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Heroic Denise, aged 96, enjoys special exhibition

Heroic Denise, aged 96, enjoys special exhibition

IT WAS a special day for Bangor’s heroic Denise Chambers when her distinguished British Empire Medal for bravery was exhibited at the Somme Heritage Centre this week. For 96 year old Denise Chambers, nee Forster, has the prestigious title of being the first woman in Northern Ireland to be presented with the British Empire Medal for


‘Our Donations’ exhibition puts on show memories of Bangor’s world in wartime

BANGOR’S popular North Down Museum saw the official opening of the ‘Our Donations’ exhibition last week. The exhibition features various objects that have been donated to the museum from local people including photographs of Bangor from the 1930-1950s, donated medals including an MBE, sports memorabilia and a second world war gas mask. Leanne Briggs, museum

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It’s full steam ahead for railway’s anniversary

IT IS full steam ahead for Bangor railway’s 150th anniversary celebrations, thanks to North Down Museum. Getting on the right track is Clare Ablett, community engagement trainee at the museum, who is organising the anniversary exhibition ‘En-gauge with the past - 150 years of the Bangor Railway’. At one time considered the busiest railway line in Ireland,