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.
Easter Tuesday: Bombs on Bangor
Ian Wilson  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
Ellen Elder  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.
Bangor Hotels of the late 19th Century (7)
Dr Sandra Millsopp  The Harbour Bar stood in Quay Street opposite the harbour and the steamboat pier.
Ellen Elder  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.
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