J5182 : A VERY important car park

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Groomsport, Northern Ireland

A VERY important car park
A VERY important car park
Car park on the corner of Clifton Road at the junction with High Street / Ballyholme Road.

The house 'Mount Herald' used to sit on this site. Built in the 1860s Mount Herald was a fine house but was also quite important historically. In April 1914, 216 tons of arms were purchased in Hamburg and were transferred to the 'SS Clydevalley' and smuggled into Ulster at Larne, Bangor and Donaghadee before being distributed to arms dumps all over the North of Ireland - these were for members of the recently formed 'Ulster Volunteer Force', formed against the impeding threat of Home Rule in Ireland. Some of the weapons landed in Bangor from the Clydevalley were displayed in the yard of Mount Herald; there are photographs of local 'C' company UVF parading in the yard of Mount Herald (see the book here LinkExternal link ).

Now, and whatever your political views, I believe that this was arguably a house of important heritage and worth saving for posterity. Not so my local council who clearly thought that a car park was vital to this part of Bangor and demolished Mount Herald in 1982. I can but therefore conclude that this is a VERY important car park!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 October, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 21 October, 2007
Car park > Car park   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 511 820 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.8230N 5:39.5124W
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Irish: geotagged! J 510 820
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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