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Banbridge

By Doreen McBride

9780750990936

ISBN: 9780750990936

Published: 03-08-2020


Banbridge

By Doreen McBride

ISBN: 9780750990936

Published: 03-08-2020

About This Book

Travel along the Lower Bann from Ballievey, an iconic location for the Game of Thrones, and discover ancient Celtic sites, old linen mills, the remains of a factory that developed an aeroplane used for reconnaissance during the Second World War, and where the Americans military practised D-Day Landings. You’ll also find memories of Ernest Walton, educated in Banbridge and the first person to see an artificially split atom; F.E. McWilliam, the renowned sculpturer; and Captain Francis Crozier, who discovered the North West Passage. Banbridge town gets its name from the ‘new' bridge crossing the river. It contains the church once attended by Joseph Scriven, author of ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’; the site of one of St Patrick’s first churches; fine Georgian buildings and Europe’s first flyover bridge.

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