Online Talk on 9 September 2021, 7pm
'LINENOPOLIS', the story behind the nickname.
Between 1870 and 1914 Belfast was the city at the heart of Ireland’s undisputed reputation as the home of linen production, producing more linen than anywhere else in the world at the time. This reputation earned it the nickname ‘Linenopolis’ and in this 40 minute illustrated talk you will hear more about the importance of linen to the growth of the city, the flax plant which provided the yarn to weave the linen and the buildings where the cloth was made and traded.
You’ll also hear about the resurgence of interest in flax and linen in Northern Ireland today and exciting developments for the future. There'll be time for questions too.
I am delighted to be offering this event as part of the European Heritage Open Days 2021.
The talk will be delivered on Zoom and you can register for the event by clicking on the link below and signing up using my private Eventbrite listing. An email link will be emailed to you 2 hours before the talk begins.