A.B.D MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 0217
of the band was taken outside the band room in Castle Street which was also
used as the Welfare Clinic Centre.
I have been told that the following members of the band in the photograph
are J.Beck, J Connor, D McDowell, J Brownlees, J Scott, R Steele, S Steele,
F Owens, W Armstrong, F Rayford, D Craig, H McKelvey, Jas Fletcher, J Fletcher,
W McCleaghan, T Tweedie, S Fletcher and R McKelvey.
Now if you can tell me where they are in the photograph, please get in touch
I would be most grateful. Dated around the 1950's.
A.B.D.MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 0047
was taken before 1954 of the A.B.D. Memorial Pipe Band. At the back (from
the left) are Unknown, C.Wilson and B.Woods.
3rd row has W.McKelvey, M.Fleming, M.Quigley and Jimmy Steele. In the 2nd
row are George O'Neill, H.Law, Ernie Smith, A.Little, Drum Major J.Cochrane,
his son Melvyn, Willie McIlvenna and D. Craig. Finally the front J.Connor,
W.McCosh, Frankie Owens and R. Steele. It was taken on the front steps of
the ruins of Antrim Castle, look at the stone carvings above the front door
of two mermaids flanking an oyster shell.
A.B.D.MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 0218
Here the band are walking past the garage and in the background you can see
Antrim's old picture house.
In this photograph are the following band members names T Waring, T McCosh,
J Connor W McKelvey, H McClearly, D Boybe, R O'Neill, C Wilson, F Owens and
Now if you know where they are in the photograph please get in touch.
Dated around the 1950's.
A.B.D.MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 0219
Here the band is in Oriel Road in 1952 and as you can see there was
no proper footpath then.
Standing watching the band with his grandaughter Nadine Carson is Frank Taylor.
Leading the band is R Nicholl, in front in the row on the left is B.Cameron,
behind is T.Waring and G. Nicholl. Next on his own is D. Hamill. Next row
has H.Law, B.Woods and Mr.Baird. Next on his own is G.O'Neill. Final row has
F.Owens, Jimmy Steele and R. Steele.
In the background is and old single decker bus which used to belong to the
Ulster Transport Authority.
ANTRIM COAST 1771
Out for the day along the Antrim Coast road and getting their photograph taken
while having a rest are Mickey and Pam Nesbitt.
Seen here celebrating their Wedding Anniversary is Sammy McCabe with his wife
Elizabeth McCabe in 1965 at their home in Castle Street.
ANTRIM SECONDARY SCHOOL 2274
Here we are at antrim Secondary School in 1967 and all the prefects 1966-1967
are having their photograph taken. In the back row we have from the left Merdith
Burns, Ronnie Kelly, George Houston, Tom Gamble, Richard Surplus, Paul McDonald,
Frank Ellison, John McCormick, William Clark and Harlod Hall.
Middle row has Leslie Gowdy, Unknown, Miss Adams, Miss Curry, Unknown, Violet
Mitchell, Jane, Wendy Blackman, Miss Beresford, Susan Mason, Unknown and Arthur
Seated are Stewart Armstrong, Colin McCleroghan, Jim Wilson (Head boy), Mrs
Maureen Patterson (Senior Mistress), Wilson P Lyttle (Headmaster), Shirley
Coleman (Head girl), June McCreight, Unknown and Beatrice Coleman. Absent
that day was Surita Treon.
This view of Antrim town in the 1980's was taken from Riverside and shows
part of High Street, Railway Street and Church Street.
The shop on the left sold kitchens then of course the Ulster bar, R Stewart
the butchers and finally a name that makes your mouth water and the stomach
to rumble, Billy's Cafe, chips to die for.
ANTRIM CASTLE 2733
It's early morning on the 29th October 1922 and this is Antrim Castle with
smoke still coming out of it after the fire the night before during a Ball.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 2121
Seated in her deck chair enjoying the July sun in 1967 in the castle grounds
is Meta Creighton and on her knee is her grandson Stephen Creighton. The little
lad playing with the tennis racquet is Dougie Coulter who has a bakery in
Ballymena called "Dougies Goodies"! Now you might be wondering where
on earth is Meta in the castle grounds. Well she is sitting outside her home
for husband was James Crighton the Head Gardener. It was situated at the Castle
Street end of the Castle walls at the market square and the gates opened out
onto the lane that went to the other gardens and also out to Castle Street.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 2122
Standing outside their home in Antrim Castle grounds which was situated at
the Castle Street end of the Castle walls at the market square and the gates
out onto the lane that went to the other gardens and also out to Castle Street.
We have James Creighton who was the head gardener and in front of Meta is
their grandchildren Stephen and Judith.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 2123
Seated on the steps outside their home in Antrim Castle grounds next to the
walled gardens which where behind the Castle walls in the Market Square.
is James Creighton who was the head gardener. Then their grandchildren Stephen
and Judith and finally Meta Jame's wife.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 2124
Sitting in their garden next to the walled garden in the Antrim Castle grounds
where they lived. We have Metta Creighton sitting holding her grandson Ian,
kneeling is James Creighton the Head Gardener at the castle with his grandaughter
ANTRIM AND DISTRICT YOUTH WELFARE ASSOCIATION
Happily showing the Cups they won at the Antrim and District Youth Welfare
Association Annual Sports Day held at the Antrim Castle Grounds in 1957.
From the left are Sylvia Morley (Girl Guides), Rosalind Heron (Brownies),
Isobel Coulter (Rangers), Ronald Nicholl (Life boys), Jim Francey (Boys Brigade)
and Barbara Moore (Brownies).
ANTRIM CASTLE 1924
This is Isobel Creighton with her dog back in 1965.
In the background is Antrim Castle, the condition it was in then makes you
wonder why it was destroyed a few years later.
ANTRIM CASTLE 1927
This is little John Creighton in 1942 standing in front of one of the greenhouses
that was in the walled gardens at Antrim Castle. He was here with his daddy
who at the time was the Head Gardener for Lord Massereene.
ARNOLD CREIGHTON 1925
Sitting on the bench in his parents back yard in Castle Street is young Arnold
Creighton in his all wool outfit holding on to his favourite toy. Sadly today
this would be frowned on, but children played with them and took them to bed
because they loved them.
A.B.D. MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 1909
Marching past the Shell station in Antrim is the A.B.D. Memorial Pipe Band.
Leading them is Drum Major Dennis Young, then we have Dennis Young, David
Boyd, Matt McCullough, Victor Watts, Raymond O'Neill, Frankie Owen and John
ANTRIM BADMINTON CLUB 1921
It's February 1966 and here we are in Magherafelt at the Mid Ulster Badminton
Championships.Representing Antrim Badminton Club and proudly holding the Cups
and Shields they won are Norman Rainey and Isobel Creighton. They were the
winners of the Mixed Doubles and Runners up in the Handicap, what puzzles
me is how an earth can Isobel be a Handicap!
A.B.D. MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 1908
Standing outside the Welfare Clinic in Castle Street which was also their
band hall we have A.B.D. Memorial Pipe band proudly displaying another cup
they have won. At the back we have Frankie Owen, Georgie O'Neill, Hugh Law,
Dennis Young, McKelvey and Tommy McCosh.
Middle row has Unknown, Clifford Wilson, and Jimmy Steele, At the front are
Frank Taylor, Tommy Warren, Frankie, John Connor, Noel Hood,
Ernie Smith, John Cochrane, Matt Quigly, Robin Steele, Houston McKelvey (Black
Santa), Robert McKelvey, Jack Warren and John Parker.
ANTRIM CASTLE 2803
Here we are on the banks of the Sixmilewater river looking towards the burnt
out ruins of Antrim Castle and to your right part of the castle wall.
JACK AGNEW 2822
This is Jack Agnew.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now
of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
ANTRIM CASTLE 2829
On the right is Viscount Massereene & Ferrard with guests on the steps
of Antrim Castle.
ANTRIM CASTLE 2831
This view of Antrim Castle was taken from roof top of the Massereene Brass
and Reed Band's band room.
A B D MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 2833
This is A.B.D. Memorial Pipe band rehearsing in front of the ruins of Antrim
Castle and watched by a man and his young son.
ANTRIM CASTLE 2835
This view of Antrim Castle taken from the turreted roof of the Massereene
Brass and Reed Band's band room and shows the staff and goods entrance.
A B D MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 2834
Standing proud in his A.B.D. Memorial Pipe Band brand new uniform for the
band had only been started is George Fleming.
The Viscount Massereene & Ferrard gave George £10 to go and buy
the band room in Castle Street which of course he did.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 2838
Can you imagine what it must have been like cutting the hedges in the Castle
grounds, it must have taken days, no Health & Safety back then. At the
moment the man's name is unknown.
ANTRIM SECONDARY SCHOOL 2907
This is Antrim Secondary School's Winners of the Five-a-side Football Tournament
back in 1969,
The Seniors are standing at the back while seated are the Juniors. Now do
any of you know their names if so please let me know.
ANTRIM SECONDARY SCHOOL 2908
This is the under 12's Football XI from Antrim Secondary School back in 1969.
All the names are unknown at the moment.
ANTRIM SECONDARY SCHOOL 2909
It's 1969 and these girls are Antrim Scondary School's 1st XI Hockey team.
Only 2 names are known at the moment, in the back row centre Marie Agnew nee
Curry and on her right Valerie Logan nee Bailey
ANTRIM TOWN COMMISSIONERS 2906
We are at the top of the town just outside No's 37-39 the offices of O'Rorke,
McDonald & Tweed the Solicitors in the early 30's.
Standing in front of a Charabanc which would take them round the North coast
and stopping off at Garron Towers for a break.
From left to right we have James Carson, James Abernethy, Archibald McKay,
James Wilson, John Beggs, William J. Jamison, N.M. Clarke, Joseph Barr, John
McCabe, Hamilton Millar and James L. Clarke.
ANTRIM AMALGAMATED PIGEON CLUB 1745
It's 1980 and here we are in Hall's Hotel and it is the Antrim Amalgamated
Pigeon Club's prize night. At the back on the left we have Ron Whann then,
Unknown, Billy McVeigh, Mr Close, Unknown, Noel McKee and Bobby Hill.
In the second row are Alfie Murray, Victor McDonald, Colin Close, Tommy McMillan,
Unknown, Robert Bailey, Alex Fleming, Bobby Bethel and Mr Hannan.
Seated are Jim Carson, Norman McKeague, Jim McKeague and Robert Patterson.
My thanks to Simon Millar's father for most of the
ANTRIM TECHNICAL SCHOOL 1950
Here we are in the grounds of Antrim Technical School with Headmaster John
Bell and one of his pupils handing over a cheque to a staff member of Muckamore
Abbey. The pupils had raised the money by doing a sponsored walk and were
the highest fund raiser.
Behind all the pupils at the back are some of the teachers on the left the
first one is Unknown, next is Mr John Davidson, then on the far right is Mr
Brownlee, Mr Andrew and Jim Francey. Finally the pupil second from the right
front row is Michael Craig.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 1949
Out for a walk in Antrim Castle Grounds on a summers day in the 1970's.
Mrs Jennifer Rantin and her daughter Dawn stopped beside the Deerpark bridge
to get a photograph taken.
ANTRIM SECONDARY FOOTBALL TEAM 1668
This is Antrim Secondary School under 15 football team getting their pgotograph
taken in 1970.
At the back we have Mr Anderson (Coach), McCullough, Rodgers, Millar, Clifford
Whiteside, Scott Trainor, D. Foster and Mr McGowan (Manager).
Seated are A. Peoples, R. Clarke, Jim Maxwell, Geoffrey McGerr, Houston,
Robert Carnwaith and Nesbitt.
If anyone can give me their Christian names I would
be most grateful.
My thanks to Elizabeth Lindley for giving me Two
of their first names.
My thanks to Alan Houston for giving me Three
of their first names.
ANTRIM TECHNICAL SCHOOL 1951
These smiling faces belong to some of the admistration staff of Antrim Technical
From the left are Ann Smyth, Caroline Black nee McFaul, Janet Curry and Wilma
Houston nee McMeekin.
ANTRIM TECHNICAL SCHOOL STAFF 1645
Here's some familiar faces for you from the Staff of Antrim Technical School,
the year is unknown. At the back we have Mr. Ramsey, John Davidson, Bill Moore,
Alex Huston, Mr. Brownlees and Mr. McDowell.
In the middle are Me. Nesbit, Bobby Cameron, Sheila Blair, Jim Francey, Miss
J. Caldwell, Mrs. Coulter and Joe Gribben..
Seated are Janet Currie, Caroline McNaul, Miss Sarah Gardiner, John Bell the
Principal, Mr. Andrews, Joan McAtamney, Gillian Fischer & Caroline Minnis.
ANTRIM SECONDARY SCHOOL 1689
In the centre with his arms folded is Barry Cowan, Physical Education Teacher
at Antrim Secondary School.
It was Sports Day at the school and these are all the proud prize winners,
at the back 1st left is Joe McClenaghan and 1st right is Jimmy Nesbitt.The
girl 3rd from the left is Helen Nesbitt. 3rd from the right is Eileen Ramsey
and second from the right is Christine Clark. At the moment these are all
the names I have.
My thanks to Patricia Lindsay & Alan Houston
for giving me some of their names.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 1717
This photograph which is only 30 years old shows you how quickly things can
This is Antrim Castle Grounds and enjoying themselves on the swings back then
are Suzanne Fleming with her sister Michelle Fleming.
ARMSTRONG BECKETT 1651
This is the Cliftonville goalkeeper having a quiet read back in January
ARMSTRONG BECKETT 1652
Here in action is Antrim man Armstrong Beckett the Cliftonville
goalkeeper January 1965.
Not too much gets past this man and no wonder being 6 FT. 3 ins tall, weighing
13 1/4 St. he's a hard man to beat.
ANTRIM TECHNICAL SCHOOL 1952
These Antrim Technical School pupils getting their photograph taken are all
because they are with their favourite teacher Elizabeth Finlay who taught
This is George Young who was well known in the Enkalon Club and around town.
He had a famous saying "Anorweegin" meaning Another wee gin.
ANTRIM HIGH SCHOOL 1552
Getting their photograph taken is the class of 1974 from Antrim High School.
In the back are Derek McDowell, Reggie Marks, Stephen Beckett, Sammy Watts,
Chris Graham and Ivor Hume.
The middle row has Debbie Letters, Unknown, Molly Selfridge, Meta Robinson,
Marylyn Gillespie, May Millar, Heather Hanna, Nadine Carson, Lorraine Duckett,
Irene Meehan, Unknown and Edna Steele. Seated are John Singleton, Jim Barr,
James Hanna, Allen Magill (Head Boy), W.P. Lyttle (Principal), Sylvia Scott
(Head Girl), Lyn Clarke, Geraldine Beers and Margaret Burns.
ANTRIM GIRLS 1661
Out for a walk around Antrim these local girls where enjoying the evening
sun. It was 1960 and the girls outfits were the height of fashion then.
On the left is Mary McVeigh who looks all set for a dance, next to her is
Mary Dobbin and then Jean Duffin.
AUNT MAGGIE 1607
This is Aunt Maggie in Antrim Castle Grounds holding onto Sammy Kyle sitting
on the fallen tree. Sammy was now 1 year and nine months old.
ANTRIM PRIMARY SCHOOL 1626
It's 1965 and these well scrubbed smiling faces belong to the pupils of Antrim
The big tall pupils in the back row are Michael Miller, Kenneth Brownlees,
Billy McKeown, Philip Blackstock, David Foster, Leslie Gawn, Hugh Mitchell,
George Stevenson, Sidney Gray, Robin Clark, Timmy Timmers and Sidney Duckett.
The middle row has James McMeekin, Kenny Kirk, Alan ..?, John Armstrong, Kenny
Pierce, Hazel Rankin, Diane Abercrombie, Patricia Quigley, Irene Jardin, Margaret
Johnston, Desmond Dews, Raymond Beers, Tommy Davis and Colin Greer. Seated
in front are Avril Allan, Roslin Mundi, Elizabeth Palmer, Jane Buckley, Margaret
Taylor, Jacqueline Todd, Eleanor Holden, Jane Phillips, Jacqueline McIlroy,
Pamela Clark and Elizabeth Power.
ANTRIM TECHNICAL SCHOOL 1953
Sitting here with four of his pupils on what seems to be a "Jeans Day"
is John Bell the Headmaster of Antrim Technical School.
actual ladders can be seen at Clotworthy House in Antrim Castle Grounds.
If you reconise any of the pupils
please let me know.