Other Memories from Portrush

I have very dear memories of Portrush in the 60's. My mum was born there. She lived with her Mum and Dad and two brothers and one sister in Harbour Road. Mum and her sister came over to England in the 50's. We used to go to Portrush for our holidays. We would stay with my Grandparents on Harbour Road. My grandfather owned a dozen little rowing boats which he used to hire out to the summer visitors. We would go out ...see more

I was born in portrush in 1961 to a Mr &Mrs Billy Ganley I'm one of 5 children at the time and we lived in causeway street, my father had been living in Portrush for some years before he married my mum with the bundell family who worked Barrie's at that time.I remember as a child spending the long summer days having picnics on the beach and attending St Patricks which was just across the road from our house, and ...see more

Any readers out there with memories of the North Antrim coast in the 1960s might enjoy my recently published autobiographical novel SUMMER IN THE HEART (2011, IUNIVERSE). See more details on Amazon or Facebook.It is set on the North Antrim coast - Dunseverick, White Park Bay, Ballycastle and Bushmills - in the time just before electricity arrived in the area, with a lot of descrription of local ...see more

We lived in Belfast and our summer holidays were in Portrush. My father was a pianist and his dance band played the summer season at the Seabank Hotel. I and my sister remember playing on the beach at The Arcadia as this was a safe beach. Barry's amusement arcade was visited frequently as the weather was usually wet and cold. We would get on the beach and make a dash for the water and get out again in a ...see more

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