BALLYTWEEDY 2950
Out in their back garden of their home at Ballytweedy in 1932 we have on the left Jane Cunningham nee McIlwain and Jane Boyd Cunningham.
Now the reason Jane Boyd is all smiles is not for the camera but that she is now 21 and can now be classed as an adult!
Jane was born on the 27th January 1886 and went home on the 11th April 1960 aged 74.
Jane Boyd was born on the 10th February 1911 and went home in 1987 aged 76.

My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.

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BALLYTWEEDY 2956
Sitting on a chair in the back garden of their home at Ballytweedie and proudly looking at her 1 year old daughter Mary Joan McQuillan in 1936 is Jane Boyd McQuillan nee Cunningham.

My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.

BROWN WEDDING 3009
Here we are out at Muckamore Presbyterian Church on the 24th March 1955 to capture on film a wedding that has just taken place.
We will start in the back row and from the left are Mrs Ethel McCombe, Gene Kirkpatrick ( in case you are wondering Gene can be either a boy or girls name and means "Well Born", William Kirkpatrick, Daisy Kirkpatrick, Thomas Kirkpatrick, Robert McKnight, George Leathem Mccombe, Robb Kirkpatrick,
John Kirkpatrick, James Kirkpatrick, Mary Kirkpatrick, Samuel Kirkpatrick, Betty Forsythe, Samuel (Sam) Mccombe and Netta Kirkpatrick.
Now to the front row and on the left is Mrs McNeilly, then Jean Brown, in front of her Robin Brown, Rev Robert Brown, Bridesmaid Evva Carroll, her mother Mrs Eva Carroll, the Groom Harry Brown, his lovely bride (Sarah) Sally Brown nee McCombe, Henrietta Kirkpatrick, best man Miah Brown
(the meaning of Miah is "Exalted by God." and is also a nickname for Jeremiah), Mrs Margaret McCombe, Bridesmaid Margaret McCombe, Rev Alan McBride, Margaret Kirkpatrick, Mrs Wolfe and finally Mr Wolf.
BROBYN WEDDING 3030
Just before their reception the happy couple posed with family for this memorable taken in 1963.
From the left we have Samuel Fleming, Best Man Jackson Fleming, Bridesmaid Marjorie Brobyn, the Groom Cyril Brobyn, his lovely Bride Doris Brobyn nee Fleming, Linda Jones, Elizabeth Fleming and finally Mr & Mrs Len Brobyn.
BIRD WEDDING 3053
After their wedding the happy couple along with best man and Bridesmaid went to the photographer's studio to have their photograph taken.
From the left is the Best Man Ronald E West who had come over from London, Groom Edward Bird from England, Bride Enid Bird nee Carson from Milltown Antrim and finally the Bridesmaid Doreen I. Carson the Bride's sister also from Milltown.
CHRISTINE BUTCHER 3073
Outside their home at Belmont in 1962 we have at the back on the left and combing his hair to look smart is Arthur Butcher and beside him, looking so proud
is his mum Kathleen Butcher for in front of her is daughter Christine Butcher looking very pretty and all set for her first Communion.
Kneeling in front of Christine on the left is her brother Gerard Butcher with his tongue sticking out and beside him, brother Billy Butcher.
CONFIRMATION 3072
Standing at the back with his tongue out in a jolly way is Gerard Butcher, in front on the left all dressed up is Christine Butcher, then Nicky Wilson, who seems to be thinking 'Why has she her arm round me', Arthur Butcher, Katherine Wilson and James Wilson. The reason Christine is all dressed up and looking so proud is that this was Christine's Confirmation back in 1963.
MUM 3074
Kneeling down between the babies is Kathleen Butcher with her daughter Dedrie Butcher and also Donna Wilson at Belmont in 1966.
KATHLEEN BUTCHER 3075
Here in Belmont down Riverside in the 60's we have Kathleen Butcher belting out the tunes. Looking out the window is hubby Arthur Butcher while the shadows tell us one was taking the photo while one of the daughters was watching.
BELMONT PARK 3076
Here at Belmont Park is Christine Butcher on her tricycle with a carrier on the back to hold things and in the background look at the old car.
In our day when the tricycle got old we took the lid off the carrier so our mate could stand in it and get a lift.
CHUMS 3077
These four chums sitting on the bench was taken somewhere in Antrim. Possibly taken around April or May for although they are all wearing sandals
they are still well wrapped up. The boys names are Billy Butcher, Gerard Butcher, Unknown and Unknown.
BUTCHER CHILDREN 3078
Sitting on the doorstep outside their home in Belmont Park we have on the left Gerard and Billy Butcher.
While behind them on her trike is their sister Christine Butcher.
HAVING A PADDLE 3021
Here enjoying a paddle at the beach is Maggie Baxter and Philip Baxter.
BELMONT GANG 3080
This is the Crazy Gang who played around Belmount Park off Riverside.
At the back left is Davy Craig, Kenny Gray, Ivan Gray and finally Roy Ager with Sydney Gray on his shoulders.
Middle row has Billy Butcher and Gerard Butcher.
At the front are Nicky Wilson, Christine Butcher, Sylvia Grey and Arthur Butcher,
THE BUTCHERS 3084
Here sitting in the comfort of their home at Belmont Park in the Riverside is Arthur and Kathleen Butcher.
Now behind them is the wonder of the times, a television and that was a good size then. Back then there were no video recorders ect and wait for it, ONE Channel ! It was BBC, I can't remember what time it started in the morning but the channel shut down at 6pm till 7pm to allow people to have their dinner at teatime, I kid you not, then closed down at 11pm till the following morning.
COUSINS 3085
In the front garden of their home in Belmount Park at the back is Arthur Butcher then his sister Christine Butcher and finally their cousin Grace Ann O'Neill.
BUTCHER CHILDREN 3087
Standing in their front garden on a hot summer's day we have the Butcher children and their little cousin.
On the left with braces is Arthur, then Gerard, Billy, Christine and their cousin Grace Ann O'Neill.
Now they must be going somewhere or they are having visitors, the reason, they are all smartly dressed
and their hair combed. Now the reason Arthur is wearing braces could be that he is wearing one of his
brothers trousers that are too small for them but to big for him as you can see. When I was growing up I
used to get neighbours sons trousers and my mum used to cut up my dad's old trousers and make two
pairs, she always made them bigger so I could get more wear out of them as I was growing.
BELMONT PARK 3111
This photograph was taken when summers lasted weeks not days and on the left is Moore Whiteside and beside him is Tommy Whiteside and behind them is young Cryil Wilson down Riverside in Belmont Park.
Some of the names above were given to me by Roy Ager.
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MASSEREENE STREET 69
The funeral hearse was the first motorised hearse that James Baird had. He is the man with the top hat on and the year was 1933.
They are just coming out of Massereene Street onto Bridge Street turning towards High Street. On the Right corner was the Cova Inn.
Jim Baird (grandson) told me that the motors when they came back were jacked up and a man cleaned the underneath of them.