This group of lantern slides were found in a box in the organ loft of Alexandra Presbyterian Church in early 2013.
The images were of soldiers and sailors in First World War uniforms. Alexandra is made up of two congregations, that of York Street and Castleton Presbyterian Churches. There are 77 lantern slides in total which were made by the famous photographer Mr Alex. R. Hogg. The committee minutes of Castleton Church state that in 1918 Alex. R. Hogg was asked to put together a lantern slide exhibition ‘of our men at the front’ which was to be shown on 16th December 1918. The original slides were donated to the Ulster Museum in 2014. These slides are now part of an ongoing research project working to identify all the men in the images.
Do you recognise anyone in these images? Please see: http://castletonlanterns.co.uk/ for more information on the Castleton Lanterns Project.