Category Archives: Homes

Robert Elder, 1906

Robert Elder outside his store at 21 Duke Street in 1906.
Robert Elder outside his grocery store at 21 Duke Street in 1906.

Photograph courtesy of the University of Ulster Archives¬†published in the ‘On the Banks of the Foyle’ book.

The photograph of the shop front of Robert Elder’s grocery business at 21 Duke Street on the Waterside was taken in 1906. Items for sale included hardware, artificial manures and agricultural seeds. The owner Robert Elder is pictured outside with his employees.

Robert Elder and Helen Grainger Emberson are the parents of Robert Craig Elder who is buried at Altnagelvin Cemetery.

Lisbuoy

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This is the McGilligan ancestral home at Lisbuoy near Aghadowey, Co. Londonderry. The family moved into the house around 1954. The home along with the field in front is owned by my Uncle James Reynolds McGilligan who currently lives in India. Hard to believe this modest home housed a McGilligan family of ten. The home was given to Eliza McGilligan by her brother John McGilligan I. Apparently she never lived in the home but at some point a Mr and Mrs Toy, labourers for John McGilligan I & II, occupied the home.