News & Features
Sir Thomas Wilson: Pillar of Ulster Society - and Bootlegger!
Sir Thomas Wilson (1863-1930) was the first Mayor of Bangor after it was created a Borough in 1927, and the first Freeman of the Borough.
Titanic's Bangor connection
Dr John Martin on the life and tragic death on the RMS Titanic of his great-uncle,the ship's assistant surgeon Dr John Simpson.
Lilian Bland, Pioneer Ulster Aviator
Guy Warner's astonishing story of Lilian Bland, the first woman in the world to design, build and fly an aeroplane.
Folklore talk intrigues BHS
The January meeting of Bangor Historical Society was treated to an intriguing talk on Irish folklore and superstitions by Laura Spence.
The Great Houses of Belfast
Most of these houses belonged to business families, not aristocrats. They had park land around them rather than the large estates with agricultural land which would normally be found in England.
Autumn Outing 2018
The 2018 autumn outing went to the Antrim area, visiting Pogue's Entry and Antrim Castle Gardens.
Visit to Pogue's Entry, Antrim
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.
Summer Outing 2018
The Summer 2018 Society outing was to the award winning 550 acre Blessingbourne Country Estate near Fivemiletown, in County Tyrone.
Aspects Festival 2017
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!
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.
Spring Outing 2017
On 20 May 2017 the annual spring outing visited Killymoon Castle and Beaghmore Stone Circle in County Tyrone.
Guided Tour for Visually Impaired Group
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.
Scrabo Tower and the Londonderrys
Tom Beggs had a full house for his talk which looked mainly at the life of Charles, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.
Spring Outing 2016
Our spring outing around the Ards Peninsula and Downpatrick areas visited Down Museum and sites associated with the 1798 Rebellion.
What can you tell us?
Can you tell us more about this mystery photograph supplied by Nick Wolsey?
The White House at Newtownabbey
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.