The Glenaden shirt factory at Trench Road is one of the very
few shirt factories still in existance today. These premises were
previously known as Welch Margetson who relocated from Carlisle Road
in the early 1980's from an old 5 storey building to a new purpose
built factory on one level which was more efficient and productive.
It was subsequently taken over by Coates Viyella PLC in the late 1980's.
It was then taken over by a management buy out in 2001.