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Bangor Beach, Seafront and Ballyholme
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some great photos of Bangor on the Bangorboat web site


Bangor Collegiate School, Pickie

To G. Magee, Lower Crescent, Belfast from Gibb? staying at Princetown Road and complaining of too much rain here :)
1915 and 1916

Wreck of the Mona's Isles



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July 26th 1924 Duke & Duchess of York (Geo. VI & Elizabeth)
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says on the back...To Michael on his 50th Birthday, 15th May 1982, Paddy & Shannon

Bangor & Bay from Mornington Park, Princetown

                                                                                       Marine Gardens Bangor 1914 Land purchased for public use in 1905

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Kinnegar 1874 from the Bangor Civil Week Handbook 1951





The 2nd Dayspring

Carina Caress & Isolde 40 ?aters racing at R. U. Y. C. Regatta 1895
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Bangor Seafront 1916
that black square in the middle says Palace Pierrots - they were employed by the hotel to entertain and there's quite a crowd watching them


Bangor Esplanade F. F. & Co.


View from Royal Hotel from the
Bangor Civil Week Handbook 1951
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(after 1891)

1881 - 1891
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Thanks to Ruth for this information...
I was interested to see your photos of Bangor, especially the older
ones. You were unsure as to when the two of Queen's Parade were taken.
As the spire for 1st Bangor is present in both, they would be post 1881, since that 's when it was added to the church.
The lower of the two photos does not have Queen's Parade Methodist church, so since it was
constructed in 1891, you can narrow that photo to within a ten year span.


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 The date for both cards is probably around late 1890s or 1900. The wee hut affair in the coloured postcard is actually a  converted tram, left on the dockside to act as a 'coffee stand'; which is visible on its signage in a closer photo available in the Ian Wilson book "Bangor Harbour and Bay." The coal office belonged to Robert Neill, the father of Robert and Charles Neill, both of whom ran coal businesses in Bangor, making Robert Neill's business the oldest firm here, until it finally closed in the early 1990s. - Ruth

A postcard of Bangor Seafront and the Coal Office - supplied by Ruth in Bangor

Bangor - late 1800's - Arrival of Belfast Steamer
This is the Bangor Castle (ex-Palmerston)
http://website.lineone.net/~tom_lee/bangorcastleimg.htm


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by the artist Frank Fitzsimons, born in Co. Antrim in the 1930's and lived in Bangor, Co. Down. He signed his paintings 'Franfit'
more information

a shot of the Long Hole and the bottom of Victoria Road in Bangor, not sure of date, the building at the bottom of High Street has Stag something on it (see below) and I think there's a horse and cart just in front of it, the advertisements on the board at the side of the Tower are Bass, Wright? & Hunter, C & C (Cantrell & Cochrane), and Corrys, can't make out the others see below
     
Reid, John, Stag's Head from the 1901 Street Directory
 
Tower and Baths from the Bangor Civil Week Handbook 1951
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Boathouse and Tower, Bangor
on the back of this painting it says:-
BANGOR
The town of Bangor is situated near the entrance of Carrickfergus and Belfast Bay, on the southern shore.  It is a very ancient place, supposed to have been founded so far back, as A.D. 555, by St. Comgall, who established an Abbey there.  The fame of its learning became so celebrated in Europe, that it was resorted to by students from all parts of the world; and it is even affirmed by some writers, that it furnished the professors who were first appointed to Oxford, when that University was founded by King Alfred the Great.  In A.D. 818, this Abbey was the scene of a merciless massacre by the Danes, when 900 out of 1000 Monks who were residing there, were inhumanely butchered.   The Old Castle is still in good condition, and must have been a place of great strength, if we judge from its present remains.  It is close to the quay, where occasionally may be seen many shipping, from its secure and sheltered position.   Belfast is a neat town, and much resorted to as a watering-place by the inhabitants of Belfast and neighbourhood.  It is famous for its needlework; and extensive establishments in Belfast and Glasgow, receive from this district of the County Down, their entire supply for the London and other English markets.  Upwards of 16,000 persons, principally young females, derive support from this business, in Bangor and adjoining districts.

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Longhole or Big Hole

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1900s


Ballyholme Bay from the Bangor Civil Week Handbook 1951

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Bangor from the air from the Bangor Civil Week Handbook 1951
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frank Fitzsimons, who painted under the brush name
"Franfit", was born in county Antrim, Northern Ireland
in the 1930`s and grew up in the seaside town of
Bangor, county Down.

The artist has painted all his life and is largely
self taught. His style was heavily influenced by the
great Irish landscape artists such as McAuley, Wilks
and McKelvey. He painted alongside Maurice C. Wilks
and Dennis Thornton during the early years at Bangor
art club. He was also influenced by many visits to
Kenneth Webb at his studio in Ballywalter.

After teaching for a number of years Franfit went on
to exhibit with galleries including The Magee Gallery,
Ormeau road Belfast and the Arches gallery,
Newtownards road. A number of his works were later 
reproduced in print form by "Boxmore Clealand"
printmakers. 

Franfits work is always popular with visiters to
Ireland and is featured in many private collections as
far a field as The U.S. Canada and Australia.