In the course of this year our head book-keeper, Robert Johnston, discovered a serious case of fraud by the railway company’s agent in Upperlands. It was conducted as follows: The freight on all cases and bales was charged to William Clark & Sons at a very much higher figure than the correct weights, e.g. a box or case weighing, say, 10 cwt. Griffith's Revision Books for the Townland of Tirgarvil. Some of Clarks of Upperlands beetling mills and associated workmen's houses were located within the adjoining townland of Tirgarvil. In these buildings were confined to the plot of land in Tirgarvil numbered 5B. Over the following century, younger generations of Upperlands textile-masters adapted their know-how to the full range of natural and synthetic fibres, including cotton and linen fabric, finding markets and partners in every corner of the world. Today, the flame lit by the Clark pioneers is still burning bright. The village of Upperlands is partly in the townland of Upperland and partly in the townland of Tirgarvil. The river Clady which flows through the area was a very important source of power to the beetling mills of the linen firm of Clarks of Upperlands who were responsible for the establishment of the village during the nineteenth century.
A period which saw increased murders and salary cuts across the UK linen industry. For the Clarks of Maghera there was an air that possibly this could mark the end for the mills and time to emigrate. Not wanting to be displaced from their Upperlands home or disappoint the many who relied on the mill for employment the Clarks remained strong. Upperlands Fabrics by William Clark. The debut print collection from William Clark was inspired by the magnificence of water and how instrumental it has been for the linen industry. Particularly focussing on the impact and life that this vital element has brought to Upperlands, this collection explores how early pioneers of technology harnessed. William Clark & Sons, Maghera, Down, United Kingdom. likes 1 talking about this 11 were here. We use years’ textile experience to produce exceptional, traditional fabric and to develop. The conservation of rare books, manuscripts and parchment charters, the preparation of printed and manuscript volumes for exhibition and the making of book cradles for display represents much of my work, but concentrating on box making in the early years means it is still the back bone of my business and the range of designs I now make has.
Clarks International Registered Office: 40 High Street, Street, Somerset BA16 0EQ. Company Registration Number: VAT Number: GB 63 #OriginalsCreate Terms & conditions. Clarks of Upperlands who owned the linen mills in Upperlands had begun building houses for their workers in the s and the Armstrong family were living in one of those houses in The house was slated, had 4 front windows book, Linen on the Green. On page 94 he points to the increased demand for linen due to the outbreak of the. Upperlands is now the only place in Ireland where that process continues on a commercial basis. While the Clarks were beetling cloth, their neighbours, the Thomsons, were bleaching linen, and. Guest Book/Memories Sources The Database Definitions, Phrases and Acknowledgements Ennish Flax mill. flax mill Textiles Dungiven. Clarks of Upperlands. Flax Visitor Centre Upperlands. fergusons irish linen. Lisburn Linen Museum. Wellbrook Beetling mill. Mossley mill museum. Dundonald Old Mill.