INDEX of THE GLYNNS Vol. 40

 

THE REVEREND JOHN SAMUEL BEWLEY MONSELL LLD, CLERGYMAN AND HYMNWRITER

Very Rev Dr A W Godfrey Brown.

 

Account of the life of this clergyman, born in Derry, and briefly Rector of Ramoan Church.

 

Portrait of Monsell

GROWING UP ON A GLENS FARM 90 YEARS AGO

Compiled by Dominic O ‘Loan

 

The diary of Annie McKillop (nee Smith), 1920 – 2011. Account of life on a typical Glens farm almost 100 years ago.To be continued in next volume.

 

6 Photographs : house in Clough where Annie was reared; interior of house; the byre and pig hut,with Mick Quinn; school photo 1929; Annie and others at lint pulling 1935; recent photo of her with friends.

REMEMBERING JAMES BLANEY  10TH JANUARY 1880- 15TH APRIL 1912. FIREMAN, STOKER, TITANIC VICTIM

Sean McMichael

 

The life and career of James Blaney, born and reared in Ballycastle, died on board the Titanic.

 

7 colour Photographs of the author viewing artefacts connected to the White Star Line; postcard of the Belfast Naturalists Field Club by Robert Welch.

SET IN STONE  PART 3 THE EGYPTIAN CONNECTION

 

 

Danny Morgan

 

Intriguing old stone cross on the Cushendall Road near Bonamargy, carved with a crozier and a ‘Tau’cross; possible connection with the Egyptian Coptic Church. Piecing together the story of its finding and possible origins.

 

Photograph of the stone; sketch of inscription made in 1815.

BALLYCASTLE’S OWN WARHORSE  ALFRED MCBRIDE WOODSIDE

Daniel J McGill

 

His life and career: posted to India 1907; returned to Ireland in 1911. Responsible for buying cavalry horses at the start of WW11.

 

Sketch of soldier on horseback;

Photographs of: a hill station in India; a fine ‘Charger’,a receipt for horse purchases; artillery in the field; Woodside in uniform.

THE BALLYCASTLE GAS COMPANY LTD. 1870-88

Peter Hutchinson

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Short history of the industry,with a  copy of the Minutes of the Directors of the Gas Company

 

LOST IN TRANSIT  AN ACCOUNT OF TWO WARTIME AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS IN THE ANTRIM HILLS

Mark Sheldon

 

Account of the two aircraft crashes; one on Slieveanorra in 1942, and another on Knocklayd in 1943.

 

Photograph of a Flying Fortress; the B17 after the crash; route map of the Sutherland; picture of a Sutherland aircraft; Knocklayd Mountain.

WILLIAM ARTHUR’S ‘NATIVE PARISH‘

AN UPDATE?

Dr Eull Dunlop

 

Further account of William Arthur’s life and career, following on from article in volume 38.

 

DEATH AT SEA : A GLENSMAN’S TRAGEDY

Alexander McKay

 

Alexander McKay, a young seaman, drowned at sea in 1878 during a collision with the SS Adriatic; possible falsification of records by ,or on behalf of,the Captain of the Adriatic.

 

Photographs: Captain McKay’s father; their house in Dunbarton; James McKay outside his pub in Glenarm; Captain McKay and Alice McKay; the SS Adriatic; a brig; postcard from Capt.McKay to his sister; set of ships papers.

THE GLENS OF ANTRIM HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Alan Crosby

 

The author writes for the magazine ‘ Who do you think you are?’ and was impressed by the Society’s website and publications. Especially of interest to him was the ‘Clachans ‘ project, and he praises the research and treatment of the project,especially the involvement of the children .He recommends both publications – ‘A Wheen of Things’ and ‘ How it used to be‘ as exemplars of excellence.

 

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