H5758 : My grandad's "Oul turf spade", Errigle

taken 10 years ago, near to Garvaghy, Northern Ireland

My grandad's "Oul turf spade", Errigle
My grandad's "Oul turf spade", Errigle
This is the spade that survived a fire in an outhouse in April, 1962, besides being about 70 -80 years old, it is a for a right-footed person, which my grandfather was. It is more usual for people to be left footed just like the majority of persons are right-handed.

You can see the blackened shaft on the spade which would have been made locally and it was nearly destroyed in a fire here H5758 : The General Purpose House, Errigle The ironic thing is that there is no turf to cut in the bog now, as a plantation of trees has been growing there for the last 30 - 40 years
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 November, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 November, 2008
Category
Memorabilia   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 5738 5855 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.3314N 7:6.9421W
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Irish: geotagged! H 574 585
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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