Wile Carding Mill Museum
|Record #: TOB0104||Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016||Last Full Update: 22 Dec 2013|
|Where To Find Us||
242 Victoria Rd
|Areas Served||South Shore Region|
|Mailing Address||c/o DesBrisay Museum
60 Pleasant St
Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9
|Description & Services|
|Information||From 1860 to 1968, this water-powered mill lightened the workload for Nova Scotian farm families by carding a week’s worth of wool in one hour. See the very machine that revolutionized carding in the area and imagine the clatter as it prepared wool for bedding and spinning.
Step outside and picture the line of ox carts that would wait patiently as women operators processed loads of sheep fleece. Wile Carding Mill’s overshot waterwheel still turns in its tranquil setting on Sandy Brook, a reminder of a once vibrant industrial centre.
|Hours||Open Seasonally: June 1 - September 17|
|Tags||Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Visual Arts|