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2 scrap books full of lovely stuff
also some loose contents, leaflets etc.
and some not so lovely stuff about flooding and the 'Troubles'
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Austin A40 - Commer - McCormick-Deering - Merchant Navy - PCs Kilkeel - Larne Times 1954
a - Larne Times 1954b - Various Newspaper Clippings from Scrapbook

Aileen Milward, Station House, Sutton, Co. Dublin
this scrapbook is mostly 70s

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1) The First Armistice day - How the Capital of the Empire welcomed the glad news on November 11th, 1918. The historic scene at Piccadilly Circus
2/3) Armstrong Cycles Ltd.
4-11) The Austin 'A70' Pick-Up and Countryman June 1951

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1) A New War-Time Bedford
2) Maaidorser-Moissonneuse-Batteuse Combine-Mähdrescher
3) 5th November 1970 James Browne, Esq., Ballinalough, Templepatrick, Belfast, N. Ireland - Portable Sludge Pumps
4) Ransomes Rotary Mower W. Harbinson
5) Canadian Pacific Rockies - As John has no intention of visiting our country we'll send the country to him. with love, Nan

Commer Light Pick-up - Price List 16th September 1954

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1) McCormick-Deering
2) The Farmers Journal, November 1971 - Harry Ferguson - Tractors

With The Merchant Navy - Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London

Greencastle, Near Kilkeel                                               Cranfield Beach, Kilkeel

The New Harbour, Kilkeel, Co. Down                                              Greencastle, near Kilkeel            

Cranfield Beach, near Kilkeel                                            Newcastle Street, Kilkeel, Co. Down

       Slieve Bignian and Mountains of Mourne, Kilkeel          Crozier Memorial and Birthplace, Banbridge, Co. Down, N.I.

The Hospital, Banbridge, Co. Down, N.I.

Larne Times, Thursday, March 18, 1954 Page 7
First Column ~ Pedestrian crossings wanted in Antrim, Town Commissioners request
A valued member,
Mr. Thomas Gillespie, J.P., Randalstown
Presumed Killed Serving on Korea, Pte. William Mills, formerly of Hillview Street, Belfast, who was reported missing in November while serving with the United States army in Korea, has now been presumed killed. About five years Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mills and their family emigrated to Jersey City on the invitation of Mrs. Mill's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. Decker, who have been in the United States for 26 years. Pte. Mills's father served in the British army in the first World War, his brothers Alex and John were in the Forces. Another brother Andrew, is at present serving in the United States army.
Second Column ~ Drink was his failing, Antrim larceny offence - James Leo Cooley, Ballygrooby, Randalstown, was given an absolute discharge when he pleaded guilty at Antrim Petty Sessions to stealing a chisel, value 7s 6d, belonging to Thos. McKnight from a shop at Templepatrick. In so dealing with defendant the R.M. (Mr. V. Phelan) told him he was a "very lucky man" as he had taken into account what the police had said in his favour.  It was stated that drink was defendant's failing and that he had never stolen anything before. He had drink taken when he lifted the article in the shop. Defendant apologised for his action which he attributed to drink. The property was restored to the owner.  Police Pursuit - The fact that police constables in a patrol car had pursued him along his own entrance to his garage led to defendant contesting in part a prosecution for exceeding the Antrim 20-miles-an-hour speed limit. Defendant was Robert Crawford Rea, "Woodlawn," Dublin Road, Antrim, who was fined 20s for the offence. Police evidence, as given by Constables Harper and Kyle, was that defendant drove down the main street and along Crumlin Road, reaching a peak speed of 40 m.p.h.  Cross-examined by Mr. S. Cumming, who defended, Constable Harper said they followed defendant into his own driveway as they wanted to speak to him before he got into his house. Defendant, in evidence, said on this evening he took out his car to run a visitor back to Muckamore. He admitted that he was exceeding the speed limit in Antrim but placed his speed at 30-35 m.p.h. He had been driving for about 30 years and with the exception of parking his car too far out in a Belfast street had never been prosecuted.  Argument Sequel - Samuel Hannan and James Clarke, of 94 and 58 Riverside, Antrim, respectively, were summoned for disorderly behaviour in High Street, Antrim, on the night of January 30, and after hearing the evidence the R.M. adjourned the cases for six months to see how defendants behaved. Head Constable Irwin said defendants were fighting and a crowd gathered. When he told them to move away they walked a short distance down the street and stopped again and he had to speak to them a second time. Eventually they went home. Clarke in evidence said they had been in licensed premises and when they came out there was a bit of an argument between Hannan and another man. He denied that he was fighting and said when the Head Constable told them to go home they replied that they were going to a dance. There was no record against either defendant.  Licence Suspended - A fine of £5, with 12 months' suspension of his licence, was imposed on a youth named John G. Rea, of 53 Unity Street, Belfast, for driving a beach-waggon on Jan. 18 at Shane's Castle Park, Randalstown, without being covered by insurance. He was also fined £1 for not having the rear identification plate properly illuminated. Head-Constable Crawford said the insurance policy on the vehicle only entitled the policy holder - the defendant's father - to drive. Apparently there has been some mis-understanding about the insurance on defendant's part. John G. Rea, owner of the vehicle, who was summoned for permitting the vehicle to be used by an uninsured driver, was dealt with under the Probation Act. The offences were admitted. Fines of 10s each were imposed on Larry O'Kane, Main Street, Draperstown, for on February 17 at Islandbane, Antrim, using a motor-car without a rear light and without a light to illuminate the identification plate. - George Stewart, 27 Charlotte Street, Belfast, was fined 20s for using a motor-lorry at Maghereagh, Randalstown, on February 23 without proper front lights. Arthur Evans, William Street, Bellaghy, was fined 10s for not having the number plate of his motor vehicle properly illuminated at Islandbane on January 8. - The Probation Act was applied in a case against David Moore, High Street, Antrim, for using a goods vehicle on February 3 without a goods vehicle licence. - A fine of 20s was imposed on Isaac O'Neill, Drumadragh, Coleraine, for driving a motor vehicle at Dunsilly, Antrim, on January 22 at 33-35 m.p.h., his maximum legal speed being 20 m.p.h. - Defective handbrake - A fine of 10s was imposed on James Thompson, Tully, Crumlin, for on February 5 using a motor vehicle without having his brakes in proper order. It was stated that the handbrake was defective. - When Oswald Sommerville, 58 Sandymount Street, Belfast, was fined 20s for driving while unlicensed, a motor vehicle at Corbally, Antrim, on December 13, it was stated that his licence had lapsed 11 months previously. - Daniel Rainey, Garvaghey, Portglenone, was fined 20s for driving a motor vehicle, with trailer attached, at 40 m.p.h. at Muckamore on February 5, his maximum legal speed being 30 m.p.h. He was also fined 10s for not having a reflecting mirror.   Study of Blood Donors' Reactions, Tests carried out, The Blood Transfusion Officer of the Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority is studying blood donors' reactions. It was reported at the meeting of the Authority that 14 officers from the headquarters had volunteered to attend the Blood Transfusion Service for the purpose of assisting the officer in carrying out tests.
Columns 3, 4, 5 & 6 top - Now only the crumbling walls remain to remind one of a romantic history. Olderfleet Castle
Column Three bottom half of paper - Doctor's 'line' for children 'an imposition', Dr. K. R. Kennedy, giving evidence in school attendance cases brought by Down Education Committee at Holywood Petty Sessions, said that the question of certificates for school children was a problem which occurred day in and day out. The local branches of the British Medical Association had more or less instructed general practitioners not to issue such certificates. He was prepared to co-operate with the school authorities at all times in giving them any information regarding children who were his patients. If doctors gave medical certificates they were entitles and, indeed, obliged to charge a fee, and personally he thought that was an imposition on the mothers who could spend the money in buying food. Quite often, he said, intelligent mothers kept their children off school with a cold. Despite the fact that they knew how to treat such children they had to send for the doctor, who must come and see them in order to issue a certificate. He had phoned the Education Committee's officers on this matter, but he did not get much satisfaction, because they said he should write in. He was a very busy man. The R.M. Mr. J. O. Long, said he was in complete agreement with the doctor. It was now over two years since the matter was first raised before him, and he thought it was time the Education Authorities evolved some satisfactory system. - Gift from U.S.A., Rev. C. W. D. Kerr who presided at the annual congregational meeting of Upper and Lower Clonaneese Presbyterian Churches, Dungannon, last week, reported a gift of the wiring of Lower Clonaneese Church for electric light by Mr. Robert Cuddy, a former member of the congregation now in U.S.A.
Column four bottom half of paper - Coast News, Convoy of cars escorted her to quayside, Miss Kathleen McAllister, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clement McAllister, Glenarm, was given a rousing send-off at the Liverpool boat when she left on Friday evening on the first stage of her journey to New York. A large number of friends, who travelled from Glenarm in about a dozen cars, escorted her to the quayside and there they had an impromptu concert which was very much enjoyed not only by Kathleen but by other travellers as well. - Badminton, The senior section of the Glenarm Badminton Club met the Millbrook Club in a friendly match in the Town Hall, Glenarm, on Wednesday evening of last week. Mr. Jack Wilson, captain of the Glenarm club welcomed the visitors, and Mr. Jimmy Waugh thanked them for accepting the invitation. The Glenarm players were in excellent form and found no difficulty in defeating the visitors 7-1. Tea was afterwards served by the ladies if the Glenarm club. - Fancy Dress Dance, About 400 people attended a successful fancy dress dance in McAuley's Hall, Carnlough, on Friday evening. Quite a number of the dancers entered for the fancy dress competition, the judges of which were Mrs. J. Clarke, Ballymena, and Dr. L. A. Brennan, Carnlough. Prize-winners were:- Women - 1. Miss Rosaleen Hyndman, Carnlough (Witch).  Men - 1. Mr. John O'Boyle, Slemish (Pegged out).  Three prizes were awarded for the best couples - 1. Miss Mary Magill, Slemish (Buttons and Bows), Mr. Patrick Magill, Slemish (The Jolly Thresher Lad); 2. Mr. Henry Magill and Miss Mary Feeney, braid (Moonlight Flit); 3. Mr. R. Rowan and Miss Agnes O'Boyle, Braid (Love Will Find a Way). Prizes were handed over by Mrs. Clarke. During an interval in the programme Misses Monica and Bridie Kemp, dressed in traditional Irish costume, gave exhibitions of Irish dancing. Songs were sung by Miss Sayers, and the M.C. was Mr. G. D. McCaughan. Responsible for the arrangements were Messrs. Daniel O'Loan. Arthur Hamill, Patrick O'Boyle and Patrick Rowan. Music was supplied by the Road Travellers' Band.  Weekly Whist Drive. Eleven tables were engaged at the weekly whist drive organised by St. John's Club in the Parochial Hall. Following were the prize-winners: Men - Mr. D. Mellon, Mr. Alex Kane; Women - Miss K. Magill, Miss Margaret Hyndman.  To Aid Funds. To aid funds of St. John's Club, Carnlough, a dance was held in the Parochial Hall, on Sunday night. The programme included Irish and modern dancing, and the music was supplied by the Bright Knights Dance Band. Mr. J. Gillespie, leader of the band was M.C.
Column five bottom half of page - R.U.A.S. Plans 'Skill at Arms' Display, The Corps of Royal Military Police is to stage a "Skill at Arms" display during each day of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society's annual show, which is to be held at Balmoral Showgrounds in May. (click on image above to read more on this and the following stories) The Presidency. Lieut.-Col. A. R. G. Gordon; Mr. T. J. McMillan, of Crossgar; Mr. John Pearson.   Clergy Discuss Social Problems, Addresses at Belfast, More than 140 clergy and laymen of churches in Belfast attended a meeting in the Sinclair Hall, Duncairn, on Friday evening, when addresses were given on social and religious problems by Mr. Joseph Donnelly, of Belfast City Mission, and Rev. R. R. Cunningham, of the Central Mission, Grosvenor Hall. Overcrowding in houses, careless church attendance, and intemperance were among the subjects discussed by 20 speakers. The following resolution was unanimously passed: "That the Government of Northern Ireland should refuse any requests to increase the hours and facilities for the sale and consumption of alcoholic liquor, one of the greatest social evils of to-day" Solos were given by Mr. Stewart McKinley and Mr. James Shaw.
Column six bottom half of page, Abbots Cross News, Gifts of eggs received at church service. On Sunday last morning prayer in Cloughfern Parish Church took the form of a gift service when Rev. J. E. C. Parr, M.A., accepted gifts of eggs from the children which totalled 22 dozen, the proceeds of which are in aid of the Church Missionary Society. The Junior and Senior Choirs under their organist and choir master, Mr. D. Duffin, rendered special music. Owing to a fault in the electricity supply on Sunday evening, the churches in Cloughfern area had to revert to candles for the evening service. The following churches were affected - Cloughfern Parish, Abbots Cross Presbyterian and Abbots Cross Congregational. Missionary Sunday (click on image above to read more on this story)   Football. On Saturday last Clifton Street Presbyterian met Cloughfern Parish in the Churches League at Cloughfern and were beaten 6-2. Cloughfern started with 10 men and were two goals up in 15 minutes when their team was complete. The Parish team continued to have the better of the exchanges, and half-time arrived with Cloughfern leading by four goals to two. After the interval Cloughfern continued to dominate and added two further goals without reply. Cloughfern team - F. Caldwell; S. Ball, R. Pullen; S. McCullough, H. Snoddy, J. Gibson; W. Dubois, S. Strange, R. McCullough, N. Sharpe, N. McGihon.
Columns 7/8, advertisements

Larne Times, Thursday March 18, 1954
Column One Advertisements
Column Two 2/3s advertisements
Column Two bottom part of page - Two charged with theft of liquor, William James Clawson, Davy's Street, and Thomas Robb, Irish Quarter West, appeared at a Special Court in Carrickfergus on Wednesday before Mr. T. R. Cambridge, J.P., charged with breaking and entering the canteen at the headquarters of the Antrim Coast Regiment Territorial Army, at Windmill Road, on January 22-23, and stealing liquor, cigarettes and cash to the total value of £22. 9s. 3d. Detective-Sergeant E. B. Totten, who gave evidence of arrest, said that when charged the accused each replied: "Not guilty." Witness asked for a remand until Friday, which was granted. Bail was allowed.  Protest Against Travelling Firms, Coleraine Chamber of Commerce last week passed a resolution deploring the practice of outside travelling firms being able to trade in the town by hiring halls to sell goods. The resolution will be sent to the M.P. for the constituency, Rev. Robert Moore, the National Chamber of Trade Council for Northern Ireland and to all Chambers affiliated to it.
Column Three, Whiteabbey News, Wolf Club Pack were hosts on parents' night. (click on image above for full story) Sunday School Party. (click on image above for full story)  Darts (click on image above for full story)  Football (click on image above for full story)  Whitehead Topics, Presbyterian church reviews year's work (click on image above for full story) names included - Mr. R. Espie, Miss D. Davison, Mrs. W. Herdman, Mrs. L. Davison, Mr. W. McFarlane, Miss L. Barnett, Mr. Jack Chambers, Mr. J. N. Hall, Mr. R. B. Wilson, Mr. Jack Hall, Miss V. Kirk, Mr. S. Moore, Rev. W. F. S. Stewart, M.A., B.D., B.Litt., Mr. Dennis McCombe, Miss Isobel Forbes, Messrs. W. Logan and J. Greer.  Education in U.S.A. (click on image above for full story) Names included - Mr. S. Lynn, B.Com.Sc., Mr. J. N. Hall, Mrs. Z. Hay, Mrs. McKay, Mrs. Cambridge, Mr. C. Adair, Mr. W. Miller.  Sunday School Concert (click on image above for full story) names included - Miss B. Martin, Mrs. W. C. Bourns, Miss M. Chambers, Mrs. S. Heyburn, Miss N. Forde, Mr. R. Espie, Rev. W. C. Bourns, M.A., Mr. H. Johnston.  Indoor Bowls (click on image above for full story) names included - F. Lyons, J. J. R. Bain, Miss L. Barnett, Mrs. C. Potter, R. Woods, J. Boal, Mrs. W. Morgan, Mrs. Morell, Mrs. L. Henshaw, Mrs. M. Johnston, W. Finlay, Mr. Logan, Mrs. McC. Martin, E. Johnston, D. Gillan, Mr. McGuffe, Rev. N. Lynas, Mr. J. Greer.  Cup Winners. Congratulation to Mrs. C. Martin and Mr. Marshall Hood, both of Whitehead, who last Saturday won the Cup for the Open Badminton tournament sponsored by the Larne Methodist Church Club.
Columns 4, 5, & 6 top of page (see photo) Sprigs for the Army on St. Patrick's Day. General Sir James Steele, G.C.B., Colonel of the Royal Ulster Rifles, presented shamrock to officers at St. Patrick's Barracks, Ballymena, on Wednesday. On the left, Major E. D. D. Wilson, O.C. of the Depot, pins on his sprig.
Column four below photo Greenisland News, Local singer's triumph at city Festival. Miss Isabel Bowman, whose singing has delighted her many friends at local concerts, has gone on to great heights by her brilliant successes at the recent Belfast Musical Festival. (click on image above for full story)   Women Unionists. (click on image above for full story) names included Greenisland Branch Carrick Women's Unionist Association, Mrs. M. L. Anderson, Mrs. W. G. Mackie, Mrs. W. Rankin, Mrs. T. Wilson, Mrs. E. Hill, Mrs. W. G. Mackie, Mrs. J. McKirgan, Mrs. M. L. Anderson, Mrs. W. Rankin, Mrs. E. Hill, Mrs. W. Marrs, Mrs. T. Wilson, Mrs. R. Taylor, Mrs. R. E. Elliott, Mrs. Fitzsimons, Mrs. H. G. Larmor, Mrs. C. Stafford, Mrs. E. Brown, Mrs. J. Harmon, Miss V. Gregg, Mrs. W. Greer, and Mrs. W. Wilson.  Women's Institute. (click on image above for full story) names included Mrs. J. C. Millar, Mrs. T. McBride, Mrs. T. Wilson, Mrs. H. Scott, Miss Isabel Bowman, Mrs. W. Barclay, Mrs. W. Kerr, Mrs. N. Hill, Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. J. G. Wiley.  Cricket Club (click on image above for full story) names included Mr. Graham, Miss Margaret Wright, Mrs. W. Kerr, Miss Valerie McKee, Mr. Wilson Knipe.  Ladies' Hockey (click on image above for full story) names included Isabel Farmer.  Football. (click on image above for full story) names included Albert Foundry, Reid and Duff.  Trigger had a special greeting for the children. There were some late arrivals at Larne schools on Monday morning, and all because a special passenger was arriving on the Stranraer steamer. Long before the time the children were at the harbour eagerly awaiting, and although the boat docked at about 9 a.m., it was not until an hour later that the passenger came off. Walking down the gangway on which a "carpet" of straw had been laid, came the four-legged ideal of the screen, the horse "Trigger." In company with its master, Roy Rogers, who travelled with his wife to Ulster by air, it is here to thrill numerous children and grown-ups, too, on the stage of the Royal Hippodrome, Belfast. Before entering the box in which it travelled by road to Belfast, "Trigger" received a loud cheer when it "curtseyed" to the delighted children. After that the boys and girls were happy to hurry off to their various classrooms. Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers have five children, three of them adopted at home in Los Angeles, California. On Monday night they put through a telephone call to the youngest, Mary ("Little Doe") whose second birthday is to-day. This is the first time Roy and Dale, his wife, have visited the British Isles. They go to Dublin to-day.  Belfast Doctor Leaves £20,000. Dr. William Arthur Magill, ? Castle Avenue, Antrim Road, Belfast, who died on April 22 last left £20,033. £9,270 - Mrs. Ellen Frances Topley, of Glenara, Holywood, Co. Down, who died on September 14? She left £100 to Northern Ireland Council of Social Welfare.
Columns five and six under photo Death Rate Is The Lowest On Record, Reduced T.B. and cancer tolls. The Ulster Registrar-General, in his return of vital statistics for the quarter ended September 30 last, states that the general death rate, the death rate from tuberculosis, cancer, the principal epidemic diseases, and the infant and maternal mortality rates show decreases when compared with the corresponding quarter of 1952. The marriage rate increased during the same period, but the birth rate shows a slight decrease. The births numbered 7,254, of which 3,751 were of boys and 3,503 of girls, the total being equivalent to an annual rate of 20.8 per 1,000 of the estimated population. This rate is 0.1 below that for the third quarter of 1952. The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 3,207 representing a rate of 9.2 per 1,000 population and being 0.4 above the rate for the same period of 1952. The deaths registered during the quarter, numbered 3,075, of which 1,564 were of males and 1,511 of females. Of the total deaths 1,907 or 62 per cent were of persons aged 65 years and upwards. The death rate per 1,000 population was 8.8 and is the lowest ever recorded for any quarter. Deaths from all forms of tuberculosis represented a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 population, whilst the deaths of infants under one year of age was equivalent to 31 deaths per 1,000 live births. These rates are also lower than any previously recorded. 'Flu less fatal. The death rate from the principal epidemic diseases dropped from 0.22 for the previous quarter to 0.09 for the quarter under review. This fall was mainly due to the decrease in the number of deaths from influenza and of deaths of children under two years of age from diarrhoeal diseases, the numbers being 36 to 5 and 36 to 15 respectively. Mortality from cancer also showed a decline from 500 deaths in the September quarter of 1952 to 489 for the same period of 1953. The death rates were 1.45 and 1.40 respectively, per 1,000 population. The maternal mortality rate was 0.7 per 1,000 live births as compared with 1.4 for the third quarter of 1952.  Milebush man's fatal crash on way to work. A verdict of accidental death was returned at an inquest in Carrickfergus on Wednesday on Leslie McAllister, a 24-year-old docker, of Red Brae, Milebush, Carrickfergus, who met with a fatal accident on a pedal cycle the previous day. The Coroner: Dr. Herbert Baird, expressed the opinion that the brakes had apparently seized in some ay and that when deceased fell his head struck the road, causing a severe fracture of the skull. He was found lying unconscious on the roadside with a sports model bicycle beside him. McAllister was married less than a year ago. Constable's Evidence. Constable George Clarke deposed that at 11-5 a.m. on Tuesday he visited the scene of the accident and found marks on the road directly below the entrance to Captain Cole's residence, apparently made by the pedal of a bicycle scraping along the ground. These scrapes extended for a distance of 20 yards, at the end of the road six feet from the side of the bank. The road is 19 feet wide at the spot, situated at the bottom of an exceptionally steep hill, very slightly curved and in good condition. The weather was fine and the road dry. Witness examined a pedal cycle which had apparently been ridden by deceased, and found that the brake blocks on the front had been turned upwards, and that the bottom mudguard stays on the front wheel had also been turned upwards. The bottom mudguard stays on the front wheel were broken, and turned into the fork. The saddle was partly turned to the right and the portion of the left pedal was damaged. Apart from this the bike was in good mechanical order. Martha McAllister, deceased's wife, said at 10-15 a.m. her husband left home to go to work in Belfast, riding his blue and white bicycle. She later identified the body. Woman's Discovery. Ellen McAllister, Commons, Carrickfergus (spinner), stated that at 10-45 a.m. she was walking up the Red Brae, and a short distance from Captain Cole's house she saw a man lying face downwards about a foot from the side of the road. He was lying with one of his legs over the top of the bicycle. Witness ran to Capt. Cole's house and he telephoned for the ambulance. She did not notice any other traffic coming up or down the Brae at the time, and did not know how long the man had been lying on the road. Dr. James R. Purser stated McAllister was admitted to the local hospital at 11-5 and was unconscious. He had an abrasion on the back of his skull and the back of his left hand, and a bruise over his left eye. He died at 2-30 p.m. without regaining consciousness. In the opinion of witness the cause of death was laceration of the brain as the result of an accident, the injuries being consistent with a fall from a bicycle. The Coroner expressed sympathy with the relatives, as did Mr. J. McReynolds, foreman of the jury, and Sergt. Sydney Hodgen on behalf of the police.
Column six under photo and below Death Rate article. Organised Crime. Co. Antrim is praised by Assize Judge. Addressing the Grand Jury at the opening of the Antrim Spring Assizes in Belfast last week, Mr. Justice Sheil said the County remained "as it had been and as we hope it will always be, clear of organised crime and free from all political troubles." He had had an interview with Co.-Inspector W. A. Coote, O.B.E., who was shortly leaving the Force, and he too was happy to report that he was able to leave a good record with regard to the state of the County at the present Assize. It was true that in the specially reported cases there appeared to be an increase of 64 cases. There was a simple explanation of that. A new system of making records had been brought into force whereby all indictable offences, even if they had been dealt with at petty sessions, were reported to Her Majesty's Judges. Hitherto this was not so and if they had been working on the same bases as twelve months ago, there would have been an increase of only nine, a very small number. The Grand Jury's labours, though at first glance they appeared formidable, would be matters easily resolved. They would be concerned with 17 bills of indictment but they only involved 15 persons. Mr. Justice Sheil said he had gone through the dispositions and they would not, he was satisfied, provide any difficulty.  Restitution made. George E. Bigger (18), was given an unconditional discharge on two charges of shop breaking and larceny of 6,180 cigarettes and a quantity of chocolate. Mr. H. A. McVeigh, Q.C. (instructed by Mr. R. B. Uprichard, Crown Solicitor), said accused had made restitution of £20. This case was adjoined from the Summer Assizes to give accused a chance to make restitution and to join the R.A.F. He had failed to join the R.A.F., although he had made inquiries. Edward Phillips, a soldier, stated to be a native of Cookstown, and at present stationed at Troon. Scotland was sentenced to six months imprisonment on a charge of breaking into a shop in Larne and stealing 1,000 cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco. The Judge said the warrant would not be issued until the following evening to give the accused an opportunity of leaving Northern Ireland.  Lorry Helper is Killed, Co. Antrim road mishap. A verdict in accordance with the medical evidence was returned by Dr. Hall Stewart, Coroner, at an inquest in Antrim on Tuesday on Frances Joseph Byrne, 4 Baroda Street, Belfast. The jury found that the injuries were accidentally received. Byrne was helper on a lorry with trailer which had stopped at Templepatrick road bridge about 1.20 a.m. on March 12 so that the load on the trailer could be adjusted before passing through. He was at the rear of the trailer when he was in collision with a passing motor-car.  'Black' Men's Day in Ballymena. County Antrim "Black" demonstration on the last Saturday in August will be held this year in Ballymena, when Lisburn, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Antrim, Larne and Ballyclare District Chapters will attend. Sir Kt. James Bailie, C.G.T., has been re-appointed W.D.M. of the Ballymena Chapter, a position which he has occupied for more than 30 years.
Columns seven and eight Advertisements, mostly Cinemas
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Daily Express Friday July 10th 1970 - Hero Mickey taken in as a stray  ~  The Irish Times, Tuesday, February 24th 1970 - Barnard to Become Space Doctor
2, 3, 4) The Sunday Express, November 15th 1970 - Did No One Mourn These Children? Charfield 1928
5) The Strange Wedding That Set A Prisoner Free, The White Divorce
6, 7) Daily Express Tuesday July 21st 1970 - "We've delivered the bacon OK Mac, but it got a wee bit warm for the half-million eggs" Giles - Expressman James MacManus joins the egg-and-bacon run, Mystery Boatloads At A Quiet Quay but it's business as usual, Skipper Roy Shaw and Silver Scout head for port - As the dock strike tightened its grip yesterday I joined one of the small flotilla of strike-breaking fishing boats which are running a massive sea-lift of food across the Irish Sea. Early in the morning the 49-ton fishing smack Silver Scout slipped into harbour at the tiny village of Portavogie on Ulster's County Down coast. For one hour the four-man crew, headed by 29-year-old skipper Roy Shaw, loaded one of the richest cargoes to slip through the dockers' hands - a £10,000 consignment of cured-bacon carcases. The 600 carcases has been dumped on the quayside after a lorry journey across Northern Ireland from a large bacon factory in Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh. (click on images 6 & 7 for full story)
8, 9) Daily Express Tuesday July 21st 1970 - Strutting Back to Starbuck Farm yesterday, Spike and the cockiest brood in Britain, Enter proud mum Spike with her seemingly endless brood of 21 ducklings. The Ministry of Agriculture said: "Spike may well have set up a British record." (click on images 8 & 9 above for full story)

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News Letter, Monday, August 17th 1970 - Then Down Came the Floods, Many homeless as storms hit Ulster, Many Roads Impassable, The scene in Sandy Row, Belfast, after the week-end flooding - Storm floods wreaked havoc in Ulster yesterday, as swollen rivers burst their banks, leaving many families homeless and extensively damaging property. In some parts of the Province, troops were called in to rescue marooned families and livestock and dam back the rising water. Two hundred men of the Black Watch yesterday sandbagged the banks of the Mourne River at Strabane, 15 miles from Londonderry, in an effort to stop further flooding. The men worked throughout the day, at times shoulder-deep in muddy water. Seven families, comprising 20 people in Waterside Street, were evacuated when the river wall threatened to give way. There was flooding in the adjoining Bridge Street, but the water was pumped away by the fire service. People at Ballymagorry, on the main road between Strabane and Londonderry, were also evacuated when the Glenmornan River burst its banks and flooded the road to a depth of some feet. There was severe flooding at Burndennett, where two families were rescued by the Army using rubber dinghies. At the Border village of Clady, six families vacated their homes when the River Finn burst its banks and poured into the village streets to a depth of about two feet. Many telephones in the area have been put out of order. "Ankle deep in mud" - Mr. A. Sedgwick of Electric Street, brushes mud from his house...
2) continued from 1 - A welcome sight for the troops helping the flood rescue work, the tea urn arrives. Mr. Alex Graham, of Durham Street, wades through the water with his milk. Householders in Magnetic Street, off Roden Street, with their furniture stacked outside their homes. Northern Ireland, after months of sectarian strife and bitter rioting, was reeling yesterday from the effects of some of the worst floods for many years. Troops and police worked side by side with Protestants and Roman Catholics to battle against the floods. A repair bill of millions of pounds is likely as a result of one night's rain. Highest Ever Rainfall. Rainfall recorded at Aldergrove Met. Office from 10 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. yesterday at 2.60 inches was the highest ever recorded there in a 24-hour period. Previous highest was 1.95 inches on July 13, 1967, and the highest for August was 1.72 inches on August 9, 1952. At Newtownstewart a record 2.89 inches fell in the same period. And at Armagh, a record 3.08 inches was recorded - almost equal to the average for the entire month of August. More than 1,000 soldiers laid down their self-loading rifles and riot batons and spent the day helping stricken Belfast people mop up after Saturday night's storm. The troops set up mobile canteens and pre-cooked meals were sent to emergency centres where several hundred families were sheltering. An emergency Cabinet meeting is to be held later to-day to consider the effect of the flooding and to decide what can be done to alleviate the hardship caused to hundreds of families.....
3) continued from 2 - "Coldstream carpet cleaners" - Soldiers of the Coldstream Guards hoe down carpets for people in Fort Street. "To the rescue" A policeman and soldier push a stranded car from the flood water on the Grosvenor Road. Soldiers bailing water from homes in the Sandy Row area. Young boys from Cullingtree Road, with shoes in hand, make their way through the flood water in Glengall Street. Left to Right are Ciaran Crosey, Gerard McConville and Gerard Maguire.  Anniversary. It was a year to the day yesterday that the Army moved into Belfast to keep the peace. Then they struggled against bricks, petrol bombs and gunfire. Last night they were preparing to return to their peace-keeping role if needed again in that capacity.  And in the narrow terraced streets where only last week soldiers were forbidden to walk alone, the only enemy recognised by either side was the tide of muddy flood-water which poured relentlessly into the houses. All over the Province the scene was one of devastation as flood-water from torrential rain and swollen rivers, combined with gale-force winds, left a trail of destruction. Bridges were washed away, roads flooded, fields of crops ruined and houses and property lost. Belfast itself was reeling under the highest ever recorded rainfall in a 24 hour period. In parts the flood-water was more than six feet deep. And as the massive "operation mop-up" got under way there was spontaneous praise for the Army from both Protestants and Roman Catholics for the willing way in which they had rescued stranded families, evacuated houses, joined in the cleaning up and helped in every way. Mr. Paddy Devlin, M.P. for Falls, toured his constituency, one of the worst hit areas, and he praised "the wonderful efforts of the Coldstream Guards, they have done a magnificent job from the early hours of this morning," he added.  ~  Makes you think, I love mankind, it's people I can't stand. No problem is so big or so complicated that it cannot be run away from. Charles M. Schulz
4) Daily Express Tuesday August 18, 1970 - "If it isn't the same dharlin' boy I beat the living daylights out of for pinging me one with a rubber bullet!"
5) Heart Case - The first heart transplant in Ireland has been successfully performed on a priest in Belfast. (click on image 5 above for full story) ~ A Ticket - And there's yet another Belfast story. (click on image 5 above for full story)
6) The Irish Times, Monday, August 17th, 1970 - Two rectors lost off Wexford, Two Church of Ireland clergymen and the 20-year-old son of one of them drowned on Saturday. Their empty sailing dinghy was found near Blackwater Head, Co. Wexford, yesterday morning and the body of the Rev. Donald McLinden, Rector of Enniscorthy, was washed up on a beach two miles north of the head. The search continued yesterday for the bodies of the Rev. Edward Shearer, rector of Wexford, and his 20 year old son Philip, an arts student at Trinity College, Dublin. The three men formed the crew of the 17-foot Mermaid dinghy, Kotick, which, with 11 others, had set out from Wexford in a race around the North Shear buoy, five miles north-east of Rosslare Harbour. When it was found that Mr. shearer's boat has not returned, the Rev. Thomas Sherwood, of St. Peter's College, Wexford, who also took part in the race, notified Mr. Cecil Miller, hon. secretary of Rosslare Harbour lifeboat station. The lifeboat under second coxswain Jack Wickhan put to sea in a wind of 75 m.p.h. at 7.30 p.m. Mr. Wickhan later said the lifeboat used searchlight and radar, but conditions were so bad that it was impossible to see anything. The lifeboat returned at midnight, and at dawn yesterday went out again and remained at sea for more than eight hours. An Army helicopter from Baldonnel Airport , piloted by Captain Fergal O'Connor, joined in the search also. Coast life-saving service men patrolled the east Wexford coastline continuously Saturday night and yesterday, assisted by local people, members of Wexford Harbour Boat Club and Wexford troop of Sea Scouts. On The Beach. Yesterday Mr. Jim Donoghue, hon. secretary of Wexford Sailing Club, found Mr. McLindon's body on the beach near Ballyvaldon, about two miles north of Blackwater Head. The helicopter sighted the empty wrecked dinghy with its mast broken off and the sails still on it. It was being battered by the surf a couple of miles from where the body had been found. The helicopter also reported having sighted an empty life-jacket floating in the sea nearby. At the request of Rosslare Harbour Sailing Club Mass for the repose of the souls of the three men was offered in St. Patrick's Church, Rosslare Harbour yesterday by the Rev. Declan Cleary, C.C.  Father Cleary also prayed for the safe return of the lifeboat men who were then still at sea. Mr. McLindon is survived by his wife and children, Mr. Shearer was educated at Mountjoy School, Dublin, and took his B.D. degree with distinction at Dublin University. He is survived by his wife, four sons and one daughter. Mr. McLindon's body was removed to Wexford County Hospital yesterday morning at St. Iberius Church, Wexford, the Bishop of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin, the Right Rev. Dr. H. R. McAdoo, conducted a memorial service.
Daily Express Wednesday November 4th, 1970 - Wasn't that a dainty cake to set before a Prince? The royal taster, Charles and Yvonne yesterday - It's that look of expectancy you can find on any cook's face. Will he like it? Or is it lumpy and tasteless? And when the taster is no less than Prince Charles it's even more important. The little girl waiting anxiously for the royal verdict on her cake mixture is Yvonne Owen, aged eight. The Prince was visiting Newborough Primary School, Anglesey, where, apart from his cake tasting, he gave his autograph to seven year old Gillian Rowlands. But Yvonne thought her "prize" was best ... and home she ran to tell her family of the day the Prince of Wales sampled a cake she made and approved.
7) Daily Express Tuesday February 16th, 1971 "Shut up before you start! Thanks to decimal chit-chat I'm not half way through yesterday's round" Giles
The Sunday Express, March 28th 1971 - The Son of a Heart Throb, His name is John, he is the ten year old son of one of the great Hollywood heart throbs, Clark Gable, who died, aged 59 four months before John was born. John is arriving at a Hollywood premiere with his mother Kay, 53
8) Rene MacColl, he was a great reporter by Cyril Aynsley (not complete) (click on image 8 above for part story)
9) The Irish Press, Tuesday June 1st, 1971 - Tears at death of a parish, Last Service at St. Mark's by Andrew Bushe (click on image 9 above for full story)

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