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Wilson John Haire followed his father into the shipyard of Harland and Wolff in Belfast in 1944. He remembers a magical but dangerous place in great detail....

Shipyard
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Galle Harbour - painted by Nicholl circa 1846
Andrew Nicholl - Belfast Painter

Scarcely remembered today on his native island of Ireland, Andrew Nicholl is more celebrated on a very different island, thousands of miles away in the Indian Ocean - Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). Read this wonderful picture esssay by Joe SImpson of Canada...

Triumph Herald
Ulster Triumph

Paul Robinson turns back the years on a famous little car which Belfast helped produce: In 1960 the Clarence Engineering Company Ltd announced that they would be assembling Triumph Heralds in their Donegall Road works, in an area known as the bog meadows.......
 
 
The York Nobel Car
The Shorts Car?

Yes it's true. Shorts, the Belfast aircraft company, did make cars was probably as a means of diversifying. They were built in their factory at Newtownards. This little runabout was called the "Nobel". Do you remember them? Perhaps you even worked on the contruction assembly line?

Demolishing the Curzon cinema
A history of Cinema in Belfast and the role of the Curzon.

In 1969 there were over twenty cinemas still operative in Belfast. By 1978 there were only five still operative due to the harsh decline in cinema-going due to television, political unrest and competition from multi-screened complexes.
 

 

 

 

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