BOYS WILL BE BOYS 3317
Men it seems never grow out of having fun and being 'Boys' again as this photograph
proves along a lane in Randalstown.
On the bike we have Joe and James Michael while pushing his bike wheel with
a set of bike forks is Lean Mullan.
I love postcards and the thrill of turning it over and seeing a message written
on it which of course brings the postcard to life and this one is no exception.
This postcard was posted in Randalstown on the 18th October 1932 at 5.15pm.
It is addressed to 'Mr. D. Magill c/o Mrs E Powe
(his landlady), 6 Kirke Park, Methilhill, Windy Gates, Fife, Scotland.'
The message reads: 'Dear Father, Hope you arrived
safe and having a good time. I am sending Hugh's address. So please send him
871. Rfn. H. Magill - A Mc Coy. 2nd Rill. R. - British
Barracks - Khartoum South - Sudan. Mary'.
This tells you this is a daughter writing to her father on holiday to let
him know not to forget his son and send him a card, a thoughful sister.
DAN MAGILL 3381
This is Dan Magill from Randalstown standing in his back garden well wrapped
up against the bitter cold as you can see by the snow on the ground.
SARAH MAGILL 3382
Here we have on a lovely summers day Sarah Magill smiling away. Now I wonder
the reason Sarah is smiling is that she came through the door behind her and
has found the "Secert Garden."
THE MAGILLS 3383
Here in their back garden enjoying the sun are some of the Magill family from
Randalstown. At the back on the left is young Sarah Magill then Danny
Magill Jnr and the girl in Unknown. In front on the left is their grandmother
Jayne Magill and next to her, her son Danny Magill young Danny's father.
BEST FRIENDS 3389
Sitting on a rug enjoying a bit of sun are best friends on the leftMary Elizabeth
Magill and her best friend Doris who had a nickname with two words each starting
with a 'D'.
SADIE McKAY 3429
This is Sadie McKay who lived in Randalstown but had travelled to Belfast
to the studio of Charles Howell at 33 North Street on the 14th March.
Now Sadie looks very lovely in her outfit, Sadie must have been a great follower
of fashion for in 1936 trouser outfits had become the height of fashion.
JEAN McCALL 3437
In this hay field back in 1947 is Jean McCall who was a friend of Lizzie Clark.
The ladder Jean is holding on to is for the farm workers to climb and build
up the haystack. Behind Jean you can see the sheaves of hay stacked together
to dry out and then piled together to make a haystack. Now Jean certainly
was not there to work and if the farmer was about he would have definitely
have chased her out of the field, not for trespassing but for smoking!
Sitting patiently outside the shop in Groggan, Randalstown
for her mummy is Agnes Millar.