ULSTER BAR 936
Sitting here in the Ulster Bar enjoying a pint and a bit of the craic is Tommy
Loughlin 'Crooner' on the left with two of his friends. The year is unknown.
ULSTER BAR 736
The Ulster Bar although no longer here the name still lingers on as the Ulster
The year is unknown.
ULSTER BANK 2289
The Ulster Bank in Market Square in the 80's, note the "Flower Pots"
to stop car bombs?
ULSTER BAR 1893
Sitting against the Ulster Bar enjoying the sunshine in the 1960's
we have the one and only Tommy "Crooner" Laughlin, beside him is
Sammy "Yorkie" Kyles.
ULSTER BAR 1738
Here we are in the good old Ulster Bar which was on the corner of Church Street
and Railway Street. Serving behind the counter is Mervin McKittrick, to his
right on the other side of the counter at the window is Ernie Preston. In
front on the left is Tom McMaster, then Sam Duckett and James (Midge) Fleming
Senior, the man behind James is Unknown, they all seem to have one thing in
U D R 1386
This is the 1st (County Antrim) Battalion of the Ulster Defence Regiment "C"
company at the Steeple Barracks in Antrim in 1970. It was Remembrance Sunday
and they were getting ready to march off to meet up with the Royal British
Legion. Just between the first and second men on the left you can just see
in the trees a building which was and still is the Top of the Town bar. Today
Parkhall estate is in front of it.
UP THE LADDER 1070
This is Leana Craig looking not too happy and who would blame her, perhaps
she doesn't want a ladder in her stockings in mores ways than one!
Holding on to her and looking very happy is John McNeely with a pair of boots
on with a shine to match his face.
What on earth they are doing on a ladder at the top of a hedge is anyone's
guess and so is the year.
U.T.A. BUS 826
The good old faithful green Leyland U.T.A. bus in 1953 waiting to take the
people of the street on a nostalgic trip. On the right of the bus you can
see a white square, when the bus was coming we used to look to see if it was
lit up, if it was you wern't getting on for the lit up square would say BUS
FULL. I was ten when this photograph was taken but I can remember when I was
about five and we lived in Londonderry my mum brought us up to Belfast. We
came came out of the station,I stood in amazment at a bus on top of a bus!
First time I had seen a double decker, not much use in Londonderry couldn't
go under Derry's walls.
UP THE HILL 2200
Sitting near the top of the hill we have on the left Jean Harkness who has
hurt her leg, John Young, Elizabeth Young and seated in front all smiles is
The maid, the lady, the dog and the place and date are all unknown
The lady at the moment is unknown.
The lady is unknown but it was taken down near the Loughshore. Going by her
style of dress it could be the late 1920's.
This prosperous looking man is unknown.
The Lad on the motorbike is unkown as well as the place but the year is around
1926 going by the bike. The motorbike has the name " New Imperial "
on the side of the petrol tank and that is where the gear change is done.
In the middle of the handlebars is the horn which was worked by hand.
The two ladies getting the train to Belfast at Antrim Railway Station are
unknown along with the date. Back then was when you knew who had money for
then you could travel either 1st Class, 2nd Class or like the rest of us travelled
UNKNOWN CHILDREN 2131
Sadly the children this portrait photograph are unknown but going by the style
probably around the 1920's.
They must have been from a wealthy family going by the boy's outfit with his
leather gloves and buttoned boots and minature cane. The girl is also wearing
leather gloves and has a small umbrella on her lap and what a lovely frilly
hat she has.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 897
The couple in this portrait photo are unknown and the year - the girl has
a ring on her left hand so they could be married or engaged. He looks smart
in has uniform - does anyone recognise it? The cap badge has the number 2370
Sadly this gentleman's name is unknown to be at the moment. He had gone to
Belfast to have this portrait photograph taken in Reid Brothers studio's.
Could he possibly be a local minister?
This prosperous looking gentleman in his three piece suit is having his photograph
taken in a studio.
At the moment his name is unknown, could possible be either a Fleming or a
UNKNOWN GROUP 2349
Now these unknown ladies are fairly enjoying themselves at a fair.
They are so excited at what is taking place, something we take for granted
today and don't bat an eyelid at having it done.In the 1960's we would put
the money in the slot whereas these ladies pay the photographer who is there,
but of today (2018) we take selfies. This is your original photo booth back
in the early 1900's!
This young man having his photograph taken is unknown. It must have been taken
during the winter for he has an overcoat on plus a scarve. Now he could possibly
be a Fleming.
UNKNOWN COUPLE 2691
Out for a walk in possibly the Antrim Castle Grounds in the 1920's this couple
are sadly unknown.
UNKNOWN FOOTBALL TEAM 1886
This Antrim football team from the 1900's is unknown to me who are showing
a cup they have won. The monogram on their shirt has three letters, the first
one is the letter B the second could be T or F and the last one is unknown.
In front of the player on the left on the ground standing upright is a soda
bottle. Take a look at the football back then they were made of leather, when
it Rained the ball got heavier and heavier it was unbeleiveable and the laced
section where they put in the rubber tubing to blow it up, well you can rest
assured whenever I went to head the ball it would be the laces hitting my
forehead and boy did that hurt!
Standing getting their photograph taken these men are very proud of what they
do. But what do they Do?
UNKNOWN LADY 2696
This well dressed lady out for a walk takes a break to lean on the gate to
have her photograph taken. Even though the sun is shining we know in this
country that does not mean anything so she also has her umbrella with her.
Her name in unknown to me but is she unknown to you? if she is'nt let me know
At the moment the pupils and teachers in this school photograph are all unknown.
I think it could possibly be St Comgalls but I am sure you will let me know.
Now the little boy on the ground fourth from the left is really to young to
be in school. Back then though you could take your younger brother with you
as long as you looked after them and made sure they behaved themselves. This
allowed mothers to be able to go out to work and bring in a few more pennies.
UNKNOWN WEDDING 2087
Sadly this couple being photographed on their Wedding Day are Unknown.
To look at them you would think they were not old enough to marry especially
the Bride with her bouquet of White Lilies.
UNKNOWN SISTERS 1664
Here we have three sisters from Antrim getting their photograph taken in the
Standing in their lovely sailor suits and beautiful soft leather lace-up boots
their names are unknown.
Standing getting their photograph taken these men are very proud of what they
do. But what do they Do? Could it be they are learning the milk trade?
UNKNOWN CHILD 1663
Sadly this little boy from Antrim getting his photograph taken is unknown.
Yes, I did say a boy for back in the early 1900's boys wore dresses until
they were around four!
Taken around Antrim in 1928 the two ladies are belived to be either from the
Scott or McElrea families. Just look at what they are leaning against a beautiful
UNKNOWN WEDDING 1311
Just look at this beautiful wedding photograph, the men with their bowler
hats and fob watch, while the ladies style is of the early1930's.
I have no information about the photo and so the lives of these people are
The girl is unknown but it was taken outside Antrim in 1928.
Was she out with her boyfriend? I reckon she was for if you look at the bike
it has a bar across it, a favourite way of getting about was the girl sitting
on the bar and of course you had to put your arms round her to hold on to
the handlebars. Also only one brake back then and that is on the front so
you braked very gently.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 886
The portrait of the young lady with the brooch and the flower buttons on her
blouse is unknown.
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 2559
Sadly the two ladies who look like sisters having their photograph taken at
Mercer Bros Studios in Ann Street Belfast. Now the girl seating is wearing
a beautiful butterfly broach at her neck. The photograph is only a proof photo
as you can see by the number at the top.
UNKNOWN SOLDIER 2692
This smiling soldier who is having his photograph for his family or loved
one is sadly Unknown. Did the smile stay on his face when he reached the trenches,
did he survive? was he wounded? was he crippled? or was was he like many others
UNKNOWN PORTRAIT 2561
Sadly this local family who travelled to The City Studios at 5 High Street
Belfast to be photographed by Mr Ward are all unknown.
The young son could be working in his three piece pin-stripe suit and bowler
hat. He is also has a fob watch with chain and holding a long stem walking
Now here in a photographic studio getting a very important photograph taken
is a lady holding a baby in it's christening clothes with her son and daughter
either side of her. For such an important photograph, the names and date would
be on the back but sadly they are not and so no one knows who they are.
If you do know them please let me know and I will send you a copy without
Isn't this a beautiful photograph of these four children but once more sadly
nothing is known about them. The three girls dresses and have been hand made.
Now all the edges of the three girls dresses have finished with blanket stitching
with the embroidery in two rows around the bottom of the tallest girl while
the girl on the left has circular stitching up on the right of her dress.
The little girl in the chair I cannot tell if she embroidery on her dress
and she is wearing laced up boots. Could the dresses be of Irish origin? If
you do know them please let me know and I will send you a copy without a watermark.
HOCKEY TEAM 3687
All smiles is this girls hockey
team with their coach back in the league October 1931-1932, the only problem
is I do not know what school they are from.
Thankfully they all signed their names on the back but not where they are
in the photograph. Now here are all their names:
Nora Beckett, Peggy Ferris, Helen Shaw, Betty Thompson, Flora Osborne, Peverel
McClement, A. Askin, M. Russlee, Kathleen Cherry and finally Emma Orr.
If you do know them please let
me know and I will send you a copy without a watermark.
ULSTER BAR 1105
Sitting having a quiet drink and a bit of the craic in 1970 we have Charlie
Clarke Senior (Chuckie's his son), who has a Lifeboat Charity paper badge
in his lapel. Then his brother Thompson Clarke, Dan Allen who's having a sup
of Guinnesss and Sam Hannan leaving his alone while one of them has left his
groceries in a wooden box on the table.