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This is Coronation Day June 1953 and reading from the left in the back row
are Sally George, Bobby Smith and Margaret Fee.
Front row are Pauline Clark, Maureen Kelly, Tilly Hannan, Mary Johston, Ruth
Hamill, Tommy Fields (Manager) and Jeannie Jamison. Bobby Smith by the way
went on to marry Ruth Hamill.
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Photographed for Coronation Day in 1953 are from the left,
John Cooper, Bobby McCormick, Agnes Annesley, Julia Hannan, Dorothy McKewon,
Hettie Strutt, Peggy Roberts, Josephine Woods, Elsie Lynn and John Mawhinney.
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This happy looking bunch were pictured in the Winding
Room of the Antrim Weaving Company on June 2, 1953 - they were of course celebrating
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation. In the front row you can see Tommy Fields (manager),
Lily Fleming, Mary Thompson, Jean Wallace, Maureen Kelly, Unknown and Unknown.
Included in the second row are Charlotte Richie, Jean Baird, Rachael Cameron,
Anna McVeigh, Sydney Quinn, the rest are unknown. In the crowd behind we have
Tilly Blair, Margaret Fee, Ruth Hamill, Grace Clark, Pauline Clark and Bobby
Smith who married Ruth Hamill.
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Staff from the Antrim Weaving Company marking the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth
II in style on June 2, 1953. Here we have the 'Queen' surrounded by her subjects,
kneeling down in front of her is Unknown, Ruth Hamill and unknown. The next
row are Unknown, Unknown, Sadie Hamill (Ruth's- mother), the Queen unknown,
Unknown and Unknown. At the back we have Margaret Fee - Loughlin, Mr. Nicholl,
Tilly Blair, Kate McAudrey - McKeever, the rest are unknown.
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At first I thought that the women were kneeling before the managers for a
pay rise, but it's not, they are celebrating the Queen's Coronation in 1953.
In the back are Lily Robb, LizzieLaughlin, Margaret McVeigh, Margaret Rainey,
Mary Stewart, Unis Kelly, Annie McGill, Mrs Craig, Mrs T.Hannan and Agnes
Hannan. Kneeling in front Jean Ashe, Eileen Rankin, Emily Barr, Martha Wallace,
Martha Kane, Mrs Allen, Annetta McCoy, Mary McGill, Jimmy Roberts and Mr.
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Taken outside The Antrim Weaving Co. in the 60's left to right we
have Robbie Tennant, Maurice Ritchie, Walter Kyles, Alex McKee,Artie Walsh
and Jim Buckley.
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Here we have the workers of The Antrim Weaving Company in June 1953 celebrating
the Queen's Coronation.
Standing at the front row are Unknown, Eileen Rankin, Julia Hannan, Unknown,
Martha Wallace, Emily Barr, Agnes
Hannan, Martie Kane, Unknown, Unknown, Marcary Law and George McMaster. Behind
them are Mary Stewart, Jean Baker, Unknown, Charlotte Craig, Unknown and Eve
At the back we have Sally George, Unknown and Annie Craig.
If you look
closely at the frame in front of them to the ledges and see the white fluff
on them that they were breathing in daily.
was given to me by Dooreen Foubister nee Hamill.
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This part of the Sixmilewater river back then when it was called the Cutts,
where the fishermen brought their catch ashore. In years to come on the opposite
bank is where Antrim Yacht Club would be.
The boat in the foreground still has it's sail up, boats often left from here
to take visitors out onto Lough Neagh and some even went in rowing boats and