Titanic launch 100th anniversary marked in Belfast

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About time our wee country who built that engineering feat, started to remember it properly. My Great-Granda was a carpenter on the Titanic and there's still a cabinet made from the wood of the ship knocking about our family somewhere.

Unfortunately the shipyard that built the bloody thing, no longer builds ships.
 
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About time our wee country who built that engineering feat, started to remember it properly. My Great-Granda was a carpenter on the Titanic and there's still a cabinet made from the wood of the ship knocking about our family somewhere.

Unfortunately the shipyard that built the bloody thing, no longer builds ships.
What do you think of the new buildings in the Titanic Quarter.

Titanic Belfast building is just a shell, but already it’s awesome - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

I think they look good, and it's long overdue,and anything that creates new jobs in the area,is good.
 
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Red 3 is still there, listed, I think!
 
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What do you think of the new buildings in the Titanic Quarter.

Titanic Belfast building is just a shell, but already it’s awesome - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

I think they look good, and it's long overdue,and anything that creates new jobs in the area,is good.
In my opinion they are a good thing will create more jobs, but I think more could have been done to sell the story of the Titanic and create more tourism. What are we getting 1 museum?

A fella was on the radio a few years back, fat Stephen nolan show and claimed he went to John Majors government at the time and put forward a business plan for the rebuilding of not 1 but 2 Titanic replica's. One would have sat in the River Lagan at the shipyard as a museum and the other would have sailed from Belfast across to Southampton, then Cherbourg, a stop at Queenstown/Cobh, Ireland, then across to New York. He claimed it would have cost 1 billion quid back then to finance the two ships. The government claimed not enough hotel space was available in Belfast and pulled out.

People would have mortgaged their houses to retrace the Titanic's route. I'd have rather seen the 7 billion being partially spent on the ship being rebuilt, that would have been a lasting legacy and then there would have really been a Titanic park.
 
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never knew about the plan for replica titanic, your right B&P the yanks and japs would sell first born to do that, IMHO they'd have to turn down bookings
 
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Although, we're lucky to get anything built here, either due to lack of money or political in fighting.
 
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NO! Red 3,..... nice Mural at the Junc. of Dee St. and Newtonards Rd.
Oh right yes its still there, amazing mural although I think it could do with being repainted to touch it up. 24326502.jpg

The other end of that row of shops, would have been the old UDA headquarters.
 
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Oh right yes its still there, amazing mural although I think it could do with being repainted to touch it up. View attachment 43981
Cold shivers down the spine, Mate, had a fair few rounds fired at us down that bloody street, still that was in another life, eh!

RED 3 was the location where the Crane Guard used to overnight, large Brick building to the North of the Crane.
 
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Cold shivers down the spine, Mate, had a fair few rounds fired at us down that bloody street, still that was in another life, eh!
Dee Street or the Newtonards Rd? I remember hearing years ago about a UDA gunman firing on the army, why I don't know, but I believe he took a round that left him paralized down the left hand side.

I grew up off Dee Street, were the railway line runs along the by-pass.
 
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Dee Street or the Newtonards Rd? I remember hearing years ago about a UDA gunman firing on the army, why I don't know, but I believe he took a round that left him paralized down the left hand side.

I grew up off Dee Street, were the railway line runs along the by-pass.
Dear,Boy..... the Shooter was firing from the corner in the direction of St Matts at a L/R approaching him, the Army round was fired from the back of the moving L/R at a distance of about 100mts, one shot, head shot, the Soldier was a dead shot, the twat deserved all he got.
 
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Dear,Boy..... the Shooter was firing from the corner in the direction of St Matts at a L/R approaching him, the Army round was fired from the back of the moving L/R at a distance of about 100mts, one shot, head shot, the Soldier was a dead shot, the twat deserved all he got.
Fella I'm on about was shot up towards the Albertbridge Rd/Newtonards Rd junction. Think it was the early 70's around the time a fella got hit by a pig during rioting, believe he was pinned against a wall.
 
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Was the sinking a Shinners plot? Discuss!
Sinn Fein don't like talking about the Titanic because they claim when it was being built, that the Caflicks were oppressed and told to **** off yer not allowed to build it, when in fact there was thousands of Catholics employed by Harland and Wolff up until the1920's.
 
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Fella I'm on about was shot up towards the Albertbridge Rd/Newtonards Rd junction. Think it was the early 70's around the time a fella got hit by a pig during rioting, believe he was pinned against a wall.
Mind starting to go a bit, yes, its the same one - May 1973 I know about the Pig incident I was in the Strand at the time, now there's a swine of a place - Thompson St. - long gone now.
 
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Mind starting to go a bit, yes, its the same one - May 1973 I know about the Pig incident I was in the Strand at the time, now there's a swine of a place - Thompson St. - long gone now.
Think the fella who got pinned/scraped along the wall was actually disabled in some way, but sure wasn't the first or last bad thing to happen in this place.

Great Granda and Granny used to live in Harper Street.
 

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Acc to the lunatic republican thinking. The reason the Titanic sank (apart from it being a cheap, jerrybuilt piece of shite) was because it offended God (it was unsinkable) and it's job number No 3909, which if read in the mirror or something reads No POPE. Bit of a jump there but it made me laugh when I first heard it and just embarrassed me the next half dozen times. The other great line was it wasn't the Titanic which sank but a sister ship which was tarted up to look like the Titanic and of course it wasn't Belfast shipyards fault, but bad scottish rivets. Oh and there's a headcase out there who blames the jews on it. I still like the opinion that there had to be a cover up because 'the ship was full of some of the wealthiest people on earth and there isn't any video record of the sinking' I wonder why
 
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Must have been some ******* size Video Machine if it was made pre1912, who would carry it? Charles Atlas?
 

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