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Patterson's Spade Mill
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This unique sole-survivor of the water mills used to manufacture spades was built in 1919. Five generations of Pattersons worked in the mill until 1990. A tour of the mill shows the various stages in the traditional manufacture of spades, entirely handmade by two craftsmen: the furnace to heat the metal ingot, the sloping sledgehammer to shape the metal plate before tempering and sharpening, the riveting of the plate to the handle and, finally, painting.
- Address : 751 Antrim Road - Templepatrick GB - Templepatrick BT39BT39Templepatrick
- Phone : 02894433619
Opening hours :
- Accessible to people of restricted mobility (wheelchair available on request) - guided visits: Jun-Aug: 2pm-6pm; Apr-May and Sep: w.-ends and bank hols 2pm-6pm.