Caption for Bangor, Main Street 1897:
The workaday appearance of the street shows how it had been overtaken by the success of the resort. These houses would have been built when Bangor the port had to deal with a constant stream of sailing ships bringing in coal and limestone and carrying away lead and copper ore, along with locally-made bricks and tiles. One of the three piers in 1897 had a crane to lift out the coal. All such places had their 'Commercial Hotels' to suit the Victorian commercial traveller arriving by train to show his suitcase of samples.
For a young bus enthusiast in the 1960s, the bus station on Garth Road was the gateway to Anglesey and many of the country routes behind Bangor. Such exciting places as Gerlan, Bethesda, Tregarth and Rhiwlas could be reached for modest fares using bus services provided by the 'buckingham green' Crosville buses. (...Read full memory)
Hi, my name is Collene, I live in New Zealand, I have been try to get some information about my grandfather, James William Lewis, born in Bangor in Wales. He came to NZ and married Elizabeth Shaw who was from NZ, his dad was Henry (his mother was Susan Henry), he was a fisherman, that's all I have got to go on. Can anyone help?
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