SHORTS DANCE 3507
It's 1959 and here we are
in the Orpheus Ballroom in Belfast which was huge and loved by thousands like
the two couples ejoying themselves at the Short & Harland's dance. The
couple on the left are Bertie & Martha McQuillan and the other couple
are Ed & Irene Cunningham.
MR & MRS ED CUNNINGHAM 3508
Here on the 17th July
2009 are this loving couple Ed and his wife Irene having their photgraph
taken in Ontario Canada.
Sadly Ed went home on the 23rd
October 2018 leaving behind a massive emptiness in all of our hearts.
MENIN ROAD 1022
Here we are at the back
of her house on Menin Road Antrim in 1940, is Alice Corrigan.
As if Alice didn't have her hands full looking after her sons Frankie and
Seamus, she has the two greyhounds as well!
GRANDMOTHERS PRIDE & JOY 2604
Standing outside her homein February 1936 is Granny Clarke holding her Pride
and Joy, Kathleen and Alice McAteer aged 8 months.
LOUGH NEAGH 2120
It's early morning in the 1930's, this is Lough Neagh
and yes these two men are skating on it for it had frozen over completely.
The man on the right is unknown but the man on the left is James Creighton
who was the Head Gardener for Lord Massereene of Antrim Castle.
COACH DRIVER 302
The initials on his cap
badge are C. M. S. and this tell us that he was a tourist coach driver and
that he worked for Catherwood Motor Services.
CHURCH STREET 3537
It's 1964 and at 10 o'clock in the morning Church Street
is already a hive of activity.
In the foreground on the left is a bread van with the doors open showing the
variety of bread they have. I don't know the name of the company but the slogan
on the van
says "Save as you spend", if you know
the name please let me know. Across the road is another bread van this is
'Inglis's" and the breadman has got out of his van with
his money satchel as his side, perhaps he's going into Jamison's shop, Miss
Maggie Ann Jamison who ran the shop sold a varity of groceries, lots of china
ware and household goods. Heading down the road is a Hillman with a tractor
and a cyclist waiting to get past the coal lorry while on the other side of
the road ,two lady cyclists are heading down into High Street which is like
today (2020) packed with cars.
Does anyone know what the Bristol signs are for? If you do please let me know.
CHURCH STREET 3538
The year and the month is unknown but it's around 10.30pm
going by the shadows being cast here in Church Street.
In the foreground is one of the many Cherry trees that where on this side
of the street only which were donated by Dupre Malkin Barton.
Across the road is Jamison's shop, Miss Maggie Ann Jamison who ran the shop
sold a varity of groceries, lots of china ware and household goods.
CHURCH STREET 3848
Here on Church Street having a natter are these three ladies, Sally George,
Mary O'Neill and Ria Clarke.
thanks to Drew Francey for the first two ladies names.