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Living Linen was an oral history project in the 1990s and 2000s which conducted interviews with people who had worked in the linen industry in the 20th Century.

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Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/45 2 of 3

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/45 2 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_R00/29 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/29 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Hutchinson family ran a successful flax and yarn merchants business. B Capper & ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/39 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/39 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: R R Browne. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Acheson family had a few textile connections, and indeed Jeremy Ache...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/93

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/93

Sound Recording on Reel: Doagh, Gilford Mill, Ballievey, Blackstaff Wilson & Wood. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Kirkpatrick obtained a ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/77 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/77 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Crepe Weavers. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Mladeks come from Czechoslovakia and were prominent linen manufac...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/22 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/22 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Bleaching at Ballievey. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Cross family has had a long association with the linen i...

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_R01/57

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/57

Sound Recording on Reel: Ewarts - New Northern. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Major Harding's mother, Hope, was the eldest daughter of Sir ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/45 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/45 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Falls Flax, Hursts, Strand, Killyleagh. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr McCormick's first job in the linen indust...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/39 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/39 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Franklins and Fergusons. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Bauer family came from Wupetal a textile-producing regi...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/48 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/48 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Coalisland, Ewarts, Kinnaird Textiles. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Ferguson's grandfather - Christopher Beatt...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/39 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/39 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: R R Browne. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Acheson family had a few textile connections, and indeed Jeremy Ache...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/91 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/91 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Linen Thread Company. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: John Pim was taken on as a management trainee by the Linen Thr...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/60

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/60

Sound Recording on Reel: Jennymount & York Street. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mrs Baird's great-grandfather, Philip Johnston, founded Je...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/74

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/74

Sound Recording on Reel: Linen Thread Company, McCleery L'Amie. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr McKinnon studied chemistry at QUB. In 1949...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/83 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/83 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Lurgan Weaving Company, McCaw Allen's, James Crosbie & Company, John Shaw Brown, The Lurgan Linen Company. Library Transcript...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/71

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/71

Sound Recording on Reel: Mallusk Bleaching & Finishing Company. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: As an evacuee during WWII, Mr Bradshaw lived ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/78

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/78

Sound Recording on Reel: John Hanna. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mra Bell's father, William Graham, worked in Muckamore and later became ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/10 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/10 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Weaving Manager, New Northern, Ewarts, Blackstaff & Moygashel. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Adair was born and...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/09 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/09 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Guinness & Moygashel. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Slaine was born near Wellbrook and several family members w...

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_R00/44

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/44

Sound Recording on Reel: Hennings & Phoenix Weaving. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Fred Harrison's father, Joseph, joined Hennings as a man...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/39

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/39

Sound Recording on Reel: Titteringtons Flax. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Titterington's Grandfather, James, started the family flax an...

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_R02/05

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/05

Sound Recording on Reel: William Clark. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr McGonigle joined Clarks in 1949. During WWII, Clarks wove aero lin...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/57 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/57 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: York Street . Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Reade family were major share holders in York St. Mr Reades' grand...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/52 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/52 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Blackstaffs, Ewarts, Kirkpatrick, Flaxall, White House Fibre Dyeing. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr McInnes join...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/23

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/23

Sound Recording on Reel: Murphy Stevenson. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mrs Burns recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She was born in ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/91 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/91 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Linen Thread Company. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: John Pim was taken on as a management trainee by the Linen Thr...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/68 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/68 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Johnston Allen. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Johnston & Allen was formed in the 1880s by Carter Johnston's grandf...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/51 3 of 3

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/51 3 of 3

Sound Recording on Reel: Textile Testing House, Kinnaird Textiles, Irish Tapestry Company Carpets. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Grayson...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/92

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/92

Sound Recording on Reel: Doagh Spinning Company. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Lowry family ran a flax merchanting business (J F Lowry)...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/69

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/69

Sound Recording on Reel: Blacker's Mill. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Two generations ago a large number of Ulster families relied almost ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/37 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/37 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Living Linen. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: This recording was made at Cultra and deposited as part of the Living ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/41

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/41

Sound Recording on Reel: Devonshire Hemstitching Company . Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Coffey comes from farming stock in County Down....

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/86

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/86

Sound Recording on Reel: Blackstaff & Lamont. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Gillespie family were minor shareholders in Blackstaff. Mr ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/42

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/42

Sound Recording on Reel: Andrews. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mrs Orr's first job in the linen industry was in the Grove Mill. Her elder ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/64

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/64

Sound Recording on Reel: Blacker's Mill. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Ken McElwaine entered the linen industry late in life. He was educat...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/44

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/44

Sound Recording on Reel: Dunbar McMaster, Hazelbank. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Byrne's father was the fireman at Hazelbank weaving C...

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_R00/71

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/71

Sound Recording on Reel: York Street and Milliken White. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: At the age of 14 (1939), Mr Johnston joined York Str...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/58 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/58 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Hillsborough Linen Company, Belfast Damask Company, Belfast Linen Company, William Coulsen. Library Transcript: Transcript. S...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/11 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/11 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Managing Director, Ballievey; Manager Barbours. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Martin family has a long farming...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/03 1 of 3

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/03 1 of 3

Sound Recording on Reel: John S Brown, Hamilton McCleery, William Ron. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Haselden’s were originally cotton ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/50

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/50

Sound Recording on Reel: Textile Testing House, Rope Works, LTC. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr King's career in the textile industry sta...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/34 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/34 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Coalisland Weaving Company. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Coalisland Weaving Co was formed in 1868 as Stevenson an...

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_R02/20 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/20 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: James Mackie & Sons. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mackie’s was founded Mr Mackie’s great-grandfather - James. Mr ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/03

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/03

Sound Recording on Reel: Personal History, Ulster Weaving Company, marketing, sales and advertising in the United Kingdom. Library Transcript: Transcr...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/06

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/06

Sound Recording on Reel: Husband's work as Ewarts' Export Manager. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mrs Isobel Kerr herself worked for several...

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