Banbridge, Co. Down during the Second World War

The Second World War brought changes to Banbridge, Co. Down including the arrival of a Belgian Infantry Brigade who paraded on V.E. Day, 8th May 1945.

Banbridge

Co. Down

Northern Ireland

Crossing a Lough in Co. Down

On 16th February 1943, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge photographed soldiers of the British Army's 72nd Independent Infantry Brigade carrying out an exercise using an improvised raft to transport troops and vehicles across what he referred to as "Lough Cartan" near Banbridge, Co. Down.

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.

Map showing Bridge Street, Banbridge, Co. Down

Bridge Street, Banbridge, Co. Down

Banbridge, Co. Down

On 8th May 1945, 4th (Steenstraete) Infantry Brigade marched along Bridge Street, Banbridge, Co. Down as part of a parade to mark Victory in Europe Day.

Map showing Edenderry House, Church Street, Banbridge, Co. Down

Edenderry House, Church Street, Banbridge, Co. Down

Church Street, Banbridge, Co. Down

During the Second World War, Edenderry House in Banbridge, Co. Down housed British soldiers who trained and worked in the nearby countryside.