Tuesday! An amazing day for us in our search! After getting up and
eating breakfast, we walked around town some, then called
Nat to see if he wanted to go with us to look for the Young and Sittlington
houses. He did. I also was having serious second thoughts about Harvey's Mill
being the linen mill.
The only thing we had to go by to tell us if Harvey's Mill was the right mill or not was a printout
from a webpage about Young family history. The page had pictures of the two houses
(Young's and Sittlington's) and the linen
mill taken in black and white in the 1920s. I had looked at Harvey's Mill while we were there
the day before, and even
imagining the trees and other vegetation around it gone, I couldn't convince myself this picture we had was
taken of Harvey's Mill. In addition, the notes on the webpage said the mill
was on the Larne River, which this one was not. And the houses were in an area
called Ballygowan, a good number of miles away from Harvey's Mill, which is in Kilwaughter.
I thought that if I had owned a mill, I would
have wanted my house to be near it, and the location given for the houses was a
serious walk from Harvey's Mill. So, these things were bothering me about
Harvey's Mill being the linen mill. However, Harvey's Mill was the mill from which
Nat's father had obtained the wood from which he built dulcimers, so I was
happy to have the pictures I had taken, and happy to have had the opportunity
to visit and walk around in this place.
The short story for this page is that we miraculously found the Young house
and the linen mill, met the people who lived in the house, and took
pictures of both the house and the mill. We did not go on to find Sittlington's house.
time. Below are some pictures of the Young house and linen mill. More can be seen
That night, knowing we had found the Young's House and the linen mill, we joyously ate supper
with Nat and Stella, then went out to Carnfunock
Country Park for a walk. The park and gardens were very nice and were relaxing.
Then back to the Derrin Guest House and to bed! The next day we would leave for Cork.
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