UNKNOWN SOLDIER 301
I understand that this man may have been a local but, sadly, he remains the
unknown soldier. The picture was taken during the Great Conflict of 1914-18
- supposedly the war to end all wars.
The soldier's name is unknown and could be between 1912 - 1918.
The birds hanging on the fence look like kestrels.
Where the photo was taken I do not know.
This R.A.F. man is unknkown and
the date but by his sleeve badges we can tell that he was an Observer, Radio/Mechanic
and Leading Aircraftman.
What he has written on the photo is as follows: "Affectionately
your companion Tom." but who it was to, is unknown.
In the background is the Ulster Bank in 1927 and as you can see it is the
Annual Livestock Fair with the cattle being sold further down the street.
In the foreground you can see a man in a bowler hat sitting in what looks
to be the sidecar of a motorbike.
MARKING POSTS 3733
All the way from Antrim to New Zealand we find this who is sadly Unknown putting
posts into the ground to show the boundary of his land. This was written on
the back of the photograph, 'Here I am putting on
the posts, if you look closely and you will see a number. This is on the East
Bay of Sturgeon Lake. You would hardly recognize this old sourdough if you
didn't know the place.' If you know this man please let me know
and I will send you a large copy of the photograph without the watermark.
The people standing either side of the car are not known to me at this time,
but if you know them please let me know and I will send you a large copy of
the photograph without the watermark. Now the car I do know about, it is an
Austin Nine and was registrated in Belfast between November 1932 and October
1935. The cap at the top of the radiator is where you put water in when needed
and in the winter you covered it with a blanket to stop the water freezing,
no anitfreeze back then. The chrome cap at the bottom of the radiator is where
you put the starting handle into and turned very quickly to start the car
if the battery was not charged enough.
It must be early morning for the shadows that are being cast are down low
and these five men are having a quick smoke before starting. Sadly I do not
know any of their names but if you know them please let me know and I will
send you a large copy of the photograph without the watermark. Also can anyone
tell me about the wheelbarrow, why it is in two sections as you can see the
long handle and then above it you can see a shorter handle so it looks like
the top section of the wheelbarrow lifts off but what it is for I do not know.
This lady standing in her back garden with her dog and to her right you can
see the shadow of the person taking the photograph. She is unknown to me but
if know her please let me know and I will send you a large copy of the photograph
without the watermark.
Now there's not much I can tell you about this photograph except it from an
Antrim album for the three people I do not know.
They could be son, daughter and their father who looks Academic and could
be a Master or a Professor.
If you know any of them please let me know and I will send you a large copy
of the photograph without the watermark.
Standing having her photograph taken in Fountain Street this lady is sadly
Standing at attention while having his photograph taken is this soldier of
the Irish Guards who is sadly unknown. I wonder how long he has been at the
front and witnessed the horrors of war for you can see his haggard face and
the emptiness in his eyes. This was taken at the so called rest area at the
Somme and to get here he's had to walk through mud for it's all over his boots.
UNKNOWN TRIO 3862
It's the late 1945's here at Hall's Hotel and the lady in the middle was helping
to promote flights to London, Brussels and Paris flying from Rineanna airport
Co. Clare, Ireland. It eventually became an international airport renamed
Now can anyone tell me who the two other ladies are please.
Sadly this lovely portrait photograph which was in an
album is unknown, I can tell you that she was married at the time.
Let me know if you recognize her.
ULSTER LADY CRICKETERS 1071
Walking out to bat for the ladies Ulster Cricket team
on the 2nd August 1947 we have Betty Love and Essie Graham.
ULSTER LADY CRICKETERS 1072
These proud ladies are the Ulster Ladies Cricket XL of
Now I only know of three in the photograph who came from the Antrim area and
they are centre Back row Betty Love.
Front row far right is Essie Graham and Lilly
Kelly who are amongst the team.
TEDDY and I 309
This little boy on the beach with his Teddy at Portstewart is from Antrim
but at the moment his name, his Teddy and date are unknown.
THE CUTTS 326
Who am I, does anyone know me?