GIRL GUIDES 455
This group photograph was taken at Nutt's Corner Airport on the 6th May
It is of 1st Antrim ( B ) Company meeting Lady Baden-Powell who was the World
Mave Harrison, Elsie Hamil, Patrica McClure, Rossaleen McGill, Sally Forsythe,
Sentor Mrs. W.E.Greeves.M.B.E. Ulster Chief Commissioner, Lady Baden-Powell,
Mary Heming, Lila Jaminson, Isabell Francy, Myra McMaster, Margaret Mills
& Lily McCormick.
Back row: has from the left 5 Unknowns, Olive
Fleming and Rita Craig.
GIRL BRIGADE 404
Having a great time are these girls of the Antrim Girls Brigade. Phylis Nicholl,
Unknown, Unknown, Lily Nicholl, Francis McKnight, Unknown, Marie Sharp, Unknown,
Unknown, Unknown, Hazel Chambers, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown and Florence
Also in the picture are Tilly Borris, Jeannie Surgenor, Liffy Reid.and
Mrs Fleming. Date is around 1953.
GWYNNS TEMPERANCE LOL 419
This is Gwynns Temperance LOL 419 at Antrim and kneeling in front we have
R Preston, E Nicholl, R Lynn, W Williamson (Jnr), E Kelso, M W and D Robinson.
Behind are S Clarke, N Young, D Lynn, R Ward, F Logan, J Robinson, Ian Johnston,
K White, J Hume, E Shaw, W Young, G Law and finally W Johnston.
GRAHAM'S BLACKSMITH SHOP
This is Graham's Blacksmith Shop which was torn down to make way for the roundabout
leading to Belfast International Airport. I wonder what the building next
to it was used for?
GRAHAM WEDDING 2744
Here we are during WWII when this wedding photograph was taken at High Street
Presbyterain Church in High Street Antrim.
Back row: you can just see Davey Quigley, then
the minister Rev William Mitchell, Elizabeth Quigley and Mrs Graham.
Front Row: The Best man is Unknown, the Groom
is Mr Graham, the Bride is Lilian Quigley of 59 Fountain Street and the Bridesmaid
is her sister Francis Quigley
GIFFEN WEDDING 1851
This is Roy Giffen the Groom with his Bride Elizabeth Giffen going off on
honeymoon after their wedding 1972.
GIFFEN CHILDREN 1852
Just back from holidays and you tell where they were by Charmaine's cap in
On her left is her brother Dean, and her sister Elizabeth is on her right.
GIFFEN FAMILY 1846
Proudly standing with his daughter Agnes in his arms is Roy Griffen along
with his wife Elizabeth in 1974.
Taken standing in their garden at and behind them a true Volkswagen Beetle.
Seen here visiting their Grandmother Adelade Kinzett who is standing outside
her home in 1936.
We have on the left Moria Mackreth and on the right her sister Kay Mackreth.
GORDON WEDDING 1919
This wedding photograph was taken in 1914 and the Groom was Tom Gordon and
the Bride Margaret Nesbitt.
At the back on the left is Unknown, then her brother James Nesbitt, Miss Burnside
and the Father James Nesbitt. Seated are her brother Robert Nesbitt, her husband
Tom Gordon, herself Margaret Nesbitt and finally her mother Margaret Jane
Margaret's parents were not happy about the wedding as they belived their
daughter was marrying beneath her station.
They emigrated to New Zealand and lived a very happy life and ironically Tom
became a very rich man in his own right.
This group of people are at the moment are unknown to me although some of
the faces are familar and the building behind them is also unknown.
The photograph was taken in the 1920's the style of dress dictates it as the
lady seated third from the left is dressed in a Charleston dress with a headband.
NIGHT OUT 1735
Being photographed on a girls night out
we have from the left. Ena Fleming, Julia Hannan, Nellie Hannan, Kake Reford,
Mary Fleming and Kathleen Beggs.
This is Bobby Wylie and Alice Cubritt going to a neighbours wedding in 1967.
GARY'S CHRISTENING 1749
Family gatherings are usually for special occasions and so is this one for
it was for Gary Hannan was three months old and had just been Christened.
Back Row: is Sammy McQuillan, Doris McQuillan,
Lilian McQuillan, Carol McMurtry, Norman McQuillan and Ann McQuillan.
Middle Row: are Thomas McQuillan, May Hannan
holding her newly Christened son Gary and then Elizabeth McQuillan.
Front Row: we have Elsie and Jim McQuillan.
GLASGOW GREEN 1461
The year is 1973 and here in Scotland they are at the field on the 12th July.
The two drummers are William Baird and Nigel Crossey who have come over from
Antrim with the Ballycraigy band.
All hands at the ready to start picking the gooseberries in the back garden
at the Folly in 1923.
On the left is Agnes Scott, Ellen McElrea and the other three are unknown.
All smiles for the camera in this group photograph of Ivan Gillespie's Wedding
In the group is Mr Rodgers and his wife, the rest including the Bride, Bridesmaid,
Best man and year are unknown.
GILLESPIE WEDDING 1407
Here we have Ivan Gillespie with his charming wife on their Wedding Day.
The bridesmaid and the Best man along with the date are unknown.
Getting their photograph taken at J. Phillips Studio of Royal Avenue Belfast
On the left is John McCabe and his good friend Hugh Jackson both from Antrim.
Later on they both got married, had families and ended up grandfathers, John
to Anna McCabe and Hugh to Betty Steele.
GORTAGALLON PRIMARY SCHOOL
This is the class of 1939 outside their school which is Gortagallon near Crumlin.
Standing at the back are George Duncan, Victor Henry, Bob Duncan,
Rosaline Addis, Kenneth Henry, Billy Addis and Roy Courtney. In Front seated
are David Hamilton, Eileen Rankin, Jean Duncan, Muriel McCartney, Clarisse
McCartney, Elizabeth Logan, Betty Courtney and Jim Logan. Seated on the ground
are Herbert Henry, Frank Courtney and Alan McCartney.
WEDDING DAY 1061
This is Tom Gordon and his Bride Margaret Nesbitt on their wedding day 1914
in New Zealand.
First we rewind time to when Tom and Margaret fell in love and starting courting,
Margaret's family objected due to Tom being of a lower station, Tom then left
and emigreated to New Zealand. Margaret however was not going to be parted
from her true love and so she joined Tom in New Zealand six weeks later. They
then got married six weeks after that and lived a very happy life and ironically
Tom became a very rich man in his own right.
Now that's what I call a "Love Story".
GREAT PALS 79
This portraiture is of Alexander Irvine and his great pal Jack London back
Jack London was the instigator of getting Alexander Irvine to write and earn
money from it.
This beautifully composed shot is of renowned photographer William Alfred
Green and his wife Mary 9nee Shemeld) and their son Foster. It was taken back
in 1914, just before Alfred took up residence at the Belfast Road in Antrim.
His decision to relocate to the town was lucky for local historians, for his
pictures from this period have become valuable historical documents. Sadly
he died in 1958 at the age of 88, but his work lives on. His former home also
bears a plaque commemorating his enduring contribution both to local life
and the art of photography.
GIRL GUIDES 585
Here we have a relaxed shot of 1st Antrim Girl Guides takin in the Castle
Grounds in the summer of 1954. The young ladies are actually taking a bit
if a rest after scaling the Motte. Starting from the left we have, Sadie Stevenson,
Marie O'Neill, Margaret Wilson, Edith Blair,
Joan Russell, Annie McCormick, Isobel Coulter, Alice Kirkwood and May Francey.
ANTRIM TOURIST ADVISOR
Here we are back in the time when Antrim's Hotels were full of visitors eager
to see and visit the sights.
Some did not have to go very far to enjoy a tour round Antrim with their very
own Antrim Tourist Adviser.
Davy Gaynor was one of these advisors and made sure they went home with wonderful
memories, but back then everything was prim and proper.
The girl was from Lancashire and was called Flo Buxom.
GOOD MATES 1144
Sitting on the bunker which was the usual meeting place on the Steeple Road
waiting for their mates to appear to enjoy a good nights craic we have William
McClenaghan and Sammy Fletcher. The year is unknown.
GIRL MEETS BOY 1075
Hello I'm Hazel the Ladle Campbell and this shy boy is my best friend James
the Moley Craig.
We love playing in the snow here at Muckamore Village and it's 1953.
GIRL GUIDES 524
This photograph of the Guides was taken at Nutt's Corner Airport on the 6th
May 1955. It is of 1st Antrim ( B ) Company who were waiting to meet Lady
Baden-Powell who was the World Chief Guide.
The guide on the right is Lila Jamison and some of the rest of the Guides
there are called Mave Harrison, Sentor Mrs. W.E.Greeves.M.B.E. Ulster Chief
Commissioner, Moria McMaster, Margaret Mills, Fleming and Lily McCormick.
GRACE GARDNER 2213
Here we have a lovely photograph of a young lady standing in a garden holding
a beautiful bouquet of flowers. As you can see she is wearing leather gloves
with a single button to close them and the chain around her neck has a moon
shaped pendant with it.
- - - -On
the back of the photograph was the words - - ---"Yours
Sincerely Grace Gardner. May 1918".
The Inspection of the Girls Brigade is taking place in Church
Streeet in 1950.
Hazel Campbell the Antrim brigade leader is with Lady McDermont who has just
passed Doris Blackbourne
and is approaching Elizabeth Green.
GALBRAITH PUB 1238
This the Galbraith Pub on the Seven Mile Straight road at the corner of the
Old Ballyrobin Road, the year is unknown.
On the left we have the son William Galbraith, then his father Thomas Galbraith,
mother Annie Galbraith and finally his sister Violet Galbraith.
The pub went on to become known as the Barley Corn pub and the goose by the
way doesn't have a name.
GIVE US A PUSH 2104
All strapped in and ready to go is Philip Hannan for he has asked his brother
Norman at the end for a push.Now Norman's not too sure and Gary his other
brother is doubtful as well while on the left is Sharon McQuillan being a
in my day (50's) as goosegabs.
GREENMOUNT HOUSE 186
Robert Thompson rebuilt the manor house in 1820 at Greenmount
and it was surrounded by 200 acres of estate. By the 18th century the family
had Bleach mills on the estate and other businesses not only in Ireland burt
as far away as the West Indies. This made them powerful enough in the area
to challenge the local aristocraties, the Massereene family by standing for
election. In 1910 the estate was purchased from the family by the Department
of Agriculture, fitted out as an Agricultural College and opened its doors
in 1912 with eleven students. Students still study here today. Dated 1952.
GIRL GUIDES 413
This photograph was taken at the Motte in the Castle grounds during the
Summer of 1954.
Few places in Antrim served as a backdrop to so many pictures as the town's
lovely castle grounds! Here we have the girl guides taking advantage of the
leafy glades of the Motte for - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - -this portrait taken in the summer of 1954.-
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --Back row:
has Jean Jenkins, Jean McClung, Madeline Fleming, Pasty McClure, Maeve Harrison
and Sadie Stevenson. Myra McMaster, Rosalind Magill, Eileen Leitch, Frances
Coulter and Pearl - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hanlon are perched immediately in front
of them. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Third
row: we have Margaret Mayberry, Pamela Fleming, Elizabeth Ferguson,
Lila Jamison, - - - - - - - - Margaret Myles,
Lily McCormick, Olive Fleming, Sadie Magill and Isobel Coulter.-
- - - - - Second Row: are Margaret Nilson,
Agnes McBride, Ethel McKee, Sally Forsythe, Isobel Francey, Jean Russell,
Annie McCormick, Ann Knox, Marie Hemings, Doris McIlveen and May Francey.
Front row: are Mrs.Burrows, Mrs. Surgenor, Doreen
Hamill, Miss McFadden, Joyce Hanlon, Betty O'Neill, Edith Blair, Ruby McBride,
Alice Kirkwood, Georgie Tosh, Mary Trimble, Jacqueline Trimble, Patricia Donaldson,
Liffie Reid and Joy Fleming.
MOTOR CAR PERMIT 2676
This is Andrew Graham's driving license in 1919. Andrew who was 35, worked
for George Reid, the managing director of York Street Flax Spinning Mill.
In the beginning it was horses and Andrew drove his boss around in a horse
and carriage which eventually gave way to the motor car.
Andrew not only had this permit but his boss had one and when ever Andrew
was driving on his own he had to have the bosses permit as well to show he
was allowed to drive the car.