Rope Making in East Belfast

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Location

Belfast, East Belfast

Year

1960s

Source

UTV

Format

film

black and white

Length

42sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

UTV

Rights Holder

UTV

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Description

A look at the process of rope making in an East Belfast factory.

Notes

Belfast Ropeworks, established in 1873 under Gustav Wilhelm Wolff - of Harland & Wolff fame - made ropes for the shipyards, and the factory in East Belfast became the world's largest ropeworks (now the site of the Connswater shopping centre).

Shot List

Shows interior of a rope factory detailing the processes involved in rope making. The music is from a traditional group playing at the Roscommon Fleadh, 1964.

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