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"A Life in Linen" - In Conversation with Irvine Devitt
I was recently asked to conduct an interview for the Belfast Community tv station NVTV. I had the opportunity to meet and chat to Irvine Devitt, a former director of William Ewart & Sons Ltd, at one time the foremost linen producer in Northern Ireland.
After studying French and German at Queen's University Belfast, Irvine joined the company as a clerical assistant in the sales department. In our conversation he describes how he was quickly thrown into the deep end of the sales industry experiencing a life of travelling the world in the 1950s and 60s.
Here is a link to the programme: