Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Newtownards Visit

I was at Newtownards in County Down today, the first time for quite a few months. I lunched at Knott's, where I tucked in to braised beef with mashed potatoes, carrot and cabbage. I always enjoy lunch there.

Afterwards I ambled past the Georgian town hall (top), erstwhile market-house. It was erected in 1770 by Robert Stewart Esq, later 1st Marquess of Londonderry.

Its designer was Ferdinando Stratford and it was regarded as the finest market-house in Ulster.

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