It is 1898 and this is Bridge Street in Ballymena and standing outside the family shop are daughter, mother and father George Neeson the only one known. It sold as the sign says a Groceries Wine and Spirits, one of the signs in the shop window is advertising "Coleraine Whiskey" and another sign for the ladies favourite "Cadburys Chocolate". At the back was a massive yard where horses and coaches could be left here. They and deliveries to the shop came through the entrance on the right, the family lived above the shop.
This is the inside of the Northern Bank shortly after it opened in the 1920's (now Danske) at the Broadway in Ballymena. The tellers are behind the counter some leaning forward and a lady standing at the end of the counter for this publicity photograph. Today in 2024 not too many of these around.