DRAWING OFFICE 3288
It's 1960 and here at AEI,
Larne in the Turbine Drawing Office and taking a break from their work are
on the right Tony Donegan and his mentor Sam Barr.
LILIAN DONALDSON 3201
Here in the front garden
of a row of terraced houses is Lilian Donaldson.
NEW DUBLIN ROAD 3306
It's 1980 and the start
of the new Dublin Road in preference to the Antrim Castle Gardens.
As it's a Sunday and boys being boys with nothing to do, so off they go exploring
and what is better than come and see the machinery that was making the new
Dublin Road so standing on a Digger is Aran Gillespie who is now a G.P. in
On the steps of the old
airport at Nutts Corner in1957 we have on the left Mrs Jimmy Devlin, Mrs S
(Marilynn) Devlin, Mr Sam Devlin and Mr Jimmy Devlin.
Sam is their son and he had brought his wife Marilynn with him from Guelph
Ontairo Canada to meet his mother and father who lived on the Carmavey Road.
DEERPARK HOTEL 3654
This as many will know
is the Deerpark Hotel we had our Reception there, sadly it failed and was
closed down. This photograph was take in 2000 but now it is no longer there
as it was vandilised, used by squatters and finally set on fire and nothing
of it is left.
Now one interesting fact about the Deerpark that very few people know and
that is the long wooden cupboard that was in the reception and housed all
their plates and tablecloths came from a very famous building and that was
Antrim Castle!. It was saved from the fire along with a ton of stuff and stored
over at market in stalls which they thought was for saftey until the next
morning when they came back and found a lot of the stuff had gone including
which did the rounds of Antrim before ending in Deerpark and ironically being
SAMUEL DAVIDSON 3656
This is Samuel Davidson
and sadly that is all I know about him unless any of you out there know bettter,
if you do please let me know by e-mail.
MUNROE DONALDSON 3666
This is Munroe Donaldson
son of Lily Donaldson's who used to be a Kelly.
WINNIE DONALDSON 3669
This is a young Winnie
Donaldson daughter of Lilly Donaldson (nee Kelly) sadly her age is unknown,
probably wouldn't tell anyway.
These people back in the
1940's are doing what we couldn't do today and that is to have a picnic in
a field next to a proper haystack.
The only person known in the crowd is Dorban and he 4th from the right with
his head down in the back row. Boy, are they well organised, with all the
food and goodies in boxes, drinking tea out of china cups along with two teapots
and a kettle. What I want to know is where did they get the hot water from?
Out for a walk around Tardree
Forest Park on a lovely summer's day is Violet Devine and in her arms her
SISTERLY LOVE 2847
Sitting in the armchair
is Martin Devine outside his home enjoying the summer sun and also the loving
hugs from his big sister Violet Devine.
SAMMY DUNLOP 113
This young man standing
outside his House in Antrim had no idea what lay ahead for him.
He became very famous around Antrim and went on to become Lord Mayor of Antrim.
This is our very own Sammy Dunlop!
Here we have Meta Davidinson
standing in their orchard at Dunadry which eventually became part of the Dunadry
Hotel complex. The year is unknown.
The photographer in the early 1900's had some trek to
take this photograph but it paid off for it was turned into a postcard.
This is Donegore Church with it's graveyard and a couple cows in the field
while in the background is the Moat.
It was posted at Muckamore Post office on Monday 24th February at 12.45pm
On the back was written "With love Jennie"
and it was sent to a ' Miss Jessie Black, Bridge View,
Tullyard, Tullyhogue, Co. Tyrone.
HUGH DUNN 2784
This is Hugh Dunn back in the late 60's when he was a 7 stone weakling!
Sadly Hugh has gone home.