Saturday, 9 August 2008

Lord's Day 3rd August.





Clougher
Valley
Free
Presbyterian
Meeting
House.







Open
Air
At
Clabby.
Preached at our Clougher Valley Church. Rev Peter Mc Intyre is the Minister here. Preached at both services and then at the Open-Air at Clabby a village near by.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

On This Day ... July 31st 1964.




"Gentleman" Jim Reeves, famous for velvet voice, died in a plane crash on July 31, 1964. A life-sized sculpture of the famous singer marks his grave on a one-acre, tree-covered plot of ground three miles east of Carthage,Texas on U.S. Highway 79. Thousands of visitors from every state and many foreign countries have visited the site. In 1967, his favorite dog Cheyenne was buried inside the concrete circle surrounding the grave of his former master just a few feet to one side and to the rear, in just about the same position Cheyenne would have assumed in following his master.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

The Changing Face of Newtownards.













The new Ring Road being built to help ease the traffic in Newtownards. It comes in from the Belfast Road through the back of the Scrabo Estate (above) ...










... continues on to the Comber Road at the old Crepe Weavers site (above) ...



... then across the Comber Road and on over the Air Drome coming out at the Portaferry Road (above).















The new appartment block (The Newtown Building) going up in Francis Street beside Francis Street Gospel Hall. This building dominates the whole area and this is the view from my bedroom window!
http://www.thenewtownbuilding.co.uk/















'Old Market Square'
This was once the cattle market in the town and then became a carpark. It is in West Street and just opposite the Queen's Hall.





























The corner of Conway Square and High Street demolished and a new build for shops and appartments going up.

Monday, 21 July 2008

HISTORY of ULSTER.



Have begun reading a four volume set of books entitled 'THE HISTORY OF ULSTER From The Earliest Times To The Present Day', by RAMSEY COLLES. Published by THE GRESHAM PUBLISHING CO. LTD, Convent Garden. London in 1919. They were found in a home belonging to a relative of Gordon Kennedy and are in very good conidition.



The Lambeg Drum ... Willie Drennan.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=M7uumJ-bfug

The Sights and Sounds of The Twelfth ... Newtownards

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=56e7WE_y1LM

Look carefully and you will see our Jim.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

BRANAGH MEMORIAL HALL.






Belfast
Shipyard.






























Roy
McMillan




Preached on Tuesday Night ( 15th July ) in the Branagh Memorial Hall, Ballymacarrett Road, East Belfast. Brother Roy McMillan came along and gave a word of testimony. Good meeting. behind the meeting house is the famous Belfast Shipyard with the great cranes Goliath and Samson.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

THE TWELFTH EVENING BACK IN ARDS

Greenwell Street filled with Orange Banners








KING BILLY!

THE TWELFTH DAY PORTAVOGIE















Mark Thompson and his son Jacob







Greenwell Street Lodge
The street I grew up in

Mr Jim Shannon

The Harbour



The Thompson Family
a wee drop o' tea



Our Jim



REV Ron Johnstone

THE MEMORIAL TO THE FISHERMEN WHO DIED AT SEA.