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Actor Dan Gordon revisits H&W's past on 35th anniversary of Titanic discovery

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Memories: Dan Gordon in shadow of famous H&W cranes

Memories: Dan Gordon in shadow of famous H&W cranes

Stephen Hamilton

Memories: Dan Gordon in shadow of famous H&W cranes

It is the shipyard that shaped a city, but it was the workers who shaped the shipyard.

And as the 35th anniversary of the discovery of the wreck of the Titanic, a vessel forever linked with Harland & Wolff, was marked yesterday, there has never been a better time to explore the history of the place, its workers and its legacy.

For actor and playwright Dan Gordon, born into a long line of east Belfast shipyard workers, it was the perfect opportunity to revisit the site and marvel at the relics of an industrial era that spawned the most tragic ocean-going behemoth of them all.