Once Upon A Place: Sailorstown

Once Upon A Place: Sailorstown

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Details

Location

Belfast, North Belfast, sailorstown, sailortown

Year

1992

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Format

Betacam

colour

Length

25min 11sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, UTV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Part of a series that looks at the lesser-known parts of Northern Ireland, this episode looks at the life of Belfast's docks in Sailorstown, a once vital area disrupted by the construction of a road that ran right through it. Development in this area disrupted not only the life of the community who lived and wokred there, but also the environmental balance of the area. The history of Sailortown is the history of industry in Belfast, and its decline is a sad indication of the short-sighted nature of much city planning. Thankfully, local community groups have been working to restore life to the area, and St Joseph's Church was reopened in May 2018. A particular delight of this programme is the footage of the blessing of the pets, at around 21.30.

Credits

 Sound: Jim McGirr.

Production Assistant: Maureen Dickson.

Graphic Designer: Trevor McCormick.

Stills photographer: Kenneth McNally.

On-line Editor: Malachy Marken.

Post Production Sound: Alan Dwyer. 

Camera: David Scott.

Executive Producer: Andrew Crockart.

Producer: Janthia Duncan. 

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