Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Searching for descendants of shipbuilders

I have been researching the Company of Thos. W Ward Ltd who had one of the country's largest shipbreaking operations (which included operations in Belfast).

One of the vessels that supplied panelling to the Albion Works was a vessel called the Marloch, which originally had been constructed by Workman Clark & Co of Belfast and was launched as the SS Victorian in 1904.

In 1929, panelling constructed of grained mahogany with mother of pearl inlay was removed and installed in the recently completed board room at the Albion Works and remained there until 1984.

I would imagine that people who are descended from the craftsmen and management of Workman Clark & Co would still be living in or around Belfast.

I would love to hear from anyone who is a descendant of one of workers or management of that company still living in Belfast or any of the surrounding areas.

Telephone 07736 848016 or e-mail stuartlythgoe@thoswwardltdresearch.co.uk

Stuart Lythgoe

Lancashire

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