A.B.D MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 0217
This photograph 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
This photograph 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 D Young.
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.
ANNIVERSARY 1779
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 Kelly.
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.
ANTRIM 2285
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.
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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 opened
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 Judith Creighton.
ANTRIM AND DISTRICT YOUTH WELFARE ASSOCIATION 1922
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 Fletcher.
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 names.

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 finally Jim Francey.

If you reconise any of the pupils please let me know

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 School.
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 2nd from the left is Joe McClenaghan and then Jimmy McNeil. The girl 3rd from the left is Helen Nesbitt and second from the right is Christine Clark. At the moment thses are all the names I have.
My thanks to Alan Houston for giving me Four of their names.
ANTRIM SHOWGROUNDS 1701
This happy family photograph was taken at the Antrim Showgrounds in 1966.
Here we have Davis Hannan with his arms round his two sons Gary on the left and Norman on the right.
ANTRIM CASTLE GROUNDS 1717
This photograph which is only 30 years old shows you how quickly things can dissapear.
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 1965.
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 smiles
because they are with their favourite teacher Elizabeth Finlay who taught Domestic Science.
ANORWEEGIN 1609
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 Primary School.
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.

These actual ladders can be seen at Clotworthy House in Antrim Castle Grounds.