Diving off the Pier (4 Photos). Posted by Miriam Prendergast

My dad Joe Bamford diving off Bangor pier between 1939-1945.


Bangor Pier Opening c 1930 colour.  Posted by Margaret Lewis

The opening of Bangor pier on 14th May 1896. The Mayor and corporation, followed by local tradesmen and members of various local organisations and a few visiting mayors, headed the May Day procession towards the pier where hundreds of people had gathered. Entertainment was provided by the Penrhyn Male Voice choir and a band from the Clio. Lord Penrhyn declared the pier open, and, apparently, over 5,000 people visited the pier on that first day. Original photo from Gwynedd Archives, other info from local newspapers of the day.


Stamps of Bangor Pier. Posted by Elain Patterson-Jones

September 2014 when the Royal Mail issued stamps of Bangor Pier. The 2 Royal Mail longest serving staff members with over 100 years service between them Richard Jones and Mervyn Jones Mervyn ( Mervyn has since sadly passed away) joined the then Mayor Jean Forsyth to promote the stamp on the Pier.


Lads on Leave, posted by Peter Jones

Bangor Pier Summer 1942 – Glyn Parry, Dad and Alwyn


BFI Film showing Paddle steamer trip from Liverpool –Posted by Wendy Edwards

My Great Grandfather, Hugh Humphrey Jones, who had been brought up in Hirael, was on a minesweeper during the First World War and it is my understanding that he was on the St Elvies. The St Elvies was a pleasure paddle steamer which ran between Liverpool and Bangor. The link below shows the arrival of the paddle steamer at Bangor Pier at about 6 minutes 53 seconds into the film. The link also shows the Snowdon and the St Tudno paddle steamers. Between March 1915 and May 1919 the St Elvies was taken over by the admiralty and became a minesweeper. After the war it went back to being a pleasure paddle steamer.

BBC Report (video) about the Pier restoration.  Posted by BBC 17/04/2019