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Methodist College Belfast- Old Boys Association dinner at the Royal Overseas League, London. Left to right: Mr. A. S. Worrell, Mr. G. S. Barry, President and W.N. Robb, 1962

Methodist College Belfast- Old Boys Association dinner at the Royal Overseas League, London. Left to right: Mr. A. S. Worrell, Mr. G. S. Barry, President and W.N. Robb, 1962

A party of 22 school children from Germany at present on a two week exchange course at Methodist College Belfast pictured when they toured the City Hall with Mr. Billy Johnston from the Lord Major's office, 1971.

A party of 22 school children from Germany at present on a two week exchange course at Methodist College Belfast pictured when they toured the City Hall with Mr. Billy Johnston from the Lord Major's office, 1971.

Methodist College Belfast- 1963

Methodist College Belfast- 1963

Methodist College Belfast- Constructing the Chapel of Unity, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- Constructing the Chapel of Unity, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast - Boys Rowing Club 1975-76 - submitted by Alan Blaney

Methodist College Belfast - Boys Rowing Club 1975-76 - submitted by Alan Blaney

New Science block at Methodist College Belfast which is to be opened by Lord Erskine, Governore of Northern Ireland, 1966.

New Science block at Methodist College Belfast which is to be opened by Lord Erskine, Governore of Northern Ireland, 1966.

Methody Tea Towel, 1984.

Methody Tea Towel, 1984.

Methodist College Belfast- Girls Rowing Club, 1971.

Methodist College Belfast- Girls Rowing Club, 1971.

Methody Colts Four - 1975-76. Back row - Mr S E Lockwood, Mr F Jeffrey, Mr J Kincade, Mr T Casement. Front row - P Neill, W Hanna, S Topping, A Blaney, J McAdam - Submitted by  Alan Blaney

Methody Colts Four - 1975-76. Back row - Mr S E Lockwood, Mr F Jeffrey, Mr J Kincade, Mr T Casement. Front row - P Neill, W Hanna, S Topping, A Blaney, J McAdam - Submitted by Alan Blaney

Boys are no longer having it all their own way and ripples are beginning to appear on the quiet waters of school rowing scene. The masculine superiority in the sport in now being challenged by the recently formed girls' rowing club at Methodist College Belfast. It is the only school girls' club in Northern Ireland. Here the trailblazing eight sets off from the school's boathouse at Stranmillis for an afternoon's rowing on the Lagan, 1971.

Boys are no longer having it all their own way and ripples are beginning to appear on the quiet waters of school rowing scene. The masculine superiority in the sport in now being challenged by the recently formed girls' rowing club at Methodist College Belfast. It is the only school girls' club in Northern Ireland. Here the trailblazing eight sets off from the school's boathouse at Stranmillis for an afternoon's rowing on the Lagan, 1971.

Stephen (left) and Peter Weil in the language lab at Methodist College. The students listen to the teacher's voice, then record their own voices. When the tape is played back they can make comparisons. The system is monitored by the teacher, who can "break in" to give individual instruction to any pupil.

Stephen (left) and Peter Weil in the language lab at Methodist College. The students listen to the teacher's voice, then record their own voices. When the tape is played back they can make comparisons. The system is monitored by the teacher, who can "break in" to give individual instruction to any pupil.

Methody swimming gala. Competitions in the girls Inter-Schools Relay Freestyle dive into the pool at the first change during Methodist College, Belfast, Centenary Swimming Gala at Pirrie Park, Belfast, 1968.

Methody swimming gala. Competitions in the girls Inter-Schools Relay Freestyle dive into the pool at the first change during Methodist College, Belfast, Centenary Swimming Gala at Pirrie Park, Belfast, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- New building, 1954.

Methodist College Belfast- New building, 1954.

The Governor talking to pupils after opening the new laboratories and swimming pool at Methodist College, 1966.

The Governor talking to pupils after opening the new laboratories and swimming pool at Methodist College, 1966.

Chapel of Unity dedication at Methody. Rev. Gerald G. Myles, president of the Methodist Church in Ireland performing the dedication of the new Chapel of Unity at Methody, 1968.

Chapel of Unity dedication at Methody. Rev. Gerald G. Myles, president of the Methodist Church in Ireland performing the dedication of the new Chapel of Unity at Methody, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- Chapel of Unity dedication, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- Chapel of Unity dedication, 1968.

A model of the Methodist College proposed sixth form centre, 1968.

A model of the Methodist College proposed sixth form centre, 1968.

An overseas touch at Methody is provided by this group of pupils which includes, Eddy Zain (Malaysia), Khatijah Jumangat (Malaysia), Juzer Mohammeddhai (Tanzania), Shelna Sinte (Belgium), and Noreen Chilambo (Zambia), 1975.

An overseas touch at Methody is provided by this group of pupils which includes, Eddy Zain (Malaysia), Khatijah Jumangat (Malaysia), Juzer Mohammeddhai (Tanzania), Shelna Sinte (Belgium), and Noreen Chilambo (Zambia), 1975.

Members of the Methodist College rowing team, who are taking part in the girls' fours at the Junior National Trials in Dublin. They are (from left) Jane Cooper, Joanne McGrath, Jill Brown (cox) and Jennifer Woods. Not available for the picture because of illness was Susan Budd, 1987.

Members of the Methodist College rowing team, who are taking part in the girls' fours at the Junior National Trials in Dublin. They are (from left) Jane Cooper, Joanne McGrath, Jill Brown (cox) and Jennifer Woods. Not available for the picture because of illness was Susan Budd, 1987.

Methodist College Belfast- Mr. Hunter and Mr. McCay, Director of Music, at the new organ in the Chapel of Unity, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- Mr. Hunter and Mr. McCay, Director of Music, at the new organ in the Chapel of Unity, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- McArther Hall, 1937

Methodist College Belfast- McArther Hall, 1937

Mark Wright (17), a lower sixth pupil at Methody, who came top in the Northern Ireland GCSE technology exams. Mark, who lives in Malone, is pictured with his teacher Mrs. Audrey Reid and his automatic liquid soap dispenser which was his project for the exam. This is the fourth time in six years that a Methodist College has won this award, 1990.

Mark Wright (17), a lower sixth pupil at Methody, who came top in the Northern Ireland GCSE technology exams. Mark, who lives in Malone, is pictured with his teacher Mrs. Audrey Reid and his automatic liquid soap dispenser which was his project for the exam. This is the fourth time in six years that a Methodist College has won this award, 1990.

The Governor, Lord Erskine, opening the new Science block at Methody, 1966.

The Governor, Lord Erskine, opening the new Science block at Methody, 1966.

Seventeen year old Ken Nicholls competing in the open long jump event at the Methodist College Centenary Sports held at Pirrie Park, Belfast, 1968.

Seventeen year old Ken Nicholls competing in the open long jump event at the Methodist College Centenary Sports held at Pirrie Park, Belfast, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- Peaceful scene at the school in holiday time, 1957.

Methodist College Belfast- Peaceful scene at the school in holiday time, 1957.

Centenery Prize Day. The Prime Minister Captain Terence O'Neill addresses a capacity crowd in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University when he presentes the awards at the Methodist College Centenery Prize Day there, 1968.

Centenery Prize Day. The Prime Minister Captain Terence O'Neill addresses a capacity crowd in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University when he presentes the awards at the Methodist College Centenery Prize Day there, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- Main building, 1996.

Methodist College Belfast- Main building, 1996.

The new boathouse for Methodist College situated at Stranmillis, Belfast, where an "At Home" will be held tomorrow to mark the opening, 1961.

The new boathouse for Methodist College situated at Stranmillis, Belfast, where an "At Home" will be held tomorrow to mark the opening, 1961.

The trio from Methodist College Belfast (from left), Mark White (16), Mathew Tennis (12) and Tobert McKeag (18), who will represent Northern Ireland in the national finals of the British Gas/British Association for the Advancement of Science, "Mastermind" science quiz, which will be held in the Natural History Museum, Kensington London next month. If successful the trio will collect "1,000 to be spent on science or technology equipment for the college, 1990.

The trio from Methodist College Belfast (from left), Mark White (16), Mathew Tennis (12) and Tobert McKeag (18), who will represent Northern Ireland in the national finals of the British Gas/British Association for the Advancement of Science, "Mastermind" science quiz, which will be held in the Natural History Museum, Kensington London next month. If successful the trio will collect "1,000 to be spent on science or technology equipment for the college, 1990.

Methodist College Belfast- Senior Girls choir, 1996.

Methodist College Belfast- Senior Girls choir, 1996.

Methodist College Belfast- Building, 1954

Methodist College Belfast- Building, 1954

David Holley, Malcolm Boyd and Jonathan McQuoid, members of the Methody Sixth Form team who won the British Institute of Management "Examine Industry" competition at the University of Ulster, at Jordonstown, 1986.

David Holley, Malcolm Boyd and Jonathan McQuoid, members of the Methody Sixth Form team who won the British Institute of Management "Examine Industry" competition at the University of Ulster, at Jordonstown, 1986.

Methodist College Belfast- Business team, 1990.

Methodist College Belfast- Business team, 1990.

Methodist College Belfast- A boy tries on his new School Uniform in Belfast Co-Operative Children's Dept aided by one of the assistants, 1970.

Methodist College Belfast- A boy tries on his new School Uniform in Belfast Co-Operative Children's Dept aided by one of the assistants, 1970.

Methodist College Belfast- 1994

Methodist College Belfast- 1994

Methodist College Belfast-Fifth formers take part in a practice game of soccer in the school grounds, 1975.

Methodist College Belfast-Fifth formers take part in a practice game of soccer in the school grounds, 1975.

Getting in practice are three members of the Methody second XI hockey team- Christine Browne, Rosie Jones and Susan Elliot, 1975.

Getting in practice are three members of the Methody second XI hockey team- Christine Browne, Rosie Jones and Susan Elliot, 1975.

Methodist College Belfast- Mastering the art of typing are pupils on one of the business classes, 1975.

Methodist College Belfast- Mastering the art of typing are pupils on one of the business classes, 1975.

Methodist College Belfast- 1975.

Methodist College Belfast- 1975.

Methodist College Belfast- Testing Bearded Schoolboy, 1964.

Methodist College Belfast- Testing Bearded Schoolboy, 1964.

Methody Girls applaud the Prime Minister Captain Terence O'Neill's opening speech when he presented awards at the school centenery prize day in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University, 1968.

Methody Girls applaud the Prime Minister Captain Terence O'Neill's opening speech when he presented awards at the school centenery prize day in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University, 1968.

Pupils at Methodist College Prize Distribution in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University, 1970.

Pupils at Methodist College Prize Distribution in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University, 1970.

Prize Distribution. The girls of M.C.B. listen to the guest speaker Lord Dunleath at Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University, Belfast.

Prize Distribution. The girls of M.C.B. listen to the guest speaker Lord Dunleath at Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University, Belfast.

Methodist College "A" team chair their captain Ken Shaw, after they had won the Northern Ireland schools' cross country championship, at Barnetts Park, Belfast. Also, included are Alan Bell, David Green, Rodney Stone, Michael Stevenson, Michael McKimm, Brian Rowe and Eric McKee. The cup was presented by the "Belfast Telegraph." 1969.

Methodist College "A" team chair their captain Ken Shaw, after they had won the Northern Ireland schools' cross country championship, at Barnetts Park, Belfast. Also, included are Alan Bell, David Green, Rodney Stone, Michael Stevenson, Michael McKimm, Brian Rowe and Eric McKee. The cup was presented by the "Belfast Telegraph." 1969.

Methody supporters in gay mood make a colourful spectacle with their banners and placards as they watch the Schools' Cup match with Annadale, at Pirrie Park, 1970.

Methody supporters in gay mood make a colourful spectacle with their banners and placards as they watch the Schools' Cup match with Annadale, at Pirrie Park, 1970.

Methodist College choirs and orchestras fill St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, for their performance of a cantata specially written by Raymond Warren for the college's centenary celebrations. Pupils of both the senior and junior schools took part, 1968.

Methodist College choirs and orchestras fill St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, for their performance of a cantata specially written by Raymond Warren for the college's centenary celebrations. Pupils of both the senior and junior schools took part, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- Rowing Club, 1971

Methodist College Belfast- Rowing Club, 1971

Ropeworkers at Methody- otherwise pupils getting down to it in the gym, 1975.

Ropeworkers at Methody- otherwise pupils getting down to it in the gym, 1975.

M.C.B. prize distribution, 1972.

M.C.B. prize distribution, 1972.

Methodist College Belfast- Methody main building, 1878.

Methodist College Belfast- Methody main building, 1878.

Mr. A. S. Worrall, headmaster of Methodist College, Belfast, with a model of the sixth form centre, 1968.

Mr. A. S. Worrall, headmaster of Methodist College, Belfast, with a model of the sixth form centre, 1968.

The Prime Minister Captain Terence O'Neill presenting the Waugh Temperance Essay Prize to Stephen G. H. Plunkett at the Methodist College Centenery Prize Day in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University, Belfast, 1968.

The Prime Minister Captain Terence O'Neill presenting the Waugh Temperance Essay Prize to Stephen G. H. Plunkett at the Methodist College Centenery Prize Day in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University, Belfast, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast

Methodist College Belfast

The Methodist College Craig Cup crew make their way to their boat at Stranmillis for a training session on the Lagan. The boys, they are all under fifteen, train four days each week, rowing six miles per day for Craig Cup race which will be held on the Bann at Coleraine in June, 1970.

The Methodist College Craig Cup crew make their way to their boat at Stranmillis for a training session on the Lagan. The boys, they are all under fifteen, train four days each week, rowing six miles per day for Craig Cup race which will be held on the Bann at Coleraine in June, 1970.

Methodist College Belfast-Girls in the fourth from cookery class under Mrs. Margaret Crowe tackling the technique of the apple tart, 1975.

Methodist College Belfast-Girls in the fourth from cookery class under Mrs. Margaret Crowe tackling the technique of the apple tart, 1975.

Methodist College Belfast- Senior schools hockey final winners, 1983.

Methodist College Belfast- Senior schools hockey final winners, 1983.

The "Bearded ones" of Methodist College pictured with principal, Mr. A.S. Worrall, casting a keen eye along the row of sixth-form whiskers, 1964.

The "Bearded ones" of Methodist College pictured with principal, Mr. A.S. Worrall, casting a keen eye along the row of sixth-form whiskers, 1964.

Catherine Thom (13) gave prize day at Methodist College a musical uplift. She played a guitar solo during the junior prize distribution in the Whitla Hall Belfast. Pictured with her are prize winners Mary Jackson (12) and Ruth Eyre (12), 1970.

Catherine Thom (13) gave prize day at Methodist College a musical uplift. She played a guitar solo during the junior prize distribution in the Whitla Hall Belfast. Pictured with her are prize winners Mary Jackson (12) and Ruth Eyre (12), 1970.

The happy Methody crew with their valuable Spanish Galleon from Cork's rowing regatta, 1976.

The happy Methody crew with their valuable Spanish Galleon from Cork's rowing regatta, 1976.

Pupils from Fullerton House, Methodist College, Belfast, representing each class from P1 to P7 under the supervision of teacher Roy Topping (right) delivered 1,500 toys collected at the school as pasrt of BBC TV's Blue Peter appeal to Oxfam shop in Chichester Street, 1979.

Pupils from Fullerton House, Methodist College, Belfast, representing each class from P1 to P7 under the supervision of teacher Roy Topping (right) delivered 1,500 toys collected at the school as pasrt of BBC TV's Blue Peter appeal to Oxfam shop in Chichester Street, 1979.

Methodist College Centenary Banquet. Mr A.S. Worrall (third left) headmaster of Methodist College, at the Methodist College Centenary Banquet in the City Hall. With Mr Worrall are (from left) DR R.C.H. Elliott, Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor, Dr William Philbin, Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Conner and Dr John H. Withers, Moderator of the General Assembly, 1968.

Methodist College Centenary Banquet. Mr A.S. Worrall (third left) headmaster of Methodist College, at the Methodist College Centenary Banquet in the City Hall. With Mr Worrall are (from left) DR R.C.H. Elliott, Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor, Dr William Philbin, Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Conner and Dr John H. Withers, Moderator of the General Assembly, 1968.

The girls of the Methodist College, Belfast, rowing team, bring a touch of welcome glamour to a male dominated sport. The team, pictured here after a training session on the Lagan at Stranmillis, are (from left) Valerie Corrigan (17), Anne Cameron (17), captain; Suzanne Watson (17), Pauline Southam (16), Margaret Coburn (18), Janine Paisley (18), Sherlie McNeill (18), Andree Kerr (18) and Rosemary Moss (16), cox, 1972.

The girls of the Methodist College, Belfast, rowing team, bring a touch of welcome glamour to a male dominated sport. The team, pictured here after a training session on the Lagan at Stranmillis, are (from left) Valerie Corrigan (17), Anne Cameron (17), captain; Suzanne Watson (17), Pauline Southam (16), Margaret Coburn (18), Janine Paisley (18), Sherlie McNeill (18), Andree Kerr (18) and Rosemary Moss (16), cox, 1972.

Chapel of Unity Dedication at Methodist College Belfast, 1968.

Chapel of Unity Dedication at Methodist College Belfast, 1968.

Chapel of Unity dedication at Methodist College, 1968.

Chapel of Unity dedication at Methodist College, 1968.

M.C.B. Rowing Club, 1969.

M.C.B. Rowing Club, 1969.

Methodist College boat crew practice, 1970.

Methodist College boat crew practice, 1970.

The Methodist College Craig Cup crew push their boat away from the slip at the school boathouse, Stranmillis for a six mile training session on the Lagan. The boys, who are all under fifteen, are training four days each week in preparation for the Craig Cup race at Coleraine in June, 1070.

The Methodist College Craig Cup crew push their boat away from the slip at the school boathouse, Stranmillis for a six mile training session on the Lagan. The boys, who are all under fifteen, are training four days each week in preparation for the Craig Cup race at Coleraine in June, 1070.

Professor Wilson (left), president of the Methodist College Old Boys' Association, at the school's centenary banquet in the City Hall, with (from left) Dr. Hugh Flack, from Pietermaritzburg; Miss Louise Rangecroft and Mr. W.R. Rangecroft, from Johannesburg, and Mrs. Eillen Lockhart, president of the Old Girls' Association. Dr. Flack and Mr. Rangecroft were at MCB in the 1920's and flew from South Africa for the centenary celebrations, 1968.

Professor Wilson (left), president of the Methodist College Old Boys' Association, at the school's centenary banquet in the City Hall, with (from left) Dr. Hugh Flack, from Pietermaritzburg; Miss Louise Rangecroft and Mr. W.R. Rangecroft, from Johannesburg, and Mrs. Eillen Lockhart, president of the Old Girls' Association. Dr. Flack and Mr. Rangecroft were at MCB in the 1920's and flew from South Africa for the centenary celebrations, 1968.

MCB Prize Day. Demonstraters link hands and half walk, half run around the Sir William Whitla Hall at Queen's University prior to the arrival of the Prime Minister Captain Terence O'Neill for the Methodist College Centenary Prize Day there, 1968.

MCB Prize Day. Demonstraters link hands and half walk, half run around the Sir William Whitla Hall at Queen's University prior to the arrival of the Prime Minister Captain Terence O'Neill for the Methodist College Centenary Prize Day there, 1968.

Chapel of Unity dedication at Methodist College. The four clergy, who togeather spoke the Benediction after the dedication of the Chapel of Unity at Methodist College, pictured with the headmaster, Mr. A. Stanley Worrall (centre). They are (from left)- the Dean of Belfast, Very Rev. C. I. Peacocke; the President of the Methodist Church, Rev. Gerald G. Myles; Principal J.L.M. Haire, and Rev. R. G. Bagnall, chaplain of the college, 1968.

Chapel of Unity dedication at Methodist College. The four clergy, who togeather spoke the Benediction after the dedication of the Chapel of Unity at Methodist College, pictured with the headmaster, Mr. A. Stanley Worrall (centre). They are (from left)- the Dean of Belfast, Very Rev. C. I. Peacocke; the President of the Methodist Church, Rev. Gerald G. Myles; Principal J.L.M. Haire, and Rev. R. G. Bagnall, chaplain of the college, 1968.

Methodist College Belfast- Methody new pavilion, Pirrie Park, 1957.

Methodist College Belfast- Methody new pavilion, Pirrie Park, 1957.

Methodist College Belfast- Site for Methody's new boat house, 1960.

Methodist College Belfast- Site for Methody's new boat house, 1960.

The scene in Belfast City Hall as 450 old boys, old girls and guests sit down to dinner at Methodist College Centenary Banquet, 1968.

The scene in Belfast City Hall as 450 old boys, old girls and guests sit down to dinner at Methodist College Centenary Banquet, 1968.

Sir George Allen, secretary of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and an old pupil of Methodist College, Belfast, unveiling the plaque to open the college's new labratories, art rooms and classrooms. With him is Mr. A.S. Worrall, the principal, 1962.

Sir George Allen, secretary of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and an old pupil of Methodist College, Belfast, unveiling the plaque to open the college's new labratories, art rooms and classrooms. With him is Mr. A.S. Worrall, the principal, 1962.

Mr. Gerry Egan working on the organ which is being installed in the Methodist College chapel. The organ is the gift of Corpus Christie College, Cambridge, 1968.

Mr. Gerry Egan working on the organ which is being installed in the Methodist College chapel. The organ is the gift of Corpus Christie College, Cambridge, 1968.

The scene in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queens University where Methodist College Belfast held their annual Prize Distribution Day. Mr. J.M. Benn (Commissioner for Complaints and Former Permanent Sec. to the Ministry of Education, Northern Ireland) presented the prizes, 1971.

The scene in the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queens University where Methodist College Belfast held their annual Prize Distribution Day. Mr. J.M. Benn (Commissioner for Complaints and Former Permanent Sec. to the Ministry of Education, Northern Ireland) presented the prizes, 1971.

The Governor, Lord Erskine opening a new block at the Methodist College, 1966.

The Governor, Lord Erskine opening a new block at the Methodist College, 1966.

Methodist College Belfast- Last week's successful squad hockey team with the Tasmania Trophy as Irish Schools Champions. Schoolmaster Robert Kenny (legend, left) and Philip Marshall are pictured with team members Mark Wallace (front left) Ian Weatherup, Geoffrey Clarke (captain), Jonathan Furphy, Nicholas Gharbaoui, and Conner Jordan. Back row: Steven Ferguson, Gregg Sterritt, Ian Hully, Michael Nevin, David Kerr, Colin Johnston, and Keith Davidson, 1985.

Methodist College Belfast- Last week's successful squad hockey team with the Tasmania Trophy as Irish Schools Champions. Schoolmaster Robert Kenny (legend, left) and Philip Marshall are pictured with team members Mark Wallace (front left) Ian Weatherup, Geoffrey Clarke (captain), Jonathan Furphy, Nicholas Gharbaoui, and Conner Jordan. Back row: Steven Ferguson, Gregg Sterritt, Ian Hully, Michael Nevin, David Kerr, Colin Johnston, and Keith Davidson, 1985.

The scene at Pirrie Park, Belfast last night during the back-stroke (under 17boys) race at Methodist College annual swimming gala, 1969.

The scene at Pirrie Park, Belfast last night during the back-stroke (under 17boys) race at Methodist College annual swimming gala, 1969.

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