A little bit of history

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


The Ballymartin River



The forge.


The workshop.


The millrace.


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



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





6 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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