Carlisle's Retirement – Separating fact from fiction

Mike Spooner

Jan 31, 2018
Pirrie becomes a bombastic and arrogant man. As time goes by the reasonability fall heavy on his brother-law Mr A Carlisle and marriage to his sister Eliza. Pirrie is spending less and less time in Belfast and living the life of lavish luxury in England. The buying of the palatial luxury Witey Park mansion in May 1909 for £200,000 with 700 acres did not go down well with Carlisle as he left dealing with all the problems in H&W. At the height of building Olympic & Titanic ships?