Bangor again

Possibly the same day around 1956, with my father the other side of the camera for a change…

Floral Hall, Bellevue, Belfast ca1953

Mother, grandparents and brother. I don’t think this anaglyph has turned out as well as the previous one but it’s an interesting location…

The Floral Hall is a 1930s Art Deco dance hall located within the grounds of Belfast Zoo. Unfortunately it has been derelict since the 1970s. The Belfast Buildings Preservation Trust plans to restore it, though funding seems to be a problem. This 2010 view is from Spatial Pan’s flickr photostream….

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spatial_pan/4329864075/

Bangor Co. Down. Ca1956

The picture in my previous post was in fact half of a stereo pair. Unfortunately I could only find one half of that one but I have quite a few complete pairs. I’ve scanned some and with the aid of InstantSolve’s Anaglyph Maker I’ve started to convert them into stereo images to be viewed through Red/Cyan 3D glasses.

Taken by my father in Bangor, Co. Down my first attempt features my mother and brother. I guess from my brother’s age this would be around Summer 1956…

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Postscript: the buildings in the background in Quay Street are largely unchanged more than half a century later…

And the Clock Tower is still there…

May 1958



christening, originally uploaded by Rockin Brian.

I’m in this picture, but I’m only very small.