Ewart's former linen Mill

The Crumlin Road is famous for a number of old mill buildings that used to employ thousands of local girls and women as spinners, weavers and workers.

These include the Ewart Mill, built for William Ewart, who was a cotton trader and politician who switched his interests to the production of linen, which at the time became the leading industry in the city.

Another local mill, Edenderry Mill, which dates back to Victorian times, has been converted into an apartment complex consisting of 55 flats.

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