The Betsy Gray Cafe
Near Six Road Ends there is a cafe named after Betsy Gray who, according to a very strong local legend, followed her boyfriend Willie Boal to the Battle of Ballynahinch in June 1798.
Bangor Boats: Part 3
Railway company steamers, the death of Captain Alexander McCorquodale, and the Bangor Boat sails again!
Bangor Boats: Part 2
Messrs Moore Brothers, the Belfast, Bangor and Larne Steamboat Company, the Bangor Boats Race, and a steamship company goes bust.
That there was a County Down Sundial Trail was news to me before I started to research the Mount Stewart sundial for my garden tours.
Bangor Boats: Part 1
On Friday 19 April 1816, the wooden paddle steamer, Greenock arrived at Bangor to become first steamer to cross from Scotland to Ireland.
Easter Tuesday: Bombs on Bangor
15th-16th April is the 80th anniversary of the Easter Tuesday bombing in Bangor when fourteen bombs fell and five people were killed..
Good Egg Hunting
Thanks to local lad Sir Hans Sloane, the good news is that now Lent is over you can safely eat or drink chocolate without feeling guilty.
On Wednesdays Lady Edith Londonderry hosted in her “Ark” of Londonderry House, an eclectic gathering of friends involved in war work such as politicians (of all persuasions), society hostesses, odd relations, king’s messengers, service personnel, artists and writers.
Anti-Slavery Meetings in Bangor in 1846 & 1851
The famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass and the African-American abolitionist Reverend Henry Highland Garnet both gave lectures in First Bangor Presbyterian Church.