Reinvention: Inside Harland & Wolff

Harland & Wolff was one of the powerhouses of the North’s economy for generation after generation. Now its shipbuilding days are long gone and it finds itself at a crossroads

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
18th February, 2018
A ship bound for the Middle East is loaded with cargo

History is everywhere at Harland & Wolff. Some of it, like the famous cranes looming over the Belfast city skyline, is in clear view. Other elements, like the memorabilia in the company boardroom, are rarely seen but fascinating nonetheless: the dressing table meant for a first-class cabin on the Titanic that got left behind by mistake, the painting of the first ship ever built here.

Unseen, but always present, are the ghosts of the past....

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