
Also you can see it only has one headlight, but there are indicators, up next to the sign on the side of the van you will see a thin black line. That's the indicators, when activated they would swing out at 90 degrees with a light inside them.
BALLYROBIN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2316
All smiles for their school photograph in 1956 are the pupils of Ballyrobin Public Elementary School.
In the back row are Mrs Reid, I Kirkpatrick, A Minnis, T Kirkpatrick, S McFadden, I Russel, S Millar, T Lyle, S McComb and Mrs Minnis.
3rd row has M McBrien, J Holmes, J King, L Rea, P Cassidy, A Beattie, H Beattie, A Kirkpatrick, M Lyle, R Beachall and Davy Ceasar.
In the 2nd Row we have Unknown, C McClenaghan, H Gilliland, Mallory Beardshall, V Gilliland, F Kennedy, H Irvine, M Reid, I McComb and A McBrien.
At the front are H McBrien, E Glover, A Russel, J Letson, N Irvine, Penny Lyle, J Millar, F Kennedy and finally C Beattie.
Now apparently Penny Lyle should not have been in the photograph as she had not yet started school, but she lived in the house next to the school. Whenever her mother could not find her she knew immediately where she was, she'd be sitting in the classroom!
THOMAS BERESFORD 2470
Out for a dander down in Antrim back in the 60's is Thomas Beresford.
He's dressed in the hight of fashion then, Thomas has on a Camel coat with dark brown buttons and the trousers are straight leg with 16" bottoms and to finish it off he has a Tony Curtis hairstyle.
BOYS BRIGADE 453
This is 1st Antrim Boys Brigade in Antrim Castle Grounds in 1945.
B.Row: Cecil ( Bud ) Hannon, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Cecil Pogue, Ricy Craig, Unknown, Jim Purdy, Herbie McCabe and Mervyn Wilson.
3rd Row: J.Killough, Bobby McVeigh, Tommy George, Unknown, Unknown, Desmond Adams, Unknown and Unknown.
2nd Row: Huston Wilson, Unknown, W.E.Charles, Albert Anderson, Cecil Johnston, Jim ( Cookie ) Carson, Tom Carson and Unknown.
1st Row: T.George, W. Beattie, H. Moore, L. Johnston, ..C. Donald, Moore Scott and Kenneth McKittrick.
Footnote: W.E.Charles was the headmaster of Massereene School. Herbie McCabe still works in McCabe's Butchers
Tom and Jim Carson were twins and John Killough's father was also once the Headmaster of Orr School.
BRICK WEDDING 2333
Outside their home in 1919 after their Wedding in Antrim First Presbyterian Church in High Street are the brick couple.
Seated is the radiant bride in her outfit with her beautiful bouquet Sarah Brick nee Millar then aged 29.
Standing proudly beside her is her Groom Philip Brick wearing shoes with a shine on them that you could see your face in them.
BOXING CLUB 2914
Here we are in Antrim at the local boxing club and everyone is so excited at the visitor who has come to meet them.
At the back in the boxing ring on the left we have Michael McCluskey, Lexi Mccombe, Jack, Jack, Mr Winter and Geordie Gratten.
In the next row are Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Trevor Davis, Master McCluskey, Unknown, Unknown and Paul Dempsey.
Next row has Unknown, Unknown, Unknown,Stephen McCombe and David Gratten.
At the front are Sydney McCombe, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Mark Winter, Antrim Lord Mayor Jack Allen, British Heavyweight Champion Henry Cooper, Master McCluskey, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown and Unknown.
Footnote: Sydney McCombe dedicated between 25 to 30 years of his life to running the club and they are trying to start the club up again.
Stephen McCombe now runs cage fighting and Mark Winter went on to become a British Champion.
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