HOUSTON FARM 3069
This aerial photograph is of the Houston farm and if you look closely you can see Mr Huston herding in some cows to be milked.
The white long building with the brown roof are the byres and the roof is actually thatched.

HERON GIRLS 3161
Here amongst the daisies in the family back garden are Sarah and Mary Heron.
SADIE HERON 3203
It's a lovely summer's day here in Bangor although Sadie Heron is keeping her coat on. In front of her the lad is unknown holding his bucket and spade which were made of tin is heading for the beach to try them out. He's very smartly dressed in his suit and tie to be going to build sand castles. When you look at Sadie and all the people in the photograph looking so relaxed and enjoying the sunshine, it's hard to belive that World War 2 is raging in Europe for this photograph was taken in July 1940.
SADIE HERON 3206
The two girls had travelled from Antrim to Belfast to have this protrait photograph taken. Standing is Sadie Heron while the other girl seated is Unknown.
ROBERT HERON 3207
This is Robert Heron looking after his turkeys at Ballycraigy in Glengormley.
Look at the way the turkeys are huddled away from Robert, do they know he's not feeding them for their benefit.
ROBERT HERON 3208
High up on the hillside over looking Glengormley is Robert Heron from Ballycraigy checking on his cattle.
ROBERT HERON 3209
Standing outside the family home having their photograph taken are the lady on the left is Unknown, next is Robert Heron with his arms around on his left Matt, on his right is Jim McCullough, the other man is Unknown.
HERON HOME 3210
Standing on the left of the Heron home is Jean Heron, in the door is Sarah Heron, then her husband Robert Heron, next is Robert Heron Jnr and finally the little girl is Marlene Heron.
HERON GIRLS 3211
On the left out the back of their home is Mary with her sister Sarah Heron and their faithful dog Diamond, I'm sure he was.
HALLS HOTEL 3315
Here we are in Hall's Hotel and somebody has managed to get three of the staff to sit down to have their photograph taken. On the left is Unknown then Mrs Molly Gillespie whose husband Adam also worked here and finally Agatha Hurrell.
WORKMATES3408
Only two of the workmates are known in this group being photographed on their lunch break at York Street Flax Spinng Mill at Muckamore.
They are Mary Herron who is in the middle of the front row and right behind her is her sister Sadie who is married and her surname is now McQuillan.
Now if you know any of the other people in the group please let me know.
THE HERRONS 3410
Outside their thatched cottage at Ballycraigy in Glengormley we have Robert Herron who was a farmer and his wife Sarah.
Now Sarah is wearing a full pinafore which most ladies wore to protect their clothes while working. While Robert is wearing the usual braces which all men and boys wore even with short trousers. You see mothers and mine included would buy you a pair of trousers usually about two sizes bigger so you got a longer time wearing them and saved the family a bit of money. I can remember complaining about them being too big in the waist and mum would say " Don't worry you'll grow into them." You will also notice Robert's shirt has no collar, it's not that he is being trendy its just that when you were at home or working on the farm you didn't wear one only when you were going out. It was called a stud collar and it was starched so that it was stiff and fitted on to the back of the shirt with a stud, they could be very uncomfortable.
ANYONE FOR TENNIS 3409
Standing outside her home eagerly waiting for her friend to go and have a game tennis is young Mary Herron.
MARY HERRON 3412
On the right is Mary Herron outside her parents, the lady beside her with her arm around Mary and the little boy Mary has her hands on are both Unknown.
GRAHAM HILL 3452
The old addage " Rubber and Oil do not mix" and in 1968 at Mosport when Graham Hill spun off the track after sliding on a oil spillage.
You can see Graham Hill 2nd from the right is not afraid to give a helping hand along with the car's owner beside him Andy Granatolli in the suit. The car by the way was an STP Turbine.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
WILLIAM HANNA 3457
This is William Hanna, who had a shop near the Ramble Inn. He is pictured here standing beside his grandson who is seated on some farming implement.
His grandson whose name is Unknown finished up working in Harland and Wolff.
HALL'S HOTEL 3518
Here we are in Hall's Hotel bar, now that's what I call a well stocked bar, High spirits indeed. Hall's was one of the town's busiest watering holes until it called time in the late 1970s.
JOE HUNTER 2791
Sitting on the park bench enjoying the mild Spring weather is Joe Hunter.
HUNTER FAMILY 2793
Standing in the doorway of her home in the Niblock Road and very proudly showing off their latest addition to the Hunter family is Mae with Jim the baby.
In front of Mae from the left are daughters Jean, Julia-Anne and finally Yvonne, the reason you cannot see Jean's face is she has a mask on. While Julie-Anne is trying hard to get her hand free from Yvonne.
KENNETH HAMILTON 2330
Standing on the doorstep out side his home at 100 Summerhill, Shanougestown in the early 1960's is Kenneth Hamilton. At his feet on the doorstep looks like a piece of rubber tubing for a bicycle tyre, perhaps he's going to make a catapult or he's already tried for his right thumb is bandaged.
OLIVE & DELLA HEATH 2686
Having travelled all the way to Louis Morrison Photographer Studio's at 83 Royal Avenue Belfast with their mother to have this photograph taken are Olive and Della Heath.
HOLLOW FOOTBALL TEAM 1892
This is Hollow Fooball Team of 1920 getting their photograph taken.
At the back from the left are Bob Bowney, John McAuley, Tom McAuley, John Logan, Terry McKeown, Joe Robinson and Pat Doole.
In the front are John Doyle, John Robinson, George Downey, Willie Doole and John Mackie.
HIGH STREET 692
It's early morning here in High Street and on the road you can see the shadow of All Saints' church's spire pointing straight at the man walking past some shops one looks like a Draper shop. After the next shop are two thatched houses, one is a shop and the other is a barbers. Then the next thatched house is a pub with a four men outside it with one leaning against the lamppost with bicycles leaning against the wall of the Antrim Arms. At the end of the street is a breadman delivering the bread from his horse and cart and behind him the Courthouse. To the left of the Courthouse is the wall of Antrim Castle and the entrance to it through the Barbican gate. Coming back up the road on the left is a man with a bowler hat driving a pony and trap while further up a man is stepping of the cobbled stone pavement.
The year is unknown.
HIGH STREET 691
This picture of High Street in 1942, but can you spot the clue that war was still raging in mainland Europe? If you look closely at the Massereene Arms Hotel in the centre of the picture you can see a flag inviting punters to the 'American Lounge Bar', which was very popular with the Gis stationed in the town! Other shops caught on camera include Clarke's Shop, The Castle and, of curse, Halls Hotel. Standing outside the Massereene is a policeman and a lady is passing by with her shopping basket and dog. Perhaps she was on her way to the Castle for an ice-cream and some cigarettes.
HIGH STREET 690
It's early morning here in High street and so not to many shoppers around in this photograph and no cars no proper road but they did have gas street lighting provided by the Gas company in Railway Street The little girl standing in the street has no shoes and on the other side of street outside the Massereene Arms Hotel is a Hansom Cab while two down in the Northern Bank. The year is unknown.
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VICTOR HUTTON 2075
This is Victor Hutton in his army uniform. the year is unknown and so is his regiment.
FRIENDS 3732
Here we have a gathering of friends having their photograph taken in one of their gardens enjoying the good weather while it lasts.
At the back (from the left) we have Mr W. Hogg, beside him with a lovely smile is Miss D. V Nucta. In front (from the left) are Mrs Wheelor, Mrs G Carlesle and finally Mrs Hogg.
GRAHAM HILL 2963
This is Graham Hill driving a STP turbine car at Mosport Park.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
HALL'S HOTEL 3879
These people outside Hall's hotel in the early 1900's are not Antrim or Tourist folk but a band of Entertainers most likely hired by the hotel.There are ladies that have on large fllowered hats including a straw hat, also two of the ladies one of which is carrying over her arm a fox fur. The other lady is wearing a straw hat and a feather boa around her shoulders.Two of the men standing are wearing cowbow style hats also the man crosslegged on the kerb. To his right are three boys, first one is dressed like Huckelberry Finn plus the hat, the second one is wearing a fancy hat with a large feather sticking out of it and a uniform, while the third boy is wearing a tree piece suit with a tie and on his head is like a train engineers cap. When you think back to that time Antrim town was a mecca for tourists, there where five Hotels in High Street, you had the Kings Arms, Antrim Arms, Lough Neagh, Masserene Arms and Hall's Hotel. Hall's hotel was a grand building on an even grander scale. It grew from the amalgamation of the Kings Arms, the Commercial and Massereene Arms - the latter of which was the grand-daddy of them all. Built in 1754, it had tended the needs of thirsty soldiers after the Battle of Antrim in 1798. but the modern era really began at the turn of the 20th century - around the time this picture was taken- when Maud Martha Wilson the daughter of RJ Hall, arrived on the scene with a mission to transform the hotel into one of the best-knownin the province. That she succeeded was a testament to her insistence on quality and high standards - along with her generous nature and indomitable spirit. A tireless charity worker, she was remembered by her son Robert as a woman who 'didn't do things by half!' Sadly Hall's was demolished four decades ago (now 2021), but the name lives on through the bridge which crosses the Six Mile Water river.
HALL'S HOTEL 2436
Here we are outside Hall's Hotel in High Street where some of the staff are having a photograph taken.
The two men in the back row at either end are the guides who go with the tourist buses to tell the people where they are. The three capped men are the drivers.
The first lady on the left at the back is Elizabeth McKeown and the third lady is Miss Sykes and the other three are Unknown.
In the middle row we have Maureen Gaynor, Paddy Smyth, Chris Higgins and Hugh Wilson.
Seated we have Molly Breen, in the middle Robert Wilson, 2nd form the right is Kathleen Bradley with Patricia Wilson on her knee and finally Josie Allen with J. McCrea on her knee.
HALL'S HOTEL 3697
Now here we are somewhere in Hall's Hotel which was in High Street we have some of the staff having a break with a friend.
The only one known is in the middle is Molly Gillespie and her husband also worked as a staff member. At the moment I do not know any of the rest, but if you do please let know and I will send you a copy without the watermark.
HALL'S HOTEL 3091
This was a brochure showing the prestige and elegance of the tea room in Hall's Hotel.
It must have been a joy and a pleasure to go there for a meal or just a cup of tea and scones.
HUNTER FAMILY 2793
Standing in the doorway of her home in the Niblock Road and very proudly showing off their latest addition to the Hunter family is Mae with Jim the baby.
In front of Mae from the left are daughters Jean, Julia-Anne and finally Yvonne, the reason you cannot see Jean's face is she has a mask on. While Julie-Anne is trying hard to get her hand free from Yvonne.
HIGH STREET 465
Here we have the Lambegs leading a parade through Antrim and, as you can see, the road has not yet been properly surfaces. The man on the right battering the skins is Sam Hannan. In the background you can see Kirk's shop and the Ulster Bar which has lent its name to the desolate wasteland in the town centre. Years later it was demolished to make way for a new development, along with R McCully's the jewellers and JB Stewarts.
HIGH STREET 2291
Now you can be forgiven for saying where on earth is this? but this photograph was taken only 25 years ago in High Street.
None of these buildings are still here but part of the building to your left was the Lough Neagh Hotel and up the pathway was the post office.
HIGH STREET 2295
Here we are looking on to High Street in the 80's and the building on the right being constructed is Wellworth's. The other building then a shop became Madden's pub.
HIGH STREET 3489
I wonder how many people remember these two houses at the top of Riverside, the barber's and the wool shop, they were torn down to widen the entrance into Riverside. The yellow car is a Austin Allegro and beside is a girl sitting on a bench with a shopping bag at her feet.
HIGH STREET 2296
Here we in the 1980's at the back of what once was Lough Neagh Hotel but then it was Enketell's.
We are looking towards High Street and one of the shops on the right was Anita's.
HIGH STREET 3495
Here you are looking from the top of High Street at the Old Court House to the bottom where High Street Presbytrian Church with it's spire and just look at the amount of the trees there are, the photograph was taken in late 1930s. Over to the right you can see a large amount of car outside Halls Hotel and the Massereene Hotel. it must be lunch time in the town for there is not one person to be seen on the street. Now over to the left you can see the barrel and part of the wheel of a small captured German WWW1 field gun that was given to town along with another one that stood at the top of Fountain Street. They were given to the town in celebration of winning the first WWW1. Sadly in the WWII they were melted down to make weapons as metal as scarce. Now behind the gun is another large wheel which has a railings at the back and sides of it with no railing at the front of it. This was to give you access to it for it was the town's water pump with another one at the top of Fountain street. This is where you could get clean water as a lot of houses did not have running water in their homes. So you came and filled your bucket up, sometimes quite a few times a day!