Coffee and 'the bars' at shirt
FORMER shirt factory
workers are being invited to share their memories at
the latest in a series of free coffee mornings at
Derry's Tower Museum this Friday.
The shirt factory era had a pivotal impact in
shaping the economic and social fabric of Derry,
Donegal and the North West over the last two
An image of a Derry shirt factory of
old and its workers.
education officer Ronan McConnell urged people
including former shirt factory workers and wider
public to avail of the opportunity to learn more
about the period.
“Derry City and Strabane District Council Museums
Service holds a vast collection of objects,
documents and memorabilia which help to tell the
story of the generations of women, men and children
who worked in the factories.
“We would especially like to extend an invitation to
former factory workers to share their stories and
experiences or just sit back with a cup of tea and
enjoy the bars," he said.
The Tower Museum’s coffee mornings are designed to
encourage "healthy reminiscence and discussion using
the museum collections as a base for conversation".
The event takes place on November 25, 2016 from 10am
to 11.30am and admission is free.