Newtownards, County Down

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Newtownards, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Memories of Newtownards
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Read and share your memories of Newtownards itself or of a particular photo of Newtownards.

This pub was owned by a Robert Quinn in the late 1800's -early 1900's; it was then past unto his nephew, William Henry Quinn, to run. William was an assistant at the pub since he was 15 years old. William Henry was my great grandfather, George Quinn's, brother. William can be found living in 63 High street Newtownards in the 1911 census at the age 25. Sadly William died in April 1911 and his father Thomas took ...see more

The rose is the national emblem of England, but Britain's leading roses are bred in Newtonards in Northern Ireland by the Dickson's, the world's oldest family of rose breeders. This year (2011) they celebrate 175 years of rose breeding. My short video about the Dicksons of Newtownards was shot in 1989 and broadcast by 60 TV stations across the world. It can now be seen on my YouTube channel at