Portrush, The Railway Station 1897

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Caption for Portrush, The Railway Station 1897: The railway reached Portrush with the construction of a short branch line from Coleraine on the Belfast to Londonderry line. The station was extensively remodelled in 1893, just four years before this picture was taken. The electric railway to the Giant's Causeway started from outside the front of the station.

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Memories of Portrush


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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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