North Down Museum's Heritage Project: the work of Bangor Heritage Group
North Down Museum has a fascinating exhibition of panels and a film illustrating some of the rich commercial and industrial heritage of the North Down and Ards Council area.
Bangor Hotels of the late 19th century (1)
The Steamboat Hotel stood on the seaside of Quay Street in an area then known as The Parade.
Bangor Harbour: alive with marine wildlife
Harbours by their nature attract a myriad of marine wildlife and Bangor is no exception.
Conlig and Whitespots Lead Mines
Enthusiasts for local history will be interested to know that this fascinating location is to become much more accessible.
HMT Lancastria (and other connections)
The 80th anniversary of the sinking of the Cunard liner, HMT Lancastria , reckoned to be Britain's worst ever maritime disaster, falls on the 17th June 2020.
Ahoy the Beagle!
HMS Beagle has been located in the Essex mudflats. What's the local historical connection with this ship?
Bangor Memories in the Northern Ireland War Memorial
The Northern Ireland War Memorial's oral history projects seek to capture the memories and stories of those local people who fought and lived through the Second World War in Northern Ireland and include a number of stories local to Bangor.
The Glen Yard
Walk past the foot of Strickland’s Glen towards Carnalea and you will clearly see the remains of a slipway beside which Arthur Clapham carried on boat-building from the 1930s till about 1960.
Shipbuilding at Ballyholme
Betty Armstrong looks at the history of boatbuilding ventures in Ballyholme.
Captain STS Lecky, Master Mariner, Commander RNR, FRAS, FRGS
The life and times of an Ulsterman whose name became extremely well known among seafarers, both naval and merchant, around the world.
Sounds of a Belfast Childhood
John Betjeman once said "Childhood is measured out by sounds, smells and sights before the dark age of reason grows" .
The random thoughts of a walker.