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Hilden Mill in the Snow c.1985

Lisburn Advent Calendar 2016 – Day 25: Hilden in the Snow, Neil Shawcross

Hilden Mill in the Snow c.1985

Neil Shawcross, RUA, RHA (b.1940), Hilden Mill in the Snow c.1985

Oil on canvas
ILC&LM collection 2016
© The artist

This picture was inspired by the artist seeing the red brick mass of Hilden Mill vividly set against the white of surrounding snow.
Linen thread-making was established at the Plantation, Lisburn in 1784.  By the late-19th century Barbour’s Hilden Mill was reputedly the largest
linen-thread works in the world. Production ceased in 2006.

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