Titanic Times Belfast 1910s


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The Launch
June 1st 1911 -
June 2nd 1911 -

Belfast of 1912

Belfast - Then & Now
Shipyard -
Botanic -

The Disaster Reported
April 16th 1912 -
April 17th 1912 -
April 18th 1912 -

H&W Today


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Titanic Times : Belfast in the 1910s

"Belfast - when you reach it - is not calculated to charm the eye. It has the features of any English manufacturing town so far as its buildings are concerned, and the finest structures it can show are the vast fabrics which rise in the dockyards, such ships as have never been built in the world before - marvels of symmetry and strength. To see them in the building up is to watch, perhaps the most impressive exhibition of human skill and energy".

Stephen Gwynn
Ulster (London 1911)

Photograph 1 & 2
Junction of Stranmillis Road and Malone Road. The entrance to Botanic Gardens, a public park, is visible in both photographs. The location is in the heart of the city's university area. Trams have long disappeared from Belfast streets. The Stranmillis road remains tree-lined but is today built-up with the university campus and private houses.

Photograph 3 &4
Exit from Harland & Wolff shipyard into Queen's Road. The Titanic, under construction, is visible in the background. Workers swarm to waiting trams to travel to the south, west and north of the city. In 1911, the shipyard employed 14,000 men, of whom 4,000 worked on the Titanic. Merchant shipbuilding has declined throughout the world in the last thirty years. Today, Harland & Wolff is involved in the construction of machinery for offshore oil and gas industries.

Botanic Then and Now

Botanic and Stranmillis 1911

Botanic and Stranmillis photovista 1999

Yardies: Then And Now

Yard Workers return from Work on Titanic 1911

360° Photovista of the same road 1999

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