A little bit of history

Today, a different type of outing for me, looking at a little history with a big story!

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The Ballymartin River

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The forge.

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The workshop.

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The millrace.

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The turbine, which is still in use and in working order after nearly 150 years!

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The walls of the original beetling mill.

A fascinating tour!  Well worth the visit!

Find out more at: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/pattersons-spade-mill

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “A little bit of history

    1. I felt at home in the forge and the workshop! I think I should return; I’m too old to take up blacksmithing but maybe there’s a poem to be written, even a drawing!

    1. Thanks for dropping by Josie! History, yes indeed, although they do still make and sell spades but not in the quantities of the past.

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