All-Aboard the SS Nomadic
Published: Wed, 8 Oct 2014
Whitehill Community Association recently boarded the SS Nomadic - the Tender to the Titanic and last remaining White Star Line ship in the world.
The trip was organised as part of our Shared Communities Programme.
Restored to her former glory and back home in Belfast’s historic Hamilton Dock, the Nomadic visit proved a great educational family day out for the Whitehill community. On the day the group were able to enjoy carnival games; a bird of prey display, as well as board the Nomadic to explore the ship’s exciting and turbulent history and the characters, both past and present that have played a part in its fascinating journey.
The children who visited were fascinated by the completely different lifestyle shown as well and the magic show on offer.
Whitehill Community Association’s Chair, Tracey Morrow, said after the trip:
“The excursion to visit the Nomadic proved insightful for all. Those who attended remarked on how times have changed so dramatically in travel and on the difference of treatment between 1st class and steerage passengers.
“On behalf of everyone I’d like to thank the Housing Executive for helping us to arrange the trip, it is much appreciated.”
The Housing Executive’s Head of Income Collection and Neighbourhoods, Jennifer Hawthorne, was delighted with the feedback on this recent education visit saying:
“The Housing Executive’s Shared Communities Programme has proved a useful cohesion tool for many community groups in Northern Ireland. Through their continued participation Whitehill is clearly working hard to create a supportive, open community.”