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Thursday 25 December 2014

Old Bangor pictures - from Belfast Telegraph archives

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.
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 Pickie Pool 19 March 1959
Bangor, 6 October 1959
"I've got a lovely bunch of carrots", Dora Povey, Bangor market, October 1974,
The good weather attracted many holidaymakers to the popular Co. Down resort of Bangor. Here John Austin (left) and Michael Coey, play onj the deach at Ballybolme. 30/3/1965
Orange Order. Twelfth of July 1988. Bangor Parade.
Orange Order. 12th July 1989. Enjoying the sunshine during the Orange parade in Bangor are members of Bangor Women's Junior LOL 46.
Bangor - 6 October 1959
The Queen, Elizabeth 11. 1961 visit.The Queen casts a sharp shadow as she steps out in brilliant subshine at Bangor. August 1961
Five-year-old Sarah Darrah from Jordanstown selects a flag while visiting Bangor Market with her mother. 23/7/1983
The good weather attracted many holidaymakers to the popular Co. Down resort of Bangor. here some relax as others amble in the sunshine. 15/4/1963
Orange Order. 12th July 1989. Mark Angus, of LOL 1229, taking part in the Bangor parade.
Queens university students kidnapp light heavyweight boxer Gerry Hassett from a training session at Ballyholme Bangor. They are hoping his promoter B. J. Eastwood will hand over a cheque for the Rag funds. 9th March 1965.
Bangor - from ladies bathing place, date unknown
Orange Order. 12th July 1981. Beating out the tunes during the parade at Bangor.
Among the many attractions for visitors to Bangor during the United Services Week is the landing craft Audemer, of the 72 Landiding Craft Tank Squadron, Royal Corps of Transport.
Milk strike at Bangor Dairies. Pickets on duty outside Bangor Dairies at Belast Road, Bangor, talk to the driver of a lorry returning empty milk bottles. 14/1/1975
Bangor - 6 October 1959
An eye for a bargain - this customer check out the goods at Bangor Market. 20/7/1983
Bangor - Royal Ulster Yacht Club, 1920
Bangor - 6 October 1959
Bangor - Princeton Road, date unknown
Orange Order. 12th July 1981. King Billy rides again in Bangor. John Steele of Kircubbin has played the part of King William for the past 15 years.
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 - Pickie Pool, date unknown
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.
Gun Running at Bangor, April 25th 1914
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

The name Bangor is derived from the Irish word Beannchar. The Belfast Telegraph takes a stroll down Memory Lane with a visit to old Bangor

The town was originally called "Inver Beg" after the (now culverted) stream which ran past the abbey. The name Bangor is derived from the Irish word Beannchar (archaically Beannchor, as seen on the town crest) meaning a horned or peaked curve or perhaps a staked enclosure, as the shape of Bangor Bay resembles the horns of a bull. It may also be linked to Beanna, Irish for cliffs.

Bangor has a long and varied history, from the Bronze Age people whose swords were discovered in 1949 or the Viking burial found on the Ballyholme beach, to the Victorian pleasure seekers who travelled on the new railway from Belfast to take in the sea air.

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The town has been the site of a monastery renowned throughout Europe for its learning and scholarship, the victim of violent Viking raids in the 8th and 9th centuries, and the new home of Scottish and English planters during the Plantation of Ulster.

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The town has prospered as an important port, a centre of cotton production, and a Victorian and Edwardian holiday resort. Today it is a large retail centre and a commuter town for Belfast, though the remnants of the town's varied past still shape its modern form.

 

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