• Shipyard Stories: The Shipyard & The Belfast Blitz

  • Thu, 23-05-2019 at 19:30
  • EastSide Visitor Centre
    402 Newtownards Road
    BT4 1HH Belfast
Shipyard Stories: The Shipyard & The Belfast Blitz - EastSide Visitor Centre - Belfast

As part of this year's Belfast Maritime Festival, EastSide Visitor Centre is holding a series of evening talks... 'Shipyard Stories'. On Thursday 23rd May, local historian, Scott Edgar, will explain how wartime in Northern Ireland was a matter of life and death for the people of Belfast's Harland and Wolff Shipyard. The need for ships, planes, and armaments put food on the table for many who had been out of work through the hungry 1920s and 1930s. In April 1941, everything changed as the Luftwaffe rained death and destruction on the yards.