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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Harland & Wolff sounds horn after twenty years in NHS tributes (Video)

Yesterday evening the city of Belfast wasn’t full with the sound of traffic and people, but instead a sound not heard in 20 years.

That sound was the Harland & Wolff shipyard horn sounding, as employees stood atop of the famous cranes and clapped for those in the NHS. #ClapFirCarers

🎥 Harland & Wolff
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What has now become a regular event on a Thursday evening at 8pm, has saw many take to their doorsteps out of respect for not just the NHS workers but now for all key and essential workers.

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On their social media, the shipyard posted the following:

Tonight (Thursday), we simply wanted to share our gratitude to all workers in the NHS and other critical services across Northern Ireland, the UK and globally, as we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in these unprecedented times.

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“The word ‘hero’ is often overused and overdone, but that is the best and most fitting description of our nurses, doctors and everyone – and we mean everyone – currently working and volunteering in the health service and all other critical services.

“The sounding of the Harland and Wolff horn is, with all things in consideration, a very small gesture. However, we feel that it served as a siren of solidarity, hope and tenacity for Belfast, Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole.

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