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Auld Hands

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Auld Hands
Year: 2013-04-16
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The story of shipbuilding in Belfast is legendary – the mighty ships, the towering cranes, the Titanic legacy. Less well known, but just as fascinating, is the remarkable story of the Islandmen – the men who made Belfast’s shipyards great.


Tom Thompson comes from a proud line of shipyard workers. In 1949, aged sixteen, he started work in Harland & Wolff’s Joiners’ Shop. He found himself in a new world, of apprentices and Gaffers, Hats and Bulkies; where lunchtime religious services ran alongside illegal gambling, and where hard graft and good craic went hand in hand.


This book is a first-hand account of the close-knit community that flourished in the yards, and a wonderful compendium of memories that captures the spirit of a bygone era.


Year: 2013-04-16
Studio(s): Blackstaff Press Ltd

Available Licenses

4,99 €