1895 Print over 100 years old Bangor Town and Bay From Mornington Park Princeton

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Old print photograph out of a book, the edition was dated 1895.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in just a gold frame, your choice.  RTC.185.

Entitled – Bangor.

Below the picture an inscription read:  

Bangor – The town of this name in North Wales must not be confounded with the thriving watering-place on Belfast Lough, a view of which is shown here.

Bangor is twelve miles from Belfast, and is the chief watering-place for the inhabitants of that famous city and its neighbourhood.

During the summer months frequent steamers ply between the two places, and trains run almost every hour.

There is excellent hotel accommodation here, also hot and cold baths, and a fine beach for bathing.

Bangor commands very fine sea views, Ailsa Craig and the Scotch coast being visible in clear weather.

The quay is overlooked by the well-preserved ruins of Bangor Castle.

The country behind is extremely picturesque, one of its most beautiful features being Clandeboye, the magnificent mansion and demesne of the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava.

Clandeboye is about two miles from Bangor, and its museum contains an extensive collection of antiquities and curios from various countries, acquired by the present Marquis, our accomplished Ambassador at Paris.

Stretched round the bay, on the other side of Rocky Point, is Ballyholme, the charming little suburb of Bangor.

Here may be found a very fine beach, and on the other side of the point are bathing-houses, with steps and other conveniences, for both ladies and gentlemen – an excellent substitute for machines, by the way, and a feature that might well be imitated by resorts of more pretension.

An abbey was founded at Bangor as early as A.D.556, and it was plundered by the Danes in 818.

No remains of the building now exist, but the parish church occupies its site.


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