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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
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
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, To purchase this photograph as large format canvas or acrylic visit Belfast Telegraph page on
Bangor - 6 October 1959
Five-year-old Sarah Darrah from Jordanstown selects a flag while visiting Bangor Market with her mother. 23/7/1983
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.
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
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
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.
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
Pupils, who refused to obey the short back and sides ruling on their way home from school, 1973.
Bangor Grammar- 1993
Bangor Grammar, 1993
The successful madrigal group from Bangor Grammar School are put through their paces by their director of music Ian Hunter, 1975.
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 milk bottling plant at Bangor Dairies in full swing this morning producing milk for the Bangor and Ards areas. 14/1/1975

The Belfast Telegraph takes a stroll down Memory Lane with a visit to old Bangor


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