In the middle of 2022 I was contacted by a member of the Inverbrena Local History group in relation to my Guarding the Coast article. They were keen to use some of my research and images in their book on the history of the Strangford Division of the Coast Guard. I’m pleased to say the book has now been published and is available to purchase locally in Strangford and Portaferry for a modest £6.00
The book has been extensively researched and utilises rare contemporary photographs and interviews with family members whose relatives lived and worked in the Strangford Division. If you’re interested in local history and the history of the Coast Guard in north down, then I couldn’t recommend the book enough. In my opinion there aren’t enough local history books like this on our shelves.