Fair Winds
Ellen Elder  Ships' figureheads were carved in the form of people, beasts or mythological figures in keeping with the spirit or name of the ship.
Refurbishment of Bangor Abbey
Sandra Millsopp  Members visited Bangor Abbey to see the recent refurbishment work to which the society had made a modest financial contribution.
Setting sail to the Copelands
Ian Wilson  A boat trip to the Copeland Islands on the Ocean Crest , skippered of course by Brian Meharg MBE.
Bangor Courthouse visit
Sandra Millsopp  The courthouse on Quay Street, erected in 1866 by the Belfast Banking Company, was visited as part of the programme of summer visits for members.
Visit to Bangor Castle
Dr Sandra Millsopp  The Society resumed on July 1 when Leanne Briggs from North Down Museum gave a guided tour of the exterior of Bangor Castle.
Bangor Hotels of the late 19th Century (9)
Dr Sandra Millsopp  High Street is still the main home of Bangor’s public houses and another one which existed in the nineteenth century was the International Hotel .
The Betsy Gray Cafe
Ian Wilson  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
Patricia Norrington  Railway company steamers, the death of Captain Alexander McCorquodale, and the Bangor Boat sails again!
Bangor Boats: Part 2
Patricia Norrington  Messrs Moore Brothers, the Belfast, Bangor and Larne Steamboat Company, the Bangor Boats Race, and a steamship company goes bust.
About Time
Ellen Elder  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
Patricia Norrington  On Friday 19 April 1816, the wooden paddle steamer, Greenock arrived at Bangor to become first steamer to cross from Scotland to Ireland.
Bangor Hotels of the late 19th Century (8)
Dr Sandra Millsopp  For well over a century there was a public house at the corner of Main Street and Queen’s Parade where the Red Berry now stands.
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.

STOP PRESS: Meetings will begin again on Thursday 14 October at 8 pm in North Down Museum. All members will be contacted with further details.
Photo Feature
Seaside Revival Panels
Open House Festival has placed blow-ups of old photos and postcards on the hoardings round the major works being undertaken by NI Water at the foot of Stricklandís Glen and on Brompton Road.
 Annual Report 2019
The Society's Annual Report & Accounts for 2019 can be downloaded here.
Forthcoming Events