Through the Lockdown: contributed articles of local and regional interest
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75th Anniversary of VE Day (8 May 2020)
Remembrance Day Reminiscences
As the 75th anniversary of VE Day approaches, I thought I would tell you about attending Remembrance Day services in two very different places.
Certain wartime habits are in my genes, like saving bits of string and brown paper bags, and thinking that half an ounce of butter is much too extravagant to put on two slices of toast.
News & Features
The Local Archaeology of County Down
Moira O'Rourke focused especially on the area around Strangford Lough with pictures of sites and finds as well as reconstruction drawings.
The Early Days of TV in the UK
A night of nostalgia at Bangor Historical Society as Ivor Edgar spoke about the early days of television.
Sir John Newell Jordan: From Balloo to Beijing
The life of Sir John Newell Jordan and the new display of his collection in the North Down Museum.
Bangor Football Club
Peter Vanucci on the history of the local football club, formed on 7 September 1918.
Bangor's cotton mills; the Chambers Motor Company
Dr Sandra Millsopp on Bangor's cotton mills and Adrianne Brown on the Chambers Motor Company (1904-1929).
The Story of George McBride and Winifred Carney
George had served in the Battle of the Somme, while his wife, Winnie Carney had been the secretary of James Connolly in 1916.
The Ward Family of North Down
Leanne Briggs of North Down Museum gave an illustrated talk on the families who lived in Bangor Castle.
Titanic's Bangor connection
Dr John Martin on the life and tragic death on the RMS Titanic of his great-uncle,the ship's assistant surgeon Dr John Simpson.