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For Your Freedom and Ours
Maciek Bator on the role and life of Polish airmen based in Northern Ireland during the Second World War.
Autumn Outing 2018
The 2018 autumn outing went to the Antrim area, visiting Pogue's Entry and Antrim Castle Gardens.
Visit to Pogue's Entry, Antrim
Donated by author Dr Alexander Irvine in memory of his mother, the little Irish two room cottage enabled the town to celebrate his own life and times as well as that of his poverty stricken mixed marriage family.
The Rhyming Weavers
Laura Spence on The Rhyming Weavers of Counties Antrim and Down in the late 18th and early 19th century, and their successor, the Rev. WF Marshall of Sixmilecross.
Where we used to shop …
Norman Weatherall presentation on Where we used to shop. A trip down memory lane, and beyond focused on the great department stores of Belfast.
Summer Outing 2018
The Summer 2018 Society outing was to the award winning 550 acre Blessingbourne Country Estate near Fivemiletown, in County Tyrone.
The Italians in Bangor
Peter Vanucci on the Italian families who came to live in Bangor, prominent among whom were the Vanuccis, Capronis and Mencarellis.
Aspects Festival 2017
Bangor Historical Society sponsored one of the events - Replanting Paradise: Bangor on the Hereford world map (c1300) - in this year’s Aspects Festival which took place from 14–24 September.
Cockle Row, Groomsport - beachcomber's delight!
The little beach in front of these ancient cottages seems at first glance like any other shingly patch of sand. But closer inspection reveals a curious thing.
Killymoon and the Stone Circles
Ellen Elder reports on the Spring Outing to Kilymoon and Beaghmore.
Spring Outing 2017
On 20 May 2017 the annual spring outing visited Killymoon Castle and Beaghmore Stone Circle in County Tyrone.
Guided Tour for Visually Impaired Group
Members of the South Eastern Health Trust’s visually impaired walking group with their escorts and organiser Laura Cromie enjoyed a two hour guided historical tour of Bangor’s seafront.
Scrabo Tower and the Londonderrys
Tom Beggs had a full house for his talk which looked mainly at the life of Charles, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.
Spring Outing 2016
Our spring outing around the Ards Peninsula and Downpatrick areas visited Down Museum and sites associated with the 1798 Rebellion.
What can you tell us?
Can you tell us more about this mystery photograph supplied by Nick Wolsey?
The White House at Newtownabbey
In 2006 the White House at Newtownabbey featured in the BBC’s Restoration programme. It did not win, but interest in the project to restore the building was generated.