Sunday, 12 September 2010

Millers Falls And St Magdalene

Here are my planes and spokeshaves when looked after you can make ribbons fly. In amongst them is an old treasure a, Millers Falls plane .
When I was young my Father worked in St Magdalene distillery .On occasion I would go in and see my Da, working the spirit safe and doing his stuff with the big copper stills.
I loved this place I can remember the sounds and scents of it all like it was yesterday.
In the distillery, there was an old carpenter called Neil Mccoll. even as a youngster , tools and workshops had my attention my father would take me in to see Neil when I was there .
Boy those days were good, its all gone now knocked down and Apartments built its place .Years later I was talking to a guy at work who told me he was married to Neil's granddaughter .
Small world, the next day he gave me an old Millers Falls plane which he was given but didn't use .
One that old Neil had used all those years ago in the distillery. I'm sure if he knew I was using it ,He'd be pleased :)Brian(:


  1. Hi Brian, that is so neat. using old tools and remebering the hands that held them before you.

  2. Yeah I remember those times well. Thanks for lookin in :)Brian(:

  3. I've enjoyed your site from the other side of the Atlantic.

    I've also noticed that you follow the "Happy Trappers" blog. What do you suppose has come of them?

  4. Brian, neat tools. i've got a bunch of old hammers, screw drivers more common stuff. though it was from family members . ken
    Leah says hello to all of you. thanks

  5. Hi Art ,thanks for looking in .Ive also been wondering about the Trappers , I hope all is well with them! :)Brian(:

  6. Hi Ken the old ones are the best. Hope your enjoying your new term at school Leah ,Matthew.Take care :)Brian(: