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Visit to Pogue's Entry, Antrim Visit to Pogue's Entry, Antrim
Ellen Elder
Donated by author Dr Alexander Irvine in memory of his mother, the little Irish two room cottage enabled the town to celebrate his own life and times as well as that of his poverty stricken mixed marriage family.

The Rhyming Weavers The Rhyming Weavers
Ian Wilson
Laura Spence on The Rhyming Weavers of Counties Antrim and Down in the late 18th and early 19th century, and their successor, the Rev. WF Marshall of Sixmilecross.

Where we used to shop … Where we used to shop …
Sandra Millsopp
Norman Weatherall presentation on Where we used to shop. A trip down memory lane, and beyond focused on the great department stores of Belfast.

Summer Outing 2018 Summer Outing 2018
Ellen Elder
The Summer 2018 Society outing was to the award winning 550 acre Blessingbourne Country Estate near Fivemiletown, in County Tyrone.

The Italians in Bangor The Italians in Bangor
Sandra Millsopp
Peter Vanucci on the Italian families who came to live in Bangor, prominent among whom were the Vanuccis, Capronis and Mencarellis.

Bygone Superstitions in Ulster Bygone Superstitions in Ulster
Sandra Millsopp
Superstitions were once supremely strong in Ulster. David Hume's talk examined many of the beliefs of a bygone era as well as exploring their origins.

Mourne Men and the U-Boats 1914-18 Mourne Men and the U-Boats 1914-18
Sandra Millsopp
Matt Maginnis on a number of encounters between local vessels and u-boats in the Irish Sea - by 1917 the Germans had resumed unrestricted submarine warfare so that any type of ship might be attacked.

Aspects Festival 2017 Aspects Festival 2017
BHS
Bangor Historical Society sponsored one of the events - Replanting Paradise: Bangor on the Hereford world map (c1300) - in this year’s Aspects Festival which took place from 14–24 September.

Cockle Row, Groomsport - beachcomber's delight! Cockle Row, Groomsport - beachcomber's delight!
Ian Wilson
The little beach in front of these ancient cottages seems at first glance like any other shingly patch of sand. But closer inspection reveals a curious thing.

Killymoon and the Stone Circles Killymoon and the Stone Circles
Ellen Elder
Ellen Elder reports on the Spring Outing to Kilymoon and Beaghmore.

Spring Outing 2017 Spring Outing 2017
Sandra Millsopp
On 20 May 2017 the annual spring outing visited Killymoon Castle and Beaghmore Stone Circle in County Tyrone.

Guided Tour for Visually Impaired Group Guided Tour for Visually Impaired Group
Adrianne Brown
Members of the South Eastern Health Trust’s visually impaired walking group with their escorts and organiser Laura Cromie enjoyed a two hour guided historical tour of Bangor’s seafront.

Northern Ireland and Tierra del Fuego Northern Ireland and Tierra del Fuego
Ellen Elder
Captain Mahood of Portavogie and the crew of the River Lagan were shipwrecked on uninhabited Staten Island for six weeks; and then there is Captain Robert Fitzroy of the Beagle.

Autumn Outing 2016 Autumn Outing 2016
Ellen Elder
The weather didn't look too promising as we set off for our annual autumn outing which visited various local places associated with World War I.

Ards Peninsula and World War I Ards Peninsula and World War I
Sandra Millsopp
A Heritage Lottery Fund grant enabled Bangor Historical Society to take a bus trip to visits places associated with events of World War i.

Scrabo Tower and the Londonderrys Scrabo Tower and the Londonderrys
Ellen Elder
Tom Beggs had a full house for his talk which looked mainly at the life of Charles, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.

Spring Outing 2016 Spring Outing 2016
Ellen Elder
Our spring outing around the Ards Peninsula and Downpatrick areas visited Down Museum and sites associated with the 1798 Rebellion.

Down County Museum Down County Museum
Sandra Millsopp
The new gallery which opened recently contains the tenth century high cross which formerly stood in front of the Cathedral.

What can you tell us? What can you tell us?
Don Patterson
Can you tell us more about this mystery photograph supplied by Nick Wolsey?

The White House at Newtownabbey The White House at Newtownabbey
Sandra Millsopp
In 2006 the White House at Newtownabbey featured in the BBC’s Restoration programme. It did not win, but interest in the project to restore the building was generated.

About Bangor Historical Society
Between September and April of each year we run a programme of regular Lectures and Visits on aspects of History, Folklore, Archaeology and Antiquities with a special reference to our local area of Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland.

Members and visitors are very welcome to attend our meetings which begin at 8pm on the second Thursday of each month.
Photo Feature
2018 Autumn Outing
The autumn outing to Pogue's Entry in Antrim and Antrim Castle Gardens.
Forthcoming Events
Polish Airmen in Northern Ireland in WW2
Maciek Bator
North Down Museum
8 November. 8pm
Polish Airmen in Northern Ireland in WW2

The Big Houses of Ulster
Roger Dixon
North Down Museum
13 December. 8pm
The Big Houses of Ulster

The suffragette movement in Ulster
Dr Margaret Ward
North Down Museum
10 January 2019. 8pm
The suffragette movement in Ulster

The life of Lillian Bland
Guy Warner
North Down Museum
14 February 2019. 8pm
The life of Lillian Bland

Dr John Simpson, Titanic surgeon
Dr John Martin
North Down Museum
14 March 2019. 8pm
Dr John Simpson, Titanic surgeon

The Ward Family of North Down
Leanne Briggs
North Down Museum
11 April 2019. 7.30pm
The Ward Family of North Down