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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_R99/15 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/15 1 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_R00/60

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/60

Sound Recording on Reel: Testing House. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Perioli family has strong links with the textile industry. Mrs Pe...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/08

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/08

Sound Recording on Reel: Personal background and work as a director/senior manager with Ballievey, Ulster Weavers & Ewart Liddel. Library Transcript: ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/07

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/07

Sound Recording on Reel: Work in Ballievey as a Stentino? Supervisor. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Matchett was born in Banbridge, of f...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/35

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/35

Sound Recording on Reel: Moygashel Garments. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Walmsley entered the garment division of Moygashel in 1952. T...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/49 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/49 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Johnston Allen & Clandinnings. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Johnston Allen was formed in 1868. The founder, James...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/46

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/46

Sound Recording on Reel: Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Cooke's great-grandfather, Alexander, worked very closely with Sir John Preston (...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/16 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/16 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Design and product development - William Adams, Ewarts, Blackstaff & Ulster Weavers. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary:...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/43 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/43 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Braidwater, Prospect & Andrews. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: In 1951 Matt Smyth joined Braidwater spinning mill i...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/03 2 of 3

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/03 2 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_R02/30 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/30 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Edenderry Mill; Thomas Sintons. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Noble joined Edenderry mill in 1969. He learned a...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/13

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/13

Sound Recording on Reel: Francis Dinsmore. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Templemoyle was established in 1791 by Alexander Brown and was con...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/03 3 of 3

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/03 3 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_R02/10

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/10

Sound Recording on Reel: Guinness & Coalisland Weaving. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Suitors lived right beside John Gunnings weaving ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/59 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/59 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Johnston Allen, Greenmount & Boyne, Spence Bryson, Clendinnings, R&A Irwin. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Although...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/23

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/23

Sound Recording on Reel: Spinning & Twisting - Greeves & Ross; night shift. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Healy's mother was a doffing mist...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/15 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/15 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Wolfhill, Greeves, Bessbrook, Doagh, Ulster Spinners. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Greer joined Ewarts in 1938...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/36

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/36

Sound Recording on Reel: MaKinney & Company; Henry Taylor. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Wallace's father, Eric Wilfred Wallace, took ov...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/42

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/42

Sound Recording on Reel: Hamilton Robb. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The linen weaving industry dominated employment market in Portadown i...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/58

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/58

Sound Recording on Reel: Ewart Property Development. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Henderson is married to Primrose Forrest, daughter of...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/81

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/81

Sound Recording on Reel: Grove Weaving. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mrs Haldane's great-grandfather on her father's side, was a farmer in...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/84 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/84 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: York Street, Blackstaff, W D Hazelton Thomas, Somerset, Bownlow Textiles. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr McBride...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/70 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/70 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: York Street (Thread), Jennymount, Island, Campbells, Hilden. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: George Kennedy joined Y...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/73

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/73

Sound Recording on Reel: Ulster Weavers UK. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Harle's father-in-law, Brian Shaw, was a main board Director o...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/17

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/17

Sound Recording on Reel: W D Hazeltons, RSD, Spence Bryson. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Mullan joined Richardsons Sons & Owden (RSO) i...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/10 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/10 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Kilwee Bleach, Glenmore Bleach. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Canning joined Kilwee Bleaching Company, which wa...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/15

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/15

Sound Recording on Reel: Murphy Stevenson. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Weatherall's maternal grandfather was a foreman tenter in Murph...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/92

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/92

Sound Recording on Reel: Paul Costelloe. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Paul Costelloe was born in Dublin. He studied and trained in France,...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/70 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/70 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: George Kennedy joined York St Threads in 1947. The thread works had been moved to Un...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/76

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/76

Sound Recording on Reel: Spence Bryson. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Bryson's grandfather (John Bell Bryson) formed Spence Bryson with ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/15 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/15 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Manager at Whitehouse Spinning, Blackstaff, Lurgan Weaving & Flaxall. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Sydney's grand...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/16 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/16 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Whan family moved from Belfast to Dromore, after their house was destroyed in th...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/12

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/12

Sound Recording on Reel: Overseas sales - Spence Bryson. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Nicholls family originally came from Cornwall an...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/11

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/11

Sound Recording on Reel: Sales, RSO, York Street, Blackstaff, Irish Linen Mills, Irish Loom. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Stevenson fa...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/59

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/59

Sound Recording on Reel: John S Brown Design. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: After leaving the Belfast Art School Miss Grey joined the damas...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/64

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/64

Sound Recording on Reel: Kirkpatrick Bros. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Kirkpatrick Bros was formed in c1910 by Miss Kirkpatrick's grandfa...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/14 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R00/14 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Achesons. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The firm of David Acheson Ltd (originally Acheson Smith) was founded about...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/61 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/61 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Sintons, William Kirk, Jennymount, Courtaulds. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Like his father and grandfather befor...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/54

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/54

Sound Recording on Reel: Lira. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Gray's grandfather, Wm Wallace Moffett, served his apprenticeship at McCrum...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/25 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/25 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Thomas Sinton. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr McCommons applied for work to Dunbar McMaster and Sinton's when he...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/43

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/43

Sound Recording on Reel: York Street. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Graingers are a prominent Ulster family involved with dairy farming...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/07

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/07

Sound Recording on Reel: Sperrin Textiles & William Clark. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Cole’s grandfather arrived in Upperlands in the...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/31

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/31

Sound Recording on Reel: Mourne Linen Company, Robert Uprichard, Seawright Douglas. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr Turtle was born in War...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/19 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R99/19 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Flax Farming - Bleach Green, Managing and Trade Union at Ballievey. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Burns family...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/46 1 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/46 1 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: William Ross. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Grant family has strong textile credentials. Mr Grant's father wor...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/94 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R01/94 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: H J McBride, Whiteabbey Bleach, Ewarts, Glenbank. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Sam joined Hydepark Bleach Works ...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/55 2 of 2

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/55 2 of 2

Sound Recording on Reel: Anderson McAuley, Bank Buildings, John Lewis. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr McCullough's uncle, George, was a D...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/42

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/42

Sound Recording on Reel: Flax farming and scutching. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: Mr O'Neill is the third generation of his family to have...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/26

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/26

Sound Recording on Reel: William Adams, Old Bleach, J S Brown, Lambeg Weaving, Victoria Weaving, Ulster Weavers. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summa...

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/49

Living Linen Interview LL2_R02/49

Sound Recording on Reel: Portadown Weaving Company. Library Transcript: Transcript. Summary: The Greeves' family association with the textile industry...

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