Article submitted by Alison
Dick has lived all his life in Larne
3,500 children - 500 of them from rural schools, paraded
to the Town Park in the afternoon of the Coronation.
Eight local bands led the children from the assembly
point at Victoria Road to the Park. Then the schools
were organised into various positions on the football
pitch before the proceedings were opened by the Mayor
of Larne, Alderman C Ross. Dick remembers:
"I was at Larne Grammar School and we had to walk through
the market yard up to the town park. We had union jack
flags and we were singing songs"
Worked in Dumigans
American soldiers stationed in Larne worked in Ballysnod
Linen factories at Mornes, Inver, Browns and a paper
"We used to get a lot of visitors to Larne who stayed
at McNeills Hotel and the Laharna Hotel"
"There were street parties in Larne held along the
Bank Road. There was a real sense of community"
Special thanks goes to the Larne
Millennium Initiative for its help in sourcing
Clark Nelson - Oct '07
Many drug users and illicit drinkers celebrate in the
Town Park on a Friday and Saturday night, and what do
the PSNI do? Guess.
Alan Kane - April '06
But are we related?
Alan Kane......and my mother is Jeanie Dumigan.
Been living in England / Wales since 1982