Old Warrenpoint (RPND)

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  • 44040
  • 9781840332797
  • 1 Publisher
  • Stenlake
  • 2 Format
  • PB

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On the south-west coast of Co. Down, Warrenpoint - named after the all the rabbit warrens in the area (true!) - was transformed by the arrival of the railway in 1849 into the resort of choice for the people of Ulster and the northern counties of Eire. Tourism grew to such an extent that on one day alone - 15 August 1902 - over 2,000 people arrived by train into the town. Pretty soon the local Amusements Committee was established to think up ways of entertaining all these people and as a result, stage shows by local troops of Pierrots, ferry boats, the Esplanade swimming pool, the Recreation Ground, the Rink for roller skating and many other amenities were set up for the summer business. These are all featured among the fifty-two photographs included in this book and it's easy to see why the town was so popular before the Second World War. Rostrevor also enjoyed the fruits of this boom and although it was a much quieter spot it was quite well off for shops and local hotels. From the fifteen or so beautiful ph

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