Through the Lockdown: contributed articles of local and regional interest
Ballymacormick Point Ballymacormick Point
Ian Wilson
Random thoughts of a walker


75th Anniversary of VE Day (8 May 2020)
Remembrance Day Reminiscences Remembrance Day Reminiscences
Ellen Elder
As the 75th anniversary of VE Day approaches, I thought I would tell you about attending Remembrance Day services in two very different places.

War Legacy War Legacy
Ellen Elder
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
Cover of The Local Archaeology of County Down The Local Archaeology of County Down
Report by Sandra Millsopp
Moira O'Rourke focused especially on the area around Strangford Lough with pictures of sites and finds as well as reconstruction drawings.

Cover of The Early Days of TV in the UK The Early Days of TV in the UK
Report by Sandra Millsopp
A night of nostalgia at Bangor Historical Society as Ivor Edgar spoke about the early days of television.

Cover of Sir John Newell Jordan: From Balloo to Beijing Sir John Newell Jordan: From Balloo to Beijing
Report by Sandra Millsopp
The life of Sir John Newell Jordan and the new display of his collection in the North Down Museum.

Cover of Bangor Football Club Bangor Football Club
Report by Sandra Millsopp
Peter Vanucci on the history of the local football club, formed on 7 September 1918.

Cover of Bangor's cotton mills; the Chambers Motor Company Bangor's cotton mills; the Chambers Motor Company
Report by Sandra Millsopp
Dr Sandra Millsopp on Bangor's cotton mills and Adrianne Brown on the Chambers Motor Company (1904-1929).

Cover of The Story of George McBride and Winifred Carney The Story of George McBride and Winifred Carney
Report by Sandra Millsopp
George had served in the Battle of the Somme, while his wife, Winnie Carney had been the secretary of James Connolly in 1916.

Cover of The Ward Family of North Down The Ward Family of North Down
Report by Sandra Millsopp
Leanne Briggs of North Down Museum gave an illustrated talk on the families who lived in Bangor Castle.

Cover of Titanic's Bangor connection Titanic's Bangor connection
Report by Ian Wilson
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.

About Bangor Historical Society
Between September and April of each year we run a programme of regular Lectures and Visits on aspects of History, Folklore, Archaeology and Antiquities with a special reference to our local area of Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland.

Members and visitors are very welcome to attend our meetings which begin at 8pm on the second Thursday of each month.
 Cancellations
The following events have been cancelled.

  • 9 April: AGM and The Great Houses and Families of Belfast & County Down

  • 6 June: Outing to Balance House, Glenavy
  • Photo Feature
    Seaside Revival Vintage Festival
    Thanks to a donation from Bangor Historical Society, the Conversation Caravan was able to have a much needed make over, to allow it to be taken out at our Seaside Revival Vintage Festival on Saturday 6th July.
    Forthcoming Events