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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 band Shindig have released their first CD


Ruby Casey

Non-perishable goods, especially, tea, sugar, coffee, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes, etc needed for Whitehead Storehouse, that helps people on low incomes.

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

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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 1724-44 and also Rodney's brother to Samuel McKinstry, wife Esther Gordon and daughter Esther McKinstry (died 1885). Rodney may have participated in the Rebellion of 1798 and soon left for America. Only his brother Samuel remained to care for aged mother. Two other brothers were reported to also have moved to America. The will for Samuel lists Castle Chichester . Could anyone help look at church records or cemetery? The family was apparently involved with shipping and long history in area as Rodger McKinstry Sr and Mary Wilson settled in area about 1669. Would appreciate any assistance!!

David Robinson from Canada has now completed his book. A downloadable PDF copy can be accessed from Information on Whitehead is included in Chapter 16 and Appendix C.

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.