Wednesday, November 15, 2006

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Ulster Towns Directory, 1910: Ballymena, County Antrim: "BALLYMENA, CO. ANTRIM
Twenty-seven and three-quarter miles from Belfast.
Urban District and an important Market and Manufacturing Town.
It is pleasantly situated two miles above the confluence of the Main and the Braid waters, and on the high road from Belfast to Londonderry. The water in the vicinity of the town being pure and abundant, there are many bleach greens in the neighbourhood. Has large flax-spinning, bleaching, dyeing, hemstitching, and embroidering works.
Area of urban district, 1,224 acres.
Population (1901 census), 10,886" . . .
Ulster Towns Directory 191o a work in progress

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