Johnston // County Monaghan
What is happening in the photo?
The wedding in Belfast of Maureen Johnston to Jimmy Mcclure. Maureen is the sister of Joey Johnston and she had one son Mervyn. Maureen stayed at home raising the son until the untimely death of her husband. She then worked as an auxiliary nurse in the Ulster Hospital. Jimmy worked in the ship-building plant of Harland and Wolff.
Contributed by Angela Graham
The Johnston family live in Drum village. The village is situated in the rolling drumlin country (whence the village got its name) near the Monaghan-Cavan border in the south west of County Monaghan.
One of the earliest photographs in their family album is a photograph of Grandfather George Reilly taken during his time spent with the North Irish Horse during the First World War. George survived the war and returned home to Drum to marry and raise a family. Other photographs capture village life and family celebrations.