Bangor in the Eighties

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Following on from the hugely successful Bangor in the Sixties and Bangor in the Seventies, local author Terence Bowman now showcases all aspects of life in the County Down seaside town during the penultimate decade of the 20th century.

In Bangor in the Eighties he chronicles another period of immense change, as recorded in the County Down Spectator and also through the evocative memories of both eminent and very ordinary Bangor people.

There is a chance to recall the decade-long development of the new marina, coupled with the ongoing saga of Queen's Parade, the political musical chairs at the Town Hall, BJ's roller disco and the sad, slow demise of the Tonic Cinema - all synonymous with Bangor in the 1980s and all covered in this welcome record of the town's contemporary history.

With well over 500 images capturing events in Bangor, as well as its people at work and at play, Bangor in the Eighties is a wonderful snapshot of the town in this decade and an absolutely essential read for Bangorians everywhere.

Terence Bowman

Terence Bowman, great-grandson of Alexander Bowman, was born in Bangor in 1957 and attended Bangor Grammar School. He is editor of the Mourne Observer in Newcastle, Co. Down, which he joined in 1976, having completed the National Council for the Training of Journalists' pre entry course at the Belfast College of Business Studies. In 1991 he edited and published Railway Memories, which told the recollections of former employees of the railways in Co. Down.

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