Adam G Bell
Available from: Amazon
Adam Bell is an historian and museum curator who grew up in Bangor, Co Down. Over two decades has amassed a collection of over 800 postcards relating to his hometown.
A beautiful and original book exploring Bangor's past through the postcards that were sent by visitors to this seaside town. This nostalgic record compares images of the old postcards with contemporary photographs of the same scenes in Bangor today taken by members of the Bangor & North Down Camera Club. A commentary on each image explores the history and changes in the town.
There are also fascinating references to the messages sent with each of the original postcards, opening a window into the varied lives of those who had chosen to holiday by the sea in years gone by. A must for anyone with Bangor connections and an interest in the development and social history of the town.