Hal 1927 (taker of a lot
of these photos) Eric Christopher
other names on back of Eric photo - M. M. Wright (L.A.R.L.S); J. W.
Newell (M.R.L.S.); S.? Rait? (F.R.L.S.); C. H. Wright (?.R.L.S.)
Eric C. Downer and Margarita
Margarita, Eric and Josephine 1927
on back - my grandmother
on back - Emile? Aunt Ro, Stewart-Baskin
my father and grandma Downer, Glenavy
Aunt Ro, Stewart-Baskin, my Father, Grandmother Downer My
Grandmother Downers house, Rosemary Square
on back - Image 1 - Gravestone at Roscrea, A. Jebb? in memory of Thomas S.
Downer (grandfather) and Frances Downer his mother - by Hal
Image 2 - In Loving Memory of Thomas Smallman Downer, Frances Downer,
Charles Christopher, Thomas Smallman
W. H. N. Downer, Margaret Downer, Grandma Sarah and Rosamond Downer
"Eyes right - Colonel!!"
on back - W. C. Bamford 169B
Betts Thompson & Hal, Islandmagee 1909
Taken at Roscrea Summer 1912 by Hal
Xmas Postcard Aunt Ro and
Stewart - Baskin
Mabel McDonald Osborne and her
brother-in-law Frank McDonald
Tennis at Annandale, Glenavy
"Jimmie's Smile" on "Bobbies Wedding Day"
Jim Johnson's wedding
I think these 2 guys look like the same person???
Tom Scott?, Crumlin?
in youthful meditation fancy free
"The Laird o' Cockpen - he's proud & he's great"
The Shepherd & his sheep
Jimmie's meditation Jim Johnson
who hit him? Alfie Johnson My Lady's Smile
Stewart Baskin "Loo-Loo - I Love You"
Wishing Mr. Bamford a very Happy New Year
Benaghmore House, Roscrea
'just one more'
Baronet - Mr. W. J. Goulding is
Twelfth of July
chairman of the Great Southern
and Western Railway of Ireland
myself (Hal?) outside the Officers
Mess at Gosport
"Oh Jerusalem - they made me one of the family"
The Sugarloaf 1790
"Britannia rules the waves" Launch of the Oceanic
"Bow wow" Master Law?
"All in a garden fair" The tennis court and South wall
the Raliny? Tree
Lochwood 14 Mount Eden Road, Donnybrook, Dublin
on the Mill or Hill track? at Annandale
(home of Mrs. S. Baskin aka Stewart-Baskin)
on back - whatever that says? ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
a rock or coal?? on back - 13th September 1902
water chuting at Cork
we are ????
The Sands o' ??
my dusky Southerns? (Stewart & Rosamund)
help help !!!!!!
girls & a Boat
Rescue the Perishing!
"her eyes are loadstars" (lodestars)
Fine Apples - four a penny
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Eric and Hal
Hal "You're my little true lover"
waiting for tea
is it never coming?
Rosamund and Inda Watson
Inda Henderson (nee Watson)
Rosamund and Inda
How do you like us here? Essie
The Quaint Old Jacobean Church of Ballinderry Associated with the
Ministrations of Jeremy Taylor
The church, which was founded by Jeremy Taylor, "the Shakspere of Divines,"
has just been restored, the architect, Mr. William J. Fennell, having
followed the old lines with strict exactness. ~ Welsh, Belfast
London, November 5th, 1902
Many of us remember certain lines of Emerson on
"Taylor, the Shakspere of Divines," that concluded with the
Not for all his faith can see
Would I that proud bishop be.
The church of Ballinderry, co.
Down, that is much associated with Jeremy Taylor, has not much
suggestion in it of pride. It was in the neighbouring woods of
Portmore that Bishop Taylor found shelter during the time of
Cromwell's dictatorship of Ireland, and it was in Ballinderry
that he officiated in an older church, before he had founded the
one of which I give these illustrations. A funeral hatchment in
the style of the period, designed and painted with the arms of
the bishop, the date of his birth, consecration, and death, is
suspended on the wall opposite the pulpit as a record of the
founder. It will be remembered that Jeremy Taylor, the author of
Holy Living (1650) and Holy Dying (1651) attended Charles I. at
his execution, and that the King gave him his watch as a
memento. After the Restoration Taylor was made bishop of Down
and Connor, and in 1661 he was consecrated in St. Patrick's
This church has many associations with Taylor, for
after he was a bishop it is recorded that one of his shepherds
at Portmore, David Hunter by name, was visited by an apparition,
and that the bishop examined into the whole question and came to
the conclusion that the said apparition was genuine. His
biographers further tell us that he prayed many times for
translation to an English bishopric in consideration of the fact
that he suffered from ague, due to the marshy character of his
residence at Portmore. He died at Lisburne in 1667, his last
words being, "Bury me at Dromore," and the great bishop was in
consequence buried in Dromore Cathedral. The present inhabitants
of Portmore are, however, more proud of their associations with
Bishop Taylor than he evidently was of them, for they have, as I
have said, restored the church with great care and
Jeremy Taylor has had many interesting things said of
him. I have quoted Emerson, but Thomas Arnold, Heber, and a
score of others have praised him. But there surely never was
such a eulogy as that which was pronounced by George Rust in his
funeral sermon on the great bishop, in which he declared that
Taylor possessed - "the good humour of a gentleman, the
eloquence of an orator, the fancy of a poet, the acuteness of a
schoolman, the profoundness of a philosopher, the wisdom of a
chancellor, the sagacity of a prophet, the reason of an angel,
and the piety of a saint."
Wedding of Miss Goulding and Capt. Henry
On ??????28th, at the Church of St. Michael
and All ????????????????Co. Kildare, Ireland, a marriage was
solemnised between ???? Arthur Henry, J.P., of Firmount, Sallins,
Kildare, and Miss Eileen Goulding, eldest daughter of Sir
William Goulding, Bart., and Lady Goulding, of Millicent,
Sallins?, same county. The celebrants were the Lord Bishop of
Killaloe, the Rev. J. M. Walker, vicar of Evesham, and the Rev.
Canon Sherlock, vicar of St. Michael's, Clane. The bride, who
was given away by her father, wore white chiffon over silk,
flounced with handsome Irish lace, and a smart little lace coat
with sleeves tight to the arm, fronted with folded chiffon, and
worn over a white satin waistcoat with paste buttons. The train
was of white velvet with deep flounces of lace, and the veil of
Carrickmacross was worn over a coronet of orange blossoms. The
bridesmaids were the Misses Ada, Kathleen, and Ida Goulding
(sisters of the bride), and Miss Rachel Morgan (cousin), wearing
rose-tinted chiffon dresses, made with full plait skirts and
swathed bodices, caught with large gilt buckles; white gauzy
stoles, and pale yellow picture hats with brown velvet crowns
and velvet strings of the latter colour, looped beneath the chin
with brown and pink roses. They carried bouquets of autumn
foliage, and silver-bound prayerbooks, the gifts of the
bridegroom. The best man was Mr. Arthur Henry, of Ballinacarney,
Co. Wicklow (brother of the bridegroom). Lady Goulding held a
very largely attended reception at Millicent after the ceremony,
and when leaving for her honeymoon the bride wore dark-blue
rolled with blue velvet and faced with embroidery on a light
blue ground, and a black picture hat. Lady Goulding, mother of
the bride, was dressed in cream lace with touches of rose, and a
Toreador ??ot of rose chiffon. The presents numbered two hundred
and thirty, and were very beautiful and varied
Fashionable Belfast Wedding - Watson -
pretty wedding took place at St. Thomas's Church, Belfast, last
week, when Miss Edyth Marie Watson, second daughter of Mrs. E.
H. Watson, of Malone Avenue, Belfast, was married to Mr. Herbert
Montague Sydenham Clarke, second son of Colonel Sydenham Clarke,
of Claremont House, Hersham, Surrey. The church was beautifully
decorated, and the service was choral. The bride looked
exceedingly pretty in a lovely gown of white duchesse satin,
handsomely trimmed with Limerick lace, the gift of her mother.
Her tulle veil fell from a wreath of orange blossom. She carried
a lovely bouquet of white lilac, carnations, and lily of the
valley, and wore a gold and opal bracelet, gifts of the
bridegroom. She was attended by her sister, Miss Inda Watson,
who made a pretty picture in a lovely gown of white embroidered
Egyptian muslin over blue silk, with sash of blue, and large
white picture trimmed with chiffon and feathers. She carried a
bouquet of pink carnations, and wore a gold pendant and chain,
gifts of the bridegroom. The ceremony was performed by the Lord
Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, assisted by the Rev.
William Dowse, M.A., rector of the parish. The best man was Mr.
John Henderson, junior. After the ceremony a reception was held
at Chetmar, Malone Park (the residence of the bride's uncle), by
the bride's mother. Mrs. E. H. Watson was in brown voile over
silk, with large brown hat trimmed with brown feathers, and
carried a bouquet of yellow daffodils. Miss Sydenham
Clarke, sister of the bridegroom. wore a blue face cloth coat
and skirt, large black picture hat, and white feather stole.
Mrs. Archdall was in a violet velvet gown, with fur toque to
match. Others present at the reception were the Lord Bishop of
Down and Connor and Dromore; the Rev. Wm. Dowse, M.A.; Colonel
Sydenham Clarke, father of the bridegroom; Miss Emilie Watson,
Miss Nancy Clarke, Mr. Harry Watson, Mr. Lionel Watson, Miss
Stewart, Mr. Hope-Johnston, Misses ???? Marie Johnstone, Mr.
John Johnstone, Mr. and Mrs. W. Henderson, Mrs. Henry Thompson.
In the evening the newly married couple left for Dublin, enroute
for London and Paris, where the honeymoon will be spent. The
bride's going-away dress was of sapphire blue cloth, with
handsome embroidery, large white beaver hat, and white stole.
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