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Library and Document Archives

The Library in the Folk and Transport Museum holds books magazines and archives which cover all the topics that the Museum is interested in. Come inside and you will find some 25,000 books on everything from cooking to early cars and from folklore to ships. The archives too have a wide scope, and there you can see letters, maps, plans, even early bus and train tickets. Do not forget to take time to sit down read some of the local folk tales collected over many years by the Museum staff. You can see a sample of one of the Folk tales by clicking the link below. The Library also contains many notable collections, such as, those of the D B McNeill & Frank H W Green. All are welcome but do please get in touch with us first by phone or email to arrange a visit.

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Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/36 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/36 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Moygashel Research. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: In 1944 Mr Brown joined Stevenson's & Sons, later Moygashel, as ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/53

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/53

Sound Recording on Reel: Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mrs Bingham's husband worked in a draper's shop in East Belfast. He had always wante...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/08

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/08

Sound Recording on Reel: Weaver, Old Bleach. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Ramsay's house in Neillsbrook Park is built on the site of th...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/06

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/06

Sound Recording on Reel: Fitter - Combe Barbour & Mackies. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Albert Haslett 'The Shankill Poet' is best known f...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/25

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/25

Sound Recording on Reel: John S Brown. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The McMurray family originated in County Donegal. They were mixed farm...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/50

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/50

Sound Recording on Reel: Kirkpatricks. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Crawford joined Kirkpatrick's as an apprentice fitter in 1940. He c...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/38 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/38 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Spence Bryson. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: In his last year at Methody (1946), Mr Hanna saw a job advertised on ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/32 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/32 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Andrews. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Andrews family has a long association with the linen industry dating ba...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/52 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/52 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Ewarts Spinning. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr McCready describes Ewarts as 'The Family Firm'. His grandmother ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/27

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/27

Sound Recording on Reel: Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Waringstown was dominated by linen and farming. Tommy Harrison's mother worked for t...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/12 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/12 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: LIRA. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Ian Hamilton's family were flax farmers on both his father's and on his mother...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/36 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/36 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Moygashel Research. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: In 1944 Mr Brown joined Stevenson's & Sons, later Moygashel, as ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/15 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/15 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Factory Manager at Tavanagh, Lambeg, Rosebank, also Clendennings Print Works. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Regina...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/13

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/13

Sound Recording on Reel: Export sales - Ewarts. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Billy Adair would have liked to have remained at school and p...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/67 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/67 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Hamilton Robb, Robert Stewart, Hennings, Bairds, Clendinnings. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Lavery family liv...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/09 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/09 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Gee family originally ran a cotton dye works in Bolton - Lancashire. Dr Gee's fa...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/03 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/03 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Cowdy's Webbs, Milltown Bleaching. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Crory's family has a long association with the...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/17

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/17

Sound Recording on Reel: Falls Flax - Irish Linen Mills. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Trevor Boyd is the son of Austen Trevor Boyd and nep...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/18

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/18

Sound Recording on Reel: Lira. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Lowry Archibald completed a chemistry degree at Queen's University in 1956. He...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/38 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/38 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Spence Bryson. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: In his last year at Methody (1946), Mr Hanna saw a job advertised on ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/13

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/13

Sound Recording on Reel: Finishing and dispatch at Achesons. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: There were few family connections to the linen i...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/45 3 of 3

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/45 3 of 3

Sound Recording on Reel: Braidwater & Mackies. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr McConnell joined Braidwater in 1933 as a management trainee...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/09 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/09 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Belfast Tech, Lira, Lambeg Dyeing Company. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Gee family originally ran a cotton dy...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/02

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/02

Sound Recording on Reel: Costing - Ewarts, Brookfield & Lambeg Durham Street. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Job vacancies were routinely an...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/66

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/66

Sound Recording on Reel: Ravarnette Weaving, Lurgan Weaving Company, Windsor Factory, Bessbrook. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Like many ot...

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