Getting school photographs taken in 1922 at Magheralane School was a very serious business as you had to stay very still which was hard for young ones
At the back was Mrs M. McKeown holding Cormac, then A. McEvoy, B. Gribben, S. McTeague, D. Johnston, S. Boyd, G. McTeague, H. McAteer,
N. McElroy, E. Gribben, A Boyd, A. McNally and Miss M. McNaughton. In the middle are M. Martin, W. McTeague,
N. McCormack, N. McElroy, R. Boyd, E. O'Neill, A. Hamill, K. McAteer, J. McNally, S. McNally, M. McAteer and S. McAteer.
In front: B. O'Neill, H. McNally, N. McNally, C. Storey, S. Goodall, S. Goodall, J. Goodall, D. Martin, W. Storey, L. Storey, P. Gribben and F. O'Neill.

These are the pupils of Magheralane School back in 1958 having the school photograph taken.
At the back: S. McCoy, J. McKay, J. McNally, W. Neill, G. Martin, E. McKay, K. McKay, O. Bonnes, J. McLean, H. Heffron and Miss M. O'Brian.
In the middle are R. McAuley, K. Hurrell, M. McAuley, M. Hurrell, B. McCoy, R. McCoy, S. McCoy, K. McCoy, P. Douglas, V. McCausland,
V. McLean, M. McCoy and M. Hurrell.
In front are L. McKay, A. McVeigh, S. Hurrell, A. Douglas, K. Douglas, M. Heffron, J. Heffron, V. McCoy, T. McCoy and M. McVeigh.

This is Nellie McCaughey at the back in the middle surrounded by all her pals in the WRAFF during World War II.
As you can see they have just had a cup of tea and they did need it, for just look at all that snow.
Out for a cycle we have the Moore brothers, on the left is Raymond then Cecil and finally Jack. Jack has a bicycle also but he left it on the grass verge on the right to have the photograph taken.
The bikes are Raleigh complete with bells and rear dynamo lights and of course the cycle clips for your trousers.
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Here we are at the Moat at Ballymena when they had put wooden steps right up to near the top.
The people in the photograph are unknown just for not taking the time to right their names on the back. They could be two couple of friends or even a family. The two men look as if they are doing alright for work. The girl does not have ring on her finger so it could be his sister or even his girlfriend.
While the other could be mother and son and with the mother dressed in black she sadly is mourning a loved one, perhaps her husband.
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This is hard work cutting the grass on the Moat at Ballymena while the boss watches on from above.
The year is 1899.
Having their photograph taken while out for an evening walk we have Tillie and Jack Moore.
This is Mill Street and it's ten past one in the afternoon, over to the right are a group of men standing outside Collins shop. On the street corner on the left is a man with a policeman and towering above them is the clock tower.
It's early evening here on Mill Street in Ballymena and the street is packed with shoppers. On the left is a lady walking along well dressed and a fancy hat probably the height of fashion and next to her is another lady but we can only see her hat. Let us cross the road to the other side and here the two ladies are dressed much differently, both are wearing shawls and no headgear, the one walking past the auctioneer's shop seems to be carrying a wicker basket. Four ladies but oh so, so different lives.
Here we are on the Ballymoney road and looking across the road is the Methodist Church and someone said that that the first bedroom window in the house next was Sheila Stanfields. Now on this side of the road in the left hand corner is a wter pump were you turned the round handle and the water would come out.
This is a Moravian Settlement and as a result they must be kept as they are, there is a Moravian Church at Gracehill These houses are on the Fenaghy Road coming from Galgorm Village to Bridgend and are opposite Fenaghy Park. At the doorway of the first house is the lady of the house with her daughter and her son. The son is well dressed but in his bare feet, this is because boots were very expensive back then and so his boots would have only been used to go to school or Church. Next door the lady is standing in her doorway and to her right is another lady wearing a shawl. further down the next row is a crowd and the three young lads have no shoes on. The thatched cottage at the end is where the Blacksmith lived.
It's 1908 here on the Galgorm road and the house is Called Red Dyke, the reason why is unknown at this time (2024).
Seeing off his wife and two children in a trap with a Top Hat driver is Matthew Mongomery who owns Montgomery Carriage and Motor works in Church Street.