Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Well, it's gone now: archiseek.com/2012/grand-hotel-bangor-co-down/#.Ud5lWm3fKZQ
And here's the OS map:
Ah! beachcombing ... a life not wasted.
There's some discussion (and hilarious comments) over on YouTube about which Bangor the song was about. Evidently inspired by a trip to Rhyl in north Wales, but that didn't rhyme - youtu.be/T8WiPy1xSkw.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] But all the other buildings have survived (apart from the bandstand)
Any O'Dea photos in the Pipeline NLI? :)
I have 65 year old photos of my husband and his siblings on that piece of sand with their backs to the wall. It is all carpark and marina now.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Yes! Tune in to this Bat Channel next week... :)
The McKee Clock Tower, constructed 1915, now stands on the site of the bandstand. Doesn't really help with the dating unfortunately.
Thomas Matthews, Coal Merchant is in both 1901 and 1911 censuses at Seacliffe Road
Definitely not Bangor Maine. Great photo!
According to my Bangor Gazateer the double gabled building with Pimms on it was built in 1895.
And the building which houses Mathews Coal merchant (No 6 Quay street - 4 story single bay building) was built in 1900 and by 1910 had the Peveril House Hotel in it, and became the Rockview hotel in 1920. So this is post 1900 but pre-1910?
Victoria Restaurant is still serving up food as a chippy.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] You're quite right. The song is about Bangor in Wales. I must take a copy of the photo and try to replicate it.
It would be a fair assumption to make that the song was inspired by a day trip the song's writer, Whitstable Folk Club regular Debbie Cook, made to the North Welsh coastal town of Bangor. However, "Daytrip's" origins actually lay in a visit Cook made to Rhyl, a seaside resort 35 miles east of Bangor. Fiddle and concertina player Ian Telfer explained to Mojo magazine January 2010 that Bangor was chosen as it slipped off the tongue easier: "She was originally thinking of Rhyl, the resort, not Bangor," he said. "But clearly Rhyl has got no scan. The mayor of Bangor was a bit perplexed when it was a hit, but they were quite happy to accept the publicity."
Debbie Cook went on to become a successful scriptwriter penning scripts for The Archers and EastEnders.
You might like this photo
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossendalewadey] I remember it well. I blew 10/- in there on a Sunday school trip.
Dogs - good
The Mrs Arthur Hill Coates Memorial Fountain was made by Walter Macfarlane & Co of Glasgow who also made the canopy for the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and this very similar fountain in Glasgow
Here's a recent pic of the Coates fountain - not restored to the same standard as the Glasgow one unfortunately.
They could start by getting rid of the bushes around it maps.google.com/maps?q=bangor+down&hl=en&ll=54.66...
Walter Macfarlane & Co also made the DunLaoghaire(Kingstown) Fountain
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Nice! They really should do something about the Bangor one - it's lost in there behind the bushes and the white paint does nothing for it.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful life capture in historic Ireland!!!
Wishing you a blessed week my friend... Hugs from Texas!!!
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Isn't it funny how things stay with you, my brother frittered all his holiday money in Corrigans at Scarborough !
It's a fantastic shot! Headless girls, disappearing g bys and a DOG! What more could one ask for?
Excellent picture !
that is really nice. I wonder if some of those buildings survived demolition
The courthouse has recently closed and Bangor people are wondering what will happen to it. Suggestions include a theatre - something Bangor lacks.
Superb, this is wonderful!
Its Bangor Co. Down long before Marina built
I have just added this photo to our 50,000+ Views Album.