Friday 9 November 2012

Book Launch: Linen Houses of Antrim and N Down

The launch of a new book – The Linen Houses of County Antrim and North County Down, by Dr Kathleen Rankin MBE – will be held on Wednesday 21 November in the Christchurch Library, Belfast Academical Institute, College Square East, Belfast, at 7pm.

The book provides an illustrated and informed commentary on the major linen families and their magnificent houses in County Antrim and north County Down. The images – exterior views of the actual houses, interior scenes of the stately rooms and portraits of their owners, many selected from private collections of the families themselves – present tantalising and poignant glimpses of a bygone age, when Belfast was justifiably known as ‘Linenopolis’.

The Guest Speaker at the launch will be Dr W H Crawford.

Advise the UHF if you're planning to attend.

You can order the book (£24.99) through BooksIreland.