Saturday, 14 August 2010

Titanic Day


We have been fortunate enough to have had a fine and sunny day today. Especially so, since various organizations in Belfast's Titanic Quarter - formerly the Belfast shipyard, Harland and Wolff - put on a marvellous event at the Thompson Dock Pump-house, which is adjacent to the Thompson Graving Dock (where RMS Titanic was fitted out).

There was a delightful display of classic, vintage vehicles; tours of the Pump-house; and other costume jewellery stalls, too.

The Pump-house is a most impressive feat of engineering: I wonder if it can still operate? And when it was last used operationally? Apparently it was converted from steam to electricity ca 1950.

1 comment :

Alan in Belfast said...

Glad you made it down to the vintage day at TQ.