'Down Town' Reprinted By Popular Demand

The Museum is also working on a second volume, which will include photographs of Downpatrick shops, businesses and factories that were not available for the first volume. Staff at the Museum are seeking more photographs to ensure that former and current businesses are not missed out, and would be pleased to copy photographs and return them afterwards. [caption id="attachment_25308" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="At the Lakeside Inn at Ballydugan are Mike King, Down Museum Curator, Colin McKee, Out-going Downpatrick Lions Club President, Fergus Kelly, In-coming Lion's President and Pat Cassidy, Chairman of the Downpatrick Business Forum at the re-launch of the Down Town reprint"][/caption] Photographs can also be taken of staff outside their current premises, to bring the story up-to-date. The second book will be launched just before St Patrick’s Day 2012, and will include photographs of items from Downpatrick shops in the Museum’s collections. Many of these items will then be put on display in a Down County Museum exhibition to open in the summer of 2012. Down County Museum, the Downpatrick Lions Club and Downpatrick Business Forum wish to thank everyone who has contributed to the present ‘Down Town’ book. Another 5000 copies have been printed, and these are now available free from Down County Museum. The project has been financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE III) managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by the North Down, Ards and Down Council cluster.]]>