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Thread #151940   Message #3551454
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
21-Aug-13 - 01:28 PM
Thread Name: Linen Industry Songs
Subject: RE: Linen Industry Songs
Hilden Mill/Barbour Mill

It's hoped that a famous Ulster landmark will be given a new lease of life by a song from one of County Antrim's best known folk groups. Bakerloo Junction founder Noel McMaster has penned the nostalgic lyrics about the former Barbour Thread factory at Hilden Mill, the linen thread works established by Scotsman John Barbour in 1874.

They came off the buses they came off the train
They walked and they cycled in the wind and the rain
Two thousand in all through the gates they would go
Answering the call of the Barbour Mill horn
It's five minutes to eight we'd better move on
Got to get there by the eight o'clock horn