Lagan Legacy’s vast industrial archive is evolving as many thousands of pictures, photographs, documents, recordings, and countless pieces of maritime and industrial paraphernalia are filed, compiled, and cross-referenced.
What you can see read and hear around the screens, panels and cabinets are a mere fraction of a huge collection that has been honed into an easily (we hope!) assimilated permanent exhibition. A quick glance will acquaint the observer with an overview of the River Lagan’s unique heritage. Spend longer studying the material and more will be discovered. If you have a particular interest in a specific aspect of the exhibition, ask an attendant who’ll be able to help with your enquiry. Most of all – enjoy!
Archive Audio clips
Archive Audio clips overview
David Fleming Shipyard Slang
David Fleming describes the nicknames given to various jobs, such as catcher and heater-boy.
Tommy O’Hara Boatman
Tommy O'Hara was a boatman. His job was to ferry people across the river to work.
Harry Lowry Painter
Harry Lowry was a painter. He worked on the Esso Ulidia and had to finish the job at sea because poor weather had delayed work in the yard.