Shipyard Workers

The Harland & Wolff shipyard is on Queen’s Island, a piece of land formed when the channel into Belfast was expanded. Workers would walk from east Belfast to the shipyard. This is the scene in (modern-day) Armitage Close/Harkness Parade in east Belfast, with a mural of turn-of-the-century shipyard workers by John Johnston, drawing inspiration from William Conor’s Shipyard Workers Crossing Queen’s Bridge and Over The Bridge.


Copyright © 2008 Peter Moloney

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