MY PIGEONS 1590
Here we have Cedric Blackbourne showing off a pigeon in front of the pigeon
shed. They were kept at the bottom of his parents back garden at their home
Eden in Ballymena.
Here we have little Marnie Blackbourne standing on the steps of her home in
By the way Marnie's legs are not dirty it was the photograpgh.
MAGHERALANE SCHOOL 1796
Getting school photographs taken in 1922 at Magheralane School
was a very serious business as you had to stay very still which was hard for
At the back was Mrs M. McKeown holding Cormac, then A. McEvoy, B. Gribben,
S. McTeague, D. Johnston, S. Boyd, G. McTeague, H. McAteer,
N. McElroy, E. Gribben, A Boyd, A. McNally and Miss M. McNaughton. In the
middle are M. Martin, W. McTeague,
N. McCormack, N. McElroy, R. Boyd, E. O'Neill, A. Hamill, K. McAteer, J. McNally,
S. McNally, M. McAteer and S. McAteer.
In front: B. O'Neill, H. McNally, N. McNally, C. Storey, S. Goodall, S. Goodall,
J. Goodall, D. Martin, W. Storey, L. Storey, P. Gribben and F. O'Neill.
These are the pupils of Magheralane School back in 1958 having
the school photograph taken.
At the back: S. McCoy, J. McKay, J. McNally, W. Neill, G. Martin, E. McKay,
K. McKay, O. Bonnes, J. McLean, H. Heffron and Miss M. O'Brian.
In the middle are R. McAuley, K. Hurrell, M. McAuley, M. Hurrell, B. McCoy,
R. McCoy, S. McCoy, K. McCoy, P. Douglas, V. McCausland,
V. McLean, M. McCoy and M. Hurrell.
In front are L. McKay, A. McVeigh, S. Hurrell, A. Douglas, K. Douglas, M.
Heffron, J. Heffron, V. McCoy, T. McCoy and M. McVeigh.
ME AND MY PALS 2020
This is Nellie McCaughey at the back in the middle surrounded by all her pals
in the WRAFF during World War II.
As you can see they have just had a cup of tea and they did need it, for just
look at all that snow.
MOORE BROTHERS 2022
Out for a cycle we have the Moore brothers, on the left is Raymond then Cecil
and finally Jack. Jack has a bicycle also but he left it on the grass verge
on the right to have the photograph taken.
The bikes are Raleigh complete with bells and rear dynamo lights and of course
the cycle clips for your trousers.
Here in 1942 in a field off the Magherlane Road we have the children of the
On the left is Betty followed by smiling sister Margaret and finally their
Here we are at the Moat at Ballymena when they had put wooden steps right
up to near the top.
The people in the photograph are unknown just for not taking the time to right
their names on the back. They could be two couple of friends or even a family.
The two men look as if they are doing alright for work. The girl does not
have ring on her finger so it could be his sister or even his girlfriend.
While the other could be mother and son and with the mother dressed in black
she sadly is mourning a loved one, perhaps her husband.
This is hard work cutting the grass on the Moat at Ballymena while the boss
watches on from above.
The year is 1899.