EMPIRE YOUTH DAY PARADE 037
Here you can see the Scouts followed by the Girl Guides coming
out of the old Methodist Church in Church Street in 1954. The Scout looking
at the camera was Billy McMaster. The guide behind the leader Maura Coulter,
then Sally Flemming, Nelly Hannon and Nancy Kearns, Fifth from the end of
the row is Anna McCabe, also there is Ria Craig
In the back ground you can see some of the houses that were demolished to
make way for the A6 bypass.
EMPIRE YOUTH DAY PARADE
This excited group of young people are getting ready for the start of the
1953 Empire Youth Day parade outside the Methodist Church - Church Street
in Antrim. The flag bearer, the scout and the cub are unknown. But behind
them and starting from the right we have Brown Owl Joy Fleming, Brown Owl
Mrs.Carson whose family owned a fruit shop in the town, Miss McIlroy, Valerie
Porteus, Eva Molloy, Vina Keith, M. Brown,
Celia Kirkwood, Unknown, Unknown, Rachel Kingsberry and Unknown.
ELEANOR MILLAR 1223
The bonny baby here out at Burnside is are very own Eleanor Millar at the
tender age of nine months back in 1947.
Eleanor's all tucked up in her high pram with a beautiful handmade pram cover.
EDENLEA HOUSE 1062
Posing outside the side door at Edenlea House at the Grange we have standing
Margaret Nesbitt who the following year emigrated to New Zealand, James Nesbitt
& Robert Nesbitt. Seated in the rocking chair is Grandpa James Nesbitt
and Grandma Margaret Jane Nesbitt nee Burnside. The dog is not known and the
year was 1913.
ENKALON FIRE CREW 1988
This photograph is of Enkalon Fire Crew in the mid 1970's which had won the
Inter-Plant man made fibre Fire Crews competition. Only two are known in the
photograph and that is Joe Boyle the plant's Health & Safety Office and
Charles Doyle the plant's Fire Officer.
ENKALON SOCIAL CLUB
Here enjoying a night out at the weekend in the 1960's at the Enkalon Social
Club we have Mickey Joe O'Boyle and his lovely wife Dorothy.
KERRY ECCLES 2321
This is Kerry Eccles enjoying the sunshine when she looked over at her mother
and said" You know, these kids are getting on my goat!
It's summertime here in Antrim and we are at the back of the Antrim Arms Hotel
These jolly chaps with their straw hats were the entertainers for the tourists
that stayed in the hotel. They kept the tourists happy not only in the evenings
but during the day, the reason for five was some would go on a sight seeing
trip by bus while others would go on cruises on Lough Neagh while others just
stayed at the hotel and they all had to be entertained. Sadly none of the
lads names are known.
END OF A HARD DAY 1139
After a hard days work harvesting this family of three generations had time
for a smile for the camera back in 1953.
From the left we have Norman Jackson, Maude Evans, Norma Evans, Joe Jackson,
Sadie Jackson, Francis Jackson, Nellie McNeely and Andrew McNeely.
ELEPHANT PATROL 1086
These Antrim girls will certainly not get done for speeding on the Seven Mile
Straight in 1956. On the first elephant we have Elsie Cullen, then Nessa Boyd,
Jean French, Anne Chipperfield and the other two ladies on elephants are unknown.
They are out for a walk and under the watchful eye of the trainer Doreen walking
along the road.
EUGENE MADDEN 2227
This bonny little chap with modern hairstyle is Eugene Madden aged 9 months
Standing in the doorway
of his home in 1936 is Hugh Ireland and his faithfull dog. To the right of
Hugh are two Hawthorn walking sticks for when taking the dog for a walk, but
it looks like Hugh at the moment is doing a bit of baking.
EDENLEA FARM 123
This is Annie Neeson outside their house in 1934 with her faithful dog Rollo.
Apparently Annie had beautiful red curly hair.
Now I'm sure you are wondering what on earth this photograph is doing here.
Well all this steel was the beginning of a new era of prosperity in Antrim.
It's 1961 and this steel will hold a plant that everyone will know, Enkalon.
This aerial photograph taken 1964 gives you an idea the size it was and the
prosperity it brought to Antrim town.
As you can see the building is growing, it's January 1964 and soon Enkalon
will be up & running.
Just off their flight with British European Airways from Holland are some
of the new Enkalon workers back in 1963. They had been to Emmen to train for
the jobs they were going to do in Ankelon and also to train other workers.
Here we are inside Enkalon and these two men working this machine are producing
Beaming yarn for the warp-knitting industry
Here we are in the Enkalon
back in September 1971. These apprentices are all smiles and it's no
wonder for they have just received their prized certificates confirming they
had completed their apprenticeship.
From the left we have Alan Porteous, Sammy Lyttle, Unknown, Unknown, Willie
Greer, R Tate, Ivan Brownlees, Ivan Fox (Apprentice training Centre Manager),
Kenneth Fletcher, Sammy Wolfenden, Unknown, Eugene OHagan, Dan Lorimer,
and Wallis Service.
This is the Inspection department in Enkalon and these two girls inspecting
the tubes of yarn for any faults before going to the Despatch department for
Hard at work in Ankalon is Elizabeth Witherspoon who is the ' senior girl
' in the Data Preparation department in 1971.
Elizabeth works along with six other girls each capable of punching the equivalent
of 300 foolscap sheets of information every day!
This is Heather Bulter then aged 21 in 1971 who worked in Ankalon. Heather
was a keen badminton player and a member of the Ulster Minor representative
team which won the inter-provincial championship that season.
Photographed at Enkalon in 1971 this amazing machine that this girl - who
is unknown - is operating can actually transmit pictures through a telephone
to anywhere in the world! Then it took five minutes to transmit a sheet A4
but they hope to in the not too distance future to get it down to 45 seconds!
This of course was the fore runner of your everyday fax machine.
ENKALON FOOTBALL TEAM G. SHIFT
This is Enkalon Football Team G. shift getting their photograph taken.
At the back are B. Loughran, J. Burton, Unknown, Danny Letters, F. Robb and
In front we have B. Devlin, R. Coles, Unknown, J. Cathcart and W. Shaw.
ENKALON FOOTBALL TEAM
All smiles before their match we have the Enkalon boys of 1965.
At the back on the left B.Clarke, T. Johnston, D. Letters, B. McVeigh, S.
McKee, Unknown and E. Smyth.
In the front are E. Baillie, Unknown, B. Devlin, Unknown, J. Wright and W.
After the match they weren't smiling, they lost 4 -2 to the Dutch factory
ENKALON FOOTBALL TEAM G. SHIFT
This is Enkalon's football team from G shift in 1963.
At the back the goalie is unknown, then Mr. Macguire, Unknown, Unknown, D.
McCreight and the manager M. McCauly.
Seated in front are Unknown, C. Creighton, Bill Atkins, Unknown, Danny Letters
and W. Craig.
This is Anne McKee one of minders who took the Enkalon workers children to
the annual Christmas circus in 1970.
Enjoying a bottle of pop at the theatre is Bridgett Murray and Eileen Nicholl
who had taken these children to the theatre for their annual Enkalon Christmas
treat in 1970. The children's names are unknown.
All eyes and total concentration from these children at the theatre in December
This was their annual treat as their parents worked in Enkalon, their names
are not known
Here enjoying themselves at the theatre are Enkalon workers children in 1970.
At the moment the names are unknown.
Jiving the night away in 1970 at the annual Enkalon Christmas do, the two
jivers are unknown.
All smiles for the camera in 1970 at their annual Enkalon Christmas do.
The couple on the left are Tommy Corrigan and his wife her name is Unknown
at the moment along with the rest of the group.
I wish to thank Carol Corscadden for remembering
Pictured here enjoying themselves at the Enkalon Christmas do in 1970.
At the moment they are all unknown but who is the Elvis look-alike on the
Pictured at Enkalon's Christmas do in 1970 we have (from the left)June McIlvenna,
Melvyn McIlvenna, George Patterson, Joyce Patterson, Patrica Kirkwood and
Leslie Wallace who later got married..
ENKALON "H" SHIFT PARTY
This is Enkalon "H" shift at their club having a party in 1967.
Lifting their glasses are F. Adams and Danny Letters, not to be outdone we
have F. Smith lifting a bottle instead. Sticking his head in A. Murray and
next to him is E. Smith, the other two men are unknown.
ENKALON CLUB 1467
Out for the night at Enkalon Social Club, having a good time and when you
have something to celebrate that's even better. The reason for being there
was that is was the last night of 1970 Old Year's Night and seated at the
table waitng for midnight from the left we have Isobel Sands, Maurice Cullen,
James McClintock, Gladys Cullen, Ena McClintock and Jackie Sanos.
Notice that it is the men that are eating well from the cocktail sticks.
EGG AND SPOON RACE 1023
This is not your usual Egg and Spoon Race that was taking place in 1960.
You might not think they are moving very fast but if you look at the man's
tie and the girl's hair they are blowing in the wind.
Both are unknown but the girl is determined to win as she has her thumb on
ENKALON DARTS CLUB 90
Winners of the Enkalon darts team competition in 1971 is Marshall Hunter and
his boys from the 'H' shift.
It's the 23rd September 1963 and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix Crown
Princess of the Netherlands has just arrived to officially open the Enkalon
There to meet Her Royal Highness is the Joint Managing director of Enkalon
Mr R.L. Shierbeck
Greeting her on her arrival is a little girl giving her a bouquet of flowers,
are you this little girl if so please let know.
Here in this photograph in Enkalon's Textile Laboratory, the Joint Managing
director Mr R.L. Shierbeck is explaining the function of one of the pieces
of appartus to Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix Crown Princess of the Netherlands,
during her tour of the plant.