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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.

More Information on the Lyons Family


In the 1901 census the family were in Belfast then living at The Mount, Ormeau. They moved in 1911 to Whitehead and the father died shortly thereafter. with an address of Thornfield, Whitehead. One intriguing aspect is that the son, Norman Alexander went to Toronto, Canada to work in a bank there in 1913. He joined up for WW1 in Canada, Canadian Highlanders and died in  a German Hospital after being gassed and severely wounded at the Battle of Ypres in 1915. He is remembered at the Memorial in Templecorran.

His sister, Mildred, (better known as Sydney) who I am interested in, obtained a B.A from Queens Univ., married Fred Lyons, who also lost two brothers in WW1( Somme) and they continued to live in Whitehead until they died in the 1960s.

In the 1911 census, Fred was a 'drapers assistant' if that is any help on his future employment in Whitehead.

Original request on previous page.

Mildred and Fred Lyons Whitehead probably late 1950s

Mildred (Sydney) and Fred Lyons Whitehead, probably late 1950s.

Anyone with more informationon the Lyons and Gillespie families please contact David Robinson through the web master.