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Caption for Whitehead, The Bay 1897: This shows the town, the railway and the headland. The first station had been provided only 20 years before. It soon became a destination for those who wanted to enjoy a spot which seems to make the mouth of Belfast Lough its own. County Down embraces the scene from the Copeland Islands until the Hollywood Hills merge with White Head. The far view is completed with the full run of the Rhinns of Galloway. This was the very place to see the many big sailing vessels which still went to and fro.

An extract from Belfast Photographic Memories.

Memories of Whitehead

My childhood memories go to Ballyclare, Blackhead, Carrickfergus and last but not least, dear Whitehead. My late mother came from Whitehead, and as children, my sister and I often had wonderful holidays with relations, exploring the town and surroundings, especially walking to Blackhead up and around back to time, (...Read full memory)

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