MICKEY MARLEY 1891
This is Mickey Marley on the streets of Belfast in 1986 with his roundabout
which was pulled by his horse and as you can see his faithfull dog was always
with him. Children flocked to him and in my day it was a penny a ride, the
roundabout was turned by a handle which Mickey did with great gusto and
there was even a song about him called "Mickey Marley's Roundabout".
On his roundabout in this photograph from the left are sisters Christine,
Sharon and Michelle Irvine. His roundabout is now housed in the Ulster Folk
and Transport Museum.
The chorus of Mickey Marley's Roundabout is:
Round and round and up and
Through the streets of Belfast town,
All the children laugh and shout,
Here comes Mickey's roundabout.
When Mickey retired he sold the roundabout to
the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Micky went home on the 28th April
McCAUGHEY WEDDING 2014
This Archibald McCaughey and his Bride Mary Agnes McCaughey nee McIlvenna.
They were having their photograph taken in a studio after their wedding in
St Anne's Catheral, Belfast on the 4th August 1934.
MUCKAMORE LADIES CRICKET CLUB COMMITTEE
Here we are in Belfast at the side of the City Hall on a cold December morning
with the members of Muckamore Ladies Cricket Club Committee
and in the background we have the Christmas tree and the Bank Buildings.
On the left we have Essie Graham (Tres), then P Furness (Chair) clutching
the Radio Times, B Crawford (sec) and finally J Nelson (asst Sec).
HARD AT WORK 2483
As you can see these young Draughtsmen in the Plastics D.O. of James Mackie
& Sons in the early 70's are hard at work.
On the left is Brian Barnes (Dunadry), Sam McComb (Muckamore), Unknown, Dick
Matchett (Portadown) and finally Don Wright from Belfast.
This engaging lovely couple sitting on the settee are Lewis Porter and Marie
Mussen who at 17 years old has got engaged to Lewis.
Now Lewis thinks he's the 'Bees Knees' in his new 'Beatle style' collarless
suit and engaged to the girl of his dreams.
Putting a ring on a girl's finger does not make her yours it's the other way
round. For not long after Lewis got rid of the suit, the reason why? Marie
I'm two my name is Sharon McCrea and come from the Ballysillin Road in Belfast
and I'm standing in this big field with my dolly and smiling at the camera.....Now
in 1968 my Daddy ( Hugh ) & Mummy ( Anne ) took us all to America. Now
in 2017 I have my own family.
Standing ladylike in the back garden to get her photograph taken is our Christine
at the wonderful age of 11. Now a few years later Christine is still a Lady.