Whitehead County Antrim Northern Ireland
DEFIBRILLATOR heart restarting machine. This is now stored at the Spar shop Edward Road for borrowing by group events. (A defibrillator was bought for use at events in Whitehead. The Spar shop in Edward Road is open long hours and appears to be the best place to store it.)
Training in use of the defibrillator is available. Speak to the Community Centre manager for more info.
Local, Pauline E Bingham’s book 'Green Pastures', on the Gobbins over 100 years ago available in local shops, including The Bank House and Jordans.
Sean Traynor of England is looking for a Jamfrey family who may be related to a Jamfrey who signed The Covenant in 1912, giving the address as Whitehead. Email any information to
Roger McCalmont of Canada is researching his Islandmagee McCalmont family & has been told that John McCalmont & wife Sarah operated a grocery store in the 1930's on Middle Road or Portmuck Road. Does anyone in the area have any information on this? Roger can be contacted at
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Page last updated 11 July 2013
Susan Perong is seeking information on McKinstry family specifically Rodney McKinstry likely son of Roger McKinstry born about 1724-
David Robinson from Canada has now completed his book. A downloadable PDF copy can be accessed from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1u2djnzyfsqyogi/eAresoDyzb/Always%20Turn%20the%20Page%20-
Penny Harper trying to track down relatives of Arthur (Paddy) Harper born 20 February 1924 and his sister Elizabeth. Their parents were Arthur and Elizabeth (Lulu) Harper (nee Grant) who lived in Whitehead. Arthur Harper (senior) was an Elder of a local Church. Elizabeth Harper (senior) had a sister called Cissie and a cousin or brother called Jim Grant. If you have any information you can contact Penny through the contact page.