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Turf spade from Snaefell

Description: Turf (peat) spade. Broken single fayl. Blade screwed on. This spade was used by people from Narradale to dig turf on Snaefell.

Historically peat was the main fuel source for many Manx families but quickly fell out of favour when coal, imported from the UK, became widely available.

Materials: iron

Object name: Turf Spade

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1954-4903


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