Armchair Tour: In the Footsteps of the Yardmen

Join local historian and Blue Badge tour guide, Laura Spence (Hidden Ulster Tours), on a fascinating tour of east Belfast following in the footsteps of the Yardmen who built the ships that would wear out the oceans. 

Laura will share photographs and describe the streets of two-up-two-down terraces, imagining the lives and times of the men who lived there in the days of the shipyards. 

This talk will examine the industrial history of the area, the 1912 Ulster Covenant, the impact of the Blitz in 1941, the effect of the economic recession in the 1930s, and of course the story of shipbuilding in Belfast. 

Punctuated with poetry, this trip back in time can be enjoyed in the comfort of the EastSide Visitor Centre.

Tickets priced £6, available to purchase from EastSide Visitor Centre or online here