Unit 3- The Linen Industry in Northern Ireland
Watch the following news video clips to find out more about the origin and changing times of the Herdman linen factory in Sion Mills. Ask the class to create a timeline detailing the major events in the history of the firm. Challenge pupils to identify the reasons why jobs in the linen industry have disappeared from Northern Ireland and to research how this has affected the buildings associated with the industry.
- BBC Primary Focus the Textile Industry - Sion Mills
- BBC Newsline: Herdman's factory in Sion Mills Closes
- BBC Newsline: Restoration of Herdman's factory in Sion Mills