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Ireland 1991 - 2 - 3

Birr Fabrics went into liquidation and following Harry Straker's visit to assess its worth, the bid for its assets made by John Holdsworth & Co Ltd was successful in December 1991.

David Holdsworth's first visit was from Thu. 30 Jan 1992 - Tue. 4 Feb 1992.
Second visit, with Harry Straker and Steve Dixon was from Sun. 17 Jan 1993 - Tue. 2 Feb 1993.
Third visit, with Scott Potter and Teresa Quinn, Thu. 11 Feb - Thu 25 Feb 1993.
Fourth visit 14 March - 16 March 1993 with Dereck Bradley, Scott Potter, Teresa Quinn and Helen Cooper.
Fifth visit 17 March - 19 March 1993 with Steve Dixon, Scott Potter and joined later by Michael Holdsworth and Harry Straker.


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Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Harry Straker on the Ferry
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Harry Straker on the Ferry
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Harry Straker checking the fabric stock
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Sectional warping machine
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
Harry Straker
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
The office building with the factory to the rear
Dec 1991
Birr Fabrics, Ireland, 1991
Assessing Birr Fabrics
The office building
Dec 1991

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DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
Waiting to be weighed at the ferry terminal
with Discovery J40DWH and Ifor Williams trailer
Hollyhead, 30 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The news from the weighbridge: 3,500kg
Hollyhead, 30 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
A view of the small port town of Hollyhead
Hollyhead, 30 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
On board the ferry, ready to set to sea
Hollyhead, 30 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
Under way, leaving port
Hollyhead, 30 Jan 1992
Returning from Birr, February 1992
Returning - At Dun Loughaire,
4 February 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The wiring in the factory was 'shocking'
Birr, 31 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The condition we found the electical switchgear
Birr, 31 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
This was accessible to all personnel; clearly unsafe
Birr, 31 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The heating was no better
In summary all factory services needed renewing;
heating, lighting, and wiring.
Birr, 31 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The Danish boiler was a good model
but through neglect it simply didn't work
Birr, 31 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
And it was freezing cold and damp throughout
Birr, 31 Jan 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
On Saturday afternoon I drove up to the Slieve Bloom
mountains, which are nearby to Birr
Birr, 1 Feb 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
and took some photographs of my new car
which I had owned by then just one week.
Birr, 1 Feb 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
As I drove around Ireland, I received
many compliments on the vehicle.
Birr, 1 Feb 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
It was dependable; and served me well for 10 years
and I very soon added 7-inch Hella QI spotlights
Birr, 1 Feb 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
A good work-horse and family vehicle
and it did not hang about.
Birr, 1 Feb 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
Birr Castle Gardens and Giant Telescope
are a must-see for any visitor to Birr.
Birr, 2 Feb 1992
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The castle is home of the Earl of Rosse.
Birr, 2 Feb 1992 Birr Castle is a large castle in the town of Birr in County Offaly, Ireland. It is home of the seventh Earl of Rosse, and as such the residential areas of the castle are not open the public
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The Giant Telescope
Birr, 2 Feb 1992 After the 3rd earl's death in 1908, the telescope fell into disrepair; the mirror was taken to the Science Museum in London, and circa 1914 the telescope's metal supporting structure was melted down to be used in the First World War
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
Birr Castle, home to William Parsons, 7th Earl Rosse
Birr, 2 Feb 1992 There has been a castle on the site since 1170, and from the 14th to the 17th century the O'Carroll family ruled from here over an area known as "Ely O'Carroll"
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The Giant Telescope
Birr, 2 Feb 1992 A main feature on the grounds of the castle is the "Great Telescope" or Leviathan (aka The Rosse Telescope) of the third Earl of Rosse, an astronomical telescope with a 183-cm (72 in) reflector. It was completed in 1845 and was used for several decades before the last observations were made in the first years of the 20th century. Its record size was not surpassed until the completion of the 254-cm (100-in) Hooker Telescope in 1917. It was dismantled in 1914, but was restored in the 1990s and is open to the public.
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The Gardens
Birr, 2 Feb 1992 Laurence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse and his mother were eminent photographers and her darkroom, which is also on show, is believed to be the oldest surviving example in the world.
The grounds of the castle contain the oldest wrought-iron bridge in Ireland, dating from 1820.
The walled gardens in the grounds feature Box Hedges that are over 300 years old. They are also, according to The Guinness Book of Records, the tallest hedge in the world.
DWH visiting Birr Fabrics, Jan 1992
The Gardens
Birr, 2 Feb 1992

with Harry Straker and Steve Dixon

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Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Jan 1993
David Holdsworth, Steve Dixon, Harry Straker
at dinner in the County Arms Hotel
Birr, Jan 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Jan 1993
David's Birthday Lunch
Harry Straker, David Holdsworth, Steve Dixon
with the men at the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Jan 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Jan 1993
The Factory Entrance from the Office Block
Shannon Velours, Birr, Jan 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Jan 1993
The Factory Floor
Shannon Velours, Birr, Jan 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Jan 1993
The Factory Workshop
Shannon Velours, Birr, Jan 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Jan 1993
The air-strip in Birr
Birr, Jan 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Jan 1993
The air-strip in Birr
Birr, Jan 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Jan 1993
The air-strip in Birr
Birr, Jan 1993

with Scott Potter and Teresa Quinn
We had the first loom threaded up, and running on Friday 19th February.

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Taking the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire, 11 Feb 1993
Scott and Teresa
On the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire
11 Feb 1993
Taking the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire, 11 Feb 1993
Scott and David
On the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire
11 Feb 1993
Taking the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire, 11 Feb 1993
A Coastguard helicopter came to say Hi
On the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire
11 Feb 1993
Taking the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire, 11 Feb 1993
Teresa and Scott in front of the helicopter
On the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire
11 Feb 1993
Taking the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire, 11 Feb 1993
Scott in front of the helicopter
On the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire
11 Feb 1993
Taking the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire, 11 Feb 1993
David and Scott in front of the helicopter
On the Ferry, Hollyhead - Dun Loughaire
11 Feb 1993
Ireland, Feb 1993
On our way to visit a local village at the weekend
turbo hose was loose, so slight loss in power
Ireland, Feb 1993
Ireland, Feb 1993
Teresa decides I might as well try and thumb a lift
if these boys don't get it fixed soon!
Ireland, Feb 1993
Ireland, Feb 1993
All packed and ready for return journey
Ireland, 24 Feb 1993
Ireland, Feb 1993
David and Scott; both very tired
On the Ferry to Holyhead, 25 Feb 1993
Ireland, Feb 1993
Teresa Quinn
On the Ferry to Holyhead, 25 Feb 1993
Ireland, Feb 1993
Teresa Quinn
On the Ferry to Holyhead, 25 Feb 1993
Ireland, Feb 1993
David Holdsworth
On the Ferry to Holyhead, 25 Feb 1993
Ireland, Feb 1993
Teresa Quinn
On the Ferry to Holyhead, 25 Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The first job was to get rid of a big eye-sore
the axle-less trailer on the roof, used as a warehouse
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
I had left instructions for it to be emptied
but found that it still contained stock
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
During the day I took 3 loads of fabric
to the tip in the Ifor Williams Trailer.
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The ultimate super-hero
I think I can fly!
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Don't we do some daft things when we're young!
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Teresa, having completed the creels and
threading-up, proceeded with preparing lingoes
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Teresa, preparing lingoes
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The damp, cold workshop
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Workshop
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Workshop
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Factory Floor
With first looms ready for production
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The wash-room with this amazing sink
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The factory entrance with time clock
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The Finishing Room
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Finishing Machine
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Jacquard-Card Lacing Machine
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Approaching the Factory towards Birr
with new-built houses nearby
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
worse still, there is a plot for another
new house right up against the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The Factory and Offices
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
View of the houses nearby
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The Office Building
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The entrance, to the right of the building
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
On the left of the main building
the oil tank and yarn preparation rooms
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The Prestigious Office Building
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
A view from the left hand side
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
A view along the frontage
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
A view from the right hand side
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Teresa, still at it; preparing lingoes
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Teresa, a never-ending task
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machines in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The rear of the factory
showing the repositioned trailer
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Loom weights and empty warp beams in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
All-sorts stored in the side buildings
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machine Parts in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machine Parts in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Machine Parts in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Boxes of worthless yarn in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The sectional warping machine in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The roof 'patio' after the trailer was removed
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The roof 'patio' - quite a large area
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Plenty of roof-lights over the flat roof, providing
natural daylight in work-rooms & passageways
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
One of the offices upstairs
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The same office looking towards the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The main entrance to the building
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The entrance hallway
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The Finishing Room to the right
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The workers entrance route
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The factory floor straight ahead
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The first four sets of creels already threaded
by Teresa Quinn and David Holdsworth
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Looms rewired and being loomed-in
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
New electrical control panel, new motor
new factory heater, and electrical trunking.
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The first loom to start production
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Steve Dixon installing more lighting and cables
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
View along the back of the creels,
clear curtain to keep warmth in working area
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The electrical switch-room after re-wiring
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The first 6 looms with Scott Potter assisting
Steve Dixon with installing cables and trunking.
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Work in progress on the looms and factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Work in progress on the looms and factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Steam-cleaning the greasy looms and floor
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Steam-cleaning the greasy looms and floor
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Steam-cleaning the greasy looms and floor
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Steam-cleaning the greasy looms and floor
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The far-end of the factory floor
with good access through the roller-door.
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
View of factory floor from roller door
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
View of factory floor from roller door
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
View along the factory floor towards offices
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Row of Wilson and Longbottom Looms
in a sad state of repair
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Scott Potter removing old wiring and parts
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Looms ready for undergoing refurbishment
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Looms ready for undergoing refurbishment
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Looms ready for undergoing refurbishment
along with sets of creels ready for erecting.
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
Looms ready for undergoing refurbishment
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The doorway from the factory floor
through to the warp preparation area.
and yarn stores
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993
Shannon Velours, ex Birr Fabrics, Feb 1993
The last two looms in the factory
Shannon Velours, Birr, Feb 1993

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