Belfast Telegraph

Harland and Wolff 'auld hands' leave palm prints in concrete

Former workers at a closure-threatened Belfast shipyard have returned to leave their handprints for posterity as the battle to save the business goes on. Queues of retired ship builders, known as "auld hands", lined up at Harland and Wolff on Sunday to place their palms in trays of setting concrete. Famed for building the Titanic, the shipyard went into administration last week after its troubled Norwegian parent company, Dolphin Drilling, failed to find a buyer. Workers who have occupied the site round the clock for almost two weeks as part of a high-profile campaign to save the yard organised the handprint event on Sunday.

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