Harland and Wolff - Shipbuilding and Engineering Works

(Reference: TY-0720)

In October, 1977 James McKibben, Shipwrlght, retired after 49 years' service with the Company. For Jimmy it was a special time of nostalgia. He and his brother Bill, who is in the Build up Shop, are the only employees who can claim to have been brought up within the precincts of H & W, for their home stood where the Belfast Dry Dock now is, in the area once widely known as McKibben’s Point.