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  SEASIDE ROCK
  Author: Colin Harper
  Published By: North Down Heritage Centre
  Printed By: Commercial Graphics
  Format: Paperback
  Cost: £4.50
  

 

 


The Kinks...Roy Orbison...Dusty Springfield...legendary names in popular music history. But here you will read of those heady days in the sixties when acts of this stature regularly appeared at the ballrooms of Bangor and North Down! Music Writer, biographer and frivolous librarian Colin Harper revives memories, too, of local 'beat groups': The 'A' Side...The Carpetbaggers...The High Wall and many more. Brimming with whimsical arcanery, 'Seaside Rock' is an affectionate and informative glimpse of an age when, as that venerable organ of sobriety, the 'County Down Spectator', put it, 'girls are apt to become hysterical at beat shows', but when to be young and 'switched on' was very heaven.



Old Bangor
  Old Bangor
  Published By: Stenlake Publishing
  Format: Paperback
  Cost: £7.50
  Author: John Hanna
  

 

 

A book of old and wonderful pictures depicting life in Bangor during the Victorian and Edwardian eras in the town. Many people will remember some of the features that are shown in this book especially around Pickie Rock and the Bangor Seafront. Definitely a book to wander down memory lane with.



  North Down A century Of Photographs
  Published By: North Down Heritage Centre
  Printed By: Bangor Print & Design
  Format: Paperback
  Cost£6.99
  


This book contains one hundred photographs chosen by North Down Heritage Centre to represent one hundred years of the twentieth century. Very few of the selection have ever been published before. They include scenes from the towns of Bangor and Holywood, and the villages of Helen's Bay, Crawfordsburn, Conlig and Groomsport, the emphasis being on people's daily lives in a century of colossal change. Part of the Millennium commemorations of North Down Borough Council, the book's introduction by Heritage Centre manager Ian Wilson also includes reflections on what life was like in the area a thousand years ago-in 999!



  Bangor An Historical Gazetteer
  Author: Marcus Patton
  Published By: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society
  Printed By: W & G Baird-Antrim
  Format: Paperback
  Cost: £9.00
  


Today Bangor is best known as a dormitory town for Belfast, but as this book reveals, it has a distinguished and fascinating history of its own. During the Dark Ages its monastery was one of the most celebrated in the world; during the Plantation of Ulster, James Hamilton built here "a goodly house…one of the fairest in the kingdom"; during the Industrial Revolution, two large cotton mills employed three hundred workers in the town.; by the end of the 19th century, "chastely designed, elegant villas" were rising round the shores of its bays; and sir Thomas Lipton issued his famous challenges for the America's Cup from the town's Royal Ulster Yacht Club. Many of the town's former glories are neglected or lost altogether but this gazetteer highlights the fine buildings that do survive and the very many good ones that deserve to be better appreciated.



Bangor Bay And Harbour Pictorial History
  Bangor Bay & Harbour-A Pictorial History
  Author: Ian Wilson & Andrew Jaggers
  Published By: North Down Heritage Centre
  Printed By: Jordan Print & Design Bangor
  Format: Paperback
  Cost: £6.99
  

 

 



Bangor, on the southern shore of Belfast Lough, has a maritime tradition extending back to the seafaring early Christians and their seventh-century missionary voyages. With the development of the town as a thriving seaside resort in Victorian times, Bangor Bay was the focal point for regattas, fleet visits and steamer excursions, and attractions like Pickie Pool and Laird's Boats became popular. Meanwhile cargo vessels passed in and out regularly. All these featured among the hundred photographs in this book, very few of which have been published before. The story is brought up to date with a colour section depicting highlights of recent years since the establishment of a new harbour and splendid Marina



Bangor Abbey Through Fourteen Centuries
  Bangor Abbey Through Fourteen Centuries
  Author: The Rev. James Hamilton, M.A
  Published By: Bangor Abbey
  Printed By: Spectator Newspapers, Bangor
  Format: Paperback
  Cost: £2.00

 

 


This book, written by the late Rev. James Hamilton, M.A., is to commemorate the 1400th Anniversary of the Abbey's Foundation.



  North Down Coastal Path The Full Walk
  Published By: North Down Heritage Centre
  Printed By: Brough, Cox & Dunn Ltd
  Format: Paperback
  Cost: £2.00

 

 


The Coastal Path is one of North Down's most important and attractive recreational resources and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people each year. The path runs for some 15 miles along the southern shore of Belfast Lough, from Holwood to Portavo, about 2 miles north west of Donaghadee. In recent years, North down borough council has pursued a policy of acquiring additional lands in order to extend and improve the path. The most recent improvements are at Craigavad where with various grants and schemes and assistance from the countryside & Wildlife Branch of the DOE, paths and bridges have been constructed so that the path can be safely negotiated. The purpose of this book is to help to enhance your enjoyment of the Coastal Path and its associated footpath systems by drawing together information on the history, flora and fauna and other interesting items.



  Bangor Street Names The Reasons Why
  Published By: North Down Borough Council
  Printed By: NDBC
  Format: A4(Tri-Folded)
  Cost: 20p
  

 

 

Bangor is nowadays a large suburban area in which the original core is dwarfed by recent housing developments, public and private. This leaflet gives the stories behind a number of the street and avenue names, mostly in older parts of the town.Thankfully there is again a mood to give newly built areas names in keeping with the locality rather than "imported" ideas from, say, London.



  Bangor Culture Trail
  Published By: North Down Borough Council
  Printed By: NDBC
  Format: 5 page booklet (With Fold Out Map Of Bangor)
  Cost: 65p

 

 

Bangor was a site of ancient sanctity. An important monastery was founded in 558 AD. The town as we know it dates from the arrival of Scots settlers.With the arrival of the railway the town became a popular resort with the Victorians. With the help of this booklet follow the cultural trail of Bangor's history.



  The History Of The Old Custom House & Tower
  Published By: North Down Borough Council
  Printed By: NDBC
  Format: A4 (Tri-Folded)
  Cost: 20p

 

 


A leaflet detailing the early history of the Custom House & Tower with descriptions of the architecture.



  Sir James Hamilton-1st Viscount Clandeboye
  Published By: North Down Borough Council
  Printed By: NDBC
  Format: A4 (Tri-Folded)
  Cost: 20p

 

 


The founder of modern Bangor came originally from Scotland, settling in Dublin in 1587 as a school master. With the help of this leaflet discover how the modern day Bangor came about.



The 1st Marquis Of Dufferin & Ava & The Blackwoods Of Clandeboye
Published By: North Down Borough Council
Printed By: NDBC
Format: A4 (Tri-Folded)
Cost: 20p
This leaflet gives an insight into the story behind the 1st Marquis of Dufferin & Ava and what happened along the way. As Clandeboye still plays a part in the history of Bangor and the surrounding area this leaflet is of great interest to those wanting to find out more about the history and developement of Bangor.



Bangor West Ordinance Survey Map
  Bangor West (1901)
  Published By: Peterson Printers
  Format: Ordinace Survey Map
  Cost: £2.10
  Author: Ordnance Survey NI

 

 

 

A wonderful eye into what Bangor West looked like at the turn of the last century. See how it looked then and compare it with todays modern town layout.



Bangor East Ordinance Survey Map (1901)
  Bangor West (1901)
  Published By: Peterson Printers
  Format: Ordinace Survey Map
  Cost: £2.10
  Author: Ordnance Survey NI

 

 

 

A wonderful eye into what Bangor East/Ballyholme looked like at the turn of the last century. See how it looked then and compare it with todays modern town layout.

 

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