Photo from Sandra Rea-perhaps 30 years ago? Are you in it?
Norman Bell sent this one dating from 1965
A wandering mind..Kildress Old Church is about a mile east of the present Church. It was burn’t in the war of 1641,restored in 1698 and used for divine service until 1818.Spending a few minutes there makes you think.What was the window glass like?What kind of door and path to the Church?Was there an organ or piano,or did they just sing?How many local families have ancestors who worshipped there?What kind of sermons from the pulpit?What were the Clergy like?
Some photos of the past from Dr.Thompson’scollection.
Scout Leaders 1995.
Bible Class 1950.
Dr.Thompson sent the photograph to the right, posted on Facebook by Sheena Costello (Nee.Faulkner) .Centre front is Rev.Robinson,and second from right in front row is Sheena’s father, Rankin Faulkner.Rev.Robinson, installed in Sept.1921, was responsible for setting out Church lawns with shrubs and plants.Apparently many visitors to the town went to the Church grounds to enjoy the display.An interesing coincidence-the ? Paisley in the photo turns out to be Jim Paisley who taught both Margaret Wallace and myself in Ballynahinch,where he was Principal in the Primary School..some 70 years ago..it’s a small world