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Archive pictures: North Down towns and villages - Groomsport, Donaghadee, Holywood, Cultra and Bangor

Published 28/07/2015

Groomsport - Caravans, 31 July 1961
Groomsport - Caravans, 31 July 1961
Groomsport - Main Street, 2 April 1959
Groomsport - Harbour, 8 January 1959
Groomsport - 28 May 1958
Donaghadee - Millisle Rd, Railway, 31 January 1928
Donaghadee - 25 October 1933
Donaghadee - 6 October 1959
Donaghadee - 6 October 1959
Donaghadee - 6 October 1959
Holywood - Priory Corner, 13 April 1961
Holywood - Electric Station, 25 February 1930
Holywood - The Priory, 6 December 1930
Holywood - Town Centre, 1940s
Cultra - Cultra Manor, 14 January 1958
Cultra - Cultra Manor, 6 March 1961
Cultra - Cultra Avenue, 27 May 1954
Cultra - Royal North of Ireland YC, 20 May 1965
Bangor - 6 October 1959
Bangor, 6 October 1959
Steam Locomotives (Trains). The steam- hauled passenger train that chugged away from No.1 platform in Bangor last night marked the end of an era. It was the last train to travel along the Belfast Central line, linking the Belfast-Bangor track and the one to Portadown. The train was given a civic send-off from Bangor by Alderman Charles Milligan (THIRD FROM RIGHT) who waved the guard's flag. Driver of the train was Mr Eamonn O'Hara, of Finaghy Road North, Belfast.
Bangor - from ladies bathing place, date unknown
Five-year-old Sarah Darrah from Jordanstown selects a flag while visiting Bangor Market with her mother. 23/7/1983
The Queen, Elizabeth 11. 1961 visit.The Queen casts a sharp shadow as she steps out in brilliant subshine at Bangor. August 1961
Bangor from Pickie Pool 19 March 1959
Bangor seafront - date unknown
Bangor - 6 October 1959
Bangor - Royal Ulster Yacht Club, 1920
An eye for a bargain - this customer check out the goods at Bangor Market. 20/7/1983
Bangor - 6 October 1959
Bangor - Pickie Pool, date unknown
Bangor - Princeton Road, date unknown
Bangor Grammar celebrate winning the Ulster bank School's Cup at Ravenhill, after a powerful display over Coleraine A.I. 17/3/1988
We've won the cup! Jubilant Bangor players surround their skipper David Morrow in the Upritchard Park dressing room following their Bass Boston Cup triumph over Instonians last night. Bangor, who host the tournament, have now won the trophy five times since the competition was inaugurated in 1974. Bangor are the current holders of the senior league title and are now lining up a possible Ulster "Grand Slam." 21/12/1983
Bangor Grammar- School Choir, 1994.
The boys of Bangor Grammar School have swept all before them this season. Four major trophy wins, in fact- in the Ulster Section of the Aer Lingus Schools' championship (in which they were third-best in the all-Ireland finals), and in the Ulster Schools' League and Froggart Shield championships, and Irish Schools' championship, 1978.
Sir Thomas Lipton at Bangor Regatta. 14/7/1928
Bangor Grammar- golfers, 1974.
Mr. Jim Claney (right), outgoing, chairman of Bangor Grammar School Parents' Association, hands over an original painting of the school to Mr. Brian Thompson, chairman of the Board of Governors and launches the sale of limited edition prints for old boys and parents. Included (from left) are: Mr. Tom Patton, headmaster; Ms. Phyllis Arnold, the artist; and Mr. Michael Curry, chairman of the Parents' Association, 1985.
Bangor Grammar- 1994
Taking off: Paddy Ashdown doing the high jump at Garth House School, Bangor in 1950
Queen's University. Rag Week Celebrations. Students from Queen's University and Stranmillis Training College leap-frogging all the way from Bangor to Belfast at the start of the university's Rag Week celebrations. (08/03/1965)
Pupils, who refused to obey the short back and sides ruling on their way home from school, 1973.
Bangor Grammar- 1993
Jubilant Bangor Grammar Grammar School supporters show their delight as their team score their third try during the Schools' Cup Final at Ravenhill against RBAI. 17/3/1986
Bangor Grammar, 1993
Bangor Grammar School players and supporters begin their celebrations as the famous shield and cup is handed over at Ravenhill after their 17-9 victory over Annadale. 18/3/1978
The successful madrigal group from Bangor Grammar School are put through their paces by their director of music Ian Hunter, 1975.
Bangor captain, Michael Webb, collects the Schools' Cup. 17/3/1985
Bangor Grammar- Haircuts, 1973
School's Cup final hockey team for New Blaris next Wednesday afternoon: Front row (from left)- James Foote, Lindsay Holmes, Deryck Rothwell (captain), Rory McCrystal and Robin Hudson. Back row - Philip Skelly, Mark Hamilton, Jonny McNaught, Chris Wilkinson, Paul Wylie, Micael McLellan and Robert Stone, 1988.
The jubiliant Bangor Grammar School rugby team pictured after beating Campbell College 6-3 in the Schools' Cup final at Ravenhill, 1969.
A group of sixth-formers will be helping to look after 100 handicapped children this summer- nearly 2,000 miles away in the steamy heat of Morocco. The boys from Bangor Grammar School have been invited by the Save The Children Fund to the northern tip of Africa, 1978.
The Bangor rugby team who last night defeated Instonians in the final of the Bass Boston Cup at Upritchard Park, Bangor. Included in the group are Billy Lavery, president of the Ulster Branch IRFU, Turlough O'Hare of Bass Ireland and team officials. 18/12/1985
Bangor Grammar School won the traditional St. Patrick's Day Cup rugby final at Ravenhill, coming from behind in thrilling style to beat Annadale Grammar. 18/3/1978
The milk bottling plant at Bangor Dairies in full swing this morning producing milk for the Bangor and Ards areas. 14/1/1975
Mr. John Simms (Bass Ireland) presenting the trophy to Bangor captain, Ashley Armstrong, after beating Ballymena 11-6 in the final of the Bass boston Floodlit Cup at Upritchard Park, Bangor, last night. 17/12/1986
Boston party: Bangor captain Don Whittle celebrates with the rest of his team at winning the Smithwick's Boston Floodlit Cup earlier this week. Bangor beat Malone 20-6 at Upritchard Park to earn the trophy for the 11th time in its history, and now go on to meet Old Belvedere in the All-Ireland Floodlit Challenge on February 19. Included is Smithwick's marketing manager Les Fryer (right). 02/01/1993
Ardglass - 28 August 1937
Ardglass - 1930s
Ardglass - Fish Barrels, 1930s
Ardglass - Fishing Boat coming in, date unknown
Ardglass - Gulls, 29 July 1961
Ardglass - Fishing Boat, 8 December 1955
Ardglass - 28 July 1948
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